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Chris’ Tip Jar – A Guide to Toasts

Here at Linganore Winecellars, we have been fortunate enough to play a small role in helping hundreds of couples find their happily ever after. These couples not only had the good fortune of finding love with each other but, luckily for us, our brilliantly rustic wedding venue known as Abisso Hall! Although each couple and their wedding days are one of a kind in our eyes, we must concede that there are many common threads most weddings share, few as ubiquitous as toasts from loved ones. Therefore, I thought it might be prudent to share some tips with potential toastmasters…

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Wedding Day First-look Session? YES!

  The tradition of seeing your significant other for the first time at the wedding ceremony is not a given anymore.  Some couples opt for a private, pre-ceremony “first look” at each other dressed in their wedding attire, with photography.  The topic of whether to do a first look or not will come up during your wedding planning and everyone you know will have an opinion on it. Arguably, the moment a bride or groom steps onto the aisle is a compelling one.  The drama of that moment played out in front of your guests, can’t be overstated. However, there are…

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Personalizing Your Wedding with Food. YUM!

I’ve been thinking about the differences between weddings now and weddings in the 70’s and 80’s when my cousins and siblings were getting married. One of the biggest (and coolest!) differences is my client’s determination to personalize their event. The days of cookie-cutter weddings are gone, as millennial couples place a high priority on creating an event day experience that reflects who they are, as a couple. There are so many ways to personalize your wedding, but food is, perhaps, the best way. Our relationships have a foundation of food –What you ate on your first date, the food you…

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Love Persists

This pandemic has changed how weddings are unfolding this year.  Normally at this time of year, I’d be doing the happy work of wedding operations.  Now, my workday consists of the logistics of postponements and helping newlyweds work through the tribulations and anxiety that the pandemic has created for them. Nevertheless, there are some very cool upsides for me, even in our current situation. Despite being in a new and challenging territory, my work feels very meaningful. Using my skills, experience, and resources to help our clients feel good, especially now. But the best thing about this new normal is…

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Pop! Fizz! Clink! Bubbles Matter.

  One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the Champagne toast. How cool it is to drink a toast to the newly wedded couple! I love the idea of a bestie (or two!) standing up next to a bride or groom and telling the story of their friendship and the newlyweds’ courtship. Seeing the relationships that our clients have with their friends fills my heart. At the end of a speech, that has the whole room laughing, crying, and captivated, we all raise our glass to take a sip in celebration of the newly married couple. What a…

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