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Pops and palettes of color to covet. The can’t-get-enoughof combinations that fuel our ongoing infatuation.

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Items and ideas that define a style. Tastemaker tips and iconic devotions that fill our heads with designing notions.

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A Bliss Publication® 2013 Volume 3

It is with great anticipation and excitement that I welcome you to the third edition of Bliss Celebrations Guide! The Bliss team along with our fabulous event-industry friends never cease to amaze me. The pages of this edition are filled with gorgeous, sumptuous events and ideas sure to inspire. From real weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners, milestone birthdays and more to our inspirational photo shoots, you will find many fabulous details and spectacular vendors to ensure an unforgettable event. In this issue, color and style details again are a highlight (look for our new “Bliss Loves This” icon) and we continue to see rustic and vintage trends as a mainstay in addition to elegant, romantic weddings inspired by the popularity of Downton Abbey and the re-make of The Great Gatsby. Also new in this issue, to complement our inspirational shoots, are the “If You Liked” pages that offer additional details, tips and fashion ideas, to help you customize each theme to your specific event. As a fun addition, some of our talented entertainment specialists have created amazing interactive playlists inspired by our styled shoots. You can experience the mood of each shoot through music by clicking a link on our blogsite. Most importantly, the information on all of our amazing vendors is right at your finger tips so you can reach out to them regarding any of the details you see featured and they can assist you in making your special occasion as beautiful as the ones seen on the pages of Celebrations!

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Natalie Manning SENIOR WRITER/COPY EDITOR

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Erin McGinn DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

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Susan Berry – Massachusetts Nanci Cicchetti – Cape Cod and South Shore Massachusetts Caroline Dakin – Connecticut and Massachusetts Susan Strickland – Connecticut Sara Thurston – North Shore Massachusetts and Northern New England SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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As always it is my pleasure to share with you all of the lovely visual eye-candy that graces the pages of Celebrations each and every year. At Bliss Publications we are constantly striving to find the most stunning, creative and innovative events and cannot wait to see what the new year brings!

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Wishing you much happiness and a year full of many joyful celebrations.

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Creamy white blooms paired with seeded eucalyptus and willow by Customized Flowers by Esther Scott have a vintage-modern feel that is made for romance. Photographed by Olivia Gird.

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A vision of rural splendor, The Cranwell Estate’s 360-acre grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (of Central Park fame) offers amazing views of the Berkshires and an abundance of fabulous photo opportunity spots plus so much more. Photographed by Jen Huang.

very inviting

Delicately sweet details like fondant tufting and soft pleated ruffles make this handcrafted confection from Something Different Cake Couture an extra special addition to any event.

Cake pops from Sweet Indulgence can be customized for holiday and special events any time of year. These baby blocks are the perfect treat for a baby shower or gender reveal.

bright idea

Event Planner Pamela D’Orsi Ryan of PDR Events used these chic capiz shell chandeliers from Exquisite Events for a bright, but lighter overhead look for a special tented summer wedding. Photographed by Donis Perkins.

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Wedding Paper Divas combines interesting fonts and finishes for unique invitation looks with a fun, eclectic feel.

vintage vibe

New England Country Rentals has an extensive collection of mixand-match china that allows you to layer and create your very own charming vintage look.

If your personality tends to be more intense than timid perhaps this hue is the color for you. Left: Emerald silk crinkle chiffon dress from Amsale Bridesmaid, available at L’élite. Right: A beautiful Montage silk chiffon gown in teal at Occasions Bridal Boutique.


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Your bright personality will shine through in this stunning yellow and white diamond ring from Long’s Jewelers.

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an evening chill, PDR Events and New England Invitations creates this beautiful basket of pretty pashminas to keep your guests toasty warm.

color burst This gorgeous bouquet from Flou(-e)r takes color to the 10th power. The imaginative combination of monochromatic yellow blooms is intense and textural.

fabulously flavorful

A mastery of flavor and form, custom designed cakes from Confections are as pretty to look at as they are to eat.

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together forever

You are sure to attract attention in this sweet chiffon dress and floral sash from Jenny Yoo. Select styles available at The White Dress By The Shore.

Our love affair with yellow and grey is definitely here to stay. Wedding Paper Divas (left) and New England Invitations (right) offer beautiful selections of invitation designs in this popular palette so you can easily find your one true love.

smart move

Be Driven offers transportation services to meet every need from this big yellow school bus to limousines so you can get from here to there in oldschool style without a care.


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Colorful cocktails continue to be a “signature” style element at most special events and The Catered Affair is eager to help you select one that is suited specifically to you or your party theme. Photographed by Josh Goleman/The Wedding Artists Collective.

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Florals also follow emerging fashion cues and for weddings it’s neutrals that will be escorting brides down the aisle. Floral Designer Patrice Milley captures the modern look of these tried-and-true hues in this gorgeous rose and hydrangea bouquet. Photographed by Studio 280.

barely there Exquisite Events transforms an ordinary tent into extraordinary with beautifully draped blush fabric. Adding to the elegance are lush floral centerpieces by Sayles Livingston Design in the season’s best barely-there neutrals.

tonal texture

The beauty of this amazing tone-on-tone tiered confection by Artisan Bake Shop is only surpassed by the exquisite detailing. Subtle, sophisticated and stunning! Photographed by Lauren Methia.

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Hand crafted with fresh water pearls and crystals, this Elen Henderson hair comb, available at Shoes To Dye For, is a chic little accent for any style of hair.


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Bursting with an abundance of color, scent and texture this glorious mix of fragrant garden blooms from Sayles Livingston Design has the sweet smell of summer that you can hold in your hands. Photographed by Snap! Weddings.

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These lovely chandelier-style drop earrings from Shoes To Dye For, add extra glam for a special evening look.

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The Shrinking Violet may be your signature drink, but that certainly doesn’t mean you’re any sort of a wallflower. The Hotel Providence suggests mixing up a batch of these beauties as the perfect way to get the party started. Pour one ounce Crème de Violette liqueur and fill with champagne then garnish with a twist or a violet if you wish. 26

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The guest of honor gets the royal treatment with this fabulous customdesigned floor graphic from Janie Haas Events. Photographed by Liz Linder.

Tented spaces offer an ideal blank canvas for dramatic lighting effects like these from DesignLight. A combination of projected images, crystal chandeliers and colorful uplighting transforms an otherwise empty space into an exciting party venue. Photographed by Len Schnabel.

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It’s impossible to not get noticed in these standout shades that just scream look at me! Be vivacious in violet (left) in this beauty by Amsale at L’élite or perky in pansy chiffon (right) from Wtoo by Watters, select styles available at Occasions Bridal Boutique.

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Wedding Paper Divas works with talented artists all over the country to translate the hottest new trends into perfectly unique products. Invitations are available in various colorways to match your event’s décor.


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For girly girls no matter the age these pretty pink gowns are all the rage. This cute petal pink flower girl frock from Seahorse Girls and a more sultry salmon shade in chiffon for the bridesmaids by Wtoo are both from Watters, select styles at Occasions Bridal Boutique.

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Refreshing and light feta and watermelon salad skewers with fresh basil oil from Blackstone Caterers. Photographed by Carrie Rodman.

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Event Planner Donna Kim of The Perfect Details creatively incorporated a sports-theme logo with a feminine, pink palette for a wedding that was a true marriage of compromise and creatively cute in our eyes. Photographed by Nikki Cole.

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A confectionery creation of extraordinary detail, this fabulous floral wedding cake by Scrumptions is every bride’s fantasy. Photographed by Regina Calderone.

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Your guests will definitely take note when they receive this beautiful letterpress save-the-date card from Paper Moss.

At Venezia, Boston’s premier waterfront restaurant and banquet facility, they offer a casual yet elegant event experience tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Planning a big wedding or family event? Their beautiful ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests with room to celebrate and great harbor views. Photographed by Summer Street Photography.

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arrive in style For a unique and elegant one-of-a-kind ride, Viking Tours & Transportation’s wedding trolley affords you and your guests an authentic turn-of-the-century experience, but in stylish comfort with modern conveniences. Photographed by Susan Sancomb.


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Opulence abounds in these fabulous floral centerpieces by Diane Gaudett Custom Floral Designs. Paired with elegant place settings from Connecticut Rental Center, the end look is pure luxury. Designed by Ambiance Luxe Wedding Design. Photographed by Michelle Wade.

stylish statement

This style-savvy necklace from L’élite combines enameled metal flowers and shimmering crystals for a look that really makes a statement.

subtle shades

Sometimes just a whisper will do and the toneon-tone shades of these lovely monogrammed invitations by Papers are a nod to your soft, quiet style.

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legendary luxury and classic architectural elegance of The Langham Boston makes it a spectacular location for that special soiree. Photographed by Servidone Studios.

Heads will turn in this stunning gown that is quite a departure from traditional white, Dove from Wtoo, select styles available at Occasions Bridal Boutique.

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DRAMA QUEEN

It all stacks up to one sure thing. A girl can never have too much bling. Diamond wedding and anniversary bands available at Long’s Jewelers.

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This handsome groom and his men in grey can’t help but enjoy the view on his gorgeous wedding day in Newport as shown in this great shot by Snap! Weddings.

Be sultry in strapless taffeta from Amsale Bridesmaid, select styles at L’élite.

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Let your personality shine through with funky socks and pretty colored shoes. This beloved trend makes a fun photo for a couple at Saphire Estate. Photographed by Jaclyn L Photography.

More than just your average photo op, Luke Renchan and Jack Hanna of Luke Renchan Entertainment provide a photo booth experience that’s sure to entertain at weddings, fundraisers, or corporate events. Fun props yield great pictures (complete with a customized logo).


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Mannequins wearing bejeweled blue jeans posing atop perfectly styled purple tables were just a part of the unique and eye-catching Bat Mitzvah that Samantha and her parents created. “We wanted to provide our guests with an evening that was completely different from anything they had ever experienced at a Bar or Bat Mitzvah,” said Samantha’s mother Stephanie, “including the attire, the décor, and the food.” Samantha’s creative spirit and great eye for design and color inspired the Denim and Diamonds theme. Guests came glittered from head to toe and mingled in the lounge area decorated in shades of plum and gunmetal. Bracelets with bling and rhinestone rings were given out as favors. Miniature appetizers and mocktails were passed for the partygoers and a purplefilled candy bar atop icy Lucite risers was an after-dinner hit. All the guests, especially Samantha, had a blast. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.


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Historic Newport icon Rosecliff Mansion inspired the hues Nicole and Steven chose to create their luxurious wedding. “I wanted a fresh, light, and elegant atmosphere and I believe that my color palette set that tone,” explained Nicole. With touches of blush in the bridesmaids’ dresses echoing the striped awning of Rosecliff, the gilded ballroom was complete with glistening tablescapes and stunning ivory arrangements by Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design. “I wanted to transcend the elegance and romance of the Great Gatsby era,” added Nicole, “Stoneblossom implemented my vision impeccably. Their creative genius and patience was one of a kind and in my opinion, nobody could compare.” Sleek crystal candelabras set the evening aglow and allowed the gold details to glimmer in all their glory. Ensuring a cohesive palette from ceremony through reception, the towering six-tier cake created by Confectionery Designs reflected the coloration and intricate beadwork of Nicole’s gown complete with Swarovski crystals and sugar florets.


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After the Newport Art Museum launched a huge rebranding campaign for their centennial, deciding on the color scheme for the gala was an easy choice. “When it came to the color palette it made sense to use the shade of blue from their new logo, as well as add in the contrasting yellow,” stated Campo & Company Events owner Francesca Campo, “shimmering silver was added for some celebratory sparkle.” Playing up the birthday party theme for the gala, Campo used cakes for centerpieces on each of the tables. Mint julep cups filled with cheery yellow flowers surrounded the cakes and table numbers which featured a reproduction from the museum’s permanent collection: Winslow Homer’s “A Parisian Ball – Dancing at the Mabille, Paris.” Even the summer-fresh cuisine was carefully selected to complement the event’s color palette. Russell Morin Fine Catering’s heirloom tomato verrine comprised of a trio of vibrant tomatoes all of which popped brilliantly against the pretty shades of blue.


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When Amy planned her wedding to Floral Designer David Urban of The Secret Garden, she knew there had to be lots of green. “David loves plants and rich shades of the color,” she said, “luckily my favorites are peach and coral which we felt were complementary.” Many different hues within the color palette were used throughout the Atlantic Beach Club to create a lush and exciting look that incorporated the brightness of the summer season with sophistication and style. “We used varying shades of the colors to create a soft atmosphere that was still appropriate for a late summer wedding by the beach,” shared Amy. From light shades of blush to sunny gradients of punch all popping with touches of lime, the colors were all carefully chosen to play together perfectly in this seaside soiree.


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A group of like-minded wedding professionals who often collaborate formed inWHITE to be able to provide couples with a seamless wedding experience by offering luxury products and exceptional service in one organization. To announce the creation of the inWHITE Collective to engaged couples and also to showcase the talents of individual Collective members, a launch party was planned. “Everything from the décor, to the food, to the guests’ attire were in shades of white,” shared Beth Chapman, owner of The White Dress by the Shore “My associates and I all wore white dresses from designers we carry in the boutique.” Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design owner Nichole Michel visually developed the tone of inWHITE by designing the logo for the collaborative and brought that aesthetic to a variety of other elements paired with her signature bits of cheeky language including printing on edible crackers by A Thyme to Cook, drink flags, pashmina tags, tote bags, and more. “We infused pieces of who we are into the soiree making it chic, elegant and fun,” exclaimed Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events who helped design the party. Ryan Designs brought the white palette to life by using unique textures and patterns in the lounge, lighting, and décor.


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LUSCIOUS VIOLET, VIVID TANGERINE AND SLICK STEEL ARE AN UNFORGETTABLE COMBINATION FOR HUMAIRA AND VIKAS’ BIG, BOLD BOSTON WEDDING. Photographed by Continuum Photography

Contrasting colors like vibrant purple and Hermès orange aren’t always on the tip of every bride’s tongue, but when Humaira and Vikas approached Floral Designer Gregory CostaSaint John of Flou(-e)r, he knew they weren’t the typical wedding couple. Costa-Saint John added, “We knew they wanted their wedding to be different, and so we chose bold and vivid colors as a direct reflection of both of their personalities.” To amplify the out-of-the-box colors, three over-the-top design installations were imagined. A living wall of moss, orchids and greens was created by Flou(-e)r for the ceremony backdrop. Overhead, Costa-Saint John collaborated with DesignLight to install elaborate sheer draping. Lastly, the two companies worked together and created a structure of backlit, brightly colored parasols as a backdrop to the stage on which guests gave toasts to the couple. “Flou(-e)r and DesignLight were instrumental in changing the look and feel of the space into something unique,” shared Humaira, “particularly since we held a different ceremony the day before on the same terrace and our guests commented that the space felt transformed.” “We wanted our bride and groom to feel as though they were in an enchanted garden even though they were in downtown Boston,” gushed CostaSaint John, “every detail played into the color vision.”


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For a rehearsal dinner on the rooftop of the Taj Boston, Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design planned a sparkling affair brimming with crystal and glass. “I wanted to incorporate elegance with a touch of the organic,” explained Dratch-Parker, “together with Tangerine Creations I used branches, wood vases and a pop of lime green that provided a nod to nature.” Over the buffet table a canopy of glass orbs and flowers was installed for a breathtaking focal point. Pops of chic citron were found in the contemporary cocktail lounge, complete with white leather furniture and pillows in the perfect shade of green. “We created a very clean, classic event,” added DratchParker, “by including the green along with some more natural pieces we were able to bring the design to the next level.”


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With a personal style that harkens back to the glamour days of old Hollywood, but with a modern twist, it is no surprise that Elin fell in love with The Colonnade Hotel as the perfect venue for her wedding. The sleek boutique hotel in the heart of Boston’s tony Back Bay recently underwent a major redesign and reemerged with an edgy, updated take on Hollywood Regency style now enjoying quite the resurgence. Elin and Dan’s wedding echoed this design aesthetic with her 1930’s style satin halter gown and bird’s-nest veil and his classic winged-collar tuxedo shirt and black tie. Bridesmaids in modern gunmetal grey carried stunning bouquets in punched-up purples with the same intense colors echoed in the beautiful centerpieces arranged in mercury glass vases. And what glamorous, stylish event would be complete without a fabulous menu and decadent desserts? “Everyone raved about the food and the dessert bar,” shared the bride, “and although we took a more unconventional approach by planning a rather nontraditional wedding (no wedding cake, speeches or introductions needed) our wedding had a more casual feeling, but in the most elegant and fantastic way.”

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culture club A FUSION OF MODERN DESIGN AND TRADITIONAL, VIVID COLORS AMPLIFIED NIMA AND SAGAR’S WEDDING STYLE.

Holding a Hindu wedding involves tons of tradition, so in order to make it their own Nima and Sagar simply infused aspects of their personal style. “It was really important to my husband and I to have our Indian traditions and customs in our wedding day, but to have them executed in the most modern way,” explained Nima. The detailing began with an exploration of color when Nima traveled to India to shop for her wedding. “In India I saw an endless spectrum of vivid colors everywhere we went,” she recalled, “I wanted color to burst through every part of our day from beginning to end, from décor to attire.” At the ceremony in the morning, pinks and corals were included in everything from flowers to paper fans, and saris to sun umbrellas. As the sun set and the reception began, more modern décor was used and the tones changed to cool blues and purples furthering the fusion of trendy lounge and elegant wedding. “Instead of flowers we focused on lighting and crisp décor,” added Nima. By incorporating pieces of their personalities from Sagar’s dream Lamborghini to Nima’s love of the ocean, to scoops of their favorite ice cream, Nima and Sagar really let their guests see pieces of themselves in their wedding style fused with their cultural traditions.

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When mom-to-be Jillian found out she was expecting, she naturally turned to the woman who had helped her plan her wedding the year before to come up with some creative ideas for the party to welcome her new baby. Event Planner Donna Kim of The Perfect Details was thrilled to help and went to work on a plan that would incorporate the colors and design elements of the nursery into a sweet, whimsical baby shower. “Even though we knew we were having a girl my husband Steve didn’t want a ton of pink in her room,” explained Jillian, “so he was actually the one who suggested lavender and sage green for the nursery and Donna borrowed the beautiful palette as a stepping-off point for the shower.” Since the baby was due in February, Kim suggested a January brunch with a warm springtime feel. Lovely linens in shades of green and lavender were paired with lush garden florals. Little hand-made paper cranes that graced the invitations, place cards and centerpieces were inspired by the mobile that Steve and Jillian had chosen for the baby’s nursery. Jillian’s sister-in-law crafted an adorable “onesie” banner that hung from the balcony with a welcoming message for baby and the same pattern was used for the cute cookie favors that guests took home to enjoy. “We had just had a major snow storm,” recalled Kim, “so stepping into the room was truly like a breath of spring and added to the feeling of anticipation that always accompanies the arrival of a new baby.”

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everenchanting THIS ELEGANTLY STYLED TRAIT ENGLISH WEDDING IS A PORTRAIT OF GENTILITY AND CHARM.

Influenced by the art and fashion of continental Europe in the period following the turn of the century and inspired by the current popularity of all things Downton Abbey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this charming post-Edwardian styled wedding reflected the pomp and civility of the fashionable elite that helped define that era, but with a refreshing sensibility that has modern-day appeal. Floral Designer Nicole Pirani of Blooms of Hope noted a return to blushes and creams as popular choices once again for weddings and displayed them in gorgeous florals evocative of an English country garden. With the Royal Wedding not yet a distant memory, the fascination with British gentility and heirloom treasures has us captivated still and Pirani artfully illustrated the allure of this timeless style by pairing milk glass compotes with chintz floral china and sweet garden roses with ruffled ranunculus intertwined with ivy and ferns. Elegant damask linens and luxurious lace trims from Table Toppers played host to a mix of opulent crystal and playful modern silhouettes for a look that is always enchanting and a feel that is surprisingly fresh.

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nostalgic nuance ROSECLIFF MANSION’S STORIED HISTORY COMES ALIVE AT A STUNNING SPRING SOIREE STEEPED IN GOLDEN-AGE GLAMOUR.

Jackie and Newton both love history so they wanted a wedding venue that had a story to tell. Jackie enjoyed imagining what it would be like to be a part of a spectacular society party and Rosecliff transported them to the heart of the romance and glamour of Newport’s golden age. With the help of Event Planner Kristin Love of Details with Love, a sophisticated and timeless wedding was designed with every detail connected to the mansion’s history and captured the essence of 1920’s style. The couple made a grand entrance down the heartshaped staircase for a champagne toast before leading guests onto the terrace for cocktails. A three-piece combo filled the air with jazz as the party spilled onto the sweeping lawn and guests enjoyed a stroll down to the ocean. Showstopping centerpieces of elegant white ostrich feathers filled the ballroom and beautiful beaded frames held table names featuring famous American families with connections to Newport’s history. Guests enjoyed a formal fivecourse dinner prepared by Plantation Catering of Newport and finished the evening with a variety of elegant desserts displayed in the mansion’s dining room. At the stroke of midnight, the bride tossed her bouquet, then a classic white Bentley arrived to whisk the newlyweds away.

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islandvibe THE MAGIC AND CHARM OF NANTUCKET BECKONS FOR A SPECIAL DESTINATION WEDDING WEEKEND AT THE WAUWINET.

The natural beauty of Nantucket makes it a dream destination for many and it tends to attract brides in search of a unique wedding experience – one that exists somewhere between unscripted and planned to perfection. Jessica considered herself just such a bride. “I was really the antithesis of a typical bride,” she explained, “I didn’t have colors or a theme and I expressly didn’t want a wedding that seemed… conventional. I wanted it to feel like a dinner party with great food and drink, family and friends.” With some of Harry’s family traveling from as far away as South Africa, they wanted an intimate destination weekend where everyone felt like a special guest on vacation with time to enjoy each other and the magical charm of the island. The couple had vacationed at The Wauwinet before becoming engaged and found the location so beautiful that they thought it would be the ideal place to get married. Their long weekend began with bachelor and bachelorette parties with friends followed by a fun, casual rehearsal dinner on Ladies Beach complete with ocean breezes and an amazing sunset. Their wedding day at The Wauwinet, made extra special by the gorgeous summer weather, was celebrated with a lovely outdoor ceremony. Guests were then treated to an elaborate and delicious seated five-course meal at the Inn’s renowned Topper’s Restaurant designed especially for Jessica and Harry in true Nantucket style – elegant, unhurried and exceptional.

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A BRIDE WITH SOUTHERN ROOTS FINDS ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME AT SAPHIRE ESTATE. Dianne and Tyler searched Boston’s North Shore for the perfect wedding venue, but it wasn’t until they headed south to visit Saphire Estate in Sharon, Massachusetts that they fell in love. “It was simple, beautiful and felt like home,” explained Dianne, “the view of the lake, the romantic setting and the charming manor house with a fireplace was everything we wanted for our wedding.” This transplanted southern girl created a relaxed summer feel with a soft palette of yellow, green and grey then added simple, familiar details inspired by her country roots to create a look that was a reflection of her and Tyler’s easygoing style. She walked down the aisle to an instrumental rendition of Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey,” carrying a beautiful bouquet accented with hard-to-find honeysuckle, then quickly swapped her high heels for her favorite pair of boots. Mason jars were used everywhere throughout the reception from the gorgeous wildflower-style centerpieces to the June Bug signature cocktails and were even filled with key lime pie for favors with a little extra touch of countrychic flavor.

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Having grown up in Newport, Astrid had early memories of the Chinese Tea House at Marble House. “My mother and grandmother used to go to the Newport Mansion Garden Tour every year and when I was little they brought me back a paper-doll tea house,” shared the bride, “so when I began searching for a memorable spot on the water for our rehearsal dinner, the Tea House was in the back of my mind.” Astrid contacted Kim Levering from Plantation Catering of Newport to design the menu for the evening. Although they agreed to a more eclectic selection for dinner, Kim, in keeping with the theme, created some lovely Asian-inspired hors d’oeuvres for guests to enjoy during cocktails. Working with a very tight budget, Astrid journeyed to Chinatown in New York for Chinese fans, teas and fortune cookie place cards that lent an air of authenticity to the event and created her own centerpieces by filling classic blue and white ginger jars with red roses for added elegance. Tommy and Astrid, both Brown University graduates, recalled the Chinese Dragon Dance, a tradition performed during graduation to wish the new graduates luck and prosperity and decided that it was the perfect choice for the evening’s entertainment. “It tied in perfectly with our tea house theme,” recalled Astrid, “and it was a really spectacular performance and a great surprise for our guests.”

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INSPIRED BY A COLLECTION OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS, MASON’S 1ST BIRTHDAY IS FULL OF TASTY TREATS AND TOPSY-TURVY FUN.

When it came time for her son Mason’s first birthday party, Event Planner Jennifer Chagnon, owner of The Pink Polka Dot knew that it had to be bright, colorful and over the top! “After a day of brainstorming, my assistant Laura noticed a copy of “The Cat in the Hat” sitting on a shelf,” explained Chagnon, “when she asked me ‘How about Dr. Seuss?’ I knew we had found our inspiration.” Pulling the red and blue color palette from the storybook’s illustrations, Chagnon created fun invitations, banners and signs with her own personalized sayings and then added whimsical décor elements like paper lanterns, tissue paper pom-poms, balloons and pinwheels to the mix to create the exciting, topsy-turvy party atmosphere. All of the food and drinks were given silly “Seussified” names like “Hop on Pop Popcorn,” and “Pink Ink Yink Drink” all referencing popular Dr. Seuss stories. The dessert table by Delicious Desserts featured a fabulous “Cat in the Hat” cake, plates of red and blue Cake Truffles® and adorable cake favors in Mason jars (in honor of the birthday boy) for guests to take home. With expectations high for Mason’s 2nd birthday, Chagnon is already in party-planning mode wondering what she will do next to top this one!

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vintage luxe ROMANTIC, RUSTIC DETAILS ABOUND IN A FABULOUS FALL WEDDING AT BITTERSWEET FARM.

Having dated long distance for a while, things became more serious for Ruby and Cristian when their careers lead them both to Boston. When dating turned to talks of marriage they felt that the place that had finally brought them together would be the ideal spot for their wedding. With their family and friends traveling in from out of town they wanted the mood of the day to impart the quaint charm of the region that they both loved and by chance, Ruby overheard someone mention Bittersweet Farm and after a visit, she knew immediately it was the place. “I love everything vintage,” shared the bride, “and I wanted the venue to convey the warmth of New England with a relaxed atmosphere that would make guests feel like they were at home. Bittersweet Farm had all of that.” A chic, barely-there palette of champagne, nude and blush, highlighted with touches of parchment yellow and muted coral, played beautifully off the rough-hewn details of the farm’s rustic interior. Each table held its own unique mix of vintage containers filled with soft, romantic blooms and were displayed on stacks of time-worn books. Textural accents in linen and lace hinted of refined luxury and layered decorative paper place cards, chalkboard signs and candy apple favors added loads of playful charm.

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winter warmer THE RUSTIC CHARM OF WILLOWDALE ESTATE LENT STYLE AND WARMTH TO A ROMANTIC WINTER WEDDING.

For Chris and Louisa, who are both industrial designers, coming up with the inspiration for the style of their wedding was a collaboration similar to other design projects they had worked on together. The process started with the selection of their invitations and when they both fell in love with the classic, clean feel of letterpress, settling on a white card stock with a traditional black font and brown paper envelopes, that simple elegance became the design aesthetic that would influence the look and feel of their entire wedding. After searching tirelessly for the ideal venue for their winter reception they made a visit to Willowdale Estate nestled amidst the pristine woodlands of The Bradley Palmer State Park in picturesque Topsfield, Massachusetts. “We wanted a place that was not only beautiful, but had an intimate, homey feel as well,” recalled Louisa, “as soon as we walked through the doors at Willowdale, the architecture of the mansion, the craftsman-style details and beautiful fieldstone fireplaces captivated us.” The bride then added personalized, rustic details to the event that further emphasized the warm, natural feel that surrounded them inside and out at Willowdale. Elegant, wispy woodlandstyle flowers arranged in vintage bottles and vases seemed effortlessly placed on tables and mantels. Louisa’s father made all of the birch candle holders that filled the room and old family photos, honoring the memory of their grandparents, were beautifully arranged with candles and moss on bookshelves lending an intimacy to the day that, according to the couple, was both personal and purposeful.

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A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR A FLY FISHING ENTHUSIAST CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION – HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER.

Since a 70th birthday party would be expected, a surprise 69th soiree was thrown for Barry, a fly fishing fanatic whose love of the outdoors was brought to life at the Exchange Conference Center in Boston. “Since we could not bring the streams to him,” told Melissa Stewart, creative director of Artistry, “we thought it would be great to recreate the space to reflect a rustic yet refined fishing lodge.” Vignettes were created throughout the venue to really give the feeling of a fly-fishing adventure. Adirondack chairs, throws, lanterns, and other natural elements like birch containers filled with crab apples, pumpkins, pears and flowers were used to bring streamside fun to Barry’s party. Dramatic lighting also added to the ambiance. “We used lots of candlelight for an evening camp glow,” added Stewart, “weathered whisky barrels were filled with birch trees and lit with a warm glow against the cool color splashes of light to give the sense of a chilly fall forest.” Each table was uniquely set with vintage fishing baskets, lures, and wooden boats filled with ferns. “The vintage pieces brought you back in time and added another dimension to the design,” stated Stewart. Guests mingled and reminisced with the guest of honor at “Barry’s Fishing Lodge” while they overlooked the boats of Boston Harbor reeling in the catch of the day.

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slamsurprise slamdunk A 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATES ONE SPECIAL DAD AND HIS LOVE OF THE GAME.

When it came time to plan her dad Jerry’s 70th birthday party, Tiffany Marsocci, the director of weddings and events at Kirkbrae Country Club knew that the club would be the ideal place and since he was one of his alma mater, Providence College’s biggest basketball fanatics, she designed a “Friars” theme to thrill this long-time fan. Tiffany dressed the tables in the team’s colors and each was accented with a fun floral centerpiece in a basketball container. The ballroom was draped in white then highlighted with a Friars logo and Victor Events designed gorgeous uplighting that transformed the room. An elaborate ice sculpture with the team logo anchored the buffet and a themed dessert table included a basketball birthday cake, basketball cookies and other delicious treats all in keeping with the Friars theme. Tiffany created place cards that looked like PC basketball tickets and each guest took home a basketball cake pop as a remembrance of the day. In lieu of gifts, guests were asked to make a donation in Jerry’s name to the Providence College basketball program – over $4,000 was raised and Tiffany was thrilled to give her dad a birthday to remember as well as a special gift in support of his favorite team the PC Friars.

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booksmarts A RECEPTION AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FEATURES DETAILS THAT TELL THE STORY OF ONE COUPLE’S HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Melissa and Jared had met outside of The Boston Public Library before going on their first date so naturally the historic landmark got top consideration when it came time to plan their wedding. “We both loved the art and architecture of the library,” explained the bride, “and we wanted our guests to share in our story so considering the role it played in our dating history we thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate our marriage.” Using the library’s dramatic setting as inspiration for the décor and color palette, the couple incorporated vintage details into their library theme that gave their reception a formal, yet fun atmosphere. Parchment-colored ceremony programs featured a library book motif and instead of a typical guest book, blank library cards stamped with the date of the wedding were placed at the entrance to the reception so guests could write their well wishes for the couple. Melissa created charming vintage stands that held the table number that represented chapters in their personal story. Vintage books and miniature globes that referenced the couples love of travel and picked up on the soft, warm coloration of the library’s interior were placed alongside floral centerpieces. After dinner, guests enjoyed a vintage-style candy bar filled with old-time treats and the DJ kept the dance floor packed playing the couple’s favorite songs and old-school hits.

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With a formal wedding planned for the next day, Laura and Rich wanted their rehearsal dinner to be a more relaxed and casual party to kick off their wedding weekend. Having spent many a summer enjoying the coastal community of Little Compton, Rhode Island, they thought it would be fun to share the experience of a traditional New England clambake with their guests so they contacted Sara and Jason Oliveira of Compton Clambakes to plan their authentic clambake dinner. Historic Mount Hope Farm, in nearby Bristol, offered a unique rustic setting with its pastoral landscape and gorgeous waterfront vistas. Guests enjoyed cocktails in the gardens of the main house before making their way to the clambake pit and then on to the estate’s barn for dinner. Bakemaster Jason Oliveira explained the preparation process to guests before having Laura and Rich do the ceremonial unveiling of the rock pit signaling that the clambake was ready to be served. Simple centerpieces of bright yellow sunflowers by Sayles Livingston Design added a festive, summer feel to the tables set with red gingham linens and navy and white striped plates. “The lobster bibs and general messiness of cracking open the lobsters provided a lot of laughter,” recalled Melissa, “and made for a unique experience for anyone who had never before enjoyed this fun New England tradition.”

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local lore A HOLIDAY WEDDING AT THE NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM TELLS A TALE OF THE AREA’S HISTORY AND THE COUPLE’S QUEST TO KEEP IT ALL LOCAL.

Although one might think of the New Bedford Whaling Museum as a rather unconventional venue for a holiday wedding reception, Gina and Stephen embraced the uniqueness of the space and its history and incorporated those elements into an intimate event that shared with guests the lore of this historic maritime city along with locally sourced elements. A lovely palette of lapis blue and gold complemented the surrounding colors in the museum’s décor and artifacts while adding a bit of holiday elegance to the space. Gina’s nontraditional approach to the nautical theme invited guests into the story of the area’s whaling history and highlighted a menu prepared by Russell Morin Fine Catering that featured all local fare. “We felt a responsibility to support the local economy in the planning of our wedding,” shared the bride, “and we proved that local, seasonal offerings can work in an elegant, organic-chic type atmosphere without a forced farm-totable quality that often feels very rustic.” The couple’s desire for a wedding with both sustainability and style was evident throughout the event with favors (coasters made from recycled sail cloth) that were made in New England and beautiful white and gold floral arrangements by Sayles Livingston Design that, in an effort to minimize waste, were given to guests to take home and enjoy during the holidays.

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indsay considered herself a “girly girl” and wanted her early spring wedding to reflect her feminine side as well as her vibrant personality. “Nathan and I were living in Boston so we decided that we wanted to get married in the city so we could share it with our family and friends,” explained Lindsay, “and given that our wedding would be one of the first of the season we wanted to break out of the darkness of winter with a reception filled with lush flowers in bright, bold spring colors.” The bride and her mother met with Event Designer Michele Mottola of Michele Mottola Special Events Consulting to design the vision for the event at the InterContinental Hotel Boston, that would be a colorful, yet sophisticated, combination of modern, romantic elements and the shimmer and shine that Lindsay loved. Starting with the ceremony Mottola wanted a statement piece that would be the backdrop for Lindsay’s entrance, but in a neutral palette that wouldn’t be distracting. A floor to ceiling wall treatment of large handcrafted paper flowers in soft white accomplished just that while lending warmth and femininity to the space as well. The reception, in contrast, was vibrant and dramatic with black-draped walls and cool grey carpeting setting the stage for tablescapes of sensational spring blooms in varying shades of orange and pink. Crystals and candlelight gave the room its intimate, romantic feel and sparkling chargers and napkin rings added the bride’s requisite shimmer. “Being that Lindsay is very visual she was so excited to see everything that we had planned revealed,” shared Mottola, “but once she put her dress on she became a guest and she and Nathan simply allowed the night to unfold before them and enjoy it all with their families and friends.”

opposite: 1 | The floor to ceiling paper-flower wall was the perfect backdrop for the bride’s big entrance. 2 | Given the bride’s love of glitz and glamour, the wedding cake by I Dream of Jeanne Cakes was resplendent in sparkling crystals. 3 | The beautiful place cards featured a playful design in vibrant orange and pink. 4 | Lavish tablescapes of bright spring blooms and crystal candleholders set atop gorgeous sequined linens from Be Our Guest gave the reception its modern, sophisticated feel. 5+6 | Event Designer Michele Mottola used modern mirrored tables with shimmering silver chargers to bring extra sparkle to the event. An amazing mirrored bar was swathed in crystal strands that twinkled like stars against dramatic black draping. 7 | The happy couple in a special moment right before their ceremony. this page: The reception was a vision of sophistication with dramatic black draping and modern mirrored tables that held lavish tablescapes in a beautiful, bright spring palette.

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aving spent many a summer at her parent’s beach house in Chatham, Molly dreamt of one day having her wedding at the Chatham Bars Inn. For the many who live and vacation on Cape Cod, the luxury seaside resort has been a renowned and beloved landmark since the turn of the century. “The setting is so exquisite and I love the romantic feel of it,” shared the bride, “the weekend after we became engaged we went to Cape Cod to visit the resort and once we realized that they could accommodate our big families with a lovely tented reception we booked the date.” Soon after, Molly and her mother met with Event Planners Stasia Anthony and Kelli DuBeau of Exquisite Events and Floral Designer Karen Taddei of Lilacs and began a sharing of ideas that would culminate into a classically elegant seaside soiree befitting the bride’s beachchic dreams. Inspired by the fabulous collections of vintage furnishings, antique vases and charming eclectic finds at Lilacs’ Cape Cod studio, the vision expanded into what Taddei called “a fusion of French country and romanticism.” Guests entered the tent through antique painted doors that held the couples initials crafted from pink rosebuds and moss and stepped into a surprisingly intimate room draped in billowing fabric anchored by elegant crystal chandeliers and rich wood floors. Flawless lighting by Ormonde Productions imparted a candlelight glow lending an ethereal quality to the space and a muted palette of cream, blush and soft pink accented with green and silver flowed seamlessly throughout. A mix of long and round tables filled with collections of lush floral arrangements of garden roses, hydrangea, orchids and amaranthus in tall silver urns, mercury glass vases and moss-lined vintage wire baskets added to the romance of it all.

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this page: 1 | Silver beaded chargers with delicate linen napkins from Be Our Guest hold the evening’s menu and a simple, single starfish. 2 | A delicate vintage wire basket filled with spray roses and moss from Lilacs is the ideal flower girl accessory. 3 | The tent décor designed by Exquisite Events featured dramatic draping and elegant

crystal chandeliers that gave the tent a romantic, intimate feel. Lighting from Ormonde Productions cast a warm candlelit glow throughout the space. 4 | The stunning wedding cake prepared by the Chatham Bars Inn’s pastry chef. 5 | The newlyweds pose with the bride’s parents at the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn. 6 | A mix of high and low floral arrangements, coupled with a variety of candles added layers of texture and visual interest to the reception tables. opposite: Long Tuscan wood tables dressed with white linen runners and lovely silver place settings from Be Our Guest set the stage for lush floral tablescapes from Lilacs. High and low arrangements created layers of texture and a multitude of candles added a romantic glow.

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hroughout their long distance relationship, Jacqueline and Brian would end their short times together in the city with a walk around Rowes Wharf, pausing at the Boston Harbor Hotel before heading off to Logan Airport for Jacqueline’s departing flight. On one such evening, the couple paused as usual in front of the hotel, but instead of a kiss goodbye, Jacqueline got an engagement ring. “We had dinner and spent the night at the Boston Harbor Hotel,” shared Jacqueline, “so it only seemed fitting to have our reception there, at a place so special to us.” To make it more personal, the couple introduced little snippets of Boston into their wedding day. After an Irish bagpiper played the couple down the aisle at landmark church St. Cecilia’s, guests arrived at The Wharf Room in the Boston Harbor Hotel where tables were named for Boston locales like The North End, Newbury Street and Fenway Park. When asked about her timeless and chic wedding style, Jacqueline stated, “My parents named me after Jacqueline Kennedy. Growing up I collected books about her and admired her fashion-forward yet classic style, so it only seemed natural to want a similar theme for our wedding day.”

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historic Boston Harbor. 5 | The whole bridal party takes a stroll through the city with photographer Corinna Raznikov, capturing images in the couple’s favorite places. opposite: Before entering the reception, the happy couple hold hands in the iconic archways of the Boston Harbor Hotel where they got engaged.

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hen Amanda got engaged in the spring of 2011 she immediately called Scott Connery at the Providence Biltmore to begin the planning process. Having worked for Scott previously, the two had formed a lasting friendship and Amanda (now a wedding planner herself ) knew that the Biltmore and Scott were the easiest decisions she would make in planning her vision for a classic winter wedding in the city. Playing off the stately elegance of the Biltmore ballroom, Amanda selected a black and white theme and enhanced it with beautiful formal details for a super sophisticated wedding day that exceeded her own expectations. Over the years Amanda had followed the work of Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia and dreamed of the day that she would be discussing ideas with her for her own wedding. Semia designed stunning winter white florals that offered a classically chic contrast to the bridesmaid’s black dresses and the richness of the Biltmore’s ballroom décor. “I was stunned when I walked into the ballroom,” recalled Amanda. “She brought my vision of a candlelit, snowy white, winter wedding to life! It was exceptional.”


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this page: The Providence Biltmore ballroom resplendent in classic black and white dĂŠcor and filled with a beautiful variety of winter-white blooms from Flowers by Semia. opposite: 1 | Ryan with his groomsmen outside the church looking handsome in monogrammed grey plaid scarves (a gift from the bride and groom). 2 | Stunning snowy white centerpieces from Flowers by Semia encompassed the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision of a sophisticated, chic winter wedding. 3 | Scott Connery of the Providence Biltmore (a longtime friend of the bride) surprised the couple with a delicious sweets table created by Sweet Indulgence. 4 | City lights proved the perfect backdrop and Stack 9 Photography & Design captured the happy couple sharing a special moment on the balcony of the Biltmore. 5 | The fabulous dinner menu expertly prepared and presented by the Providence Biltmore. 6 | The bridesmaids in classic black and white with beautiful bouquets from Flowers by Semia.

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or two little guys who love to dance what better way to celebrate turning three than with a dance party celebration with family and friends. “The twins love to dance,” shared mom Kristin, “and since they were constantly reminding us of their newfound “Big Boy” status, I thought it would be fun to have the kids come all dressed up in their party best for a pint-sized toddler prom.” Festive argyle, polka dot and stripe patterns in bright turquoise and green set the mood for this fun get-together. Adorable mustache and necktie decorations left no doubt in anyone’s mind that this bash was designed with little men in mind. Guests had a great time boogying down in the balloon room and an adorable treat display by Sweet Indulgence was filled with enough cake pops, cookies and cupcakes to keep the dancers fueled for hours. Refreshments were served at the Milk Mustache Bar and Confectionery Designs created separate custom cakes for each boy – Tripp’s featured his favorite pal Mickey Mouse and Quinn (who according to his mom is obsessed with cars) had a replica of his grandfather’s antique silver Porsche. Kids and parents alike enjoyed snapping pictures in the photo booth and at the end of the day everyone took home a cute handcrafted tie t-shirt that Kristin had made as a favor. According to Mom, “Quinn and Tripp got a kick out of seeing their friends wearing them at school later that week.” A sure sign that this bash was a really big hit!

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lizabeth and Fred lived in Maine for a year while Fred was in furniture making school there and they fell in love with the concept of natural, local cooking that is synonymous with the Yankee ingenuity that Mainers are known for. The couple wanted their wedding to reflect that self-sustaining ideal along with their own personal style and the pond at Fred’s childhood home in Connecticut seemed the ideal setting for their reception with its farm-to-table inspired fall menu and welcoming personal touches. “We love the pond on the property and have so many amazing memories of family gatherings, fireworks and BBQs there so there was no question that it would be perfect for our reception,” shared Elizabeth. “Fred and I consider ourselves “foodies” so we chose A Thyme to Cook to cater the event because they were able to design a meal that came from the heart with a home cooked feel, featuring local seasonal offerings, but with a sophisticated, gourmet appeal.” With family togetherness as Elizabeth and Fred’s main focus, guests enjoyed apple picking in the morning and a bon fire at night giving everyone the feeling of attending a great fall weekend away in Connecticut rather than an all too predictable and impersonal wedding reception. Long family-style tables looked charming dressed in white linens and burlap runners (made by Fred’s mother) that were filled with fragrant herb centerpieces in verdigris metal pots. Fred crafted the rustic candleholders out of reclaimed wood from the property, which held groupings of beautiful beeswax pillar candles, lending an elegant, organic feel to the reception and capturing perfectly the couple’s vision for a very meaningful and memorable wedding day.

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this page: Natural wood tables and chairs from Be Our Guest paired with sleek modern floral arrangements from Lilacs redefined the look of a quintessential Cape Cod wedding. opposite: 1 | The waterfront tent from Chase Canopy at Wequassett Resort & Golf Club offered Sarah and Zach’s guests stunning views of Pleasant Bay by day and cool ocean breezes for dancing the night away. 2 | Pretty place cards perched in a bed of wheatgrass by Lilacs. 3 | Wequassett’s cocktail hour raw bar, described by the bride as “divine,” overflowed with lobster, shrimp, oysters and more. 4 | The stunning couple just before heading to their reception. 5 | Elegant white draping and crystal chandeliers by Ormonde Productions helped transform the tented space into a chic, modern setting for Sarah and Zach’s reception. 6 | The flower girls pose for a photo. 7 | Beautiful blooms and an abundance of candlelight created an intimate ambiance in the reception tent. 8 | Soft blue and green bouquets by Lilacs lent an air of oceanside elegance to the ceremony. 9 | Signature drinks served in Mason jars with fun striped straws were a refreshing way to kick off the cocktail hour.

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aitlin had been living on the west coast for several years and really missed New England. Steven, a California native, had never experienced the glorious fall foliage that accompanies the change of seasons here. So when they began making plans for their wedding, October in Massachusetts seemed like the ideal time and place. “Planning the wedding from 3,000 miles away had its challenges,” shared Kaitlin. “Steven and I visited Boston right after we got engaged, but didn’t find what we were looking for. We both love a more modern architectural style and wanted something with an industrial, rustic feel that we knew would be hard to find in New England.” Upon her return to California, Kaitlin began looking at restaurants online and stumbled across L’Andana and her family offered to go take a look. When everyone unanimously agreed that they loved the food and the atmosphere (a modern interpretation of a Tuscan farmhouse) Kaitlin knew she had found her venue. Inspired by L’Andana’s elegant, rustic decor Kaitlin took her style cues from its weathered barn wood and steel details and the beautiful chandeliers crafted from old wine barrels that allowed her to design her wedding to have a very natural feel. A sophisticated palette of beige, cream and soft peach accented with sage green looked stunning against both the bridesmaid’s dresses and the restaurant’s warm, inviting interior. Succulent plants were added to the bouquets and smaller potted versions held handcrafted place cards that guests later took home as favors. After an intimate midmorning ceremony in L’Andana’s main room everyone enjoyed an afternoon reception in the private dining room allowing the newlyweds more time to savor their first day of marriage, the fabulous food and their time with families and friends.

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ill and Nick knew that they didn’t want a traditional wedding, instead opting for a small ceremony with family and close friends followed by a larger party in Boston. So after she became engaged, Jill immediately called her longtime friend Julie Polkinghorn (a floral and event designer and the owner of Boutique Design) and they went to work on the design plan and finding the ideal location. The Artists for Humanity Epicenter provided the ideal open loft space in which to create a beautiful winter wonderland and since Polkinghorn would not only be the stylist, but a guest as well, local Event Planner Tasha Bracken of SD Events was brought in to collaborate on the design and coordinate the logistics of the wedding to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Unbeknownst to the bride, Polkinghorn had been secretly planning her friend’s wedding far in advance of her engagement so to start the design process she presented Jill with a ribbon swatch that she had found a year prior and it instantly became the inspiration for the wedding’s sophisticated palette and unique design. “A trademark of all Boutique Design events is that we set the stage for guests and then just when they think they have it all figured out, we surprise them,” explained the designer. “We started with a warm combination of copper and deep red for the cocktail hour and then unveiled a completely unexpected neutral scheme for the reception of copper, gold, blush and cream accented with a fashionably chic animal print (borrowed from the ribbon swatch), elegant birch trees and dramatic lighting.” Cocktails were held in the upper level artist studio where guests were surrounded by beautiful art and amazing views of the city skyline. Then as they made their way downstairs to the reception they were greeted by a grand display of 20-foot tall birch trees created by Ryan Designs, set aglow by layers of sparkling candlelight and dramatic gold and crystal chandeliers. Lighted images of birch trees and snowflakes transitioned throughout the evening giving the space a sense of movement and adding to the romantic, whimsical, wintery feel that the couple had dreamed of for their magical winter wedding.

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amantha and Joey live in Miami so when they started planning their wedding they looked at many of the beautiful hotels there in search of the perfect venue, but something was missing. “I knew deep down that I wanted to get married at my family’s farm in Massachusetts,” shared the bride, “a hotel would have been an easier venue to coordinate with all of the services right there, but no matter how beautiful they were, they just weren’t home.” So Samantha connected with Wedding Planner Wendy Joblon and they began the process of sharing ideas on how to blend the natural beauty of the farm with Miami-chic details that would allow guests to experience the dreamy New England summer nights that the bride loved. A stunning clearstory tent from Chase Canopy was installed in the field near the pool to take advantage of the amazing night sky after sunset. A mix of round and wooden farm tables dressed in modern white linens were filled with arrangements of elegant pink blooms by Sayles Livingston Design, lending a soft garden-like feel to the space. After a beautiful ceremony under a white floral chuppah overlooking the water, guests enjoyed cocktails by the pool and the couple made a grand entrance to the reception through a glowing archway of sparklers, surrounded by family and friends. Tropical band Libido from Miami brought the South Beach vibe as guests danced the night away under a starry summer night sky.

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of the reception. 4 | The winter wedding cake from Sin was sprinkled with coconut flakes to resemble fallen snow. 5 | Jessica’s stunning bridal bouquet created by Flowers by Semia awaits the ceremony in an antique armoire in the mansion. 6 | Jessica and Paul announce a Happy New Year to all their beloved guests. opposite: With the fireplace lit and the candles aglow, guests were welcomed out of the cold and into Jessica and Paul’s wedding ceremony in the carriage house at Linden Place.

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hanmany and Brian wanted their wedding day to be all about classic romance, a day that reflected their true love. The Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, Rhode Island was the first place that the couple looked at and they immediately fell in love with the gorgeous waterfront estate. After meeting with the Glen’s Event Manager Katie Wilkinson, they knew it was a perfect fit. “We never planned to have a wedding with 200 guests so the size of the venue was perfect,” shared Chanmany, “It was large enough so that guests didn’t feel crowded, but small enough to still feel intimate and we loved how organized, efficient and friendly Katie was.” The intimate feeling prevailed in all of the personal details of this classically elegant wedding. Chanmany chose a lovely palette of lilac, champagne and white and incorporated white and green floral arrangements that seemed to epitomize the feeling of spring. The white rose-embossed cocktail table linens from Rentals Unlimited matched the design on the bottom of the bride’s gown and lilac satin ribbons (a favorite of the bride) decorated the couple’s chairs and added a splash of color and a touch of whimsy to the stately elegance of the Glen Manor ballroom. The tranquil grounds of the French country chateau, in all of its springtime beauty, allowed Photographer Sara Zarrella to capture timeless moments that the couple looks forward to sharing with their family for generations to come.

intro page: An intimate moment shared as the couple enjoyed the beauty of the grounds at the Glen Manor House. this page: The happy couple entered the reception for their first dance in the beautiful ballroom. opposite: 1 | A quiet moment after their “I do’s” captured by Sara Zarrella Photography. 2 | The wedding invitation designed by the bride. 3 | A classic wedding cake by Konditor Meister is adorned with fresh champagne-colored roses. 4 | The Glen’s stately and stunning ballroom welcomed guests to the romantic reception. 5 | The wedding party posed with the couple for the perfect portrait by Sara Zarrella Photography. 6 | The groom and his groomsmen shared a toast.

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The intoxicating perfume of the fields in bloom transports us to the south of France in summer for a spectacular show of scent and color that excites all who visit. This bon voyage luncheon in weathered shades of apricot, cream and lavender hints of an alluring European provenance – stories that each vintage detail tells to one lucky traveler embarking on her first trip abroad to find inspiration and adventure amidst the beauty of the French countryside. A light summer menu of cold melon soup and poached white fish with mango chutney by Root Catered Events was enjoyed in the open field. Beautiful linens from Table Toppers in subtle Provençal shades graced a table filled with vintage-inspired china from Be Our Guest and a stunning display of garden blooms created by Patrice Milley Floral Designers. An enticing dessert table reminiscent of a French patisserie overflowed with buttery shortbread cookies and an elegant almond genoise cake from Sin and no one could resist the delectable petite macarons from Sweet Indulgence – a little taste of the flavors that await on a journey to Provence that is sure to create sweet, lasting memories.

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reserved for picnics. Take your beautiful linens, china and stemware outside and pair them with pretty garden chairs like these fabulous bamboo ones from New England Country Rentals, for a formal fete minus the fuss. 3 | No party table is complete without beautiful flowers. This lovely centerpiece by Patrice Milley Floral Designers incorporates all the colors of the French countryside with fresh fruit and artichoke accents for added texture and a little European flair. A light luncheon of poached white fish with mango salsa by Root Catered Events is the perfect complement. 4 | Create a total sensory experience for your guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;lavender sugar rims add a sweet little touch to these refreshing lavender lemonade cocktails. opposite: The fields in bloom at The Cape Cod Lavender Farm provided the scents and scenery that transported us to the Provençal countryside for our French-inspired Bon Voyage luncheon. more >

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s’il vous plait Elicit the response you desire with a charming floral invitation like Garden Dreams from Wedding Paper Divas, designed to make your next party impossible to resist.

appealing aperitif To add a French feel to the start of any meal try a light apéritif like this Lillet Rouge, a slightly sweet blend of Bordeaux wines, fruit liquors and herbs meant to spark the appetite and perhaps the imagination too. Available at Luke’s Super Liquors. Photographed by Stacey Hedman.

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Delicately placed on a charming vintage plate from New England Country Rentals these light-as-air madeleines from Sin are sweet French treats with a café au lait at the end of the day. Photographed by Stacey Hedman.

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Literally translated means “Life in Pink” and we think there is nothing prettier! This stunning bridal bouquet of glorious garden roses and lighterthan-air peonies by Toni Chandler Flowers & Events is the perfect combination for that special spring soiree. Photographed by Deborah Zoe.

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Joe Toto, designer of music, lighting and décor at Groove Events put together a list of feel-good favorites with a touch of French flair for our Bon Voyage luncheon at The Cape Cod Lavender Farm. Visit our blog at www.blisscelebrations guide.com and just push play to enjoy his selections and the mood from the day. 1 Fibre de verr by Paris Combo. 2 Unforgettable by Nat King Cole.

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Nothings speaks to a glorious garden party like a beautiful topiary and this one fashioned from fabulous French macarons by Confectionery Designs definitely speaks to us and all we can say en Française is mais oui…but of course!

3 C’est Si Bon by Rhonda Scott. 4 Summertime by The Blue Velvets. 5 Breezin’ by George Benson. 6 La Vie En Rose by Grace Jones. 7 This Years Love by David Gray. 8 Cherchez La Femme by Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. 9 Lights by Ellie Goulding.

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Warm summer breezes give way to languid, lazy days spent sipping sweet tea on the veranda or cooling off in the shade. That slow and easy style prevailed at the Stone House in Little Compton, Rhode Island for a Sip ‘n See shower inspired by the charming southern tradition of gathering family and friends to “sip” a cool drink and “see” the new little one while enjoying an unhurried afternoon of lightheartedness and laughter. This leisurely little brunch featured graphic patterns and bright happy hues to stimulate baby and captivate adults too. Lush garden blooms in crisp shades of grass green and watermelon red by Toni Chandler Flowers & Events seemed to have a natural cooling effect and offered a colorful counterpoint to the bold black and white striped linens from Rentals Unlimited and the playful patterned pillows and shades by Ryan Designs. Before sitting down to a plated brunch designed by Russell Morin Fine Catering, guests toasted to the baby’s big debut as they sampled delightful light bites from the sip-and-snack cart as it made the rounds throughout the grounds. Cake, cookies and mini parfaits from Newport Sweet Shoppe made an irresistible dessert buffet displayed under a fun striped canopy from Ryan Designs that shielded the treats from the warm summer sun. And in true southern style as naptime ensued, guests sat a spell, kicked off their shoes, enjoyed a visit and just took in the view.


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sip-and-snack cart made the rounds at the Stone House. 6 | Colorful bingo cards gave guests a fun way to tally

baby’s gifts. opposite: Bold, graphic drum shades and linens gave this southern Sip ‘n See shower its fun modern feel. Ryan Designs created a playful pattern mix for bolster pillows that peeked out of the sleek Paris chairs from Rentals Unlimited.

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a sleek, modern look for the table. Rounded square white plates set atop green glass chargers added a splash of colorful freshness. 6 | Ryan Designs added to the mix with playful bolster pillows custom designed for the Paris chairs from Rentals Unlimited. 7 | Naptime allowed mom some time for a leisurely visit with family and friends. opposite: Newport Sweet Shoppe created an amazing dessert table filled with adorable and delicious treats. Coconut bunny tails, mini pistachio parfaits, bunny-shaped sugar cookies and a pretty two-tiered cake tempted young and old alike.

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Your summer party should match the simplicity of the season. These white painted tables from New England Country Rentals are perfect for a family picnic or pretty backyard wedding. Paired with fresh white plates from Peterson Party Center and crisp white linens from Table Toppers, the look is summer-chic simplicity. Courtesy of M Starr Event Styling + Design. Photographed by Kelly Dillon.

nature’s nod to new – emerald!

For any event that celebrates growth, balance and harmony consider adding a splash of emerald; Pantone’s 2013 color of the year to the décor mix. According to this world-renowned authority on color, “Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and making it the perfect 2013 religions,” addition to any event that celebrates life’s most defining moments. OF THE YEAR

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Signature drinks are a hot trend that continue to be a great way to incorporate a color scheme or theme into your next event. This cucumber-lime agua fresca cocktail with mint and candied jalapeno by Russell Morin Fine Catering was cool and refreshing in the perfect shade of green for our Sip’n See baby shower brunch. (See our blog www.blisscelebrationsguide. com for the recipe.) Photographed by White Loft Studio.

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Luke Renchan of Luke Renchan Entertainment put together a list of cool party tunes for guests to chill to at our easy, breezy summer Sip’n See at the Stone House. Visit our blog (www.blisscelebrationsguide. com) and just push play to enjoy his selections and the mood from the day. 1 Sweet Pea by Amos Lee. 2 Better Together by Jack Johnson (Hawaiian Slacks Version)

Everthine Bridal Boutique caters to the unique and modern bride who longs for a one-of-a-kind vintage look. From their charming shop you can select that dream dress or some fun retro accessories like the ones shown here that are perfect for any party that calls for a little extra sassy style. Photographed by Olivia Gird.

3 Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. 4 These Are the Days by 10,000 Maniacs (MTV Unplugged). 5 You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder. 6 You Got Me by Colbie Caillat.

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it’s personal Monograms have always been the epitome of personalized style. Put your own classic stamp on your next party with a customized monogrammed invitation or create a thoughtful take-away gift for guests like this pretty notepaper from Folia.

7 Feeling Good by Michael Bublé. 8 One Sweet World by Dave Matthews Band (Live at Luther College). 9 Love is a Verb by John Mayer.

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vision Intriguingly inviting with a smoky, mellow vibe, the hallowed halls of Fort Adams took on an intimate, mystical quality as candlelight illuminated the casemates and the late autumn sun set over Newport Harbor for a special dinner with friends, celebrating Carter’s “big” milestone birthday. They say with the transition to thirty comes added wisdom and an appreciation for the well-earned finer things in life that define your adult style and a more refined way of entertaining. This “prime of your life” dinner party honored that notion with a sophisticated sampling of food and drink designed for more mature tastes. A mouthwatering menu prepared by Blackstone Caterers started with Matunuck oysters complemented by an impressive bourbon bar that served up Blackstone’s modern take on the classic Manhattan. Magical uplighting from Ormonde Productions highlighted the well-worn charm of the Fort’s interior and set the tone for a sitdown dinner at the long, dramatic banquet table styled in a masculine aesthetic with a modern meets gothic sensibility. Elegant, textured table runners, sleek white leather chairs and stately place settings from Rentals Unlimited created the perfect backdrop for a handsome eclectic tablescape. Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design blended industrial-style metal containers filled with chic variegated foliage and succulent plants with an unexpected mix of weathered antlers and vintage bottle candleholders that added texture and warmth to the table. As the evening progressed friends gathered for the ceremonious cutting of the incredible customdesigned birthday cake from Confectionery Designs, then the bar beckoned them back for another round of drinks and a rousing rendition of happy birthday with the night’s honoree.

design defined at left: Inspired by the moody, mystical feel of Fort Adams’ arched brick ceilings and granite walls, the idea was to create a refined 30th birthday dinner that marked the milestone with a modern meets gothic sensibility layered with luxurious touches. The warmth of candlelight and exquisite uplighting from Ormonde Productions set the tone and Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design crafted an eclectic, tablescape from industrial style corrugated metal containers filled with variegated begonias, succulents and moss mixed with weathered shed antlers and vintage spirits bottles as candleholders that influenced all of the other stylized details. more >

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DESIGN DEFINED this page: Confectionery Designs crafted an amazing custom birthday cake inspired by the antler dĂŠcor details of the tablescape by Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design and the invitations created by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design. Emphasis on the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color palette and a rustic, modern presentation provided a connectedness to the rest of the event. opposite: 1+8 | Keeping the guest list small and personal

creates a more intimate atmosphere and allows for a luxurious level of entertaining that guests will appreciate. 2 | Invitations set the tone and this formal suite created by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design was designed to impress. 3 | Simple hanging wooden shelves were styled to echo the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design aesthetic and to add additional lighting to the back bar. 4+7 | Special occasions are an excellent time to pull out all of the stops when planning your menu. Blackstone Caterers prepared an amazing starter of Matunuck oysters with green heirloom tomato and watermelon-chili mignonettes followed by a delicious main course of togarshi-seared tuna with a wasabi-yuzu glaze and a mango and scallion jasmine rice timbale. 5 | Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design used in-

dustrial metal containers filled with organic florals and variegated plants that lent a masculine feel to the table. 6 | A creative lighting plan is key to transforming a raw event space like Fort Adams and Ormonde Productions did just that with a combination of decorative overhead elements and magical, mood-setting uplighting.

Repeating at least three key design elements helps to give your event a unified feel. We chose industrial metals, glass and organic materials such as antlers, moss and plants to link the dining, dessert and bar areas together.

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might enjoy. Blackstone Caterers created these sweet and savory maple bacon French macarons that everyone raved about while some enjoyed a cigar at the bar as they read fun facts about the year the birthday boy was born from these clever trivia cards designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design. opposite: This long metallic wood banquet table from Rentals Unlimited provided comfortable seating for 20 without sacrificing the intimate feeling of the event.

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Shimmering stars shine brightly against a backdrop of midnight blue and you can feel a thrill in the chill in the air as the solstice marks the official start of winter and gives us more time to celebrate everything we love about the holiday season. Equal parts sequin and sparkle and a pinch of glittery magic creates the perfect recipe for an intimate dinner party for a few very lucky friends. Shades of gold softened by a candlelit glow imparts a warmth that draws partygoers in, amid the glamour that is The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, for an unforgettable evening of elegant entertaining. A special invitation suite by Paper Moss sets the tone with fanciful gold flourishes and a gold glitter-lined envelope that promises a party with equal shimmer and shine. The table set in holiday splendor, with stunning place settings from Peterson Party Center, hosts mounds of snowy white blooms by Flores Mantilla. Twinkling candlelight dances between the sumptuous sequined linens from Table Toppers and the spectacular mother of pearl backdrop in The Studio at The Ritz. The hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chef prepares a party menu of culinary delights and St. Germain champagne cocktails add extra sparkle and additional good cheer. A trio of gorgeous gold cakes by Sweet Alternatives adorns a celestial-themed dessert table that finishes the evening with a bit of festive frivolity befitting this longest night of the year and a most divine holiday season.

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Evite and indulge guests with a custom-designed suite like this beautiful one from Paper Moss. 4 | The holidays call for little indulgences. These Maine lobster medallions with champagne grape and yuzu mango fonduĂŠ by The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, beautifully presented in tiny glass cups, are just cause for celebration. 5 | Combine finishes for an over-the-top look that sparkles. Sequin linens and glittered ornaments on the table and chairs reflect light and add an abundance of holiday glamour to any space. opposite: Layer on the glitter and glamour with elegant place settings like these from Peterson Party Center. Tons of candles are an affordable luxury for a small gathering and add big impact and extra holiday shimmer!

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between. 3 | The color palette of navy and gold elegantly interpreted in custom invitations by Paper Moss. 4 | Send guests home with a little something special. Mini bottles of St. Germain let memories of a fun evening linger for a sip or two longer. 5 | Feast on festive food. The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common wraps up these fresh vegetable crudité parcels with citrus aioli in a fun little package. 6 | Ask guests to dress in their holiday best. Crystal-encrusted heels from Shoes To Dye For. 7 | The holiday tabletop of gold and glitter highlights beautifully this cauliflower vichyssoise with rye

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Rick LaTaille of Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment put together a list of jazzy standards and seasonal favorites for our sparkling holiday party at The RitzCarlton Boston Common. Visit our blog (www.blisscelebrations guide.com) and just push play to enjoy his selections and the mood from the day. 1 Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. 2 If I Had You by Queen Latifah. 3 Christmas Time is Here by George Winston (Instrumental). 4 The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. 5 Winter Wonderland by Chris Botti (Instrumental). 6 Santa Baby by Madonna. 7 Some Kind of Wonderful by Michael Bublé. 8 What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? by Harry Connick Jr. 9 White Christmas by Kenny G (Instrumental).

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Culture Club | p. 76 Pink Lotus Events, Studio 539 Flowers, Alankar Decorators, Rasoi Catering, DJ Yogz, Boston Sound and Light Company, The Bakery Boutique, Sweenor’s Chocolates, Status Ride, Academy Bus, Preeti Cards, Binita Patel Photography (Video), Steve Madden, Mens Warehouse, Shreni Patel – hair and makeup, Dr. Jayant Sane, Gary Calvino, Comfort Inn, Best Western, Ben and Jerry’s

Curated Color: Blue and Yellow | p. 40 Waters Edge, Perfect Surroundings, DJI Lighting, Lakuna Graphics, Mac Chrupcala Orchestra, Newport Art Museum

Special Delivery | p. 78 Hamilton Hall, Dana Markos Events, TSH Catering, Jenny’s Cakes, A Dozen Eggs, South Shore Entertainment, Judith Black Storyteller

Curated Color: Green, Peach and Coral | p. 44 The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s, A Sharp Soundz Entertainment, Helene’s Bridal Shop, Anthony’s House of Formals, Providence Diamond Company, Kristin Greene Hair and Makeup Artistry, Father John Soares, Salon Salon Limousine, SeeMonkey Photobooth

Modern Regency | p. 74 Raspberry Bouquet, Invitations & Company, Burdick Chocolate, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Delux Tux, Alex and Ani

Curated Color: INWhite | p. 46 Datura: A Modern Garden, VOVETI Prosecco, La Tavola Linen, Luxe Event Rentals, Sperry Tents, Elan Artists, A Little Imagination Cakes, Gateway Limousine, Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema, Beneath the Gown, Valentino’s Tailors, Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie, Say Cheese Curated Color: Ocean and Green | p. 48 Stephanie Chubbuck, Boston Event Lighting, Splash! Via Wilson Stevens Productions, Montilio’s Baking Company, First Student, Boston Event Films, Klienfeld Bridal, Badgley Mischka, Jenny Yoo, Men’s Warehouse, Nancy August, Etsy, Danielle Coates Hair and Makeup, Rabbi David Freelund, The Skipper Restaurant, Red Jacket Resorts Curated Color: Yellow and Grey | p. 52 Blush Floral Design, Pavilion Catering, Party Rental Ltd., La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, The Rhythm Shop, A Little Imagination Cakes, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies, Buzz Media Company, Kleinfeld Bridal, LulaKate, Bella Bridesmaid, Sam Edelmen, JoS. A. Bank, David’s Bridal, Kwiat, Tiffany & Co., Danielle Santagata Makeup, Rabbi Brian Leiken, Dana Bartone & Company, Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar, Inn at Middletown

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Curated Color: Blush | p. 64 Jazz in the Air, Eastty Productions, makeup: Veronica Shi, hair: Michelle DeVoe, The Fifth Element, La Farge Perry House

Ever Enchanting | p. 84 Commander’s Mansion, Fancy That, Brodney Antiques, Flair, Yum Bunnies Cakery, Three Little Birds Studio, Homes and Weddings, Katie Pape/Roffi Salon, Nicole Baglione Make Up, Wardrobe Stylist Melissa Dunne, Maggie Inc. Nostalgic Nuance | p. 86 Rosecliff Mansion, Broadway Floral Designs, Image Band, Newport Historical Society, NH Images Photography & Video, Live Event Painter Richard Flynn, BCBG, Mathew Christopher, Viking Tuxedo, Once Upon a Time Boutique, Khoury Brothers Jewelers, Jennifer Gonzalez, Spectrum Makeup Artistry by Jennifer Hodge, Hotel Viking Spa, Newport Majestic Cruises, Hotel Viking. Island Vibe | p. 88 Flowers on Chestnut, A Taste of Nantucket, Cranberry Transportation, RJ Miller Salon & Spa, Mr. Boddingtons Studio, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Doyle Muesur, Doyal and Doyal, Catherine Stover, Erik Kutner. Country Chic | p. 94 Winston Flowers, Boston Wedding Entertainment, Petsi Pies, Concert Limo, Paper Source, I Do Cinematography, Justin Alexander, Badgley Mischka, Jessica Simpson, Tejani, Bill Levkoff, Nine West, Lisa Marie Boutique, JoS. A. Bank, Nordstrom, DSW, Kay Jewelers, Neil Lane, Diana Silva, Michelle M Makeup, Justice of the Peace Edwin Little, Woodman’s of Essex, Four Points by Sheraton Norwood

Curated Color: Aqua and Pink | p. 54 Lil Hoot, Petal Floral Design, La Tavola Linen, C. Crowell Confections, Sugar and Stripes Co., Sugar on Top, Chocolate Creative Design, Oh Dier

Asian Elan | p. 96 Chinese Tea House at Marble House, Guitarist Tom Rohde, Brown University Lion Dancers, Steel Petal Press

Curated Color: Violet and Tangerine | p. 56 Rani Indian Bistro, Bollywood DJs, Dholee Entertainment Services, Montilio’s Baking Company, Indianweddingcard.com, Moving Picture Weddings, Silk Threads, Elan Boutique, Stuart Weitzman, Indochino, Thomas Pink, Hugo Boss, Leon Ohanian & Sons, Kerrie Baldwin-hair, Kelly Steele – makeup, Hyatt Regency Boston, Blue Butterfly Design

Vintage Luxe | p. 102 Blue Ivy, Ricardo Morales–Hendry for Blue Ivy, A Victorian Garden, Frenchy’s Popcorn, Receita de Samba, Musicians: Jenna Ordway, Justin Lee, Jaime Vergara and Kione Ebalaroza, The Harvard Opportunes, Maggie Sottero, Badgley Mischka, Rosie’s Bridal, Styling by Lisette, JoS. A. Bank, Groundforce One.

Child’s Play | p. 98 Delicious Desserts

Curated Color: Navy, Pink and Coral | p. 60 Our Lady or Mercy Chapel, Studio 539, Entertainment Specialists, South County Trolley, Think About Wink! Invitations, Ultimate Bride Chicago, Monique Lhuillier, Jimmy Choo, St. Laurie Merchant Tailors

Winter Warmer | p. 104 Nicolette Camille Floral Design, Graham Hill Bindery, Paper Source, DJ Ty Jesso, Michael’s Limousine, Tulle Bridal, Deby’s Sewing Service, Men’s Wearhouse, Puma, Bario –Neal Jewelry, I Do, Atlantic Strings, Musician Christian DeRoeck, Redbones BBQ, Homewood Suites Peabody.

Curated Color: Lime and White | p. 63 Taj Boston, Brookline Ice

Gone Fishing | p. 106 Event Illuminations, Northern Lights Entertainment, PBD Events

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Slam Dunk Surprise | p. 110 The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s, Golden Gate Studios, The Bakery Boutique, Art & Ice, New England Showtime Productions Book Smarts | p. 112 Winston Flowers, Beat Train Productions, Long Haul Films, Priscilla of Boston, Kate Spade, J. Crew, Men’s Wearhouse, Joseph Gann Jewelers, Jana Rago - Salon Acote, Dani Wagener Beauty, Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Lenox Hotel Boston Summer Classic | p. 114 Primetime Video Local Lore | p. 116 M.R.T. Jewelers, Oscar de la Renta, Rhythm Productions, Rock Star Limo, New Leaf Hair Studio, JoJo Loves You, Our Place Tuxedo, Waterfront Grille, Fairfield Inn and Suites An Air of Enchantment | p. 135 Genadeen Caterers, Lil’ Miss Cakes, Jennie Kay Beauty, Stringscalm and Jetset, District 21, Monique Lhuillier, Prada, Gant Rugger, Us Angels, Ippolita, Pearls of Newport, Newport Blues Inn Signs of Spring | p. 141 InterContinental Hotel Boston, Marc Hall, AJ Rose, Luxe Event Rentals, Tommy Wholesale, Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, Music Management, Anima Chamber Ensemble, Night Shift Entertainment, Invitations & Company, Whit Wales, Anne Barge, Tori Burch, Calvin Klein, Giblees, Make Up Artist Claudia Moriel, Hair Stylist Jen Tawa, Joe’s American Bar and Grille. Gatsby Era Glamour | p. 145 Petalena, Harvest Catering, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, L.A Burdick Chocolates, Lazaro, Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, Betsy Johnson, Nina, Walter & Co., Lisette Murphy, Anderson’s Jewelers, Bostonian Jewelers, Armani, Hugo Boss, Giblees Tuxedos, English Laundry, Brooks Brothers, Pippa & Julie, Abela Designs, Adolfo, Converse, Rustic Blend, Musician Steve Brodsky, DJ James McNally Boogie Wonderland | p. 149 Varnum Memorial Armory, Felicia’s Bakery, WOMA Design By The Beautiful Sea | p. 157 Cape Destinations, Luxury Loo, Top Hat Photo Booth, Decades by DeZyne, Mark Ingram NYC, Monique Lhuillier, Jimmy Choo, Bella Bridesmaid, Amsale, Coren Moore, Monograms Off Madison NYC, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Cape Cod Charms, Men’s Wearhouse, Cosmetique Salon, Chatham Coffee Company, Wayside Inn, The Hawthorne Inn, The Captain’s House Inn Boston Accents | p. 162 Michele Bernard Flowers Weddings Events, Clockwork, Pan Loco Steel Band, Brooklyn Girl Bakery, Cardinal Hollow Winery, A Formal Affair, Inc., Black Tie Limousine, The Paper Planner, McElroy Films, Alfred Sung, Marry & Tux, A Jewelers Workshop, Tiffany & Co., Dani Wagener –Makeup, Jana Rago- Hair, St. Cecilia’s Church, Hampshire House, David Methven, David Dubinsky City Sophistication | p. 165 High Output, The Bakery Boutique, Ladyfingers Letterpress, Musician John Erikson of Blockhead, Cover to Cover, DJ Anthony Carsetti, Flagship Trailways, Princess Limousine, Bridal & Gift, Jos. A Bank, Susan Levesque of Salon Ellie Rose, Makeup Artist Kirstin Brusse of Joli Visage, Bravo Brasserie Big Boy Bash | p. 169 Dimple Prints, Gap Kids Family Style | p. 177 Maria Madsen Holtzberg, Sperry Tent, Party Rental LTD, Fusion Bakery, The Happening, Premier Limousine, Liberty Limousine,

Carrot & Stick Press, Wtoo, THREAD Bridesmaid, Nick Hilton, Turnbull & Asser, The Iron Scissors Oceanside Elegance | p. 181 On The Move Events & Entertainment, Party Favors, Cape Destinations, Toby Dondis, LTD., Dave Hanrahan - All Star Digital Video, THEIA Couture, Monique Lhuillier, Boden, Zara, Hair Stylists Anthony Capolino and Kerry Lee, Make Up Artist Tavi De La Rosa, Pelham House. Rustic Romance | p. 184 Petal Floral Design, Live + Love Productions, Music Machine Entertainment, Succulentsgalore.com, Weddingchicks. com, Cards & Pockets, Watters, Noon Designs, Macy’s, Green Tangerine, Papa Razzi, Liberty Bar, Ames Hotel, Boston Marriott Burlington Step Right Up | p. 189 Garage of Evil, ATR Treehouse, LaSalle Bakery Winter Wonderland | p. 196 Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, Chef Barbara Lynch of 9 at Home Catering, Party By Design, Frost Productions, Nuage Designs, Inviting Company, Kent Newton Salon, Makeup Artist Kelly Powers, Harrison Global, Local Motion, Waves Media, Night Shift, Priscilla of Boston, David Meister, Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue, Capital Grille Chestnut Hill, Westin Seaport Naturally New England | p.199 Aileen Invitations and Gifts, Prime Time Productions, Twobirds Bridesmaid, The Bay, Salon Luis, Make-up by Angela Janarelli-Vescera, Waterfront Grille, Tropics Entertainment – Libido Auld Lang Syne | p. 204 Linden Place, Moondance Productions, VOWS Bridal Outlet, Macy’s, Bill Levkoff, Men’s Warehouse, Adamas Fine Jewelry, New Leaf Hair Studio, Barry J. Savage, Bristol Harbor Inn, Ana Heit Night at the Museum | p. 208 Design Collaborative, Winston Flowers, Susan B. Lowell Lighting Design, MAX Ultimate Food, Gardner Catering, Jazz Musicians: Joshua Redman, Aaron Goldberg, Matt Penman, Gregory Hutchinson and Reuben Rogers, VPNE Parking Solutions, Kyle Thomas Hemingway. Paint the Town | p. 212 Party by Design, Columbine Floral Design, Cakes for Occasions, Northern Lights, Local Motion, Hurdy Gurdy Monkey & Me, PB Face Painting, Fun Enterprises, Evolution Media Spring Romance | p. 215 Whole Foods Florist, Engagements DJ Entertainment, Princess Limousine, Checkerboard from Papyrus, Sweet Vita’s, Ana’s Bridal, Camillo Tuxedo, Nordstrom, Savitt Jewelers, Jennie Kay Beauty, Officiant Michael Kelleher, Jacky’s Galaxie Modern Masterpiece | p. 218 ICA Boston, Wolfgang Puck, Party By Design, Classic Party Rentals NYC, Frost Productions, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, Bella Figura Invitations, Boston Wedding Films, Tom Ford, Salon Mario Russo, The Stylists, The Gilded Harps, Carl Catron Jazz Trio, Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino, Hank Agency, Around Town Entertainment, Able Limousine Service, Fairmont Battery Wharf Seaside Chic | p. 221 Murray Hill Talent – Cory Harding, RSVP Roslyn, Swiss Cottage Designs, Reem Acra, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Frank Antonio Hair and Makeup, Ben & Jerry’s, Tennis Hall of Fame


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dIREcTORy Cakes & Favors Artisan Bake Shop, The | p. 168 508-763-4905 wwww.artisanbakeshop.com Confectionery Designs | p. 254 401-413-6851 www.confectionerydesigns.net Confections | p. 144 508-674-4976 www.kennedyconfections.com

Cupcakerie, The | p. 100 401-467-2601 www.thecupcakerie.net I Dream of Jeanne Cakes | p. 82 978-869-6013 www.jtcakes.com Konditor Meister | p. 113 781-849-1970 www.konditormeister.com Newport Sweet Shoppe, The | p. 172 401-619-4600 www.newportsweetshoppe.com Scrumptions | p. 108 401-884-0844 www.scrumptions.com

Chanterelle Boutique Catering | p. 220 401-619-0720 www.chanterelleboutiquecatering.com

Ormonde Productions | p. 2-3 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com

Chapin’s Catering | p. 211 508-776-3677 www.chapinscatering.com

Victor Events | p. 31 www.victorevents.com

Compton Clambakes | p. 192 401-635-4114 www.comptonclambakes.com

Event Décor & Lighting

East Meets West | p. 188 617-269-2662 www.emwcatering.com 1149 Events & Catering | p. 198 401-884-1149 - Warwick, RI 508-336-1149 - Seekonk, MA www.elevenfortyninerestaurant.com

Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 81 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com

Event Planners

Marquee Events & Catering | p. 90 860-278-4466 www.marquee-ct.com

Something Different Cake Couture | p. 156 401-353-1222 www.cakescouture.net

Root Catered Events | p. 82 617-292-6220 www.rootcateredevents.com

Sweet Alternatives | p. 194 617-820-7670 www.sweet-alternatives.com

Russell Morin Fine Catering | IFC & p. 1 888-552-7822 www.morinsfinecatering.com

Sweet Indulgence | p. 42-43 401-228-7719 www.mysweetindulgence.com

Wolfgang Puck Catering | p. 95 617-589-0125 www.wolfgangpuck.com

Catering A Thyme to Cook | p. 91 860-887-5932 www.athymetocook.com Artistry | p. 83 617-429-6022 www.artistryboston.com Blackstone Caterers | BC 401-848-2030 www.blackstonecaterers.com Catered Affair, The | p. 92 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl

Ormonde Productions | p. 2-3 401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com Ryan Designs | p. 108 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com

Sin | p. 226 401-369-8427 www.eatwicked.com

Sharon Morgera | p. 68 401-846-2014 www.sharonmorgera.com

Exquisite Events | p. 127 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com

Glorious Affairs Catering | p. 140 401-842-0404 www.gloriousaffairs.net

Plantation Catering of Newport | p. 206 401-846-4794 www.plantationcateringnewport.com

Calligraphy & Design

Art of the Event, Inc. | p. 152 781-670-9292 www.artoftheevent.com

Entertainment, Event Lighting & Production Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment | p. 264 401-769-1325 www.arpeggioweddings.com Chris & Nelly Entertainment | p. 243 774-473-8368, 774-473-9331 chrisandnelly.com DesignLight | p. 69 508-785-1810 www.designlightco.com DJ Raffi | p. 21 617-923-9116 www.djraffi.com

Ambiance Luxe | p. 254 860-729-4007 www.ambianceluxe.com

PDR Events | p. 15 401-477-2013 www.pdrevents.com Perfect Details, The | p. 152 www.theperfectdetails.com Perfect Plan, The | p. 264 508-280-0206 www.theperfect-plan.com Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 130 508-540-3015 www.pinkpolkadotevents.com Planned to Perfection | p. 194 401-885-1300 www.plannedtoperfectionllc.com SD Events | p. 226 617-916-5453 - Boston, MA 401-324-9931 - Newport, RI www.simpledetailsevents.com Sixpence For Your Shoe | p. 240 860-206-0838 www.sixpenceevents.com Unique Weddings By Alexis | p. 232 617-833-5661 www.weddingsbyalexis.com

Art of the Event, Inc. | p. 152 781-670-9292 www.artoftheevent.com

Wendy Joblon Events | p. 214 508-992-4502 www.wendyjoblon.com

Artistry | p. 83 781-690-3544 www.artistryboston.com

Fashion & Jewelry

Boutique Design | p. 172 www.boutiquedesign.net Campo & Company Events | p. 188 401-742-5344 www.campoandcompany.com Details with Love | p. 130 401-855-0373 www.detailswithlove.com EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design | p. 228 781-856-1981 www.efdcreative-events.com Exquisite Events | p. 127 401-846-3254, 401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com Janie Haas Events | p. 148 978-725-5956 www.janiehaasevents.com John Orton Flowers and Events | p. 25 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Jubilee Events | p. 80 203-632-5654 www.eventjubilee.com

Bridal Finery | p. 100 401-965-6556 www.bridalfinery.com Everthine Bridal Boutique | p. 128 203-421-6222 www.shopeverthine.com L’élite | p. 119 617-424-1010 - Bridal & Bridesmaids 617-424-1020 - Evening www.lelite.com Long’s Jewelers | p. 121 617.426.8500 - 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 Musette Bridal Boutique | p. 119 617-424-1070 www.musettebridal.com Occasions Bridal Boutique | p. 252 508-655-2024 www.occasionsbridalboutique.com Shoes to Dye For | p. 267 888-393-2253 www.shoestodyefor.com

Groove Events US | p. 155 877-GROOVES www.grooveevents.us

Michele Mottola Special Event Consulting | p. 27 781-710-0086 www.michelemottola.com

Vera Wang | p. 119 617-424-1060 www.verawangboston.com

Luke Renchan Entertainment | p. 193 401-723-6097 www.lukesENT.com

Papers | p. 118 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 134 860-669-4596 www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

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Artistry | p. 83 617-429-6022 www.artistryboston.com Blooms of Hope | p. 241 781-698-9855 www.bloomsofhopefloral.com Boutique Design | p. 172 www.boutiquedesign.net Customized Flowers by Esther Scott | p. 164 401-245-6441 Diane Gaudett Custom Floral Designs | p. 72 203-426-5949 www.dianegaudett.com

Kristin Spencer Photography | p. 87 www.kristinspencer.com

Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | p. 134 651-261-7251 www.coralpheasant.com

LifeFusion Photography | p. 275 617-922-3462 www.lifefusion.com

Boston Bridal Lounge | p. 173 617-236-0005 www.bostonbridallounge.com

Lisa Frechette Photography | p. 156 401-828-0322 www.lisafrechette.com

Luxury Wedding Spotlight | p. 254 www.luxuryweddingspotlight.com

Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 125 401-524-7538 www.scolariphoto.com

Rhode Island Wedding Group | p. 109 www.rhodeislandweddinggroup.com

Folia | p. 144 508-992-2950 www.folia.biz www.shopfolia.com M. Smith & Company | p. 242 508-945-4734 New England Invitations | p. 15 401-398-8277 www.newenglandinvitations.com Paper Moss | p. 252 800-511-0210 www.papermoss.com

Fancy Flowers | p. 100 508-255-1303 www.flowersbyfancy.com

Papers | p. 118 401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

Flores Mantilla | p. 230 781-631-9483 www.floresmantilla.com

Perfect Details, The | p. 152 www.theperfectdetails.com

Flou(-e)r | p. 251 781-305-3322 www.myflouer.com

Pink Polka Dot, The | p. 130 508-540-3015 www.pinkpolkadotevents.com

Flowers By Semia | p. 29 401-232-5353 www.flowersbysemia.com John Orton Flowers and Events | p. 25 401-258-3821 www.johnortonevents.com Lilacs | p. 85 508-428-3515 www.lilacsflorals.com Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers | p. 92 508-945-4173 www.patricermilley.com Sayles Livingston Design | p. 8-9 401-635-9500 www.sayleslivingstondesign.com Secret Garden, The | p. 66 401-423-0050, 800-252-1594 www.thesecretgardenjamestown.com Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design | p. 18 401-884-3220 www.stoneblossom.com

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Invitations, Paper Goods & Gifts

Sweet Tree Studio | p. 176 508-542-0844 www.sweettreestudio.com Wedding Paper Divas | p. 99 866-594-1226 www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Event Lighting & Production See Entertainment, Event Lighting & Production

Photography Brian Phillips Photography | p. 252 617-821-1084 www.brianphillipsphoto.com Carla Ten Eyck Photography | p. 66 860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com Chris & Nelly Photography | p. 243 774-473-8368, 774-473-9331 www.chrisandnelly.com

Tangerine Creations | p. 268 617-202-0299 www.tangerinecreations.com

Corinna Raznikov Photography | p. 105 508-748-3853 www.corinnaraznikov.com www.raznikovphotography.com

Tom Kraig Designs | p. 148 401-864-9489 www.tomkraig.com

Erin McGinn Photography | p. 80 www.erinmcginn.com

Toni Chandler Flowers & Events | p. 206 401-647-2312 www.tonichandlerflorals.com

Kate McElwee Photography | p. 240 206-734-9444 www.katemcelweephotography.com

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Sara Zarrella Photography | p. 244 401-398-2922 www.sarazarrella.com Snap! Weddings | p. 13 www.snapweddings.com Stacey Hedman Photography | p. 68 508-737-2558 www.staceyhedman.com Stack 9 Photography & Design | p. 194 401-398-0745 www.stack9photo.com

Resources

Get Pink Bridal Show | p. 266 www.rhodeislandweddinggroup.com

Transportation Be Driven | p. 268 800-233-7483 www.bedriven.com Valet Connection | p. 195 401-737-3898 www.valetconnection.com

White Loft Studio | p. 82 www.whiteloftstudio.com

Wedding Trolley, The / Viking Tours & Transportation | p. 192 401-847-6921 www.vikingtoursnewport.com

Rentals

Venue

Arrow Paper Party Rental | p. 168 860-442-4575 www.ez2party.com

22 Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s | p. 50-51 401-841-8884 www.22bowens.com

Be Our Guest | p. 68 617-427-2700 www.beourguestpartyrental.com

Alden Castle | p. 164 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Chase Canopy | p. 228 800-649-2055 www.chasecanopy.com

Aspire Seasonal Kitchen | p. 97 401-861-8000 www.aspirerestaurant.com

Connecticut Rental Center | p. 174 860-347-4688, 800-323-9225 www.ctrentalcenter.com Event Co., The | p. 266 866-215-TENT, 978-283-4884 www.rentent.com New England Country Rentals | p. 90 781-990-6000 www.newenglandcountryrentals.com Newport Tent | p. 77 401-683-9160 www.newporttent.com Peterson Party Center | p. 103 781-729-4000 www.petersonpartycenter.com Rentals Unlimited | p. 6-7 781-341-1600 www.rentals-unlimited.net Ryan Designs | p. 108 401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com Table Toppers | p. 154 617-558-0008 www.ttnewton.com

Atlantic Beach Club, The | p. 118 401-847-2750 www.atlanticbeachclub.com Belle Mer | p. 164 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Bittersweet Farm | p. 131 508-636-0085 www.eventsbylhc.com Boat House | p. 50-51 401-624-6300 www.boathousetiverton.com Borsari Gallery Cape Cod | p. 128 508-385-3434 www.borsarigallerycapecod.com Boston Harbor Hotel, The | p. 93 617-439-7000 www.bhh.com/weddings Boston Marriott Cambridge | p. 227 617-494-6600 newenglandmarriottweddings.com


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DIRectoRY Boston Marriott Quincy | p. 175 617-472-1000, 617-774-2088 quincymarriottweddings.com

Hotel Providence | p. 97 401-490-8105 www.hotelprovidence.com

Boston Public Library, The | p. 92 617-859-2282 www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl

Hyatt Regency Newport | p. 81 401-851-1234 www.newport.hyatt.com

Cafe Escadrille | p. 263 781-273-1916 www.cafeescadrille.com

Independence Harbor | p. 71 508-644-2225, 800-287-8300 www.ihweddings.com

Castle Hill Inn | p. 32-33 888-466-1355 www.castlehillinn.com

Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 111 401-333-1300 www.eventsatkirkbrae.com

Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 101 401-847-1300 www.thechanler.com

L’Andana | p. 70 781-270-0100 www.landanagrill.com

Charles Hotel, The | p. 117 800-882-1818 www.charleshotel.com

Lafrance Hospitality | p. 131 508-675-7185 www.eventsbylhc.com

Chatham Bars Inn | p. 16-17 508-945-0096, 800-527-4884 www.chathambarsinn.com Colonnade Hotel, The | p. 75 617-424-7000, 617-425-3205 www.colonnadehotel.com Cranwell Estate | p. 67 800-572-8938 www.cranwell.com 1149 Events & Catering | p. 198 401-884-1149 - Warwick, RI 508-336-1149 - Seekonk, MA www.elevenfortyninerestaurant.com Exchange Conference Center, The | p. 107 617-790-1900 www.exchangeconferencecenter.com Fenway Park | p. 229 617-226-6791 www.redsox.com/events Fort Adams | p. 210 401-619-5801 www.fortadams.org Gardens at 222, The | p. 58 860-536-1336 www.thegardensat222.com Glen Magna Farms | p. 176 978-774-9165 www.glenmagnafarms.org Glen Manor House| p. 123 401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com Hawthorne Hotel | p. 266 978-825-4358 www.hawthornehotel.com Hemenway’s | p. 50-51 401-351-8570 www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com

Langham Boston, The | p. 172 617-451-1900 www.boston.langhamhotels.com Lombardo’s | p. 154 781-986-5000 www.lombardos.com Longwood Events | p. 164 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Madison Beach Hotel | p. 115 203-245-1404 www.madisonbeachhotel.com Marquee Events & Catering | p. 90 860-278-4466 www.marquee-ct.com Mistral | p. 265 617-867-9300 www.mistralbistro.com MOOO.... | p. 265 617-670-7525 www.mooorestaurant.com Mooring, The | p. 50-51 401-846-2260 www.mooringrestaurant.com Mount Hope Farm | p. 58 401-254-1745 www.mounthopefarm.org Mountain Top Inn & Resort, The | p. 153 802-483-2311 www.mountaintopinnweddings.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 242 508-997-0046 www.whalingmuseum.org Newport Marriott | p. 227 401-849-1000 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Newport Restaurant Group | p. 50-51 www.newportrestaurantgroup.com Newport Yachting Center | p. 11 401-846-2610 www.newportyachtingcenter.com Omni Providence Hotel | p. 129 401-598-8000 www.omnihotels.com Peabody Essex Museum | p. 239 978-745-9500, 978-542-1615 www.pem.org/venues Providence Biltmore | p. 34-35 401-455-3027 www.providencebiltmore.com Providence Public Library | p. 253 888-552-7822 www.morins.com Quidnessett Country Club | p. 79 401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com Rachel’s Lakeside | p. 131 508-636-4044 www.eventsbylhc.com Radisson Hotel Providence Airport | p. 214 401-739-3000 www.radisson.com/warwickri Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | p. 227 617-338-4111 newenglandmarriottweddings.com Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 23 401-785-4333 www.morins.com www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, The | p. 59 617-574-7100 www.ritzcarlton.com/boston

Museum of Science | p. 95 617-589-0125 www.mos.org/functions

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina | p. 89 978-619-1115 www.salemwaterfronthotel.com

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

Saphire Estate | p. 4-5 781-784-2400 www.saphireeventgroup.com

Smoke House | p. 50-51 401-848-9800 www.smokehousecafe.com State Room | p. 164 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com Stone House | p. 244 401-635-2222 www.stonehouse1854.com Trio | p. 50-51 401-792-4333 www.trio-ri.com Venezia | p. 207 617-436-3120 www.veneziaboston.com Villa, The | p. 4-5 781-784-2400 www.saphireeventgroup.com Waterman Grille | p. 50-51 401-521-9229 www.watermangrille.com Waypoint Event Center | p. 131 508-675-1185 www.eventsbylhc.com Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | p. 180 800-225-7125 www.wequassett.com White’s of Westport | p. 131 508-675-7185 www.eventsbylhc.com Willowdale Estate | p. 132 978-887-8211 www.willowdaleestate.com Wychmere | p. 164 617-854-5000 www.longwoodevents.com

Videography Artistic Wedding Films | p. 240 877-819-0923 www.artisticweddingfilms.com Mike Picard Videography | p. 174 401-827-8056 www.mikepicardvideography.com

Wine & Spirits Luke’s Super Liquor Stores | p. 210 508-896-2324 - Brewster 508-394-2324 - Dennisport 508-430-0300 - Harwich 508-418-5853 - Hyannis 508-775-5000 - West Yarmouth www.lukes1.com

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