The Knot recently highlighted Carl House bride Laila Schuler and her August Southern style wedding in their ‘Real Weddings’ feature. Laila and her husband Robert said they fell in love with the white house and columns of Carl House, and knew it was the right place to host their wedding. Click here to see the details captured by Chloe Giancola Photography.
Charming video from Lanie and Nick Johnson’s wedding at Carl House on 5.16.15. So honored that they choose Carl House to host their ‘special day’. We love their story! A special Thank You to 3 Ring Weddings.
We would like to introduce our new monthly video chat ‘Carl House Happenings’. Each month look for a new video chat with Carl House owner BB Webb. BB will be revealing the latest happenings at Carl House including new menu items, upcoming events, exclusive promotions and other special announcements
Join us for our Bridal Event on August 9, 2015, from 1-3pm. Meet our wedding professional partners, taste our chef’s culinary creations and win prizes! There will be selection of wedding professionals ready to tell you all about the services they offer for a spectacular wedding - Photographers, DJ’s, cake providers, hotels, videographers, and much more. Our Executive chef will be showcasing some of the finest items right off our NEW bridal menus. Brides attend at no cost. Carl House booked brides may bring one complimentary guest. All other guests $15.00. Reservation required by 8-4-5. To register, visit http://conta.cc/1FAc3K9 or Call 770.586.0095
IN LOVING MEMORY…
A bright light shines in the heavens for us all. Tommy Webb, friend and architect in building Carl House, passed away Saturday evening June 20th in his home in Sandpoint, Idaho from the effects of ALS. His legacy lives strong through those he loved and mentored and through Carl House. His architectural vision for Carl House is shared with hundreds of delighted guests every year. The Carl House ballroom will be named in Tommy’s honor and memory at a public memorial listed below.
Thank you for the love you shared with us all Tommy and healing thoughts to his beautiful children and their Mama, his entire family and his loving and devoted wife Jj. Your presence in the world has meant more to us all than we might ever express. Thank you dear Tommy and God bless you as you have blessed us.
Below are photos of early Carl House construction under Tommy’s guidance, the result of his architectural visioning and photos with his beloved children (during construction and now) and he and his wife Jj.
A public memorial and naming of the Carl House ballroom will take place at a public memorial at Carl House Wednesday July 22nd from 5-6:30pm. A private close family and friends dinner will follow. For directions go to www.carlhouse.com With love…
Charming video preview by 3 Ring Weddings entitled “I’ve Got Your Back.” The story of Nick and Lanie and their trust and love for each other. Video includes highlights from their May wedding at Carl House.
Any bride who has spent even just one afternoon wedding planning likely regrets skipping Excel classes. With dozens of decisions, both big and small, on your horizon, creating a fine-tuned budget, well-planned timeline, and paying extreme attention to detail are key. And since this is likely your first time organizing such a large scale event, it’s easier than you’d think to fall prey to the pitfalls of wedding planning.
So where should you begin so that your planning starts on solid footing? “Once your budget is established, you can make smart decisions on hiring the right team of vendors that work best with your personalities and will execute your vision for the day,” says Sarah True, owner and creative director of Madison, CT-based True Event. “By having these discussions early, it will set the tone for the overall planning and result in less stress as you go through the process.”
Still, even the most vigilant bride can be steered off-course. As you pore over Pinterest, try on gowns, sniff flowers, choose invitation suites, sample cake selections, scout venues and book your honeymoon, refer to this list of the 50 major mistakes brides seem to make while planning their wedding courtesy of expert planners and vendors.
From mistreating your wedding jewelry to overdoing it on beauty products or failing to approximate the right budget, click through to find out the most common wedding planning errors brides-to-be make.
A veteran planner shares some expert advice for free: She’s telling us the five things brides need on their wedding day.
Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007.
First: Lunch for the Bridal Party
Too many brides forget to make special arrangements to feed themselves and the bridal party on the wedding day. It’s important to pre-arrange more than just nibbles for your entire crew — especially if you aren’t primping in your own home. I vividly remember how resentful bridesmaids became at a wedding because the bride ordered only a platter of fruit and cheese for her six ‘maids — but she requested a sandwich for herself!
Second: Beauty Appointments for Everyone
While the bride is not required to pick up the tab for hair and makeup for your girlfriends, you should give them the opportunity to have their hair and makeup done. This is especially crucial if you’re hosting a destination wedding. Certainly make it “optional,” but it’s the bride’s obligation to make sure their girls are aware of options.
Third: A Break with Your New Husband
After an emotional ceremony followed by a slew of professional photos, having a short planned break with your groom before you make your grand entrance is an absolute necessity. It gives you both a chance to refresh your look and spend a minute alone together saying “OMG, did we really just get married?”
Fourth: A Game Plan for Wedding Toasts
Have you ever sat through what seemed like an endless line of guests with well wishes for the bride and groom at a wedding, thinking it would never end? Guests often misinterpret a “toast” to be a “speech” and they talk forever. The best way to make sure you don’t lose valuable dance and party time is to pre-plan the toasts with your wedding planner or MC. That will ensure the microphone is somewhat controlled and not just anybody can get up and babble. Also it’s an important tool for avoiding “roasts” by inebriated guests who should know better.
Fifth: Alone time
Too many brides plan to have a pack of friends with them from the moment they first open their eyes til they say “I do.” While it’s a great day to celebrate with the people whom you love the most, it can be emotionally overwhelming. Make sure you have someplace to escape — even just for a moment.
With over 160 guests in attendance the Carl House Bridal Event on February 8, 2015 was a spectacular success thanks to our fabulous Wedding Professional partners, great turn out and superb weather.Our guests had the opportunity to visit with some of the best Wedding Professionals in the industry, tour Carl House, meet the Carl House Team, enjoy our chef’s culinary treats and win prizes!