2012 Wedding Trends at the Century House in Latham, NY

The weather in the Capital Region has been beautiful this past week and it’s making everyone at the Century House excited for the upcoming 2012 wedding season!  With anxious brides and grooms waiting for their special day to arrive, the Century House would like to give brides and grooms suggestions for how to make their wedding this year unforgettable!

It’s safe to say that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s April 2011 wedding got the ball rolling early for ideas for 2012 and 2013 brides…and that doesn’t even include our suggestions for bride and grooms (B&Gs) at the Century House!  With years of wedding planning and ceremony coordination, we wanted to share some of our favorite things with B&Gs:

Signature cocktails:  Nothing makes a wedding more unforgettable than having a personal touch from the bride and groom incorporated from cocktail hour all the way through the reception.  Having your own personal cocktail helps set the tone for your reception.  At the Century House, we love helping B&Gs design their own signature cocktail for their menu!  What is more special than having a cocktail named after you on your Big Day?  Not only can we help you mix your own cocktail based on your favorite flavors, we can help you match the color of your drink with your reception color scheme.

Late night snacks:  With wedding receptions lasting many hours, guests at the reception tend to get hungry between the time that they finish dinner and when they are done dancing up a storm on the dance floor!  At the Century House, we can help create a “Late Night” menu for guests to enjoy later in the evening.  Late night snacks can range from fun, delicious comfort foods like our homemade popcorn shrimp macaroni and cheese to sophisticated bite-size treats like crab cakes.  Each late night menu can be specifically tailored to your taste!

Centerpieces and flowers:  Centerpieces and flowers are one of the first things guests will notice when they enter your reception and we want to ensure they make a lasting impression!  We love helping B&Gs design personal centerpieces that reflect their own vision for their personal day.

On-Site Wedding Planner:  With the addition of Colleen Kestel-Raidmae to our Century House wedding team, B&Gs can feel comfortable knowing they are in good hands as their wedding day approaches.  The wedding chapel at Mandalay Bay was home to Colleen for almost six years and has been awarded several industry awards including the Knot’s “Best of Weddings” for three consecutive years. With event planning experience in major cities such as Santa Fe, Portland, and Las Vegas, Colleen can truly make the vision of your perfect day a reality.

Haven’t booked your wedding for 2012 yet?  Luckily, we have some fabulous dates still available for B&Gs.

  • New Year’s Eve “Orchid Reception” with the following enhancements:

- 4 Hours of Photography (200-400 images on a disc) from Pure Bliss Photography

- Complimentary Hotel Room for 2 nights

- Breakfast in bed for 2

- Sparkler exit for Bride and Groom

-Minimum 100 guests


  • October 19 and November 16– The Lilly Package

- 4 Hours of Photography (200-400 images on a disc) from Pure Bliss Photography

- Complimentary Bridal Suite for one night

If you have any questions about how the Century House can make your wedding the picture perfect day you have always dreamed of, contact Colleen Kestel-Raidmae at 518-785-0834, x405 or Colleen@TheCenturyHouse.com.  We look forward to having you!


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