Waterloo Village Articles

Farmhouse Tables are a Versatile Addition to Your Rustic Wedding

At Waterloo Village, we tend to see our fair share of rustic weddings. The Village’s quaint, historic charm, coupled with its peaceful woodland setting, makes it an ideal location for events with a rural, homespun theme. One of our favorite ways of contributing to a rustic aesthetic for these weddings is through the use of farmhouse tables.

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Great Ways to Use Tree Slabs in Your Rustic North Jersey Wedding Décor

Looking for ways to lend that rustic vibe to your North Jersey wedding? Tree slices are great for adding a natural feel to your wedding decorations and they can be used for a wide range of purposes.

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Orange Blossoms and Ivy: Nineteenth Century Bridal Bouquets

One of the most recognizable bridal accessories, the bouquet is a bride’s chance to add a touch of color to her walk down the aisle. Today bridal bouquets can be made up of every flower imaginable, from roses to orchids to daisies, and some bouquets don’t use flowers at all. During the nineteenth century, when Waterloo Village was a bustling inland port, brides had more limited options, dictated by a combination of availability and custom.

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Farm-to-Table Dinner Aug. 23 at Waterloo

Join historic Waterloo Village in a Farm-to-Table Dinner Charity Event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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The Birth of a Tradition: White Wedding Dresses

The white wedding dress is an enduring image in our culture, with roots so deep that only very slowly are brides daring at last to mix it up a little. Because of this, it can be a little surprising to realize that the tradition only goes back a hundred years or so, to the late 1800s and it’s not tradition for the reasons you think it is!

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Wedding Traditions of the 19th Century

Historic Waterloo Village is a charming souvenir of a bygone age. Quaint by today’s standards, the town was once a thriving inland port and an important stop along New Jersey’s Morris Canal between the 1830s and ‘60s. Then, just as today, Waterloo Village saw its fair share of wedding celebrations, serving as the starting point for many nineteenth-century couples’ happy lives together. So, what was a wedding like during the Village’s heyday? What kinds of customs and traditions did a nineteenth-century bride and groom observe? Here is a look at what a typical Waterloo wedding might have been like.

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