Ainsworth House & Gardens Blog

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Our Favorite Wedding Songs

Like almost everything in life, what is “on trend” can change at any time. Here is a list of music for weddings that is on trend in 2023. Read on & learn more! Hey, John! Laurie and I are working on our wedding playlist. Could you help us out by finding the favorite wedding music

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7 Sweet Tips for Your Tech-Savvy, Wedding

Hosting a tech Saavy wedding is not only on trend, it makes your wedding more sustainable! Read on to find out more! Hey, John! My fiancée, Liz, and I are both software engineers. Since we are comfortable with technology and starting to plan our fall 2024 wedding, are there ways we can use technology to

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2024 Wedding Trend: the Seated Bridal Party!

Let your bridal party escort you to the ceremony space & then let them sit down–it’s a 2024 wedding trend! Why? Certain wedding services are long, lasting 45 minutes up to an hour. Letting the bridal party sit is a kindness. A seated bridal party allows you to be inclusive. Read on to find out

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2024 Wedding Trend: Patterns!

While a few, subtle patterns have been added to edges of wedding invitations in the last few years, 2024 will be different! Bold patterns such as tartans and paisley prints will the guests of honor as bows on wedding dresses, ribbons on bouquets, and countless table linens. Read on to find out more! Hey, John!

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Learn to Make Wedding Lemonade

With so many elements to plan for a wedding, there is almost always something that doesn’t go as perfectly as it was planned. Learning how to “adapt and overcome” any chellenge is a key to making a marriage successful in the long term. Read on to find out how one engaged couple made lemonade from

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Funny Wedding Vows for Sci-Fi Fans!

One way to have a unique wedding is to write your own vows. Let us help you with these humorous one liners you can add to your vows! Hey, John! I love Star Wars, Star Trek, science fiction, and fantasy! Are there any funny, one liners I could add to my wedding vows that reference sci

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Sustainable Weddings 101: Where You Can Donate Your Flowers

It’s easier than ever to have a sustainable wedding, to lower your carbon footprint, and to recycle your wedding flowers to bring smiles to those in our community who are struggling to find happiness. In this blog post, we discuss where you can donate your wedding flowers to brighten the dining room of a non-profit

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Sweet & Funny Wedding Vows from the Bride

Are you a bride-to-be looking for a line to add levity to your wedding vows? Then look no further than this list of funny one-liners which incorporate humorous takes on music, being a couple, science fiction, fantasy, sports, and more! Hey, Christie! I am so looking forward to our upcoming destination wedding at Ainsworth House

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Why is the Bride “Given Away” during a Wedding?

The tradition of giving the bride away dates back to Ancient Rome and was revived in 1549. Read on to find out why! From Medieval times to 1549, a bride arrived at her wedding ceremony in an entirely unique way from the way she often does today. Until 1549, there was a procession from the

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Can His Parents Walk the Groom down the Aisle? Yes!

While the first time a father walked his daughter–the bride–down the aisle dates back to 1549 and THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER in England, the tradition of the groom’s parents walking him down the aisle comes to us primarily from the Jewish and Hindu wedding traditions. Read on and find out more about this tradition

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2024 Trends for Grooms!

Getting married in 2024! Congratulations! Get a jump on your planning and shopping with these trending style tips for grooms in 2024! Read on and find out more! Hey, John! Eve and I are planning our Spring 2024 wedding at Ainsworth House & Gardens. Could you give me a hint as to what the style

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