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June Weddings at Independence Harbor

Brian Dunning - Monday, June 25, 2018
Spring and Summer bring an amazing array of colors and structure to the "I.H." gardens. June is an exciting burst of beauty, from the gorgeous peonies in whites and reds and all shades of pinks, to orange poppies and purple and white and lavender iris. The cheerful shasta daisies and bright yellow stella d'oro lillies are complimented by the more than 12,000 impatiens and begonias and coleus and petunias and cleome and so many more bedding plants that are added to the perennial gardens in mid May. If you are considering a spring or summer wedding, now is the time to schedule a tour.

The Bride's Bouquet

Brian Dunning - Monday, June 25, 2018
Meghan Markle, the new Dutchess of Sussex, carried a simple but gorgeous bouquet for her wedding. Incorporated were an all white arrangement of sweet pea, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia. Keeping with the tradition of all royal weddings, a sprig of myrtle was added for good luck. The all white scheme complimented the simplicity of her gown perfectly. Why not consider an all white bouquet for your wedding? There are a multitude of whites and creams to choose from at this time of year.

The Royal Wedding

Brian Dunning - Monday, June 25, 2018
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were married on Saturday, May 19th at Windsor Castle. Meghan's amazing dress (a well guarded secret) was jaw dropping. The dress was classic elegance, complimented by a sixteen foot veil that was a show stopper of hand embroidered silk featuring the 53 countries of the British Commonwealth, and topped with a tiara loaned by her majesty. Harry whispered "You look amazing!" after her walk down the aisle escorted by Prince Charles the Father of the Groom. For a wedding gift, the Queen bestowed the title of Duke and Dutchess of Sussex on the happy couple. Congratulations Meghan and Harry!

Speaking of Invitations...

Brian Dunning - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Here are some of the latest trends that we are seeing in invitations. Essentially, the style of your invitation sets the tone for your wedding.

Try dreamy Watercolor borders giving a fresh modern look, Landscapes offering hand drawn watercolor pics of your wedding location, Ombre offers a super modern different look with shades of your color palate and the always popular Monogram using a stylized combination of your names...or keep it simple and punch it up with gorgeous lined envelopes with a pattern that represents the two of you.

Invitation Language

Brian Dunning - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Having your ceremony at "I.H."? Your invitation should state the time that the ceremony begins. For example, if your wedding is a Saturday Night (6:30PM to Midnight), your invitation should read "Ceremony in the Gardens at 6:30PM at Independence Harbor". Just as at a church, your guests will arrive 15 or 20 minutes ahead of time, giving ample time to be seated, and for the Ceremony to begin on time. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.  

Wedding Invitations:
Pearl Vines Invitation


Brian Dunning - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Independence Harbor is now offering 2018 Spring and Summer Special Wedding Savings Dates.Reduced guest minimums, Free facility rental, and Winter pricing ( our lowest pricing schedule), offer considerable savings. Complimentary state of the art "Uplighting" and even some dates offering a "First Look Photo Hour" and your choice of event hours. Let our experienced team help you plan your 2018 wedding, and experience the Magic of Independence Harbor on a budget. Hurry, date availability changes quickly and frequently!

Spring At Last!

Brian Dunning - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

It was a long wait for Spring, but it is finally here!The wedding season is in full swing and our spring grounds are gorgeous...spectacular daffodills, fragrant hyacinths and early tulips welcome all guests. The flowering trees are poised to bloom, and we are fully prepared for your outdoor ceremony in our gardens. The deck is buzzing with wedding guests as I write this blog, enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on this sunny Saturday afternoon. April is a great month for an Independence Harbor Wedding....and for a bonus....April weddings offer discounted pricing! 

Stanley Cup...Cake?

Brian Dunning - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Nicole and Chris were married in March at Independence Harbor. Both are huge Bruins fans and got engaged at the Winter Classic a couple years ago. It was only natural they would incorporate their beloved Bruins into their wedding. A black and gold color scheme and lots of fun touches including a Bruins game shirt for the guests to sign rather than the traditional guest book, and am amazing "Stanley Cup" wedding cake prepared by "A Piece of Cake" of Warwick, R.I.....so realistic you you would think it to be the real thing! Nicole was gorgeous in her white gown which hid her Bruins socks and sneakers. Congratulations Nicole and Chris. 

Get the Party Started!

Brian Dunning - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Choose our Independence Harbor "All Inclusive" wedding package. Get the party started by selecting one of our interactive stations such as the Mac n' Cheese Martini Bar with all the toppings and accented with hand carved food art. Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres on our sun deck overlooking the beautiful "I.H." Gardens, along with your favorite cocktail or choose a lemonade or iced tea from our deckside "Thirst Quencher Bar". Next up...a full service dinner or buffet dinner with Champagne Toast... and finish with an Ice Cream Sundae and Mousse Bar. Lots of different options to choose from...make your wedding uniquely yours. Your guests will give your wedding rave reviews!

Super Hero Wedding

Brian Dunning - Friday, March 23, 2018

This July, the super-hero wedding of the season will take place between Batman and Catwoman in Gotham City (I.H. was booked). Catwoman's/Selina's stunning wedding dress has been previewed, and it is gorgeous in black and white with dagger-like patterns, while Batman/Bruce Wayne will keep it classic wearing a tuxedo with tails. Holy Matrimony Batman!