Notes From The Cellar

Wedding Day First-look Session? YES!

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By: Karen Pennington 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...

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Personalizing Your Wedding with Food. YUM!

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By Karen Pennington 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...

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Love Persists

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By: Karen Pennington 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...

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Pop! Fizz! Clink! Bubbles Matter.

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By Karen Pennington 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...

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Shrimp Scampi with White Raven Wine

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  This shrimp scampi with a garlic, white wine, butter sauce is one of our favorite recipes! It's quick and easy to make but so so delicious. You can serve it as a meal or as an appetizer. We make it with Linganore's White Raven wine, which is estate grown...

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