We are so thrilled that Wedding Chicks chose Caitlin and Corry's October Wedding to feature on their blog! It truly reflects their magical spirit and the flawless photos from Addie Roberge Photography!
This may not be a glamorous topic, but Bathroom Baskets are a hot topic amongst a lot of our Brides. Especially those hosting a Wedding in a non-conventional venue (AKA - anything outside of a hotel) that may not have a concierge or easy access to last minute items. These pesky baskets are always on the bottom of the to-do list, but the top of the priority list from a guest experience. We often are putting these together for our clients, so we've compiled some tips for getting them together as painlessly (and budget-friendly) as possible.
Mixed Feelings Items:
Depending on the location of your wedding, some of these additional items may be helpful:
Wow. What. A. Year. This year we went a little bit out of our comfort and stretched our Wedding schedule over the whole year. We were able to pack in a lot of love of 19 Wedding into this crazy year! We never compare Weddings, because each occasion is so specific and personal to the couple and their families (hello! why we love our job!), but as the year comes to an end - we love reflecting back on all the moments we shared with couples and their families and appreciating all the love we got to witness. Here's some highlighted pieces of our year! Want to learn more? Read through to some of our other posts as we dive deeper into some of these days.
An epic walk with all your Wedding guests
Caitlin and Corry certainly set the tone for the rest of the night when they walked all their Wedding guests across the Seaport bride from the Church to their Reception lead by then non-other but a bagpiper. It was the perfect way to get their guests hyped up for the epic party that was about to commence at the Intercontinental Boston.
The hottest day ever. Like EVER.
Any room can become your Wedding
We love a transformation! This is why when Ilana and Kevan brought us on to help them transform the Sharon Community Center into a Wedding Venue, we were ALL IN! The Center is not your typical function hall. The Community Center used to be a hotel back in the day and has a beautiful oversized front porch, large white columns and oh yeah - a front row lakeview. On a limited budget, we brought the tropical, fun feel that the Ilana wanted to have into the room and turned the standard ol function room up a notch. After dinner we turned the lights down and they partied the night away to all their favorites. All the components of Wedding dreams!
The one where the Bride won the Wedding Favors game forever.....
We like to think of ourselves as thoughtful people, but Roxanne and Zach brought it to a whole other level. We always feel that Wedding Favors are only worth the time and money if they are something that people will actually use and feels personal to you, but the books that they picked out for each individual guest, tied with their name at their place wins ALL the awards. Guests were blown away with the thoughtfulness and we were blown away with how they even managed to present them in a visually adorable way that served a double purpose as place cards. BRAVO!
When the cool factor hits 100
Maddie and Jamie's Wedding at Warehouse XI was in one word and one word only - COOL. All of the personal details that Maddie designed and created herself (she's a UX designer) - were completely original and personal to them and their undeniably cool vibe. Everything little thing was thought out so that guests truly felt like they were hanging out in their living room. The example below of their guest book - custom branded records (Maddie and Jamie are The Babes) - is just a sliver of the touches that filled the day.
A venue with never-ending inspiration
This year we were so thankful to Lauren and Chris for introducing us to one of our new favorite venues! The Barn at Bradstreet Farm is not only a beautiful, rustic property featuring a gorgeous barn, gardens, a cornfield, goats - yes, goats! But the staff their is amazing to work with and are creating one of the up and coming venues in the area. We can't wait to be there again in 2020! Please enjoy this amazing photo of Chris and his groomsmen taking advantage of the corn field photo-op.
A vacation to remember
Jessica and Victor's destination Wedding in Florida kicked off our Wedding season with a bang. We are partial to Destination Weddings (what we planned for ourselves!) but the intimate celebration Jessica and Victor shared with their friends was not only a blast on the night-of, it spanned over 5 days of fun in the sun! Even a quick rainshower in the middle of their ceremony - yes - didn't keep them from having the night of their lives. This photo truly captures the love that surrounded them.
No matter how much time you spend meticulously planning every minute of your wedding day, there is always a chance something could go wrong! As event planners, we try to have all the tools on hand to solve (almost) any unforeseeable crisis that could pop up. This is where the Wedding Day Emergency Kit comes in! We recommend delegating the emergency kit to your Maid of Honor or another close friend so you will have everything you might possibly need on hand if an issue arises (which we hope it won’t!). By planning ahead for the unexpected, you can help alleviate some of the stress of your big day. Here are our must haves for your kit:
With any celebration, a signature cocktail is a great way to add a personal touch reflecting the personality of the guest(s) of honor or even a play on the theme. If something doesn't come immediately to mind, here are tips to help you coming up something something special!
1. Use local cocktails from one of your favorite places to travel
For couples with a case of wanderlust, you can make your signature cocktails unique and memorable by using cocktails from some of your favorite places that you and your spouse have traveled! This is a great way to also introduce you guests to some delicious cocktails they may have never been able to try before. Some of our favorites are a refreshing Caipirinha from Brazil or some yummy Red Sangria from Spain!
2. Use unique glassware for your cocktails
Rather than using typical glassware for your signature cocktails, try mixing things up with some unique glassware! For a more vintage feel try using mismatched antique glassware from local antique shops to give each of your guests a more unique experience. Even better, let them keep the glass at the end of your wedding to help them remember your special day!
Served Straight From Our Events:
3. Name your cocktails after your furry best friend
4. Brew your own
5. Custom Beverage Accessories
We're so lucky to love what we do - so when asked to share some insight into our jobs and what continues to motivate us each day by EventPlanner.com, we were happy to give them a peek behind the curtain! Read our interview and why we do what we do here!
Enjoy some of our favorite tips, tricks and select event highlights!