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Floral Bridesmaids Dresses

Brian Dunning - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Consider printed botanical bridesmaids gowns for your spring or summer wedding. Florals offer a multitude of color choices and...a dress "your girls" can actually wear again! Gorgeous!


Brian Dunning - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Valentine's Day is just a week away...February 14th! Why not begin your Valentine Celebration With Independence Harbor's Valentines Brunch  on Sunday, February 11th! A great way to remember your wedding day or to plan a future event. All Valentines invited! Call 800-287-8300 or 508-644-225 for reservations. 

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.

Trends for 2018

Brian Dunning - Friday, December 29, 2017

White, Off-white, Ivory or Champagne. Whatever color suits you, the trends for 2018 are vintage inspired. Oversized bows, long lace sleeves, capes, and non-traditional layered jewelry (such as multi strings of pearls) are everywhere.

Dreaming of Spring

Brian Dunning - Friday, December 29, 2017

If you are planning your wedding for 2018, this is the PERFECT time to get started. Family and friends are close by during the holidays to confirm dates and help you with the details. Our springtime weddings offer gardens of endless daffodills in April, tulips in May, and stunning flowering trees and bushes creating limitless color and beauty. Call us today to ask about Springtime Wedding Savings for 2018. An absolutely beautiful time of year for your wedding and at significant savings.


Brian Dunning - Friday, December 15, 2017

Color! Color! Color!

Pantone Institute which forecasts current and future color trends, affects everything from fashion to home decor to wedding colors.

After naming "Greenery" the 2017 color of the year, the 2018 Spring forecast is out. Neutrals for 2018 include "Warm Sand", "Coconut Milk", "Sailor Blue", and "Harbor Mist". The Spring season will include bright tones mixed with powdery shades of color.
Independence Harbor offers 20 different napkin colors at no added charge to compliment your decor and help you stay "on trend".