11/3/12: 240 guests, the bride, groom and many guests are from Lubbock. Fall colors and personalized touches: sepia photos displayed on jute cord w/ clothespins, family cake toppers displayed on individual cakes (18′ of cakes), felted love bird toppers crafted by the groom, a thumbprint tree crafted by the best man, and an engagement binder full of love letters. The groom’s dad and friends served fahitas; photography, personal flowers and cakes were gifted by friends. Ceremony Music: Katherine Hellerman, BU harpist; Reception Music: Double Take DJ, Dallas
11/10/12: 175 guests. Texas A&M grads were present including the bride and groom, they all let loose with whoops at the groom’s announcement that A&M won a game against the #1 team in the country, University of Alabama. A palette of browns, beiges and white with vintage inspiration, personal touches included the bride’s framed & decorated advice posters, a bouquet made of wood, and fabric flowers, and a wood bride and groom cake topper. Family food supplemented brisket from Kelly’s BBQ; servers/bussers took care of the details (required by our venue). Cakes: Gwendyne Hunt; DJ: Mike Swain
11/17/12: 300 guests. Lots of Pinterest-inspired details. Appetizers: Bestyett Catering; Catering: DeMaria’s Barbeque; Floral personals & ceremony urns: HEB; Photographer: nikriggsphoto.com; Bride’s Cake: Bobby Rudeen; Groom’s Cake: Simply Delicious; Ceremony Harpist: Susan Scribner; Reception Music: Piano Man; Specialty Lighting: Mike Swain
11/18/12: After a Catholic wedding in McGregor, a 4pm-midnight wedding reception for 90 guests followed at our location. A palette of golds, deep browns and burgundy. Just after the toasts, the bride and groom were surprised by a mariachi band who played for an hour. Photographer/Videographer: Loved Memories; Caterer: Blanek’s. Cake: Ken/Blanek’s
Another successful 2012 wedding/reception season is now “a wrap”; a special thank you is extended to all our renters who have supported the property by choosing EHHPG as their venue.
After a Thanksgiving break, Earle-Harrison House and the gardens will be prepped for two candlelight holiday tours on Dec. 8 and 15 from 4pm-8pm. Invitations have been extended to area retirement residents, they’ll be offered group tours by appointment at no charge. The remainder of our year will be spent gathering leaves, trimming and “winterizing” the garden beds. Earle-Harrison House will be powerwashed next week, after which Belle Window Cleaning will do their magic for all the building’s windows. Aquila & Priscilla Tentmakers will also be taking down the tent for the winter; at the end of February 2013 the skin will be reinstalled after a good scrubbing at their shop.