Innkeeper's Wife's Blog

Destination: Mechanicsburg


There’s an energy about the very first garden wedding of the season that is unique. Watering the potted flowers early in the morning, sweeping the last of the dropped cherry blossom petals and the first of the whirly maple tree seeds from the patio, moving chairs into place in front of the arbor for the ceremony – all tasks which will be repeated dozens of times before the season ends in October – are tackled today with a sort of opening-night excitement, in anticipation of what the day will hold.

The traditions are the same from wedding to wedding – a beautiful dress, flowers, rings, cake, toasts, dancing. But the interpretation of the traditions from wedding to wedding is as varied as the couples who choose our garden to make their commitment to a life together.

So as the crew finishes preparing the gardens and the florist, bakery, caterer and musicians begin to arrive, we watch with delight as the lovely backdrop of the Inn and the gardens transform into a fairytale setting for today’s bride and groom.


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