Wedding In The Country!

One of my incarnations was that of a Wedding Planner. Unfortunately, not as glamorous as Jennifer Lopez in the film of the same name - I've never walked around with a head set in constant communication with my staff, and instead was more likely to be screaming directions from across the room. It's not an easy job, delivering a perfect day after spending gobs of money and planning every excruciating detail for a year prior. Almost tortuous, really. Needless to say I planned my own wedding last summer in three weeks flat, via email. Think about it - it's only dinner. Today I am posting about one of my favorite Connecticut Wedding facilities - The Lord Thompson Manor and it's sister property The Cottage House in Thompson, CT. I worked there years ago when I was a young mother, my first exposure to the wedding industry. It is owned by the talented husband and wife team, Andrew & Jackie Silverton, who were wonderful to me in the years I worked for them. Together they have built their business into one of the finest wedding venues in the Northeast.
So if you're looking to get hitched and planning a wedding reception - check it out! I think the photos speak for themselves...
The Lord Thompson Manor





Sister Property - The Cottage House










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24 comments:

heidi said...

hey girl! I lost your email address, but want to send you my recipe. Please email me again!
xo-heidi
p.s... are you getting the same t-storm we are???

The Lil Bee said...

It's funny...I've been wondering where you were these last couple weeks and I thought I'd check in once again. So glad I did because a) I've always flirted with the idea of becoming a wedding planner, and b) my best friend is getting married this September at the Lord Thompson Manor! I'm the MOH. I hadn't realized how beautiful it is. I'm so excited for it now...even more so!

Robin said...

Um, why did you leave this gorgeous place to go work at the crazy Club? And why haven't we gone there yet for dinner with the boys? Or better yet, for spa without the boys?

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS place!
Good to see you back!
Are you planning a day at the spa with Robin... oh, I am jealous!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh MY...I want to move in to The Cottage House. Like, tomorrow. ;-) Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures!

Kathy said...

Hi Marie Louise, What a beautiful place to have a wedding and maybe a honeymoon at Watch Hill, Rhode Island. New England is definately on our "must see" list and your photo's have convinced me to make it sooner rather than later, Kathy

Savvy Gal said...

OMG gorgeous.

Esprit Classique said...

Ces photos sont pour moi un vrai rêve !
C'est vraiment l'Esprit que j'aime.
J'habite dans le SUD de la France, sur la Côte d'Azur... entre Cannes et Saint-Tropez pour situer (rire)...
Bisous
Marie-Ange

High Desert Diva said...

Wonderful venue

Lu. Lu. said...

that's beautiful...i wish there were more places like this where I live. :)

katiedid said...

With two daughters, I think about wedding venues every once and awhile. They are years away, but I guess it is the "Mom" in me. They may not even decide to have weddings! This is so lovely! I think we may have to relocate in time for their weddings!

M.Kate said...

Stunning places to get married at. Too bad not for me :D To answer your question, the header was taken during my trip to Bako, kuching in Borneo a week ago. Happy week ahead :D

littlebyRD said...

Welcome back! These are beautiful properties...I really love the look of the Cottage House - serene.

please sir said...

Looks like an amazing space. I've always been interested about being a wedding planner too. You planned yours in 3 weeks?! Wow!

Pratishtha Durga said...

What a beautiful place! My wedding was a planning mess, what wiht too many people having a say. This place makes me want to get married all over again. to the same guy, of course!

John G. said...

Gorgeous.
I'm really enjoying your blog!
I love the "feeding your soul on a daily basis" comment on your profile. This should be the goal for all. I too am after that goal.
I look forward to joining your quest via this blog. You've got yourself a new reader. :-)

Nihal said...

Marie Louise,
Voila I'm back to home, honestly it's indeed difficult for me now-a-days as I was liking very much wandering bare foot through the beach...all day and nite long...

Cottage House got my mind, and a special thank you to make me re-think about wedding and its special excitement.

I hope you had a wonderful summer. I'm busy upon my return but my vacation posts will be ready ASAP.

Have a Happy Monday & Hugs,

~N

Jules said...

Gasp! This place is gorgeous!!! HOw did you manage to plan yours in just three weeks?! What are we all doing wrong...it took me 18 months :(

design for mankind. said...

Oh how lovely!!! :)

Abbreviated said...

Thanks for the tour !

Lydee said...

lovely, lovely, and once again lovely. I got my "all things beautiful" fix for the day :-)

Ms. Tee said...

The cottage house is gorgeous! :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Now that is a perfect wedding location. So beautiful.

Hugs,
Joanne

Elements of Style said...

This is where I got married! :) See http://insideweddings.com/real-weddings/193/a-match-made-in-heaven/

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