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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Winter Wedding!

Please welcome HouseTalkN's first guest blogger, Meg Dickinson! Meg is a writer and blogger for our local newspaper and when I saw her wedding pictures, I asked if she would share a lookiloo of her big day with all of you!

When my now-husband and I decided last winter to have the smallest, quickest wedding possible, we realized his parents' historic mansion would be the perfect place to have a post-nuptial dinner.

My parents-in-law were thrilled – they love to entertain and open their house, so I know they were pleased to host our joyful occasion. Plus, they had plenty of room for our immediate family members who came.

They live just around the corner from the little white church where we got married, and a crazy snow storm that day made the setting even more perfect.

We took photos in front of their gazebo, enjoyed a spread of food laid out in the butler's pantry, which connects the kitchen to the dining room, and enjoyed my new mother-in-law's stellar Italian beef and Christmas cookies.

Photos are courtesy of News-Gazette's Robert K. O'Daniell

Sure, it was non-traditional, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Stay tuned! Coming soon! Meg's in-laws were so gracious to give me a house tour of their beautiful home! 


  1. What a spectacular day. Love that house, the gazebo shots are so nice. Can't wait for the tour!

  2. AWESOME!!!!!
    A treat to visit your blog this morning.
    Beautiful house that looks like a warm home to live in.
    God richly bless this union!
    d from kansas

  3. How fun! And what a gorgeous setting for a wedding! Can't wait to see the rest of that beautiful home :)

  4. Beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the house.

  5. What a beautiful setting for a wedding. I can't wait to see more pics of this gorgous home. I, too, got married in the courtyard of an old home owned by my husband's Uncle. Nothing special, really - accept to me and my husband. :) Just family and friends. The best kind of wedding. Blessings, Barb

  6. Oh, yeah. I need to see this house like I need oxygen. Sort of.

  7. Beautiful!! Congratulations, Meg!!

  8. Gorgeous...can't wait to see the rest of your family's home!

  9. What a lovely wedding! Sounds like it was just what they wanted. Can't wait for the house tour too. XO, Pinky

  10. What a sweet wedding idea!! the lights swagged on you 2 was a neat idea!!

  11. Beautiful the string of lights idea...just too cute!!!


  12. How pretty is that? I had a winter wedding too but nothing like that. Love it!

    Jeanna @


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