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Color of the Year for 2018?

Brian Dunning - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pantone has announced their choice for 2018 color of the year. "Ultra Violet" is described as "romantic, provocative, thoughtful" and the color of royalty. This color choice affects everything from paint and fabric to fashion and most importantly to weddings. Compliment "Ultra Violet" with grays, browns and greens as a neutral or choose a bit more subdued purple for a great look. Of course Mother Nature offers an array of shades of purple to compliment your look. Th "I.H." gardens display a variety of shades of purple, especially in summer and fall. We can't wait to see the options. 

Garden Wedding Ceremony...invitation tip

Brian Dunning - Saturday, January 20, 2018

When having a Garden Wedding Ceremony at Independence Harbor, we suggest your wedding invitations say "Ceremony in the Garden of Independence Harbor". This will allow your guests to dress appropriately.

Head Table, Shapes and Sizes

Brian Dunning - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Designing your head table? The Head Table at your wedding reception can be of a variety of shapes and sizes. A "Sweetheart" table for just the two of you is one of our most frequently selected designs. The more traditional rectangular Head Table can be selected for up to twenty members of your wedding party. Some couples elect to be seated at a traditional round guest table (60" diameter), and be seated with friends and/or family. 

Music for your Garden Wedding Ceremony

Brian Dunning - Friday, January 19, 2018

Independence Harbor provides a variety of traditional music selections for your Garden Wedding Ceremony. If you prefer other music, just provide us with CDs, and we will play the songs of your choice. Our outside sound system speakers are located throughout the gardens so that your music and speaking program can be heard by all of your guests.

Guests with special dietary needs

Brian Dunning - Friday, January 19, 2018

Do you have wedding guests with special dietary needs? Independence Harbor can accommodate most special meal requirements due to food allergies. Please provide notification to Connie or Anne at least three weeks before your wedding.