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ceLeBRaTIoN It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to another beautiful edition of Bliss Celebrations Guide. It has been an extraordinary year of weddings and events and I am thrilled to be able to share many of them with you on the pages of Celebrations. I am continuously inspired by the creativity and artistry of the talented vendors whose work I have the great privilege of showcasing. They are all experts at creating joyous occasions that will be remembered for a lifetime and are eager to help you plan your next special event.

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Amy Blau ART DIRECTOR

Sarah Arguin SENIOR WRITER/COPY EDITOR

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When asked recently what I thought the most noteworthy trend in the event industry would be, I immediately responded “unique details!” They were abundant and intricate this year and I see that focus continuing as those planning a wedding or special event look for creative and unique ways to make it their own. From vintage decoratives to stylized lounges and bars, dramatic lighting to custom linens, sumptuous farm-to-table feasts to intricately designed cakes and sweets, abundant florals and tablescapes to creative invitation suites…the details stood out this year! Of course color continues to be a major source of inspiration and again you will see a multitude of gorgeous palettes gracing the pages of this issue that will no doubt find their way onto your Pinterest boards and into your next special event. Our readership of both the magazine and our Ezine continues to grow and is now available on your iPad and mobile devices as well. It is fun to hear the stories from our readers who are planning weddings and events from coast to coast with Celebrations as their go-to guide and its ideas and inspirations at their fingertips. The Bliss Celebrations Guide blog, www.blisscelebrationsguide.com, is also a continuous source of information where you can view an endless stream of beautiful weddings and events, so check back daily, you will be thrilled with what you see. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too for planning tips and ideas from our fabulous advertisers that are sure to make your next event everything you dreamed of and more! I know I have been greatly inspired by this new issue and my hope is that you will be as well. Cheers to a fabulous 2014 and may your celebrations all be beautiful and bliss filled.

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SENSATIONAL STARTER Get your party started right with this perfect sweet and savory bite. Pan-seared scallop with golden raisin risotto from Blackstone Caterers.

Add drama and delight to any special event with these fabulous gold sparkler wands from Papers.

TIMELESS TREASURE

Capture special moments in one of these gorgeous gold lockets from designer Monica Rich Kossan's collection available at Long's Jewelers.

LUXURY SUITE

When the occasion calls for a special invitation…call Paper Moss– this award-winning boutique design studio specializes in custom letterpress invitations for life’s most celebrated events.

elegant entrance

Event Planner Wendy Joblon of Wendy Joblon Events wows guests with this elaborate escort card table at the Omni Providence Hotel. Photographed by Kevin Trimmer.

LOVELY LIBATION

This Elderflower Champagne Cocktail with a gold sugared rim and lemon twist from Blackstone Caterers will add a sophisticated sparkle to any special soiree.

PRECIOUS METAL

Delicate brass flowers and leaves with freshwater pearl accents adorn this lovely comb by Mignonne Handmade available at Everthine Bridal Boutique.

easy elegance

To channel your inner goddess, you need the right gown. Amsale, chiffon gown in cashmere at The White Dress by the Shore (left). Flower lace bodice and crinkle chiffon gown by Lela Rose through Everthine Bridal Boutique (right). 26

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The perfect accompaniment to champagne wishes– potato cubes with caviar and crème fraiche from Chanterelle Boutique Catering.

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Sugar artist and cake designer Ana Parzych creates one-of-akind confectionery masterpieces that taste as exquisite as they look. Photographed by Prestige Barkley Photography.

ON TREND Let your inner chic

shine though at your next event with the Zanzibar pierced metal side table by AFR Event Furnishings courtesy of Rentals Unlimited.

TOTALLY INVITING

Classic black and white get a notably modern update in this bold and beautiful invitation from Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design. Photographed by Carla Ten Eyck, dress from The White Dress by the Shore.

BEAUTY BASICS

Noir by Lazaro dresses, like this black lace peplum and organza gown or this graphite lasercut lace cocktail dress, have endless wear-again potential. Find them at A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

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celebrated classic Bring instant elegance and magic to any event with Moët & Chandon® champagnes from Luke's Super Liquors.

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LADYLIKE LIBATION

A signature drink for the girl who loves pink! Glorious Affairs’ Blushing Bride - fresh grapefruit juice, X-rated passion fruit liqueur and a splash of pomegranate juice.

PRECIOUS

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It’ll be hard to keep your feet on the ground when wearing these dreamy, lighterthan-air dresses. Alvina Valenta crinkle chiffon cocktail dress in petal at A Little Something White Bridal Couture (left), and Monique Lhuillier’s layered tulle Candy wedding gown in blush available at The Plumed Serpent (right).

WELL WISHES

With a wide selection of lovely greeting cards and stationery, Papers can help you find the perfect way to send loving thoughts for a special day.

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IN THE PINK

Don't let the small size fool you... creme brulee with fresh raspberries from Confectionery Designs is one decadently delicious little dessert. Photographed by Erin McGinn.

Plan the prettiest party ever with fanciful paper goods like these sweet polka dot and stripe cups, available at Sweet Indulgence.

BEAUTY IN BLOOM

A gathered from the garden bouquet that is perfect for the bride on her wedding day from Flowers & Events featuring Toni Chandler. Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs.

PETAL PERFECTION

This rose gold bracelet with pink sapphires, pink tourmaline and diamonds from the Art Nouveau collection by Roberto Coin at Long’s Jewelers is both delicate and dazzling.

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French netting, Czech glass beads, silk and cotton flowers and millinery leaves handcrafted into this stunning floral headband by Mignonne Handmade available at Everthine Bridal Boutique.

SOFT SPOKEN

If quiet elegance is your style then this delicate tone on tone letterpress suite from Paper Moss is your invitation. Photographed by Laura Ashbrook.

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sugar anemones adorn this deliciously detailed delight from The Cupcakerie. Photographed by Teresa Sweet.


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These beautiful, nautical inspired save the date cards from M. Smith & Company are the perfect way for guests to make note of your big day.

This gorgeous vintage brooch, c. 1950 from A Little Something White Bridal Couture, features a stunning center blue rhinestone surrounded by Austrian crystals. Something old and something blue in one beautiful piece!

BERRY GOOD

This tufted blue velvet Regale sofa will give guests the royal treatment. From AFR Event Furnishings courtesy of Rentals Unlimited.

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drawn maps from Sharon Morgera are a charming addition to your invitation suite that double as a lovely gift that guests will want to keep.

Sweet, ripe blueberries top a tempting tasty tart from East Meets West Catering. Photographed by Person + Killian.

flour fantasy

Sweet Indulgence worked their confectionery magic on this blue and white beauty, turning flour, sugar and butter into edible art.

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ROYAL PLUSH

SEASIDE SOUVENIR Hand

entrance in this high neck chiffon halter dress (left) in French Blue, by Amsale which comes in a wide selection of colors at The Plumed Serpent Bridal, or in this beautiful marine blue gown with black bateau illusion neckline (right) from the Watters C20 collection, available at Occasions Bridal Boutique.


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delightful bites

These polenta rounds with shrimp from Capers Catering are just right when you want a great appetizer that’s fresh and light.

fashion statement

Each piece of Aquinnah jewelry is as unique as you are. Find one that fits your style at The White Dress by The Shore.

IN THE MOOD

Sashay the night away in this beautiful floral chiffon maxi by Amsale at The White Dress by the Shore or be fun and flirty in this Coren Moore two-tone shantung silk party dress from A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

INSPIRING MINDS Beth Lindsay Chapman, Candice Dowling Coppola, and Carla Ten Eyck, a trio of friends and veteran CT wedding pros are sharing their creativity, insight and expertise in their first book, The White Dress: in Color.

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Edible flowers top this imaginative entree of grilled Artic Char with cilantro oil from Glorious Affairs.

Chanterelle Boutique Catering’s smoked salmon Blini with crème fraiche atop a shot of sparkling Prosecco is a match made in heaven.

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Something Different Cake Couture creates custom confections with the most delicious detailing imaginable.

have a two-in-one cocktail like the Cosmobellini from Plantation Catering. Citron vodka, orange liquor, peach puree and a dash of cranberry—shake, strain and top with a splash of Prosecco – Cheers!

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Winston Flowers designs beautiful custom florals that reflect the season, the setting and your own personal style. Photographed by Lisa Rigby.

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inspired invites

The designers at Paper Moss incorporate their love of paper with their creative inspirations to produce fresh and lovely letterpress invitation suites.

COOL COCKTAILS

For a fresh twist on a classic favorite, try these crushed cucumber gimlets from Blackstone Caterers.

CHIC SWEETS

Combining her arts background and her love of baking, Ana Parzych's custom cakes are renowned for her lovely, realistic sugar flowers and elegant brushed piping. Photographed by Prestige Barkley Photographic Design.

ENVIABLE EMERALD

Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewelers has a breathtaking collection of diamond and precious gemstone jewelry, like these from JB Star that you have to see to believe.

FRESH APPROACH

dainty duos

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Feel cute and crisp in this Jenny Yoo lace sheath dress or be minty cool in this Donna Morgan strapless chiffon gown both at The White Dress by the Shore.

botanical beauty Lush garden florals from Lilacs add the finishing touch to any party table.


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For the 10th year, Party In The Park luncheon goers have stepped out in eye-catching hats and dapper attire to gather amidst Boston’s 1,100 acres of woodland, park and path to raise funds for the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace. To mark this milestone anniversary, the Party in the Park design team including Peterson Party Center, Table Toppers, The Catered Affair and Winston Flowers along with Lynn Dale Events chose a fresh and crisp palette of whites and greens with hints of gold, rose, and lilac for the grand celebration. Jennifer Iovino, Sales and Marketing Director of Peterson Party Center, is not only part of the design team for the event but also a member of the board. “As soon as we saw the beautiful shades of green that Table Toppers chose for the linens, we knew that our new bronze, gold and white quilted glass chargers would work perfectly with the Antoinette vintagestyle china we were bringing in as a new line,” shared Iovino. The Catered Affair’s offerings from potted salmon with watercress mousse to apricot and sage stuffed quail with carrot puree were prepared to blend seamlessly with the color palette. To date, the luncheon has generated a $2 million endowment fund for the preservation of the parks so we can all look forward to many more beautiful days in Boston.

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The city of Boston in all its autumn splendor served as the backdrop and the inspiration for Jill and Jonathan’s day. “To combine the couple’s desire for a classic city wedding and their outgoing personalities, we used the vibrant side of some traditional fall colors,” explained Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis. “Bright magenta, vibrant orange and bold purple were the focus of the event.” Added Jill, “We felt that tying in these colors would be a unique twist on the classic autumnal palettes you typically see in the fall season.” To create a refined look with such an unexpected palette, O’Mara looked to reflect the elevated feel of the State Room. “We used all purple linens, but in varying textures and materials, softening the palette with gunmetal chargers and vintage mercury glass candle holders and votives,” she shared, “the purples fit nicely with the glass and neutral tones of the venue and the bride’s dress really complemented the industrial and scenic space.” Jill agreed, “Alexis’ suggestions added a touch of creativity and modernism for a unique fall look.”

FEATUED VENDOS venue

State Room event planning and décor

Unique Weddings by Alexis rentals

Rentals Unlimited Peterson Party Center cake

I Dream of Jeanne Cakes See resources for additional vendors.

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Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park event décor and lighting

Exquisite Events floral design

Flowers by Semia catering

Russell Morin Fine Catering rentals

Rentals Unlimited See resources for additional vendors.

fresh berry tones STAND OUT AGAINST THE LUSH GREEN BACKDROP OF THE BOTANICAL CENTER AT AMANDA AND ORLANDO’S WEDDING Photographed by Lisa Berry

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“In a venue surrounded by tropical greens, color is the way to go,” according to Flowers by Semia’s own Semia Dunne. “Color is best at the Botanical Center, either vibrant colors or monochromatic saturated tones,” Dunne shared, “we went with vibrant hues of deep raspberry, magenta, purple and orange.” Amanda echoed, “we wanted the flowers and all the details to pop against the green, so we went with a spring color scheme, and then added black and white.” To enhance all the textures of the backdrop, Dunne looked to the unique. “It is inspiring to work at this venue because you want to think outside the box when it comes to the material you use,” she elaborated, “you want to pick interesting elements, things that are choice and unusual.” To do so she chose lilacs, bleeding heart, flowering dogwood, and more to create the color palette. Even a tree was decorated with vibrant orchids and escort cards were hung from the branches for a statement piece. “The overall effect of all the colors together was beautiful,” remembered Amanda.


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Exquisite Events floral design

Sayles Livingston Design catering

The Catered Affair rentals

Rentals Unlimited tent and lighting

Newport Tent cake

Confectionery Designs transportation

RockStar Limo videography

Artistic Wedding Films See resources for additional vendors.

Being a wedding and event planner herself for over 10 years, Julie was mindful of every little detail of her and Mike’s celebration and how each piece played a role in creating a day full of fun for each and every guest. “The personalized details were unmatched compared to any wedding I have seen before,” reflected Stasia Anthony, co-owner of Exquisite Events, “the colors under the tent reflected the couple’s cheerful, joyous attitude and unstoppable energy.” Julie spent many afternoons antiquing to fi nd the perfect fi nishing touches that captured the vivid colors of late summer for her wedding. “Her palette was inspired by the antique tea tins that she sourced for the floral vignettes and the beautiful local September buds provided by Sayles Livingston Design,” added Anthony. Hand stamping all of the paperie and signage, collecting vintage salad plates, needlepointing each table number were just some of the passion Julie put into every inch of her day, along with the talents of friends and family members, local artisans, and experienced wedding professionals. Anthony recalls, “Julie and Mike’s celebration was a true testament to their colorful style and warm energy.”


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Planning a backyard wedding is always meaningful, but when you are American like Amy, and your fiancé is English like Tom, and your home is in the town of Concord, a place historic to both countries, it makes it that much more special, and also gives you a great palette of red, white, and blue to pull from! Both sides came together this time for a happy and exciting event, filled to the brim with details. Event Planner Wendy Joblon raved, “the wedding day was magical. After the ceremony, the cocktail hour was in Sperry Tent’s signature blue star canopy complete with a Pimm’s bar and lots of American and English hors d’oeuvres.” Afterwards, the guests strolled into the reception tent where Sayles Livingston Design created a completely unique atmosphere. “Between the centerpieces and the chandeliers, we used over 10,000 red roses to create a lush, elegant, tasteful and striking effect against the navy linens,” explained Livingston. “Wendy Joblon and I worked on having every little detail covered,” added Amy, “we tried to include bits of the theme in thoughtful ways everywhere!” more

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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum tent décor, chandeliers and lighting

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Blackstone Caterers linens

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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum was the first of many venues Noreen and her family visited while searching for that special something. Noreen said, “The water views are amazing and it was exactly what we were looking for. The grounds are just so beautiful, as you have the green gardens juxtaposed with the water and the iconic landmark mansion.” The venue displayed details of classic gold and ivory that captured the glamorous, old-hollywood style the couple was going for. A gorgeous draped fabric tent was decorated by DesignLight with glowing chandeliers that filled the room with a magical light. Even the menu created by Blackstone Caterers carried the color palette into the food, featuring Matunuck oysters with citrus tobiko, a garden cone of whipped ricotta and chevre, spicy potato fritters, and petite burgers all in warm tones. Karen Riley Tungett of Blackstone Caterers added, “Noreen incorporated the color palette to the plates by adding embellishments for the serving trays, combined with the soft gold lighting and chandeliers, it was really a magical event.”


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Campo & Company Events event décor

Ryan Designs Exquisite Events catering

Blackstone Caterers rentals

New England Country Rentals Exquisite Events lighting

Ryan Designs tent

Sperry Tents See resources for additional vendors.

October in New England provides locals and leaf peepers alike with a myriad of colors to enjoy. When Kara and Sam were deciding on their wedding palette, they thought it best to not interfere with what Mother Nature had provided. “I wanted our wedding to feel as organic as possible so everything was kept natural and unmanicured,” shared Kara, “fallen apples were left on the ground, all florals were locally-sourced and in-season, chairs and tables were built of reclaimed Rhode Island barn wood, and the flowers in my crown were found along a nearby roadside.” Event Planner and Designer Francesca Campo of Campo & Company Events loved how the event incorporated so many aspects of the Farm. “They utilized the outside spaces with a heated Sperry tent leading to the dessert table. The vintage seating, bar and favor table were out in front of the barn and even the strawberry jam was made by the bride who picked strawberries at the Farm earlier in the year,” raved Campo, “the market lighting from Ryan Designs tied the whole wedding together.” Kara agreed, “working with Francesca enabled me to select each and every detail, which all together created an event more beautiful then I could have imagined.”

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Russell Morin Fine Catering jewelry

Long’s Jewelers See resources for additional vendors.

When Kate spotted a pair of pumps at Kate Spade, her wedding vision was signed and sealed. “It was a perfectly preppy color combination, and one that I felt confidant was something I hadn’t seen before,” exclaimed the lifestyle blogger, “being unique was definitely important, while keeping with my classic, preppy, New England style.” So when she and Michael began searching for venues, the New Bedford Whaling Museum fit like a glove. “The best part about the space was that we were able to focus on adding in tiny details, while letting the major installations in the museum stand out as part of the décor, all while keeping with our nautical theme.” The guests sipped “Boston Palmers” a mix of tea-infused Absolut Boston Vodka with lemonade and iced tea through black and white striped straws, and even the traditional carrot cake provided by Russell Morin Fine Catering was embellished with the couple’s signature stripes and sweet anchor monogram. Even for Morin’s the stripes were inspiring. “When a client has a unique color palette or theme we can add threads throughout the event that reflect that,” shared Allie Hall of Russell Morin Fine Catering, “this event had a lot of personal touches, which made it stand out.”


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MIMIC A STARRY NIGHT AT MICHELLE AND HANS’ TENTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Photographed by Lynne Ann Photography

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When event planner Michelle Neff of Dreaming Tree Events began planning a tenth anniversary party for herself and her husband, she turned upward for her muse. “My inspiration was the night sky and the surroundings of the woods in which we live,” stated Neff, “I wanted to make it look like we were under the stars.” To transform the tent into a stellar canopy, Neff called upon Ryan Designs. “To help Michelle create a starry night-filled atmosphere we filled the tent ceiling with twinkle lights and layered it with hand-pleated, sheer, black fabric,” informed Christen Ryan. “We then draped the perimeter poles with a shimmery gold fabric and added a gorgeous crystal chandelier for a wow factor.” To make the event feel cozier, Neff used soft lighting, candles, and vintage pieces like a market cart from New England Country Rentals and eclectic furniture as well as her great grandmother’s heirloom gold flatware. “I also had to mix in the wilderness so I included gold forest animals everywhere,” added Neff, “my husband is a hunter, so there were lots of stags, elk, and deer.”


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Boston Harbor Hotel event planning, design, décor and kids table

Michele Mottola Special Events floral design

Winston Flowers rentals

Be Our Guest chairs and chargers

Rentals Unlimited cakes and macarons

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Not wanting a pink and poufy type of wedding, Alex and Steve looked to event maven Michele Mottola of Michele Mottola Special Events to give them the contemporary and modern look they envisioned at the Boston Harbor Hotel. By merely looking at Alex’s manicure color, they decided on a darker palette in the deepest shades of Bordeaux and steely grey. “This event was designed to look urban, sleek, sophisticated and fun without looking overdone,” shared Mottola “More of an understated cool elegance.” Reflective tables, metallic textiles, and tons of candlelight were used along with an interesting and sexy floral design. “It gave the room a sultry feel as well as providing some sparkle,“ recalled Mottola “The florals from Winston Flowers were purposefully placed and designed to have the guests really see and appreciate every bloom on the table.” To complete the look, a new carpet was installed in the ballroom. “We installed a Stone Grey carpet everywhere which gave the room an instant feel of cohesiveness and coolness, “added Mottola. “Michele took my ideas to an entirely new level,” raved Alex, “she made all my wildest dreams a reality that day.”

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DETAILS OF HER AND BEN’S BACKYARD WEDDING

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Sayles Livingston Design catering, desserts and cake

Chanterelle Boutique Catering event décor and lighting

Exquisite Events tent

Sperry Tents rentals

Rentals Unlimited music

Luke Renchan Entertainment invitations

Folia

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When it came time to choose the color story for her early fall wedding, Devyn knew it would all start with blue. “My favorite color is blue, my car is blue, my sapphire engagement ring is blue, I love blue!” raved Devyn. “The different shades of blue with purple and white accents were so beautiful together, to me they depicted September perfectly,” added Devyn, “September is a transition month, the blues and purples captured the vibrancy of summer while conveying the cooler temperatures that autumn would soon bring.” To further the coziness of fall, Chanterelle Boutique Catering welcomed guests to the reception with crisp apple sangria with a cinnamon sugar rim served in a mason jar. Guests were seated at long farm tables surrounded by candles that reflected the colors of the centerpieces. “There is nothing more heartwarming than a wedding reception, and being able to celebrate that milestone in your backyard feels like you have invited all your guests to an intimate family dinner,” shared Wendy Cobb of Chanterelle Boutique Catering, “I love the memories that food can evoke so this is an opportunity for us to create a wonderful experience for all.”

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Exchange Conference Center catering

East Meets West Catering Rentals

Table Toppers Rentals Unlimited Peterson Party Center photographer

Rebecca Arthurs accommodations

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel See resources for additional vendors.

Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs

Looking to mix modern with traditional, Lindsey and Donnie chose fun details first, and then added in the classic. “Most of our color palette was molded around the mint green bridesmaids’ dresses which I know is on trend at the moment but I loved it so much I had to have it as part of our day,” exclaimed Lindsey, “that meant the rest of the color story had to be timeless so white, gold, and champagne it was!” Sequined chevron linens dressed up the sweetheart table, bar, and food stations adding to the modern aspect of the design. Michele Stump of East Meets West Catering worked with Lindsey to execute the vision. “Our location lends itself to each couple putting their stamp on the look for their day,” Stump stated, “Lindsey brought a clean and elegant look with modern touches. The couple made full use of our building with cocktails on the second floor, dinner and dancing in the Exchange Hall, with the Harbor Terrace for late night cocktails.” Lindsey added, “The Exchange Conference Center had everything, it truly represented what we wanted for our big day and who we are as a couple.” 72

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Nicole and Travis knew they wanted a wedding that incorporated the beginnings of their relationship at Yale along with an elevated experience for guests, and the New Haven Lawn Club was the perfect fit. “The Georgian-style architecture and subtle Art Deco furnishings of the Lawn Club allowed us to create a unique event while still being close enough to campus to relive our college days,” added Nicole. To create a color palette, Nicole picked up wedding magazines from around the country. “I loved the traditional backyard weddings of the South with lace and pastels and I also loved the New England collegiate palettes with primary colors, stripes and pennants,” reflected Nicole, “so I chose navy and peach as a way to combine the two.” Christine Brush, Director of Weddings for the New Haven Lawn Club added, “Tables in the ballroom were draped in vanilla cream satin, accented with peach dinner napkins, and the escort card and gift tables were covered in storm navy.” Tying the colors into the ballroom décor was the floral design of The Green Dahlia. “The eclectic pewter vases that Tony Palmieri sourced for the centerpieces pulled together the whole room,” concluded Nicole.

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New Haven Lawn Club floral design

Tony Palmieri, AIFD for Green Dahlia jewelry

White Dress by the Shore hair and make-up

Dana Bartone & Company photographer

Carla Ten Eyck videography

Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema See resources for additional vendors.

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breezy blush and airy ivory CREATE A SOFT SUMMER STYLE FOR MARIE AND BRIAN’S WEDDING AMONGST THE PINES

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Inspired by the light, breezy feeling of a New England summer, Marie and Brian used shades of blush, cream, and silvery sage to design a stylish wedding at the Pinehills Golf Club that was chic, but also took advantage of the beautiful rustic setting. “For a romantic feel with a touch of whimsy, Marie chose a color palette that blended seamlessly with the serenity of the private grounds,” explained Event Planner Kristin Love of Details with Love. “We wanted their big day to feel relaxed and intimate with New England seaside elements mixed in for the perfect blend of modern and traditional details.” From their signature cocktail the Blush Pucker-Up Punch, to custom paper place cards and stunning florals, the couple’s color palette created an inviting atmosphere for their guests to enjoy. “The reception tables featured local seasonal blooms mixed with fresh herbs and lavender that filled the room with amazing scents. Natural ivory linens and napkins from Table Toppers along with fun, casual mason jars added to the breezy seaside feeling,” recalled Love, “and watching the couple surrounded by so much love from family and friends…that was just a joy to be a part of.”

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Pinehills Golf Club event planning

Details with Love hair and make-up

Dana Bartone & Company photographer

Corinna Raznikov See resources for additional vendors.

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Marquee Events & Catering event planning and design

Paramount Wedding Designs floral design

regal purple and opulent silver

Azalea Floral Design See resources for additional vendors.

SETS THE STAGE FOR A GREAT GATSBY-INSPIRED SHOOT AT MARQUEE EVENTS & CATERING Photographed by Michelle Wade

With a new film remake of The Great Gastby in theatres this past year and the Art Deco era being ever-inspiring to brides, Melissa Young of Paramount Wedding Designs created a styled wedding shoot to capture the essence of the 20s, but with a modern twist. “I just really wanted the design to be out of the box without losing elegance,” exclaimed Young. To help create the refi ned and glamorous environment, Christine D’Angelo of Azalea Floral Design chose a mix of flowers to enhance the theme and add depth and texture, like anemones, iris, orchids and more. “I wanted a formality that could hold up to the Marquee, the gowns, and of course the luxury and opulence that is Gatsby,” shared D’Angelo, “I have worked at the Marquee a lot and always felt that classic whites, ivories, and greens complement the beautiful architecture and Art Deco décor of the space best.” For an accent color, the team chose purples and lavenders, fittingly on trend with the 2014 Pantone® Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Sparkling linens held towers of champagne around the Marquee’s iconic mirror, and oysters were displayed on crushed ice to complete the design. 80

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Having a reception in the same location her parents did, Dadriana wanted a complete transformation with an alfresco European feel. John Orton of John Orton Flowers and Events worked together with Exquisite Events to create the elaborate environment. “She was looking for a romantic event with both Italian and Greek nuances and the concept of a Tuscan Rhapsody emerged,” shared Orton, “along with rich tones of purple and fuchsia I added pops of orange so the designs wouldn’t appear too dark under the moody dappled light.” In addition to tall twiggy centerpieces, and to create “under the olive grove” elements, Orton installed his signature birch canopies over some of the tables to add focal height. “They were filled with surprises,” raved Dadriana, “lights, chandeliers, grapevines, and candles.” To further the intimate feeling of the very large event without sacrificing drama, Exquisite Events draped the high ceiling in luscious fabric. “Guests felt like they were walking into a magical forest under a golden canopy,” exclaimed Dadriana. Aaron Messina of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet stated, “Just because you have an extensive guest list does not mean your wedding can’t feel like even the most minute detail was thought of, the most meticulously planned touch of the couple’s personality not forgotten.”

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Rhodes on the Pawtuxet event design and décor

John Orton Flowers and Events Exquisite Events floral design

John Orton Flowers and Events catering

Russell Morin Fine Catering transportation

RockStar Limo

rehearsal dinner

Waterman Grille

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elegant emerald and soft peach CREATE A PLAYFUL SUMMER PALETTE AT THE HYATT REGENCY NEWPORT

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Looking for a venue for their getaway Memorial Day weekend wedding, Laura Jean and Tim landed a locale they loved when they popped into the Hyatt Regency. Right down the road from Mudville Pub where they had their first date, and around the corner from color-coordinating Cardines Field where Tim spent many summers on the baseball diamond, the Hyatt was a natural fit for the couple. Wanting a palette reminiscent of the season for their start-of-summer soiree Laura Jean chose the 2013 color of the year Emerald for a base and softened it with a an accent of peach. “The flowers were the first colors that we tried to set apart from the green,” stated Christine Ellingwood of Planned to Perfection, “bringing in a softer look with the creams, peaches and a touch of greenery.” She added, “with the water view from the Hyatt ballroom, the soft glow of lighting, plus the table settings and flowers, it all just came together.”

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Planned to Perfection rentals

Rentals Unlimited hair and make-up

Wedding Tresses transportation

RockStar Limo videography

Artistic Wedding Films rehearsal dinner

Hyatt Regency Newport accommodations

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CREATE A ROYAL IMPACT AT OLYMPIA AND IAN’S WILLOWDALE ESTATE WEDDING Photographed by Rachel Kate

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Sperry Tents floral design

Winston Flowers lighting

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Set amidst a scenic wooded backdrop in Topsfield, Massachusetts, Willowdale Estate is a venue that accommodates events in a variety of color palettes. Olympia and Ian’s use of vibrant jewel tones at Willowdale allowed their vision of a luxe summer soiree to be showcased seamlessly. Posies in fuchsia, coral, and Radiant Orchid (the Pantone® color of the year) complemented the bridesmaids’ vivid dresses and helped to bring the bold hues into all aspects of the wedding day design. The specialists at DesignLight dressed up the Sperry tent with a lighting plan that was subtle, but added extra needed color. “The purple lighting on the tent ceiling coordinated with the linens and florals for a cohesive look,” explained Sandy Mulrey of DesignLight, “we added Moroccan lanterns in a variety of sizes and colors to the tent and a monogram gobo on the dance floor in the couple’s invitation font for an added personal touch.”


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Visiting the quaint village of Harwich Port on Cape Cod you can’t help but be inspired. Dune grass, weathered shutters, and boats on the harbor at Wychmere Beach Club shaped the color palette for Kaitlin and Brendan’s wedding design with each element giving reference to the natural surroundings. To bring in the stylish greens, tailored greys, and crisp whites of the seaside locale, the couple worked with Meredith Fancy of Fancy Flowers. “The colors Kaitlin chose blended well with the blues and whites in the ballroom at Wychmere,” shared Fancy, “the lime green added a pop of color that was just bright enough that when paired with white gave the wedding a cool, crisp look.” To add texture, Fancy used a variety of flowers including green and white hydrangea, soft green cymbidium orchids, white garden roses, dahlias and a touch of hypericum berry. Event Planner, Wendy Joblon of Wendy Joblon Events was also instrumental in creating the lovely Cape Cod celebration.“Wendy was wonderful in helping us turn our ideas into reality,” stated Kaitlin, “between the beautiful stationery from her store Folia, to the recommendations and organization that she provided, we were able to realize our perfect wedding day.”

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Wendy Joblon Events floral design

Fancy Flowers stationery

Folia

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RORY AND ASHLEY’S WEDDING AT BITTERSWEET FARM

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Ashley and Rory aimed to create a personalized wedding with an intimate and cozy vibe. “We wanted somewhere that was laid-back and casual and Bittersweet Farm’s rustic barn-turned-restaurant fit the bill perfectly,” stated Ashley, “and while Mother Nature didn’t allow us the outdoor wedding we wanted, the ceremony in their upstairs loft was beautiful.” Adding some sunshine to the day in the form of cheery floral design was Sayles Livingston. “The palette was designed around warm and celebratory colors,” described Livingston, “we tried to achieve a loose, casually constructed, whimsical and playful feel.” Pieces from the couple’s own home were used in the event design like favorite books, games, and collected containers along with handmade linens and runners to add a special touch. The photography team of Marisa Bettencourt and Melissa Lacouture of M. Studios was on hand to capture the fun. “We are so grateful for our talented photographers and videographer who kept us at ease and fluttered around subtly to take beautiful shots capturing both the tiny details and overall feeling of the day,” raved Ashley, “what was one day is now a lifetime of memories.”

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Sayles Livingston Design photographer

M.Studios

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RICH IN COLOR, TEXTURE AND TRADITION; EVENT PLANNER EDNA DRATCH-PARKER ORCHESTRATED A COMING TOGETHER OF CULTURES, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FOR ONE BEAUTIFUL BOSTON WEDDING. photographed by

Life Fusion Photography Neena and Shane wanted their wedding style to be a reflection of their very different cultural backgrounds, but also representative of their different, yet complementary personalities - a vision of them as a couple. In what the bride called a “work of heart,” Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design elegantly produced a fabulous fusion that did just that–blending the ornate elegance and colorful vibrancy of Neena’s Indian and Mexican heritage with the more reserved, yet down-to earth feel of Shane’s German background and midwestern roots. “Neena’s kind, warm personality inspired the romance and elegance of many of the décor details,” explained Dratch-Parker, “the lovely embroidered linens from Rentals Unlimited and the soft hues and sophisticated style of the gorgeous florals resulted in a clean, fresh style that blended together their cultures and defined their vision.”

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Rediscover the elegance of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, a historic Rhode Island landmark with modern upgrades and customized catering services executed by Russell Morin Fine Catering, Southern New

Sara Zarrella Photography

England’s premier catering company.

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COLORFUL CONFECTIONS FROM THE CUPCAKERIE ARE THE CENTERPIECE OF THIS FUN AND FESTIVE ENGAGEMENT PART Y.

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Even though The Cupcakerie’s owner Kristin Brennan has made her home in Rhode Island with her fiancé Evan, she found she still missed the food, art and culture of her native New Mexico so she decided to incorporate all that she loves about that region with her love of creative confections to throw one sentimentally “sweet” engagement celebration. Every detail spoke of the vivid colors, rustic charm and regional folk art found throughout New Mexico – brightly patterned linens from Rentals Unlimited and vibrant fresh flowers echoed the colorful paper decorations that inspired the festive treats that fi lled the dessert table. The Cupcakerie’s signature Cinco de Mayo cupcakes (a chile chocolate cake topped with Mexican vanilla buttercream and shaved Mexican cinnamon chocolate) added authentic flavor, and a few margaritas along with a group of close friends added the fun to this fabulous fiesta.


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THE CHARM AND TRADITION OF CAPE COD BROUGHT ELLEN AND ROBB TO THE WEQUASSETT RESORT AND GOLF CLUB FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRINGTIME WEDDING WITH A STYLE ALL THEIR OWN.

“I chose the Wequassett Resort because my parents were married there 37 years before,” recalled the bride “and we absolutely fell in love with it when we visited there in the fall before our wedding. Although the setting was very traditional Cape Cod, we chose to forgo a “beachy” theme and instead decided to just let the gorgeous grounds and the ocean be a backdrop. I selected a soft palette of creamy white and light pink for the décor that was sophisticated, fresh and romantic.” When challenged with the task of creating a more modern look for this classic seaside venue, floral designer Meredith Fancy of Fancy Flowers used an abundance of seasonal spring flowers like peonies, lily of the valley, and sweet pea to create stunning bouquets and lush centerpieces that captured perfectly the essence of the bride’s romantic seaside style.

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FEATUED VENDOS venue | Wequassett Resort and Golf Club floral design | Fancy Flowers cake | Konditor Meister accommodations | Wequassett Resort and Golf Club See resources for additional vendors


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A ST YLISH POST-WEDDING DAY LUNCHEON AT RIALTO RESTAURANT + BAR AT THE CHARLES HOTEL IN BOSTON FOCUSED ON GRE AT FOOD, A GARDEN-ST YLE FEEL AND GOOD TIMES WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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The Charles Hotel is known for impeccable service and world-class dining and the theme of comfort and luxury extends to the sophisticated and whimsical interpretations of regional Italian cuisine by James Beard, award-winning chef, and owner Jody Adams at Rialto. For this lovely post-wedding day luncheon, a summer garden style prevailed amidst the restaurant’s airy and inviting interior and relaxing garden terrace. “We wanted our party to have a classic, elegant style,” explained the bride, “but also to be relaxed enough so that everyone could let loose and really enjoy themselves. Great food was one of the top priorities for our celebration and we chose Rialto because we knew the meal would be outstanding. Because we chose a luncheon party we dispensed with certain traditions: instead of a long gown, I wore a flirty-cocktail dress and instead of a cake we opted for a delicious ice cream sundae bar. We encouraged our friends to wear hats and garden party-chic outfits which contributed to the lighthearted mood. It was a perfect day!”


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vineyard VIBE INSPIRED BY A FAMILY TRADITION OF WINE MAKING, THE BRIDE-TO-BE GATHERS WITH CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR A BEAUTIFUL ALFRESCO BRIDAL SHOWER.

Andrea’s family is from the beautiful islands of the Azores off the coast of Portugal where gatherings are naturally focused around wine and food - with her family being long time wine makers themselves. Her mother and sister’s vision for a special bridal shower wine tasting brought an authentic vineyard feel to their own backyard where the floral artistry of Designer Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia, brought the event to life. “The lovely afternoon gathering was a literal feast for the senses,” explained Dunne, “delicious food, thoughtful wine pairings, richly colored blooms, unique foliage, fruits, herbs, vintage wine jugs, textural linens and rustic woods all harnessing the senses of sight, smell, taste and touch…a truly inspiring way to design a special event like this.” After walking the grounds guests gathered under the tent to enjoy a wine presentation and share a lovely meal. Andrea’s stepfather handcrafted wooden cheese boards for everyone to take home as a remembrance of the special day.

photographed by

Stephanie Alvarez Ewens

FEATUED VENDOS floral and event design | Flowers by Semia tent rental | Newport Tent rentals | Rhode Island Rentals See resources for additional vendors


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ALL DRESSED UP IN ITS HOLIDAY BEST, THE OMNI PROVIDENCE HOTEL PLAYED HOST TO A BREATHTAKING WINTER WEDDING FILLED WITH ALL THE SPARKLE AND SHINE OF THE SE ASON.

FEATUED VENDOS venue | Omni Providence Hotel

lighting and draping | Ormonde Productions rentals | Rentals Unlimited cake | Confectionery Designs accommodations | Omni Providence Hotel See resources for additional vendors

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Draped in snowy white fabric and bathed in icy blue light, the grand ballroom of the Omni Providence Hotel was “the epitome of a winter wonderland for Kayla and Joe’s beautiful December wedding,” recalled Omni Catering Sales Manager, Sarah Bauerle. The bride had always wanted a traditional winter wedding so Tony Ormonde of Ormonde Productions designed the decorative lighting and added dramatic draping and cascading silver chandeliers that simply transformed the space, enveloping the room in wintery magic. Shimmering silver lace linens, gorgeous white centerpieces and a stunning seven-tier wedding cake by Confectionery Designs completed this festive look.


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MARITIME THE COLLECTIONS OF THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM ARE CELEBRATED IN A WEDDING THAT IS A CREATIVE BLEND OF AMERICAN MARITIME DETAILS, ASIAN INFLUENCES AND MODERN AESTHETICS.

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From the ceremony in the East India Marine Hall to cocktails in the Asian Export Art Gallery and the adjacent Asian Garden to the reception in the Atrium, Jeremy and Joshua embraced the history of the Peabody Essex Museum by incorporating its extraordinary art and artifacts into every aspect of their impeccably detailed wedding recalls museum Event Manager Natalia Laskaris. “Inspired by the museum’s collections—built from and by centuries of trade between Salem and the Far East—we styled our wedding using elements of late 18th and early 19th American maritime art and craft, the local architecture and decorative heritage,” explained Jeremy. Modern, nautical navy and white striped runners were juxtaposed with exposed wood tables from New England Country Rentals that held containers of white tulips and tall vases of pink cherry blossoms, that coupled with hanging lanterns and creative patterned lighting, married the design influences seamlessly, giving a present day feel to their beautiful spring wedding.

Ashley O’Dell

FEATUED VENDOS photographer | Ashley O’Dell venue | The Peabody Essex Museum catering | Capers Catering rentals | New England Country Rentals See resources for additional vendors

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Peabody Essex Museum

distinctive|elegant|unforgettable Host your events in our magnificent Atrium, halls and galleries Please contact Natalia Laskaris at 978-542-1615 or visit pem.org/venues

161 Essex Street | Salem, MA 01970 | 978-745-9500 | pem.org

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IMAGINATION THE WONDERFUL, WACKY WORLD OF WILLY WONKA COMES TO LIFE FOR A FUN THEMED KIDS PART Y FILLED WITH FIZZY LIFTING DRINKS, DIZZYING DÉCOR AND AN ARRAY OF SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS DELIGHTS.

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Kids of all ages adore the beloved story of a little boy who fi nds a golden ticket that grants him entrance into the wonderful world of confectioner Willie Wonka’s tightly guarded chocolate factory. Event Planner Francesca Campo of Campo & Company Events recreates the magical adventure in a themed children’s party filled with all of the elements that make the story of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory a time-honored classic. Colorful floppy hats, wild, wonky glasses, a fizzy lifting drink station and a fantasy sweets table all made for a fun party that drew the kids into the fantasy and made them a part of it! Sweet Indulgence designed an over-the-top dessert table overflowing with “Wonka” themed cookies, cake pops, candies and a showpiece cake, rivaled only by the edible wonderland inside the chocolate factory itself. Wondrously, whimsical florals from Flowers By Semia paid homage to the topsy-turvy tale, hinting of the unexpected magic that awaits all who fi nd a golden ticket and get to pass through the gates!

FEATUED VENDOS event design and décor | Campo & Company Events floral design | Flowers by Semia dessert table and favors | Sweet Indulgence signage | Campo & Company Events linens and rentals | Rentals Unlimited invitation | Paper Moss photographer | Erin McGinn for Bliss Celebrations Guide See resources for additional vendors

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LifeFusion Photography

Symbol Photography

Dan Doke Photography

Symbol Photography

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UNDERSTATEMENT WITH A WEEKEND FILLED WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FUN FESTIVITIES AT THE WAUWINET ON PICTURESQUE NANTUCKET ISLAND, NOT EVEN POURING RAIN COULD INTERRUPT A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DAY.

Having met while working for America’s Cup Charters, sailing pros Jennie and John were no strangers to inclement weather so rain on their wedding day didn’t dampen their spirits a bit. “Every time we attempted to go to Nantucket to plan the wedding there was a storm of some sort,” recalled the bride, “so we just had a feeling that we’d have rain on our wedding day and we did - it actually poured, but it was so beautiful.”

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Sarah Fantom

According to Event Planner Stasia Anthony of Exquisite Events “This intimate wedding weekend at The Wauwinet Resort was all about family, friends and making everyone feel special. We accentuated the understated elegance of the property with gorgeous florals, custom linens, romantic décor details and abundant candlelight that complemented the space and reflected the couple’s timeless, sophisticated style. Rain aside, everyone enjoyed the weekend festivities and all of the warmth and love that was shared added to the incredible spirit of celebration.”

FEATUED VENDOS venue | The Wauwinet event design and planning | Exquisite Events rentals | Rentals Unlimited bride’s hair | Wedding Tresses invitations and party goods | New England Invitations transportation and accommodations | The Wauwinet rehearsal dinner | The Wauwinet See resources for additional vendors

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Sara Zarrella Photography

Kevin Trimmer Photography

Eloquent Images Photography

Experienced… Trusted… Fun!!!

DJ • Uplighting • Monogram • Photobooth

Celebrating 30 Years 1983-2013

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MASON AND FRIENDS ENJOY A PETTING ZOO, A PICNIC STYLE LUNCH AND A WHOLE LOT OF DOWN ON THE FARM FUN AT HIS SUPER SWEET 2ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.

If your Mom is event planner Jennifer Chagnon (Owner of the Pink Polka Dot) you are bound to have the best birthday parties– ever! This fabulous farm-themed celebration for her son Mason’s 2nd birthday, is full of fun, fresh ideas as only a seasoned event planner like Chagnon could conceive. “I envisioned a casual party where the kids could play outside and have fun. The petting zoo was the initial inspiration and everything evolved from there,” explained Chagnon. “I used natural elements, wood farm tables, bales of hay and fresh flowers to infuse some color. The invitations had a red barn on them that inspired the creation of the adorable barn cake and animal cupcakes from Delicious Desserts. The whimsical blue star tent from Sperry Tents was the perfect spot for the petting zoo and where guests could relax at wooden farm tables with hay bale seats. The kids enjoyed a picnic style lunch served in red berry baskets with red and white waxed paper, while the parents enjoyed delicious adult fare. My friend Kate Murphy Lowenstein lovingly captured every moment of the day, giving us beautiful family memories that we’ll cherish forever.”

FEATUED VENDOS event planning and design |

The Pink Polka Dot tent rental | Sperry Tents See resources for additional vendors

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RUSTIC MEETS LUXURY IN AN ECLECTIC WINTER THEMED TABLE FOR AFR EVENT FURNISHINGS’ DESIGN AND INSPIRE SHOWCASE AT LOMBARDO’S.

Inspired by the sights and scents of winter, Bliss Celebrations Guide Stylist Claudia Seyffert designed a holiday themed table for the AFR Event Furnishings Design and Inspire showcase and networking tour that incorporated some of her favorite rental pieces from AFR and Rentals Unlimited with an eclectic collection of rustic elements, resulting in a Luxe Lodge look that ushered in the magic of the season to Lombardo’s Grand Ballroom. A textural mix of evergreens, antlers and animal skins played to the rustic lodge side, while metallic ornaments, silver and glass accessories, sparkling place settings added the luxury. A stunning crystal chandelier cast a warm shimmering glow in Lombardo’s spacious ballroom, showcasing the ease in which the space can be magically transformed with specialty lighting for a special event of any kind.

FEATUED VENDOS venue | Lombardo’s furniture | AFR Event Furnishings courtesy of Rentals Unlimited rentals | Rentals Unlimited photographer | Erin McGinn for Bliss Celebrations Guide styling | Claudia Seyffert for Bliss Celebrations Guide See resources for additional vendors

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THE SUN, SAND AND SE A SET THE PERFECT SCENE FOR THIS 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND WEDDING COMPLETE WITH A SPARKLING SENDOFF.

Sarah had always dreamed of a beach wedding and when she discovered the Madison Beach Hotel it turned out to be a dream come true. “It was everything I wanted,” recalled the bride. “In addition to being breathtakingly beautiful, the staff took care of everything!” With a private beach on Long Island Sound, a grand ballroom, a professional catering company and 32 luxurious guest rooms, it is no surprise that the hotel could accommodate everything on the bride’s wish list. “Sarah and Chris wanted a stylish, fun beach wedding and that is what brought them to The Madison Beach Hotel,” explained the hotel’s Director of Catering, Weddings and Special Events, Libby Rutty, “and that is a simple task for us to achieve, but our ultimate goal was to provide them with an elegant wedding as well. The uniqueness of our venue is that it allows couples to have it all…from the sand between your toes ceremony to a romantic candlelit dinner at sunset to sparklers on the beach at midnight. The attentive, detail oriented staff is dedicated to making wedding dreams a reality.”

FEATUED VENDOS venue | Madison Beach Hotel cake | J Cakes rentals | Madison Beach Hotel hair and makeup | Dana Bartone & Company accommodations | Madison Beach Hotel See resources for additional vendors

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THE COLONNADE HOTEL, WITH ITS CLASSICALLY ELEGANT STYLE AND STUNNING ROOF TOP VIEW, PROVED THE PERFECT SETTING FOR THIS SOPHISTICATED CITY WEDDING.

Libby and Blake both prefer a rather simple style, but wanted their wedding to be an amazing party with elegance and sophistication and The Colonnade Hotel was the ideal setting. “We loved the modern décor of the hotel and the contrasting traditional feel of the ballroom…” shared the bride, “and that black and white floor– my goodness– it was just lovely!” The couple had a gorgeous day so they enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres at the rooftop pool before heading down to the ballroom for an amazing dinner prepared by Executive Chef Nick Calias. “The food and service were very important to the couple,” recalled the hotel’s Social Catering Director Gabi Urso, “and luckily for them it is what The Colonnade is known for!”

FEATUED VENDOS venue | The Colonnade Hotel accommodations | The Colonnade Hotel See resources for additional vendors

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Celebrate in Style Call 617.425.3205 today to arrange your tour.

120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 617.424.7000 â&#x20AC;˘ colonnAdeHotel.coM


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A beAutiful bridAl shoot At MAkepeAce fArMs wAs All About feMinine touches, roMAntic notions And A unique, rustic wedding dAy destinAtion.

“A day at Makepeace Farms in Wareham, MA proved an imaginative feast: a collaboration of ideas for creating an ethereal, feminine and romantic, princess daydream,” recalled Jen Sperry of Sperry Tents and one of the contributors on this flower girl fantasy shoot. Together with its creator Ann-Marie Eddy of Big Sky Party Rentals, Sayles Livingston Design, Artisan Bake Shop, The Pink Polka Dot, Photographer Corinna Raznikov and many more talented vendors, a whimsical wonderland emerged amidst the farm’s rustic, natural landscape. “It encompassed everything these little ballerinas held in their imagination about being the bride on her wedding day as seen through their eyes,” added Raznikov. Gorgeous garden florals, charming vintage décor, frilly, feminine fashions and deliciously dreamy desserts all in a palette of pink and gold, were stylishly mixed together to bring this flower girl fantasy to life.

photographed by

Corinna Raznikov Photography

FEatuREd VEndoRs photographer | Corinna Raznikov Photography floral design | Sayles Livingston Design cakes and desserts | Artisan Bake Shop stationery and candy bar | The Pink Polka Dot tent rental | Sperry Tents See resources for additional vendors


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A sophisticAted pAlette And high contrAst décor trAnsformed KirKbrAe country club into A vision of modern elegAnce for A fAbulous fAll wedding.

Although shades of autumn were in full color on the grounds of Kirkbrae Country Club, Michelle and Marc opted for a striking, high contrast wedding style that took full advantage of everything that the club had to offer, and with the help of Kirkbrae’s Director of Weddings and Special Events Tiffany Marsocci, was everything the couple envisioned. “The black and purple décor with gorgeous purple lighting by Victor Events was a very elegant combination,” recalled Tiffany. “We were able to transform the ballroom into an ultra-modern look by draping the entire room in white, and that, together with the purple linens, black ballroom chairs and dramatic black vases filled with chic white florals from Winston Flowers, really made the bride’s vision come to life.”

FEAtuREd VEndoRs venue | Kirkbrae Country Club floral design | Winston Flowers lighting and music | Victor Events cake | Confectionery Designs transportation | Viking Tours and Transportation accommodations | Omni Providence Hotel See resources for additional vendors

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The PERFECT day.day. The per Fect the per fect pl aCe .

The perfect PLACE. Kirkbrae Country Club....

can accommodate between 25-400 guests for any special occasion. Our elegant havensprawling patios Kir Kballrooms br a e Cou try Clu b overlooking the Blackstone Valley making it the perfect setting provides the perfect setting for your special occasion. to enjoy with your guests. Theballrooms view combined exquisite our elegant overlook thewith beautiful Valley and arewill designed to accommodate cuisine & blackstone exceptional service guarantee ....

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B O S T O N ’ S P R E M I E R WA T E R F R O N T W E D D I N G D E S T I N A T I O N

20 Ericsson Street, Boston, Massachusetts · 617-436-3120

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Celebrate your event overlooking the fabulous

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Occasions Bridal Boutique 178 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, Massachusetts

508.655.2024 www.occasionsbridalboutique.com occasionsbridalboutique@verizon.net

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FORT ADAMS A National Historic Landmark

Experience incredible water views and the dramatic ‘medieval’ architecture of an American Fortress as you create your own truly unique event.

401.619.5801 • www.fortadams.org • llabrecque@fortadams.org


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fare. 2 | a one-of-a-kind oscar heyman platinum multicolored sapphire bracelet from Long’s Jewelers captures all the beauty

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of a garden in bloom. 3 | loose and luscious, this stunning

for couples who want to create a beautiful, unique

bouquet from Flowers by Semia has that “just-gathered-fromthe-garden” feel. 4 | an aromatic boutonniere of fresh lavender and herbs by Flowers & Events Featuring Toni Chandler. Photographed

intimate celebration.

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by Oggi Photography. 5 | be a garden-style goddess in this claire pettibone floral gown at Everthine Bridal Boutique. 6 | light and airy this lovely elizabeth dye dress from

Everthine Bridal Boutique is the epitome of garden party chic. 7 | this Roberto coin blue topaz cocktail ring from Long’s Jewelers could very well be your something blue. 8 | sparkling Rum punch from Plantation Catering is a cool cocktail for a

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M O D E R N D AY A MAGICAL GLASS TENT AND A SOFT, ELEGANT COLOR PALETTE TRANSFORMED THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN BOSTON INTO A MEMORABLE STORYBOOK WEDDING.

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addressed in elegant calligraphy. For the wedding, Winston Flowers created lovely loose arrangements of spring blooms that added movement and softness to the space and the delicate details of the beautiful ombré wedding cake echoed the graceful theme. In one of the more noteworthy décor elements designed by SD Events, ornate chandeliers floated in the overhead of the glass walled tent from Peterson Party Center, suspended from gossamer blush fabric as if floating by magic above the elegant, formal dinner reception. “We wanted to create an environment that blurred the line between function and fantasy,” explained Tasha Bracken from SD Events, “in addition to the beautiful chandeliers, we used an eclectic mix of place settings, linens and vintage table décor to offset the clean, sleek lines of the glass tent and the museum itself, resulting in a truly enchanting and elegant event.”


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gallery walkway of the museum, overlooking Boston Harbor. 7 | Elegant crystal chandeliers, styled by SD Events, seemed to

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FLOWERS BY SEMIA CREATED THE ULTIMATE SERENE ENVIRONMENT WITH THE PERFECT P OP OF COLOR AT BELLE MER.

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hen Toronto natives, Jennifer and Justin were searching for an east coast waterfrontwedding venue that would mark the halfway point for their extended families, The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport topped their list. Impressed with the luxurious European-style boutique hotel, which boasts the best ocean views in Newport, the couple thought the historic mansion was the perfect backdrop for their vintage vision. “We wanted the feeling of simplicity and elegance and didn’t want to overwork the decor because the venue was so stunning on its own,” Jennifer recollects. With the help of the expert event planning teams at Exquisite Events and Flowers & Events Featuring Toni Chandler, Jennifer’s understated vintage vibe was brought to life with perfectly styled

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details. “Jennifer knew from the start that she wanted to add charm to her tables with vintage porcelain and cut glass accessories, so that was our starting point,” explained Floral Designer Toni Chandler. “We included containers from our vast collection of vases, teacups, candlesticks and more for each of the reception and cocktail tables and the bell cloche and poetry book on the escort table was a perfect complement to all of those other vintage pieces.” In keeping with the bride’s understated antique theme an old-fashioned trolley from Viking Tours & Transportation was used to transport the wedding party and guests, bridesmaids carried clutch-style bouquets of wispy baby’s breath and antique frames held table numbers and childhood photos of the couple that added a sweet, nostalgic touch.

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gorgeous bouquet of garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus and freesia designed by Flowers & Events Featuring Toni Chandler. 5 | Vintage frames held table numbers and childhood pictures of the bride and groom. 6 | An antique poetry book and other timeless treasures added extra charm and romance to the couple’s wedding day. 7 | The newlyweds share a quiet moment on their trolley ride from The Chanler to Easton Beach, for some photos. 8 | Floral Designer Toni Chandler created delicate centerpiece arrangements using vintage teacups, vases and candle holders from her vast collection.

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New AN ELEGANT MARCH WEDDING AT T H E R I T Z - C A R LT O N , B O S T O N HERALDED THE SIGNS OF SPRING WITH ITS DREAMY HUES, SPRING BLOOMS AND ENCHANTING GARDEN FEEL. P H OTO G R A P H E D BY MOSS AND ISA AC


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couple’s city wedding. 4 | Enchanting anemones. 5-7 | Floral Designer Tony Palmieri used beautiful natural elements and spring blooms to transform the formal spaces of The Ritz into a magical indoor wonderland.

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AN ABUNDANCE OF FLOWERS AND CANDLELIGHT FILLED THE HOPE CLUB FOR AN EARLY JUNE WEDDING THAT EPITOMIZED THE ELEGANCE AND ROMANCE OF THE SEASON.

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race and Harry instantly fell in love with this classic, historic Providence, RI venue and were thrilled to have the Hope Club all to themselves for their June wedding weekend. To take advantage of the lovely early summer weather, they planned an evening that flowed between the club’s indoor and outdoor spaces through French doors that highlighted its open-air feel and added a connectedness to the beautiful courtyard beyond. The atmosphere of the event truly reflected the understated elegance of the Hope Club. Co-owners, Stasia Anthony and Kelli DeBeau of Exquisite Events brought the couple’s vision to life with soft blue and cream linens that not only complemented the color palette of the space, but also provided the perfect backdrop for the bright pinks and lavenders of the gorgeous florals by Sayles Livingston Design. To create additional softness in the space, sheer white fabric was draped throughout the atrium, delicately lit rice paper lanterns provided a soft glow and small white lights, hung from the ceiling of the atrium’s tent, added a magical sparkle. In keeping with the elegant, yet casual gardenlike feel of the wedding, Floral Designer Sayles Livingston adorned the club with seasonal bouquets of pink peonies, blue hydrangeas, garden roses, lily of the valley, and touches of sweet lilac. A variety of tall and short arrangements provided visual interest on the tables and sprigs of fresh, fragrant lavender graced each place setting for an aromatic beginning to a thoughtful meal of seasonal cuisine composed by Hope Club Executive Chef Jay Hollen. Candles of all sizes delicately placed throughout the spaces enhanced the decidedly romantic mood and expertly arranged family photos added to the intimacy of the evening by offering a creative personal touch.


opposite: A combination of high and low centerpieces by Sayles Livingston Design provided the wedding’s airy garden feel, while sprigs of fresh lavender at each place setting offered an aromatic touch. this page: 1 | Snap! Weddings beautifully captured the casual elegance of this lovely summer wedding. 2 | Lush wreaths of hydrangea, peonies, garden roses and lilac from Sayles Livingston Design lent a breath of summer lightness to the historic Hope Club.

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nies, garden roses and touches of lilac by Sayles Livingston Design. 6 | Candles added a romantic touch and tied the spaces together as guests moved effortlessly between the indoor and outside spaces of the Hope Club. 7 | Rice paper lanterns, expertly placed by Exquisite Events, enhanced the open-air feel and romantic mood of the celebration.

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or a pair of well-read Bostonians looking for a venue to hold their chic, formal nuptials, nowhere was more well suited than the Boston Public Library. “With an historic venue like the library, it became easy (and seemed almost logical) to create a vibe that felt like you are stepping back in time a bit,” shared Event Planner for The Catered Affair Erin Davies, “this worked really well for Christen and Ryan’s design concept.” To add to the classic feel the couple chose a black and white palette, pulling rental items from chargers to chairs from Be Our Guest. “The look for this wedding was super elegant,” added Davies, “full of romantic vanilla satins and black sexy accents.” “We decided to add hints of pink to complement the rosy hue of the Popular Reading Room,” the bride added, “my dress – lace with simple lines- also helped set the tone.” The look was perfection especially when photographed by Snap! Weddings who brought the bridal party to historic parts of the city to capture the real essence of Boston and the more playful side of the couple.

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opposite: The bride and groom enjoy their first married moments surrounded by amazing architecture. 1 | Swanky black and white settings in the Popular Reading Room create an air of elegance. 2 | The library’s courtyard is one of the couple’s favorite spots. 3 | A stunning fine art portrait of the bride by Snap! Weddings. 4 | Escort cards created by Smudge Ink mimic vintage library due date cards. 5 | The bridal party explores the classic North End of Boston with Snap! Weddings. 6 | The Catered Affair’s Taylor Bay Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper and Pancetta hors d’oeuvres delight the senses.

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as both escort cards and guest favors, to the walnut farm tables and gold chairs discovered at New England Country Rentals – the high contrast of rustic and regal elements flowed from the garden ceremony to the carriage house reception reiterating the couple’s wedding day vision. The culinary offerings from Blackstone Caterers were also keyed to the theme as guests enjoyed delicate mini mint milkshakes and homemade cookies along with an elegant dessert crepe station. While Liz commended the creative artistry of Rebecca Arthurs Photography and her other great vendors for bringing her wedding to life, she doesn’t forget to credit her mother for lending a helping hand. “She made sure my wedding was the best it could be.”


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Place. 3 | Elegant place settings from Rentals Unlimited helped to create the rustic-refined look. 4 | The newlyweds with their wedding party pose in front of the beautiful entrance to Linden Place. 5 | Liz and Alex say their “I do’s” under a gorgeous floral arbor in the east rose garden of Linden Place. 6 | Elegant mini frittata appetizers by Blackstone Caterers are passed around for guests to enjoy. 7 | Crystal chandeliers were hung in and around the carriage house by Exquisite

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Caterers’ crepe station was a hit with guests. 3 | The charming invitation package, created in the wedding’s soft color palette. 4 | Liz and her bridesmaids captured by photographer Rebecca Arthurs. 5 | Mini mint milkshakes and chocolate chip cookies from Blackstone Caterers. 6 | A vintage dresser filled with pretty potted succulents

that served as both escort cards and favors for guests. 7 | A gift from Liz’s sister, vintage books wrapped in twine

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hen Ashley and Christopher found out that the Providence Public Library would be undergoing renovations and then becoming available as a wedding venue they went to see it for themselves and immediately fell in love with the classic details. “The only thing I knew for sure at that point was that I wanted Russell Morin to cater my wedding and they happened to be the exclusive caterer for the venue,” explained the bride, “and the fact that I was a special education teacher just made the library theme feel like a great idea.” So the couple took their design cues from the space itself and collected vintage elements like old card catalog drawers and books to incorporate into the décor. Linens and centerpiece florals were kept soft and subtle creating an intimate, cozy atmosphere without overpowering the lovely architectural details of the library. The stunning bouquets, crafted by The Secret Garden, sang of spring with gorgeous blooms in creams, pinks and greens that told the story of the season that is known for love and romance.

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place cards. 3 | Guests enjoyed a welcome cocktail by Russell Morin Fine Catering to toast the newlyweds upon their arrival. 4 | Fragrant boutonnieres of lily of the valley from The Secret Garden. 5 | The Providence Public Library proved the perfect backdrop for the couple’s special day. 6 | The artfully arranged bouquets by The Secret Garden filled with all the colors and scents of the season.

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AN INTIMATE SPRING WEDDING AT THE NEWPORT ART MUSEUM WAS CHARMING IN ITS SUBTLE ASIAN STYLE DETAILS THAT PAID HOMAGE TO THE MUSEUM’S HISTORICAL PAST AND ITS PRESENT IMPRESSIVE COLLECTIONS. photographed by CHERYL R ICHAR DS


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ith décor inspired by the elegant colors and whimsical motifs of Chinoiserie, Sarah and Craig’s wedding at the Newport Art Museum offered a nod to the museum’s past, as home to a local China trade merchant, with details referencing the popular mid 18th century style. “We wanted a venue that was historic and beautiful and full of decoration,” shared the bride, “we loved the idea of our guests being able to wander around the galleries of the museum with a glass of champagne and enjoy the art throughout the reception.” Stasia Anthony, co-owner of Exquisite Events, recalls meeting the couple during a visit to the museum. “We toured the galleries and grounds and Sarah and Craig were enchanted by the artwork, architecture and history of the

museum and their intimate guest list suited the Ilgenfritz Gallery perfectly for their reception.” The couple’s shared love of art and culture was present in all of their beautiful wedding details. Dramatic cherry blossom centerpieces by Flowers & Events featuring Toni Chandler created the feel of a romantic fragrant garden in the gallery, and in true Chinoiserie style, blue and white porcelain vases were filled with cascading orchids and gorgeous pink peonies. “The couple’s palette of pink, blush, white and cream reflected the beauty of a spring garden in bloom,” added Anthony, “and the delicate designs on everything from the escort cards to the wedding cake all referenced the elegant Chinese motifs and decorative qualities of their romantic period style.”

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wallpaper. 4 | An elegant main course of Miso Glazed Sea Bass with bok choy, shitake mushroom, citrus ginger soy broth.

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ransforming spaces is what Janie Haas of Janie Haas Event Consulting does best, so when she was asked to create a fun dance party vibe at the EpiCenter for Arianna’s Bat Mitzvah she focused on the things she knows will wow the crowd – big color, dramatic lighting and lots of it! “We wanted to capitalize on the cool, contemporary open feeling of the EpiCenter,” explained Haas, “a city scape was projected on the walls by DesignLight that made guests feel like they were in the heart of Boston while colorful neon Slinkys® hung from the ceiling, giving the space a playful, kinetic energy.” Lounge areas from Art of the Event were set up throughout the room so guests could hang out, and long high top tables from Peterson Party Center offered additional space to relax and enjoy a bite to eat. Mobile stations featured cuisine from MAX Ultimate Food – perfect for the Mitzvah girl and her friends after they worked up an appetite on the dance floor.

pink cake echoed the city-chic theme. 4 | Projection lighting from DesignLight gave a real city feel to the cool lounge area from Art of The Event. 5 | The hip graffiti covered DJ station from Art of The Event. 6 | Delicious sushi was offered at one of the mobile food stations from MAX Ultimate Food.

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oon after their engagement, Lisa and Lucio were excitedly searching for the perfect spot for their wedding and happily discovered Castle Hill in picturesque Newport, Rhode Island. They quickly knew it encompassed everything they would need for a stunning and memorable wedding weekend with family and friends. “Castle Hill is such an amazing setting. We wanted to be on the water, and it just had that quintessential New England feel,” shared Lisa. Captivated by the stunning scenery at Castle Hill and impressed with the fabulous food and the high level of service from the staff there, the couple knew it would provide the ceremony and reception of their dreams. Pamela D’Orsi Ryan of PDR Events brilliantly executed the couple’s vision for the affair. “The bride welcomed the idea of using vintage details with a touch of

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elegance,” explained D’Orsi Ryan, “we used the rustic décor for the cocktail tent for a comfortable, understated feel and reserved all of the luxury for the fabulous reception tent. Lisa chose lush and vibrant floral tablescapes in fuchsia, plum and lavender expertly crafted by Flowers by Semia and chic swaths of fabric and crystal chandeliers adorned the inside of the tent to highlight the magical celebration.” When asked what made the planning of her wedding so memorable, Lisa shares, “Event Planner Pamela D’Orsi Ryan of PDR Events introduced us to the best vendors in Rhode Island–we gave them complete creative freedom to do what they do best and they didn’t disappoint! They truly made us feel like our wedding was of utmost importance to them which allowed us to relax and just enjoy our day.”

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girl. 7 | Cozy pashminas from PDR Events are displayed in an antique dresser as thoughtful gifts for the female guests.

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Hill Inn. 2 | An ethereal display of lighted Manzanita balls from Exquisite Events and Moravian star lanterns from Ormonde Productions decorated the bar tent. 3 | The joyful couple shares a quiet moment in front of the lighthouse at Castle Hill Inn. 4 | Vintage details accented with lush orchids, greenery and succulents from Flowers by Semia. 5 | Victor Rodrigues of Victor Events gets the guests on the dance floor and the party started. 6 | Flowers By Semia hung candlelit

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Sperry Tents invitations, papers and favors

New England Invitations cake

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Viking Tours & Transportation photo lounge

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o design the bright and bold look celebrating her daughter Dalia’s, Bat Mitzvah, mom Yelena started with white. “We were very excited to work with Yelena to create the space she imagined,” stated Briana Hill of Rhode Island Rentals. “Coming from New York, she wanted something high-end, white, modern, and chic. White fabric draped the ceilings and poles with a white dance f loor centered in the tent. She wanted to create the space with lights and white was the perfect blank canvas for her to start.” Dalia’s beloved hues, fuchsia, lime green, and turquoise were then incorporated to make the event have a young and fresh feel, without too much frill and pouf. “She is a tomboy, so she didn’t want anything overly girly,” informed Yelena. The fuchsia flower of choice used to pull the décor together was the orchid. “Since she was little, Dalia always loved orchids,” shared Yelena, “symbolizing love, beauty, refinement, thoughtfulness and maturity they are the perfect description of Dalia.”

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ape Cod has always held a very special place in the hearts of Lindsey and Michael who, along with three generations of family before them, have summered there so when they became engaged on a summer getaway to Great Island, there was no question that the Cape was where they would also get married. “I wanted the overall design aesthetic to reflect the charm of old Cape Cod, but with a youthful, modern feel,” explained the bride, “romantic, lush and organic with lots and lots of candles. I sent ideas and inspirations to Karen Taddei at Lilacs and through her creative and thoughtful approach, she brought it all to life.” Taddei’s signature unarranged design style coupled with her eye for textures and finishes with vintage appeal transcends the typical cape style wedding creating a luxe look that is both classic and elegant. “I took Lindsey’s soft neutral palette and expanded upon it by using vintage mercury glass, rusty urns and moss covered vessels that spoke to her romantic vision. Centerpieces overflowing with white and green hydrangea, dahlias, white orchids, garden roses and an abundance of textural elements added a modern, organic feeling to the design.” Beautifully understated linens and place settings from Be Our Guest proved the ideal counterpoint to the opulent florals tying the look together with their elegant simplicity and classic style. But it’s Taddei’s attention to the smallest of details that exceeded the bride’s expectations that day. “Karen paid attention to all of the little things that I loved, from my mother’s wedding veil lace that was added into my bouquet to the long flowing satin ribbons on the bridesmaids’ bouquets…I just couldn’t have imagined it coming together more beautifully.”

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roses and textural greens. 2 | Lindsey and her beautiful bridesmaids on the steps of the Oyster Harbors Club. 3 | Beautifully understated linens and china from Be Our Guest were the perfect counterpoint to the opulent, overflowing florals from Lilacs. 4 | The stunning bride carried a classic all white bouquet by Lilacs. 5 | Lush, low centerpieces with an organic feel. 6 & 7 | The newlyweds enjoyed some magical wedding day moments. 8 | The bridesmaidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bouquets finished with flowing satin ribbons.

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he opening of the Providence Biltmore in 1922 epitomized the era of glitter and glamour. To this day its legendary rooftop grand ballroom, luxurious décor and world-class food and service attract couples looking for a city venue with classic elegance and period style, and Kaitlyn and Daniel were no exception. “We wanted a city feel for our wedding and a Gatsby era theme with old Hollywood glam,” explained the bride, “when we walked into the Biltmore we knew it was perfect! The service and the food were spectacular and all of the recommended vendors were amazing. Everything from the flowers to the linens to the incredible dessert table from Sweet Indulgence exceeded our expectations.” The hotel’s Director of Catering and Events, Scott Connery, recalls the couple’s wedding day and how the Biltmore was the ideal venue for them, “I have a true bond with my couples, and Kaitlyn and Daniel were just a total joy to plan with. When I did the ballroom unveiling with them, that was it…all three of us shed tears of joy – the bride was thrilled and the groom said he’d remember me for the rest of his life for making all of his bride’s dreams come true.”

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Providence Biltmore rentals

Rentals Unlimited cake, dessert table and favors

Sweet Indulgence accommodations

Providence Biltmore photographer

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FEATUED VENDOS wreath element in brilliant gold on the ivory table numbers and programs. Other pastel touches included the lush blooms styled in vintage looking containers and a stunning cake from Ana Parzych Custom Cakes, carefully embellished with a soft pink sugar flower. To complete the timeless look, Lev wore a traditional tuxedo and Kathryn chose a Liancarlo ball gown from A Little Something White. “I tried on seemingly hundreds of dresses before I found mine. I fell in love with its delicate, crystal-studded bodice and flowing ethereal skirt.” The resulting look was seamless, when each detail is chosen to elevate and complement the surroundings nothing feels out of place.

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with elegant florals, beautiful place settings and romantic candlelight. 3 | Customized pillows from Be Our Guest. 4 | Simple, yet timeless

place settings from Be Our Guest. 5 | The Beach House at the Chatham Bars Inn. 6 | The newlyweds make their exit. 7 | An elegant ceremony arrangement by Lilacs. 8 | A sophisticated and classic invitation by M. Smith & Company.

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Livingston hung lanterns in the vertical space that not only highlighted the head table, but also provided a level of intimacy to the expansive space and served as a decorative lighted element as well. “We used wooden lanterns, driftwood and rustic sisal rope details to help create a natural, yet elegant feel that celebrated the stunning locale and the couple’s shared love of boating and the sea,” explained Livingston, “and we provided softness with sumptuous peonies and luxurious hydrangea that are just extraordinary in June!” After dinner, guests were treated to desserts and an amazing wedding cake from Confectionery Designs followed by dancing to a 14-piece orchestra that had everyone on their feet for the rest of the evening. “The setting was breathtaking and everything about the day was just perfect,” recalled the bride, “our families and vendors all played such an important role in making our day a dream come true and for that we are so thankful.”

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the pallet lounge surrounded by Shindig Lighting’s Edison bulbs. 3 | “The

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tall white windows, original floor and exposed trusses of The Lace Factory

Cloud Nine Catering

were absolutely perfect for this shoot,” raved Cagginello. 4 | A vibrant appetizer from Cloud Nine Catering adds to the appeal. 5 | The slick, modern cake announces the date in bold black and white. 6 | Unexpected textures combine to create a lounge area with style.

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he refined elegance of the historic manor estate on the North Shore know as Penguin Hall requires little help in making a majestic statement, but the navy and white vision created by Tangorra Wedding Planning transformed the stoic property into a captivating apparition of sophistication for this particular wedding celebration. As if the elegant setting and striking views found at Penguin Hall are not enough of a reason to choose the picturesque venue, it had a rather sentimental value for this particular bride. “My father was the founding Creative Director at Mullen Advertising whose original home was located at Penguin Hall,” explained Miranda, “he passed away in 2009, so getting married there made me feel like he was part of the day.” A clearspan tent from Peterson Party Center was chosen to maintain views of the lovely surrounding grounds, while inside the tent, tables covered in beautiful linens from Table Toppers were filled with luxurious all white arrangements and a magnificent floral chandelier made exclusively of white blossoms, hung above the dance floor as the crowning centerpiece. The groom, chef and owner of West Bridge in Cambridge, worked closely with the head chef from The Catered Affair to design a special three-course menu as a surprise for their guests. Lobster followed by turbot and then a rich sirloin with marrow croquettes was elegantly presented in unison by over 40 of The Catered Affairs’ expert wait staff. Just one of the many incredible details that the couple says, “guests remember to this day.”

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and place settings from Be Our Guest and an exquisite table scape from Karen Taddei of Lilacs who chose vivid colors for the flowers for added drama along with aged treasures and natural accents for an extra layer of glamour. Compton Clambakes and Catering served a beautifully plated traditional bake, made a bit more elegant when paired with linen napkins and pretty china plates. Desserts from Artisan Bake Shop featured elegant takes on some favorite clambake treats and an exquisite fabric draped cabana by Ryan Designs along with a craft beer bar from Luke’s Liquors created an after party area where guests could linger in luxury. “Beachy, luxurious and a little Bohemian,” is how Designer Christen Ryan described this custom lounge. “It was everything we love about the beach all rolled into one great statement piece. Layers of luxurious draped fabric, custom cushions and romantic lighting all anchored by our raw driftwood pillars and candle holders.” Sand free and full of lavish luxuries this glam bake was the perfect end to a beautiful Cape Cod day and a special way to bid farewell to a spectacular summer season as well.

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tools tied with hand lettered place card by Sharon Morgera. 6 | Mini sweet treats from Artisan Bake Shop included strawberry shortcake parfaits and dainty s’more pops on little wooden spoons. opposite: 7 | The glam cabana by Ryan Designs, layered in embroidered organza, dupioni silk and accented with three hanging chandeliers, was the epitome of beachy luxury. 8 | An array of hand-selected craft beers from Luke’s Liquors featured some of the region’s finest artisan breweries.

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Luke Renchan of Luke Renchan Entertainment put together a list of fun and cool party tunes to put guests in the mood for hanging out with friends and enjoying some great food at our end of summer Glam Bake on beautiful Cape Cod. Visit our blog at www.blisscelebrationsguide.com and just push play to enjoy his selections and the mood from the day. Island Song by Zac Brown Band That's My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan Late in the Evening by Paul Simon One Particular Harbor by Jimmy Buffett When The Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney featuring Uncle Kracker Stuck With You by Huey Lewis Stir It Up by Bob Marley Love Song by 311 Island In The Sun by Weezer Old Cape Cod by Kelly Wright


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PAT TERN A fashion forward nod to the revival of bold florals, this trend-setting 40th birthday luncheon at The Cyclorama in Boston, mixes colors and prints throughout for a fantasy fĂŞte that celebrates all things fabulous. photographed by A S H L E Y O â&#x20AC;&#x2122; D EL L


THE VISION The popular design principle that form follows function is often debated and in the case of this fantasy fortieth birthday luncheon– that is no exception. Any serious fashionista worth her weight in back issues of Vogue® would agree…this is an occasion when form follows fashion as the bold florals of the ‘80s, that are enjoying a resurgence both on and off the runway, inspired this trend-setting soiree. “Modern interpretations of these fashionable florals are everywhere and, when expertly paired with bold geometrics, can create quite the visual impact,” explains David Price, Chief Operating Officer of Rentals Unlimited. “One main focal pattern like this modern chintz makes quite a statement as an upholstered top to our Versa Table and its colorful palette makes it easy to mix and match with big, bold geometrics for chair covers and napkins that are a bit unexpected, but work great together.” Floral and Event Designer John Orton agrees, and his “bigger is better” philosophy is made evident by the stunning oversized orchid lamps that pop against

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the graphic black and white striped backdrop for this fashion-forward design. But it’s Orton’s flair for the dramatic and his love of whimsy that adds the real personality to this party table, from the white ceramic poodle to the hot pink painted lemons to the sculptural florals, Orton adds just the right proportion of playfulness and panache that brings the “wow” to all of his events. Also taking their style cues from the inspiration fabric, Executive Chef Kevin Marsland of MAX Ultimate Food and Pastry Chef Mark Soliday of Confectionery Designs created some fashionable food and confections that added fabulous flavor to this phenomenal fortieth fête!

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PARTY PLAYLIST Victor Rodrigues of Victor Events put together a list of 80s favs for this fashionable 40th birthday soiree at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. Visit our blog at www.blisscelebrationsguide.com and just push play to enjoy his selections and the mood from the day. You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates Rock the Casbah by The Clash Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran A Little Respect by Erasure Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order Take On Me by Ah-Ha We Got The Beat by The Go Goâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s I Melt With You by Modern English Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen

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floor tented terrace are ideal settings for anything from a brunch to a small wedding reception,” shared Pat DeGrace, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing. Simple yet elegant linens and classic tableware from Peterson Party Center offered a refined bistro feel with a distinctly European sensibility. “ Warm, sumptuous, inviting, and celebratory,” are just a few of the words used by Floral Designer Sayles Livingston of Sayles Livingston Design to describe the feelings she wanted to convey with her bountiful table design. “I love to celebrate with food, wine and family,” shared Livingston, “and decorations should be abundant and inviting without feeling ostentatious or overdone. Florals and candlelight are fundamental to that feeling of plenty where everything that is brought to the table is appreciated and relished.”

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Sweet Tree Studio event styling

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resources Spring Green and White | p. 42 Kelleher Rose Garden, Lynn Dale Events, Capron Lighting & Sound Co., Ten31 Productions, Old Town Trolley Tours, Ultimate Parking, Everett Design, BoMin Communications Vivid Violets and Enchanting Orange | p. 44 Tangerine Creations, Kahootz Band via Wilson Stevens Productions, Intermezzo Chamber Players, Able Limousine, Brush Hill Tours, Fingers in Ink, Vera Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Allure Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, J.Crew, Demiche Beaute, Dani Wagener Beauty, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lucca Restaurants, Ames Hotel Fresh Berry Tones | p. 46 Kirk Feather Trio, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers, Sin, Lion in the Sun, Martina Liana, Fluvog, Lazaro, Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, Tiffany & Co., Karezz Hair Salon, Cathy Seggel, China Inn, Providence Marriott Downtown Happy Yellows and Brilliant Raspberry | p. 50 Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies, Entertainment Specialists, Laura Krentzman Quartet, Daniela Burton, Ocean State Transit, Etsy, April Rose, Watters and Watters, Jimmy Choo, J.Crew, Egara, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Salon by Sharon, Mary Cadmus, Pastor Bryan “Bud” Myers, The Black Pearl, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, The Residence Inn by Marriott, Damon Burton, Midtown Oyster Bar, Buskers Red, White and Blue | p. 52 Eye 2 Eye via Wilson Stevens Productions, The Water Coolers (You! the Musical), Dee Bus Services, R.C. Hermann Bus Co., Meg Simone Wedding Films, Rhode Island Novelty, Brown’s Bride London, Monique Lhuillier, Jimmy Choo, Sposabella Bridal, Kelsey Rose Bridesmaid Collection, Lanvin, Jos. A. Bank, Little Bevan, Kristin Garofalo, Katrina Hess Makeup Artist, Best Western Concord, Colonial Inn Concord Warm Ivory Enhanced with Gold | p. 56 Flowerthyme, Facing Thayer, Butter Day Spa, Boston Light & Sound, Fatulli’s Bakery, Princess Limousine, Lady Letterpress, Bianca & Justine Films, Forever Lucky Films (Editing), Atelier Azza, Regent & Brummell Bespoke, Christian Louboutin, NYLO Hotel, Nadia Wasti, Donation to Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Rustic Hues | p. 60 Sweet Berry Farm, Greenlion Weddings, Quality Rental, Don Lurgio and the Island Farm Bluegrass Band, DJ Butch, Sin, Cory’s Kitchen at Sweet Berry Farm, Wagstaff Family Honey, Zipcar, Set Apart Designs, Avenia Bridal, Nancy Barrus Couture, Modcloth, Gulati, Adzia, Hegeman & Co. Jeweler, Cassandra Falcone, Max Whitworth, Molly White Kelly Green, Black and White | p. 62 The Little Flower Cottage, DomestiKatedLife, Jennie Kay Beauty, Brick Park Entertainment, Designs by Taz, Vows Bridal Outlet, Priscilla of Boston, Kate Spade, Alfred Sung, Flair Boston, Men’s Wearhouse, Rev. Ann Emerson, Waterfront Grille Jet Black and Glimmering Gold | p. 64 Broad Brook Gardens, Sassafras Vintage Rentals, Taylor Rental, DJ Paulie, “a Girl, a Guy and a Guitar,” Sweets and Treats by Amy, Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop, Sprinklestitch, First Snow, Irregular Choice, Larissa Lake Makeup Artist Bordeaux and Gunmetal | p. 68 Boston Uplights, DJ Deja, Marblehead Veterans School Select Chorus 2012, Invitations and Company with Design by Carrie Siegel, Pure Bliss, Casablanca, Men’s Wearhouse, J.Crew, Lord & Taylor, Beaucage Salon & Spa, Mary Ciccarelli, Maggiano’s Little Italy Periwinkle and Colbalt Blue | p. 70 Elizabeth Lynch, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, J.Crew, K.F. Armstrong Jewelers, Honorable Henry Zwack, Karma Salon, The Inn on Shipyard Park Mint and Gold | p. 72 Flower Girl Design by Heather Heverling, Strewnshank, La Tavola Linen, DJ Dolo, DeShawn Alexander, Montilio’s Baking Company, Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston, Blue by Enzoani, La Reine Bridal, Jimmy Choo, Ivy and Aster, Bella Bridesmaid, Suitsupply, Tom Ford, Black by Vera Wang, J.Crew, Bloomingdales, Father Robert Casey of Gate of Heaven Church, Del Ara Salon, Kristin Wheeler, Lucia Ristorante and Bar Peach, Pastels and Navy | p. 76 Millennium Music, Powerstation Events, Erica O’Brien Cake Design, Sugar Cupcakery & Bakery, Sesame Letterpress, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, Jimmy Choo, The Wedding Library, Monique Lhuillier, Filling’s at College Row,

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Tim Safford, Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurants, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, New Haven Hotel, Courtyard New Haven at Yale, Party Rental Ltd. Blush, Sage and Ivory | p. 78 Greenlion Design, East Bay Grille, Boston Uplights, DJ Danny Walsh, White’s Bakery, Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop, Trolleys by Tes, Designers Fine Press, Mark Harris Stationers, Lettering by Liz, Country Weddings Bridal Boutique, Alvina Valenta, Badgley Mischka, Flair Boston, Jenny Yoo, Jos. A. Bank, Tacori, Barmakian Jewelers, Monsignor Peter Conley, Holy Family Parish Purple and Silver | p. 80 Wildflower Linen, Cloth Connection, Dragonfly, Sugarplums, Firas Yousif Originals, Christian Louboutin, JC Models and Talent, Potion #9 Burgundy, Raspberry and Gold | p. 84 Felicia’s Perfect Setting, ATR Treehouse, Cover to Cover, Dave Anthony Music Productions, Dyane’s Sweet Tooth, DeLuise Bakery, Crosstown Press, Kevin Farias, Allegria Bridal, Lazaro, Enzo Angiolini, Alexandra’s Boutique, Jim Hjelm Occasions, Men’s Wearhouse, Barmakian Jewelers, G Spot Salon, Makeup Creations, Father Dennis Kieton, Holy Ghost Church, Providence Marriott Downtown, Art in Ice Emerald Green and Soft Peach | p. 86 Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design, Night Rhythm, Scrumptions, Seemonkey Photobooth, Little Black Dress Paperie, Kleinfeld Bridal, Aldo, Bella Bridesmaid, Carl Anthony Tuxedo, Father Kris von Maulski of Salve Regina, Del’s Lemonade Jubilant Jewel Tones | p. 88 Rachel Bancroft, Dogwood Floral, NuImage Entertainment, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Papyrus, Allegria Bridal, Jim Hjelm, Manolo Blahnik, Etsy, Hugo Boss, Nikita Prokhorov, Capital Grille Bold Lime, Storm Grey and Classic White | p. 92 Eye 2 Eye via Wilson Stevens Productions, Montilio’s Baking Company, Cape Destinations, Long Haul Films, Country Weddings, Christos, Badgley Mischka, Flair Boston, Jos. A. Bank, Vineyard Vines, DeScenza Diamonds, Lisa George, Father Mike Racine Buttercup Yellow and Grey | p. 94 Atmosphere DJs, Sin, Ellie’s Bakery, Minted, David Bettencourt Videography, Alexandra’s Boutique, Maggie Sottero, Seychelles, Bill Levkoff, Viking Tuxedo, Famosa Hair Salon, Rev. Charles Cavalconte, Trio Café and Lounge Beautifully Blended | p. 104 Omni Parker House Hotel, Tangerine Creations, Boston Uplights, Boston Common Band, Boston Garba Indian Dancing, PhotoBooth Favors, The Icing on the Cake, Amy’s Apples, Black Tie Limousine, Allure Invitations, Megan Chapin Calligraphy, Platinum Bridal Boutique, Nordstrom, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Makeup by Alexandra Dale, Pastor Curtis Cook, The Union Club Fabulous Fiesta | p. 106 Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design Seaside Romance | p. 108 Monique Lhuillier, Anna Hernandez Bridal, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Etsy, Boston Style Strings, Oasis Salon & Day Spa, Kon Limousine Service, Captain Linnell House Garden Party | p. 112 Hallie’s Garden, JEM Jazz Trio, Lion in the Sun, Fancy by Veka Bridal, Sarah Gabriel, J.Crew Vineyard Vibe | p. 114 Pranzi Catering & Events, Confections, Grapes & Grains, Ariana DiLibero Designs Winter Wonderland | p. 116 Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design, Murray Hill Talent – Flipside, Robin’s Limousine, Davol-Taunton Printing, Cristina’s Bridal, Jos. A. Bank, Nordstrom, JLS Hair Design, Makeup Artist Danielle Crugnale, Capriccio Modern Maritime | p. 120 Marrero Events, Flower Kiosk, Music Management, Entertainment Specialists – DJ Mike Amado, Efrat Lavush, Pressing On, Jan Boyd Calligraphy, The Andover Shop, Jake Spade, BHLDN, J.Crew, M. Flynn, La Belle Femme, Reverend Jonathan Conant Page, Anima, 43 Church, The Harbor Light Inn Elegant Understatement | p. 124 Soirée Floral, Nantucket Rentals, DJ Deja, Jodi’s Cakes, Bridal Finery, Oscar de la Renta, L’élite, Chatham Beauty & Bridal, Frances Johnston, J.Crew, Del Toro, Three Golden Apples, Angela Peach, Madeket Music Ensembles Farm Fresh | p. 128 Delicious Desserts, Eat Your Heart Out Catering, True North Event Rentals, Farm Visits, Pocasset Pretzel Co.

Luxe Lodge | p. 130 Gateway Productions Just Beachy | p. 132 Powerstation Events, Wedding Paper Divas, Jocelyn Bridal, Alfred Angelo, Men’s Wearhouse, Kay Jewelers, Etsy, Deacon Vincent Porcelli, Chamard Vineyards, Comfort Inn, The Scranton Seahorse Inn City Soiree | p. 136 Tangerine Creations, Jeff Ezrin – White Label DJ’s, The Icing on the Cake, Old Town Trolley, Wedding Paper Divas, Elite Calligraphy, Boston Event Films, Allegria Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Nordstrom, Kate Spade, James Joseph Salon, Bliss and Beauty, MiniLuxe, Reverend Calvin Genzel, Legal Harborside Flower Girl Fantasy | p. 138 A.D. Makepeace Company, Big Sky Party Rentals, Nochi, Luke Aaron, Demi Monde, Menagerie, Pink Posie Couture, Kismet, Sea Spa Salon, Elizabeth Skin, C.B. Stark Jewelers, Jeff Brouillet Films Country Club Chic | p. 140 Festejos Décor, Felicia’s Perfect Setting, Cristina’s Bridal & Formal Wear, Men’s Wearhouse, Soirée Modern Day Fairytale | p. 161 The Institute of Contemporary Art, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Frost Productions, The Rebecca Blake Band, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, Harrison Global, Smudge Ink, Buzz Media Company, Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Marie Elena, L’élite, Daniel Faucher Couture, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss Red Label, Freedman Jewelers, Shreve, Crump & Low, Kimberly Fosher from Makeup & Esthetics by Kimberly, Studio 9, Officiant Cheryl Rubin Lloyd, Midnight Sun, InterContinental Boston, Jan Boyd Calligraphy Natural Charm | p. 164 Murray Hill Talent, Modern Trousseau, Badgley Mischka, Ivy & Aster, Jos. A. Bank, Haute Bride, Aquinnah, Heavenly Weddings, Salon Eva Michelle, Dani Wagener Beauty, Minted.com Antique Charm | p. 167 Music Performance Services, The Newport Sweet Shoppe, Wedding Paper Divas, White Toronto, Jenny Packham, Jimmy Choo, J.Crew, Tiffany & Co., Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse, Hugo Boss, David’s Bridal, Swarovski, Jenni Graham from The Apothecary Newport, Sharon Phelan from Revive Salon, Peter Regan, Esq., The Boom Boom Room, Sardella’s Restaurant New Beginnings | p. 170 Toby Dondis Ltd., Makeup Artist Katrina Hess, Priscilla Corson at Avani Salon, Groove Authority, Rabbi Moshe Waldoks Fashionably Fun | p. 175 La Tavola Linens, Party Rental Ltd., Luxe Event Rentals, Juliska, Sweet Maria’s Bakery, Valentino Tailors, Jennie Fresa Makeup & Skincare Boutique, Hair Stylist Catie Bane Softly Stated | p. 180 Taylor Rentals, DJ Rey Garcia, David Bettencourt, Patticakes, Blue Rocks Catering, The Reverend Stephen Klinger, Jose Allende, Hyatt Courtyard Marriott, Howard S. Bus Company, Robin Duke Invitations, Nina Hair Salon, Makeup by Leni E., Justin Alexander, H&S Bridals, After Six, Jeanne Yves, Geno’s Tuxedos, Olive and Fern, Gowns by Gaetana, Carolee Lux, Bloomingdales, RSVP, Zappos Romance in Bloom | p. 183 Sin, Pastiche Fine Desserts, The Village Invites, The Lovely Bride, Anne Barge, Lee Ann Belter, J.Crew, Sebastian Grey, To Boot New York, Thomas Pink, Caesar’s Creations, Total Soul, Joyce Traini and Jane Sincere of Femme Fatale Salon, Music Performance Services, The Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Pot Au Feu Perfectly Bound | p. 186 Artistic Blossoms, CJC Event Lighting, Bearfight, ShutterBooth New England, Wally’s Trolley, Stephanie Sohn for Smudge Ink, Allegria Bridal, Augusta Jones, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Men’s Wearhouse, Canali, Tiffany & Co., Ross-Simons, Salon Acote, Rev. Antonio Nardoianni, Mistral, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Westin Copley Place Isn’t It Romantic | p. 191 True Event, Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design, La Tavola Linen, Adorn, Amsale, BHLDN, Buzz Media Company, City Landing, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Indochino Custom Suits, Julie Song Ink, Kate Spade, Kristen Henderson, The Lenox Hotel, Monique Lhuillier, Danielle Chooljian from Salon Acote, Sambita of Mark Greel Music Services, Sassafras Vintage Rentals, Sheraton Commander Hotel, The Free Downloads, The Succulent Source, The Westin Copley Place Boston Love Story | p. 196 Grace Wedding Planning, Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design, Blockhead Band, Pas-

tiche, Flagship Trailways, Lion in the Sun, Chris Walsh Productions, Romona Keveza, Wedding Salon of Manhasset, Gucci, Couture Creations, Bari Jay Bridesmaid Dress, Here Comes the Bridesmaid, Joseph Abboud, Bloomingdale’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Pashley Children’s Boutique, Jennifer Hodge from Spectrum Makeup, Rhode Island Weddings by the Sea, Harpist Hyunjung Choi, West Bay Gourmet, Holiday Inn Period Style | p. 198 Newport Art Museum, Sin Bakery, The Boston String Quartet, The Belltones, Lobird, Jenny Packham, Nouvelle Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue, J.Crew, Bloomingdale’s, Ferragamo, Cartier, Mikimoto, The Apothecary, Rabbi Marc Mandel, New York Yacht Club, La Farge Perry House, Hotel Viking High Energy | p. 200 Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, Evolution Media, Northern Lights, The Icing on the Cake, Sarah’s Garden Wondrous Waterfront | p. 205 Brigadeiro Barn, Officiant Sharon McMahon, Music Performance Services, 41 North, Frank Antonio Hair and Makeup, Terri Arruda from Rejuvenae Skin Care Clinic, Kenneth Pool, L’élite, Bridal Finery, Lela Rose, J.Crew, Hugo Boss, Nordstrom, Joseph Abboud Bright Idea | p. 210 Studio 539, Felicia’s Perfect Setting, Dmitry Rodov – Riviera Grill Catering, East Coast Lighting and Production, Duet Bakery, DJ Party Time, Sherri Hill, Promdress.com, Armani, J.Crew, Roman Jewelers, Essentials Cape Classic | p. 213 Oyster Harbors Club, Ruby the Fox, Delicious Desserts, Reem Acra, L’élite, Prada, Bergdorf Goodman, Joanna August, Bella Bridesmaids, Carmen Marc Valvo, Neiman Marcus, Bonobos, Brooks Brothers, Johnston & Murphy, Vive la Fete, Van Cleff and Arpels, EB Horn, Hairstylist Stacy Kuehn, Makeup Artist Katrina Hess, Cape Destinations, Long Haul Films, Soho – Night Shift Entertainment, The Popponesset Inn Gatsby Era Glam | p. 216 Golden Gate Studio, DJ Raffael De Luca, Epic Entertainment Boston, Elli, Pretty Stationery Shop, Lazaro, Allegria Bridal, Maria Elena, Christian Louboutin, Platinum Bridal Boutique, Get Noticed, Lucy Bridal Boutique, Occasionally Yours, Hannoush Jewelers, Makeup Artistry by Christy & Co., Salon Evolution, La Bella Lusica, Justin Hammond Photo, Rí Rá Irish Pub A Seamless Setting | p. 218 Blush Floral Design, Gourmet Galley Catering, La Tavola Linen, Rob Alberti’s Event Services, Millennium Music, Le Petit France, Mary Coburn, Naomi’s Studio and Salon, D. D. Nickel Makeup Studio, The Inn at Middletown, Moira Ink, Bella Umbrella, Foxon Park Beverages, Premier Limousine, Bella Bridesmaid, Liancarlo, Nina, Amsale, Donna Morgan, Valentino Tailors, Nordstrom, Amici Italian Grill, The Crowne Plaza Oceanside Chic | p. 222 Wilson Stevens Productions, Beantown Band, Chatham Candy Manor, Inviting Company, Brighter Lights Media, Judd Waddell, Allegria Bridal, L’élite, Monique Lhuillier, Alvina Valenta, Stella & Dot, Burberry, Goodhearts, Kris Pavao and Kelly O’Keefe for Tryst Studio, The Reverend Dr. Nicholas J. Boas, Del Mar Bistro, Crazy Horse Productions, Marino’s Espresso, Twigs & Flint Classic Coastal | p. 224 Rock Paper Scissors, Mike Picard Motion Pictures, Pat Patrick Band, Oscar de la Renta, Vows Bridal, Monique Lhuillier, Nordstrom, Julian’s, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, DeScenza Diamonds, Christine Bellamare of Mizu, Kacie Corbelle Makeup + Hair, Luxury Loo Industrial Revolution | p. 226 Earth Blossoms, Erica O’Brien Cake Design, GIVBAK, Little Random Details, J. Papers & Co., BSC Photo Studio, Kelly Faetanini, Christian Louboutin, Blew, Giggar Makeup Artistry, Jocelyn and Jason Leydon, Jessica and Nicolas Scheets Monumental Moment | p. 229 14 Stories, Dessert Works, New Leaf Flores, Party Cape Cod, Designer Anthony Rizzuto, SuitSupply, Officiant Gerald Fierst, Keros Entertainment, DJ Addam Rae Wolff, The Red Inn, Starfish and the Frog Properties A Sentimental Soiree | p. 232 William Mizuta Private Florist, Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Night Rhythm, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, Ocean View Inn & Resorts, The George Fuller House, Gus & Ruby Letterpress, Lori Hosea of James Patrick Salon, Makeup Artist Dianna Quagenti, Reem Acra, Manolo Blahnik, Thread, Bella Bridesmaid, Burberry, E.B. Horn


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Artisan Bake Shop, The | p. 40 508-763-4905 www.artisanbakeshop.com

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Confectionery Designs | p. 98 401-413-6851 www.confectionerydesigns.net

Emily’s Catering Group | p. 100 860-585-8625 www.emilyscater.com

Cupcakerie, The | p. 110 401-467-2601 www.thecupcakerie.net I Dream of Jeanne Cakes | p. 66 978-869-6013 www.jtcakes.com JCakes | p. 252 203-488-2800 www.j-cakes.com Konditor Meister | p. 145 781-849-1970 www.konditormeister.com

Forks & Fingers | p. 39 203-298-4530 www.forksandfingersct.com Garelick & Herbs | p. 255 203-972-4497 www.garelickandherbs.com Glorious Affairs Catering | p. 51 401-842-0404 www.gloriousaffairs.net Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 83 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com

Something Different Cake Couture | p. 38 401-353-1222 www.cakescouture.net

Lawn Club Fine Catering | p. 15 203-777-3494 www.nhlccatering.com

Sweet Indulgence | p. 73 401-467-4850 www.mysweetindulgence.com

Marquee Events & Catering | p. 172 860-278-4466 www.marquee-ct.com

Calligraphy & Design Sharon Morgera | p. 202 401-846-2014 www.sharonmorgera.com

Catering Abigale Kirsch | p. 174 203-357-7400 www.loadingdockevents.com www.abigailkirsch.com Blackstone Caterers | BC 401-848-2030 www.blackstonecaterers.com Capers Catering | p. 74 800-465-6509, 781-279-5100 www.caperscatering.com Catered Affair, The | p. 65 & 97 617-859-2282 - Boston, MA 781-982-9333 - Hingham, MA www.thecateredaffair.com Chanterelle Boutique Catering | p. 102 401-619-0720 www.chanterelleboutiquecatering.com Cloud Nine Catering | p. 253 860-388-9999 www.cloudninecatering.net

MAX Ultimate Food | p. 24 617-427- 9799 www.maxultimatefood.com Plantation Catering of Newport | p. 17 401-846-4794 www.plantationcateringofnewport.com Russell Morin Fine Catering | IFC, p. 1 888-552-7822 www.morins.com Wolfgang Puck Catering | p. 256 617-589-0125 www.wolfgangpuck.com

Entertainment, Event Lighting & Production DesignLight | p. 49 508-785-1810 www.designlightco.com Luke Renchan Entertainment | p. 127 401-723-6097 www.lukesENT.com Ormonde Productions | p. 8 & 9 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Shindig Lighting | p. 133 203-455-7007 www.shindiglighting.com Victor Events | p. 147 www.victorevents.com

Event Décor & Lighting Art of the Event, Inc. | p. # 781-670-9292 www.artoftheevent.com DesignLight | p. 49 508-785-1810 www.designlightco.com Exquisite Events | p. 27 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com Ormonde Productions | p. 8 & 9 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Ryan Designs | p. 58 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com

PDR Events by Pamela D’Orsi Ryan | p. 31 401-477-2013 www.pdrevents.com Paramount Wedding Designs | p. 236 860-212-5330 www.paramountweddingdesigns.com Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 48 508-540-3015 www.pinkpolkadotevents.com Planned to Perfection | p. 220 401-885-1300 www.plannedtoperfectionllc.com Savory Affair, The | p. 133 401-864-5973 www.thesavoryaffair.com

Shindig Lighting | p. 133 203-455-7007 www.shindiglighting.com

SD Events | p. 110 617-916-5453 www.simpledetailsevents.com

Event Planners

Slainte Event Planning & Design | p. 172 860-262-2789 www.slainteevent.com

Amy Champagne Events | p. 142 www.amychampagneevents.com Art of the Event | p. 252 781-670-9292 www.artoftheevent.com Campo & Company Events | p. 156 401-742-5344 www.campoandcompany.com

Tangorra Wedding Planning | p. 100 978-809-0275 www.linneatangorra.com Tres Chic Events | p. 126 917-974-1938 www.treschiceventsct.com

Details with Love | p. 22 401-855-0373 www.detailswithlove.com

Unique Weddings By Alexis | p. 123 617-833-5661 www.weddingsbyalexis.com

Dreaming Tree Events | p. 118 860-918-4229 www.dreamingtree-events.com

Wendy Joblon Events | p. 58 508-992-4502 www.wendyjoblon.com

EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design | p. 254 781-856-1981 www.efdcreative-events.com Exquisite Events | p. 27 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com Janie Haas Events | p. 98 978-725-5956 www.janiehaasevents.com John Orton Flowers and Events | p. 246 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Jubilee Events | p. 179 203-632-5654 www.eventjubilee.com Michele Mottola Events Consulting | p. 66 781-710-0086 www.michelemottola.com Papers | p. 234 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

Fashion & Jewelry A Little Something White Bridal Couture | p. 158 203-309-5110 www.alittlesomethingwhite.com Everthine Bridal Boutique | p. 107 203-421-6222 www.shopeverthine.com Long’s Jewelers | p. 117 617-426-8500 - Boston, MA 781-356-5300 - Braintree, MA 781-272-5400 - Burlington, MA 508-650-2900 - Natick, MA 978-531-6900 - Peabody, MA www.longsjewelers.com Occasions Bridal Boutique | p. 144 508-655-2024 www.occasionsbridalboutique.com Plumed Serpent Bridal, The | p. 37 203-226-9868 www.plumedserpentbridal.com

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DIRECTORY White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 236 860-669-4596 www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

Folia | p. 40 508-992-2950 www.folia.biz www.shopfolia.com

Connecticut Rental Center | p. 118 860-347-4688, 800-323-9225 www.ctrentalcenter.com

Alden Castle | p. 234 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Floral Design

M. Smith & Company | p. 142 508-945-4734

Event Co., The | p. 202 866-215-TENT, 978-283-4884 www.rentent.com

Aspire Seasonal Kitchen | p. 189 401-861-8000 www.aspirerestaurant.com

New England Country Rentals | p. 228 781-990-6000 www.newenglandcountryrentals.com

Belle Mer | p. 234 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Newport Tent | p. 29 401-683-9160 www.newporttent.com

Bittersweet Farm | p. 57 508-636-0085 www.lhcweddings.com

Azalea Floral Design | p. 172 www.azaleafloraldesign.com Diane Gaudett Custom Floral Designs | p. 66 203-426-5949 www.dianegaudett.com Fancy Flowers | p. 82 508-255-1303 www.flowersbyfancy.com Flowers By Semia | p. 47 401-232-5353 www.flowersbysemia.com Green Dahlia | p. 115 860-346-0000 www.greendahliaflorist.com John Orton Flowers and Events | p. 246 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Lilacs | p. 113 508-428-3515 www.lilacsflorals.com Sayles Livingston Design | p. 2 & 3 401-635-9500 www.sayleslivingstondesign.com Secret Garden, The | p. 22 401-423-0050, 800-252-1594 www.thesecretgardenjamestown.com

Paper Moss | p. 126 800-511-0210 www.papermoss.com Papers | p. 234 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 48 508-540-3015 www.pinkpolkadotevents.com Sweet Tree Studio | p. 160 508-542-0844 www.sweettreestudio.com

Event Lighting & Production See Entertainment, Event Lighting & Production

Photography Ashley Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell | p. 90 617-676-8227 www.aodell.com Carla Ten Eyck Photography | p. 96 860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com

Flowers & Events Featuring Toni Chandler | p. 41 401-647-2312 www.tonichandlerflorals.com

Corinna Raznikov Photography | p. 35 508-748-3853 www.corinnaraznikov.com www.raznikovphotography.com

Winston Flowers | p. 6 & 7 800-457-4901 www.winstonflowers.com

Erin McGinn Photography | p. 160 www.erinmcginn.com

Hair & Makeup Dana Bartone & Company | p. 115 203-250-7709 www.danabartone.com Wedding Tresses | p. 263 781-585-0600 - MA 401-848-0060 - RI www.weddingtresses.com

Invitations, Paper Goods & Gifts Bowerbird | p. 90 860-434-3562 www.thebowerbird.com Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | p. 48 651-261-7251 www.coralpheasant.com

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New England Invitations | p. 31 401-398-8277 www.newenglandinvitations.com

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M Studios | p. 99 www.mstudiosri.com Rebecca Arthurs Photography | p. 110 www.rebecca-arthurs.com Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 131 401-524-7538 www.scolariphoto.com Snap! Weddings | p. 13 www.snapweddings.com

Rentals

Peterson Party Center | p. 173 781-729-4000 www.petersonpartycenter.com Rentals Unlimited | p. 10 & 11 781-341-1600 www.rentals-unlimited.net Rhode Island Rentals | p. 237 800-873-6888, 401-738-9731 www.rirental.com Ryan Designs | p. 58 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com Sperry Tents | p. 134 888-825-7542 www.sperrytents.com Table Toppers | p. 123 617-558-0008 www.ttnewton.com

Resources Wedding Dates | p. 204 www.findyourweddingdate.com

Transportation RockStar Limo | p. 188 888-725-7871 www.rockstarlimo.net Valet Connection | p. 129 401-737-3898 www.valetconnection.com Wedding Trolley, The / Viking Tours & Transportation | p. 126 401-847-6921 www.vikingtoursnewport.com

Travel and Tourism Antigua Barbuda | p. 234 www.visitantiguabarbuda.com NH Division of Travel and Tourism | p. 151 www.visitnh.gov/weddings

Be Our Guest | p. 202 617-427-2700 www.beourguestpartyrental.com

Venue

Chase Canopy | p. 179 800-649-2055 www.chasecanopy.com

22 Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s | p. 18 & 19 401-841-8884 www.22bowens.com

Boat House | p. 18 & 19 401-624-6300 www.boathousetiverton.com Botanical Center, The | p. 109 401-785-9450 x240 www.providenceri.com Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum | p. 90 401-253-2707 www.blithewold.org Borsari Gallery Cape Cod | p. 156 508-385-3434 www.borsarigallerycapecod.com Boston Harbor Hotel, The | p. 195 617-439-7000 www.bhh.com Boston Marriott Cambridge | p. 182 617-494-6600 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Long Wharf | p. 182 617-227-0800 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Quincy | p. 155 617-472-1000, 617-774-2088 quincymarriottweddings.com Boston Public Library, The | p. 97 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl Casino at Roger Williams Park, The | p. 109 401-785-9450 x240 www.providenceri.com Castle Hill Inn | p. 4 & 5 888-466-1355 www.castlehillinn.com Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 166 401-847-1300 www.thechanler.com Charles Hotel, The | p. 149 800-882-1818 www.charleshotel.com


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Chatham Bars Inn | p. 190 508-945-0096, 800-527-4884 www.chathambarsinn.com Colonnade Hotel, The | p. 137 617-424-7000, 617-425-3205 www.colonnadehotel.com Cranwell Resort | p. 221 800-572-8938 www.cranwell.com Cyclorama | p. 246 617-426-5001 www.bcaonline.org 1149 Events & Catering | p. 96 401-884-1149 www.elevenfortyninerestaurant.com Exchange Conference Center, The | p. 101 617-790-1900 www.exchangeconferencecenter.com Farmer’s Daughter, The | p. 38 401-742-5344 www.thefarmersdaughterri.com Fort Adams | p. 144 401-619-5801 www.fortadams.org Gardens at 222, The | p. 74 860-536-1336 www.thegardensat222.com Glen Manor House | p. 240 401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com

Lace Factory, The | p. 253 860-526-4445 www.thelacefactory.com Lafrance Hospitality | p. 57 508-675-7185 www.lhcweddings.com Langham Boston, The | p. 107 617-451-1900 www.boston.langhamhotels.com Linden Place | p. 160 401-253-0390 www.lindenplace.org Loading Dock, The | p. 174 203-357-7400 www.loadingdockevents.com Lombardo’s | p. 82 781-986-5000 www.lombardos.com Longwood Events | p. 234 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Madison Beach Hotel | p. 91 203-245-1404 www.madisonbeachhotel.com Marquee Events & Catering | p. 172 860-278-4466 www.marquee-ct.com Mediterraneo | p. 81 203-229-0000 www.hotelzerodegrees.com

Newport Yachting Center | p. 33 401-846-2610 www.newportyachtingcenter.com

Stone House | p. 115 401-635-2222 www.stonehouse1854.com

Old Lyme Inn | p. 96 860-434-2600 www.oldlymeinn.com

Trio | p. 18 & 19 401-792-4333 www.trio-ri.com

Omni Providence Hotel | p. 203 401-598-8000 www.omnihotels.com/providence Peabody Essex Museum | p. 121 978-745-9500 978-542-1615 www.pem.org/venues Pinehills Golf Club, The Pavilion at | p. 254 508-209-3000 www.pinehillspaviliongrille.com Providence Biltmore | p. 20 & 21 401-455-3027 www.providencebiltmore.com Providence G | p. 59 401-639-0021 Providence Public Library | p. 67 401-487-6173 www.morins.com/providence-publiclibrary/ Quidnessett Country Club | p. 139 401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com

Harrington Farms | p. 111 978-464-5600 www.harringtonfarm.com

Mooring, The | p. 18 & 19 401-846-2260 www.mooringrestaurant.com

Hawthorne Hotel | p. 220 978-825-4358 www.hawthornehotel.com

Mora Mora | p. 255 203-972-4497 www.garelickandherbs.com/mora-mora

Hemenway’s | p. 18 & 19 401-351-8570 www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com

Mount Hope Farm | p. 238 401-254-1745 www.mounthopefarm.org

Hope Club, The | p. 125 401-421-4960 www.hopeclub.com

Museum of Science | p. 256 617-589-0125 www.mos.org/functions

Hotel Providence | p. 189 401-490-8105 www.hotelprovidence.com

Nantucket Island Resorts | IBC 617-243-7802 www.nantucketislandresorts.com

Hotel Zero Degrees | p. 81 203-750-9800 www.hotelzerodegrees.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 134 508-997-0046 www.whalingmuseum.org

Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 83 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com

New Haven Lawn Club | p. 15 203-777-3494 www.nhlccatering.com

Sea Crest Beach Hotel | p. 119 508-540-9400 www.seacrestbeachhotel.com

Independence Harbor | p. 212 508-644-2225, 800-287-8300 www.ihweddings.com

Newport Marriott | p. 182 401-849-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Smoke House | p. 18 & 19 401-848-9800 www.smokehousecafe.com

Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 141 401-333-1300 www.eventsatkirkbrae.com

Newport Restaurant Group | p. 18 & 19 www.newportrestaurantgroup.com

State Room | p. 234 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

University Club, The | p. 75 401-331-3230 www.uclubprov.com Venezia | p. 143 617-436-3120 www.veneziaboston.com Wadsworth Mansion | p. 264 860-347-1064 www.wadsworthmansion.com Waterman Grille | p. 18 & 19 401-521-9229 www.watermangrille.com Wauwinet, The | IBC 617-243-7802 www.nantucketislandresorts.com Waypoint Event Center | p. 57 508-675-1185 www.lhcweddings.com Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | p. 153 800-225-7125 www.wequassett.com White Elephant | IBC 617-243-7802 www.nantucketislandresorts.com White’s of Westport | p. 57 508-675-7185 www.lhcweddings.com

Rachel’s Lakeside | p. 57 508-636-4044 www.lhcweddings.com

Willowbend Country Club | p. 154 508-539-5000 www.willowbendcapecod.com

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | p. 182 617-338-4111 www.newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Willowdale Estate | p. 89 978-887-8211 www.willowdaleestate.com

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 105 401-785-4333 www.morins.com www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, The | p. 23 617-574-7106 www.ritzcarlton.com/boston

Wychmere Beach Club | p. 234 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Videography Artistic Wedding Films | p. 135 877-819-0923 www.artisticweddingfilms.com Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema | p. 220 www.vintage-cinema.com

Wine & Spirits Luke’s Super Liquors | p. 157 508-896-2324 - Brewster 508-394-2340 - Dennisport 508-430-0300 - Harwich 508-418-5853 - Hyannis 508-775-5000 - West Yarmouth www.lukescapecod.com

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