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Couture FASHION STYLES 2011 EXTRAORDINARY Table FASHIONS LUXURIOUS Boston VENUES

WEDDINGS NEW ENGLAND


Boutique | Boston

Bridal Gowns | Bridesmaids Dresses | Mother Of The Bride and Groom Gowns | Prom Dresses | Special Occasions Dresses | Bridal Accessories

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

EVENING BOUTIQUE

EXCLUSIVE FOR L’ELITE BRIDAL:

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Badgley Mischka

Monique Lhuillier

Gemy

Marchesa

Carolina Herrera

Oscar de la Renta

George Chakra

Pamella Roland

Domo Adami

Peter Langner

George Hobeika

Pronovias

Elie Saab

Reem Acra

Lian Carlo

Vera Wang

Visit www.lelite.com for boutique events | Trunk Shows are by appointment only

L’elite | 121-123 Newbury Street, Boston | 617.424.1010 | www.lelite.com


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About the Editor

With years of experience in event planning and linen design I want to share with you my passion and vision of the wedding industry along with the elite wedding professionals whom I have had the privilege to work with over the years. The work showcased through out the magazine is an unsurpassed look into the world of luxurious platinum weddings. It highlights amazing style and creativity and it is what has inspired this issue and made the pages of Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings come to life. I want the sophisticated simple elegance of this publication to be an inspirational vision and elaborate resource to any bride dreaming or planning their platinum wedding. With a combination of luxurious wedding planning and chic couture fashion showcasing bold sexy trends, Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings Magazine was designed to present Boston’s most prestigious wedding professionals in the industry to showcase their products and services while offering prospective brides and groom a multitude of innovative ideas for planning their platinum wedding.

Gina Karlsson

Photography: Relive Photography by Laura Parent


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Cover Photographer: Dan Doke Photography Hair: Ben Mitrano, Makeup: Richard Burgess, Salon: Frances Ray Jules Salon, Boston, Wardrobe Stylist: Leslie Blain Boutique: Lellite Boutique, Boston Gown: Monique Lhuillier Location: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Published by: Simply Elegant Magazine 60 Island Street, Lawrence MA 01840

Editor-in-Chief GINA KARLSSON Publisher & Executive Editor MAGNUS KARLSSON Editorial Assistant LIANNE ALDRED Fashion Assistant: KATIE HUMINICK Contributing Photographers Dan Doke of Dan Doke Photography, Roland Silva Jr. of Photography by Roland Silva, Laura Parent of Relive Photography, Lori DeSantis Photography, Zenobia-Studios, Click Imagery, Inc., Dasha Kazakova Photography, Joyelle West Photography Contributing Stylist Avanti Salon, El Coco International, Frances Ray Jules Salon Contributing Writers: Elizabeth Donahue A special thanks to all the participating wedding professionals who helped make the pages of simply elegant PLATINUM WEDDINGS Magazine come to life, for without them none of this would have been possible. This magazine is dedicated to my children, the most amazing people in my life. May my love shield them from all their worries, may my inspiration guide them to their dreams, may my passion encourage them to be amazing and may my strength take them through it all. Thank you to my husband for supporting my dreams. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided in Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings New England, no responsibility can be accepted for the ads or services supplied by advertisers or printers errors. All advertisements are published on the representation that advertiser is authorized to publish the contents. No part of this publication maybe reproduced in any form without the specific written permission of Simply Elegant Magazine.


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Location: BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY; Table Fashions: THE COUTURE LINEN COLLECTION, Boston, MA; Floral Design: John LaRoche for Blue Guava, Boston, Bridal Fashion: MARCHESA Boutique: LeLite Boutique, Boston, MA;Hair: Ben Mitrano, Makeup: Richard Burgess, Frances Ray Jules Salon, Boston, MA Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography

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Location: OMNI PARKER HOUSE, Boston, MA; Designer: MARCHESA; Boutique: LELITE BOUTIQUE, Boston, MA; Hair: Ben Mitrano, Makeup: Richard Burgess, Frances Ray Jules Salon, Boston, MA; Photographer: DAN DOKE Photographer


Location: OMNI PARKER HOUSE, Boston, MA; Designer: OSCAR DE LA RENTA; Boutique: LELITE BOUTIQUE, Boston, MA; Hair: Ben Mitrano, Makeup: Richard Burgess, Frances Ray Jules Salon, Boston, Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography


Location: MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON, Designer: OSCAR DE LA RENTA; Boutique: LELITE BOUTIQUE, Boston; Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography; Hair and Make up: EL COCO INTERNATIONAL, Boston


Weddings at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Distinctive. Lively. Stylish. Yours. 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 Please contact us for more information at +1 (617) 535 8888 or visit mandarinoriental.com/boston.


John LaRoche for blueGuava

UNIQUE FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN

WWW.BLUEGUAVA .COM

617.442.0900


And they live happily Ever After‌

An unforgettable event, uniquely yours, is born of unwavering attention to every pleasure in a place of unparalleled beauty. Ask about complimentary honeymoon nights.

boston.langhamhotels.com 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110 T (617) 451 1900 / (800) 791 7764 tlbos.sales@langhamhotels.com


Location: INTERCONTINENTAL BOSTON, Designer: GEORGES CHAKRA; Boutique: LELITE BOUTIQUE, Boston Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography Hair and Make up: EL COCO INTERNATIONAL, Boston, MA, SPA N’Joli Methuen, MA


Location: MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON; Designer: GEORGES CHAKRA; Boutique: LELITE BOUTIQUE, Boston, Ma Hair and Make up: EL COCO INTERNATIONAL, Boston, MA Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography

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THE LOOK Everlasting BEAUTY comes from

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This Spread: Cakes: I DREAM OF JEANNE CAKES, Billerica, MA

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Floral Design: RICH SALVAGGIO, Teleflora, Los Angeles, CA Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography


Floral Design: RICH SALVAGGIO, Teleflora, Los Angeles, CA Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography

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Location: MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON; Floral Design: PETALS INC., Peabody, MA; Linen: CLOTH CONNECTION; Chairs and China: RENTALS UNLIMITED, Stoughton, MA; Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography; Table Design: GINA KARLSSON

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Location: RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON, Linen: THE COUTURE LINEN COLLECTION, Boston, MA; Floral Design: MIMOSA FRESH FLOWER DESIGN, Boston, MA; Event Designer: DAVID M. HANDY EVENTS, Boston, MA; Ghost Chairs: RENTALS UNLIMITED, Stoughton, MA; Up lighting: HIGH OUTPUT, INC. Canton, MA; Crystal and Silver Decor: CHRISTOFLE, Photographer: DAN DOKE Photography


Dan Doke Photography

Call to Schedule Your complimentarY conSultation cYndi paone deSigner | 978.532.0066 www.petalSinc.com

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