After “he puts a ring on it,” one of the first things brides hear is “You HAVE to book your venue, asap!” Navigating the wedding “world” (it really truly IS it’s own world you never knew existed) proves daunting and downright confusing. Though there are resources readily available like TheKnot.com, brides essentially have to start comprehensive spreadsheets to even begin to compare the value included in one venue from another. As we built The Marmalade Lily, I’ve always admired Laura’s, you might even call it “devout,” efforts to do everything in our power to always deliver the perfect Marmalade Lily Weddings Experience to every bride who walks down our aisle. I hope you enjoy reading more about her philosophy and candid reasons why brides choose to say I do at The Marmalade Lily.
The Top Three Reasons Brides Book with The Marmalade Lily
1. Personalized Service from Start to Finish
Did you know that we provide extensive planning services as well as day-of coordination for each and every bride that books her wedding with us? Because we are family owned, it’s important to us that every wedding runs smoothly and meets the bride’s expectations. Each bride has her own personal coordinator and works with her closely from 3 months before the wedding all the way through to the sparkler send-off. This service, if offered a la carte, is a $500 to $1,000 value, but is included in all of our wedding packages. Our online reviews consistently rave about our responsiveness and our prompt service replying to brides’ questions and needs.
2. Gorgeous, In-House Flowers
This is our passion! We’ve been working the past six years to improve our grounds with the beautiful pond and numerous fields of flowers. Most of your wedding flowers are included in our wedding packages, and we strive to make the floral design meetings easy and special for each bride. There is something especially unique and magical about locally grown flowers cut fresh from the fields. You cannot find many of our flowers at local florists because although they have long vase lives, they do not ship well. We also use organic practices, so any flowers from our gardens are pesticide-free and can be used on cakes. The value of our floral services are anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 and are included in all of our wedding packages.
3. The Gardenesque Grounds
When people arrive to tour The Marmalade Lily, the number one comment our guests make is that it is so peaceful. Our grounds are truly special with many different vistas like our beautiful pond, our wooded canopy ceremony site, our flower fields, our rustic bridge and antique barn. We have a taste for trendy, gorgeous pieces and have incorporated them in everything from our arbors, rustic chairs, painted floral sinks, and the iconic, antique chandelier. The grounds lend themselves to the enjoyment of the outdoors with everything from cocktail hour in the gardens to cornhole in the courtyard to s’mores bars under the stars. The images the photographers capture cannot lie: they know they can create artistic shots they cannot get at any other venue. To see what we mean by artistic shots, take a look at one of 50+ photo galleries featured on our Love Stories wedding blog on our website HERE.
Cover photo by Chelsey & Jordan Photography