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January 6, 2017 9:30 AM | By Village Confidant | No Comments
While spring and summer weddings are popular for many reasons, there’s nothing quite like a winter wedding. From the twinkling grapevine lights, to the roaring fireplaces, Fearrington has an abundance of winter elegance. Our wedding planners share their tips to create the ultimate winter wedding, from food to fashion.
The Garden Terrace is the perfect ceremony venue for the winter months with a roaring fireplace and central heating. “A ceremony by the roaring fire, spectacular flowers on the stone mantle, candlelight, all your favorite people, then move on to the Fearrington Barn for the party of a lifetime,” said Fearrington Wedding Planner Gilda McDaniel. “Great food, great service, gorgeous setting, and a fabulous band – you can’t miss it!”
Don’t forget warm food options, including drinks! “During the winter months everyone loves a good cocktail to keep them warm,” said Fearrington Wedding Planner Erin Day. “Picking a signature drink for your guests to enjoy always adds a little something special – especially if it is a Hot Toddy!”
Winter weddings also are great options for couples who want to avoid the rush of wedding season. “Winter weddings tend to be more relaxed since it is not the middle of ‘wedding season’ so guests are ready for a wonderful party,” said Gilda. “Enjoy every minute of it!”
Finally, there are many ways to add whimsical winter details for the wedding party and guests. “The winter months open up fun accessory options – items like pashminas and stoles,” said Erin. “They make great bridal party gifts as well!”
If a wedding in a winter wonderland is your vision, don’t miss Fearrington’s Winter Wedding Package available December 1st – March 15th.
Read more about Fearrington’s knowledgeable wedding team here. Follow Fearrington weddings on Facebook and Pinterest to see more inspiration for your big day.
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If you’re like most people, you want smooth, healthy skin, but maybe you don’t want to wade through hundreds of chemical laden products to get results. That’s where antioxidants can help! Incorporating the right antioxidants into your diet and skin care routine can have a positive effect on your skin.
Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that protect your skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells and induce signs of aging. From calming inflamed... Full Post >
At McIntyre's Books
There were so many great books to choose from in 2016, but I put everyone’s feet to the literary fire until they coughed up just one pick.
Keebe went with Lee Smith’s Dimestore: “wonderful snippets from the life of one of my favorite authors.”
After a long awkward pause during which Pete struggled with some deep-level Sophie’s Choices, he finally picked The Sellout by Paul Beatty: “after twenty years, people are finally noticing how talented this guy is.”
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After a survey of more than 1,600 recent brides across America, BRIDES Magazine shared their list of The 2017 Best Venues in America. The 50 winners were chosen based on each venue's spectacular setting, creative cuisine and above-and-beyond service.
The Fearrington Barn is honored to be selected as one of the best venues in the South, and the only venue selected from North Carolina! Fearrington’s team, from wedding planners Gilda and Erin, to principal floral designer Mary, to our chefs... Full Post >
At Fearrington House Restaurant
Ice is a bar ingredient that many people often overlook. In simple terms, it’s frozen water. It is frozen water that is shaken or stirred with spirits to chill or dilute a cocktail. Take a look at the ice that you have in your freezer – it is cloudy because of the natural impurities and gases in the frozen water. Now imagine ice that you can see through.
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At McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Events
Master storyteller Donald Davis filled the Fearrington Barn on Saturday and Sunday, delighting audiences with his annual holiday yarns. McIntyre's is always honored to be the finale of Mr. Davis's annual nation-wide tour!
In its 25th year with McIntyre’s Books, Davis’ performances raised critical relief for CORA, Chatham County’s Food Bank: over $1,000 was raised and over 1,500 pounds of canned goods were donated over the weekend.
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