Grape Arbor Ceremony, Tent Reception, Wedding

Dan & Alex

One of our many outdoor photo locations

Dan & Alex were my beautiful California ┬ácouple. My first contact with Dan consisted of “you’re calling from where?” “Yes, I’m in California and yes it is sunny” was his response. When I asked why he chose Tarrywile it was because of the romance surrounding the Mansion, also that they could use a relative for catering and tent rental and most of all because it was a central point for family and friends. I find a good number of my couples choose Tarrywile Mansion as their venue because we are a centralized location for families coming from New England, New York, New Jersey and the Carolina’s.

I was also happy that their wedding was scheduled for a Friday, this gave me a chance to see the couple and the wedding party before I left the office at 3:30 pm. Most of the events at the Mansion are scheduled for weekends and I am only allowed to work during the week so I count on the brides to send me photo’s from the wedding and the reception to see how it all went. As you see from the photo’s I posted everything went exceptionally well, the groom was charming and happy and the bride was radiant.

Wedding party photo's in the Conservatory
Girls only on the Lily Pond Porch

Alex and her ladies enjoyed getting ready for the ceremony in the brides room then moving over to our Lily Pond Porch for a group photo. The matching dressing robes were a nice touch from the bride. Our brides room offer you the perfect place for that special time before the ceremony where it’s women only. It’s a time to share memories, wishes and dreams of the future while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided by your caterer.

From the beginning Dan & Alex wanted an outdoor tent reception, they fell in love with the grounds and wanted their guests to share in the beauty. They also wanted all of their guests to be seated in the same area therefore a tent reception was their only option. It was such a pleasure working with Dan and Alex during the planning process, the long distance planning proved to be no problem for either party.