Monday, July 21, 2008

Helpful facts and figures: Part 1 Decor - Centerpieces

We offer a variety of decor items on a complimentary basis. The following post will outline our house centerpieces.

We offer mirror tiles, white taper candles, hurricane globes and votives. The mirror tile is round with a beveled edge and measures 12" in diameter. Use it as part of our complimentary centerpieces or to accent your floral arrangements!

On top of the mirror, we place a taper candle holder. It will fit a standard size taper. We provide white and they are 12" tall. If you would like to bring your own colored candle, standard sizes 9" - 12" are fine. Please note that due to irregularities with hand-dipped candles, I recommend that you also plan to provide small pads to help make them fit better in the holders. If you would like to provide pillar candles instead, please also plan to provide bases for them.

The hurricane globe itself is 11 1/2" tall. It has a curvy shape to it but is about 5" in diameter at the top and bottom. It is open on both top and bottom so it cannot be used as a vase to hold water or small objects. It is slightly wider than that in the middle at it's widest point. It is about 4" in diameter at it's narrowest point. If you would like to provide some other type of candle and base, please make sure that they do not exceed the width of the globe.

The votives that we provide are frosted glass and pre-filled with a white candle. They are about 2" in diameter and 2" tall. We typically provide 3 or 4 per table based on how many other items will be placed. However, we can provide fewer or more depending on the look you are going for.

Here you can see the complete look before we've added any of your personal touches such as flower petals, favors, menu cards, etc.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Menu Tasting dates are announced!

Our menu tasting dates for 2009 have been announced!

You and up to 3 guests are cordially invited to attend one of the following Bridal Showcase and Menu Tasting events in preparation for your wedding reception at the
Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax.

Please RSVP to Catherine at (703) 667-9363 at least four days prior to your selected date and we will look forward to having you join us at 6:30 in our Providence Ballroom!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Julio, Chef Ed Martinez and I hope to see you there for some great food, great company and our outstanding service! Bring your appetites and we'll supply the rest!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Sun Will Come Out!: May 31, 2008 Robin and Will

Robin and Will's day began beautifully with mild temperatures and lots of sun, perfect for a photo session prior to the ceremony. Unfortunately, some clouds rolled in and dumped quite a bit of rain on the Garden Patio later that afternoon before the ceremony was due to start.

We decided to go with Plan B and set the ceremony inside the Prosperity Ballroom while Robin remained peaceful and calm.

Shortly before the ceremony began, the clouds parted and the sun came out. Unfortunately, this was just a little too late to relocate all of the guests and ceremony items outside and still start on time. Fortunately, it remained beautiful outside for the rest of the evening so the guests were able to enjoy cocktails and hors d' oeuvres on the Garden Patio.

Inside, Robin had decorated the ballroom in soothing shades of blue and as you can see from the photos, the color nicely off-set the glow she kept all night long.

Best wishes to Will and Robin for a long and happy marriage!

All photos courtesy of Carrie Dorean of Dorean Photography

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Something new in the garden?

When I came in to work the other day, I passed through the garden and did a double take. What is this I see?
What a strange shape. Did we get sculptures for the garden? What are these? I went a little closer to investigate.

A little later, the answer was revealed. Our new patio chairs have arrived and Julio was busy unwrapping them. Brand new and in mint condition, we'll be using these new chairs from now on! Look for them later this summer!