Love is in the Air: A Depot Proposal

May 30 by in Discovery Ride, Engagement Proposals, General, Weddings tagged , , , , , with 2 comments

Arbor Day Farm marriage proposal

My little brother, Ted, proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years, Nicole, at Arbor Day Farm last week.  It was a wonderful evening!  Everything was made even more special by the trifecta of my involvement in the event: (1) I am Ted’s big sister, (2) I served as Ted’s top-secret proposal planning assistant, and (3) I am an employee of the Arbor Day Foundation.  I’m thrilled to have the chance to share the story with the readers of this blog.

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Nature-Inspired Weddings at Arbor Day Farm

Aug 15 by in Engagement Proposals, General, Nature, Weddings tagged , , , , , with no comments

Nature-Inspired Weddings at Arbor Day Farm
We always knew that Nature Explore Classrooms — like the two we have here at Arbor Day Farm – are wonderful places for children to connect with nature. But did you know they also make a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony?
 

Spring Weddings: Lots of Color

May 06 by in General, Weddings tagged with no comments

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 Wedding season is upon us again, and every year a trend or two seems to emerge.  Some years it’s “eco-friendly” wedding themes; sometimes it’s outdoor weddings, or gem tones, or cupcakes. I’ve helped to coordinate a handful of weddings at Lied Lodge so far this spring, and one trend seems to be at the forefront right now: splashes of color — any color – in unconventional places.

Here are a few examples to get your wedding day creative juices flowing:

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A Tree House Proposal

Aug 03 by in Engagement Proposals, Nature, Tree House, Trees, Weddings tagged , , , with 6 comments

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It all started on a cold winter day in December with a little movie called “Swiss Family Robinson.”  This 1960 Disney Classic would spawn my ingenious idea that would later unfold at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE.  As I sat on the couch with my girlfriend Melanie that day, I was informed multiple times how amazing the tree house in the movie was.  Being an interior designer, Melanie deeply admired the craftsmanship of that tree house, noting the clever design by the Robinson family.  She pointed out the awesomeness of it every chance she could.  By the end of the movie, I had no doubt that she genuinely wished she could live in a tree house.  As the credits rolled, I had my “Ah-hah!” moment.  That was it.  The engagement idea I had been searching for. 

I knew then and there that I had to propose in a tree house.

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Wedding Trend: Signature Drinks for Your Special Day

Apr 01 by in General, Weddings tagged , , , with 1 comment

I talk to a lot of brides on a daily basis, and the trend of serving signature drinks at the wedding reception has been coming up for discussion more and more lately. A couple of weeks ago, Lied Lodge hosted a bridal show, and a few of the brides I spoke with there had signature wedding drinks on their minds, too.

And why not?

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Marriage Proposals: Keep it Simple

Feb 11 by in General, Meetings & Events, Weddings tagged , , , , with 1 comment

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So Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Millions of people all over the world use February 14th to find a meaningful, heartfelt way to say “I Love You” to that special someone.

With all that love in the air, it’s no surprise that wedding proposals are particularly popular this time of year. Right now, countless people are feverishly putting the finishing touches on a perfected, rehearsed plan to propose this Valentine’s Day, with every last detail thought out and orchestrated. Maybe even a few women are breaking with tradition and proposing marriage to their beau. Good for you.

If popping the question is in your near future, maybe even this weekend, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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