Elegance at Aberdeen Manor
As wedding season is slowing down I am finally getting a chance to sit down and blog about some of the weddings we did this season. There were so many great weddings it is going to be impossible to write about them all but there were a few really unique ones that I just have to share.
One of them was Kelly’s wedding at Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is the first time we have been there and I was thoroughly impressed. The venue has a chapel next door for the ceremony and then the guests can walk right across the parking lot to the reception, which is always a plus. The reception room is nicely decorated and has a beautiful garden outside visible through the many doors accessing it. The owners and staff were fantastic to work with and the food was delicious. This place is a true gem of a reception venue in Northwest Indiana.
When I sat down with Kelly and her family to plan the lighting I was very excited about the level of detail they were putting into the planning and the special touches they had planned for the evening. When everything came together on the day of the wedding we were all thrilled about how everything came together.
One of the things that really made the wedding unique were the table centerpieces. The glassware for each centerpiece was a family heirloom filled with a gorgeous floral arrangement from Dixon’s Florists. Each centerpiece and arrangement was strikingly beautiful. I have never seen so many beautiful centerpieces, each one different from the next. Dixon’s did some truly amazing work! We had a pin spot light focused on each centerpiece which made them look even more like true works of art.
These are a few pictures I took myself. I wish I could have taken a picture of each centerpiece but I will try to get a link to the photographers page and post it here.
Another thing we did that I thought was really cool was to uplight the entire room and program the lights to change color throughout the night to match the different colors of the bridesmaids dresses (purple, burgandy, blue, etc) and of course white for the brides!
Dixon’s florist had a pathway of small flower filled globes with an LED light in them lighting the way to the pergola (I finally learned the difference between a pergola and a gazebo) and then we had the pergola uplit with amber uplights which made the garden look spectacular.
The entertainment for the evening was provided by The First Impression Band out of Indianapolis and they did a great job mixing up the evening with some wedding classics and R&B and Motown.
This was a really gorgeous wedding where all the elements came together perfectly!