Ilana and Kevan were one of those couples that new their priorities - they wanted everyone to have dance, feel loved and enjoy great food. They initially were planning on having a backyard wedding at her parent's pond-front home in Sharon, MA - but when the guest count climbed and seemed a little too much to handle, they found a great local spot that checked everything off their list. They still could have the waterfront views with a chill vibe - enter the Sharon Community Center. The venue that used to be a lodge where families summered - is off the beaten bath but impresses with this grand front porch and beautiful gardens.
We were so thrilled to transform this local gem into a tropical dance party for Ilana and Kevan. They kept photos limited to keep people focused on the party - but we are pleased to share some highlights from their special day! Many happy years Ilana and Kevan!!
Photographer: Ronnie Saini Photography
Working in Weddings, we get to be a part of so many different traditions and learn about cultures from all over the world! Last month, we were so thrilled to help Rati and Ipsit transform the oversized stage in their banquet hall into a gorgeous focal point for the evening. The stage had to serve multiple purposes: offering a grand centerpiece for their receiving line and a location for a family traditional dance to take place later in the evening. In addition to creating a beautiful backdrop, we had to make sure it was moveable and allowed enough space for their dancers. With some creativity and lighting tricks, we worked within their budget to create the stage of their dreams!
We have special place in our hearts for destination weddings. When we met Jessica and she told us the reasoning behind wanting to have her Wedding as a vacation for her friends and family, I knew we'd get along! It took us awhile to find the perfect location in Florida - but once we did, Hammock Beach was definitely the place! In beautiful Palm Coast, it's a spansive property with beautiful views and plenty of opportunity to relax! You'd never even know that the sky opened up and it started to downpour halfway into their ceremony. They danced the night away as if it was all apart of the plan!
Photographer: Two Hearts Photography
Venue: Hammock Beach
Florist: Art Among the Flowers
When the Edmondson's told us the venue they wanted to host their daughter's graduation party was called the American Heritage Museum, we were prepared for a historical house celebrating colonial New England. No lie, our jaws dropped to the floor when we first stepped into the venue to see the large collection of tanks, planes, boats and war memorabilia on display. Our wheels started turning of the amazing things we could do with the space - but balancing the amazing displays with bringing in the family's personal style was one our favorite challenges to date.
We incorporated the family's large collection of aritaware as centerpieces and floral vases throughout the venue. It also inspired our color scheme, red, white and blue - which of course went perfectly with the venue's historic pride! Guests drank Military Mules out of tin mugs while getting personal tours of the Collings Foundation collection. Needless to say, this one is for the books!
I initially joined Lindsay and Dee's Wedding as their Day-of Coordinator to ensure it all went as seamless as possible for them. As many times in the wedding planning process, obstacles arose and they need some extra support putting together the look and feel for a space they felt didn't completely represent them. I was thrilled to take their floral theme into The Essex Room and reflect their spirit from floor to ceiling. We literally brought their floral crowns up to the chandeliers and filled the room with bud vases and candles the created a romantic garden ambiance. It was truly such a pleasure to work with them and it was a fantastic night captured so beautifully by Addie Roberge Photography! Enjoy!
We are going to let this video speak for itself. Nothing but magic on this special night in Rhode Island. Thank you Last Take Films!
This may be one of the cheesiest titles we have written but there are not enough adjectives to describe the feels we had creating this magical birthday party. When our client first approached us and show where they wanted to host a dinner party in the the garden behind their Brookline home. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.. When I arrived, just one block over from one of the main streets in Boston lied a piece of heaven full of tall trees, greenery and lush surroundings. An even decorators dream space!
The guest of honor enjoyed the finer things in life their home was full of incredible artwork, literature and the MVP of our evening, an endless collection of candleabras. Playing off of the existing majesty of the home, outside and in, we added simple touches to create an Urban Garden Oasis. So much so, they decided to keep all the lighting up to enjoy for evenings to come! One for the books <3
When Pam and her husband were chosen to host a Dine Around with their local organization, they were thrilled but overwhelmed with how to transform their expansive home into an intimate dining venue to fit 20 guests. Their beautiful dining room could only seat 8 (as most homes), however their family room provided an blank canvas for us to play with. After removing their family room furniture and bringing in some great rental pieces, we were able to turn it into a candlelit setting perfect for a feast. With private Chef Chris McFall preparing a delicious 3 course meal, guests shared stories of their favorite gifts as children while toasting to a great holiday season.
When Kaiyi and Haodong came to me and told me what they were looking for, I instantly knew Belle Mer was the venue for them. Although it was a small wedding of 30 people, the Water Salon is versatile and can be functional for just about any occasion and any size. Not to mention, the views of the water and Newport bridge are spectacular.
Starting with the ceremony, the main word they used to describe what they wanted was "floral". In partnership with Fleurishing Florals, we dressed the entire ceremony space in pink, peach and white florals.
Following the ceremony, the opted from a traditional cocktail hour, and guests boarded a harbor cruise that took then around the bay providing up close views of Belle Mer and the Newport Bridge.
Guests then returned to Belle Mer for a delicious 3 course meal in front of a golden sunset. Friends and family shared their favorite memories of the newlyweds, before wrapping up the evening with impromptu karaoke party. I think it's safe to say we covered all bases :)
One of the things we love most about this line of work is personalizing each event for our clients. What is more personal than hosting an event at your own home? When our client proposed hosting a post-christening reception in her family's backyard, our wheels started turning. Taking a raw open natural space and turning it into a fun, vibrant, welcoming venue is one of our favorite things to do! We played off the natural green beauty of the backyard and added bold whites for a clean, crisp summer atmosphere.
From hanging bud vases, capturing the sunlight and reflecting them through the trees - to floating over-sized circular balloons creating whimsical backdrops, this was one of our favorites!
Enjoy some of our favorite tips, tricks and select event highlights!