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BLISS PUBLICATIONS CELEBRATIONS ANNUAL ISSUE 2016

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COLOR WONDER

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Sumptuous color combinations touch every element of a truly magical event, from

the lush florals, and inspired invitation suites, to chic fashions and luxurious linens.

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BLISS L O V E S T H I S !

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STYLE SOPHISTICATION Find inspiration in the unique and thoughtful

details that create a cohesive atmosphere

in these elegant weddings & events.

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DIVINE BY DESIGN No detail was spared at these

spectacular occasions, here, an exclusive look at some of the most stylish and inventive weddings and events to dazzle and inspire you.

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I NSPIRED COLLABORAtION Find inspiration in the unique and thoughtful

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CELEBRATING EvERy dETAIL It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide, your ultimate resource for planning fresh, modern, and spectacular weddings and events in New England. This year’s issue was a joy to produce due to the abundance of fabulous weddings and events created by New England’s finest event professionals. As you pour over the beautiful pages of Bliss Celebrations Guide 2016, I know you will be as inspired as I was by the creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and trend-setting ideas brought to you by the most innovative and creative vendors in the industry. Each photo will inspire you to create the wedding or event of your dreams. The best part is the information you need to find those who can make it all happen is right at your fingertips! “Uniqueness” is definitely the trend in this season’s celebrations. On almost every page where we highlight a wedding or event, you will notice a personal touch. For instance, bridesmaids’ dresses no longer match: you will see dresses in coordinating colors in a variety of styles or patterns. Couples choose menus created with local farm-to-table ingredients, including gluten free fare. Signature cocktails or bourbon and whiskey bars added that personal touch to an event, along with custom designed cakes and sweets that topped off the end to each occasion. Unique touches can be found in the event details, from custom linens and tabletops to stylized lounge areas with distinct furnishings adding to the one-of-a-kind look. And lastly, the floral designs were just spectacular this year! From abundant, locally-sourced bouquets, to gorgeous hanging florals and draping to go with custom lighting creating an unforgettable “vision.” As you ogle over the visual eye-candy on the pages of this edition of Bliss Celebrations Guide 2016, the creative details will be helpful in planning and designing your own spectacular and memorable wedding or event. And the best part is that all you have to do is contact the inspiring event professionals so they can do the same for you! Enjoy this issue! Wishing you a year filled with much joy, happiness, and remarkable and memorable events!

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Color WON DE R

Sumptuous color combinations touch every element of a truly magical event,

from the lush florals, and inspired invitation suites, to chic fashions and luxurious linens.

bouquet by Flowers by Semia photographed by Tiffany Medrano


GLISTENING

gold

GLAMOROUS GOLD TONES give luster,

refinement, and a feeling of luxury to create a perfectly polished soirée. 1 A fanciful

place setting from Peterson Party Center in contrasting gold patterns paired with a sequin

linen from Table Toppers has a glamorous effect.

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2 An elegant script typeface dances on gilded

paper on this regal invitation suite designed by The Paper Perfectionist.

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3 Dazzling arm candy by

Haute Bride available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture. 4 This two tone, 14-karat

gold, yellow diamond ring is absolutely stunning.

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Available at Long’s Jewelers.

5 & 6 Entertain

with style and set the table with Graffito ceramics paired with 18-karat gold glazed chargers, accent pieces, and espresso cups. Handmade in Italy. Reg-

ister for them at Giardini di Sole. 7 Layered gold bangles glisten with diamonds. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

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8 This sequined bridesmaid gown by

Amsale looks like liquid gold. Available at The Plumed Serpent Bridal.

9 A fairytale ball gown

with Italian embroidery by Liancarlo pairs perfectly with sparkling accessories. All from The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed by Justin &

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Mary The Weddings. 10 An extraordinary golden enchanted forest designed by Michele Mottola

Events Consulting with fl oral design by Marc

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Hall Design is truly luxurious. Photographed by Genevieve de Manio.

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SWEET

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shades of Pantone's 2016 color of the year,

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are soothing, serene, and absolutely stunning.

1 Encompassing every paper detail, Coral Pheasant

Design + Stationery crafted clever website an-

nouncement cards. Photographed by Danny Kash.

2 & 3 A classic bridesmaid silhouette in pale blue,

by Hayley Paige Occasions, is timeless and a strik-

ing ice blue gown by Sareh Nouri is a fresh take on the traditional ball gown, and a Both available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture. 4 A fun

and trendy mix of Donna Morgan bridesmaid gowns perfect for a spring or summer wedding from The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed by Carla Ten Eyck.

5 Delicate Roberto Coin earrings could

be your something new or blue. Available at Long’s

Jewelers. 6 A summery bouquet of cool blue flora

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designed by Sayles Livingston Design. Photographed by Erin McGinn.

7 Creamy fondant cake

by Ana Parzych Cakes is topped with delicate

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hand-sculpted sugar flowers. Photographed by Craig Warda.

8 A rustic barn gets dressed

up with icy blue chiffon draping by Tribe

Design + Events. Photographed by Kate Preftakes.

9 Edgy meets glam with a custom

designed headpiece and arm candy by DA Couture Jewelry Bouquets and Accessories. Makeup by Naomi’s Studio & Salon.

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Photographed by Paul Tortora.

10 A serene

tablescape features an organza runner, silver

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chiavari chairs, and ivory flatware from New England Country Rentals. Photographed by Rachel May.


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Romantic

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dreamy rose Quartz—the warmer

shade of Pantone’s color of the year—and all its nuanced tones, evokes a sense of

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peace and poise. 1 A beautiful fondant cake

is adorned with delicate cascading hand-sculpted

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sugar roses, dahlias, berries, vines and leaves by Ana Parzych Cakes. Photographed by Elizabeth Messina.

2 Glitzy rose gold teardrop earrings by

Haute Bride. Available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

3 A rosy sea of chiffon dresses,

with bouquets designed by Sayles Livingston Design, was photographed at Glen Manor House by Erin McGinn. 4 Glam up your dinners with blush

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Rodi flatware. Register for them at Giardini di Sole.

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5 Relax and enjoy the view in this custom event lounge designed by Ryan Designs. Photographed by Studio 1923.

6 & 7 Blissful bridesmaids look

elegant in a primrose English net gown completed

with a glittery belt, and a trendy one-shoulder, above-the-knee dress in rose lace. Both by Hayley Paige Occasions. Available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

8 An ethereal bouquet

in soft blush hues designed by Farrissey Floral

Design is utterly romantic. Photographed by House of Lubold Photography.

9 A handcrafted invitation

suite sets the tone for celebration designed by The

Paper Perfectionist. Photographed by Annmarie Swift.

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10 An embellished long sleeve sparkle

confetti tulle ball gown with tiered skirt by Monique Lhuillier is glamorous and graceful. Available at The Plumed Serpent Bridal.

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SILVER

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captivate and dazzle with sparkle and

splendor. 1 Glittering stacks of diamond eternity

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bands from Long’s Jewelers make it hard to choose just one.

2 & 3 Bridesmaids look graceful

in gray in a romantic lace fitted bodice paired with a flowing tulle skirt, by Jenny Yoo, and a Gatsbylike, fully-beaded gown, by Adrianna Pappel. Both

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available at The White Dress by the Shore.

4 A custom-designed jeweled bouquet, by DA

Couture Bridal Jewelry Bouquets and Acces-

sories, is a glitzy twist on the traditional floral bouquet. Event Design by Erica Powell of Reverie Gallery. Photographed by Danny Kash.

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dreamy off-the-shoulder ball gown with illusion cap sleeves features a straight neckline with a ruched tulle bodice by Sareh Nouri. Available at

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A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

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pearlescent five-tier cake is exquisitely decorated

with painted textured borders and white rose sugar flowers by Ana Parzych Cakes. Photgraphed by Melani Lust.

7 Make heads turn with this

stunningly beautiful diamond engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers.

8 A classic gray suit and

all-white boutonniere, designed by Farrissey

Floral Design, make the groom look oh-so-

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dapper. Photographed by House of Lubold Photography.

9 An elegant place setting

with silver Victorian charger and silver accent china, from Peterson Party Center,

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Passionate

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Deep aubergine infuses sophistication

and richness into every item it touches. 1 A

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shaved vegetable salad with asparagus, radish, carrot, and pickled spring onion is both colorful

and delectable. From Russell Morin Catering &

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Events. Photographed by Erin McGinn. 2 A Jaipur

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amethyst cocktail ring is a nod to art deco flair. By

Marco Bicego from Long’s Jewelers. 3 & 4 Ruffles

and an asymmetrical hem add a dash of playfulness to this dress by Jenny Yoo. A plum lace sleeveless Amsale gown is perfect for any autumn or winter

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fête. Both available at The White Dress by the Shore.

5 A swanky event lounge is lush with tex-

ture and rich with color. From Reserve Modern Event Rental. Photographed by Lea St. Germain.

6 Mouthwatering poached fig and arugula salad prepared by MAX Ultimate Food. 7 Dusty purples

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are combined in this beautiful bouquet by Flowers by Semia. Photographed by Tiffany Medrano. 8 A

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youthful twist on classic white ceramics adds pizazz to your table by Giovanna d’Alo of Puglia. Register for them and available at Giardini di Sole.

9 Savory

roasted beet bisque topped with an herb and goat

cheese timbale prepared by Blackstone Caterers. Photographed by Molly Lo.

10 For a unique cake

topper, DA Couture Jewelry Bouquets and Ac-

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cessories created a one-of-a-kind jeweled bouquet full of sparkle. Photographed by Val McCormick.

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2 A wall of lush greens designed by

Winston Flowers replaces the traditional escort

card table. Photographed by Suzanna March. 3 Bite-

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sized Moroccan spiced lamb baguettes topped with green olive tapenade, preserved lemon, and micro

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5 This woodland-inspired paper story is

fit for the outdoorsy adventurer by The Paper Perfectionist.

6 A vintage floral print creates a

modern twist on this Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dress from The White Dress by the Shore. 7 Short and

sassy, this Jenny Yoo dress from The White Dress by the Shore is perfect for spring.

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sake martini crafted by Capers Catering is refreshing and pretty to look at!

9 An asparagus

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sautĂŠed leeks, from Blackstone Caterers,

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SOFT SAGE AND SHIMMERING GOLD

Modern gold metallic dĂŠcor and soft green and white florals harmonize with the historic architecture at Chapel Grille in Cranston, Rhode Island photographed by Sabrina Scolari


The Chapel Grilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aweinspiring vaulted ceilings accented by hand-painted gold filigree stenciling and a gold mosaic tiled wall was the muse for this styled shoot. This striking backdrop juxtaposed with soft greenery and white blooms arranged by Rachael Sirois, of Farrissey Floral Design, achieved the perfect balance of sophistication and femininity. Delicate lace linens provided by Rhode Island Rentals complemented the luster of the gold vases and mercury glass votives enhancing the natural beauty of the dining room. Known for their culinary excellence, the talented chefs at Chapel Grille prepared a savory menu that catered to each of the seasons and included pistachio encrusted rack of lamb and raw oysters. A display of petite sweets featured Chapel Grilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular specialties such as chocolate cake pops, seasonal tartlets, and mini cheesecakesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the perfect finishing touch for any event.


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CRANBERRY, SAGE AND PLUM

Rich hues pop against the historic facade of the Stone House in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

With a view that looks out onto the vast ocean, Gillian and Bennett fell in love with the Stone House, and the colors of the stormy seas and the waves as they crashed ashore. Inspired by the ceiling at Grand Central Station, they found an antique star map which was used to design their invitation suite and inspire the rest of the décor. Wanting each fl oral arrangement to look wild, Gillian requested that florist, Semia Dunne, from Flowers by Semia, not use any white flowers. Instead, white linens were dressed up with vibrant arrangements of deep red dahlias, blackberry branches, and other greenery, in vases that were made by the groom. ”We worked a lot with our planner at Russell Morin Catering & Events to source local ingredients, grass-fed beef, local bluefish, and vegetables from local farms.

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They worked seamlessly with us to create a real ‘farm-totable’ feast,” Gillian raved.


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GLISTENING GOLDS AND CRIMSON REDS

Warm, rich tones evoke romance and grandeur at this traditional Hindu wedding.

After her first glance of the ballroom at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Anjali knew she wanted something grand, elaborate, and regal. Having no particular color theme in mind, she looked to event planner, Alexis Eliopoulos O'Mara, owner of Unique Weddings by Alexis to assist with all the details. Rich, crimson red and dark pink rose petals, and votive candles lined the aisle leading to the altar which was decorated with magnificent gold urns bursting with an abundance of red roses. In the reception space, similar arrangements of roses and draped crystals graced every table. Votive candles were scattered throughout the ballroom creating a warm, romantic ambiance. “The bold and rich color palette complemented by the twinkle from the crystal accents was the perfect fit for the bride’s

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playful and sparkling personality,” Eliopoulos O'Mara remembered.


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VIVID FUCHSIA, VIOLET AND ORANGE

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Colors of the sunset form a flawless color story for this early autumn wedding at 9OFS in Boston.

Nature provides us with breathtaking color stories every day, and it was the warm hues of the sunset that inspired the colors of this wedding at 9OFS. The ceremony took place outside on the terrace overlooking Boston's cityscape. Each bridesmaid wore a gown that represented a different color of the sunset. The team at SD Events worked closely with the florist to continue the color story through the floral design. Inside the event space, vibrant blooms in all shades of the sunset adorned every table. The couple concluded their ceremony with a French ribbon cutting—a unique tradition that represents the ability to tackle obstacles together as husband and wife. “Not only was that a moving addition to our ceremony, but it also gave us the opportunity to use big bold ribbons in our color palette to make the moment perfect,” Rebecca recalled.

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VIBRANT CORAL AND RICH GREEN

Spring was in full bloom at this sophisticated Boston Harbor Hotel wedding.

Serena and Phil didn’t have a particular color palette in mind at the start of their wedding planning adventure. They put their trust in event designer, Edna Dratch-Parker, of EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design and the result was nothing short of spectacular. “I chose a color theory that refl ected the vibrant sophistication of the couple,” said Dratch-Parker. “Edna guided us along the way through all the details like flowers and linens and preselecting fabrics and colors that she thought we would like. Seeing the elegant design helped to solidify what we wanted our event to look and feel like,” said Serena. Guests were greeted by large glass pillars holding lush greenery and coral fl owers. In the ballroom, champagne linens made the centerpieces of green and coral flowers pop. Each table number featured

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a hand drawn illustration of the beautiful arch at the Boston Harbor Hotel.


FEAtuREd VEndoRs venue Boston Harbor Hotel event planning & design EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design floral design Orly Khon Floral accommodations Boston Harbor Hotel See resources for additional vendors.


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CHAMPAGNE SHIMMER AND BLUSH

Metallic elements combined with rose quartz hues and fresh greenery create a luxe ambiance at Aria.

Erica Powell of Reverie Gallery had a vision to design a wedding filled with over-thetop glamour that was both luxurious and romantic. ”I wanted to design a gorgeous ceremony area using Aria’s existing ceremony structure, a beautiful outdoor lounge area with flowing greenery, a formal table setting, and lots of unique touches throughout,” Powell explained. Bridesmaids wore full beaded evening gowns in varying silhouettes while the bride donned a blush pink gown featuring a beaded bodice and chiffon train. Sparkling custom-made jewel bouquets by DA Couture Bridal Jewelry and accessories replaced fresh floral bouquets. Tables adorned with candelabra centerpieces held an abundance of white flowers and greenery. The outdoor lounge was the epitome of luxury with a

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mantle that was covered in lush foliage surrounded by a tufted settee and chair.


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CELESTIAL GRAYS AND GOLD

The vision: an intimate celebratory dinner on windswept dunes under the supermoon.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;For this project we drew inspiration from the natural and mystical, the earthly and celestial. The ethereal nature of the moonlit experience is grounded by the presence of naturally occurring elements of rock, bone and wood,â&#x20AC;? explained Leah Kenney of Tribe Design + Events. Layered linens in varying textures of metallic gold silk covered an oversized table from Peterson Party Center. Organic elements such as various geodes, lavender, and weathered antlers were paired with modern white serving bowls and gold flatware. A pop of green was introduced into the color palette with a textured centerpiece of succulents and other ocean inspired flora. The menu was designed to marry land and sea while keeping with the color theory. Alder smoked sea salt along with other raw salts in earthy tones were lined up in nesting

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trays, creating a smoky aroma reminiscent of a summer bonfire.


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BLUSH PINK AND SOFT GOLD

A soft color theory created an ethereal vibe for this wedding at Willowbend Country Club on Cape Cod.

With pink being her favorite color, Arielle wanted to find a way to incorporate this hue while still keeping the wedding formal. Romantic shades of pink that fade into cream with touches of gold was the stunning palette for this summer black tie wedding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karen Taddei of Lilacs created the soft feel that I was hoping for in the flowers. It was her idea to add candles and to drape crystals in the centerpieces to really incorporate a romantic feel,â&#x20AC;? Arielle expressed. For a fun twist, two different styles of linens were used on the tables, including a floorlength pink sequin linen that covered each cocktail table. A rose gold font danced on shimmery gold menu cards designed by The Pink Polka Dot and informed guests what they would be feasting on that day. From paper to

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pastry the color theory was carried out elegantly.


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SEA GREEN, WHITE AND BLUSH

Seaside hues inspired by the shores of an intimate inn set a joyful and relaxing tone at this coastal wedding.

Most of Devon and Jason’s free time is spent at Devon’s family home by the sea in Rhode Island. Inspired by the tranquility and views of the inn, they decided on sea greens with pops of blush and white. Em Devaud of Em Devaud Events was key in bringing the color story to life by collaborating with Exquisite Events on décor and styling. “When I first met with the clients, they wanted a vintage seaside theme for their wedding. As planning progressed, they became drawn to that sea green color in particular, shifting the design and focusing more on the sophisticated styling of the colors,” Devaud explained. A gorgeous white Sperry Tent came to life with delicate floral arrangements and gauzy draping and created a sense of old world romance by the sea. Such details, paired

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with the soft color palette, truly reflected the couple’s easy style and sophistication.


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AUBERGINE, LAVENDER AND EMERALD

Ombre purple popped against cream and emerald green in the new event space at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Since the bride loves the regal elegance of purple, she chose aubergine as the focal color for her wedding. In the reception space, olive branches were placed in tall glass vases that were set upon long farm tables, while smaller fl oral arrangements in various shades of purple and cream were scattered throughout providing depth and color. The table design was continued onto the walls of the event space with textured projections by Ormonde Productions. “The New Bedford Whaling Museum offers such a unique setting. The reception took place in the venue’s new addition overlooking the harbor. The views from the two decks were spectacular— it was the icing on the cake!” exclaimed the mother of the bride and event planner, Kathy Sheridan. Guests feasted on a delicious dinner crafted by Russell Morin

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Catering & Events before dancing the night away!


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Vibrant bouquets in autumnal hues complement the surrounding foliage and soft candlelight at Kirkbrae Country Club.

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photographed by Sara Zarrella Inspired by the rich colors of autumn, Lyndsy and Joe chose to have an October wedding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiffany Marsocci at Kirkbrae Country Club met with us several times, letting us visit the room and create our own lighting for dinner and dancing. She worked closely with us, helping create our perfect look with candles, flowers, and lighting,â&#x20AC;? Lyndsy explained. The bridesmaids wore dark plum gowns and held bouquets of varying purple, magenta, and yellowy orange flowers. Wanting to lighten the color palette inside the ballroom, Lyndsy chose a beautiful champagne linen with a plum napkin that worked with the gowns and bouquets. Each table was topped with vibrant floral arrangements, and gold votive candles created a softness throughout the entire ballroom. Setting the rhythm of the evening was Luke Renchan Entertainment, who had guests and the happy newlyweds dancing all night long.

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DOVE GRAY, ROSE QUARTZ AND GREEN

Soft colors echoing nature’s beauty enhance the surroundings at Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park.

Growing up picnicking in the gardens with her family at Harkness Park, Jillian knew at a young age this was her dream venue. Not wanting to compromise the naturally beautiful grounds, Jillian and Mike decided on a color palette of dove gray, rose quartz and hints of green. Blush and ivory peonies with lush greens were arranged in gold vases surrounded by gold votive candles, adding a touch of glitz to the soft palette. “We were very fortunate that Dreaming Tree Events chose vendors that were very familiar with each other, resulting in a stunning and cohesive vision for our day. Additionally, Ryan Designs made our dreams come to life with the draping, lighting and chandeliers, which made the tent a magical place where

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we ended up having our ceremony due to rain.” Jillian raved.


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SILVERY GREEN, BLUSH AND WHITE

Modern organic meets rustic romance in a soft color theory with textural elements and a little bit of shine from Ryan Designs.

”Our clients wanted a wedding design that complemented the private property where they were married, so we infused an organic, romantic style with modern elements. We kept the color story simple: blush, green, and white,” explained Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events. The reception was held in a clear top tent with white flooring and was decorated with gorgeous white draping and crystal chandeliers by Ryan Designs. These modern design pieces were combined with rustic floral arrangements reminiscent of the outdoor ceremony, which took place earlier in the day. ”Trying to merge these two styles of rustic and modern can be challenging, but our team was able to pull off the delicate balance of the two. Each vendor listened to what our client wanted and helped to produce a

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memorable day!” Coppola recalled.


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TANGERINE, TAUPE AND TEAL

Citrusy colors create a summer color story filled with sophistication.

Gardens, rich with texture and color posed as the perfect backdrop for Michela and John’s summertime wedding. Inspired by their love of succulents, Michela and John based their color palette on their dusty green hues. In addition, they both wanted a warm and vibrant touch of color that embodied summer, but wasn’t overly feminine. Growing up in a house with an orange kitchen, the bride naturally gravitated to deep tangerines accented with taupe. A large floral chandelier rich with texture and highlights of orange created by Winston Flowers, hung from the ceiling of the tent from Peterson Party Center. “Tori Samuel from Winston Flowers expanded upon our initial aesthetic and produced a really beautiful event. She was excellent at translating the raw ideas into reality by adding complexity and depth,” Michela raved. The Catered Affair

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followed suit, creating a delicious meal that delighted all the senses.


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Perfect Peach and chamPagne shimmer A warm color story is woven into every detail of this autumn wedding on the shores of Cape Cod.

Embracing the breathtaking ocean views of their wedding venue, Tanya and Tony decided on a seaside romance theme for their wedding, with a twist. Forgoing the usual seaside décor of seashells and driftwood and color palette of blues and greens, they warmed things up with peach, coral, and shimmers of champagne hues. Event planner, Jen Chagnon of The Pink Polka Dot, coordinated every detail, and set the tone for the day by creating custom stationery and paper goods. “Jen worked tirelessly to coordinate my vision with the all of the vendors. She and the venue left no detail unrealized, down to the gold tones in our silverware and place settings,” Tanya raved. The bridesmaids wore bright coral adding an additional punch of color to the palette. Guests were provided with coral and peach pashminas to stay cozy and warm during this mid-October seaside wedding.

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POPPY RED, SLATE AND NAVY Patriotic colors are a nod to the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedicated service to the United States Army in this wedding at Linden Place.

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With the couple's wedding taking place on Flag Day combined with the desire to honor William’s service in the United States Army, the bride, Victoria, chose an understated patriotic color palette of slate and navy blue, with pops of light red. “We were drawn to the vintage, elegant feeling that comes from Linden Place,” Victoria explained. She also fell in love with the breathtaking rose gardens that Linden Place is known for. They were in full bloom on the day of their wedding, further enhancing her color story. Kim Lamothe, owner of Greenlion Weddings, Floral & Event Design created a lush bouquet of red and white blooms for the bride. The bridesmaids carried earthier bouquets of greenery with white flower accents. Blackstone Caterers served fizzy drinks and a delicious menu of items that also included the colors of the day. Guests enjoyed snapping photos in the VW photo booth bus which cleverly incorporated the couple's initials, V and W, into the festivities.


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HUNTER GREEN BLUSH AND APRICOT

Glorious florals in hues of orange and blush harmonized with rich hunter green at this wedding at The Charles Hotel.

Starting with the bridesmaid dresses, Jennifer began the color story for her wedding. Each bridesmaid chose her favorite lace silhouette in the deep hue of hunter green resulting in a fun and flattering mix matched style for the bridal party. Next came the flower selection which she gave full design direction to the talented team at New Leaf Flores. ”We showed them pictures of my dress and the bridesmaid dresses and asked that the bride’s bouquet be the most neutral with the maid of honor and bridesmaid’s bouquets progressively getting darker. When the florists unveiled the bouquets the day of the wedding they were perfect,” Jennifer raved. Abundant summer blooms ranging from dark apricot to blush pink also filled the ballroom at The Charles Hotel creating

photographed by Joyelle West

a beautiful ombré effect and a perfect atmosphere for dinner and dancing.


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MOSSY GREEN AND CREAM

Earth tones enhance the inherent rustic beauty of Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

The picturesque scenery and dramatic ocean views offered by Fort Adams in Newport are beyond compare, which is why Jena and Billy chose a color story that would only enhance the natural beauty of this venue. Guests gathered at long farm tables covered with burlap linens and decorated with creamy white floral arrangements. “We were extremely lucky to work with amazing vendors and our fl orist was no exception. Kim Lamothe, of Greenlion Weddings, Floral & Event Design, immediately recognized our vision and ran with it. Old crates and moss took on a whole new life in our table settings and the gorgeous succulent boutonniéres stole the show,” the bride recalled. The color story was continued through dinner with a delicious menu prepared by Russell Morin Catering & Events. As described by the bride, the day

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was a good old-fashioned party that was fun for all!


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CERISE, SKY BLUE AND JADE

Tropical hues and a scenic shoreline set the tone for an intimate twilight wedding.

Surrounded by glowing lanterns, a weathered wooden table with a built-in fire pit glowed beneath a canopy of twinkling lights creating the ultimate setting for an intimate wedding dinner on the beach. Colorful glasses, air plants and printed napkins decorated each place setting and emphasized the laidback tropical vibe that event planner Amy Champagne, of Amy Champagne Events, envisioned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The centerpiece of the table was fire which added a very distinct ambiance. We created a draping table runner using monstera leaves providing warmth and color to the tablescape,â&#x20AC;? Champagne explained. The same leaves served as the inspiration for the colorful invitation suite designed by Coral Pheasant. The bride wore a beaded boho-inspired gown and donned a sweet floral crown, completing the other worldly feel of this

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twilight wedding by the ocean.


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SAPPHIRE AND PALE ROSE

Deep blue and soft pink infuse spirit into the rustic barn at this early fall wedding.

Drawn to the color of her alma mater, Dana knew she wanted blue to be the focal color of her wedding. Her event planner, Lindsay Mastroianno of Sixpence For Your Shoe, called upon the talents of Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design to set the tone for the day by creating a custom fl oral print. This print was an integral part of the event design—from the paper story to bridal fashion —and was also Dana’s favorite detail. The bridesmaids wore alternating solid navy and sapphire floral print gowns. The rustic interior of the barn came to life with white flowers and twinkly lights. “Shindig Lighting strung lights in a way that created a magical atmosphere; it felt like you were floating along the dance floor! The sconces they added perfectly highlighted the colors of the floral centerpieces at the tables and the floral accents we

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placed around the venue,” Dana raved.


FEAtuREd VEndoRs event planning Sixpence For Your Shoe rentals New England Country Rentals lighting Shindig Lighting stationery Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design bridal gown The White Dress by the Shore photography M Studios See resources for additional vendors.

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photographed by Allegro Photography

FEAtuREd VEndoRs Inspired by the water and marine life surrounding them, Craig and Michael chose aqua blue as the main color for their wedding, and looked to their event planner, Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design, to help with the accent colors. Collaboratively, they chose burgundy tones which complemented the cool blues of the setting at the New England Aquarium. The reception space was filled with floral sculptures in rich warmer tones mixed with cream for added depth. “The colors we chose threaded themselves through everything. No detail was too small—from the save the dates and the stamps on envelopes to our signature cocktail (turquoise of course), to the table linens, napkins, and water glasses. This integration was something that everyone kept pointing out and we could never have pulled it off had we not had EFD Creative involved,” Craig explained.

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Vibrant colors harmonize to bring a laid back island vibe to the Newport Yachting Center.

Newport, Rhode Island is a destination near and dear to Mark and Elise’s hearts since they were both raised in Rhode Island. They enjoy the city’s rich maritime history as well as its welcoming nature, and wanted to share that with their many out-oftown guests. The inspiration for their color story began with Mark’s proposal in Key West, Florida. Elise wanted to bring the laid back tropical atmosphere of the island to New England and did so by choosing a palette of coral and peach with pops of aqua. Bountiful, bright floral arrangements in vases of varying heights decorated the dining tables, while sweet arrangements in aqua mason jars graced the cocktail tables that overlooked the harbor. “Sayles, of Sayles Livingston Design was able to transform my vision into truly unique and spectacular floral displays. Guests could

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not stop commenting on how phenomenal they were!” Elise raved.


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Touches of yellow add warmth to this winter bouquet created by Marc Hall Design.

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Frost yourself with this striking statement

necklace by Haute Bride. Available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture. 3

A graphic pattern creates a sophisticated and chic invitation. From Papers.

style by Liancarlo. Available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture.

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classic ball gown turned trendy with illusion sleeves and a plunging neckline by Monique Lhuillier. Available at The Plumed Serpent Bridal.

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The soft hues in this bountiful bouquet of seasonal

Molly Lo. 9 In the coldest of weather, guests can cozy up in this inviting lounge with

blooms by Flowers by Semia are warm and wondrous. Photographed by Melissa

sequin pillows and soft fur ottomans by Reserve Modern Event Rental. Photo-

A traditional white cake gets the floral treatment by Something

graphed by Lea St. Germain. opposite: The bride and groom share a kiss amidst

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A blush tulle ball gown with a floral embroidered bodice by Mira Zwillinger is perfect

for a springtime fĂŞte. Available at A Little Something White Bridal Couture. 2 Chilled

from Peterson Party Center provide the perfect addition of spring colors.

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lobster cocktail with apple, fennel, curried crème fraiche on microgreens is delish. From

Available at The Plumed Serpent Bridal. 8 The Exquisite Events team orchestrated

Russell Morin Catering & Events. Photographed by Justin & Mary The Weddings.

this lovely wedding which included airy flora, bright hues and pretty chandeliers for

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This cake adorned with bright sculptural sugar

designed by Toni Chandler Flowers & Events are both romantic and refreshing.

flowers from The Artisan Bake Shop emits springtime vibes. Photographed by Ryan

Photographed by Melissa Stimpson. opposite: Mixed matched bridesmaids gowns by

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Donna Morgan give a lighthearted feel to the bridal party. Styled by Beth Chapman.

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Productions and soft floral sculptures by Lilacs romanticize this Sperry Tent. Event

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fondant pressed lace appliques, hand-molded pearl borders, and sugar flowers. Pho-

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tographed by Chelsea Proulx. opposite: A layer of fresh summer blooms crowns a

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mini brownie hearts served with icy raspberry almond milkshakes were prepared by

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bordeaux bridesmaid gown by Monique Lhuillier. Available at The Plumed Serpent

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FEAtuREd VEndoRs venue & catering Smith & Wollensky at Boston Castle rentals Peterson Party Center linens Table Toppers lanterns, tableware for dessert table & serving platters Giardini di Sole See resources for additional vendors.

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ThE ViSion: An inTiMATE WEddinG By A Cozy firEPLACE AT SMiTh & WoLLEnSky Architectural and antique elements at the historic Boston Castle were juxtaposed with modern trends to create an intimate dining experience where guests could feast on Smith & Wollensky's mouth-watering steaks and succulent seafood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The inspiration behind this shoot was to showcase the existing architectural details that the historical venue already offers, but expose them in a different light by incorporating current trends with an antique feel,â&#x20AC;? described Catherine Leiras, Catering and Private 112

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Event Manger at Smith & Wollensky. A walnut farm table with custom stained infinity chairs from Peterson Party Center complemented the warm woodwork and classical charm of the room. Gold sponge chargers, gold Arezzo flatware, and loose floral arrangements in soft hues arranged in antique vessels added a romantic touch to the head table. As a nod to current fashion trends (and the invitation suite), a plaid napkin was used among linens in varying textures and patterns from Table Toppers.


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FEAtuREd VEndoRs venue Newport Vineyards rentals Rhode Island Rentals See resources for additional vendors.

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Valerie had originally envisioned a casual backyard wedding, so when she visited Newport Vineyards, and saw the large glass doors that open up to a patio revealing vast rows of grapevines, she knew she had found her venue. Newport Vineyards possessed that rustic and intimate charm she wanted for her wedding with its exposed duct work, woodwork, and wine barrels. Keeping the décor neutral, Valerie chose earthy arrangements of green and white florals, which complemented the airy 114

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nature of the venue. “There were a lot of details in the space itself; beautiful barn doors, light fixtures, and the scenery. We wanted to be sure not to take away from the natural beauty,” explained Valerie. The bridesmaids wore long flowing gowns in hues a little lighter than the grapes themselves, a subtle nod to the event design. A sweet and cheerful three-tier “naked” cake adorned with real daisies was the perfect ending to a lovely day.




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NEW ENGLAND FARE

CHARLOTTE AND JOHN'S REHEARSAL DINNER OVERLOOKING NEWPORT HARBOR WAS THE QUINTESSENCE OF A FESTIVE SUMMER EVENING IN NEW ENGLAND With many fond childhood memories of lobster dinners, Charlotte and John decided to host an authentic New England-style clambake in Newport for their rehearsal dinner. Compton Clambakes arrived, equipped with stone, seaweed, a bonfire wood pit, and of course, shellfish! The bakemaster treated guests to a fun lesson about the clambake process by the fi re pit before everyone feasted on what Charlotte described as “the best lobsters, steamers, and clams we’ve ever tasted.” Event planner, Stasia Anthony of Exquisite Events, 116

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collaborated with Sayles Livingston Design to set the mood for the dinner with flowers and décor. Guests dined at white picnic tables topped with blue and white linens, hurricane candles and cheerful floral arrangements. As the sun set, a canopy of market lights illuminated the picnic tables continuing the fun into the night. “It was a magical evening filled with laughter and wouldn’t have been possible without planner extraordinaire, Stasia Anthony and the Exquisite Events team, or Compton Clambakes,” Charlotte reminisced.


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COASTAL CRUSH

THE NONANTUM RESORT WAS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR JEFF AND PAULA’S SEASIDE NUPTIALS Paula and Jeff had a vision of a simply elegant wedding by the sea with nautical touches. Their love for being by the water made the charming Nonantum Resort, located on the coast of Maine, the perfect place to say, “I do.” “The Nonantum Resort is a beautiful venue right on the water, which was exactly what we envisioned for our day. Our ceremony was outside, and Jeff and the groomsmen entered the ceremony from a sailboat. The gorgeous coastal scene was perfect for 118

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our ceremony and cocktail hour,” the bride raved. The arbor that the couple was married beneath was handmade out of birch trees by Jeff and a friend, a very special and personal touch. The arbor was decorated with colorful blooms of pinks, corals, and creams, which also matched the cheerful bouquets held by the bridesmaids. Nautical ropes served as napkin ties and bordered each cocktail table as a nod to their love for the sea.


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GOLD DESIGN ELEMENTS AND SOFT FLORALS ENHANCE THE HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF RHODES ON THE PAWTUXET. Quite simply, this wedding at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet was the epitome of style and grace. Melissa chose the décor and color palette to complement the rich architecture and history of the venue. “The ballroom at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet offers so much warmth and true timelessness. It was easy to have our dream come to life with such an historic backdrop,” Melissa described. Tall floral sculptures of soft blush and cream blooms atop golden candelabras and votive candles adorned every 120

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table adding depth and bringing out the warm tones of the rich wood floors. For a touch of warmth, paper lanterns were strung overhead casting a romantic glow throughout the ballroom. Guests feasted on a delicious meal prepared by Rhodes on the Pawtuxet’s in-house caterer, Russell Morin Catering & Events. At the end of the evening, sweet treats including mini milkshakes and cookies were served in addition to the wedding cake.


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THE ElEgANT BACkdrop of QuidNESSETT CouNTry CluB SET THE ToNE for A romANTiC CElEBrATioN Since Heather and Stephen are leisure golfers at heart, it only made sense for the couple to choose Quidnessett Country Club to hold their wedding reception. “Quidnessett Country Club was everything we were looking for in a venue. A country club that is placed on Narragansett Bay, it encompassed every setting that we could have wished for,” raved Heather. The natural beauty of the golf course provided an enchanting backdrop for photos and complemented each detail at the reception. 124

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Having found her dress first, Heather used it as inspiration for the soft color scheme of blush and gold, setting the romantic ambiance she had envisioned. The groomsmen wore classic navy suits and donned boutonnières which had golf tees strategically placed in each one, a special surprise that Heather had planned for Stephen. Every detail from cuisine to décor was executed perfectly, making it a magical day for everyone in attendance.


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CLASSIC ELEMENTS UNITE WITH TIMELESS STYLE IN THIS TRADITIONAL WEDDING AT THE PRESERVE AT BOULDER HILLS For Nicole and Dave, choosing a venue for their wedding was simple since Nicole’s family owns The Preserve at Boulder Hills. Her father purchased the property a few years ago and transformed it into the only private sporting retreat in New England. Nicole and Dave worked together on the project from its inception and their wedding was the first one held on the property, making the day even more special. Envisioning a refined atmosphere, Nicole chose a neutral color palette. 126

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Ivory striped linens covered square tables that were decorated with elegant, trumpet-based floral arrangements of hydrangea and roses created by Botanica Wedding Studio. Tall glass votive candle holders in varying heights warmed the space with their glow. “With ostrich and crocodile accented wallpaper, wood and stone bars, and a modern ballroom, The Preserve provided the pop of color and décor needed to liven up our traditional color palette,” Nicole described.


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FEATURED VENDOR venue The Exchange Conference Center See resources for additional vendors.

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VINTAGE NAUTICAL

ANTIQUE TREASURES, A HISTORIC SEASIDE VENUE, AND DELECTABLE NEW ENGLAND FARE COMBINE TO CREATE A VINTAGE NAUTICAL WEDDING The Exchange Conference Center was the obvious choice of venue for the bride. “The ECC is right on the water providing the perfect setting for a nautical theme, and the building used to be the old fi sh auction site for the city,” she explained. Since Jessica is a chef with sushi as a specialty, it was fate! It was important to the couple that everyone had a stellar food experience. Guests feasted on New England style tapas along with many passed hors d’oeuvres. A lobster trap, anchor and rope details, and 128

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a color palette of navy, vermillion, and peach contributed to the nautical theme. For a meaningful touch, Jessica incorporated vintage mementos into the day and décor, including her grandmother’s jewelry, some nautical pieces from her great uncle who was a navy officer, and a 1940’s cake topper from her grandparents’ wedding. At the end of the night, comfort food was served in the form of corn dogs, grilled cheese batons, and whoopee pies. Guests went home with lobster cookie cutters and a belly full of delicious food!


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TIMELESS ELEGANCE

MODERN LIGHTING IS PAIRED WITH CLASSIC FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS AT THIS 75TH BIRTHDAY PARTY HELD AT LOMBARDO’S. Lighting was a very important design element to the guest of honor, making Lombardo’s, with their own built-in lighting, the perfect venue for the celebration. The main stairway leading to the grand chandelier wowed each and every guest as they entered the ballroom. Soft lighting set the mood and the timeline of the event, transitioning seamlessly from dinner to dancing. Crystal chandeliers and gold place settings introduced brilliance and sparkle into the space while mirrored tabletops and mirage 130

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clear chairs added a touch of modern style to the overall design. Gold vases in varying heights housed topiaries of white flowers and were surrounded with votive candles adding height and beauty to each table. A large ice sculpture carving of the number “75” and the words “Happy Birthday Bioca” was both festive and impressive. A midnight waffle bar and gourmet candy apple station capped off the lovely evening and sent guests home with full bellies and happy memories.


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With their strong appreciation for culture and diversity, it was natural for this couple to plan a wedding that exuded elegance and sophistication. The style of their wedding developed organically after Katherine found her gown, a Monique Lhuillier made of textured silk organza. “When it came time to select the venue, I wanted something that reflected not only the softness of my dress, but also my husband’s love for structure, clean lines, and modern architecture. The Colonnade did that with its art-deco 134

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style lobby, rooftop pool, and two modern ballrooms,” Katherine explained. The couple had their fi rst look in the lobby, then served savory bites to their guests before heading into the ballroom where the ceremony would take place. The ballroom emanated romance with its gold accents and soft lighting. Cocktail hour was held on the rooftop pool deck where guests could enjoy gorgeous city views before heading into the second ballroom to feast on a delicious meal prepared by The Colonnade.


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soft colors, Amanda chose dusty rose and cream as her primary colors. Every window held a posh arrangement of greenery and white flowers designed by Farrissey Floral Design, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere sheltered from the rain. For a unique, yet personal twist, rather than table numbers, each table was named after a place of significance to the couple. Despite the rain, Amanda and Robert’s wedding was a magical night for all!


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COLORFuL AnD FAnCIFuL DéCOR AnD LIGhTInG TAkE CEnTER sTAGE AT A GALA hOnORInG ThE PEAbODy EssEx MusEuM’s InsPIRATIOnAL ROLE In ThE COMMunITy The theme for this year’s annual fundraising gala at the Peabody Essex Museum was motivated by imagination. Antique kaleidoscopes inspired the overall design of the event, which can best be described as colorful, imaginative, and whimsical. Gilded crown chairs from Reserve Modern Event Rental were the focal point of the event lounge where guests sipped on cocktails and enjoyed interactive experiences provided by PEM. The dramatic atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum was illuminated with 138

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imaginative lighting and projections throughout the night. “Our in-kind partners were key in bringing to life the vision of PEM and the committee. In particular, Reserve Modern Event Rental, Peterson Party Center, Table Toppers and I were able to work together to build the perfect atmosphere for our guests full of elegance and whimsy, which is a difficult combination to achieve successfully,” said Lauren Fairweather, Director of Events at Peabody Essex Museum.


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table décor, to the hydrangea garland that hung behind the chairs of the sweetheart table, they nailed it! We could not have been happier,” Ilia exclaimed. Hints of gold were thoughtfully incorporated into the stationery as well as the cake. The most unique element of the wedding was the live event artist, who painted the couple dancing their first dance during the reception creating a beautiful piece of art that they will cherish forever.


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IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE, AN ELEGANT COCKTAIL PARTY CELEBRATING THE NUPTIALS OF MICHAEL AND LAUREN TOOK PLACE IN THE BALLROOM AT PROVIDENCE G. Having just returned to Rhode Island from their private ceremony on a chartered yacht at sea amidst the British Virgin Islands, Michael and Lauren wanted to celebrate with family and friends at an elegant cocktail party. They sought out event planner Sandra Medeiros of Blair Events to curate the team of professionals to bring their vision to life. The Ballroom at Providence G was a blank canvas with vaulted ceilings and an all-white interior just waiting to be transformed into a sparkling oasis 142

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of metro elegance. Ormonde Productions illuminated the interior with pink and purple lighting creating a luxe ambience. Countless candles in glass vessels of varying heights added warmth and intimacy, while rich red floral arrangements, designed by Flowers by Semia, infused the room with sophistication. The after party moved everyone downstairs to the Providence G Pub where guests sang karaoke, played pool, and of course, danced some more!


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SPRINGTIME BLOOMING SPRING BR ANCHES AND T WINKLE LIGHTS TR ANSFORMED THE WIANNO CLUB ON CAPE COD INTO A FAIRY TALE FOREST BY THE SEA.

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fter Denys proposed on the front porch of her family’s home in Hyannis Port, Louise knew she wanted to be married on Cape Cod. The Wianno Club was the clear winner for the venue and the couple couldn’t have been happier with their choice. With only one design request, lots of spring flowers, Louise left the rest to her florist and planner. Allison Wildes Liset, of Elegant Engagements, was an integral part of the process since Louise was living in New York during the planning stages. “We could not have lived without Allison – she knew every vendor and was able to work magic,” Louise explained. The clear top Chase Canopy tent was brought to life with an abundance of white flowers and spring branches which complemented the coastal views perfectly. “The pure joy on Denys and Louise's faces as they entered their reception and saw for the first time the cumulative effect of our elaborate planning, was so incredibly rewarding. The guests had so much fun they didn’t want to leave!” exclaimed Liset.

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their honeymoon. 3 | A stunning 9-tier cake by Ana Parzych, wowed guests with two flavors; Tahitian vanilla cake with coconut, passion fruit and vanilla mousseline, and dark chocolate cake with chocolate mousseline, hazelnut praline and bittersweet ganache over raspberry preserves. 4 | Elegant eyelet napkins from New England

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enna and Frank had visions of a black tie affair complete with lush flowers, twinkling stars, candlelight, and sparkling chandeliers. Blithewold Mansion, with its rich history and perfect dynamic of coastal and garden elements, fl awlessly combined the elegance and organic beauty they desired. Though it was a formal affair, Jenna and Frank wanted their attire to reflect their fun personalities. The women wore gowns in pastels varying from blue to green to blush while the men wore herringbone ties, anchor socks, and skull and crossbone suspenders. Food was also very important to them. “Wanting to give our guests a true taste of New England coastal cuisine, we chose Blackstone Caterers before we had even settled on a venue because of their commitment to serving local, seasonal fare,” Jenna described. Everyone had so much fun dancing the night away that the couple forgot to cut the cake resulting in a delicious treat for the after party!

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and large glass vases filled with branches of summer greens. 3 | Soft textured bouquets in pastel hues by Toni Chandler Flowers & Events complement the bridesmaid’s gowns. 5 | Strawberry shortcake bites in

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Captivating florals take guests back in time to the opulent Gilded Age at this late summer soirĂŠe at the Chanler. photographed by MIA CAMPOPIANO


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bride and groom’s chairs on the terrace. 6 | The adorable ring bearer is ready to present the rings. 7 | The bridal party poses in front of The Chanler’s distinctive architecture. 8 | Textural floral arrangements adorn the cocktail tables.


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opposite 1 | An antique white bar cart features libations with a colorful backdrop. 2 | A lush bouquet of dahlias, ranunculus,

heirloom roses and delphinium. 3 | Cubbies are full of delectable confections and handmade ceramics. 4 | Bountiful foliage from the gardens of Greenlion Weddings, Floral & Event Design cascade onto a rustic settee. 5 | Loose autumnal blooms add color to the table while complementing the antique place settings from Peterson Party Center. this page: 6 | The Candita Clayton Gallery provides an intimate dining and visual experience. 7 | Expertly folded napkin nests hold a potted plant for guests to take home. 8 | Sweet treats in fall colors baked by Sweet Indulgence. 9 | Natural floral arrangements decorated

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Storybook ROMANCE Surrounded by rich architecture and love stories at the Boston Public Library, Kelly and Andrew began a new chapter in their own story.

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opposite: 1 | Spectacular lighting illuminates the grand staircase of the Boston Public Library. 2 | Guests enjoyed a variety of sweet treats from The Catered Affair. 3 | The custom bar from Reserve Modern Event Rental is illuminated by candles. 4 | Elegant place settings and lavish floral runners look simply stunning. 5 | The bride and groom are ready for their first dance under a twinkly ceiling. 6 | Kelly carries a remarkable cascading

bouquet created by Lotus Floral Events. this page: 7 | The Reading Room is transformed into a sparkling indoor flower garden. 8 | The stylish bridal party is ready to celebrate. 9 | Vibrant flowers top a sleek white cake.

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Marrying their love for the outdoors with everything rustic chic, Shannon and Dennis chose to have their wedding under the shade of a Chase Canopy tent on a private farm. Event planner Wendy Joblon teamed up with Sayles Livingston Design to bring the couple’s vision to life. Twinkly lights intertwined with chiffon draping transformed the tent into an ethereal oasis of romance. Long farm tables were decorated with soft cream floral arrangements, and succulents and mossy covered tree trunk slabs added a dose of rustic chic that was seasonally appropriate. Savory cheesecakes, a specialty of Russell Morin Catering & Events, were served for guests to enjoy prior to the main course. “We thought every vendor did an amazing job, and we were elated with how Rebecca Arthurs captured the true love we have for each other in her pictures. Wendy Joblon did an amazing job decorating in collaboration with the floral designer Sayles Livingston. We were so happy with how everything came together,” Shannon raved.

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respective groomsmen. 9 | A fig and rosemary savory cheesecake drizzled with lavender honey from Russell Morin Catering & Events was a crowd pleaser.

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wedding cake is topped with fresh white roses for a classic look. 4 | Candelabras holding spheres of pink, red, and white roses laced with hanging crystals add elegance to the space. 5 | The stately ballroom at the New Haven Lawn Club is perfect for ceremonies and receptions. 6 | An intimate moment is shared between the bride and her grandmother.


LOVE STORY

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Fresh florals and twinkling lights transform the Providence Public Library into the setting for a real-life love story.

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Drawn to the architectural details, warm marble tones, intimate rooms for cocktails, fi ne dining and dancing, and the in-house catering of Russell Morin Catering & Events, Nicole knew the Providence Public Library was the perfect venue for her wedding. “It was wonderful that Russell Morin Catering & Events appointed an event coordinator to help with the process. Alexandra was so helpful and went above and beyond for me,” Nicole said. The library already felt regal and romantic to Nicole, so it was important to her that it was enhanced with the event décor and not overpowered by it. Twinkling trees from Exquisite Events created a grand entrance to the dance space while floral arrangements in blush and ivory and sprawling greenery adorned every surface creating a secret garden-like atmosphere. The guests feasted on the delicious delicacies from Russell Morin Catering & Events then danced to the beats of Victor Events.

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event planning & design Michele Mottola Events Consulting floral design Marc Hall Design china, flatware, linens & chairs Be Our Guest

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“During our first design meetings together Meredith, Ryan and I agreed that we would create a look and a feel that was clean, fresh, and fun with a dash of fuss,” Michele Mottola of Michele Mottola Events Consulting explained. They decided on a color palette of white, green, and black with a touch of gold. Mottola teamed up with Marc Hall of Marc Hall Design to create the modern floral décor comprised of large majestic palms, calla lilies, gypsophillia, peonies, and jasmine vines. Majestic palms in tall silver urns anchored the grass aisle leading up to the chuppah, bringing life to the clean, allwhite ceremony space. Modern floral sculptures sat atop contemporary-deco linens on each table creating a romantic tablescape with an organic edge. The ambience created by the event décor made it a fun, yet fabulous evening for all and truly channeled the witty personalities of the bride and groom.

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this page: 1 | A luxe lounge area creates an intimate reprieve. 2 | Pearl pins finish off the cut stems of calla lilies adding

a unique detail to this arrangement of majestic palms and gypsophillia. 3 | The bride and groom share a laugh. 4 | Mixed matched bridesmaid dresses add a contemporary edge. 5 | Clear lucite chairs from Be Our Guest keep the focus on the breathtaking floral sculptures. 6 | Floral runners of calla lilies by Marc Hall Design are juxtaposed with black-and-white striped runners, vintage green goblets and sparkly champagne coupes for a dramatic look. opposite: Grand arrangements of palms create a striking contrast in the all-white ceremony space.

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An intimate summer wedding is celebrated by the sea at Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod.

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t was a mist-filled day at Chatham Bars Inn for this summer wedding, yet the grey skies complemented the cool color palette and added a sense of coziness to the intimate celebration. The couple had dined at Chatham Bars Inn several times and were impressed with the impeccable service, food, and view, and they knew it would be the perfect venue. The bride herself is an interior designer so being familiar with color and texture, it made it easy for her to communicate her vision to event planner Tasha Bracken of SD Events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a summer wedding by the sea, so I thought the shades of blues, whites, and greens would work perfectly. I loved being able to take advantage of local summer flowers such as blue and green hydrangea, and delphinium and was grateful to a local floral designer, Lilacs,â&#x20AC;? recalled the bride.

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this page: 1 | A luxe tufted chair from New England Country Rentals becomes a resting place for the beautiful bouquet. 2 | The happy newlyweds pose for a picture with the beautiful backdrop of the ocean. 3 | A touch of glitz is added with a rhinestone embellished place setting, and flatware in teal hues. 4 | Delicate cascading sugar flowers adorn the cake. 5 | The decadent dessert table is illuminated with candles. 6 | Karen Taddei of Lilacs created stunning arrangements of summer flowers lush with texture and color. opposite: Abundant florals invite guests into the intimate space for dinner and celebration.


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he team of planners at AE Events had the pleasure of coordinating the design team for the 2015 Boston Ballet Ball. Each year the Boston Ballet selects an important dance performance to which the event décor and design is centered around. The 2015 selection was inspired by Lady of the Camellias, a ballet adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. The Castle at the Boston Park Plaza was filled with rows of mirrored tables from Be Our Guest, which reflected the deep blue lighting above and set the ambiance for the night. Pillar candles in varying heights illuminated the delicate camellia and baby’s breath that graced every table. While enjoying numerous performances guests dined on a delicious dinner prepared by MAX Ultimate Food fi nished off with petite sweets. Mindy Home of AE Events described,“We had a dream team of vendors for this event. As a whole we worked together to make the Boston Ballet Ball an evening to remember.”

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this page: 1 | Petite floral arrangements in creamy white hues from Winston Flowers add elegance to the table. 2 | Countless candles illuminate the entire space. 3 | Madeira braised veal with robuchon potatoes, haricot vert, glazed baby golden beets and truffle herb salad was the main course prepared by Max Ultimate Food. 4 | Patterned linens from Be Our Guest add

a touch of whimsy. 5 | Petite key lime parfaits with toasted meringue are sweet desserts.

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Having both grown up near the Connecticut shoreline, Courtney and Pete chose Saybrook Point Inn because of its gorgeous water and marina views. Inspired by the Saybrook Point Inn’s stunning marina setting and regal interior design, they chose a simple décor that would enhance the beauty of the space. Soft cream and white flowers adorned every surface while floating candles in long-stemmed crystal vessels exuded warmth and romance. The cream tufted dining chairs and gilded place settings added texture and a touch of glamour. Navy linen napkins coordinated perfectly with the bridesmaid gowns and incorporated nautical hints into the neutral palette. The bride was styled in a chic Amsale wedding gown from The White Dress by the Shore. Unbothered by the rain, the newlyweds shared some intimate moments outside on the marina’s dock captured by Carla Ten Eyck.

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this page: 1 | White flowers are striking against the bridesmaid’s navy gown. 2 | A single white rose adds softness to the gold etched place setting. 3 | Pete and Courtney share an intimate moment on the dock at the Saybrook Point Inn. 4 | The ivory dining room is illuminated by the glow of candles and crystal chandeliers. 5 | An utterly romantic floral design makes guests forget about the rain outside. opposite: With the backdrop of the marina and the Connecticut River, the couple enjoys a sweet kiss.


HOW BOSTON GETS ENGAGED

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“Our inspiration for the design of this wedding was driven by the couple’s desire to create a magical, starry winter’s night. The grandeur of the ballroom, with its high ceiling and gold detail, was the perfect backdrop to Renee’s gold and white color palette preference and the use of trees and crystals to create the feeling of being in an enchanted forest,” explained event planner Janie Haas of Janie Haas Events. Each table held a breathtaking sparkly display of white floral branches, and was decorated with hanging votive candles emerging from tall frosted vases. The cool blue lighting designed by Suzanne B. Lowell added to the wintery ambiance while an abundance of pillar and votive candles created a warm feeling throughout the ballroom. “All of my vendors were exceptional. Marc Hall Design and Suzanne B. Lowell created everything that I was dreaming of, while it was all skillfully orchestrated by Janie Haas and captured by Corinna Raznikov and Artistic Wedding Films,” exclaimed the bride.

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first appearance as a married couple. 5 | The top of the five-tier cake mimics the floral arrangements. this page: 6 | Floral trees anchor the escort table. 7 | The posh event lounge by Reserve Modern Event Rental blends flawlessly with the surrounding architecture. 8 | Sparkling linens, impressive arrangements of wintery floral branches, and an abundance of candles create the feeling of an enchanted forest.

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heika had always dreamed of a French themed wedding and wanted to incorporate romantic elements from the city of Paris into her celebration in Boston. The couple chose a venue with sweeping views of the Boston Public Garden and a ballroom that inspired a Parisian color palette, then worked with Exquisite Events to bring their vision to life. “From our fi rst meeting and throughout our wedding, they were there for us every step of the way. Stasia Anthony and Lauren Hellman went far beyond our expectations to make sure we were happy. They listened to how we wanted our wedding to be, then guided us to the appropriate vendors to make our dream a reality,” Sheika explained. Winston Flowers achieved the French theme perfectly by fi lling the ballroom with candles and florals in soft ivory and blush to create a romantic ambiance reminiscent of springtime in Paris.

event planning, décor & favors Exquisite Events floral design Winston Flowers photographer Rebecca Arthurs See resources for additional vendors.

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this page: 1 | A delicate fl oral garland adorns the bride’s chair. 2 | Warm sunlight fl oods the garden for this beautiful family photo. 3 | A scrumptious cake features hand-sculpted flowers. 4 | The bride is breathtakingly chic in her Rosa Clara bridal gown. 5 | Tall floral sculptures in soft

hues designed by Winston Flowers add romance to the ballroom. 6 | A sweet treat placed at each guests seat.

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FLOR AL ORGA N IC, T E X T U R A L A R R A NGEM EN TS M I X ED W I T H RUST IC DESIGN ELEM EN TS R E D E F I N E T R A D I T I O N AT T H I S FA L L W E D D I N G I N J A M E S T OW N , R H O D E I S L A N D .

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uthentic and organic were the words Kimmy used to describe her wedding. She wanted everything to feel thoughtful, and carried out this theme in the décor, food and bridal attire. Round tables were dressed with white linens in cotton and lace and topped with arrangements featuring succulents and dahlias. Long farm tables were lined with verdant earthy runners of textural greenery and white blooms designed by Flowers by Semia. “I knew that Flowers by Semia would be one of my first stops on my vendor list,” Kimmy reflected. “I have always admired her amazing work and I knew that her arrangements would suit the décor. Her eclectic, textured arrangements and ceremony arch made of giant dahlias totally stole the show.” The bridal party’s attire was mixed matched in the most unpredictable, yet cohesive way. One bridesmaid even wore a jumpsuit! Guests feasted on fresh, locally sourced cuisine completing Kimmy’s authentic and organic theme.

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floral design Flowers by Semia

table arrangements. 4 | The adorable flower girls are as innocent as little fairies.

lighting & tent décor Exquisite Events

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weds during a quiet moment. this page:

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transportation Rockstar Limo

dahlias, is truly magnificent. 7 | The minimalist cake features brush strokes that

photographer Rebecca Arthurs

mimic ocean waves. 8 | Chase Canopy’s tent is decorated to organic perfection thanks

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antique chic nestled away at a barn in portland, maine, vanessa and lauren had the perfect vintage backdrop to tie the knot on an airy summer day.

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n intimate affair with a laid-back atmosphere was the main objective for this coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding. Vanessa and Lauren wanted their guests to fall in love with Portland, Maine just as they had. Vanessa, a graphic designer and owner of Two Paper Dolls, designed all of the paper products, giving guests a peek of what they could expect for the day. Rustic elements, such as wooden farm tables and metal chairs from New England Country Rentals, weathered frames, and wooden barrels, were juxtaposed with soft, textural flowers. Each bride donned a beautiful floral crown, and their chairs at the sweetheart table were dressed with cascading arrangements. Candice Coppola, of Jubilee Events, sourced all of the talent for the day ensuring that every detail was perfect. Everything came together flawlessly, creating an ethereal summer getaway for all in attendance.

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Designs illuminate the intimate space inside the barn. 5 | The laser-etched wood and letterpress invitation suite was designed by the bride herself. 6 | A Barnwood wall with moss covered frames displayed die-cut escort cards.

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OLD HOLLY WOOD

glamour

photographed by MELISSA STIMPSON

EMILY AND LUKE TOOK THEIR GUESTS BACK IN TIME WITH

EVENT DÉCOR REMINISCENT OF OLD HOLLYWOOD AT THE PROVIDENCE BILTMORE.


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rom the moment they were engaged, Emily and Luke knew they wanted their wedding at the Providence Biltmore. The red velvet drapes with gold rope trim, metallic columns, and ornate chandeliers in the grand ballroom suited the couple’s old Hollywood theme flawlessly. “We loved the elegance, charm, and romantic feel of the Providence Biltmore. The moment you walk into the hotel and see the grand staircase, glass elevator, and chandeliers, it truly takes you back in time,” the couple described. The ballroom was filled with a romantic feel. Atop each table, shimmery linens reflected the light of the crystal chandeliers and creamy white flowers laced with dangling crystals were perched upon gold baroque urns surrounded by votive candles. Guests dined on delicious cuisine prepared by the Providence Biltmore while enjoying a magical evening that took them back to a bygone era of glamour.

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this page: 1 | Shimmering in cream and blush tones, the bridal party poses for a photo. 2 | Stunning chandeliers set

the ballroom aglow. 3 | A delectable three-tier cake is adorned with fresh flowers. 4 | Soft blooms of cream

and blush laced with crystals add elegance to the tables. 5 | Lush roses and phalaenopsis

orchids cascade from the bride’s gorgeous bouquet. 6 | Cheers to the newlyweds!

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or the couple that appreciates grand architecture, literature, and old world charm, a wedding at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport, RI is a dream come true. Filled with old portraits and marble busts, this venue is rich with history and culture. Francesca Campo of Campo & Company Events was the visionary and planner of this styled shoot. Utilizing many items from her personal collection of art as well as old leather-bound books, she created vignettes at each place setting that spoke to the aesthetic of the library. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked that each guest got an elegant little cake for dessert with their very own gemstone and organic garnish. Each guestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place card had their name and the name of their gemstone and its properties,â&#x20AC;? described Francesca. To add an organic touch to the event, unique floral elements such as berries and branches were abundant among the arrangements designed by Greenlion Weddings, Floral & Event Design.

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opposite: 1 | Aged leather-bound books belonging to the library add charm to the event design. 2 | Classical architecture is the perfect backdrop for pictures. 3 | Blackberry and thyme panna cotta with American

caviar is a delightful treat. 4 | A petite cake was served to each guest for dessert. 5 | A seasonal bouquet created by Greenlion Weddings, Floral & Event Design includes late fall blooms and berries. 6 & 7 | Blackstone Caterers prepared a main course

of grilled salmon with corn soufflĂŠ and citrus gastrique and a Bourbon Bramble specialty cocktail garnished with blackberries. this page: 8 | The couple shares a moment in front of the grand doors of the library. 9 | The menu card and place setting speak to the

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hoosing New Year’s Eve for their wedding date, Juliette and Noah felt compelled to maintain a certain level of formality while still keeping it playful. To set the tone for the event the invitations read, “black tie optional, dancing shoes required.” The bridal party certainly listened, each member strutted into the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common wearing Nike sneakers. Being mindful that many of their guests traveled from overseas, the couple placed small alarm clocks at each table which were set to go off at midnight in the countries and states represented at the wedding. The soft color palette of grays and pinks was illuminated with votive and pillar candles throughout the ballroom. “The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common and Winston Flowers were absolutely phenomenal on the décor front—on all fronts actually, but certainly the décor front. We loved the idea of a candle-lit ceremony and reception, primarily for the warmth and sense of intimacy that candles create,” recalled Juliette.

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this page: 1 | Ceremony programs set an elegant tone. 2 | The sweet and simple cake is adorned with fresh

blush roses. 3 | Pillar and votive candles illuminate the tables. 4 | Mini textural fl oral arrangements in soft colors are placed throughout the reception. 5 | Winston Flowers created stunning modern organic centerpieces using blossoming branches. 6 | The bride and groom share an intimate moment on the dance floor. opposite:

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Rosecliff Mansion was built at the peak of the Gilded Age. The Baroque Revival architecture and sweeping ocean views, set on perfectly manicured grounds, influenced every detail of this stunning inspirational wedding photo shoot. A vintage settee decorated with blush sequin and white ruffled pillows sat in front of an elegant stone fountain at the front of the mansion, setting the tone for this sophisticated affair. The stone terrace with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean was transformed into a beautiful floral oasis created by Sayles Livingston of Sayles Livingston Design. Livingston filled the space with 1 2

a plethora of flowersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;peonies, dahlias, and hydrangea. A boxwood wall draped with flora served as the backdrop for the white tufted bar, where specialty cocktails were served. A giant twinkling tree, from Exquisite Events, was dressed in florals and hanging votives, and served as a segue into the ballroom. Filled with detailed architectural elements, Rosecliff Mansionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ballroom was the obvious place to serve dinner. The sweetheart table was encased within a golden trellis decorated with hanging flowers and a candelabra chandelier, creating an intimate space for the new couple and their bridal party. The adjacent dining room with views of the garden was the perfect backdrop for the magnificent 6-tier cake, which was meticulously decorated with gilded gold and exquisite sugar flowers by Ana Parzych. The ornate attributes of the day also inspired the attire for this gorgeous affair. The bridesmaids in fanciful gowns in varying fabrics and shades of pink, flower girls in playful pink tulle skirts and floral crowns, a striking groom in a black tux, and lastly, a blushing bride in an intricate lace ball gown, were all styled by Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore.

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featured eatured vendor vendors venue Rosecliff Mansion floral design Sayles Livingston Design catering Russell Morin Catering & Events event décor, tree, lighting, vintage setee, bar and draping Exquisite Events videography Artistic Wedding Films fashion The White Dress by the Shore fashion styling Beth Chapman hair Emily Reale cake Ana Parzych Cakes photographer Justin & Mary The Weddings other participating vendors: paper suite: CECI New York rentals: Rentals Unlimited models: Maggie Inc. makeup: Emily Fraser

“The elegant setting and

ROMANTIC

GILDED BALLROOM OF ROSECLIFF

inspired me to select a very

ball gown from Romona Keveza with a hint of metallic lace. I styled the groom

in a classic black tuxedo, because when you are in a

HISTORIC MANSION IN NEWPORT,

Rhode Island, you should always be in a black tuxedo!” – Beth Chapman, The White Dress By The Shore


Flawless.

At the Cape’s most extraordinary venue, all you have to think about is enjoying every moment.

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surrounded by only the closest family and friends, her favorite foods, and the most gorgeous surroundings we could make with our own two hands,” said Dunne. Foraging local greenery like autumn clematis vine, porcelain vine, and bittersweet, the team decorated the walls, windows, and even an intimate lounge area in hues of dusty blues and greys, greens, smoky purples, and creams. No detail was overlooked. The farm tables were set with mixed ceramic plates and copper chargers from Peterson Party Center and a delicious menu from The Grange. A decadent dessert bar was full of autumnal treats from Sweet Indulgence, and homemade sangria flowed all evening. It guaranteed that guests left happy and satisfied. Dunne raved, “When throwing a party, it’s very rare that you actually execute every last detail that is on your wish list. Inevitably you run out of time for something. This is the first time in my life that everything I wanted to accomplish design-wise was actually achieved.” With her extensive resume of beautiful floral design—that’s really saying something.

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personalized and used as place cards. 3 | Caramel apples are a quintessential autumnal dessert, Sweet Indulgence provided this adult take on the kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic. 4 | Branches and leaves pair perfectly with yellow roses and cream dahlias in this arrangement by Flowers by Semia. this page: Farm-style tables from Peterson Party Center were topped with low metallic vessels that overflowed with vines, branches and blooms, and were accented by gold stones, geodes, and midnight blue tapers in antique gold candle holdersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all creating the stunning and nontraditional baby shower dĂŠcor.


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cards on her special day. 8 | Vines, berries, and thistles make this floral arrangement feel ethereal. 9 | Savory soup made from locally sourced ingredients is served in Moscow mule mugs. 10 | The industrial space of the studio provides a versatile backdrop for events. Here, the intimate lounge area was draped in huge swaths of autumn clematis vine, porcelain vine, and bittersweet creating an autumn oasis.

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cake & desserts Sweet Indulgence photographer Erin McGinn See resources for additional vendors.

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invitation: Paper Moss catering: The Grange dishware, napkins, dinner flatware & chargers: The Ark draping: PMA Industries

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Vehicles to match your style... Service beyond your expectations

Your Bridal Hair & Makeup Experts 109 Fenn Road Newington, CT 06111

860-232-8900 www.SalonNaomi.com

Southern New Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier Transportation Provider ROCKSTARLIMO.NET weddings@rockstarlimo.net 888.725.7871 Photos: Eloquent Images Photography, LLC, Sarah Pudlo Photography, Main Event Weddings

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

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

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Antique nautical elements combined with the natural beauty of the ocean are only some of the highlights from this intimate styled wedding photo shoot at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

on Cape Cod.


the vision Always in awe of the sea and sand, Karen Taddei of Lilacs chose a color palette of white, grey, soft blue, and subtle hints of blush for this styled event. Held at the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge on the shore of the Wequassett Resort, a low farm-style table and rustic lobster net were embellished with abalone shells in silvery grey and pink opalescent tones, vintage zinc flower pots with a dark patina, and white pillar candles, all surrounded by an industrial iron chain. Unexpected touches such as antique collectibles: binoculars, a compass, and mother of pearl opera glasses were added to the table as accents to the centerpiece. Each place setting was enhanced with sea blue air plants 1

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elements and bringing a romantic airiness to the table. The etched crystal glassware from Be Our Guest, vintage oyster dishes, and white milk glass chargers ensured that each course was plated beautifully. Dessert was just as luxurious as the tablescape. Sweets were served on a rustic bar cart, a rescued item from an old thread factory on the Cape, and featured a delightful spread of cookies and pastries that looked like seashells from The Artisan Bake Shop. A towering cake brushed with gold and silver was also surrounded by petite sweets in antique boxes. Further down the shore, a billowing fabric structure sheltered a lounge complete with wicker furniture, plush pillows and fur throws, and a driftwood table by Ryan Designs provided a place for guests to relax. Suspended above, a lustrous capiz shell chandelier cast a warm glow on the table where a coral-filled compote dish and an arrangement of air plants complemented the natural beauty of the beach. No detail was overlooked for this elegant affair. 3 242

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opposite: 1 | The chefs at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club shucked locally sourced raw oysters. 2 | A textural bouquet in silvery green

ocean hues complements the soft grey gown. 3 | The bride and bridesmaid share a laugh surrounded by seaworthy elements in the lounge.

this page: A beautiful beach cabana and lounge, created by Ryan Designs, with silvery blue draping, cozy blankets and patterned pillows, and tabletop dĂŠcor from Lilacs, was rich with texture and warmth.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a love for vintage elements that enhanced the surrounding beauty. It creating

inspired our design while a nostalgic feeling.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Karen Taddei, Lilacs

design defined this page:

A white conch shell holds delicate white blooms, a

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setting from Be Our Guest adds an unexpected touch to the layered glassware. 3 | The chef at Wequassett Resort prepared fresh mussels served with artisan crostini. 4 | The bride was dressed to perfection in a Monique Lhuillier gown from The Plumed Serpent.


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cart spotlights sweets that mirror the shimmering colors of the sea. 2 | Light and airy lemon and lavender

other participating vendors: paper & calligraphy: Heather Belle Calligraphy model: Maggie Inc. hair & makeup: Lisa George

meringue kisses by The Artisan Bake Shop fill French patina pots. 3 | Burnished gold Moroccan tile vanilla bean shortbread cookies were inspired by lace. 4 | Petite sweets set upon weathered boxes surround a vintage porthole cover. 5

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SETTINGS AS UNIQUE AS YOUR Wedding DAY. No matter where in New England you’re planning your wedding, the New England Renaissance ®, Marriott ® and Courtyard ® hotels have the ideal location. From city to waterfront settings and everything in between, the choice is yours. With unique venues situated in some of the most beautiful parts of New England, we’re sure to have the perfect place for your perfect day. PARTICIPATING HOTELS Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 617.338.4111 Boston Marriott Cambridge 617.494.6600 Boston Marriott Long Wharf 617.227.0800 Newport Marriott 401.849.1000 Boston Marriott Quincy 617.472.1000 Courtyard Boston Downtown 617.426.1400

For more information, visit NewEnglandMarriottWeddings.com or call the hotels directly to speak to a Certified Wedding Planner.

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P H O T O G R A P H E D B Y C A R L A T E N E YC K

THE GORGEOUS

Glen Manor House ESTATE WAS THE PERFECT

BACKDROP FOR OUR SOPHISTICATED GROOMS’ SPECIAL DAY.


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When you start with a venue as ornately detailed and grand as Glen Manor House, it can be hard to get the décor to steal the show, but Candice Coppola and her team at Jubilee Events did a spectacular job of making every detail stand out. “We started with the chinoiserie pattern, which reminds me so much of New England, and paired it with fun textures like boxwood, leather, and Lucite,” explained Coppola. “Those additional textures gave the photo shoot a masculine edge.” With not one, but two grooms, the challenge became how to 1

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while still conveying their individual personalities expertly styled mahogany bar cart from Be Our Guest that displayed the multi-tiered cake from Something Different Cake Couture to the gorgeous chinoiserie chandelier over the bar created by Ryan Designs, each theme and texture was incorporated into even the smallest of details. The bridal party’s attire was also lovely thanks to the incredible taste of Beth Chapman from The White Dress by the Shore. Grecian inspired dresses and minimal bouquets with lots of greens were universally flattering. The grooms were impeccably outfitted as well, with patterned suits in a dapper mix of navy and black. It was truly the combination of textures and an appreciation for minute details that made this an occasion to remember.

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opposite: 1 | A crown of greens by Just For You Floral Design rests sweetly on the flower girl’s head. 2 | White ceramic

vessels topped with topiaries complement a navy glass vase full of bright white blooms. 3 | A four layer cake from Something Different Cake Couture includes the chinoiserie pattern and the green boxwood leaves that are repeated in the rest of the décor. 4 | Glen Manor House’s gorgeous architecture serves as the perfect backdrop for a kiss from the newlyweds. this page: Clean lines, boxwood , a custom chinoiserie chandelier by Ryan Designs, and top shelf liquor make this shadow box bar from Party by Design something special. Don’t forget to ask for the signature cocktail!


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this page: 1 | Sweets, cocktails and delightful details sit atop a gorgeous mahogany bar cart from Be Our Guest. A boxwood hedge from Party By Design serves as a perfect backdrop. 2 | Guests took home sweet succulents in copper colored vessels. 3 | The first course of pumpkin

bisque with foraged mushroom timbale and toasted pepitas was truly scrumptious. 4

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gorgeous invitation suite from Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design incorporates every detail from the dĂŠcor: leather, greenery, and the navy and white chinoiserie pattern. opposite: A classic New England table setting; abundant bright white floral arrangements pair perfectly with tall white candlesticks and chinoiserie patterned ceramic vases creating an intimate tablescape for the grooms and guests.

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“There is something about Glen Manor that is so stately, yet so calm. I think the florals reflect that feeling. I loved working with only creams and greens with the accents of the blue chinoiserie pottery. All of that texture becomes the focus without being overwhelming. It is so pleasing to the eye.” – JA N E BR AYSH AW RY NA SK I, J UST FOR YOU F LOR A L DESIGN ST U DIO


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from The White Dress by the Shore, are an updated take on the traditional bridal or bridesmaid dress. 4 | The beautiful grounds at Glen

Manor House offer numerous locations for photo opportunities. 5 | Two fingers of Wild Turkey whiskey makes for one manly cocktail.

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6 & 8 | Just For You Floral Design’s breezy white floral arrangements create a refined tablescape fit for al fresco dining on the

terrace. 7 | Sleek up-dos and Grecian inspired dresses lend goddess-like style to the bridesmaids’ attire.


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V EN DOR S venue Glen Manor House event planning & design Jubilee Events floral design Just For You Floral Design catering Blackstone Caterers rentals (table top, linens & bar cart) Be Our Guest rentals (bar and back bar, lounge furniture, boxwood hedges, upholstered chairs & table) Party by Design cake Something Different Cake Couture paper suite & paper details Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design

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fashion styling Beth Chapman videography Artistic Wedding Films photographer Carla Ten Eyck

other participating vendors: tuxedos: Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House of Formals, models: Maggie Agency, make-up: Simply Gorgeous by Erin (Erin Infantino), hair: Beauty Bar (Adriana Bomova), fashion & jewelry: BHLDN, Donna Morgan, Theia, Chasing Fireflies, Haute Bride, Sara Gabriel, Aquinnah


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Serving Boston and Greater New England

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AFTER HUNT the

FLORA AND FAUNA CREATE CONTRAST WITH A CURATED COLLECTION OF NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURY ART FOR THIS APRÈS LA CHASSE THEMED FEAST AT THE HARVARD ART MUSEUMS.

photographed by Corinna Raznikov


the VISION

The early twentieth century art collection and architecture at the Harvard Art Museums inspired floral designer Marc Hall of Marc Hall Design and Nilda Martin of Reserve Modern Event Rental to create a sumptuous after the chase themed rehearsal dinner. “The evening blurred the distinction between new and old world,” Hall explained. “Modern furniture and couture design elements paired with Renaissance inspired food and flora.” 1

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invitation suite designed by Tribe Design + paper encased in a hand-sewn envelope. Texture was prominent throughout the overall design from the décor to the fashion. Tables were covered with luxurious linens ranging from quilted silk in game prints to crushed velvet in rich reds from Table Toppers, while the bride and groom accessorized with a fur stole and a feather bow tie. The grazing table was decorated with an elaborate display of food and floral sculptures, where a mouth-watering roast was surrounded by colorful root vegetables and decadent cakes prepared by The Catered Affair. An impressive artisan copper bar with an antler-mirrored backdrop from Reserve Modern Event Rental introduced metallic elements into the theme. Adjacent to the bar, an event lounge which comprised of sequoia tables, a gilded crown chair, contrasting animal hide rugs, and a collection of curiosities such as skulls, horns, and feathers completed the design.

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“A GREAT PARTY STARTS BY CREATING A THOUGHTFUL AND BEAUTIFULLY STYLED ENVIRONMENT THAT IS NOT ONLY VISUALLY STUNNING, BUT FUNCTIONAL AND EXCITING FOR GUESTS. WE ACCENTUATED AN ALREADY GORGEOUS SPACE BY ADDING AREAS THAT BECAME EVENT JEWELRY AND FOCAL ‘WOWS’ TRANSFORMING A FAMILIAR ENVIRONMENT.” – Nilda Martin, Reserve Modern Event Rental.

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art meets fine art with this couture Candice Wu gown and custom fur stole. 4

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Savory potato pave

looks almost too perfect to eat! this page: Looking dapper in a crushed velvet blazer, and stunning in a gold couture gown, the bride and groom are guided by twinkling lights to the grand entrance of the Harvard Art Museums.


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of round stag horn mirrors behind it is a piece of art in itself. From Reserve Modern Event Rental. 2 | Dinner included mouthwatering, bone-in ribeye and honey glazed roasted root vegetables. 3

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art and architecture, the couple enjoy a view of the feast below. 5

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The sophisticated invitation designed by Tribe

Design + Events blended modern typography with richly patterned paper and was packaged in a silk hand-wrapped mailing box. 6 | Guests indulged in petite duck sliders with green curry aioli, pickled ginger, and Jicama slaw prepared by The Catered Affair.

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featured VENDORS

venue Harvard Art Museums floral & event design Marc Hall Design lounge, bar & event design Reserve Modern Event Rental catering The Catered Affair linens Table Toppers table top, chairs & table Peterson Party Center hair Emily Reale for Beaucage Salon and Spa make-up Christina Kennedy for Beaucage Salon and Spa invitation suite & paper details Tribe Design + Events photographer Corinna Raznikov other participating vendors: gowns: Candice Wu, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attire: Neiman Marcus, Natick, MA, lighting: Frost Productions


resource

DIRECTORY Cakes & Favors Ana Parzych Cakes | p. 13 203-439-7979 -CT 212-390-1667 -NY www.anaparzychcakes.com

MAX Ultimate Food | p. 52 617-427-9799 www.maxultimatefood.com

Dreaming Tree Events | p. 91 860-918-4229 www.dreamingtree-events.com

Russell Morin Catering & Events | IFC, p. 1 888-552-7822 www.morins.com

EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design | p. 148 781-856-1981 www.efdcreative-events.com

Artisan Bake Shop, The | p. 188 508-763-4905 www.artisanbakeshop.com

Entertainment, Event Lighting & Production

Konditor Meister | p. 199 781-849-1970 www.konditormeister.com

Luke Renchan Entertainment | p. 212 401-816-5496 www.lukesENT.com

Something Different Cake Couture | p. 60 401-353-1222 www.cakescouture.net Sweet Indulgence | p. 100 401-467-4850 www.mysweetindulgence.com

Calligraphy & Design Sharon Morgera | p. 218 401-846-2014 www.sharonmorgera.com

Catering Blackstone Caterers | BC 401-848-2030 www.blackstonecaterers.com Capers Catering | p. 258 800-465-6509 www.caperscatering.com Catered Affair, The | p. 4 & 5 781-982-9333 -Hingham, MA 617-859-2282 -Boston, MA 781-763-1333 -Cambridge, MA www.thecateredaffair.com Compton Clambakes | p. 210 401-635-4114 www.comptonclambakes.com Festivities | p. 231 203-847-7774 www.festivitiesevents.com Forks & Fingers | p. 18 & 19 203-298-4530 www.forksandfingersct.com Lawn Club Fine Catering | p. 15 203-777-3494 www.nhlccatering.com

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Ormonde Productions | p. 6 & 7 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Shindig Lighting | p. 260 203-726-8212 www.shindiglighting.com Victor Events | p. 71 401-729-7500 www.victorevents.com

Event Décor & Lighting Exquisite Events | p. 17 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com Ormonde Productions | p. 6 & 7 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Reserve Modern Event Rental | p. 80 781-839-9740 www.reservemoderneventrental.com Ryan Designs | p. 29 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com

Elegant Engagements | p. 132 508-369-7444 www.elegantengagementscapecod.com Em Devaud Events | p. 198 410-322-5111 www.emdevaudevents.com

Unique Weddings By Alexis | p. 135 617-833-5661 www.weddingsbyalexis.com

Fashion & Jewelry A Little Something White Bridal Couture | p. 247 203-309-5110 www.alittlesomethingwhite.com DA Couture Bridal Jewelry Bouquets and Accessories | p. 97 860-961-9478 www.couturejewelrybouquets.com

Festivities | p. 231 203-847-7774 www.festivitiesevents.com

Long’s Jewelers | p. 194 617-426-8500 -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

Janie Haas Events | p. 79 978-725-5956 www.janiehaasevents.com

Plumed Serpent Bridal, The | p. 53 203-226-9868 www.plumedserpentbridal.com

Jubilee Events | p. 222 203-632-5654 www.eventjubilee.com

White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 33 860-669-4596 www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

Exquisite Events | p. 17 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com

Michele Mottola Events Consulting | p. 70 781-710-0086 www.michelemottola.com Nicole Simeral & Company | p. 220 617-699-9791 www.simeralco.com

Floral Design Botanica Wedding Studio | p. 79 401-774-2149 www.botanicaweddingflowers.com

Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 188 508-540-3015 www.thepinkpolkadot.net

DA Couture Bridal Jewelry Bouquets and Accessories | p. 97 860-961-9478 www.couturejewelrybouquets.com

Event Planners

SD Events | p. 40 781-416-9500 www.simpledetailsevents.com

Farrissey Floral Design | p. 122 508-642-9337 www.farrisseyfloraldesign.com

AE Events | p. 258 617-879-9779 www.aeevents.com

Scott Connery Events | p. 164 401-440-1846 www.scottconneryevents.com

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

Amy Champagne Events | p. 174 203-908-5788 www.amychampagne.com

Sixpence for your Shoe | p. 132 860-206-0838 www.sixpenceevents.com

Campo & Company Events | p. 82 401-742-5344 www.campoandcompany.com

Tribe Design + Events | p. 232 www.tribedesignandevents.com

Greenlion Weddings Floral and Event Design | p. 82 401-864-1650 www.greenlionweddings.com

Shindig Lighting | p. 260 203-726-8212 www.shindiglighting.com

Just For You Floral Design Studio | p. 144 860-349-0575 www.justforyouweddings.com


resource

DIRECTORY

Lilacs | p. 37 508-428-3515 www.lilacsflorals.com

Papers | p. 60 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

Lotus Floral Events | p. 51 617-908-4363 www.lotusfloralevents.com

Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 188 508-540-3015 www.thepinkpolkadot.net

Marc Hall Design | p. 27 617-482-6272 www.theworldofmarchall.com

Tribe Design + Events | p. 232 www.tribedesignandevents.com

New Leaf Flores | p. 35 617-522-1101 www.newleafjp.com Orly Khon Floral | p. 230 617-202-0299 www.orlykhon.com Sayles Livingston Design | p. 2 & 3 401-635-9500 www.sayleslivingstondesign.com Secret Garden, The | p. 119 401-423-0050, 800-252-1594 www.thesecretgardenjamestown.com

NonProfit Feeding Our Neighbors | p. 131 www.NENACEFeedingOurNeighbors.org

Officiant Blair Ceremonies | p. 218 401-486-5443

Photography Carla Ten Eyck Photography | p. 220 860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com

Registery/Products

Resources

Candita Clayton Gallery | p. 38 401-533-8825 www.canditaclaytongallery.com

Reverie Gallery | p. 51 www.reveriegallery.com

Giardini di Sole | p. 210 www.giardinidisole.com

Rentals Be Our Guest, Inc | p. 248 617-427-2700 www.beourguestpartyrental.com Chase Canopy | p. 218 800-649-2055 www.chasecanopy.com Event Co., The | p. 132 866-215-TENT, 978-283-4884 www.rentent.com New England Country Rentals | p. 146 781-990-6000 www.newenglandcountryrentals.com

Toni Chandler Flowers & Events | p. 39 401-601-1106 www.tonichandlerflorals.com

Corinna Raznikov Photography | p. 173 508-748-3853 www.corinnaraznikov.com

Winston Flowers | p. 20 & 21 800-457-4901 www.winstonflowers.com/weddings-andevents

Dana Siles Photographer | p. 81 800-372-4494 www.danasiles.com

Party by Design | p. 248 781-848-1665 www.pbd-events.com

Erin McGinn Photography | p. 38 www.erinmcginn.com

Peterson Party Center | p. 22 &23 781-729-4000 www.petersonpartycenter.com

Hair & Makeup Beaucage Salon & Spa | p. 82 617-437-7171 www.beaucage.com Dana Bartone & Company | p. 131 203-250-7709 www.danabartone.com Emily Reale | p. 248 www.emilyreale.com Naomiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio & Salon | p. 238 860-232-8900 www.salonnaomi.com

Invitations, Paper Goods & Gifts Coral Pheasant Stationery | p. 222 651-261-7251 www.coralpheasant.com Paper Perfectionist, The | p. 70 www.thepaperperfectionist.com

Justin & Mary The Weddings | p. 174 www.justinandmaryweddings.com Lea St. Germain Photography | p. 148 www.leastgermain.com Molly Lo Photography | p. 162 www.mollylophotography.com M. Studios | p. 111 401-954-0577 www.mstudiosri.com Rebecca Arthurs | p. 174 401-575-3396 www.rebecca-arthurs.com Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 40 401-524-7538 www.scolariphoto.com

Newport Tent Company | p. 139 401-683-9160 www.newporttent.com

Reserve Modern Event Rental | p. 80 781-839-9740 www.reservemoderneventrental.com Rhode Island Rentals | p. 31 800-873-6888, 401-738-9731 www.rirental.com Ryan Designs | p. 29 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com Sperry Tents | p. 198 888-825-7542 www.sperrytents.com Table Toppers | p. 250 617-558-0008 www.ttnewton.com

Transportation RockStar Limo | p. 238 888-725-7871 www.rockstarlimo.net Valet Connection, The | p. 219 401-737-3898, 844-WE-VALET www.valetconnection.com

Venues 9ofs | p. 172 617-482-9338 www.9ofs.com Ballroom at the Providence G, The | p. 143 401-585-8005 providenceg.com/venues/event-space Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum | p. 115 401-253-2707 www.blithewold.org Borsari Gallery Cape Cod | p. 110 508-385-3434 www.borsarigallerycapecod.com Boston Harbor Hotel, The | p. 137 617-439-7000 www.bhh.com Boston Marriott Cambridge | p. 249 617-494-6600 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Long Wharf | p. 249 617-227-0800 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Marriott Quincy | p. 249 617-472-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Boston Public Library, The | p. 4 & 5 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl Candita Clayton Gallery | p. 38 401-533-8825 www.canditaclaytongallery.com Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 156 866-793-5664 www.thechanler.com

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RESOURCES

Chapel Grille Restaurant | p. 61 401-944-9900 ext. 2 www.chapelgrilleri.com

Lombardo’s | p. 131 781-986-5000 www.lombardos.com

Charles Hotel, The | p. 127 800-882-1818 www.charleshotel.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 122 508-717-6833 www.whalingmuseum.org

Colonnade Hotel, The | p. 133 617-424-7000, 617-425-3205 www.colonnadehotel.com

New England Aquarium | p. 135 617-973-5205 www.neaq.org

Courtyard Boston Downtown | p. 249 617-426-1400 newenglandmarriottweddings.com

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

Crowne Plaza Hotel | p. 24 401-732-6000 www.crownehotelwarwick.com

Newport Mansions | p. 164 www.newportmansions.org/weddings

Exchange Conference Center, The | p. 211 617-790-1900 www.exchangeconferencecenter.com Fort Adams | p. 129 401-619-5801 www.fortadams.org Glen Manor House | p. 153 401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | p. 123 401-737-6353 ext. 3 www.harborlightsri.com Harvard Art Museums | p. 202 781-763-1333 thecateredaffair.com/ venue/harvardartmuseums Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 42 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com Independence Harbor | p. 168 508-644-2225, 800-287-8300 www.ihweddings.com

Newport Marriott | p. 249 401-849-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Newport Vineyards | p. 69 401-848-5161 www.newportvineyards.com Newport Yachting Center | p. 240 401-846-2610 www.newportyachtingcenter.com Nonantum Resort, The | p. 119 207-967-4050, 800-552-5651 www.nonantumresort.com Peabody Essex Museum | p. 113 978-745-9500, 978-542-1615 www.pem.org/venues Preserve at Boulder Hills, The | p. 259 401-539-4653 www.bridesatthepreserve.com Providence Biltmore | p. 10 & 11 401-455-3027 www.providencebiltmore.com

Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 145 401-333-1300 www.eventsatkirkbrae.com

Providence Public Library | p. 189 401-487-6173 www.morins.com/providence-publiclibrary/

Langham, The | p. 232 800-791-7764 www.langhamhotels.com/boston

Quidnessett Country Club | p. 125 401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com

Linden Place | p. 69 401-253-0390 www.lindenplace.org

Redwood Library & Athenaeum | p. 162 401-742-5344 www.redwoodlibrary.org

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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | p. 249 617-338-4111 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 121 401-785-4333 www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, The | p. 41 617-574-7106 www.ritzcarlton.com/boston Saybrook Point Inn, Spa & Marina | p. 110 860-388-0000 www.saybrook.com Smith and Wollensky | IBC 617-423-1112 smithandwollensky.com Stepping Stones Museum for Children | p. 144 203-899-0606 ext. 227 steppingstonesmuseum.org/events Stone House/Newport Experience The | p. 141 401-635-2222 www.newportexperience.com

Cranberry, Sage and Plum | p. 46 Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires, Sally Cakes, Ladyfingers Letterpress, Claire Pettibone, Bella Bridal, J.Crew, Officiant-John Porter Glistening Golds and Crimson Reds | p. 48 Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Adrianna Avery, Design House Décor, Makeup by Shreni (Shreni Patel), Hair: Cheria Brown, Chakra Indian Cuisine, Xtreme Productions, Crystal Transportation, Boston Bridal Carriage Varda Cards, Myra Diamond Studi, Officiant: Jayant Sane, Sonesta Suites, J&R Rentals, Alankar Decors Vivid Fuschia, Violet and Orange | p. 50 Makeup: Jennifer Hathaway Makeup Artistry, Hair: Julie Kielbasa, Cusine Chez Vous, Frost Productions, The Sugar Babies Band, Invitation Company, VOWS, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, E.B. Horn, Officiant: LisaAnn DuKaten Vibrant Coral and Rich Green | p. 54 Makeup: Clau-

dia Frustaci, Ciao Bellas, Hair: Brittney Pessotti, Fringe Salon, Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting, Night Shift Entertainment, Rentals Unlimited, Black Tie Limousine Inc, Inviting Company, Johanna Johnson, Gabriella NY Bridal Salon, Manolo Blahnik, Amsale, London tailor, Central Wharf Co., Alteration Specialists of NY

Champagne Shimmer and Blush | p. 56 Aria, Social Décor, KLW Design, Dynamite Boutique, Correlation Productions, Lovely Cakes, Nuage Designs

Celestial Grays and Gold | p. 58 Bowerbird & Friends, Copper Penny Flowers, Saltbox Kitchen, West Concord Liquors Blush Pink and Sorft Gold | p. 62 Hair & MakeupRachael Rubin of Beauty Parlr, Beantown, Montilio’s Baking Company, The Chocolate Rose, Inpopnito, No Regrets, Justin Joslin Wedding Films, Rentals Unlimited, Kleinfeld Bridal, Monique Lhullier, Hugo Boss, Pink Princess, Hefez & Sons, Officiant: Rabbi Neil Hirsch, New Seabury Country Club, ShootMe Photobooths

Venezia | p. 239 617-436-3120 www.veneziaboston.com

Sea Green, White and Blush | p. 64 Weekapaug Inn,

Wadsworth Mansion | p. 163 860-347-1064 www.wadsworthmansion.com

Aubergine, Lavender and Emerald | p. 66 John Orton Flowers, Sheridan Bergin Event Planner, Hair & Makeup: Christina Genest-Adele’s Hair & Skin, Confectionery Designs, Crosstown Press, Rentals Unlimited, Musette Bridal, La Bottega, Marc Anthony Tuxedos, Anna’s Bridal, MRT Jewelers, Officiant: Father David Martins

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | p. 117 800-225-7125 www.wequassett.com

Makeup: Braelyn Weaver, Hair: South County Choppers, Stone Blossom, Sultans of Swing, Lela Rose, Amsale, My.Suit, J.Crew, Bliss Lau, Officiant: Don Nash, The Ocean House, The Shelter Harbor Inn

Plum, Magenta and Saffron | p. 68 Makeup-Lyndsay Simon Beauty, Hair-Michael’s Salon, P & J Florist, Felicia’s Perfect Setting, Cakes by Sue, Princess Limo, Wedding Paper Divas, Alexandra’s Boutique, Men’s Wearhouse

Willowbend Country Club | p. 230 508-539-5320 www.willowbendcapecod.com

Dove Gray, Rose Quartz and Green | p. 72 Eolia Man-

Videography

Silvery Green, Blush and Shite | p. 76 Blush Floral

Artistic Wedding Films | p. 90 877-819-0923 www.artisticweddingfilms.com

sion at Harkness Park, Hana Floral Design, Hair & Makeup-Jennie Fresa Beauty, A Thyme to Cook, JP Artistic Entertainment, Lynn Palmer Cakes, Wood Chick, Vera Wang, J.Crew, Vera Wang BLACK, Kent Jewelers NYC, Officiant-Chaz Zezulka, Latitude 41, Hilton Garden Inn

Design, The Groove Shop, Catie + Amy, Cleaver + Co., Stamford Tent, La Tavola Linen, Party Rental, Taylor Creative, Amsale, Loeffler Randall, Tara Jones, Mr. Boddington’s Studios, Boggi Suit, Burberry

Tangerine, Taupe and Teal | p. 76 Eliza Cowan Events, Hair and Makeup: Caitlin Murphy, Design≠≠Light, Protégé, Wilson Stevens Productions, Cakes to Remember, Paper Moss, Vera Wang Boston, Amsale, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Rev. Nathan Detering, Alta Strada, Crown Plaza Natick, Paper Tangent, Flour Pot Cookies, Kristen Henderson, Jimmy Choo, Lettering by Liz


Perfect Peach and Champagne Shimmer | p. 78 Makeup: Kimberly Richard, Hair: Youselie Auguste, Courtney’s Floral Creations, Rentals Unlimited, Lynford Ifill, Casual Gourmet, Sidehill Farms, Cape Transportation, Together Forever Films, Vows, Dessy, After 6, Alfred Sung, Men’s Wearhouse, www.prettyflowergirl.com, Nordstrom, Officiant: Jeffrey Wilson of Tennessee, Bruce Abbott, Lobster Roll Cruises

Poppy Red, Slate and Navy | p. 83 Hair & Makeup:

New Leaf Hair Studio, Photobooth Planet (Chloe the VW Photobus), Beat Train Productions, Confectionery Designs, Rentals Unlimited, South County Trolley, The First Snow, Minted, Trial by Cupcakes, StopGoLove, Paloma Blanca, J. Crew, Jenny Yoo, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, The Tie Bar, Urban Outfitters, Tutu Du Monde, BHLDN, Ben Amun, Johanna Johnson, The Mrs. Box, Officiant: Rev. Barry J. Gamache, Occasional Brass & Strings, Roberto’s Restaurant, Bristol Guest Suites, Bristol Harbor Inn,

lon, Gray’s Ice Cream, Paper Moss, Patricia van Essche, MapleLoft Studios, Dolce & Gabbana, Edie Parke,Tabitha Simmons, Luigi Bianchi, Epaulet, Oak Street Boot Company, Michael Doppelt Jewelry Company, New York Yacht Club Harbour Court

Coastal Crush | p. 118 Makeup: Laurel Wiley, Hair:

Tasha Lawrence, Blooms and Heirlooms, marshall rental, The Music Man DJ Service, Confection Art, Intown Trolley Co, William Arthur, The Paper Patch, Andrea’s Bridal, Casablanca, Donna Morgan, Men’s Wearhouse, David’s Bridal, Anthropologie, Debra Moreland, Badgely Mischka, Officiant: Evangeline Spanos, Artful Noise String quartet, Tia’s Topside

Company, David Bettencourt, Vera Wang, Boston, Paul Ataker, Jenny Yoo, Vera Wang, Father Timothy Reilly, Cody Mead, The Landing, Katherine Gressel

City Sophistication | p. 142 Second shooter: Ella

Iannotti Photography, Hair & Makeup: Ky Michaels Salon, The Strings from Berkeley School of Music, Sugar Band, Extreme, Rentals Unlimited, Mira Zwillinger, Dolce & Gabana,Lafayette 148 New York, Etro Formal Evening Wear Baccarro Restaurant, Julio Amato, and Colby James

Springtime Fairytale | p. 149 Wianno Club, KD&J

RESOURCES

Tawa, Social Lights, Reception Music: Band-Night Shift Entertainment & DJ-Kupah James, Cakes to Remember, Invitations & Company, Whit Wales – Wales Films, Jenny Packham-Musette Bridal, Miltons, The Tie Bar, PurePixie, House of Lavande, Rabbi David Kudan, Father Joseph Marchese, Seaport Hotel Boston, AJ Rose and Flooring, Tommy Wholesale,The Prop Factory, Rentals Unlimited, Nate Donabed, Gauge NYC

Classic Opulence | p. 186 Sylvia Weinstock, Hair & Makeup: JJ Salon NYC, Shreve, Crump & Lowe, Officiant: Rabbi Deborah Mangan

Botanica Floral Design Studio, Makeup: Andrea Kooharian-Simpson. Hair: Salon 700-Heather Callachan & Team, Sultans of Swing, Bobby of Cape Tunes, Four Seas Ice Cream, Cape Destinations, Rentals Unlimited, Kearsley Lloyd, J Papers, Digital Imaging of Cape Cod, Custom Carolina Herrera, Mark Ingram Atelier, Manolo Blahnik, Needle & Thread, Bella Bridesmaids, J. Crew, Vineyard Vines, Fleurisse Dress, Spring Flowers, Betteridge, Cartier, Officiant:Father David Marcotte, S.J., Ph.D., Don from St. Francis, Bridget Williams, Lyle Morgan, Hyannisport Club

A Night at the Ballet | p. 190 The Castle at the Boston Park Plaza, DJ Omari from Keros Entertainment, Exclusive Valet

Country Club Charm | p. 124 Viking Tours of Newport & the Wedding Trolley, Hair & Makeup-New Leaf Hair Studio, Weed Weavers, Couture Bridals, Coastal Sound DJ Company, Sweet Althea’s, Paper Moon Invitations, Allure Bridal, Elizabeth Ann’s Bridal Boutique, Adrianna Papell, Noir by Lazaro, Ana’s Bridal Boutique, Lauren Conrad, Jos A Bank, Aston Gray, Tommy Hilfigher, Pearl Beach Treasures, Nadri, Nordstrom, Officiant: Fr. Jared Costanza, Kelly Caton, Spain Restaurant, Towneplace Suites by Marriott, Del’s Lemonade

A Seaside Garden | p. 154 Beanfeld VFX Productions, DJour Entertainment, The Cake Gallery, Patrice Monahan (trio), South County Trolley, Fisher Bus, The Clarke Cooke House, Reem Acra, Sousa Jewelers, Badgley Mischka, Jos. A. Bank, The Tie Bar, Adrianna Papell, BHLDN, Olga, The Golden Needle, Hair & Makeup: Bella Beauty Bridal, Chi Chi London, By Invitation Only, l.a. shepherd, The Hilltop Inn, Sheldon Fine Art, Audrain Auto Museum, Ma’s Donuts

Starry Winter Night | p. 195 Fairmont Copley Plaza,

South Farms, Hair & Makeup: Nicole Baker, Tara’s Beauty Studio, Azalea Floral Design, Emily’s Catering Group, Tents Unlimited, Night Rhythm, Liberty Limo, Amsale, Nordstrom, Formals by Antonio, David’s Bridal, Offciant: Virgin Islands Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhys Hodge, Millennium Music, Marketplace Kitchen & Bar, Southbury Crowne Plaza

A Formal Affair | p. 126 Father Andrew George, Rustic Roots Designs, LaSalle Bakery | Providence, RI, Sueno’s, Alvina Valenta Couture, Stephen Yearick Couture, Betsey Johnson, Jimmy Choo, The Bridal Garden, Gold Lady Jewelers, Bill Levkoff, Calvin Klein, Carl Anthony Tuxedo, Hair Stylist-Samantha Rossi, Hair Tech, Makeup-Danielle Guadagno, Invited by Lama Works, Koufeta, Emmanuel Mihailides, DJ Valentina / Brother to Brother Band, Infinity Video, Venus Limousine, Café Fresco

Planned, Hair & Makeup-Frank Antonio Salon, Lois Vaughan, Confectionery Designs, theknot.com, Precious Memories Bridal, BHLDN, Joseph A Banks, Blue Nile, The Landing, La Farge Perry House

Aquamarine, Plum and Burgundy | p. 96 Groove

Vinage Nautical | p. 128 hair:Rosy Conary, Ex-

Hunter Green, Blush and Apricot | p. 86 Makeup: Lynne Avallone, Hair: Salon Corbu, Beat Train Productions, Rugg Road Paper Company, Romona Keveza Legends, Musette, J Crew Bridesmaid, Nordstrom, Leo Carroll, Grafton Street Mossy Green and Cream | p. 88 Viking Tours,

Amy Adorney, Hair & Makeup:-Ali Lomazzo Beauty, Beantown, Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse, Paper Mill, Meg Simone, Vineyard Vines, OfficiantPeter Regan, Charles Adorney, Gooseberry Beach, Marshall Slocum Inn, The Attwater, Newport Sweet Shoppe

Cerise, Sky Blue annd Jade | p. 92 Caitlin Cotter Makeup Artistry, Hair: Corrine Noel, Fleurescent, Wood & Grit, Erica O’Brien Cake, Everthine Bridal, J.Crew Sapphire and Pale Rose | p. 94 The White Barn at

Entertainment, Design Light, Intermezzo Chamber Players, Cakes to Remember, Invitations and Company, Rentals Unlimited, Brooks Brothers, Great Knots Designs, Joseph Gann Jewelers, Officiant: Jennifer Kaplan, Union Street Restaurant, Ketubah: Joan Almaliah Art

Tropical Coral, Aqua and Peach | p. 98 Andria Bird

Bridal, Hair & Makeup: Jennie Kay Plumb, Rentals Unlimited, Del’s, Elite Entertainment, Dave Foley Band, DJ Ferrara, George Zecher, Newport Trolley/ Viking Tours, Social Graces, Jeremy Folster, Essence of Australia, Ana’s Bridal, Nordstrom, Toci Cashmere Boutique, Alexandra’s Bridal, Michael Kors, CLC Menswear, Macy’s, Tiffany & Co, J.Crew, Diamonds International, Father Hyacinth Cordell, Joseph Mone, St. Christopher’s Church Music, La Forge Casino Restaurant, Hotel Viking,The Gas Lamp Grille, Busker’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Brian Twohey

Warmth and Wonder | p. 112 M+M Elite Events, Artistic Blossoms, DesignLight, The Gilded Harps, Oakleafs Cakes, Lynn Graham Designs, Script by Simone Rustic Vineyard Vows | p. 114 Chelo’s Cater-

ing, Hair & Makeup: Allison Barbera Beauty, Anna Hattendorf-Doyle, Michael Cortigiano (DJ), Marina Gregson, Wedding Paper Divas, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, David’s Bridal, Jos. A. Bank, David’s Bridal, Officiant: Kathy Irving

New England Fare | p. 116 Eisenhower House, Rentals Unlimited, Makeup: Jane Sincere, Femme Fatale Salon, Rebecca Camelo, Femme Fatale Sa-

Eternal Grace | p. 120 Makeup: Melissa Barra, Hair:

Rhonda Knight-Salon Jaz, Golden Gate Studios, Felicia’s Perfect Setting XO The Girls, ATR Treehouse, DJ Imho Ra-Mu and the Crew, Wright’s Dairy Farm, Weddingfavordiscount.com, Newport Wedding Trolley, The American Wedding, LM Productions, Vows Bridal Outlet, Allure Bridals, Alexandra’s Bridal, OurPlace Tuxedo, Dina Inc., Zales, Officiant: Rev. William J. Ledoux, Pastor, Christiana Rodi, Denise Petrucci, Basta, NYLO Hotel

quisite Flowers, East Meets West Catering, Jessica Roy-Cheal, The Ward Eights, Robbi Mills, Thao Rich, Boston Super Duck Tours, Magnet Street, Vintage Monique Lhillier, Prada, Ben Sherman, Gucci,YSL, Charley Hafen Jewelers, Officiant: Rev. Cal Genzel, Old South Church Organist & Choir singers, Harpoon Brewery, J. Pace Catering, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Seaport

Timeless Elegance | p 130 Simplistic Charm, Russo Tux and Limosine, Makeup: Many Faces Made, Hair: Antonia Hair Salon, Rentals Unlimted, O’Malley’s Floral Expression, Linken Live Band and Viloenist, Cakes by Toni Marie, Slique Designs Gourmet Candy Apple Station, Your’s Truly Invitations, David Buildating productions Cosmopolitan Flair | p. 134 Hair & Makeup: Charlotte Phinney, Lotus Designs, Cakes for Occasions, Rentals Unlimited, Marc Delisle, Travis Colby Band Magical Mist | p. 136 Makeup: Ali Lomazzo Beauty, Hair: Ali Lomazzo, Pranzi, Special Sound and Light, Perfect Pears, Essence, Jasmine B2, Calvin Klein, LOFT, Kate Spade, Officiant: Jason Garvey, La Bella Musica, Hilton Whimsical Inspiration | p. 138 Madison Floral, Port Lighting, Jaime Edwards, Kimon Kirk, Duke Levine, Perri Rossi Band Effortlessly Chic p | 140 Makeup: Dani Wagener, Hair: Beauty Hut, Rentals Unlimited, Heavy Sound Productions, Keros Trio, Night Shift, DJ Dondada, Confectionery Designs, Viking Tours, Invitations and

Floral Grandeur and Grace| p. 157 Eventfully

Nautical Nuptials | p. 160 Golden Gate Studios,

Viking Tours, DeLuise Bakery, Hair & Makeup-B. Lovely Beauty Studio, Frame and Anchor, Rentals Unlimited, Katlem Designs, Maggie Sottero, Ve’Lace Bridal, Bill Levkoff, Carl Anthony Tuxedo, MRT Jewelers

Storybook Romance | p. 169 Makeup: Danielle

Keefe, Danieπlle Keefe Artistry, Hair: Mizu Salon: Miguel Nicolau, Rentals Unlimited, Suzanne B.Lowell Lighting, The Elements Dance Band, Old Town Trolley, LTI Limo, Invitations & Co., City Point Films, Naeem Kahn-Bergdorf Goodman, Jenny Yoo; Prim, The Bridesmaid Boutique, 9tailors, Men’s Warehouse, Father Alex Oneto

Outdoor Charm | p. 175 Mansion Muse | p. 178 Weddings by Trista, Euto-

pia Events, TK Floral and Design, David Allen Catering, Michael’s Party Renal, Marx Entertainment, Air Ocean Aviation, Pip Printing, Justin Mayer Videography, Mariella’s Creation, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Hannoush Jewelers, Sheraton Hartford South Hotel

Cozy Romance | p. 180 Earth Blossoms Flowers, Sandy Lefebvre, Jock in the Box Entertainment, J. Cakes,Prostate Cancer Foundation, Premier Limousine, Minted.com, Watters, Amsale, Vera Wang, BHLDN, Reverend Sandy Stayner, Millennium Music, Taste Restaurant, The New Haven Hotel, The Study at Yale Whimsical Romance | p. 182 Hair & Makeup: Jen-

ny Kay Beauty, Weedweavers, Rentals Unlimited, Five Star Limousine, Ainslee McAndrew, Watters, Rene Caovilla, BHLDN, Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Kors, Officiant: Monsignor Anthony Mancini, Philip Faraone, The Dorrance, The Omni Providence

Organic Extravagance | p. 184 Intercontinental Boston, Makeup: Claudia Moriel, Hair: Andrea Reid & Jen

Marina Merriment | p. 192 Makeup: Kristina Foreman, Makeup Makeup, Hair: Susan Sacks, Blush Floral Design, The Atomic Funk Project, Creative Cakes by Donna, Donations to ‘Hole in the Wall Gang’ Charity, Liberty Limousine Service, The Write Approach, Mind Spin HD, Christian Louboutin, Amsale, Bella Bridesmaid, Siri, Officiant: Father Arul Rajan Peter, The Griswold Inn Makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty, Hair: Jennifer Tawa Hair Design, Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting, Night Shift Entertainment, Hudson, Cakes to Remember, Smolak Farms, Pier 1 Imports, Silberman Brown Stationers, Kate Spade, Christian Louboutin, Vera Wang Couture, J. Mendel Paris, Bergdorf Goodman, Jimmy Choo, J.Crew, Dessy, Nordstrom, The Black Tux, Ralph Lauren Collection,Ben Bridge Jeweler, David Yurman,Tag Huer, Officiant: Barrett Hyde, Music Management, Anima, Mistral,Westin Copley Place, Marriott Copley Place, Ice Effects

Je T’aime Paris | p. 200 The Taj, Makeup: Joanna Petit-Frere, Hair: Larry Hamilton at Patrice Vinci Salon, Rentals Unlimited DJ Ron Furr, Buzz Media Group, Rosa Clará, L’Elite Bridal, Jimmy Choo, Monique Lhuillier, Brooks Brothers, Men’s Wearhouse, Abigail’s, Shreve, Crump and Low, Officiant: Alan Neale, Copley Chamber Group, Fiore Restaurant Floral Extravagance | p. 203 Dragonline Studio,

Season to Taste, Scrumptions, Union Square Donuts, Hair: Laura Philbrick, Makeup: Apothecary, Red Bird Ink, Early June, Tricky Britches and Beat Train Productions, Rue de Seine, Everthine Bridal, Ann Taylor, Down Under Jewelry, Andria Bird Bridal, Topman, Nordstrom

Antique Chic | p. 206 The Barn on Walnut Hill,

Claire Pettibone ‘Versailles’, Anne Barge Black Label ‘Lamour’, Flora Fauna, Eventide, Hair-Catie + Amy, Makeup-Diva Borrelli, Two Paperdolls, Revolve Furniture, Bunker Brewing Company, Anne Sportun, Todd Reed, Ido Films, Elan Artists / Carte Blanche, DJ Matty/Ray Jarrell, Trico Field, Forage Haberdashery

Old Hollywood Glamour | p. 208 Makeup: Susan Hewitt, Hair: Angela Jennings, Golden Gate Studios, Cover to Cover, Mercury Photo Lounge (Photo Booth), Daniel Meyers, Uilleann Pipes, Irish Bagpipes, Wrights Dairy Farm, donation to the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Paper Lily Invitations, Vows, Saks Fifth Avenue,David’sBridal,Nordstrom,Macys,Men’sWearhouse, Barmakian Jewelers, Officiant: Eric Kristenson, Shelly Otis (Harpist), Bravo Brasserie Restaurant Old World Charm | p. 213 Isis Cakes, Tiffany Peay Jewelry, Rentals Unlimited

Countdown to Midnight | p. 216 Music Manage-

ment, Cakes to Remember, LTI Worldwide Limousine, Smudge Ink, Elite Calligraphy, Caddigan Films, L’Elite Bridal, Monique L’huillier, Kate Spade, Nike, Jenny Yoo, Burberry, Alton Lane,Àine Minogue (Irish harpist), Atlantic Fish Company, Solas Irish Pub, Hyatt Regency Boston, Courtyard

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