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CELEBRATING 5 YEARs! What an exciting year, Bliss Celebrations Guide magazine is celebrating its fifth edition! For five extraordinary years, Bliss Celebrations has had the honor of showcasing an abundance of gorgeous weddings and events in New England. And this fifth issue is our best yet. You will find this edition is filled with sensational occasions of impeccable style with many added twists to the ordinary. For instance, including touches of sparkle and texture through furnishings, linens and vessels. Even traditional or more rustic themed weddings included a mix of metallic details, glamorous gowns, cozy lounge areas making you feel as if you were in an elegant living room, delicious delectable’s that can be mistaken for works of art and elaborate bouquets and floral arrangements taking the ordinary to the extraordinary. The talent of the event professionals in New England is an unending source of inspiration. You will see on the pages of Celebrations how they make each occasion special unto itself through their creativity and unrelenting focus on details. An element that struck me most this year is the extra thoughtfulness that went into the planning of each event. Many included personal details, whether it be a family tradition, remembering and honoring loved ones or choosing a venue because the location had special meaning. Added glamour, stunning details and personal touches were definitely prominent in many events this year. Another exciting happening at Bliss Celebrations is the launch of our redesigned blog site. There are some new aspects that you will enjoy, including videos from spectacular events and also playlists to go along with the many gorgeous weddings we will feature. The digital format of the magazine is accessible all year and can be referenced at anytime on a smart phone, tablet or laptop (and don’t forget, back issues are always available digitally as well). Always fun and inspiring are Bliss Celebrations posts on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to follow Bliss Celebrations on Pinterest and Instagram for year-round inspirations. Enjoy this issue! I know it will be a great source of inspiration and information to guide you to plan an event you will always remember.

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NAVY, CHARTREUSE AND CREAM unite nautical with natural at this wedding in the quaint Cape Cod town of Chatham photographed by Krista Photography


Both the Bride and groom grew up vacationing on the Cape with their families and continued visiting there as a couple. “It was an easy decision to have our wedding in Chatham,” reminisced Lori. “We love walking down Main Street, nights at The Squire, and heading to the beach. We both wanted our guests to share in that experience.” Set on a private estate overlooking the water, the trees and bushes surrounding the property were full of new, green spring buds. Karen Taddei, owner of Lilacs, skillfully took colors and elements from the natural setting and infused them into the floral bouquets and décor. Taddei created a classically elegant bouquet of lily of the valley for the bride, and designed gorgeous white and green bouquets for the bridesmaids that contrasted against their navy dresses. In the tent, weathered urns overflowing with lush white florals and green textural elements, along with eclectic moss-filled terrariums graced the long, wooden head table in the tent and created a stunning display. Touches of navy complemented the natural florals and brought a nautical feel to this glorious Cape Cod day.


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DA ZZLING GOLD AND CREAM TONES exude glitz and glamour at Alyson and Ken’s elegant New Year’s Eve fete

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Weddings and neW Year’s have always been a perfect pair. Both hold the promise of new beginnings, daring us to live and love to our fullest capacity. It was this enchanting winter holiday—perhaps the most magical night of the year—that inspired the warm sparkly color palette at Alyson and Ken’s Kirkbrae Country Club nuptials. Gold was an obvious choice (“It’s one of my favorite colors!” says Alyson), but it was her ivory Lazaro gown that inspired many of the other soft, creamy details like the fondant-covered cake with rhinestone accents and the glamorous centerpieces. “Kirkbrae went above and beyond to create our dream New Year’s Eve wedding,” Alyson says. “At midnight they brought in confetti machines and a projector to stream the ball dropping in Times Square, while the staff served champagne on silver platters to our guests. Every detail was exactly how we envisioned—in cream and gold, of course!”

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Surrounded by blue-green waters and tall green sea grass, the peaceful ambience of this private island inspired the soft palette of greens and pinks for Amanda and Dan’s wedding. Amanda selected a beautiful wedding gown from The Plumed Serpent that featured a blush underlay which complemented the bridesmaids blush floral dresses perfectly. Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Designs created a floral crown for Amanda completing the ethereal style of the bridal party. “Yumiko was incredibly easy to work with. I did not have a clear vision of what I wanted, but I knew I wanted pale pinks and greenery, and she created beautiful bouquets, boutonnières, and my flower crown which I absolutely loved,” Amanda raved. The couple’s signature drink, created by Gourmet Galley, introduced peach tones into the color palette and enhanced the overall theme. Hand-painted menus coordinated with the centerpieces which featured green succulents and pink flowers adding a touch of whimsy to each table.

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The bride and groom found color inspiration from an unlikely source, a scallion plant. “The rich green, ivory base, and the bright purple pop at the top of the scallions my Mom grows explode with color,” Bess described. “The colors fit our eco-friendly theme and complemented the natural colors of summer.” Sitting in the middle of an expansive field was a graceful Sperry tent with wooden farm tables lined with hundreds of glass candleholders, organic plants, terrariums, succulents, lavender, and herbs, all contributing to the warm feel within the tent. Bess and Jordan kept the wedding “green,” according to their wedding planner, Jennifer Chagnon, of The Pink Polka Dot. “Sometimes couples try to transform the farm,” explained Chagnon. “But they embraced the beauty of its landscape, colors, and overall rustic feel perfectly!”

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WHEN IT CAME TIME TO PLAN HER NUPTIALS, Marina had a very distinct vision and took cues from her own closet to choose the color scheme. “Since it was a summer event, I wanted it to feel airy and fresh, I opted for white and silver/gray,” stated Marina. “I’ve always been a fan of neutrals in my personal wardrobe, so I was naturally drawn to those colors for our wedding.” To bring warmth to the cool metallics and balance out the industrial elements, Daniel Lopez-Ospina and Jeb Taylor of New Leaf Flores added pale wood manzanita branches, lavender, and vivid green monstera leaves to the arrangements to give them a bright, summery feel. As a nod to Arya’s Iranian heritage the floral design team also worked on creating a sofreh table. “We worked closely with the mother of the groom to develop a composition for the traditional wedding table,” explained Lopez-Ospina. “We also wanted to make sure that it worked seamlessly with the color palette, so we added flowers like orchids, rose petals, Vanda orchids, and dark lavender hydrangea.”


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While Driving arounD neWport as the sun was setting, Charlene and Max were stunned by the beauty of the area. The gorgeous sunset hues helped to inspire the color palette for their wedding. “I’ve always loved pink roses and wanted them as part of a romantic color theme for my wedding,” said Charlene. “I also wanted colors that would work well with the venue and the time of the wedding, which would span over dusk.” Once the sun went down, the venue was aglow thanks to small white lights hanging from the ceiling, up lighting, and candles placed on the tables at varying heights. Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design helped set the fun and romantic mood too. “During the cocktail hour guests were treated to refreshments and lawn games along with oysters and meat pies from Australia (the brides homeland),” recalled Dratch-Parker. “As the sun went down, the colors in the sky coupled with the lighting on the patio made for a romantic, illuminating view.”

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One Of the m ain fOc al pOints fOr the bride was the mandap, which is typically a covered structure with pillars under which a couple is married. Shefali and Dinesh opted to go for a less traditional version made of gold manzanita trees, beautifully created by Gregory Costa Saint-John of Flou(-e)r. The stunning display paired with warm tones and romantic lighting, made the ceremony and reception feel incredibly intimate. “The trees were really a huge part of the ceremony and the reception,” shared Shefali. “I also used them in my invitations, menu cards, and table numbers. Gold sequined linens added glamour and sparkle throughout the reception. With such a huge ballroom we wanted our décor to be grand and have an impact.” Another awe-inspiring detail—the candy table that was created by their event planner, Alexis Eliopoulos O'Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis. Massive lollipops, chocolate truffles, and sour gummy candy, all in shades of pink and gold, were available for guests to take home. “Having the candy table in the coordinating wedding colors was a nice accent to the overall design,” said Eliopoulos O'Mara. “It made a statement and grabbed the guests’ attention the moment they walked into the room.”


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COLLEGIATE CRIMSON AND CRE A M make a smart statement at this classically inspired soirĂŠe photographed by Sabrina Scolari


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With its striking vieWs of the water and supremely centralized location, the Boston Harbor Hotel was the perfect place to host a nautically-inspired affair like the one event planner Gayle Gilberto, of Art of The Event, envisioned. “The couple is young—just out of college— and fun, and we wanted the décor to be classic but on-trend with a hint of whimsy,” she stated. “Details like the books behind the bar are playful nods to the young graduates’ Alma mater.” Navy table runners and napkin bow-ties paired with the deep red hues perfectly befit any season, and the mix of contemporary furniture with traditional cream and crimson floral arrangements of roses, orchids, dahlias and fiddlehead ferns and quintessential table settings “hit just the right tone,” remarked Gilberto.


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NAUTICAL NAV Y AND CLEAN WHITE combine to g ive this coastal celebration a timeless, elegant aesthetic photographed by Erin McGinn


T h e b e au T y o f T h i s nautically inspired celebration lies in the classic, clean coupling of navy and white. “Growing up, I spent summers on the Cape which inspired my love for all things nautical,” says bride Kristina, “I felt these crisp colors perfectly represented our love for the ocean and being ‘down the Cape.’” The success of this timeless two-tone is beautifully displayed in the floral arrangements, with their gorgeous white blooms cinched with navy satin ribbons. “I felt that the flowers designed by Lilacs, definitely enhanced the color palette, as well as our table settings” recalls Kristina. The wedding party’s dress kept the same tones and reflected simple elegance, with a Cape Cod spin. The uniform color choices found a perfect coupling in the open, brightly lit space at Wychmere Beach Club. A naturally-lit room filled with windows allowed the stunning coastline to add it’s own sublime beauty to the event, and made certain that the couple’s deep love of the Cape was at the center of the event’s design.

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EARTHY GREEN AND BRILLIANT BORDEAUX pop against the industrial nature of The Steelyard and Flowers by Semia Studio Space photographed by Erin McGinn


Wanting to look back on her wedding as if it were a dream, floral designer, Stephanie of Stephanie Gallo Designs drew her initial inspiration from lights. Candles illuminated every surface at her wedding and café lights were strung about creating a surreal environment and softening the industrial space of the Steel Yard and Flowers by Semia Studio Space. Details of gold and glitter made everything sparkle! The rest of her inspiration was drawn from the exposed brick, steel beams, and antique furniture that gave this venue its character. Stephanie introduced lush aubergines, bordeaux reds, and soft grays and greens to her color palette through her floral selection. Cacti and succulents added another layer of texture to the overall design. Stephanie explained, “I loved juxtaposing the soft vintage colors and textures with a louder geometric pattern and touch of gold glitter. I also loved using materials straight out of my home; little bird statues, dining chairs, a coffee table, vintage found objects nestled around succulents and cacti. It made it more personal and we also have these items to look at around the house to remind us of that special day.”

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Drawing on inspiration from the briDe’s KentucKy roots, the couple wanted to create a refined woodsy vibe for their wedding. They chose subtle colors that tied in with the huntsman tapestries on the walls of the Waveny House and balanced the rustic feel of the Great Room. The color palette acted as an homage to some of the couple’s favorite things. Monika explained, “It was partly my blush colored dress and my love of peonies that brought in the light pink, the pops of green and branches come from our love of the outdoors, and the bourbon barrels, and wood inspired the rustic colors.” The farmstyle tables were adorned with peach florals, large cherry blossom branches, deer antlers and silver mercury votives that gave off a flickering glow. Amy Cagginello of Amy Champagne Events helped bring their Kentucky huntsman vision to life. “Some of my favorite details were the bourbon tasting bar, the five tier cake with matching sugar flowers, the watercolor topper, and the escort cards made from mini Maker’s Mark bottles,” gushed Amy.

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SPARKLING SILVER AND GREENS transform this New Haven Lawn Club reception into an enchanting oasis photographed by Robert Norman


FROM THE BEGINNING, MICHAEL AND BENJA MIN viewed their wedding as an opportunity to create a magical day in which there would be no rules. “We ended up with an event that in some ways looked very traditional, but also featured a blending of elements that reflected our personal histories,” stated Michael. The florals set the tone for many of the other components. Lush, green moss, ferns, green amaranthus, and hypernicum berries perfectly complemented white calla lilies, lily of the valley, and the silvery leaves of the dusty millers. ”They were arranged in a very naturalistic, masculine fashion, which stood in elegant contrast with the slate gray linens, silver-edged white china, and cut crystal glasses,” explained Michael.

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location the bride and groom chose for reception were set on the groom’s family farm, making the day feel personal and unique. “We chose the blue and yellow color scheme, which made appearances in the bright yellow bridesmaid dresses, lemon colored escort cards, the blue-and-white checkered tablecloths, and the fan-style wedding programs, in hopes of bringing out the brightness and joy of the summer day,” said Jocelyn. Instead of a traditional cake, Jocelyn and Daniel served delicious homemade pies. Their wedding planner, Michelle Neff, of Dreaming Tree Events, took that idea and turned it into a perfect display that tied in the color palette, using different kinds of pies, old-fashioned pie stands, wooden crates, wire baskets, and lemons for pops of brightness.


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COOL BLUE HUES make waves at Rebekah and Justin’s quintessential Newport fête photographed by M. Studios


rhode Isl and natIve rebek ah couldn’t waIt to share her state’s beautiful coastline with her soon-to-be in-laws, who hail from Colorado. “We fell in love with the idea of being married in front of the lighthouse, and the ballroom and the wrap around deck at the Hyatt really sealed the deal for us. I wanted our guests to feel like they were on the water without actually being on top of it,” she says. The couple chose Navy for the bridesmaids and other accents “to tie in a classic nautical feel.” Hydrangeas from John Orton Flowers and Events emblazoned the tables (and the 3-tier cake!), adding a touch of elegance and a complementary soft blue hue.

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evoke romance and patriotism at Katie and Lou’s Saybrook Point Inn nuptials For Katie and Lou, the quaint New England charm and lovely waterfront views at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa were a perfect reflection of their love of sea and country. “We decided on a nautical theme for two reasons: we love the ocean, and we wanted an Americana feel,” recalled Katie, a graphic designer. To achieve their dream the couple relied on Katie's eye for color and chose a classic navy paired with a soft blush pink—a twist on patriotic red. “We wanted the vibe to be relaxed and effortless. The hues of the flowers were subdued and fresh, nothing bold or too striking,” said

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“InspIred by the natur al beauty and surroundings of Newport Harbor and the New York Yacht Club, Alden and Harris chose tones reflective of sand and sea. Their Tidewater Tent, erected by Newport Tent, was a perfect complement to the historic sailing mecca that is the Yacht Club. Alden wanted to incorporate cornflower and sky blues to reflect her own love of the ocean. The classic combination of blue, green, and white is a nod to the couple’s exquisite taste and sophisticated elegance” quoted Stasia Anthony of Exquisite Events Design, who along with the team at Sayles Livingston Design, is responsible for bringing Alden and Harris’s vision to life. Alden, who described her wedding as, ”updated, traditional New England,” did not want her color palette to compete with the natural beauty that surrounded the venue. Every detail emulated the crisp colors of the ocean including her jewelry, which was handmade by a friend, and the custom-made ties that the groomsmen wore. The bridal bouquet was simply elegant, comprised of all white roses which matched the cascading flowers on the multi-tiered ivory cake.

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The willowdale esTaTe, with its charming gardens and woodsy atmosphere, formed the perfect combination of outdoorsy appeal and elegance for the soft, romantic colors and textures at Ali and Andrew’s wedding. Lots of lace, soft peach, blush, ivory, champagne, and sage green were all present in the loose and ethereal floral arrangements and paired perfectly with touches of more rustic fare like kraft paper, burlap, and white pumpkins. “We had farm tables with burlap runners lined with lace, birch table number holders, kraft paper tags for the favors and welcome bags, and chalkboard signs scattered around the property,” said Ali. “My bridesmaids wore different styles and textures, some in chiffon, some in lace, which brought dimension to the champagne color of the dresses.”


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A S T U NNIN G , COA S TA L wedding set right on Narragansett Bay combined the vibrant greens and blues of the private residence’s seaside garden with the bride’s soft, feminine palette. The ceremony was set beneath a lush arbor full of greens, white, and soft, pink blooms, while the reception moved guests into a beautiful, linen white tent full of twinkling lights, that cast a warm glow over the celebratory evening. The colors underneath the tent took cues from the bride’s stunning bouquet that was full of white anemones, pink roses, and silvery, green succulents. Silver chairs, mercury glass vessels, and candlesticks complemented the bountiful floral centerpieces full of white hydrangea, pink roses, and succulents. Set against the water, the ethereal colors—from the ceremony to the reception—exemplified romance and dreaminess for the beautiful newlyweds and their loving family.

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VINEYARD ROM ANCE Vintage elements and delicate floral arrangements add beauty and charm to this romantic fete in the vineyards of the Cape. For Lindsey and Brandon, choosing their venue was one of the most important aspects of their wedding. The groom, a sommelier, wanted to find the perfect vineyard setting so the couple was thrilled to happen upon Truro Vineyards. Lindsey gushed, “The vineyard was not only naturally beautiful and charming, but you can also feel the ocean air there.” To complement that vineyardby-the-sea setting, guests enjoyed a raw bar and dined on striped bass and lobster risotto. For the décor, Lindsey’s inspiration for the wine-centric theme and pale pink and peach color scheme came from a 1930’s swatch book. The celebration was filled with eclectic touches like cheerful floral arrangements in vintage wine boxes, as well as table numbers and place cards created from corks hand selected by Brandon from the duo’s favorite wine bottles they had enjoyed together over the years. To cap off the combination of romantic and vintage elements, the strawberry buttercream wedding cake from Konditor Meister, was served on the bride’s grandmother’s Blue Willow china as a nod to her grandparents’ marriage of over 60 years. We’ll toast to that!

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WOODSY REUNION Natural elements and masculine touches create a cool atmosphere for a fraternity reunion in Goddard Park. Planning an event for only men can be a bit daunting, but Jessica Granatiero of The Savory Affair Event Planning & Design was up to the challenge. Making use of luxurious details like leather, calligraphy, and minimal floral touches (in favor of more woodsy fare) helped contribute to the rugged yet refined environment they created for this gentleman’s-only event. “We wanted to embrace things that the casual, outdoorsy man would appreciate,” said Granatiero. “Thinking flowers should play a minor role, we worked with the florist to create a tablescape of greens, succulents, moss and other earthy elements that looked natural in the venue.” Another luxe detail—the leather accents used in the table settings and the event favors. “Designers created a custom leather portfolio for each guest to use at the event, but also to take as a keepsake,” added Granatiero. “And leather napkin rings around plaid napkins helped tie everything together.” Sophisticated details and classic elements made this an event no man would drag his feet to RSVP for. 102

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Quaint cobblestone streets, gas lamps, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum provided a historical backdrop for Tara and Ryan’s wedding. The New Bedford Whaling Museum offered exactly what Tara and Ryan wanted when it came to starting their life together. “We love New Bedford. My mom’s side of the family has a long history here and when you're here, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time,” gushed Tara. “I’m studying for my masters in history and I’m writing my graduate thesis on the city and the history of whaling. When I found out the museum did weddings, we booked it.” There were historic touches sprinkled throughout the day: tables were named after a specific person or place in whaling history, while the museum’s décor and exhibits provided a unique backdrop with its antique relics, replicas of whaling ships and whale skeletons which hung dramatically from the ceiling. “We wanted it to be elegant but also warm, said Tara. “We wanted to create a fun environment for the most important people in our lives— our family and friends.”

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MUSEUM MUSE Rich in natural light and culture, the Peabody Essex Museum was the perfect venue to host the bright wedding of two academics. Laura and Dan have a thirst for knowledge. They each study linguistics and ancient history respectively, so it made sense that they chose a venue that highlighted their love for learning. Inspired by memories of eating brightly-colored popsicles during the hot New England summers, Laura chose raspberry and orange for her main floral colors. Pops of lemonade yellow appeared on the four-tier cake, while fiery orange and lush raspberry florals decorated each table, giving the Peabody Essex Museum a true summer vibe. Warm, natural light filtered through the tall windows in the ceremony space and through the atrium where the reception took place, enhancing the colorful atmosphere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The room where we had the ceremony filled with amazing gold light on our perfectly sunny wedding day,â&#x20AC;? recalled Laura. To help guest find their seats, the couple wrote 22 of their favorite things on a framed chalkboard. Each item on the list corresponded to a table where a book about one of those favorite things was on display, and decorated with a table number in colorful tape. The seamless blending of romance, summer color, and rich culture made this wedding one for the history books.

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An elegant Hindu wedding in the Pavilion at the Crowne Plaza Warwick beautifully blends tradition with modern style. Forgoing the very traditional Indian closed mandap, Bijal decided she wanted a more floral and modern open mandap since all other aspects of the wedding followed Indian tradition. Bijal and Amish had many guests they had to accommodate making the Crowne Plaza Hotel Warwick the perfect venue. The ceremony was held in the spring and since she had always loved the color pink, Bijal chose it as the primary color with accents of ivory and hints of gold. “My bridal bouquet was a mix of pink and ivory along with the maroon that was in my wedding saree, so it pulled together all aspects.” Bijal and Amish dined under a cherry blossom arch with cascading crystals while guest tables twinkled with candles and smaller floral arrangements. Red and pink roses garnished the fourtier wedding cake and various desserts from India were also served. At the end of the celebration each guest received a donation card to the American Heart Association and Child Neurological Society in memory of their grandfathers and Bijal’s father and brother.

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Boston Lyric Opera kicked off their season with a gala that was nothing short of spectacular. Lynn Dale, event designer and gala chairperson, drew her inspiration from the set design of Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of La Traviata created by Julia NoulinMerat, which was premiering the same night. The evening began with a delectable preopera dinner catered by The Catered Affair. The room was set to emulate the Parisian Belle Époque or “Beautiful Era” and this was done using period-inspired chinaware placed upon gold-framed tables provided by Be Our Guest. The tables were set on the stage under the spotlights immersing guests in the theatrical atmosphere. Elegant floral arrangements placed between pillar candles served as centerpieces on each table courtesy of Winston Flowers. After dinner, guests were taken across the street to the premiere of the opera. The celebration continued after the premiere as guests made their way back to attend the sparkling Gala After-Party and mingle with the cast.


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CITY LOVE

Beautiful blooms and a Boston backdrop worked together to provide the perfect setting for this sophisticated wedding.

Tucked right in the heart of Boston, The Colonnade Hotel provided the elegant, yet fun, atmosphere that the bride, Nataly was looking for. “We wanted a city wedding, but also didn’t want the stiffness that comes with many city locations. The Colonnade Hotel is a boutique venue that is serious, but relaxed,” explained Nataly. “It’s centrally located for our out-of-town guests and accessible to our favorite parts of the city. We also wanted to offer our guests an outstanding dining experience, and The Colonnade was the only hotel that introduced us to their head chef. We took that as a good sign!” While the ceremony, which took place inside the hotel, featured lavish floral designs and an incredible chuppah with roses and orchids in shades of ivory and white, the reception included centerpieces with pops of lavender and green florals for a less formal feel.

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MODERN MAGNETISM Vibrant purple lighting, modern furniture, and a disco ball-lit dance floor, bring magic to an annual gala at Lombardo’s. The South Shore YMCA wanted a place to host their “Enchanted Evening” gala and auction that would live up to its name, and the newly renovated Lombardo’s was a perfect fit. Using black, white, and purple as the color palette to create a magical atmosphere in the redesigned ballroom was the first step. The event rentals further enhanced the look with a variety of modern chairs and tables of varying heights, color, and textures for dining and lounge areas, as well as romantic crystal candelabras as table centerpieces. And what fairy tale is complete without an enchanted forest? In the grand foyer, illuminated white trees framed the large staircase and a glittering chandelier to create a storybook effect fit for Cinderella’s ball. The entertainment featured delightful musical performances making this magical night a huge success for the YMCA.

featured V E N D O R S venue | Lombardo’s disco balls, lounge furniture, bar, tables, chairs and candelabra rentals Reserve Modern Event Rental linen, dance floor and stage rentals Rentals Unlimited videographer | Artistic Wedding Films See resources for additional vendors.

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SEQUIN SPLENDOR Inspired by the glitz of New Years Eve, Chapel Grille with its metallic accents, made the perfect venue for this fun wedding.

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Countless blush peonies adorned gold sequin covered tables bringing Erin’s vision for her wedding to life. “I wanted a style that incorporated my girly side by selecting pink, but also adding an edgy twist to the whole palette with gold sequins.” When the time came to hire a florist, she didn’t have to look far as her soon-to-be mother-in-law, Arlene, is a floral designer. Erin was concerned that the sequin linens would be overwhelming, but when juxtaposed with the blush peonies they created an elegant balance. Erin’s favorite day of the year is New Years Eve, which also happens to be her birthday and was the inspiration for this beautiful wedding. “Chapel Grille helped to enhance the style of our event with their rustic and metallic colors of gold. We knew we wanted something that worked with the room, so using the gold sequins as the main color in our wedding helped to stay consistent with the atmosphere.” Mini succulent plants were given as favors and added a modern, organic touch to this classy celebration of love.


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CLASSICALLY ELEGANT Dancing and fi ne dining topped the list for this cosmopolitan couple, who chose their favorite upscale restaurant for their wedding reception. From the bright floral arrangements to the classic luxury of The Palm to the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray that served as transportation for the bride and groom, this wedding had it all. The bride, Daveen, said, “What better way to celebrate than to eat delicious food, drink great wine and dance the night away with an unbelievable band?” The menu included the couple’s favorites: old-school steakhouse classics like filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, and crème brulee for dessert, and of course, a fi ne wine in the form of a barrel from Nashoba Valley Winery. A favorite for Daveen, Brian, and the guests was the band who set the rhythm for the night with equal attention to timeless tunes from Frank Sinatra and raucous renditions of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj songs. With a lovely philanthropic flair, the couple donated money to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of each guest – their favor included a note card about the donation on top of a champagne cork place card with a St. Jude’s key-chain attached.

photographed by Suzanna March

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Bridal Luncheons. Wedding Showers. Rehearsal Dinners. Even the Reception. Your dedicated and personable Palm team will handle every detail, from handcrafted cocktails to customized menus to exceptional service. All so you can relax and savor every moment of your Big Day.

The Palm Boston One International Place Lobby Level Contact Lauren Pariseau 617.867.9292 thepalm.com/Boston

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SOHO SOPHISTICATION The Miriam Hospital Gala invoked the artistic glam of a stroll through Soho, NYC at the ballroom at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. In order to properly plan the décor, the Miriam Hospital Gala committee members took a trip to lower Manhattan to gather Soho inspiration firsthand and apply those sights and sounds to their vision. With funky black-and-white patterned linens, and mismatched tables with modern chairs from Rentals Unlimited, and gorgeous, lavender and geometric lighting, the vision came together in a New York minute. The historic Rhodes was an ideal venue for this fête due to its grand ballroom with 10,000 sq. feet of original hardwood floors and extravagant, high ceilings, perfect for the street and subway signs and hanging lights used to further evoke the rush of art-centric Manhattan. This glitzy event included a signature Soho cocktail (think lavender and raspberry), scintillating dining and hors d’oeuvres from Russell Morin Catering & Events, and both a silent and live auction to raise money for the hospital.

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RENEWED RETRO Event designer Lynn Dale took guests back in time to the psychedelic year of 1964 to celebrate yet another milestone, her 50th birthday. “I wanted the party to have a retro feel that incorporated both the formal and fun side of the 60s which is why the invitation called for 1964-inspired glamour from white dinner jackets to Pucci prints.” Bellboys greeted guests and cigarette girls rolled Asian dumpling carts setting the vibe for the night. Peterson Party Center provided the black and white dance floor where the Pucci clad go-go dancers performed a choreographed number to Elvis’s hit, A Little Less Conversation. The black and white floor really popped on the beautiful green terrace of 9OFS and provided a dynamic contrast against the Boston skyline. Every detail emulated the 60s. Lynn even searched eBay for magazines from June 1964, which she provided to The Catered Affair to use as serving trays. Some of the delectables served on those trays were mini raspberry sorbet cones, house made apple, cherry and blubbery “pop tarts,” fluffernutter cones, and house made “Twinkies and Yodels.” Each guest left with a boxed cupcake topped with a baby picture of Lynn. 126

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Imagine the Possibilities Celebrate your special event or wedding set among the museum’s whimsical galleries, courtyard and gardens. Venue Highlights • Indoor and outdoor event space • Open floor plan lets guests enjoy a variety of environments • Open air tent for seated dinners, dancing or entertainment • Multimedia Gallery with 35 x 12 foot projection screen for a wide range of events, banquets and performances • Light Gallery, perfect for cocktail receptions • State-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting systems • Conveniently located in Norwalk, Connecticut, off I-95 and Route 7 For a truly memorable reception, contact Tabitha Carter at 203 899 0606, ext. 228 tabitha@steppingstonesmuseum.org

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RELAXED ROMANCE Ocean views and the surrounding natural beauty set an inviting tone for this casual Block Island wedding. Ever since she was a little girl, Jenna wanted to be married on Block Island. She’d been vacationing there her entire life and has always loved its natural beauty and casual beach atmosphere. “Gil started coming to Block Island with my family four years ago and he also fell in love with it,” explained Jenna. “He grew up sailing, so this was my fairy tale location. Gil actually booked the venue and date with my parents before he even proposed! We wanted it to be a very warm inviting environment where everyone could relax,” recalled Jenna. “It needed to accentuate the beauty of our surroundings and pick up colors of the rolling hills, ocean views, and gorgeous sunset. We tried to complement it all and bring it into the tent.” The team at 1-800-Flowers worked amazingly hard to realize the bride’s vision. To bring the organic beauty of the surrounding landscape inside, they added touches of driftwood, pale wood Manzanita branches, and blooms and foliage in sunset oranges and bright greens to the centerpieces and tent décor. 130

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SEASIDE CLAMBAKE Bright summer blooms paired with rustic details and nautical accents for a casual and cozy rehearsal dinner at a Rhode Island marine museum.

photographed by Corinna Raznikov

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A relaxed summer evening spent by the water captured the casual charm of summertime in Rhode Island. Guests enjoyed an authentic New England-style clam bake by Compton Clambakes. Picnic-style tables were piled high with local summer favorites like steamed lobster and fresh corn on the cob. Sweet bouquets of sunflowers and hydrangea, constructed by Sayles Livingston Design, added warm splashes of color to the long table and looked as if they had been handpicked straight from a home garden, while yellow and white checkered linens, stamp-printed invitations and menus, and mason jar votives all made the table feel slightly vintage and decidedly seasonal. “It was a lovely night near the water that celebrated each family and the bridal party,” says event planner and designer Wendy Joblon.“Everything looked beautiful and came together in a stress-free and fun way. What a great way to kick off their amazing wedding weekend!”


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WINTER WONDER Kristina and Al wanted to bring the sparkling whites of winter from the outside in at their unforgettable Hotel Providence wedding. Winter is the bride’s favorite season and it helped guide all of the couple’s décor decisions. Lavish ice-shaped crystals hung from the chandeliers inside the venue and dripped from the all-white floral arrangements while navy satin runners echoed the bridesmaid’s gowns and added color to the tables. “We chose a clear tent so we’d feel like we were dancing underneath the stars,” explained Kristina. “We could see the sky and it felt like we were in a winter wonderland. There were also lights hanging in the trees, cafe lighting and chandeliers inside the Chase Canopy tent that made it feel even more magical.” The large windows of The Hotel Providence allowed guests to see the powdery white snow outside, adding to the wintery theme of the evening. Another attractive element of their venue—it is the only pet-friendly boutique hotel that they looked at. The couple has a rescue dog that was able to participate in the special winter evening.

photographed by Polina G. Kelly

featured V E N D O R S venue | Hotel Providence / Aspire Seasonal Kitchen transportation | RockStar Limo tent and chiavari chairs | Chase Canopy See resources for additional vendors

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VIBRANT VISION The bright colors and warm ambience of a wedding in Greece inspire a lovely spring wedding at The Charles Hotel in Boston. Influenced by her Greek heritage and the country itself, Angelika decided to incorporate some elements from several weddings she’d been to. “I’ve been lucky to attend a few beautiful weddings in Greece, where my family is from, and the combination of the lights on the water and the sky, and the bright colors of the foliage and flowers was probably my inspiration,” explained Angelika. The ballroom at the Charles Hotel in Boston was the perfect canvas for her inspirations and vision to be realized. The venue was transformed with with warm light, glowing candles and colorful arrangements of fresh peonies to create an incredible, bright and inviting space. The vibrant blooms brought the splendor of the season inside, but guests could also look outside to enjoy the beautiful views of Cambridge in springtime.

photographed by Molly Anne Photography

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MODER N OPUL ENCE A chic evening reception at Marquee Events’ Gershon Fox Ballroom was perfect for Lauren and Tim’s vision of glamour and fun.

featured V E N D O R S venue | Marquee Events cake | Ana Parzych Cakes hair | Naomi’s Studio & Salon See resources for additional vendors

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“It all started with a napkin ring,” Lauren said. The bride is an interior designer, and when she found a navy napkin ring she adored, she decided to use that as the basis for her wedding color scheme. In addition to navy, the couple chose ivory and purple with added luxe elements such as crystal candle holders and vases, and silver chargers at each setting. The Marquee Events’ venue was ideal for their vision. “Being a designer,” Lauren said, “I appreciated all the original Art Deco details of the space—the entrance, the columns and the original staircase. The building has a very interesting history as a department store, so it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill banquet facility.” The bride and groom’s love affair with the venue allowed them to highlight the existing architectural features of the space with well-chosen votive candles and gorgeous floral arrangements. The dream for Lauren and Tim’s wedding was a sophisticated, evening affair where friends and family could dress to impress and have a good time in a swanky, luxurious space, and the end result proved to be just that.


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Cakes. 4 Beautiful white floral arrangements with fresh pops of green and yellow created by Marc Hall Design created a modern indoor garden beneath a beautifully-draped tent from Peterson Party Center. Photographed by Person + Killian.

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this dessert table, from the cakes, to the cupcakes and cake pops, from Sweet Indulgence. 8 A menu designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery, featuring modern typography and graphic patterns, pairs with silver sequins and curvaceous china to balance feminine and masculine aesthetics. 9 & 10 A twist on the traditional at A Little Something White. These dresses designed by Kelly Faetanini, feature 100 percent genuine leather in a metallic, baroque print. 11 A touch of antique charm takes this 18K white gold vintage engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers to the next level. opposite: The bride is a vision of glamour in a Theia gown with a flowy, custom skirt, rhinestone Ivy and Aster belt and Haute Bride earrings. All from The White Dress by the Shore.

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Stationery utilized sustainable materials. 2 Sugared, fresh cherries top a ruched, chocolate buttercream cake from Artisan Bake Shop. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov.

3 Roasted strawberry crisp topped with crème fraîche ice cream by Russell Morin Catering & Events looks lovely

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served in provincial ramekins. Photographed by Erin McGinn.

4 New Leaf Flores’ eclectic arrangement of succulents, greens, peonies, and persimmons feels appropriate for a forest fête. Photographed by Moss and Isaac. 5 With aviary accents like feathers and a mini bird’s nest, this invitation suite from Paper Moss looks like it belongs in the woods. Photographed by Erin McGinn. 6 Not your mom’s classic, a deconstructed cinnamon apple pie made by Capers Catering looks especially rustic in mini glass jars with sweet heart cutouts. 7 An artisan cheese display from Forks & Fingers featuring Spanish blue and a cave-aged apricot cheddar is accented with fresh figs,

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a sea scallop crudo with oregano, cara cara orange, celery and arugula from The Catered Affair looks delicious. Photographed on tiffany blue china from Be Our Guest by Corinna Raznikov.

5 Message in a bottle favors by Amy Champagne Events double as escort cards and looked like they just washed ashore. Photographed by Brooke Allison. 6 Misty greens and white flowers look like rolling waves in the bridal bouquet by Flowers by Semia from a wedding at the Chatham Bars Inn. Photographed by Hello Love Photography. 7 Rebecca Arthurs captured the casual romance of a beach wedding in this lovely photo. 8 An

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airy, white tent courtesy of Chase Canopy allows the celebration to take place amongst the scenic sand dunes. 9 Cornmeal fried oyster over tomatillo and jicama slaw with chipotle mayo from Gourmet Galley. Photographed by Maggie Conley. 10 A vintage postcard save-the-date card was inspired by the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of old maps. Designed and photographed by Coral Pheasant Stationery. 11 Seared halibut, mussels and clams with Parisienne potatoes and leeks and a vermouth cream from Russell Morin

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esides a vintage summer palette, Michaela and Dave had other very important criteria for their wedding venue. “There were two factors that honed our venue choices—one was the ability to have both of our dogs, Henry and Harold, present and the other was the food creativity,” recalled Michaela. “I am a vegan and serving delicious vegan food at our wedding was a priority.” The Wequassett fit the bill on both counts and had amazing ocean side views and lush landscaping. Neutral New Englandinspired accents, including Adirondack chairs and a rustic wooden dock, accentuated the vivid pink bouquets. The couple also included whimsical touches at the reception—instead of traditional table numbers, each one had a movie title assigned to it. With no detail overlooked, Michaela and Dave’s wedding at the Wequassett was a splendid summer affair.


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aisle for the waterfront ceremony. 4 | Fresh summer strawberries add a pop of color to this cake by Artisan Bake Shop. 5 | The happy couple shares a kiss in matching Adirondack chairs. this page: 6 | The bride looks dreamy in her lace dress. 7 | A rustic dock at Wequassett, has room for the entire bridal party. 8 | The Dude makes an appearance at the reception. 9 | That face! The ring bearer looks cute in his

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efinitely not the traditional bride and groom, Hana and Manuel, weren’t looking for the typical wedding. “We knew that we wanted a black tie, men in tuxes, women in ball gowns, type of wedding,” explained Hana. Enter Michele Mottola, of Michele Mottola Events Consulting, who helped create a gorgeous event based on the couple’s tastes and transformed the country club venue into the picture of elegance and sophistication. The couple expressed to Mottola, “we want to have fun, a lot of fun, we want it to be romantic and we love the idea of white.” Mottola worked her magic and transformed the space with dramatic tablescapes featuring a mix of high and low floral arrangements by Winston Flowers and intimate candlelit vignettes that created a stunning night to remember.

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and boxwood orbs along with soft draping and elegant florals transformed the pavilion into a romantic space for the ceremony. 2 | The four-tiered wedding cake had a lace design similar to the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress. 3 | A white orchid bouquet by Winston Flowers paired beautifully with the lace scalloping on Hanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress. 4 | Uncluttered place settings let the florals and candles shine. 6 | White cymbidium orchids and lilies look lovely in the bridesmaids bouquet. this page: 7 | Cheers to the newlyweds! 8 | Custom drink stirrers feature

the couples wedding date. 9 | A statement-making high and low table arrangement by Winston Flowers. 10 | Varying size votives and smaller buds make a pretty vignette. 11 | Cascading orchids in tall glass vases are classically elegant.

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hen it came time for Sara and Steve to celebrate their wedding, nowhere made more sense than Gerald’s Farm, her family’s property in Exeter, Rhode Island. Since the bride is Italian, the couple wanted an intimate celebration with a Mediterranean theme. The sumptuous food from Russell Morin Catering & Events set a relaxed tone for the evening. “The guests walked in to an abundance of antipasto spread out on wine crates to start,” said Sara. “The main courses were passed around family style.” Market lights and lanterns from Exquisite Events Design illuminated the tent and also hung from a tree over their hand-rolled cigar bar creating a piazza-like atmosphere for guests to enjoy the beautiful evening. Sara attributed the perfectly orchestrated weekend to Pamela D’Orsi Ryan of PDR Events. “She handled everything so I didn’t have to,” emphasized Sara.

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this page: 1 | A mixture of dahlias and roses are prominent in this lush bridal bouquet from Flowers by Semia. 2 | Each guest’s chair was adorned differently. 3 | Chandeliers and a canopy of white lights twinkled above the bride and groom’s first dance.

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added sparkle and texture to the muted color palette. 5 | All of Sara’s nieces were a part of the ceremony. 6 | A unique floral altar created by Flowers by Semia felt natural and organic in the farm setting. 7 | The three tiered cake was sweet and simple. 8 | Small vignettes throughout the reception focused on fun details.

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opposite: 1 | Wrought-iron chandeliers adorned with votive candles and simple green and white flowers were magnificent. 2 | MAX Ultimate Food provided a “tasting menu” of three different salads for guests to sample. 3 | The bride’s beautiful white bouquet of peonies was a classic touch. 4 | The bride and groom under a gorgeous Marc Hall designed Chuppah of birch and flowers. 5 | An upper level to the space created a chic, loft-like environment. 6 | Swarovski crystal “pipe” chandeliers added breathtaking sparkle. this page: 7 | Candlelight and lush, soft-colored flowers added warmth to the space. 8 | The place cards rested on white, hedge-lined pedestals in the foyer. 9 | Fresh summer vegetables served in a whimsical summer salad “push-pop.” 10 | The cut hedge is visible under the beautifully-set glass tabletop. 11 | Dainty teardrop vases hung from the wrought-iron chandeliers reflecting light to create a glowing ambience.

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this page: 1 | Candlesticks and candelabras line the center of a long banquet table for a dramatic effect. 2 | A single orchid plant in a hammered gold vessel

tops each glass table. 3 | Mixing metallics looks chic with a silver accent pillow on a modern gold chair. 4 | Mercury glass, fur and metallic pillows and an

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white bouquet by Sayles Livingston Design evokes a feeling of timeless elegance. 4 | The bride admires her seaside wedding location. 5 | Billowy fabric draping, colorful blooms, and lanterns create a welcoming entrance to the tent. 6 | Tall floral arrangements add drama and elegance to the reception. opposite: A canopy of twinkle lights provide a romantic glow above the head table.

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The enchanting grounds of Blithewold Mansion prove the perfect hideaway for Jessica and Matt’s romantic waterfront soirée.

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hen college sweethearts, Jessica and Matt, toured the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island, you might say it was love at first sight. “It was the windiest and coldest day in January and we still knew it was the place for us,” says Jessica of the vast property with its beautiful gardens and sweeping Great Lawn that overlooks Narragansett Bay. The couple turned to the property’s lush gardens to inspire the color palette and floral arrangements (think hydrangeas, peonies, and roses in soft, muted hues), while the historic mansion inspired them to incorporate details such as vintage frames and photographs. “Our families mean so much to us,” Jessica says. “So we showcased photos of our parents and grandparents on their own wedding days as a nod to the historical significance of the venue and to our family histories.”

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this page: 1 | Stunning sugar flowers adorn a buttercream cake from Artisan Bake Shop. 2 | Dark ’N’ Stormies—a favorite of the couple—were the signature cocktail of the day. 3 | The couple let the gardens at Blithewold inform their flower choices. 4 | Sayles Livingston designed a beautiful bouquet of soft blooms. 5 | Lush floral arrangements on each table filled the tent with elegance. 6 | The couple loves history and fell in love with the Queen-Anne style manse. 7 | The bridal party arrived in style in a trolley from RockStar Limo. 8 | Sheer draping by Exquisite Events Design gave the tent an airy, intimate feel.


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amie and Marcel were destined for a beach wedding ever since they fell in love among the sand and sun on the Jersey Shore. Jamie, an event planner, had been dreaming of destination nuptials and Marcel, a Rhode Island native, knew just the place. “The Cape was a perfect fit for our relatives on the East Coast,” said Jamie, and the Chatham Bars Inn had it all. The couple could picture their guests enjoying cocktails on the hotel terrace, catching up over lunch in the Beach House, and relaxing down by the water. For her oceanside wedding, Jamie turned to the aesthetic of her favorite store, Anthropologie, as inspiration. “I thought the rustic feel with soft colors and natural woods would complement the historic Inn and its natural setting,” she explained, noting that the soft colors really emulated the quiet beaches of the Cape awash with driftwood. Mix-matched farm tables and vintage dinnerware added whimsy under the twinkly tent. “Every detail,” recalled Jamie, “from the florals to the entrance at cocktail hour was so special.”

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1 | The soft color palette was also included this custom canvas banner. 2 | The Chatham Bars Inn created a garden-inspired 4-tier cake for the couple. 3 | Jamie’s twin nieces and little sister nearly stole the show as they dutifully tossed petals to line the aisle for Jamie and her father. 4 | The wedding party was elegantly clad in navy and black, a lovely contrast against the soft-hued decor. 5 | Local oysters were served in vintage crates. 6 | The floral design was exactly what the bride had envisioned. 7 | Place cards against a vintage easel blow in the ocean breeze. 8 | Inside and out, the Chatham Bars Inn provided the perfect, serene backdrop. 9 | The cocktail hour featured bellinis and Moscow mules, the bride’s and groom’s favorite drinks, respectively. 10 | Mix-and-match antique chairs and tables from New England Country Rentals added a romantic aura.

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1 | Jamie shares a special moment with her little sister. 2 | Vintageinspired water goblets added color to each place setting, while custom napkins displayed the menu for the evening. 3 | A custom food station served up New England lobster rolls and Philadelphia cheesesteaks to represent the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometowns. 4 | Jamie wore a stunning Vera Wang gown, while Marcel donned a classic navy Trussini suit. 5 | The invitation suite matched the peachy color palette of the event. 6 | The oversized Sperry tent offered regal respite on the lawn of the Inn.

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inside. 4 | Guests mingled under the tent for cocktails before dining inside the mansion. 5 | Combining the bride’s vision of classic and whimsical, Hana Floral Design created a beautiful bouquet. 6 | The couple chose the Wadsworth Mansion, in part, due to the ability to have an outdoor ceremony there. 7 | Peach-toned floral arrangements lined the ceremony aisles. opposite: The beauty of nature lends itself as the perfect backdrop for the newlyweds.

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hen we went to Newport as an engaged couple, we immediately fell in love with the Castle Hill Inn,” said Mollie of the venue where she and her husband, Bill, would eventually be married. “My mom grew up in Rhode Island, and I had been to the Inn several times before—but it was even better than I remembered!” The couple decided to let the setting be the focal point of the evening, choosing soft colors to exude romance while complementing the beautiful surroundings. “I wanted a sophisticated and romantic feel to the night, graceful and elegant, with a slight hint of 1920s and whimsy,” noted Mollie. “And the weather absolutely delivered for us!” Event planner Wendy Joblon, of Wendy Joblon Events, worked with the couple to ensure their vision was realized and perfectly executed. “Mollie and Bill were so happy and joyful the whole weekend and so were their friends and family,” remembers Joblon. “The ceremony was touching and the party, from start to finish, was just a blast. It was heartwarming to be a part of it.”

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opposite: 1 | Event planner Wendy Joblon recalls, “The best man’s speech was awesome! He did [his own take] on Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes skit. There was just an overall feeling of happy.” 2 | With the sparkling ocean as their backdrop, Mollie and Bill enjoy a quiet moment. 3 & 7 | Florals in creamy hues add whimsy to the elegant fête. 4 | The happy couple met at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and the rest, they say, is history. 5 | A close-up of the delicate floral detail on the cake. 6 | Soft cream florals and blush bridesmaid dresses were a graceful combination. 8 | Elegantly adorned chairs for the bride and groom. 9 | Crystal chandeliers, sheer draping

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hite on white and soft luxurious colors were the inspiration for this stunning harbor side wedding. Jordan and L.J. chose the Newport Yachting Center for its lovely waterfront views and how comfortably it accommodated their guests. Adding special décor and personal details like agate sliced table numbers to the reception was very important to the couple. “I have always loved rocks, geodes, and crystals for as long as I can remember,” said Jordan. “Each one has a special energy and I wanted these stones on the tables to unify the love that was felt that day.” For rustic touches, the bride opted for simple wooden farm tables with white linen napkins rather than full table linens, accented by unbelievable rose-filled floral arrangements from Flowers by Semia, in brass vases that added warmth to the soft tones of the flowers. With its classic color palette and unique elements, this gorgeous celebration at the Newport Yachting Center imparted a feeling of rustic romance for everyone in attendance.

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opposite: Soft blush roses filled a vintage brass vase centerpiece. 1 | The bride and groom shared a kiss on the dock at the venue. 2 | A floral compote centerpiece in a vintage brass vase complements the rustic farm table. 3 | The bridesmaids were stunning in soft tones against the lush green background. 4 | Votive candles and creamy floral arrangements brought warmth to the table. 5 | Jordan and L.J. wanted the wedding to be “truly us.” 6 | The gorgeous overhead lighting at the tent at the Newport Yachting Center added a fairy tale ambience. 7 | Simple white linen napkins with tucked greens added elegance to the farm tables.

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y husband and I both love reading, and we bonded over our shared love of many books,” explained Laura. “The Boston Public Library is such a beautiful location and we thought it would be the perfect place to share our love for each other and for literature.” The library was also significant to the couple because it’s located right near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. “After the tragic bombings in 2013, it holds a special place in the heart of Boston,” said Laura. “I ran the marathon in 2013, my husband in 2012, and this past year we ran it together from start to finish to raise money for a wounded friend, as well as to heal some of our personal wounds.” For the décor of their wedding, the couple chose some of their favorite colors, shades of pinks, greens and touches of metallics which enhanced the already beautiful space. An abundance of florals and mercury glass vessels adorning the tables, glamorous candelabras and a magnificent lounge area added to the magic of this special day.

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opposite: 1 | The bride and groom danced beneath the pink coffered ceiling of the Boston Public Library. 2 | Guests enjoyed hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres created by the culinary masters at The Catered Affair. 3 | The bride and groom share a quiet moment alone. 4 | So sweet! A five tiered cake with metallic layers was very impressive. this page: 5 | A stunning bouquet in vivid shades of pink from Winston Flowers. 6 | Crystal and metallic candelabras made a statement at the ceremony. 7 | Contrasting pink and navy filled the tables with radiance. 8 | Guests found their place cards among glowing votives and pretty pink blooms. 9 | A stylish lounge area from Reserve Modern Event Rental added comfort and glamour to the reception.

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1 | The lights of the city skyline were a picturesque metropolitan view for the couple and their guests. 2 | The gorgeous cake was hard to cut, but easy to eat, due to its two delicious flavors. 3 | Pink napkins and sparkly chargers dressed up the place settings. 4 | Sheer, embroidered chair covers added a delicate feel to the ballroom. 5 | Joseph and Kate share their first kiss as a married couple under a gorgeous floral arch. 6 | Kate loves mercury glass, which was used in many of the centerpieces. opposite: Tall white floral arrangements made a stunning statement over a beautifully set table.

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ver since she was a little girl, Samantha dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, however it wasn’t until she fell in love with Ari, that she started turning her dream into a reality. Samantha met her future husband while she was in college and he was attending the United States Naval Academy. Even though they were living in Texas at the time, Samantha knew that she wanted her wedding to be in Newport, Rhode Island at Belle Mer. “Belle Mer had so much to offer,” exclaimed Samantha. “From the amazing views, to the clean, elegant, crystal white slate it offers at any event. The second I saw it, I knew I had to get married there.” To personalize the space, decorations like gauzy pink ribbons, a large glittery monogram, and a mixture of small and tall floral arrangements in soft pinks and white added charm to the all-white space. A white and silver cake with cascading gumpaste flowers by Sweet Indulgence was a beautiful (and delicious) focal point, and a sparkling dessert table was filled with delectables for guests to enjoy throughout the evening.

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opposite: 1 | Custom black and gold invites from New England Invitations, have an art deco feel. 2 | A classically elegant centerpiece by Flowers by Semia. 3 | The bride and groom’s table intimately adorned with florals and monograms on their chairs. 5 | A cake by

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he bride calls Connecticut home, so when it came time for her wedding the Branford House was the ideal venue. The expansive waterfront estate, with its breathtaking views, sprawling lawn and lavish architectural interior, was perfect for Nicole and Patrick’s Gatsby-themed wedding. The timeless attributes of the mansion also reflected Nicole and Patrick’s style. “When we’re out for drinks we prefer an Old Fashioned to wine,” explained Nicole. “Our wedding combined our love of all things Art Deco into an elegant blacktie affair meant to be as fabulous and fun as if Jay Gatsby had thrown it himself.” Event planner, Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events, emphasized Nicole’s commitment to getting every detail just right. “Dozens of crystal chandeliers, luxurious linens, bespoke fine Italian paper, an exquisite cake, highly trained mixologists serving a large menu of cocktails, an esteemed whiskey master at their whiskey bar, and macarons flown in from Paris,” elaborated Coppola. “To me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime weddings you attend as a guest, where every element has been carefully crafted to give you a unique experience.”


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opposite: 1 | One of the many opulent chandeliers from Ryan Designs. 2 | Crystal and beautiful blooms added elegance to every table. 3 | The bridal party strikes a pose on the stone terrace. 4 | Custom, laser-cut invitations from Coral Pheasant Stationery combined the bride’s love of purple and Art Deco. 5 | Here come the newlyweds! this page: 6 | A majestic view of the Sperry tent and the seaward side of the Branford House. 7 | The impressive two-story fireplace was dripping with an abundance of flowers, crystals and candles to create an opulent backdrop for the bridal party’s table. 8 | Gorgeous flowers in every shade of purple made up each centerpiece. 9 | In true Gatsby style, waiters in white tuxedos and matching white gloves served decadent hors d’oeuvres and drinks from Emily’s Catering. 10 | Deep purple bridesmaids dresses enhanced the color scheme and complemented the beautiful bouquets.

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et right on the rocky Maine coastline at dusk, the Nonantum Resort provided a quintessential New England setting for this stunning wedding. The bride’s family owns a summer home in the area and it’s always been a special place for the couple—they consider it to be the perfect summer town. “I wanted to have soft colors that matched the sunset, so I chose a palette of peach, light blue, and silver,” said bride, Jamie. “My wedding dress had sparkle and the bridesmaid dresses and table linens had silver shimmery stitching.” The reception took place underneath a white tent. At each table, wooden details in the name cards, table numbers, and wedding card box paired nicely with more feminine floral touches. Round paper lanterns hung from the ceiling of the tent, while each table’s centerpiece contained flowers in a mix of colors, from the bride’s color palette, placed in delicate Mercury glass vases. 4

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ackie and Jim are a born and bred New England couple, so when it was time to plan their wedding it seemed only natural to tie the knot somewhere with fantastic ocean views. “My husband, Jim, grew up sailing in Massachusetts and I grew up in the neighboring state of Rhode Island, where many of my happiest memories took place by the sea,” recalled Jackie. “We wanted to incorporate subtle nautical details in the wedding, from the lighthouse, compass star, sailboat, and anchor details on our invitations and also on each layer of our cake.” When they walked into Glen Manor the history, beauty, and layout of the venue seemed like a natural fit. The ocean, specifically sea glass, helped guide the color palette as well, integrating light shades of greens and blues throughout the ceremony and reception, while gold mercury glass votives and accents added a soft warmth to the tablescapes. Each element of the evening was carefully thought out, making it a special night filled with meaning for the bride, groom, and all of their friends and family.

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hen Lizzy and Ben began planning their special day, the main aesthetic requirement was timelessness. “I never wanted to look back on my photos and think, ‘Oh, that was so 2014,’” said Lizzy, who went with a neutral color palette and let her bridesmaids choose their own mixed-metallic dresses. Finding the right venue, however, was a bit more difficult. As the sales manager for Russell Morin Catering & Events she’d been to events all over New England, but it wasn’t until she stepped inside the Providence Public Library (built in 1900 and renovated in 2012)—a year and a half after her engagement—that she knew she’d found the one. “It’s such an incredible venue with so many options,” she says. “[On the day of our wedding] it looked absolutely beautiful thanks to the talented John Orton who created all of our florals. It was wonderful to hear how amazed my family and friends were with the space, décor and fabulous food.”

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Vision On a crisp autumn afternoon, an intimate dinner party tucked within the rows of grapevines at Newport Vineyards captured the spirit of a true farm-to-table celebration. Blackstone Caterers crafted a menu inspired by the vineyard, and sourced the freshest local ingredients to create a bountiful presentation of savory vernacular food. Guests sipped wine and enjoyed a spread of artisan cheeses in the vineyard’s tank room before meandering outside to the colorful exhibit of sumptuous comfort food. “Copper pots laden with gorgeous root vegetables rested atop tree trunk rounds, a beautifully-crafted wooden salad bowl displayed a rich beet and goat cheese salad, and rustic loaves of bread adorned the outskirts of the display,” said Samantha Lonczak of Blackstone Caterers. “Each element worked with the others to create a presentation that was as tempting to the eyes as it was for the palate.” On the long wooden farm table, abundant floral arrangements and from Lilacs, and the talented Karen Taddei, added a layer of decadence. “I was inspired by the breathtaking location of the vineyard, which was full of rich greens, soft grey, browns, and intense jewel tones of the deep bluish purple grapes,” explained Taddei. Taking these tonal influences, she dressed the rustic chandeliers above the table with lush, textural greenery. The rustic feel of the knotty grapevines, surrounding greens, colorful food, and the natural beauty that only a vineyard could provide, coalesced into a beautiful display of vintage, organic elegance.

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You’re My Everything by Wynton Marsalis

Honeysuckle Rose by Jane Monheit

Pick up Sticks by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright by Emilie-Clair Barlow

A Love That Will Last by Renee Olstead

Don’t Wait Too Long by Madeleine Peyroux

Is This Love by Groove Da Praia

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Let’s Get Lost by Matt Dusk featuring Arturo Sandoval

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“THE CHANDELIER WAS REALLY AN HOMAGE TO THE BEAUTIFUL GRAPEVINES THAT LINED EITHER SIDE OF THE TABLE, WE SIMPLY DRAPED NATURAL ELEMENTS IN THE GREEN PALETTE—VIBURNUM, HANGING AMARANTHUS, AND GRAPEVINE.” — Karen Taddei | Lilacs

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this page: 1 | The bride’s reception attire was a silk mikado dress from Kate McDonald Bridal, with dramatic beaded bib detail. 2 | Mercury glass votives add glitz to the table. 3 | Looking debonair the bride and groom are stunning. opposite: 4 | A majestic horse, adorned with a floral garland from Hana Floral Design, just couldn’t get enough of the bride and the camera! 5 | A beautiful menu captures the guests attention. 6 | A quiet moment for the bride among the towering trees. 7 | After the ceremony the groom opted for a marsala tweed dinner jacket. 8 | A striking fur wrap and a gorgeous bouquet from Hana Floral Design added sophistication to the bride’s ensemble. 9 | Delicate cakes featured textural elements.

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directory Cakes & Favors Ana Parzych Cakes | p. 244 203-439-7979 - CT 212-390-1667 - NY www.anaparzychcakes.com Artisan Bake Shop, The | p. 109 508-763-4905 www.artisanbakeshop.com Konditor Meister | p. 251 781-849-1970 www.konditormeister.com Something Different Cake Couture | p. 115 401-353-1222 www.cakescouture.net Sweet Indulgence | p. 55 401-467-4850 www.mysweetindulgence.com

Calligraphy & Design Sharon Morgera | p. 137 401-846-2014 www.sharonmorgera.com

Catering Blackstone Caterers | BC 401-848-2030 www.blackstonecaterers.com Capers Catering | p. 180 781-279-5100 www.caperscatering.com Catered Affair, The | p. 6 & 7 781-982-9333 - Hingham, MA 617-859-2282 - Boston, MA 781-763-1333 - Cambridge, MA www.thecateredaffair.com Compton Clambakes | p. 252 401-635-4114 www.comptonclambakes.com East Meets West | p. 42 617-269-2662 www.emwcatering.com Emily’s Catering Group | p. 110 860-585-8625 www.emilyscater.com Forks & Fingers | p. 131 203-298-4530 www.forksandfingersct.com

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Entertainment, Event Lighting & Production Luke Renchan Entertainment | p. 211 401-816-5496 www.lukesENT.com Ormonde Productions | p. 20 & 21 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Shindig Lighting | p. 150 203-726-8212 www.shindiglighting.com

Event Planners Amy Champagne Events | p. 114 203-908-5788 www.amychampagne.com Art of the Event | p. 128 781-670-9292 www.artoftheevent.com Bobby Bach Events | p. 234 401-398-8833 www.bobbybachevents.com Dreaming Tree Events | p. 121 860-918-4229 www.dreamingtree-events.com EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design | p. 181 781-856-1981 www.efdcreative-events.com Erica Powell Events | p. 182 860-729-4007 www.ericapowell.com Exquisite Events Design | p. 222 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com

Victor Events | p. 127 401-729-7500 www.victorevents.com

Janie Haas Events | p. 62 978-725-5956 www.janiehaasevents.com

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Jubilee Events | p. 40 203-632-5654 www.eventjubilee.com

Art of the Event, Inc. | p. 128 781-670-9292 www.artoftheevent.com Exquisite Events Design | p. 222 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com Future Affairs Productions | p. 262 401-722-8811 www.futureaffairs.com Ormonde Productions | p. 20 & 21 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Reserve Modern Event Rental | p. 98 781-839-9740 www.reservemoderneventrental.com Ryan Designs | p. 264 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com Shindig Lighting | p. 150 203-726-8212 www.shindiglighting.com

Lynn Dale Events | p. 137 617-549-3026 www.lynndaleevents.com Michele Mottola Events Consulting | p. 42 781-710-0086 www.michelemottola.com PDR Events by Pamela D’Orsi Ryan | p. 31 401-477-2013 www.pdrevents.com Planned to Perfection | p. 262 401-885-1300 www.plannedtoperfectionllc.com Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 180 508-540-3015 www.thepinkpolkadot.net Savory Affair, The | p. 228 401-261-4966 www.thesavoryaffair.com

SD Events | p. 110 781-416-9500 www.simpledetailsevents.com Sixpence for your Shoe | p. 140 860-206-0838 www.sixpenceevents.com Slainte Event Planning & Design | p. 54 203-245-5761 www.slainteevent.com Unique Weddings By Alexis | p. 117 617-833-5661 www.weddingsbyalexis.com Wendy Joblon Events | p. 96 508-992-4502 www.wendyjoblon.com

Fashion & Jewelry A Little Something White Bridal Couture | p. 33 203-309-5110 www.alittlesomethingwhite.com Bella Bridesmaids | p. 204 617-424-7231 - Boston, MA 203 227 5762 - Westport, CT 860 308 2498 - West Hartford, CT www.bellabridesmaids.com Bridal Finery | p. 54 401-965-6556 www.bridalfinery.com Long’s Jewelers | p. 97 617-426-8500 - 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 Plumed Serpent Bridal, The | p. 63 203-226-9868 www.plumedserpentbridal.com White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 177 860-669-4596 www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

Floral Design Art of the Event | p. 128 781-6700-9292 www.artoftheevent.com Bobby Bach Events | p. 234 401-398-8833 www.bobbybachevents.com


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Paper Moss | p. 177 800-511-0210 www.papermoss.com

Fancy Flowers | p. 234 508-255-1303 www.flowersbyfancy.com

Papers | p. 264 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

Flou(-e)r | p. 66 617-514-3756, 781-305-3322 www.myflouer.com

Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 180 508-540-3015 www.thepinkpolkadot.net

Flowers By Semia | p. 8 & 9 401-232-5353 www.flowersbysemia.com

Wendy Joblon Events/Folia | p. 96 508-992-2950 www.folia.biz www.shopfolia.com

Peterson Party Center | p. 219 781-729-4000 www.petersonpartycenter.com

Hana Floral Design | p. 109 860-572-2929 www.hanafloraldesign.com

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Rentals Unlimited | p. 4 & 5 781-341-1600 www.rentals-unlimited.net

John Orton Flowers and Events | p. 162 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Just For You Floral Design Studio | p. 188 860-349-0575 www.justforyouweddings.com Lilacs | p. 44 508-428-3515 www.lilacsflorals.com Marc Hall Design | p. 15 617-482-6272 www.marchalldesign.com New Leaf Flores | p. 24 617-522-1101 www.newleafjp.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 Winston Flowers | p. 18 & 19 800-457-4901 www.winstonflowers.com

Hair & Makeup Dana Bartone & Company | p. 210 203-250-7709 www.danabartone.com Naomi’s Studio & Salon | p. 244 860-232-8900 www.salonnaomi.com

Ashley O’Dell Photography | p. 117 617-676-8227 www.aodell.com Bénédicte Verley Photography | p. 39 401-245-7091 www.mbvphotography.com Carla Ten Eyck Photography | p. 222 860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com Corinna Raznikov Photography | p. 29 508-748-3853 www.corinnaraznikov.com www.raznikovphotography.com Erin McGinn Photography | p. 196 www.erinmcginn.com

Event Co., The | p. 140 866-215-TENT, 978-283-4884 www.rentent.com New England Country Rentals | p. 241 781-990-6000 www.newenglandcountryrentals.com Newport Tent Company | p. 65 401-683-9160 www.newporttent.com

Reserve Modern Event Rental | p. 98 781-839-9740 www.reservemoderneventrental.com Rhode Island Rentals | p. 51 800-873-6888, 401-738-9731 www.rirental.com Ryan Designs | p. 264 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com Sperry Tents | p. 62 888-825-7542 www.sperrytents.com Table Toppers | p. 41 617-558-0008 www.ttnewton.com

Molly Lo Photography | p. 137 401-935-1385 www.mollylophotography.com

Resources

M. Studios | p. 27 401-954-0577 www.mstudiosri.com

Reverie Gallery | p. 182 www.reveriegallery.com

Rebecca Arthurs | p. 242 401-575-3396 www.rebecca-arthurs.com

Transportation

Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 188 401-524-7538 www.scolariphoto.com Sara Zarrella Photography | p. 105 401-398-2922 www.sarazarrella.com

Rentals

Invitations, Paper Goods & Gifts

Be Our Guest, Inc | p. 96 617-427-2700 - Boston 774-413-8558 - Cape Cod www.beourguestpartyrental.com

Coral Pheasant Stationery | p. 22 651-261-7251 www.coralpheasant.com

Chase Canopy | p. 202 800-649-2055 www.chasecanopy.com

RockStar Limo | p. 210 888-725-7871 www.rockstarlimo.net Valet Connection, The | p. 263 401-737-3898, 844-WE-VALET www.valetconnection.com Viking Tours & Transportation | p. 262 401-847-6921 www.vikingtoursnewport.com

Travel and Tourism NH Division of Travel and Tourism | p. 95

603-271-2665 visitnh.gov/wedding

Venue 9ofs | p. 162 617-482-9338 www.9ofs.com Alden Castle | p. 218 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Aspire Seasonal Kitchen | p. 135 401-521-3333 www.aspirerestaurant.com Ballroom at the Providence G, The | p. 214 401-585-8005 providenceg.com/venues/event-space Belle Mer | p. 218 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Botanical Center, The | p. 172 401-785-9450 x240 www.rogerwilliamsparkevents.com Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum | p. 101 401-253-2707 www.blithewold.org Borsari Gallery Cape Cod | p. 218 508-385-3434 www.borsarigallerycapecod.com Boston Harbor Hotel, The | p. 35 617-439-7000 www.bhh.com Boston Marriott Cambridge | p. 203 866-981-2740 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Long Wharf | p. 203 877-467-2616 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Quincy | p. 203 866-458-4984 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Public Library, The | p. 6 & 7 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl Casino at Roger Williams Park, The | p. 172 401-785-9450 x240 www.rogerwilliamsparkevents.com Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 81 401-847-1300 www.thechanler.com Chapel Grille Restaurant | p. 125 401-944-4900 www.chapelgrilleri.com

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directory Charles Hotel, The | p. 103 800-882-1818 www.charleshotel.com

Lombardo’s | p. 119 781-986-5000 www.lombardos.com

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 111 401-785-4333 www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com

Chatham Bars Inn | p. 254 508-945-0096, 800-527-4884 www.chathambarsinn.com

Longwood Events | p. 218 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, The | p. 23 617-574-7106 www.ritzcarlton.com/boston

Crowne Plaza Hotel | p. 156 401-732-6000 www.crownehotelwarwick.com

Marquee Events & Catering | p. 40 860-278-4466 www.marquee-ct.com

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa | p. 252 860-395-2000 www.saybrook.com

Colonnade Hotel, The | p. 113 617-424-7000, 617-425-3205 www.colonnadehotel.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 202 508-997-0046 www.whalingmuseum.org

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

Courtyard Boston Downtown | p. 203 866-459-3050 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

New Haven Lawn Club | p. 13 203-777-3494 www.nhlccatering.com

State Room | p. 218 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Exchange Conference Center, The | p. 85 617-790-1900 www.exchangeconferencecenter.com

Newport Marriott | p. 203 877-365-8475 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Gardens at Elm Bank, The | p. 140 617-933-4963 www.masshort.org

Newport Vineyards | p. 242 401-848-5161 www.newportvineyards.com

Stepping Stones Museum for Children | p. 128 203-899-0606 ext. 228 steppingstonesmuseum.org University Club, The | p. 232 401-331-3230 www.uclubprov.com

Newport Yachting Center | p. 133 401-846-2610 www.newportyachtingcenter.com

Venezia | p. 229 617-436-3120 www.veneziaboston.com

Nonantum Resort, The | p. 181 207-967-4050, 800-552-5651 www.nonantumresort.com

Wadsworth Mansion | p. 141 860-347-1064 www.wadsworthmansion.com

Palm Restaurant Boston | p. 123 617-867-9292 www.thepalm.com/Boston

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | p. 152 800-225-7125 www.wequassett.com

Glen Manor House | p. 243 401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com Harvard Art Museum | p. 253 781-763-1333 thecateredaffair.com/ venue/harvardartmuseums Hawthorne Hotel | p. 228 978-825-4358 www.hawthornehotel.com Hotel Providence | p. 135 401-861-8000 www.hotelprovidence.com Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 209 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com Independence Harbor | p. 139 508-644-2225, 800-287-8300 www.ihweddings.com Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 129 401-333-1300 www.eventsatkirkbrae.com Langham, The | p. 182 617-451-1900 www.boston.langhamhotels.com Linden Place | p. 196 401-253-0390 www.lindenplace.org

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Peabody Essex Museum | p. 107 978-745-9500, 978-542-1615 www.pem.org/venues Providence Biltmore | p. 10 & 11 401-455-3027 www.providencebiltmore.com Providence Public Library | p. 261 401-487-6173 www.morins.com/providence-public-library/ Quidnessett Country Club | p. 37 401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | p. 203 866-754-2029 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

Willowbend Country Club | p. 66 508-539-5000 www.willowbendcapecod.com Willowdale Estate | p. 88 978-887-8211 www.willowdaleestate.com Wychmere Beach Club | p. 218 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Videography Artistic Wedding Films | p. 43 877-819-0923 www.artisticweddingfilms.com

Navy, Chartreuse and Cream | p. 45 Stacie Shea Events, The Mack House, The Casual Gourmet, Jenny Packham, Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, Valentino, Monique Lhuiller, Saks Fifth Avenue, I Do Wedding Hair and Makeup, Jessica Haley, Beat Train Productions, Chatham Wayside Inn Dazzling Gold and Cream Tones | p. 48 L’élite, Lazaro, Jimmy Choo, Monique Lhullier, Men’s Wearhouse, Cherry Hill Florist, Felicia’s Perfect Setting, Maria Elena, Sassafrass Hair Salon Inc., Camelia LaFauci: Chanel Skincare, Trattoria Romana Blush and Gold Tones | p. 50 Hair and Make-up: Simply Gorgeous by Erin, Stonington Vineyards, Anne Barge, Ivy and Aster, Modern Trousseau, Maria Elena, Amsale, Haute Bride, Kirribilla, Badgley Mischka, TBW Models, RI A Gala Affair Sage Green and Blush | p. 52 Island Farm on Elihu Island, Adrienne O’Connor for Ruffles and Tweed, The Sultans of Swing, Scrumptions, First Student, Village Invites, Sunnyville Films, Giorgio Armani, Speak Louder, Jos A Bank, tiebar.com, the Gap, Hair: Posh Salon. Makeup: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library, Officiants: Ken Demario , B & M Catering, The Party People, Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa and The Inn at Stonington, Power Posse, Country Portables Emerald Green, Amethyst and Cream | p. 56 Bourne Farm, Courtney’s Floral Creations, Eat Your Heart Out Catering, Scratch Weddings, Steve Black Acoustics, Delicious Desserts, Hanson Ellis, Cape Destinations, Interrobang Letterpress, Boston Event Lighting, Kleinfeld Bridal, Sperry Sandals, J.Crew, Celebrations Salon, Rabbi Elias Lieberman, Marc Pellegrino, National Academy of the Sciences in Woods Hole, Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Luxury Loo Lovely Lavender, Shimmering Silver and White | p. 58 Katerina and Marina Kreatsoulas, Baltazar Entertainment, I Dream Of Jeanne, Athan’s European Bakery and Tabrizi Bakery, Wedding Paper Divas, David Josef Fashions, Reem Acra, Nine West, Adrianna Papell, My Suit, Kosmima Fine Jewelry, Sereba Designs, Hair: Studio 9, Makeup: Deb Houghton, Officiant: Aarash Zarrabi, The Ames Hotel Sophisticated Shades of Pink and Purple | p. 60 Jazz in the Air, The Cupcakerie, Amy’s Apples, Allure Invitations, Long Haul Films, L’Elite, Monique Lhuillier, Touch Ups, Amsale, Hugo Boss, Men’s Warehouse, Fringe Salon, Officiant: Lisa Ann DuKaten, Salvation Cafe Pretty Shades of Pink | p. 64 Sin, Leisure Limousine, Confetti Grey, Vows Bridal Outlet, Kate Spade, Allison Barbera Beauty, Officiant: Dylan Thompson, Le Central, Bristol Harbor Inn Gold, Fuchsia and Cream | p. 67 Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Alankar Event/Wedding Planners & Decorators, Shantilal & Sons, How Lovely Calligraphy, Minerva Indian Cuisine, I Do Linens, Boston Sound and Light Company, DJ Yogz , Flour Bakery, Lolli and Pops, Able Limousine, Waves Media, Sangeet Dress: Sheetal Designs, Wedding Dress: Saffron by Nidhi Tholia, Reception Dress: Sabyasachi, Sangeet: Oscar de la Renta, Wedding: Jimmy Choo, Reception: Giuseppe Zanotti, Demiche Beaute, Beauty by May Chin, Officiant: Jayant Sane, Hyatt Regency Boston, Harbor City Photo Booths Collegiate Crimson and Cream | p. 70 I Dream of Jeanne Cakes, Russo Tux Shop, Wedding Tresses, Pearl Vision Center Nautical Navy and Clean White | p. 72 Wilson Stevens, Boston Wedding Films, The Paper Store, Jude Woodle, Allegria Bridal, Bill Levkoff, Custom Joseph Abboud, Men’s Wearhouse, Chapins Earthy Green and Brilliant Bordeaux | p. 74 Stephanie Gallo Designs, Emery’s Catering Service, Mijos Taco Truck, Jenn Kitten Lombari, Amanda Mason Desserts, BHLDN, Enzo Angiolini, Adrianna Papell, Michael Kors, Anthropologie, W-Salon, Casey Bryan Blush Slate and Sage Green | p. 76 Waveny House, Fleurescent, Coastal Gourmet Catering, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, The Short Bus, Erica O’Brien Cake Design, Makers Mark, Gateway Limousine, Roseville Designs, Kiss The Bride Films, Christian Louboutin, Jenny Yoo, Vera Wang, J.Crew Weddings & Crewcuts, Tejani, Dora & Co., The Beauty Bar, Sal Fiore, Rive Bistro, Hotel Zero Degrees, The Courtyard Norwalk


Sparkling Silver and Greens | p. 78 Dwight Chapel at Yale University, Fleur de Lys Floral Company, Broadway Party Rentals, Party Rental Ltd., Rentals to Remember, Correlation Productions, Bock & Blu, JCakes, Chocopologie by Fritz Knipschildt, Antique Limousine, Thérese Saint Clair, Nancy Howell (Calligraphy), Stationery by Mark Lerner for Rag & Bone Shop, The Light Mill, Jim Hjelm, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, d.d. Nickel, Officiant: Julia Travers, ZINC, The Study at Yale Sunny Yellow, Cornflower Blue and Bright White | p. 80 Hilltop Family Farm, Stylish Blooms, Catering by Christine, Abbey Tents & Party Rentals, The Ivy Leaf, CT Party Pros, Red Eye Photo Booths, First Student Charter Bus Rental, SweetSights on Etsy, Kleinfeld Bridal, Monique Lhuillier, TOMS, Weddington Way, After Six Tuxedos, Jos A. Bank, Gemvara, GoldenSparrowDesign on Etsy, Shira Adler, Crystal Peak Cool Blue Hues | p. 82 Thee A-Team Entertainment, Thee A-Team Entertainment, Copley Chamber Players, Scrumptions, Little Birdie Papercraft, David’s Bridal, Galina Signature, Vera Wang, Crew Cuts by J.Crew, Officiant: Mitchell Riffkin Nautically Inspired Navy and Blush | p. 84 Ellen Belmont, Bakes & Baldwin Floral Company, Matthew Sirois, Creative Cakes by Donna, Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy, Katie Rossie, J.Crew, H&M, Monsoon, Hair: Bridget Morris, Makeup: Nina Midlik Makeup Artistry, Officiant: Dr. Louis Rossi II, Matthew Sirois, The Copper Beech Inn Sky Blue Sea Green and Cream | p. 86 New York Yacht Club, Eturnity Band, Confectionery Designs, Needle in a Haystack Dallas, William Arthur, Abby Hines, Summer Wind, Neiman Marcus, Amsale, DSW, Vineyard Vines, Joseph A. Banks, Officiant: Reverend Erik Larsen, Hotel Viking, Best Western Mulberry Red, Champagne and Peach | p. 89 Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies, Dr. Lizary Rodriguez, Frederick’s Pastries, The Whoo(pie) Wagon, McGinn Bus Company, Michael’s Limousine Co., Elli, Cristina’s Bridal, Romona Keveza, J.Crew, Badgley Mischka, Jim Hjelm Occassions, Joseph A. Bank, M. Flynn, Tracey Castrichini, Dawna Kraft, Stoddard H. Melhado, Nix’s Newburyport Restaurant, DoubleTree Boston North Shore, ShutterBooth Photo Booth Delicate Blush Tones and Muted Grays | p. 92 Stoneblossom, Beantown, Scrumptions, Crosstown Press, Spencer Productions, Experience Rhode Island, Gabriella New York Salon, Anna Maier, Charles Bunstine, BCBG, Canalli, Jos. A Banks, The Towers, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, United Parking, C&S Portable Restrooms Garden Greens and Slate Gray | p. 94 Hair: Studio 9, Make-up: Kara Kaminski, Stapleton Florist, Derek Wiles, Amsale, Musette Bridal, Bostonian Jewelers, Good Will and Them Apples, Men’s Wearhouse, Heirloom Pictures, Invitations and Co., Modern Pastry, Boston Trolley, The Bean Counter Vineyard Romance | p. 100 Truro Vineyards, Sumptuous Events &Catering, Party Cape Cod, DJ William “Beejay” Kendall – TSG Weddings, Etsy, BHLDN, Miu Miu, Tory Burch, Acne Dress, Kate Spade, Burlington Coat Factory, Hair by the Sea, Beginnings by Kathy, Ceraldi Italian Chef’s Table, Harbor Hotel Provincetown Woodsy Reunion | p. 102 Goddard Memorial State Park, Personal Touch Florist, Mirage Design, Carl Anthony Tuxedo A History of Love | p. 104 Always in Bloom Flower and Gift Shoppe, Beat Train Productions, Itty Bitty Bake Shop, Robin’s Limousine Inc., Goosefish Press, Inc., Amsale, Tina Lang Creations, L’Elite, Astor & Black, Men’s Wearhouse, Orlanda’s International Day Spa & Hair, Sandra Echevarria, Wingfield Chamber Players, Waterfront Grille, Fairfield Inn and Suites Museum Muse | p. 106 Evans Flowers, Hawthorne Catering, Boston Event Lighting, Wilson Stevens, Montilio’s Baking Company, Anca Milchis, Jon Tibbert, BHLDN, Renz Bridal, Read and White, Kristin Hanson, Pauline Sonenshine, Wedding Tresses, Officiant: Michelle Lydon, Adriatic Restaurant and Bar, Stepping Stone Inn, 20th Century Illuminations, Celebrate With Story, Simply Silhouettes Modern Floral | p. 108 Sonal J Shah Event Consultants, Design House Décor, Golden Gate Studios, Raman

Bhairson Catering, DJ Gaurav LLC, Sin Desserts, Scialo’s Bakery, Invitations were made in India, Robles Video Productions, Garba outfit: Paris (Surat, India), Wedding saree: Benzer (Bombay, India), Reception outfit: Kalki (Bombay, India), Bridesmaid sarees: custom made in Surat, Grooms wedding outfit: Benzer (Bombay, India), Groom reception: Nordstrom, Tiffany’s, Omega Watches, SIA Jewellery, Hair/Makeup: Sonia C, Elite Spa Skin Rejuvenation, Officiant: Mr. Mahesh Shelat, Photo Booth: Viral Booth Perfectly Parisian | p. 112 Amy Kimball Events, AV Presentations, Boston Lyric Opera’s Production Department, ToUch Performance Art, BLO artists, Marquis Design, ALPS, Goodwin Group PR, Citi Performing Arts Center (SM) Wang & Shubert Theatres City Love | p. 116 Lotus Design, Night Shift Entertainment, The Icing On the Cake, Kolbo, Hair: Salon Marc Harris, Make-up: Caitlin Murphy, Lucca Back Bay, Rabbi: David Kudan Modern Magnetism | p. 118 MC Billy Costa, Simplistic Charm, ALPS, Mark Greel Band, The Beezlebubs Acapella Group, Germantown Group, Alladin Group Sequin Splendor | p. 120 In Bloom at Quality Fruitland, Ocean State Rental, Ultrapom Event Rental, DJ MaShane Mobile DJ Service, David Ricci, In Bloom at Quality Fruitland, Touch of Class, Chica’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Hair: Jennifer Medeiros, Makeup: Kate Pestana, Officiant: Reverend Steve Classically Elegant | p. 122 Petal Floral Design, K2 Band, New England Corvette Rentals, Joseph’s Limousine & Transportation, Bella Figura/Gus & Ruby Letterpress, EcA Productions, La Reine Bridal, Theia, The Essence, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, Charles Tyrwhitt of London, Brooks Brothers, Zone4Kids, Loxx by Justine, Beautiful You Make-up, Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Reverend George Butera, Deacon Joseph Belmonte, Soprano: Rose-Antoinette Bellino, Mezze Soprano: Abigail Shaughnessy, Organist: Christopher Pelonzi, Trumpet: Ron Christianson, String Quartet: Beth Welty, Lisa Lederer, Mimi Rabson, Tim Roberts, Legal Harborside, Boston Duck Tours, Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Carvedwithwhimsy on Etsy, Nashoba Valley Winery Soho Sophistication | p. 124 Shoreline AV, World Premier Band, Auctioneer: Paul Zekos, The Zekos Group Renewed Retro | p. 126 Luxe Event Rentals, Port Lighting, White Label DJs, ToUch Performance Art, Everett Design, Hair: Sal Malafronte at Mario Russo; Makeup Jen Opteka at Sarra Spa Relaxed Romance | p. 130 The Sullivan House, 1-800Flowers.com, Block Island Gourmet, Boston Common Band, Desserts: The Popcorn Factory, Cheryl & Co., Block Island Bus, Fine Stationary, Frame & Anchor, The Wedding Salon of Manhasset, Jenny Yoo, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Koru Eco Spa, Rev. Julia Messer, Father James Ferry, The Surf Hotel, The Manisses Hotel Seaside Clambake | p. 132 Herreshoff Museum, Ken Freeman, Missoni, Moss Salon Winter Wonder | p. 134 The Enchanted Florist, Paper Moon Invitations, LM Productions, Steve Anthony and Persuasion, The Dance Floor DJ’s, Sin, Simply Dainty, Badgley Mischka, Alexia Couture, Simply Vera Wang, Tion Design, Madeline Gardner, Hudson Furs, Wishing Well Bridal, Perry Ellis, Anthony’s House of Formals, Hair: Rebecca Minutelli, Make-up: Danielle Guadagno, Spa: Dina DiLuciano, Hitched!, DJ Valentina Marianetti, E’s Divine Pet Salon, Georgette Hutchins, Phillip Faroane, Rev. Michael A. Colello, Spain Restaurant, East Greenwich Animal Protection League Vibrant Vision | p. 136 Artistry Boston, Primrose Floral, Event Illuminations, Hellenic Sounds, Thanasi Kotsias on clarinet with additional Greek band members, Black Tie Limousine, Mark Harris Stationers, Alexandra’s Boutique, Men’s Wearhouse, Mr. Tux, Zone4Kids, Earrings from Bloomingdales, Rings from Ilias Lalaounis, Alicia Ippoliti Dela Motte, Danielle Austin, Corbu Spa & Salon, Officiants: Father Nicholas Krommydas, Father Andrew George, and Father Evaggelos Feggoulis, Riverview Chamber Players, Top of the Hub, Courtyard Marriott Cambridge Modern Opulence | p. 138 Audio Media Solutions, Tres Chic Events, Dragonfly Wedding Flowers and Event Décor, Lindsey Limousine, Yes I Do! Exclusive Invitations, Adam Flaherty Videography, Kleinfeld,

Maggie Sottero Dress, Designer Loft, Formals by Antonio, Makeup: Karina Marquis, Ceci Nails, Rehearsal dinner: Firebox Restaurant, Officiants: Rev. Robert Boulter and Dennis Scheifele, Marriott Residence Inn Downtown Hartford, The Hilton Downtown Hartford Vintage Summer by The Sea | p. 153 Beach Plum Floral, Groove Authority, ColorQuarry, SH Videography, Claire Pettibone, Badgley Mischka, LulaKate, Bird Dog Bay Neckwear, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Artworx Hair Design, Jennifer Hathaway Makeup Artistry, Arion Alston All Dressed in White | p. 157 Charles River Country Club, PBD Event Rentals, Boston Uplights, Klass Universal Entertainment, Music Management, Cakes to Remember, LTI Worldwide Limousine, The Original Party Trolley of Boston, VPNE Valet Service, Invitations & Company, Berta Bridal, Aruna Seth, Hugo Boss, Kerri Verrochi, Jennifer Tawa, Claudia Moriel, Barbara Kahn, Bokx 109, Hotel Indigo, Batch Ice Cream A Family-Style Fête | p. 160 Gerald’s Farm Exeter, RI, Wildwood Nursery & Garden Center, Frank R. Camera, Felicia’s Perfect Setting, C & S Portable Restrooms, Block Island Cigar, Vesna Longton, O’Crepe, Ripcord band, Scrumptions Inc., Only The Finest Cookies and Candies Inc., Mike Picard Motion Pictures, Eloquence Fine Jewelry & Gifts Secret Garden | p. 163 Revere Hotel: Space 57, Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Party by Design, Tommy Wholesale Products, James Joseph Salon, Project Orange Band, Creative Event Services, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, No Regrets, Inviting Company, Boston Wedding Films, Kleinfeld, Jenny Yoo, Rabbi David Kudan, Rich DiMare Trio, Four Seasons Hotel, and Marriott Courtyard Sixteen Candles | p. 166 Artists for Humanity Epicenter, Gourmet Caterers, DJ Kinfe, Georgetown Cupcakes, BCBG, Jimmy Choo, Cartier, Jeannie Vincent Makeup, Blo Dry A Sparkling Summer Setting | p. 168 Creative Endeavors, Soho/Night Shift Entertainment, Julie DeWalt/Gather & Co., Pamela Ortega, Mark Ingram Atelier, Peter Langner, Amsale, Ermenegildo Zegna, Coren Moore, Deco Jewels, Luxxe Beauty Lounge, Angela Vescera, Rev. Shelley D. McDade, Rev. Jonathan Huyck, Waterman Grille, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Omni Hotel Providence Romance In Bloom | p. 170 New Leaf Hair Studio, Night Rhythm, Villa One Twenty, Meredith Talbot, Harbor Sweets, The Ultimate, Jos. A. Bank, Pastor Christopher Ziegler, Willy’s Burger Bar & Rotisserie, Gas Lamp Grille Rustic Romance | p. 173 Lauren James Events, Hatch Creative Studio, Elan Artists - The Elements, DJ Chris Devine, Kon Limousine Service, Cape Destinations, The Paper Perfectionist, Vera Wang, Trussini, Boyds Philadelphia, Mischka Aioki, Govberg Jewelers, Barbara Ellick, Makeup: Julie Kate & Co., Makeup: Deb Houghton, Officiants: Rabbi Hirsch Cohen and Reverend James David, AJ Edwards Natural Elegance | p. 178 Coastal Gourmet Catering, Party Rental, Ltd., La Tavola Linen, Harmonia Strings, Elegant Occasions DJ, Bridgewater Chocolate, Durham School Services, Beverly Hills Limousine of CT, Lettres Stationery of Distinction, DMO Films, Oscar de la Renta, Jimmy Choo, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers, Maria Elena, Haute Bride, Maureen Sullivan, Jennie Fresa, Mark Linehan, New Britain Museum of American Art, Inn at Middletown La Vie En Rose | p. 183 Castle Hill Inn, Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design, Sultans of Swing, Confectionery Designs, Photobooth Planet, Bloom Charter Service, Smock, Buzz Media, Vera Wang, Amsale, Wedding Library, My.Suit, Pink Princess, Leslie Berman, Inc., Hair: Luxx Beauty Bar, Makeup: Beauty Muse Bridal, Officiant: Kezia Bacon, Music Performance Service, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, Del’s Frozen Lemonade Classic Beauty | p. 186 Jennie Kay Beauty, Newport Restaurant Group, BHLDN, DJ Scotty P, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Favors: Donations to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island, Parris Chic Boutique, Chris & Amanda Memories RI Photography, Jenny Packham, Everthine Bridal Boutique,

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Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces, Twigs & Honey, Badgley Mischka from Nordstrom, Men’s Wearhouse, Officiant: Gaby Abbate, Ceremony Music: Tim White, Rehearsal Dinner: Galilee Beach Club Literary Love | p. 189 James Hansen, Occasionally Cake, Nuage Designs, Frost Productions, Klass Entertainment, Inviting Company, Stacey Frasca, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Cheree Berry Paper, Lynn Graham Designs, One Fund Boston, Ceremony, Ginger Brasher-Cunningham City Sophistication | p. 192 Lotus Floral Events, Cakes to Remember, Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Charlotte & Company, Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies, No Regrets Invitations, Allegria Bridal, Menbur, Men’s Wearhouse, DePrisco Jewelry, G2O Spa & Salon, Officiant: Barbara Kahn An Affair to Remember | p. 194 Em Devaud Events, Toni Chandler Flowers & Events, Beantown Band, No Regrets, Christina’s, Romona Keveza, LulaKate, Nordstrom, To The Nines, Jennie Kay Beauty, Rachael Rubin of Beauty PaRLR, Rabbi Seth Phillips, Sardellas, Candid Photo Booth, Cigar Factory Gatsby-Era Glamour | p. 197 GQ and the Lady, Colin Nagle, Nana’s Gelato, Men’s Wearhouse, Badgley Mischka, Mary Ann Jewelry, Femme Fatale, Fr. Brian Shanley, O.P. President of Providence College, Mary O’Brien (vocals), Sherry Humes Dane (organ), Pot Au Feu Garden Party | p. 200 Emery’s Catering, Moondance Productions, Confectionism, The Stylish Scribe, L’Elite, Couture Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Lindsay Griffin, Dani Wagener, ShutterBooth Vintage-Era Elegance | p. 205 Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, MM Ink, Millennium Music, Jolie Rocke Brown, Lapis Luna and Doug Acosta, Elan Artists, Liquid Assets/Stephen Wilson via MKTG Inc., Kenneth Pool, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, Lazaro, Here Comes the Bridesmaid, Us Angels, Nordstrom, Klim Jewelry, Salty Dog Barber & Shave, Vantage Point Films, Tony’s Antique Wedding Cars, Luxe Event Rentals, Brush Hill Tours, La Tavola Linen Party Rental LTD, Laduree, Steamboat Inn, Whaler’s Inn, Skipper’s Dock Restaurant Seaside Shimmer | p. 212 Azalea Events, Sara’s Glam Squad Salon, Blooms Flower Shoppe, Let Them Eat Cake, Charisma Band, Reem Acra, Badgley Mischka, Encore! String Trio, Minted, BHLDN, Men’s Wearhouse Glitz and Glam | p. 215 Green Dahlia, Erica O’Brien Cake Design, Taste by Spellbound, d.d. Nickel, Jennie Kay Beauty, La Tavola, Lula Kate, J. Crew, Etsy, Kate Spade, Ban.do Sweet November Nuptials | p. 220 Designing Images Florist, Wilson Stevens Productions, Beantown Band, Montilio’s Baking Company, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Plan-it Parties Inc., Clean Canvas Media, Anne Barge “Waverly”, Kleinfeld Bridal; Kate Spade, Bill Levkoff, Here Comes the Bridesmaid, Sebastien Grey, J.Crew, Jennie Kay Beauty, Mario Badescu, Rabbi Joseph Meszler Sea of Love | p. 223 Michael Alan Films, Simply Letterpressed, Sakura Paper Inc., Salve Regina University, Hungry Pilgrim Oysters, Wedding Tresses, Boston Common Band, Castle Hill Inn, DeScenza Diamonds, Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo, Shoshanna, C. Wonder, Olive and Fern, Brooks Brothers, The Belle and The Beau, Pilgrim Express, South County Trolley Endless Love | p. 226 Lizzy Desibia Greene, Dawson Entertainment, Ten31, Allie’s Donuts, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, Experience RI, United Parking LLC, Minted, AllureAlexandra’s Boutique, Blu by Betsey Johnson, Men’s Wearhouse, Makeup: Mineko Makeup Artistry, Hair: Chrome NY Salon, Lorraine Kane, Peter Ciorlano Southern Charm| p. 230 The Hartford Golf Club, Taylor Rental Center, True Blue, NYC, Michael’s Limo, Premier Limousine, Mrs. John L. Strong Fine Stationery, Admire Design, Buzz Media, Monique Lhuillier, Mark Ingram Atelier, Amsale, Alexis Bittar, Manolo Blahnik, Debra Moreland, Valentino, Brooks Brothers, Lux Bond & Green, Milano Salon & Day Spa, Reverend Steven Savides, Divina Strings Chamber Ensemble, The Hill-Stead Museum, The Hartford Marriott, Connecticut Cigar Company

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