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Fall Weddings

30 Oct

We have gone through some some beautiful events this Fall at Haywood Hall. This is only one of the lovely weddings we had this Fall.These pictures are from a beautiful September wedding with the bride Dawn Brenegen marrying Franklyn Gonzalez. These pictures from the Brenegen/Gonzalez wedding were provided by Windy Peak Photography give you a small glimpse of the  beautiful weddings we had this Fall. Check our blog for more updates as we will showcase more weddings from this Fall at Haywood Hall.





Watson-Sanders Wedding Reception

23 May

Emilie and Cole were married on May 23, 2010, at the JC Raulston Arboreteum.  They followed the outdoor ceremony with a lovely reception here at Haywood Hall. 

These photos feature the beautiful wedding cake created by Ashley Cake and flowers from  Watered Garden Florist.

Watson-Sanders Wedding Cake

Watson-Sanders Wedding Cake 1

Watson-Sanders Weddign Cake 2

Cutting the Cake

Sampling the Cake


Catering by Side Street Restaurant and Catering Service.

Gallagher-Sauve Wedding

23 May

Neal and Bethany refused to let rain damper their wedding festivities.  When the skies opened to a downpour of rain just an hour before the ceremony was to begin, they responded with good-natured flexibility.  They invited their guests inside the house and under the tent for a drink and delayed the ceremony by thirty minutes.  The guests enjoyed the opportunity to visit with each other and to tour the house, and the rains paused at exactly the right time.  We proceeded with the outdoor ceremony, and no one was bothered by a few showers during the tented reception.

The event was catered by Catering Works, who handled food, flowers, and cake.   Tracy Adams of Adams and Events directed the ceremony.

Bar on Back Porch

Bethany's Bridal Bouquet

Neal & Bethany's Wedding Cake

Neal and Bethany wait to be introduced at the reception.

Bethany and Neal wait to be introduced.

And then they share their first dance.

Bethany and Neal's dance

Friends in their wedding party look on as Bethany dances with her father.

The wedding party

The evening ended with a sparkler send-off.

Sparkler Send-off

Kaminski-Kane Wedding

25 Oct

Saturday marked the end of our 2009 wedding season, and the Kaminski-Kane wedding was the perfect finale.  The house and grounds were beautifully decorated, the food was wonderful, and the cake was a masterpiece.  But the best part of the evening was that everyone seemed so happy.  It was as though they didn’t want the night to end — the guest lingered for an hour after the bride and groom left!











Wedding coordinated by Emily Stepp of Your Special day; catering by Mitchell’s Catering & Events; flowers byKelly Odom; cake by Swank Cake Design; blog photos by Sheryl Long


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Ritz-Evans Wedding

21 Oct

Following their wedding ceremony last Saturday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jay Ritz and Carmen Evans celebrated with a reception in the gardens of  Haywood Hall.  Although the weather was little cool for October in North Carolina, it was an absolutely beautiful day — just the kind of day Jay and Carmen deserved!  Best wishes to them as they begin their new life as husband and wife.   






Catering and flowers by Catering Works; cake by Sweet Memories Bakery; rentals by CE Rental; blog photographs by Sheryl Long.

Wedding Watercolor by Tesh Parekh

15 Oct

I wanted to share this lovely painting that Tesh Parekh created for Jon and Lindsay’s wedding last Saturday.  What a wonderful way to capture a memory of their special day!  Tesh is available for commission paintings, and more information can be found on his website:  You can read about Tesh’s work on this particular project on his blog:



Weiner-Taylor Wedding

11 Oct

Whew!  That’s the big sigh of relief everyone at Haywood Hall breathed at the end of Jon Weiner and Lindsey Taylor’s wedding ceremony.  For the past two days, the weather forecast had kept us on edge with the promise of inevitable rain for Saturday evening.  Jon and Lindsey had their hearts set on an outdoor ceremony, but we put together a rain plan and were ready to proceed according to conditions.  All day Saturday, we kept our eyes on the sky; even as we brought in extra tents, we prayed that the clouds were merely teasing us.  As the six o’clock ceremony approached, those clouds became grayer and more ominous, so much so that we toyed with the idea of beginning the ceremony early. 

Yet despite all the dire weather forecasts and threatening clouds overhead, the rain showers held back.  Jon and Lindsey were able to proceed with their wedding ceremony outside on the front lawn of Haywood Hall as originally planned.  As a matter of fact, the rain held off the entire evening and began only a light sprinkle as the newly married couple were leaving the reception.  As one guest said, that’s got to be a good sign.


The ceremony music was provided by musicians on the front porch.



Lindsey was escorted down the aisle by her father and her mother. 


Our rain plan included setting up a second tent at the end of the house. 


Dinner was served under the main tent.



Eventually the cake was displayed in the gazebo, but until we were sure rain would not be a problem, we kept it safely in the dining room.



Jon and Lindsey seemed to enjoy every moment of the wedding reception.



Catering by Catering Works; flowers by Fresh Affairs; cake by Cinda’s Creative Cakes; rentals by CE Rental; ceremony coordination by Adams & Events; reception music by Randy Bennett of Joe Bunn DJ Company; blog photographs by Sheryl Long.