Tuesday, October 5, 2010

American Eagle Ribbon Cutting

We were so excited to be a part of the ribbon cutting at the Gainesville Regional Airport to welcome American Eagle to Gainesville! They are now providing non-stop flights to Miami. We provided an international menu of hors d'oeuvres to commemorate the occasion.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jay's Bridal Wedding Expo

We had such a great time meeting everyone at the Jay's Bridal Wedding Expo! Thanks for coming out to see us!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Visit our Gift Shop!

We have revamped our Gift Shop for our local and out of town guests! Looking for a unique wedding gift? Come visit our gift shop which features Sweetwater wine glasses, coffee mugs, jewelry and much more.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Thursday, June 10, 2010


We would like to take a moment to thank all of our amazing clients for helping us win these great awards! We are so lucky to have such wonderful clients and friends.

Thanks also to The Knot and Wedding Wire!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Check us out on KB Kakes Blog!

What a great way to start off the week!

Another of our fabulous vendor friends has featured Sweetwater on their blog. The mother-daughter team at KB Kakes does fantastic and quality work. If you are looking for a unique and decedent treat for your wedding guests, you must meet with Kathy and Erika! We were honored to be part of their new blog and website, as KB Kakes selected Sweeetwater's McKenzie House for their photo shoot.

Visit them at kbkakes.com and see for yourself how breathtaking KB's Kake Kreations really ar

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blogging Bride: Kate Bringardner

We have the pleasure of announcing our first ever bride-blogger. Kate and Ryan got married on February 28, 2009 and held their reception here at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Kate volunteered to write a blog post for us and we can't be more excited! She had some amazing details including dancing shoes and late night pizza! Check out her post complete with photos, great advice and tips from her big day:

Our Love Story:

Ryan and I met when we were students at the University of Florida in May 2004. I was finishing graduate school and had accepted a job teaching in Atlanta a week before I met him; the cliché that you meet someone when you are least looking was true for me! After a great summer together, I moved to Atlanta as planned, and we had a two-year long distance relationship before I moved back to Gainesville. December 2007, Ryan proposed on a ski lift in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We were married February 28, 2009.

Why the Sweetwater Branch Inn?

When I first started planning, I knew I wanted our reception to have a classic simplicity; I wanted guests to feel relaxed and comfortable as if they were at a dinner party at our home. The Sweetwater provided a gorgeous, intimate venue. From my first visit, I could imagine McKenzie hall decorated exactly as I wanted with white hydrangeas and our friends and family laughing underneath the lights on the patio.

More practically, everyone at the Sweetwater was so gracious. That really confirmed my decision, which was absolutely the best wedding decision I made.

Favorite details:

Ryan and I wanted the reception to be very “us.” In lieu of wedding favors, we gave a donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation, which is very personal to me because my mom is a breast cancer survivor. Macaroni and cheese has been my favorite food my whole life, so I insisted on having it at my wedding (Ryan contributed the idea of having bacon in it); it was delicious! Ryan wanted milk served with our incredible carrot cake by Jenny. We gave flip-flops as dancing shoes for when women’s high heels because uncomfortable. At the end of the night, we had pizza delivered as a late night snack.

Happiest memories:

My happiest memory of the whole day was actually saying my vows! I loved dancing my first dance with Ryan and the Father-Daughter dance with my dad. We actually had 96% attendance rate, which was higher than anticipated; Ryan and I were very touched that so many people wanted to support our wedding. We really felt loved, both by one another and all our guests.

Before the wedding, I had the most fun morning with my mom, mother-in-law, sister, and sisters-in-law at Mode Salon.

Advice for future brides:

Enjoy this time! Your wedding should be unique to you and your future husband. Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, but don’t lose focus on your future marriage.

Consider the vendors you will actually spend time with on your wedding day thoughtfully. It is one of the most important days of your life, and you want to feel as comfortable as possible. Try to talk to former clients about their experiences.

Late night pizza!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Featured Vendor on Verve Studio Blog

Want to kick off the weekend by discovering a fabulous wedding photographer? How about 2? Our friends over at Verve Studio are just the couple you need to meet. Matt and Krystal Radlinski make up the talented and dynamic team that we love to work with.

Sweetwater was selected to be Verve Studio's featured vendor this week and we're so excited! Please take a minute to check out their brand new blog and find out what makes Verve Studio so awesome! You'll be happy you did. : )


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sweetwater Has a Colonnade!

We've been dying to announce our new addition for so long. Well, here it is!

We have added a new ceremony spot to our gardens! Along with our classic gazebo, our couples will also have the choice to get married at a larger spot complete with 10 foot Corinthian columns. We can't wait to see what our brides and florists will do! Betsy from the Plant Shoppe was our pioneer.

Lindsey looks gorgeous! The whole family was such a pleasure to work with and we can't wait to post again about their whole wedding and reception soon.

Special thanks to Stewart and Susan Powers from Powers Photography for the awesome (and super quick) shots!
Flowers by the Plant Shoppe
Lindsey's dress from Solutions Bridal


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