Dear Karen and Blithewold team,
My husband, Nick and I celebrated our wedding Sunday 6/1/14 at Blithewold- our day was absolutely PERFECT and we have Blithewold to thank.
From the moment we laid eyes on Blithewold we fell in love. Karen, our introductory meeting with you was wonderful and when we were presented with the option of having our wedding day on the 100th year wedding anniversary of Marjorie and George- we were truly honored and speechless. Choosing Blithewold as the site of wedding ceremony and reception was a no-brainer.
Karen, through the months leading up to our wedding, you were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You always made yourself available and no detail was too small to discuss. You made our ideas a reality.
Our wedding day was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! The gardens were meticulous and full of color, the mansion was beautiful, and we are truly grateful for the access to the 100th year exhibit with Marjorie’s wedding dress, that is an experience we will never forget.
We were impressed with the poise and communication of you and Cara and the Blithewold staff during our wedding. Every detail was perfect. Our guests were so impressed and appreciative of being a part of our special day and Blithewold history-they said they had never been to such a beautiful and perfect wedding! And what a perfect sunset over the water!
Nick and I are beyond happy with our wedding day and total experience with Blithewold- it was truly perfect. We cannot wait to visit again!
Leanne and Nick Szwaja
Saturday, October 25
Capturing the Splendor of Nature: A Digital Photo Workshop at Blithewold, with Jan Armor
Sunday, October 26
Children's Pumpkin Flower-Arrangement Workshop
Thursday, October 30
Designing with Woodies and Shrubs with Polly Hutchison of Robin Hollow Farm
Sunday, November 02
Pruning Practices and Winter Interest Plant Walk
Thursday, November 06
Garden Design Luncheon The Slow Flowers Movement: From Field to Vase
Friday, November 07
Eco-Floral Hands-On Workshop with Debra Prinzing
A rabbit’s eye view with Noel Kingsbury
(Oct 17, '14)
We are so lucky that yesterday’s rain held off just long enough to take a ground-level tour of Blithewold’s gardens with British garden designer/plantsman/author, Noel Kingsbury. He showed us, plant by plant, exactly what to look for to help predict how different plants will behave in our gardens. He reminded us that plant growth falls along […]
Christmas at Blithewold “You Are Invited”
(Oct 13, '14)
Although Blithewold is closing to the public this week, it is anything but quiet around the Mansion. We are now preparing to get the Mansion dressed up for Christmas! It is a bit hard to imagine a snowy winter in the midst of this crisp fall weather, but our decorating volunteers have been prepping and […]
Moving into fall
(Oct 10, '14)
It was chilly this morning. No frost yet (perish the thought — our average first frost date falls in early November) but night temperatures in the forties are definitely giving us a taste of what’s to come along with a chance to acclimatize, and a good reason to pull sweaters out of summer storage. And after […]