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Couture. 9 & 10 Delicate fl owers form a stunning

Bridal Couture. 2 Fresh, ripe peaches serve as

Raznikov. 6 Savory shrimp cocktail, prepared by

a shimmering bridal party. Both designed by Flowers

by Haute Bride, available at A Little Something White

escort card holders created by the talented team at Jubilee Events. Photographed by Carla Ten Eyck.

Escort card by Ceci NY. 3 A letterpress invitation with soft coral ink is simply lovely. From Paper & Pearl.

4 Cheers from Russell Morin Catering & Events! Refreshing cocktails photographed by Sara Zarrella.

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the sweetest petite treat. Photographed by Corinna

Festivities, is the perfect palate pleaser for any

soirée. 7 A peach chiffon Donna Morgan bridesmaid

arrangement, and bountiful bouquets add texture to by Semia and photographed by Erin McGinn. 11 The

Catered Aff air serves up classic New England fare on

gown embodies a bohemian vibe. Available at The

the trendiest of dishes from Be Our Guest. Photo-

chiffon gown by Kelly Faetanini depicts summer

peach fl owers harmonize to create a fresh bouquet

White Dress by the Shore. 8 A shimmering peach

luxury. Available at A Little Something White Bridal

graphed by Corinna Raznikov. 12 White poppies and by Poppy Floral. Photographed by Lindsey Orton.


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FRESH GREENERY A revitalizing hue symbolic of new beginnings; Pantone’s Color of the Year is nature’s neutral.

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to your table design. 5 Flourishing foliage on this invitation suite from Paper & Pearl evokes the

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a clean, refreshing arbor overlooking the serene

lushness of the great outdoors. 6 A garland of

ocean. Event design by Nicole Simeral & Company.

sweet potato crisps atop garden vegetables by

greenery intertwined with creamy white flowers by

Forks & Fingers is a crunchy treat. Photographed

Lilacs decorates the groom’s chair. Event design

latest floral trend is to wear your bouquet. Designed

at Long’s Jewelers. 2 Local romaine greens with

by Manny Vargas. 3 An emerald and diamond halo

teardrop pendant is truly breathtaking Available

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the Roberta Pitcher from Giardini Di Sole add zest

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by SD Events. Chiavari chair from Be Our Guest.

Photographed by Joe Mikos. 7 This pistachio-crusted

scallop with spring pea risotto, crafted by Blackstone

Caterers, is a savory bite-sized treat. Photographed

Photographed by David Murray Weddings. 9 The by Marc Hall Design. Event design by Janie Haas

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CL ASSIC NAVY Navy doesn’t just mean nautical; this classic hue adds regal elegance to any design.

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sapphire and diamond ring in platinum by JB Star is

at Giardini Di Sole. 2 Add a pop of color to your table

statement with these art deco inspired earrings in

white ceramics made in Tuscany. Register for them with these ocean-hued wine glasses from Rhode

Island Rentals. 3 This navy two-piece bridesmaid

dress by Hayley Paige is on trend for the modern bridal party. Available at A Little Something White

Bridal Couture. 4 An embellished collar glams up

this timeless Donna Morgan Bridesmaids silhouette.

Available at The White Dress by the Shore. 5 A

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simply stunning. From Long’s Jewelers. 6 Make a

Event Design by Janie Haas Events. Photographed

rich blue hues available at Long’s Jewelers. 7 Rich

against sheer window-paned linens from Table

by Lea St. Germain. 10 Gold-trimmed navy escort cards

navy paper paired with a seashell motif exudes Cape

Toppers are the epitome of nautical elegance. Event

Cod style. From The Pink Polka Dot. Photographed

design by Jodi Raphael Events. Photographed by

this sweet flower girl dress by Nicki Macfarlane.

gorgeous, creamy white bouquets featuring touches

Available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

of navy to coordinate with the bridesmaid gowns.

by KML Photography. 8 Regal meets whimsical with

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ETHEREAL BLUS H This delicate, feminine hue is the newest addition to the neutral color family.

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glistening rose comb by Haute Bride. Available at A

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of lush fl owers, foraged and designed by Flowers by

Couture. 3 This four-tier textured cake by Konditor

with rhinestones and a hint of rose from Something

garland. Photographed by Joseph Laurin. 10 A simple

flowers. Photographed by Sweet Monday. 4 A simple

Gomes. 7 A freshwater pearl charm bracelet from

script. From Paper & Pearl. 11 Subtle blush blossoms

femininity. Available at A Little Something White

one-of-a-kind. 8 Add vintage fl air to your hair with a

by Whim Events. Photographed by Tiff any Von.

1 Gatsby-like printed china from Be Our Guest displays 1920’s charm. 2 Arm candy is defined by this rose gold bracelet with Swarovski Elements by Haute

Bride. Available at A Little Something White Bridal

Meister is decorated beautifully with cascading pink

silhouette in soft blush by Hayley Paige evokes pure

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sea of blush tulle and finishes with lace embroidery by Bridal Couture. 6 Delight in this sweet cake accented Diff erent Cake Couture. Photographed by Charlie

Long’s Jewelers is the faintest shade of blush making it

Little Something White Bridal Couture. 9 Bouquets

Semia, blend seamlessly to create a magical illusion of blush monogrammed invitation suite shines with gold

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BOLD BORDEAUX A rich, magical hue that evokes style, grace, and luxury in any form.

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Dress by the Shore. 2 An unexpected color combination creates floral magic that captivates the eye.

Designed by Poppy Floral at the Boston Public

Available at Long’s Jewelers. 5 The fresh catch of the

day, served by Forks & Fingers, is pepper seared ahi tuna with an Asian vegetable medley atop wasabi mashed potatoes. Photographed by Manny Vargas.

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Snap! Weddings at Blithewold Mansion. 8 A seasonal roasted beet bisque is a favorite from Blackstone

Caterers. Photographed by Molly Lo. 9 A budding

6 Deep burgundy watercolor creates the illusion of

duo adds an autumnal pop of color to this bouquet of

by Coral Pheasant. 7 Moody mauve and brilliant

graphed by Henry + Mac Photo Co. 10 Johnny cakes

Library. Photographed by Ashley O’Dell. 3 Pink

wine stains on this playful save-the-date designed

greens created by Sayles Livingston Design. Photo-

Available at Long’s Jewelers. 4 Make a unique state-

bordeaux blooms form rich textural bouquets that

topped with summer berry compote and crème fraiche

tourmaline and garnet earrings radiate true elegance.

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Rachael Sirois of Farrissey Floral Design drew inspiration from the vibrant whaling history of the city of New Bedford and the surrounding sea views from The New Bedford Whaling Museum to create the perfect setting for a wedding in the newlyopened Harbor View Gallery. Its private terrace was the ideal location for an intimate lounge area overlooking the harbor. Inside, a wall of floor-toceiling windows cast natural light on a solid wood table decorated with glass pedestals overflowing with white peonies and greenery which appeared as if they were blowing in the ocean breeze. Sirois described, “No detail went unexplored. Our use of glass elements throughout the tablescape gave a nod to the local history and the glass museum around the corner. This styled wedding shoot was inspired not only by the colors of stormy seas, but by the rich culture of New Bedford and the timeless charm of the city and its heritage.�


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I N D I G O I S T H E C O LO R O F I NT U IT I O N, I NT EG RIT Y, AN D P E RC E PT I O N .

It is helpful in achieving deeper levels of consciousness and being in the present moment; a mantra that was very important to Katie and Simon on their wedding day, and led them to make the deep blue hue the foundation of their design. Inspired by all the natural surroundings of Elihu Island, the couple wanted everything to be organic from color to details. There were many handmade details such as the dip-dyed shibori fabric table runners, napkins, and curtains in rich indigo. “Everything was custom designed in a collaborative manner to help reflect our love, and the island where we would celebrate that. There was a natural theme throughout that gently wove together the color palette and energy we wished to be present on the day of our wedding,” Katie explained. Her bouquet was lush with greens, featuring touches of indigo and white blooms wrapped loosely with leather and fabric.


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EMBRACING AUTUMN AND ALL ITS BEAUTIFUL COLORS, T HE F LOWERS BY SEMIA T EAM C REAT ED A MAGIC AL AT M OS P H E R E F O R T H I S P ROV I D E N C E W E D D I N G .

In Kendra’s favorite season, at their favorite hotel in Providence, Chris popped the question. From that moment, they knew they would have a city-chic wedding with a touch of bohemian flair in October. “Flowers by Semia, truly brought our vision to life. Behind our dessert table, they created a backdrop that was breathtaking in its originality and ability to showcase the gorgeous florals and color palette. It was the perfect culmination of all the different colors, textures, and materials of our wedding in one display,” Kendra raved. Each table lent itself to its own unique décor. Unexpected design elements like antlers were paired with botanicals and bark. Geodes served as table numbers and agate slices were used as escort cards. Even the invitation suite designed by The Paper Perfectionist set the tone of the day precisely with a watercolor bohemian-floral motif.

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SOF T BLUSH, DEEP REDS AND LUSH MOSSY GREENS C REAT E A GL AMOROUS COLOR PALET T E FOR T HIS WEDDING AT NEWPORT VINEYARDS. Warm natural light

from the floor-to-ceiling windows flooded the event space on a beautiful spring afternoon. Twinkling chandeliers softened the exposed wooden beams, reclaimed barn wood and natural wine barrels, setting a rustic tone for the day. Color was very important to the bride as the grape vines and trees hadn’t bloomed in the vineyard yet. “I wanted something that would pop!” Meghan exclaimed. Each of the floral arrangements were slightly different from one another to create a more organic and relaxed ambiance. Mixed matched votive candles surrounded each centerpiece warming the table and adding a little sparkle. “We love hosting parties at our home and wanted our wedding décor to be a reflection of our personalities,” Meghan said. The night ended with delectable desserts and lots of dancing!

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C AST LE HILL IN T HE SPRING WAS A DREAM COME T RUE FOR PJ AND DARYL.

The soft colors of the season inspired their décor and established the ambiance for the day. The trellis on the back lawn, overlooking the ocean where the ceremony was held, was full of an array of pink blooms and spring greenery. “Semia Dunne, of Flowers by Semia, fully understood our vision. She was just as excited as we were every step of the way until the day of our wedding,” PJ said. The interior of the tent was transformed into an ethereal springtime garden. Blush draping and twinkling chandeliers from Exquisite Events set the stage for floral extravagance. The chandeliers were adorned with lush greenery dangling delicately over two massive gold urns that were overflowing with spring flowers. Smaller blush and white arrangements lined the long head table and were centered on the smaller round tables. The newlyweds enjoyed dinner beside their guests in chiffon and floral covered chairs.


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ST EMMING F ROM CHELSEA’ S LONG-T IME LOVE OF T HE COLOR PURPLE, HER AND JORDAN’S COLOR STORY BEGAN WIT H T HE BRIDESMAID GOWNS. Each of Chelsea’s bridesmaids had the opportunity

to choose her own gown, resulting in clean, simple silhouettes in an array of pink and violet. The Taj Boston hotel, where the couple was married, offers sweeping views of the Boston Public Garden which inspired Chelsea to bring the garden elements indoors. The ceremony space was transformed with lush petals in violet and magenta that covered the aisle leading up to the custombuilt arbor designed by the Flowers by Semia team. Clear vases topped with floral spheres anchored each row of seats, adding to the indoor garden feel. The all-orchid bouquet that Chelsea carried down the aisle symbolized all the values in her and Jordan’s relationship: love, admiration, dignity, and strength. The modern ballroom inside the Taj Boston was filled with tall gold vessels bursting with soft blooms completing the captivating garden look.

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had been married 30 years prior, a clear-top tent from Chase Canopy was transformed into a magical forest. The couple called on Allison Wildes Liset from Elegant Engagements to source the talent for the day. Sayles Livingston Design created floral trees in rich green hues with touches of coral that decorated each long table. “Our florist, Sayles Livingston, did a great job of interpreting our request for lush arrangements with interesting and unusual accents,” the bride raved. As a nod to the salt marshes and Nantucket sound that surrounded them, real scallop shells, that were collected on the beach by the bride’s parents, decorated each place setting. Cerulean was introduced into the color story through linens and the bridesmaid dresses, complementing the palette perfectly. Twinkling lights strung above completed the magical forest vibe.

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BOSTON HARBOR HOT EL’ S UN PARALLELED VIEWS OF THE CITY'S HARBOR, FIT PERFECTLY WITH LAURA’S LONGTIME LOVE OF PALE BLUE AND GRAY. When developing the color story for her wedding, Laura wanted to keep it classic and enhance the beauty surrounding the Boston Harbor Hotel. Round tables in crisp white linen accompanied by white chiavari chairs filled the ballroom. Soft, champagne-hued arrangements with touches of pale blue flora brought color and dimension to the table design. Floorto-ceiling, 360 degree windows allowed beautiful, natural light to flood the ballroom and made the guests feel as though they were dining outdoors. Every area of the Boston Harbor Hotel provided a breathtaking backdrop for photos from the rotunda, to the iconic arch, to the grand staircase beneath the dome skylight. The color story was consistent through all elements of the day including the wedding cake prepared by the hotel’s catering team.


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SOF T BLUSH, GOLD, AND POPS OF GRAY C REAT E A WARM AND INVIT ING AMBIANC E IN T HE WOODEN BALLROOM OF A POPULAR CONNECTICUT BEACH CLUB.

Countless rows of blush chiffon draping covered the ceiling, while crystal chandeliers illuminated the fabric, casting an ethereal glow on the tables below. Lauren and Sean’s dream of a New York glam meets Palm Beach-chic wedding was coming true. It was very important to them that everything felt warm, soft, and inviting, which is why they chose a color palette of neutrals. “Maggie and Katie at Slainte Event Planning & Design understood what we wanted from the very beginning and introduced us to fabulous vendors who were able to bring our vision to life. Ryan Designs brought in drapery, bars, and chandeliers which helped tie everything together and provide the ethereal feel we wanted,” Lauren described. Everything, right down to Lauren’s dress, was blush with floral detailing, completing the overall look.

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INSPIRED BY THE WARM COLORS AND CACTI OF CALIFORNIA, T HE F LOWERS BY SEMIA T EAM HOST ED A BABY SHOWER FOR ONE OF T HEIR OWN. To honor fellow floral designer and mom-to-be,

Stephanie Gallo, Semia Dunne transformed her studio into a sophisticated space for a celebration. Succulents and cacti filled shimmery gold and sleek white vessels, while aloe plants laid loosely on the table created a raw landscape. Many of the floral arrangements were clean and simple featuring one outstanding bloom. Tropical produce, like papaya and star fruit, added a vibrant pop of color and complemented the poppies and ranunculus. “We basically wanted to take all of the mom-to-be’s favorite things and put them on one table. The poppies were perfection—tissue paper ruffles for days!” Dunne exclaimed. Cocktail napkins in gold geometric prints paired perfectly with the gold flatware and textured metal chargers provided by Peterson Party Center. The table was centered under a large modern installation that looked like an adult mobile, adding a touch of whimsy to the intimate gathering.


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sea grass that surrounded the terrace at Waterman Grille, Kim Lamothe of Greenlion Design began envisioning her arrangements. “We included worn gold, berries, vines, and subtle shades of turned witch-hazel leaves to add soft yellow to the cream blooms,” she described. Billowy ivory chiffon draping fashioned by Ryan Designs encircled the terrace for the ceremony overlooking the river. Golden sea grass and wooden benches lined the aisle that was embellished with a beautiful oriental rug. The view was just as gorgeous from the dining room, where floor-to-ceiling windows flooded the space with a serene glow. The inviting table was set with sky blue linen from Be Our Guest, earthy floral arrangements, and dark blue tapers. A savory four-course dinner prepared by the Waterman Grille, featured fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and exhibited all the restaurant’s culinary talents.


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T HE DAT E OF DANIKA AND KEVIN’S WEDDING, NEW YEAR’S EVE, LENT IT SELF TO A GLIT ZY WINT ER COLOR STORY. The navy and gold damask printed walls of the event

space at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI inspired the rest of the wedding décor. Wintery arrangements of fresh juniper and ivory flora decorated every table. Votive candles floated in water-filled vessels varying in height; illuminating the winter flora and glittery table runners. For a touch of whimsy, retro gold alarm clocks were placed on every table and set to go off at the stroke of midnight. “Our vendors were all so great to work with. From our florist, Botanica Wedding Studio, to our coordinator at Hotel Viking, we were able to work with each one of them closely and discuss the vision that we had,” Danika exclaimed. A scrumptious cake from Konditor Meister capped off the night in the sweetest way.

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SOF T PINK BLOSSOMS AND SHIMMERING GOLD ACCENT S CREAT ED A ROMANT IC AMBIANCE IN T HE T IMELESSLY ELEGANT BALLROOM AT T HE PROVIDENCE BILT MORE. Channeling her inner Audrey Hepburn,

Stephanie imagined a classic summer wedding that she could look back on in fifty years and still love her gown, flowers, and décor. “When we first visited the Providence Biltmore, we knew instantly that we wanted to have our reception in the Grand Ballroom. The beauty of the ballroom speaks for itself and we knew we would be able to create a classic, timeless feel for our wedding,” said Stephanie. Gold linen covered every table complementing the gilded architecture of the Grand Ballroom. Blush and cream roses romanced the room with their light summery scent. The day was perfect and its enduring style will be remembered for years to come.

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F RO M T H E I R S E N T I M E N T S T O T H E C H E R RY BLOSSOM TREE, THE COUPLE SAW THEIR DAY THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES, WITH HELP F ROM A PIN K AND WHIT E COLOR PALET T E WIT H POPS OF METALLIC GOLD. Alexa was always inspired by the airy beauty of springtime in Boston; especially in the Boston Public Garden. She knew she wanted her wedding day to be filled with spring flowers, but the focal point to be cherry blossom branches. Maria Simpson and Janie Haas of Janie Haas Events brought Alexa’s magical vision to life. The couple was married under a stunning arch of cherry blossom branches. Guests mingled during cocktail hour in a swanky event lounge designed by Reserve Modern Event Rental. Gold crown chairs anchored a creamy white linen loveseat and hexagonal metal cocktail tables where guests could rest their feet comfortably. In the ballroom, awe-inspiring cherry blossom branches and spring greenery emerged from crystal vases, while driftwood and candles in mercury glass vessels were scattered throughout, completing the romantic décor.

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SO F T PI N K B LOOM S AN D RI C H G RE EN E RY B L EN D ED T O G E T H E R P E R F E C T LY F O R T H I S WAT E R F R O N T C EREMONY AT T H E NONANT UM RESORT. It was that

perfect time of year when autumn had arrived, but the colors and feel of summer hadn’t quite been blown away. Because she grew up only minutes from The Nonantum, Hannah knew it had that ideal mix of atmosphere and nostalgia she was looking for. “My favorite thing about Kennebunk is no matter the season you absolutely feel embraced by its quaint, but undeniably charming New England feel,” said Hannah. Large stone urns overflowing with greenery, swirly branches, and creamy white flowers decorated the ceremony aisle outside, while blush and champagne hued flowers filled the resort inside. Each table’s centerpiece was slightly different from the next, from the flowers to the mercury glass vases that held them. The mixed matched trend continued with the bridesmaids in their pale pink dresses with varying necklines. Their creamy white bouquets completed the look while still complementing the bride perfectly.


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SHADES OF PINK AND INKY BLUE CONT RAST BEAUTIFULLY CREATING A FRESH, YET REFINED S U M M E R C O LO R PA L E T T E . Elisabeth envisioned

her wedding day to be filled with romance in the most sophisticated way. The beautiful venue they chose, rich in history and architecture, lent itself to that. Lush blooms filled the mansion, and creamy white and rosy pink floral spheres were perched upon clear glass vessels giving the illusion that they were floating. “My vendors were all lovely; however, I would have to rave the most about our florist,  Giti Gerami of Botanica Wedding Flowers. The flowers were a very important part of the décor because the fluffy pinks and soft greens helped create the romantic look we were going for,” Elisabeth exclaimed. Pops of gold in the lighting, stationery, and chiavari chairs created a warm and inviting atmosphere, adding to the romance of the day.


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Blush was the anchor of the color palette that the couple chose for their day and it was visible everywhere, from the attire to the paper goods. “Blush is a popular color in weddings so we worked hard to use it in a way that was a bit different and more personal to the couple. Silver and gray added just the right amount of glamour and elegance that Yuna was searching for, while still maintaining an overall romantic vibe,” event designer Libby Basile of Jubilee Events explained. As a nod to Yuna’s Japanese culture, Coral Pheasant created a custom orchid motif that lined the envelopes of the invitation suite. The orchid theme continued in the fl oral design. White orchids cascaded down from tall arrangements and were neatly tucked into smaller vases that featured blush peonies. Yuna’s breathtaking orchid bouquet was the crown jewel of the overall design.

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T HE ALL-WHIT E, MODERN BALLROOM AT T HE PROVIDENCE G WAS THE PERFECT BLANK CANVAS MARIELY AND MIKE WERE LOOKING FOR TO HOST T HEIR WEDDING. “The Providence G was the

first venue we visited and as soon as we walked out we knew that’s where we would be getting married,” Mariely described. The couple’s color story developed through the vision of a modern, romantic wedding with a touch of Hollywood glamour and Mariely’s love for blush pink and mint green. Soft lighting, blush linens, and floral sculptures created the illusion of an all-pink ballroom. Floral spheres in pink and champagne hues were dripping with crystals, adding that touch of glam Mariely had envisioned. Mint was tied in through the bridesmaids in their flowing chiffon gowns, contrasting beautifully with their blush bouquets. A custom boxwood hedge was decorated with bright summer flora and Mariely and Mike’s initials, making it the perfect spot for a photo-op for all in attendance.

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ICE CREAM HUES CREAT ED A BRIGHT AND FUN MOOD FOR T HIS LAT E SUMMER WEDDING IN NARRAGANSET T, RI. Not only does The Dunes Club boast gorgeous beach views, but their colors, teal and white, contrasted flawlessly with Ellie’s favorite color: pastel green. To make sure the day went off without a hitch, Ellie sourced the talent of Emily Devaud of Em Devaud Events. Thoughtful details and color choices tied all of the elements of the wedding together. Ellie styled her bridesmaids in beautiful, pistachio chiffon gowns. She knew the color would look beautiful against the ocean as well as in the venue’s airy reception space. Natural light flooded the ballroom casting a warm summer glow on the pink and peach floral arrangements that lined the tables. Deep teal chairs and dinner plates provided a fun twist on the norm and brought out the greens in each floral arrangement. Happy memories were made and Erin McGinn captured every moment for the couple to cherish forever.


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AS SUMMER MEET S FALL, SOF T COLORS SET T HE TONE FOR T HIS VINTAGE-INSPIRED WEDDING AT T HE LENOX IN BOSTON. Alicia knew

from the beginning that she wanted a muted color palette to play up the sophisticated, vintage-inspired look she was going for. “The Lenox Hotel, which prides itself on being “The Original Boutique Hotel,” was just dripping in class and old-fashioned style. It was the ideal backdrop for the intimate wedding we were looking to create,” Alicia described. Natural light flooded the ballroom from the breathtaking dome glass ceiling above. Silver embroidered lace linen shimmered in the light making the bouquets of dahlias and roses glisten on every table. The color story continued with the bridesmaids and the adorable flower girl in their dusty rose gowns. A vision in white, Alicia completed the beauty of the bridal party in a classic Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.


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RICH GREEN PAIRED WIT H BRIGHT FUCHSIA AND PURPLE CAME TOGET HER TO CREAT E AN ENCHANT ED FOREST FOR T HIS SPECIAL QUINCEANERA. For Jasmine’s special day she wanted a mystical enchanted

forest that truly represented her personality. Her family called on the talents of event designer Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative–Event Planning & Design to bring her vision to life. “When creating an enchanted forest theme one could conjure up multiple looks, but because this was for a young lady we wanted the design to be clean and defined, but also create a magical and vibrant feeling,” Dratch-Parker explained. Box hedges lined the tent, making guests feel like they were wandering through a forest. Large silver urns were bursting with bright flora and earthy branches on each table. Mini spotlights peeked through patches of moss to illuminate every urn adding to the magical ambiance. The number cards on each table were branded with Jasmine’s first initial and explained the significance of the Quinceañera celebration. The theme was carried out flawlessly—right down to the delightful cake.

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THE SUMMER HUES REPRESENT ED IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN WERE T HE INSPIRAT ION FOR T HIS CIT Y-CHIC WED DI N G. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston has striking floor-to-ceiling

windows that overlook the Boston Public Garden, so the couple chose a theme and color story that added to the pre-existing beauty of the venue and its surroundings. A modern-meets-classic motif was defined by a palette of iris purple, shimmering silver, and pops of cream. “We wanted to create a sophisticated and elegant feel that complemented the venue. Lighting and candlelight made a huge impact, adding warmth to the overall look. Touches of bling showed off the couple’s fun, playful side,” Tasha Bracken of SD Events recalled. Vibrant purple lighting illuminated the ballroom and made the creamy white florals that decorated every table look like they were glowing. With sophistication evident in all the details, this wedding was a memorable event for all in attendance.

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F LO R A L H U ES F I L L T H I S M O D E RN, BOST O N H OT E L BA L L ROO M F O R A DREAMY LATE SUMMER WEDDING. Growing up, both Hillary and Zak’s parents were

avid gardeners and took much pride in their designs, so it was no surprise when they had visions of creating an indoor garden oasis for their ceremony and reception. Lo McShay of Lo Lo Event Design partnered with Poppy Floral to bring their concept to life. Meghan Perlow of Poppy Floral created a breathtaking floral Chuppah comprised of over 400 roses in creamy purple and honey hues. As a nod to Zak’s Moroccan heritage, paper lanterns with laser-cut Moroccan motifs were hung outside on the terrace where cocktails were served following the ceremony. The floral extravagance continued into the ballroom where terracotta pots overflowing with flowers and greens were suspended above long mirrored tables. At the smaller tables, rose domes in three heights and shades added to the elegance of the room.

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Zoe. 6 Vintage-inspired headpiece by Heart of Gold Designs pairs well with timeless pearl earrings by Maria Elena. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed by Charlotte Jenks Lewis.

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Pheasant establishes the tone with this custom invitation suite in honeycomb hues. 10 Inside The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, exposed

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1 Elegant place settings from Be Our Guest surround an arrangement

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Available at The White Dress by the Shore. 3 A fl oral French lace gown by Anna Maier embodies classic grace. Available at A Little

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orchids form a lush bouquet in blush hues by Flowers by Semia. Photographed by The Harris Co. 6 Magnificent cake art is defined

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earrings by Haute Bride from A Little Something White Bridal

Couture. 8 A fl oral ball gown by Romona Keveza is truly ethereal.

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features an ocean blue face. Available at Long’s Jewelers. 5 This trendy two-piece bridal gown by Made with Love is perfect for a

wedding on the beach. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed by Love from Luff. 6 Handmade ceramic pesce

bowls from Giardini Di Sole will add a touch of nautical whimsy

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single golden tier. 3 A gilded charger, flatware and lace linen, from

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Floral Design, add romance to the table at Chapel Grille. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari. 4 & 5 A layered ball gown by Sareh Nouri is a

modern twist on a traditional favorite, and a liquid metallic bridesmaid gown by Amsale embodies sheer elegance. Both available at

A Little Something White Bridal Couture. 6 Breathtaking diamond

halo engagement rings from Long’s Jewelers are pure loveliness.

7 A classic invitation is dressed up with glistening script and an art

deco inspired envelope from Papers. Photographed by Molly Lo. 8 A stunning gown custom designed by Candice Wu Couture features a

fairytale-like train. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari. 9 A spectacular

wedding cake inspired by luxurious strings of pearls and a feathered

skirt is artfully designed by Something Different Cake Couture. Photographed by Adeline & Grace. 10 A gold leather crown chair from

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T H E A L L-W H I T E B A L L R O O M AT K I R K B R A E CO U N T RY C LU B I S G L A M M E D U P W I T H 1920’ S E L E G A N C E A N D C H A R M .

Ashley knew she wanted her wedding to be filled with warmth and romance, so soft colors, low lighting, and a touch of Gatsby flair became the vision for the couple’s big day. “Kirkbrae Country Club was able to accommodate a large wedding while still giving that sense of intimacy we were looking for,” Ashley explained. Kirkbrae’s all white ballroom was beautifully transformed into an ornate setting. Crystal chandeliers illuminated the ballroom, which was filled with glowing candles of

varying heights, creating a warm and romantic environment for the evening. Tall crystal vases were topped with large floral spheres of lush, creamy blooms intertwined with crystal garland to make each centerpiece sparkle. The bridal party’s attire completed the theme. Ashley wore a timeless dress and long flowing veil, while her bridesmaids wore blush chiffon gowns in strapless silhouettes. They all carried pale pink and white bouquets to match.

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Coastal Classic

OCEAN BLUES AND CRISP WHITES COMPLEMENT BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS AND TIMELESS DÉCOR WITH NAUTICAL FLAIR.

One of their guests described the wedding as Kennedy-esque, but Shannon and Ben called it totally us. Inspired by the magnificent water views of the venue, they decided on a natural color palette that wouldn’t distract anyone from the beauty that surrounded them. “Rachael from Farrissey Floral Design was essential in helping us pull off the look and feel we were going for. Not only did she help us shape our floral decisions, but she was willing to go above and beyond and help

wherever we needed her. Her knowledge, design sense and expertise is truly unmatched,” Shannon raved. The ceremony took place beneath a trellis adorned with greenery and white and subtle pale blue flowers. With sailboats gliding through the sparkling ocean in the background, Ben and Shannon became husband and wife. Guests enjoyed sweet treats and a simply decadent cake created by Artisan Bake Shop before dancing the evening away!

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MICHAEL AND DAN TIE THE K NOT AMIDST THE BE AUT Y SURROUNDING THE MOUNTAIN VIE W GR AND RESORT & SPA .

The historic Mountain View Grand Resort is located in the majestic White Mountain area of New Hampshire, lending itself to incredible views. Michael and Dan had a classic autumn wedding surrounded by the foliage-kissed White Mountains. Wanting their décor to harmonize with the colors of nature that surrounded them, Michael and Dan chose a classic color palette of white and gold. The gazebo, where the ceremony was held, was anchored by two oversized urns that were

bursting with pure white lilies. Inside the resort, crisp white linens were decorated with tall gold candelabras holding white and green floral arrangements. “The wedding coordinator at Mountain View Grand, Susan Powell, was instrumental in helping us with the food choices, table arrangements, and timeline of the day. She really did a great job,” Michael raved. “It was the perfect place for friends and family to come together and celebrate our wedding.”

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The Roaring Twenties

A 1920’S THEMED GALA COMMEMOR ATED TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND TEENS IN FOSTER CARE.

Foster Forward is an organization that ensures all children and youth in foster care have safe, healthy, and nurturing families and provides programs that promote empowerment. This year, their annual gala was held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, where guests were transported back in time to the roaring twenties. The venue’s original history lends itself specifically to this time period, which made it the perfect place to hold this special event. Cool blue lighting, dance performances and the musical sounds of the twenties set the tone for the night.

Floral centerpieces bursting with feathers were set upon crystal vases to look as though they were floating over the tables. Smaller arrangements and crystal elements were mixed in to add sparkle and depth to the space. “The extravagant lighting by Ormonde Productions, period music and dancers, elegant tablescapes, and unique early American décor helped to transport our guests through back alleys to the opulence of the roaring twenties,” Christina Jagolinzer of Foster Forward described.

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Midsummer Vows

TWINKLING LIGHTS CREATE A POLISHED VIBE FOR THIS WATERFRONT WEDDING AT NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM. When choosing a venue, Nicki knew she envisioned something other than a traditional ballroom, and she definitely wanted water views. The New England Aquarium was a perfect fit with its 270 degree water views and overall unique environment. “I didn’t want our wedding to be aquarium themed, because it would feel redundant. I also didn’t want our style choices to compete with the aquarium or the water views surrounding the tent,” Nicki explained. She hired the team at Lo Lo Event Design to develop a simple concept with elegant sparkle. Following a ceremony

overlooking Boston’s historic harbor, guests entered the white reception tent which was artfully transformed into a twinkling summer oasis. Greenery mixed with Edison bulbs hung from the ceiling making guests feel as if they were in a magical garden. Instead of traditional floral centerpieces, golden candelabras illuminated each table creating an intimate glow throughout the tent. As the night concluded, guests enjoyed delectable individual Boston cream pies crafted by the in-house culinary team at the aquarium.

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Classic Cape Cod JUST STEPS FROM THE BE ACH, WILLOWBEND COUNTRY CLUB WAS THE PERFEC T VENUE FOR COLLEEN AND DAN TO SAY “I DO.”

Colleen dreamed of having an elegant Cape Cod wedding when she was a little girl. She loved the salty air and vast beaches and couldn’t wait to start planning this magical day. Colleen and Dan fell in love with Willowbend Country Club as easily as they fell in love with each other. “Between the lush landscape and the sounds of babbling water, there were plenty of amazing spots for photos. I particularly loved the veranda which offered sweeping views of the whole property. It was a

perfect spot for spending time with our family and friends during the cocktail hour,” Colleen described. The iconic red barn and its proximity to the beach provided Colleen and Dan with the Cape Cod charm they were looking for. The theme continued inside Willowbend’s classic, white dining room, which was filled with gorgeous arrangements of gold-painted willow branches and pink orchids in sparkling crystal vases, plus an abundance of natural sunlight.

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Seaside Sophistication OCE AN VIEWS COMBINED WITH A MA JESTIC TENT AND SOF T SUMMER BLOOMS CRE ATE A L AID-BACK VIBE FOR THIS WEDDING AT CHATHAM BARS INN.

Every year since they began dating, Sarah and Jason retreated to Chatham Bars Inn for a mini vacation. So when Jason proposed, they already knew it would be the perfect location to celebrate. The vast tent from Sperry Tents became a blank canvas for the talents of event planner Tasha Bracken of SD Events. A mix of long and round farm tables were used to create dimension and allowed plenty of room for dancing. The tables were decorated with soft blush and cream blossoms expertly

arranged by Lilacs. For added sophistication and twinkle, crystal chandeliers were hung above the dance floor by Ormonde Productions. “SD Events really took our dreams for the wedding and made them a reality. Karen Taddei from Lilacs was also instrumental in the design and décor. Her flowers were absolutely stunning,” Sarah reminisced. Now, the couple will relive their happy memories and the magic of the day once a year on their annual visit to Cape Cod.

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Winter Elegance

CRISP WINTER WHITES, COZ Y FURS, AND A TOUCH OF GOLD WARMED THE AIR AT QUIDNESSE T T COUNTRY CLUB FOR THIS LOVELY WEDDING.

During the first weekend of the new year, when everything and everyone was still aglow from the holidays, Shayla and Michael tied the knot. Their vision for an elegant winter wedding came to life through the crisp white floral arrangements and cozy details that enhanced the beautiful ballroom. The bridesmaids donned navy floor-length gowns providing contrast to the otherwise all-white color palette. “The Quidnessett Country Club

ballroom is so grand and spacious–the all-white theme really lightened the room! The beautiful view of the ocean provided a coastal feel that played up the white, gold and navy color palette,” Shayla described. Cascading orchids and gold candelabras adorned every table creating a warm and romantic ambiance for the evening. Guests sipped seasonally inspired cocktails while dancing the night away.

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Beautiful Traditions

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Supriya envisioned the day to be rich with culture; embodying all the traditions and customs of a Hindu wedding without being too over-the-top. The Charles Hotel was the best option for the couple, the ballroom is gorgeous and was able to accommodate all of their guests, most of which were from out of town. “The Charles Hotel had easy access to the JFK path where the wedding procession (Baraat), of the groom on a horse with friends and family, arrived

from. The path was secluded from traffic and gave an authentic and intimate feel to the ceremony and the festivities,� Supriya reminisced. To create a fun vibe for the Sangeet (a celebration the night before the wedding), musical instruments and vibrant umbrellas were places on every table. The wedding ceremony was filled with the color red, as it symbolizes love, commitment, strength, and bravery in the Hindu culture.

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Harbor Vows

OCE AN VIEWS COMBINED WITH UNIQUE PERSONAL TOUCHES MAK E THIS TR ADITIONAL WEDDING AT HARBOR LIGHTS MARINA & COUNTRY CLUB UNFORGE T TABLE.

Lauren and Jonathan wanted a traditional wedding with a color palette that reflected the summer season and details that were unique to them. “Harbor Lights is located on the water so we were able to incorporate the beauty of nature into our wedding.” Lauren explained. The breezy summer day started with a romantic outdoor ceremony overlooking the harbor and docks. The bridesmaids wore lavender chiffon dresses which perfectly complemented the

groomsmen’s indigo tuxedos. Following the ceremony, guests were ushered into a room flooded with natural light and breathtaking harbor views, where the reception would take place. Barbell escort cards let guests know where they were sitting; a unique touch since Lauren and Jonathan met at a crossfit gym. The couple celebrated their nuptials by dining on fine food and dancing the night away with their family and friends.

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Storybook ROMANCE

THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WAS THE PICTURE-PERFECT

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rowing up summering in Little Compton, from a young age, Jessie always hoped to be married there. With 14 luxurious suites and sweeping coastal views, the Stone House was an easy choice for the couple because they had many guests coming in from out of town. The experts at Exquisite Events brought Jessie’s vision for a simple, yet elegant, wedding to life by sourcing all the right talent. Lush summer greens popped against a neutral palette of grey and ivory beneath the Sperry Tent just outside the Stone House, where the reception was held. A canopy of twinkling lights added just the right amount of sparkle to the overall design. Everything looked exactly the way the couple imagined it would. “We really loved our photographers, M.Studios. They were so fun and spunky; defi nitely went above and beyond to capture the right shot. We thought our pictures turned out beautifully,” Jessie raved.

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espite spending most of their relationship moving around the country for work, Patrick and Matt had always felt like Providence was home. Drawn to the architectural elegance and historical elements of the Providence Public Library, they knew they had to have their wedding there. “The Providence Public Library provided such a beautiful back drop; we preferred to enhance its historic features with our décor and lighting as opposed to transforming it,” Patrick described. Nicole Simeral of Nicole Simeral & Company helped make their dream wedding a reality by developing a design and sourcing the talent to help execute it. Custom uplighting from Ormonde Productions illuminated a towering wishing tree where the ceremony was held. Forgoing traditional floral design, the couple opted for autumn foliage in rich, masculine hues. In the reception area, massive arrangements comprised solely of magnolia leaves created drama and candlelight warmed the room creating an intimate ambiance for dinner.

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ting the tone for the night. 3 | Tiny succulents decorate every layer of this cake crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events. 4 | An autumnal favorite served by the talented chefs at Russell Morin Catering & Events. 5 | Crimson foliage adds a pop of autumn color to the overall design. opposite: In front of the custom wishing tree, their first appearance as a married couple is pure joy.

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Jackie Watson, of Jaclyn Watson Events had a very specific vision for this styled photo shoot. “I imagined a southern belle sitting in the back of a vintage Rolls Royce, driving up a dirt road lined by ancient trees. As it opens up, a white plantation with a large porch and beautiful columns glows in the sunlight. From the open front doors she can see straight through her childhood home’s foyer to the vast backyard where she will marry her love,” Watson describes. The vision was brought to life under a beautiful tent from Chase Canopy set on the lawn of an elegant farm. White chiffon draping created an ethereal summer vibe, softening the rustic farm table and cobblestone floor. Large palm fronds in all shapes and sizes mixed with white flora filled a tall gold urn in the center of the table. A beautiful presentation of southern favorites prepared by Forks & Fingers graced each plate. The day concluded with a delectable array of desserts.

cheddar biscuits with crispy pork belly, and a mac & cheese cupcake with bourbon maple candied bacon represent true southern favorites. 2 | Palm fronds border this summery invitation suite. 3 | A dramatic bouquet is lush with texture. 4 | This elegant place setting exudes Triple Crown flair. 5 | Delicious desserts decorate a rustic farm table. 6 | Seared Stonington scallops with house-cured bacon and leek smashed potatoes and crispy blue point oysters is mouthwatering. opposite: A creamy ball gown with structured layers from A Little Something White Bridal Couture paired with a bold red lip completes the vision.

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eanna and Dan had two things in mind when they met with their event designer Mindy Home of AE Events; they loved the combination of black and white, and wanted a modern, artistic floral design to enhance the museum’s artwork and décor. “Our favorite part of this wedding was pulling some non-traditional elements into the space that many couples would have been scared to try. Luckily, Jeanna was excited to work with elements like mirrored tables, ombré flowers, and striped napkins. It really helped to create a truly personalized look for them,” Home recalled. Two floral topiaries in silver urns surrounded by pillar candles formed an entrance to the ceremony area. Oversized candelabras anchored the rows of seating, warming the gallery with their soft glow. In the contemporary reception space, mirrored tables accompanied by ghost chairs echoed the modern architecture. Ombré flowers lined the tables and were juxtaposed with bold black and white napkins. Knowing that Jeanna and Dan will forever be able to show their kids where they got married was the icing on the cake!

through halls of mesmerizing colors. 3 | The museum’s grand staircase provides a stunning backdrop. 4 | Soft music serenades guests into the main gallery where the ceremony took place. 5 | A playful mix of fl owers and stripes offers a modern twist. opposite: An all-white floral design allows the surrounding artwork to shine.

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Delaware natives John and Jen stumbled upon the Glen Manor House while on the hunt for a venue that reminded them of Italy. While they couldn’t orchestrate a destination wedding in Italy, they still wanted to bring that warmth and romance to a destination in the states and Glen Manor House had everything they had hoped for. Greenlion Design transformed the venue into an Italian villa with sprawling greens and wine-hued flora placed on mantels and tables. A five-course dinner prepared by Blackstone Caterers featured traditional Italian fare such as monkfish, roasted rapini, and pappardelle in a forest mushroom cream sauce. “The Glen Manor House provided a perfect backdrop for all of the gorgeous arrangements designed by the uber-talented Kim Lamothe of Greenlion Design. Blackstone Caterers meticulously crafted a truly atmospheric dinner, and it was all captured masterfully by our photographer, Rebecca Arthurs,” Jen gushed.

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opposite: 1 | Picturesque doors allow for the perfect entrance. 2 | Merlot-hued flora peek out from an abundance of greenery. 3 | Romance and warmth fills the dining room. 4 | An Italian pastry known as millefoglie serves as the wedding cake. 5 | A kiss before their first dance as husband and wife. this page: 6 | Crawling greens give an organic feel to the mantelpiece. 7 | Cheers to the happy couple! 8 | An elegant place setting is illuminated in an amber glow. 9 | Rich, textural flora in wine and cream hues pop against the bride’s beaded gown.

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amantha grew up spending weekends at her family’s Cape Cod home in the quaint village of Cotuit. It was her home away from home and she never had any doubt that she wanted to be married there. The wedding décor was inspired by the town and the memories Samantha had built with her neighbors. She and Trevor were married beneath an arch of creamy white flora and rich summer greens on the lawn which overlooked the ocean. The reception was held on Samantha’s neighbor’s lawn, where she had attended weddings as a child. A majestic tent from Newport Tent was transformed into a summer ballroom fi lled with fresh flora and a very spacious dance floor. “Bill from Newport Tent was fantastic. He was very hands on and was out there each day helping his crew make sure the tent looked fabulous,” said Samantha. As the evening concluded, guests enjoyed a refreshing sorbet bar crafted by Max Ultimate Food.

1 | Happily wed, the couple poses for a photo before the reception begins. 2 | Place settings from Be Our Guest are clean and sophisticated. 3 & 4 | White floral arrangements are simply elegant under a stunning chandelier from Ormonde Productions. 5 | A mirrored head table paired with upholstered chairs adds glamour to the overall design. opposite: In a frame of lush, summery flora, Samantha and Trevor share their first kiss as husband and wife.

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or most of Nicole and Kevin’s guests this was a destination wedding, so the couple wanted it to feel like a vacation. “Newport has charm like no other city and The Bohlin was the perfect combination of great views and delicious food. The event manager walked through everything with us from our menus to furniture and linen options, provided suggestions for other vendors, and always answered my questions quickly and gracefully,” Nicole explained. One of those suggestions was floral designer Sayles Livingston. Her team created a breathtaking trellis made of driftwood and draped with beautiful summer blooms. The airy ambiance extended into the majestic Sperry tent where dinner was held. Pale blue linens were accented with bright floral arrangements in pinks and yellows, while ivory draping resembled the flowing sails on the boats in the marina.

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1 | Watercolor escort cards help guests find their table with ease. 2 | Warm summer air is brought inside with bright flora and breezy draping. 3 | Beautiful harbor views create a picturesque backdrop for photos. 4 | It’s the perfect moment for a group shot as a sailboat passes by. 5 | Pink peonies pop against creamy summer whites. 6 | The couple enjoys

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ari had always loved the pure elegance of an all-white wedding with the richness of added gold accents. She knew this sophisticated combination was exactly what she wanted and so the planning began. Venue selection was simple since she fell in love instantly with the gilded, old-world architecture of the ballroom at The Fairmont Copley Plaza and knew it could be juxtaposed with modern décor. The combined talents of Jodi Raphael Events and Carol Silverston brought Kari’s vision to life. Long mirrored tables were adorned with pure white flora and glistening candles. Round tables surrounded by Lucite chairs were decorated with cascading orchids in tall crystal vases. “Jodi and Carol were both amazing to work with. I had a distinct look and high expectations for how the décor would turn out and the result was flawless,” gushed Kari.

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uring their fi rst trip together, the couple visited Newport. While touring Rosecliff mansion, they looked at each other at the same time and said, “this would be a perfect place to have a wedding.” It was fate, and the gilded architecture complemented Marisa’s love for pink and white f lowers. Sayles Livingston Design covered every surface with an abundance of beautiful blooms. Each table held a crystal centerpiece topped with a lavish floral sphere of pink and white blossoms. The grand staircase was lined with white flora and candles, and even the sweetheart table was covered with a blanket of rosettes. “We wanted a fairytale wedding and that’s exactly what we had. With the help of Sayles Livingston, Rosecliff was transformed into a white and light pink dream. Inside and out, she placed beautiful floral arrangements with candles. Also, Blackstone Caterers orchestrated a superb dining experience. It truly was a beautiful day,” Marisa reminisced.

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1 | Delicate linens, gold-trimmed place settings and floral sculptures create a romantic dining experience. 2 | A five-tier wedding cake is like edible art with its gold scrolled piping and floral details. 3 | The couple enjoys every moment of their fairytale. 4 | Rosecliff's grand entrance, enhanced with white flowers, provides the perfect backdrop for photos. 5 | Gilded place settings rest upon a plush bed of roses. 6 | The bride awaits her groom surrounded by an enchanting display of flowers and candles. opposite: Ornate architecture and an abundance of flora create a dreamlike setting for this beautiful wedding.

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ustin proposed to Claire in Jamaica, but instead of bringing their guests to Jamaica, they decided to bring the island vibes to Nantucket. The couple searched for a venue able to accommodate 220 guests as well as an after-party on-site. The Wauwinet met both requirements, and so the planning began. “I could not speak more highly of the team at The Wauwinet – they made everything perfect that day, and leading up to it!” Claire raved. They decided on clean, tropical-inspired décor with a touch of Ralph Lauren flair. The ceremony took place overlooking the ocean, beneath a white trellis that was decorated with bright white flowers and greens. Inside the tent, long wooden tables were lined with crystal vases that were bursting with fresh palm fronds. Smaller white and green floral arrangements surrounded by floating candles warmed the table. Delicious fare, local to Nantucket, prepared by The Wauwinet was enjoyed by all.

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off the trellis as a nod to the nautical nature of The Wauwinet. 5 | Justin and Claire welcome their guests the island way. opposite: Arriving in

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pending their weekends picnicking on the lawn of Fort Adams and watching the boats pass in the bay made Amy and Scott realize they wanted this sentimental seaside backdrop for their wedding. Flowers also had emotional meaning in their relationship, so the couple wanted bountiful blooms to be the focal point of the reception. From there, they let their event designer Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events develop the décor. “Paying tribute to the nautical atmosphere surrounding us, I took a classic approach to the design, rich with colors of navy, champagne, and blush, and adding in pops of gold, with flatware and china, and the gold foil edges and script of the stationery designed by Coral Pheasant,” Chouinard explained. The tent was filled with an abundance of fresh flowers from Sayles Livingston Design under a basket weave of ivory chiffon draped elegantly by Ryan Designs.

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1 2 1 | The bride and groom share a sweet moment alone in their dreamy floral oasis. 2 | Champagne, ivory, and blush blossoms create a breathtaking bouquet. 3 | Gold flatware pops against this crystal place setting. 4 | Navy bridesmaid gowns complement the surroundings flawlessly. 5 | The escort card table offers a nautical elegance. opposite: A row of florals, in soft summery hues, lines the extravagant head table.

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he warmth of golden light and an abundance of romantic flowers invited guests into the grand ballroom. Elevated floral sculptures lined the aisle leading Marissa and Danny to their custommade chuppah, while mirrored posts with a floral façade supported a canopy of hanging orchids; a perfect setting to say “I do.” After the ceremony, while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour, Marc Hall and his team switched up the atmosphere in the ballroom with violet lighting and even more breathtaking floral sculptures. “They used precise lighting throughout the ballroom to illuminate the floral arrangements, the ornate ceiling, and the white dance floor, just as I had envisioned it,” Marissa described. Each table held a tall crystal vase filled with white roses, orchids, and hydrangeas. Pillar candles were scattered throughout, adding warmth to the room. The wedding was absolutely perfect and would not have been possible without the expertise of their event planner Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara, of Unique Weddings By Alexis.

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asha’s vision was simple—vintage romance with playful elements. Jennifer Chagnon of The Pink Polka Dot brought this vision to life through thoughtful planning, starting with the stationery. The invitation suite featured a vintage lace pattern in steel gray, which set the tone for the day. The couple was married overlooking the vast ocean just before sunset. Rose petals and vintage lanterns lined the aisle leading Sasha and Tom to the floral arbor designed by the team at Lilacs. Escort cards attached to antique keys led guests to their tables in the reception space. Creamy peach and ivory blooms alongside silver candelabras lined the head table. “Everything came together beautifully with the help of my amazing vendors,” Sasha reminisced. The night concluded with dinner, dancing, and sweet treats provided by Artisan Bake Shop.

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features delicate flowers and a layer of fondant ruffles. 3 | Sasha’s natural beauty is enhanced by the makeup artistry of Brandon Ward. 4 | Antique lanterns emit a warm glow in the reception space.

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olly and Max both had strong family roots in the artistic world. There was no doubt in either of their minds that the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum would be the perfect place to be married. The couple gave their florist, Marc Hall, and his team few design limitations, which enabled him to create an imaginative floral design that brought the outdoors inside the museum. Delicate vines, branches, and flora hung from a trellis creating a lush canopy. Tiny glass vessels lit by candles glowed warmly completing the indoor magical garden effect. “Our wedding planners, Nicole Simeral and Chelsea Bates, were an enormous help in making sure everything felt intimate and personal to us. When we learned my dad could not travel to the wedding due to illness, they brilliantly found a way to FaceTime him into the ceremony by attaching a phone to the Chuppah. Seeing my dad during the ceremony is one of my favorite memories from the day, and something only Nicole and Chelsea could make happen,� Molly reminisced.

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each table. 3 | Whimsical heart sculptures are a fitting setting for a photo of the newlyweds. 4 | A pure white sculptural cake fits the artistic vibe of the day. 5 | Orchids and textural greens come together in a lush bouquet. opposite : A stunning floral installation combined with warm lighting and earthy art create a magical indoor garden feel.


  



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1 | Lush white roses create an elegant bouquet. 2 | A classic white cake by Konditor Meister is sweet perfection. 3 | The newlyweds share a moment in a place that means so much to them. 4 | A glass escort card table brimming with fl owers looks trés chic! 5 | A garland of summer fl ora and candles cascade down the head table. opposite: Looking stunning in her wedding dress, the bride takes in the beauty that surrounds her.

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this page: 1 | Dahlias and roses emerge elegantly from a

golden pedestal. 2 | Invitation suite by Paper & Pearl and

linen from Chase Canopy are a flawless match to the floral design. 3 | The bride’s bountiful bouquet pops against her white lace gown from A Little Something White Bridal Couture. 4 | Savory roasted pork with Swiss chard and forest berries, dripping in a honey herb glaze were expertly prepared by Blackstone Caterers. 5 | Coral peonies add a touch of summer to the bouquet.

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a very special, whimsical feel. — Sayles Livingston, Sayles Livingston Design


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this page: 1 | Beautiful garland softens the wooden gate,

making it a great spot for a photo op. 2 | Thirst quenching lemonade is paired with a sweet treat. 3 | The gilded cake designed by Something Diff erent Cake Couture gets the floral treatment. 4 | Smile for the camera! 5 | Cheers to a fun filled day! 6 | Flower girl formation at its finest. 7 | Sneaking a cupcake—yum! 8 | Framing gorgeous smiles.

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with sesame seeds, hijiki seaweed, and edamame purĂŠe are the perfect bite-sized treats. 3 | Shrimp and lobster shumai uni in a lemongrass soy sauce is mouthwatering. 4 | A vintage card catalogue becomes a charming flower holder. 5 | Dramatic draping by Exquisite Events is rich with autumnal hues.

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Reclaimed wooden design elements are softened with lush summer greens, creamy white bouquets with touches of periwinkle, and a furry companion.

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v ision An intimate wedding, set along the river’s edge was the vision for this styled photo shoot. “I am fortunate every day to walk out my back door and be inspired by the moving Marstons Mills river, lush trees, grapevine, and other natural flora indigenous to Cape Cod. The stone walls and antique buildings inspire me to follow my love for everything natural, vintage, and rustic,” Karen Taddei of Lilacs described. With the deep green tones of the leafy woods in the background, Taddei created a classic, romantic retreat with an edge. A garland of textural arrangements lined the rustic picnic table from Be Our Guest. French round back chairs and ivory place settings added a touch of modern refinement to the table design. Anchored in the gently moving river, a classic wooden dory, handcrafted by a local Cape Cod craftsman, was decorated with an abundance of fresh flowers. Over in the lounge area, a weathered door was placed upon a wrought iron base to serve as the table where sugary confections from Artisan Bake Shop could be enjoyed. Donning ethereal gowns from A Little Something White Bridal Couture, the bridal party cozied up with Ted, the magnificent Golden Retriever, on an antique sofa and watched the incredible sunset.


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this page: 1 | Handsome in his floral collar, Ted is ready to melt your heart! 2 | Cinnamon sugar donuts serve as a trendy and tasty treat. 3 | The buttercream cake with varying layers by Artisan Bake Shop gets dressed up with leafy greens. 4 | A wooden swing suspended above the river makes for a perfect photo-op! 5 | Enchanting invites by The Paper Perfectionist set the tone for the event.

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this page: 1 | Tiny antique silver pots holding mossy greens make for an innovative escort card. 2 | Charcuterie and artisanal cheeses are a colorful and delicious spread. 3 | Panna cotta topped with orange zest is a delectable summer dessert. 4 | A watercolor menu card lets guests know what they will be feasting on.

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Architecture and infused color were the musings of Semia Dunne and her creative team of designers at Flowers by Semia. “We wanted to play with an unexpected, saturated palette while staying true to the fiery tones inherent to the autumn landscape,� Dunne described. Deep fuchsia blooms and golden yellow ferns came together to form a beautifully untamed bouquet that rivaled the drama of the navy lace ball gown worn by the model. Beside her, an edgy metallic gown printed with teal and crimson velvet flowers was paired with a more textural bouquet of porcelain berry, yellow orchids, and other foraged flora. In the courtyard, an industrial staircase overgrown with passion vines provided a natural canvas for a grand floral installation. Vibrant pink garden roses, golden ferns, burning bush, rusty rosehip branches, and bittersweet vines were added to the staircase creating the perfect setting for a love story to unfold. The final chapter took place by an antique wooden farm table draped with smoky blue linen and decorated with copper tableware and an earthy centerpiece of aqua and mustard yellow flora. Palatable fall fare prepared by Russell Morin Catering & Events was informally arranged upon the table, evoking a feast for both the eyes and the senses.

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this page: 1 | Deep rust and mustard flora are paired with foraged finds to create a micro centerpiece. 2 | Roasted butternut squash and granny smith apple bisque topped with caramelized apples are a taste of the season from Russell Morin Catering & Events. 3 | The inviting table in an industrial setting is softened with creamy mustard and aqua flowers. opposite: Vivid blooms are stunning against layers of midnight blue silk and lace.

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V ISION In the tent located on the beautiful grounds of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, creamy white orchids intertwined with lush greenery hung alongside twinkling chandeliers like floral art. The dramatic installation was the result of a collaboration between Ryan Designs and Whim Events. Christen Ryan and her team at Ryan Designs decked out the tent with billowy draping and opulent crystal chandeliers, while the floral designers from Whim Events fabricated the incredible fresh floral display. Swaying gently in the breeze, the installation provided a canopy of light above the grey-washed bar. “Hanging the orchids and greenery amongst the chandeliers was the perfect touch of magic in a place that would never go unnoticed,” exclaimed the talented team from Whim Events. Just a few yards away, tucked under the shade of the trees, a luxe lounge, created by Reserve Modern Event Rental, complete with tufted seating and a vintage rug, provided the perfect place to relax between cocktails and dinner. The head table was set on the sweeping lawn of the mansion overlooking Narragansett Bay as the sun set in the distance. As regal as the venue itself, the bride donned a champagne striped Carolina Herrera ball gown. Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore styled the rest of the bridal party in black gowns varying in lace, tulle, and sequins completing the overall look for the night.


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bridesmaid gown provide just the right amount of shimmer. 2 | Sesame crusted tuna on a fried wonton with wasabi aioli, garnished with pickled radish and tobiko is the perfect bite-sized treat crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events. 3 | Saying “I do” in one of the many picturesque gardens at Blithewold Mansion. 4 | The beautiful grounds offer many quiet spots for a photo. 5 | An opulent 6-tier cake adorned with handsculpted flowers and leaves and dusted with gold is as delicious as it is beautiful. 6 | You’re invited! An

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opposite: 1 | Playful anemones add a fashionable flair to a classic bouquet of garden roses and orchids. 2 | Modern black metallic flatware paired with classic silver-lined china from Peterson Party Center complement the watercolor menu card by Coral Pheasant effortlessly. 3 | A setting sun casts a magical glow on this luxe lounge designed by Reserve Modern Event Rental. 4 | The breathtaking back of this Carolina Herrera gown blurs the lines between timeless and trendy in the best way. 5 | Russell Morin Catering & Events’ signature blackened cod over a summer vegetable orzo with okra, tomato salsa, and roasted tri-color beets is mouth-watering.

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1 | A reception look with a 1920’s twist. Vintage inspired caged veil by Bijou Van Ness pairs with an embroidered overcoat with an ostrich feather skirt by JLM Couture. Styled by Beth Chapman. 2 | Firefly lights create a romantic ambiance, perfect for cuddling up after a few rounds on the dance floor. 3 | Cheers! Crystal chandeliers illuminate sheer white draping by Ryan Designs setting the vibe for cocktail hour.


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Boston Marriott Long Wharf | p. 184 617-227-0800 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Nantucket Island Resorts | p. 53 617-243-7802 nantucketislandresorts.com/weddings

Boston Marriott Quincy | p. 184 617-472-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 142 508-717-6833 | 508-997-0046 ext 133 www.whalingmuseum.org

Boston Public Library, The | p. 18 & 19 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl

New England Aquarium | p. 121 617-973-5205 www.neaq.org

Chapel Grille Restaurant | p. 127 401-944-9900 ext. 2 www.chapelgrilleri.com

Newport Marriott | p. 184 401-849-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Charles Hotel, The | p. 153 800-882-1818 www.charleshotel.com

Newport Vineyards | p. 188 401-848-5161 www.newportvineyards.com

Courtyard Boston Downtown | p. 184 617-426-1400 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Nonantum Resort, The | p. 86 207-967-4050 | 800-552-5651 www.nonantumresort.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel | p. 81 401-732-6000 www.crownehotelwarwick.com

Pavilion on Crystal Lake | p. 29 860-347-7171 www.ctweddinggroup.com

Fairmont Copley Plaza | IBC 617-867-5562 fairmont.com/copley-plaza-boston

Providence Biltmore | p. 4 & 5 401-455-3021 www.providencebiltmore.com

Glen Manor House | p. 156 401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com

Providence Public Library | p. 109 401-455-8072 morins.com/providence-public-library/

Harbor Lights | p. 62 401-737-6353 ext. 3 www.harborlightsri.com

Quidnessett Country Club | p. 129 401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com

Hotel Viking | p. 220 401-848-4800 www.hotelviking.com

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | p. 184 617-338-4111 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 111 401-333-1300 www.kirkbrae.com Lakeview Pavilion | p. 189 508-543-9099 www.lakeviewpavilion.com Lenox Hotel, The | p. 67 617-536-5300 www.lenoxhotel.com Lyman Orchards Golf Club | p. 29 860-347-7171 www.ctweddinggroup.com Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa | p. 219 855-387-9307 www.mountainviewgrand.com

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Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 119 401-785-4333 www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com Ritz-Carlton Boston, The | p. 43 617-574-7100 www.ritzcarlton.com/boston

Stone House/Newport Experience, The | p. 123 401-635-2222 www.newportexperience.com TAJ Boston, The | p. 107 617-536-5700 www.thetajboston.com Wadsworth Mansion | p. 131 860-347-1064 www.wadsworthmansion.com Waterman Grille | p. 198 401-521-9229 www.watermangrille.com Wauwinet, The | p. 53 617-243-7802 nantucketislandresorts.com/weddings White Elephant and White Elephant Village | p. 53 617-243-7802 nantucketislandresorts.com/weddings Willowbend Country Club | p. 134 508-539-5320 www.willowbendcapecod.com

Smith and Wollensky | p. 61 617-423-1112 www.smithandwollensky.com

Indigo & Forest Green | p. 38 Island Farm at Elihu Island, B&M Catering Company, Hana Floral Design, Chocolate Creative Design, Forged in the North, Matt Chase Music, Power Posse Productions, Posh Salon, Jennie Fresa Beauty Library, Sarah Seven, Stone Cold Fox, United Site Services, First Student Smokey Purple, Sand & Copper | p. 40 The Dorrance, Spectrum Studio, La La Luxe Salon, Paul McDonald, Fun Sauce, Confectionary Designs, Ellie’s Bakery, Sugarfina, 21summit Studios, BHLDN, Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, The Black Tux, Brackish, South County Trolleys, Officiant: Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Providence College, Red Stripe, The Dean Hotel

Cranberry, Moss & Blush | p. 44 Allison Adinolfi, Jennie Kay Beauty, Secret Garden, West Bay Gourmet Fine Catering and Event Designs, Flip Entertainment, Fatulli’s Bakery, Newport Travel LLC, Minted, Hayley Paige, Everthine Bridal, Camillo’s Tuxedo, Branford Jewelers, Newport Beach Hotel Blush, Green & Gold | p. 47 Jennie Kay Beauty, Slow Motion Photo Booth, Scrumptions, Ipopnito, Viking Tours, Wedding Paper Divas, Better off Wed, MPW Media, 162 Productions, Blossom Veils, Kleinfeld, Zuhair Murad, Ellen Hunter, Jimmy Choo, Monique Lhuillier, Jim Hjelm, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo Magenta, Violet & Gold | p. 50 Effortless Occasions, Janet Choup, Safar Boston, Boston Sound & Light Co., C-Zone Entertainment, Fun Photo Flips, Luggage tags, Monaghan Printing, The Harris Company, Bridal Reflections, Galia Lahav, Vows, Men’s Wearhouse, Tacori, Hannoush, Officiant: Justice Gladys Rivera Rogers,Joe’s American Bar & Grill Sage, Cerulean & Coral | p. 52 Off the Vine

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Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa | p. 169 860-395-2000 www.saybrook.com Skyline at Waterplace | p. 42 401-437-6480 www.skylineatwaterplace.com

Stormy Grey & Blue | p. 35 Kelly Golia Events, Jocelyn Mariah Makeup Artistry, Stephen & Co, Haley Mistler, Alexandra Grecco

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Catering, St Andrews Church, Bistro Lighting, Hip Pocket Orchestra, Stuart Camiel, Cape Destinations, Artworx, Dottie Lovely

Pale Ocean & Champagne | p. 54 Winston Flowers, Tangorra Wedding Planning, Dani Wagener Beauty, Will Charles Salon, Soho, Night Shift Entertainment, Boston Olive Oil Company, Brighter Lights Media, L’elite, Keros Quartet, Lucca North End Warm Neutrals | p. 56 Madison Beach Club, Blush Floral Design, Gourmet Galley, Ana Parzych Cakes, Christos Bridal, Amsale, Ultimate Jewelry Designs, Paul Labrecque Salon, The Pink Orange, Will Talamelli Film, Luxe Dance Band Apricot, Greenery & Gold | p. 58 adult mobile: Joyce Kitty Gold, Juniper & Ivory | p. 68 Allison Barbera Beauty, King of Hearts Band, First Student Charters, Wedding Paper Divas, Wellspun Weddings, Nicole Miller, Officiant: James Stern, Shelley Otis – Harpist, Midtown Oyster


Ballet Pink & Glamorous Gold | p. 70 MCO Productions, G2O Salon, Yanna Yim Salon, Blooming Blossoms, Sweet Caroline Confections, New England Invitations, Daylight Films, La Reine, Officiant: Pastor Dennis Kohl, Denis Brunelle, Maria White, BLU on the Water Cherry Blossom Pink & Gold | p.74 Four Seasons Boston, Winston Flowers, Danielle Keefe artistry, Suzanne B Lowell, Project Orange, Morning Glories Bakery, Inviting Company, Boston Wedding Films, L’elite Boston, Officiant: Judge Thomas Horgan, Coppersmith

Soft Pink & Sage Green | p. 76 Charisma Hair Design, Fleurant, B&J Linen, DJ Bob Wilson, Let Them Rat Cake (Kennebunkport, ME), Donation to Dana Farber/Boston Children’s, Village Paperie, McCormick Media, Allure, Madeleine’s Daughter, Alfred Sung, Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, JCrew, Barmakian Jewelers, Officiant: Rev. David Tomkinson, Dulcinea Duo, Tia’s Topside

Rose, Ink & White | p. 78 Aldrich Mansion, Jaclynn Kate Hair & Makeup Artistry, All That Events, Academy Bus, Wedding Paper Divas, Renaissance Hotel Blush & Graphite | p. 80 Dana Bartone and Company, Blush Floral Design, La Tavola Fine Linens, Sound House, Elan Artists, Officiant: Mary Colburn Blush & Mint | p. 82 Dwayne Ridgaway’s ATMOSPHERE, JDI Productions, Frosted Makeup Lounge, Hair Tech, Ripe Hospitality, Mike Picard, DJ Erik, Queen B Bakery, Celebrity Limousine, Wishes under Wraps, Ysa Makino, Alexandra’s Bridal, Erina’s Boutique, Jasmine B2, Anthony’s House of Formals, Fifth Avenue Jewelers, Officiant: Monsignor Albert Kenney, Derek Capobianco, Talia Triangolo, Spirito’s, Marriott Providence Pistachio, Pink & Peach | p. 84 Jennie Kay Beauty, Stoneblossom, Jason Citrone, Soho by Nightshift, Paper Moss, Crosstown Press, Kearsley Lloyd, For Your Party, Inkspot Crow, The Dangerbooth, Peter Langer, L’elite Bridal, Manolo Blahnik, Monique Lhullier, Brooks Brothers, Black Tux, The Knotty Tie, Officiant: Father Robert Marciano, Harris Shilakowsky Quartet Dusty Rose & Lavender | p. 88 Amanda McCarthy Beauty, Kevin Hadfield, Bow Street Flowers, Elegance Remembered, Night Rhythm, Montilio’s, Met Boston Limo, Fein Things, Monique Lhuilier, Stuart Weitzman, Alfred Angelo, Tom Ford, Alfred Angelo, Barmakian Jewelers, Fr. John Unni, Saint Cecilia Parish, Richard Clark, Mark Donohue, Abe & Louie’s Boston

Spring Green & Vivid Fuchsia | p.90 Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Jeri Solomon Floral Design, Suzanne B. Lowell, Photobooth Favor, Bean Counter Bakery, Amy’s Apples, Invitations & Company, DJ Alex Jr Iris, Cream & Silver | p. 92 Katrina Hess, James Joseph Salon, Karla Cassidy Designs, Boston Sound & Light, Cakes to Remember, Black Tie Limousine, Fifth + Ivy, BKB & Co, Romona Keveza, Dessy, Keezer’s, Officiant: Dr. Rev. Daniel Verrengia, Nathan Skinner

Lilac & Honey | p. 94 Mandarin Oriental Boston, Lo Lo Event Design, Luxe Event Rentals, Catering By Andrew Shimmering Splendor | p. 108 Vanity Girls Beauty, Golden Gate Studios,Felicia’s Perfect Setting, Music Mixers Entertainment, Diane’s Delectables, Celebrity Limousine, WeddingPaperDivas.com, Mike Picard Motion Pictures, Stella York, Ve’Lace Bridal, Bari Jay, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique,Neil Lane, Reverend Stan Duncan of Four Corners Community Chapel Gatsby Flair | p. 110 Faces by Sienna, Gabriela Paiva Villanueva, Lindsay Oliveira, Golden Gate Studios, Felicia’s Perfect Setting, Chris Saraiva, Dinis Paiva Sr, Scrumptions, Candyland Warehouse, Five Star Limo, Crosstown Press, Daylight Films and Video, Anas Bridal, Davids Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, AJ Marks, Officiant: Reverend Joseph Escobar, Albert Medeiros, B. Pinellis, Hampton Inn Smithfield, Smashing Photobooth Coastal Classic | p. 112 Oceancliff, Beauty Bar, Groove Authority, Fisher Bus, Alexandria’s Bridal Boutique, The Landing, The Courtyard NewportMiddletown, Residence Inn Newport Mountain Muse | p. 114 EH Floral, DJ Greg Sowa, Strings for All Occasions, Abbott Rentals, Officiant: Sandy Mackillop, Papyrus, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co.

The Roaring Twenties | p. 118 Stoneblossom, The Honey Taps, SpeechLess Music, LaSalle Bakery, United Parking Valet, Dahlia Creative Consulting, Joseph Morel Midsummer Vows | p. 120 Lo Lo Event Design, I Do New England, Wedding Flowers by Annette, Boston Lighting, The Icing on the Cake, 128 Coach, LA Burdick, Minted, Wedding Paper Divas, Stan Reid, RK Bridal, Sugarbabies, Officiant: Rabbi Mark Newton, Union Oyster House Classic Cape Cod | p. 122 Lisa George, Tangled Web, Finishing Touches, Men in Black, Montillios, Donation to ALS, Trolleys by Tess, Emerald Invitation, Rhonwen Churchhill, Paloma Blanca, Jenny Yoo, Jos A Bank, Joseph Abboud, Officiant: Father Dan Finn, Our Lady of Victory, Albertos Ristorante, Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis Seaside Sophistication | p. 124 Tada Makeup and Weddings, Casey McGoff, Hip Pocket Orchestra, AJ Edwards, Inviting Company, Pronovias, Christina’s, Joanna August, JHilburn, Macys, Nordstrom Winter Elegance | p. 128 Broadway Florist, Rosebud Salon, Mad Hatter Bakery, Shutterfly, Andria Bird Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, David’s Bridal, BHLDN, Father Richie, St. Gregory the Great Church, Heather Skidds, The Grille on Main Beautiful Traditions | p. 130 Glow by Herneet, Alankar Decors, Rasoi Providence, Boston Sound and Light, Printmakers Inc., LMM Productions, Chhabra Bridal Wear, Officiant: Mahesh Shelat, Henna Café

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Harbor Vows | p. 132 Pranzi, Krista Taft, Femme Fatale, E Salon, Brattle Square Florist, All That Events, Emily’s Enchantments, Bridal Garden, Carl Anthony Tuxedo, Officiant: Stephen Gaskin, BLU, NYLO

Newport Charm | p. 166 Petal Blush Beauty, Beat Train Productions, Scrumptions, Newport Limo, Academy Bus, Ve’Lace, Officiant: Michael K. Kelleher, RI Weddings by the Sea, Golden Scroll Soloists, Courtyard Newport Middletown

Storybook Romance | p. 137 Margaret Cally Events, Maryelle, Emily Oliveira, Pollen Floral Designs, Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies, The Danger Booth, The Bustonian, Glorie Auster, Cara Campanelli, Daniel Gostin, The Back Bay Social Club

Modern Magnetism | p. 170 Isabelle Armstrong, Armani Collezioni, Stacey Frasca, No Regrets, Cakes to Remember, LMV Productions, Night Shift Entertainment, Christopher Limousine

Summer Love | p. 140 Mimi Whitmarsh, Kristen Moshiek, Confectionary Designs, Village Invites, Stop Go Love, Hip Pocket, Officiant: Rebecca Floyd-Marshall

Modern Masculinity | p. 144 Jephry Floral Design, Ashley Verbicky, Danielle Keefe Artistry, Night Shift, Lynn Graham Designs, Brighter Lights Media, JCrew, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Officiant: Gola Wolf Richards, Keros String Quartet, The Dorrance, Omni Providence, Hilton Providence Rustic Charm | p. 146 Earth Blossoms, Simply Gorgeous, Power Station Events, CT Cigar Company, Sweet Mia’s, CT Limos, Avant Garde Designs, Officiant: Reverend Tinker, Antonio’s, First and Last Tavern, The Inn at Middletown Glamour and Grace | p. 148 Dana Bartone and Company, apotheca flowers, River Road Farm, Drape Art, Birchgrove Bakery, Admire Design A Thoroughly Modern Marriage at the Museum | p. 150 MFA, Cakes to Remember, Port Lighting, Jana Rago, Dani Wagener, Boston Wedding Films, Tommy Wholesale, Intermezzo Chamber Players, Beantown Band, Wilson Stevens Productions, Vera Wang

The Allure of Nature’s Jewels | p. 154 Flowers by Justine, Dunne Up Salon, David Alan Hospitality Group, Clark Eno Orchestra, DATTCO, Modern Trousseau, Bill Levkoff, Men’s Wearhouse, Officiant: Rabbi Suri Krieger, Esca Restaurant and Wine Bar, Inn at Middletown

European Panache | p. 157 Jennie Kay Beauty, Confectionery Designs, Jan Marie and the Mean Reds, Elie Saab, Gianvito Rossi, Halston Heritage, Ede & Ravenscroft, Officiant: Fr. David Murphy, Upstairs Quartet, Kempenaar’s Clambake Club Back Yard Bliss | p. 160 Winston Flowers, EMRG Events, Prettyology, Beaucage Salon, Rhythm Collective, Delicious Desserts, Cape Cod Valet, Fisher Bus, Inviting Company, Oscar de la Renta, L’elite, Officiant: Rabbi Karen Landy, Grooms brother, String Quartet, The Beach Club Sweet Simplicity | p. 164 Stoneblossom, Confectionary Designs, Smitten on Paper, Atelier Isabey, Gooseberry Designs, Larry Hamilton, Joanna Petit-Frere, Viking Tours, Around Town, Jessie’s Girl, Organist Mark Johnson, Luxury Loo

Fairytale Romance | p. 174 Galen Cobb Limoges, Frank Antonio Salon, Perfect Surroundings, Sultans of Swing, Confectionery Designs, Carrie Rodman Prophett, Crane & Co., Chris Walsh, Pronovias, Jimmy Choo, Bill Levkoff, Tom Ford, The Black Tux, Officiant: Father John Vigilanti, Michael DiMucci, Marble House, The Chanler Tropical Ambiance | p. 176 David Handy, Flowers on Chestnut, Salon Tease, PanNeubean Steel Drum Band, Big Party Orchestra, DJ Lay Z Boy, Barton & Gray Mariners Club, Hinckley, Cranberry Transportation, Gus & Ruby Letterpress, An Elegant Affair, Officiant: Clayton S. Rose, President of Bowdoin College, The Westmoor Club

Floral Elegance | p. 180 Dana Bartone and Company, La Tavola Linens, Sultans of Swing, Confectionary Designs, Newport Limo, Rachel Rogers Designs, Vantage Point Films, Ultimate Bride, Marchesa, Salvatore Ferragamo,, Officiant: Father Joseph Donnelly Ceremony Music: Matt Gnolfo (organist) and Sarah Dunn (cantor), Christie’s, The Newport Harbor Hotel, The Comfort Inn and Suites Love in White | p. 182 Beauty Muse, Studio 9, Groove Society, Element Music, Cakes to Remember, McElroy Films, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Yoo, Martin Greenfield, Officiant: Cantor Jodi Sufrin Pure Coastal Beauty | p. 185 Wianno Club, Nate Bash Band, Salon in the Mills, Bruce Abbott Music, Officiant: Lucien Payant, Galia Lahav The Art of Imagination | p. 190 David Murray Weddings, Soho Band with Music Management, Katrina Hess, Cakes to Remember, Suzanne Lowell Lighting Design, Go Stop Love, Gordon’s Liquors, DeCordova Museum, Local Motion of Boston, Charles Riverboat Company, Lynne Johnson, Inviting Company, Music Management, Vera Wang, Hugo Boss, Officiant: Rabbi Matt Soffer

Coastal Grace | p. 192 Pierre Michel Salon, The Stingers, Cape Tunes, Christopher Limo, Cape Destinations, M. Smith & Company, Oscar de la Renta, Bergdorff Goodman, Roger Vivier, Judith Leiber, Belpearl, Cartier, Chatham Beach and Tennis Club Vintage Garden Charm | p. 194 Heritage Homestead, Simply Gorgeous By Erin, A Thyme To Cook, AFR Rentals, Luxe Event Rentals, La Tovola Linen, Greenwich Tent Co, Czone Entertainment, Amanda Marie Designs, MV Film Productions, Everthine Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Officiant: Victoria Burdick, Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, Live Painter:Mark DeSilva

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