Boston’s Lenox Hotel is a historic boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, and Elizabeth and Michael’s vintage theme was a perfect complement to the graceful architecture of the venue. A color palette of soft petal pink, peach, and gold was brought to life with gorgeous florals by Table and Tulip. Elizabeth’s bouquet of gorgeous peach amaryllis, ranunculus, hydrangea, roses, and tulips may be one of our favorites in recent memory! Set against a lace Pronovias gown, the look is absolute perfection. Whimsical details filled the day, from the single bud flower curtain to the rose petal lined ceremony aisle, and the Boston summer weather could not have been more lovely. Enjoy the magical images from Arielle Doneson Photography!
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Elegant Pink and Gold Wedding
There’s only one word befitting Temmy and Wayne’s Edmonton wedding: exquisite! Held at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, a landmark building fashioned after a castle, their intimate event was truly out of a fairy tale. It was love at first sight for the couple, and after six years and two children, saying “I Do” couldn’t have been easier. Working with Samantha of J’Adore Design & Events, they designed an enchanted wonderland of flowers, from topiaries lining the aisle and dressing the altar of their rooftop ceremony to elegant reception tables with shimmering pink linens, gilded accents, and patterned stone chargers. The final perfect detail? A something blue settee for two at the head table. We are mesmerized by this gorgeous family and all of the incredible images captured on film by Justine Milton!
Romantic Mint + Peach Wedding
Jennifer and Daniel fell in love with the French-Vietnamese chapel and covered barn at Camp Lucy the moment they set eyes upon the venue just outside of Jennifer’s hometown of Austin, Texas. With a short engagement, the couple pulled together a dream team of vendors to create their rustic, elegant day. Beautiful florals from Posey Floral and Event Design brought the outside in, with eucalyptus and hydrangea trumpets flanked by low-lying peach and ivory blooms in wooden boxes. Personal details were peppered throughout, from the lace sachets handcrafted by Daniel’s grandmother, which were filled with French candies to honor Daniel’s French heritage, to the grapefruit fizz signature cocktail, the recipe crafted by the couple. We adore the fresh seafoam green bridesmaids dresses from J.Crew and Jennifer’s sleek Pronovias gown from Brickhouse Bridal,with a chic updo by Mandy Silver. Each image from Forever Photography is perfection!
Classic + Preppy Garden Wedding
Diane and Brendan’s fancy summer garden party is the perfect mix of preppy and classic, and the couple peppered sweet details throughout the day to make their celebration uniquely personal. Diane’s grandmother’s family china not only graced the tables, but its beautiful toile pattern was also carried throughout the day, from the invitations by Alissa Bell Press to bow ties and shoes. In lieu of a traditional wedding party, a little flock of “flower kids” joined the couple for their backyard ceremony, for which Brendan composed the processional. Diane and her mother truly brought the event to life: they custom-cut the table runners, rubber-stamped confetti bags, handmade the pups’ bow ties, and even hand-painted a toile pattern on Diane’s shoes! We love the touch of thistle in the blooms from Mindy Rosenberg Design, and are simply head over heels for these images from Diana Marie Photography!
Classic Long Island City Wedding
The romance and softness of Emily and David’s Long Island City wedding belies the chaos of Manhattan just across the river, and we love the juxtaposition of both worlds in these images from Lindsay Madden! Appropriately held at Water’s Edge, with a breathtaking view of the city beyond, Emily and David began their married life together beneath a custom chuppah from Olam Wedding Canopies. She wore a Nicole Miller veil and gown, first spotted by her mother in the window of a Philadelphia bridal salon. Pastel flowers punctuated the venue and bridal party, including Emily’s bouquet—a mix of ranunculus, patience garden roses, parrot tulips, and Juliette garden roses in cream, white, and soft green and peach wrapped in antique white lace and ribbon—all by Sweet & Flower. Amidst the pale color palette, olive bridesmaids dresses from Amsale are rich touch that reference the fall season. Elegant decor and sparkly mercury glass continue the beautiful setting at the reception. We cannot choose a favorite from these stunning details!
Classic New England Waterfront Wedding
Jessica and Brett’s effortlessly elegant New England waterfront wedding is perfect in so many ways! The setting of Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island, is idyllic, and soft colors whisper romance. Strapless blush bridesmaids dresses by Flair Bridesmaids are barely a shade deeper than Jessica’s scalloped Modern Trousseau gown; the texture of it reminds us of gentle waves. Keeping with the gauzy feel of the scheme, flowers from Greenlion Design in shades of white and pink sprout from bright green stems that acknowledge the surrounding landscape. Every image from Erin McGinn is making us swoon! We adore the arbor that frames the water for Jessica and Brett’s ceremony, and the earthy wood touches at their mostly pink and white reception make everything feel a bit less precious. Also to die for: the square wedding cake created by the staff at Belle Mer, which turned out to be the perfect spot for the couple’s classic but memorable affair! See all of the swoon-worthy details in the gallery!
Elegant Manhattan Wedding
How lovely is this New York City wedding? So lovely that it’s a 2012 favorite! The Carlyle is the perfect iconic, sophisticated spot for Jamie and Kevin’s soiree. But that’s where the big-city modern touches end! Instead, soft floral arrangements and bouquets by Amy Merrick Flowers & Styling complement the altar swag of lush greenery and white blooms. Jamie chose a classic Katie Ermilio gown with lace sleeves and a cathedral-length veil to walk down the aisle, surrounded by fewer than 15 family members and friends. We’re dying over the bright floral china used at the reception and the cascading sugar flowers on the cake. It felt like our lucky day when we opened these pretty photos from Kate Murphy Photography!
Elegant + Simple Sonoma Wedding
We’re not sure it gets more breathtaking than celebrating your wedding at a winery in Sonoma! Stephanie and Frank chose the gorgeous Viansa Winery for theirs, and the couple agrees that “reality exceeded our expectations!” Volatile Photography captured every little detail, from the soft pink and cream blooms fashioned by Vanda Floral Design to the vibrant rose-topped cake from Fleur de Lisa. The romantic tented reception area, with lots of pink, white and gold details, is making us swoon. We are in ooh-la-la love with Stephanie’s hot pink Badgley Mischka shoes—the jewel-encrusted brooch on each one repeats the same detail as the edging of her Pronovias gown. It’s the little things that make a big day!
Classic Museum Wedding in DC
We love this absolutely classic féte hailing from an illustrious museum in our nation’s capital today. This Washington DC wedding was photographed by one of our favorites, Lisa Blume, and it is elegant and so special and timeless. According to Kelly, she couldn’t take her mind off of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’s design and sweetly, how she could picture traipsing down the staircase to meet her dear dad at the bottom to walk her down the aisle to her beau Jamie (tears!). Speaking of tears, we had to mention this touching detail. Kelly needed to have her grandmothers there in some way, so to commemorate these wonderful women in her life, she shipped in two paintings from North Carolina of them and had her grandmother’s tea cup in her bridal suite. Endearingly, the teacup was a gift her grandmother gave to her sister for her wedding.
Blush Colored Wedding in the Temecula Desert
Let’s all take a moment (or two) out of our day to check out this bliss-inducing Janita Mestre wedding. It’s delightfully in the desert, so of course you’re going to spot a few cacti at Galway Downs, but you’re going to see such a dreamy color palette too. Being so close to Valentine’s Day, Stephanie and Alex wanted to evoke love all throughout, so they picked pink as their go-to hue. Big and bright blush and ivory florals by Events by Floral Sensations complemented the eye-catching David’s Bridal mauve bridesmaids’ dresses, and we loved this idea, too. Instead of continuing the soft tones everywhere, shake up the colors like Stephanie and Alex and throw a deep hue in the same color family somewhere that will be seen. Adding it to the bridesmaids’ dresses was a clever touch without overwhelming the couple’s desire to have an airy feel to their wedding day.
Massachusetts Wedding with Traditional Style
For their Massachusetts wedding day, Alex and Chris wanted nothing but everyone to have a splendid time, good food, good drinks, and good memories being passed around. All captured through the lens of The Light and Color Wedding Photography, the Ipswich couple chose to have a traditional wedding day. Alex chose a classic A-line Hayley Paige beauty and the cherry on top of her trousseau was her mom’s veil that she donned for her day. Their ceremony was held at St. John’s Prep (fun fact: Alex is a dentist and St. John’s Prep was the same school where Alex’s boss and Chris’s dad went. The guys are still good friends!), Chris’s high school alma mater. For their wedding reception, they dressed up The Hellenic Center in shades of soft blues and pinks, and organic-style blooms designed by Chris’s sister-in-law, Teresa. Weddings like these that are centered around family and steeped in tradition always leave such a feel-good warmth to our day.
Colorful Boston Botanical Garden Wedding
Valerie and Ken’s Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding was like walking into another time. Every corner was filled with gorgeous flowers and art, every detail simple in its elegance. The greenhouses and gardens at Tower Hill inspired the color and style for their wedding. Julie Lapham Designs created arrangements with succulents and airplants, roses, eucalyptus, and anemone, and many of the succulents are now growing in the couple’s home! Seeded paper escort cards doubled as favors, a Jenga game served as the guest book, and colorful tabletops graced the Orangerie. We’re simply in love with every moment captured by Arielle Doneson Photography!
Elegant and Classic Florida Wedding at the Vinoy
The historical Vinoy in St Petersburg is a throwback to old Florida, and a dreamy setting for a classic wedding! Michelle and Colton chose to hold their ceremony in the lush tea garden, its fountain dripping in garlands from Marigold Flower Co, and then treated their guests to a gorgeous reception in the ballroom, where the blush and gold palette beautifully balanced the architecture. From the letterpress invitations by Olivia Grace Paperie to the images captured on film by The Ganeys, every detail is timeless and chic!
Chic Sarasota Field Club Wedding
The inspiration for Calvin and Adelaide’s Sarasota wedding was classic and chic, with loads of greenery and white florals. Places that were important to Adelaide, such as their wedding locale of Sarasota, the rolling hills of Tuscany, and her beloved Blue Ridge Mountains inspired the decor, which featured inventive and lush arrangements of eucalyptus, fern, Queen Anne’s lace, and pops of blue thistle created by Beneva Flowers. The Field Club is near and dear to the couple’s hearts, as it is where Calvin proposed to Adelaide, so it was the perfect selection for their light-filled, cozy reception, where each place setting was personally tailored to their guests with lovely wreath place cards. Adelaide is a picture-perfect classic bride in a Pronovias gown and tiered veil, and shares “My wedding dress was a no-brainer. The first time I tried it on, it felt as though someone had made the dress specifically for me. I fell in love with it, and we bought it that day. The train, the simplicity and elegance of the design, and the way the neckline framed my decolletage and face made me feel and look stunning. I cannot say enough things about how much I LOVE my wedding dress!” We can just feel the Florida sunshine and beauty oozing from the lovely images by Lana Ponomarenko Photography!
Clean and Classic Waterside Wedding
Eleanor says “From the moment we got engaged, we realized it was most important that our wedding be classic, elegant, but crazy fun.” We couldn’t agree with her sentiment more! From Eleanor’s classic Peter Langner gown to the chic, nautical location of Narragansett, Rhode Island’s The Dunes Club, the wedding came together perfectly within their vision. Ellie and Tim infused personal details into every aspect of their nuptials. The ceremony was held at Brown University (Eleanor’s alma mater), Tim and his groomsmen wore custom ties from The Knotty Tie with anchors and the state of Wisconsin (to blend their East Coast and Midwest families), and the couple enlisted Kearsley Lloyd to create a custom monogram and Sharon Morgera to design their wedding map. Bridesmaids dresses by Monique Lhuillier and soft pastel florals by Stoneblossom echo the seaside setting. We are smitten with each image from Erin McGinn!
Intimate Estate Wedding
Karen and Joe celebrated their intimate and joyous wedding at Natirar, a historical estate tucked away in the hills of Somerset County, New Jersey. Their was a celebration of lifelong love, after meeting each other in kindergarten and growing up as best friends! With an intimate guest list—the couple considered everyone who attended to be family—Karen and Joe were able to focus on the small details to make it as personal as possible, and truly symbolize the joining of their two families. The wedding was truly a labor of love as Karen handmade the programs, menus, signage, and labels for the Villa Rose Wine favors! Bedminster Florist created gorgeous arrangements for the reception’s estate table and an lush bouquet in shades of red and pink to complement Karen’s stunning Oleg Cassini gown. As always, each and every image from one of our favorite ladies, Brandi of Alexis June Weddings, is flawless! We know you’ll be smitten!
Sophisticated New England Country Club Wedding
Rebecca and Cory were married on a spectacular August day at the Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye, New Hampshire. The couple selected a pretty, neutral palette of cream, gold, and blush, and after a ceremony along the water, moved inside the nearby reception tent for an evening of celebration with their nearest and dearest. Inspired by the waterside setting, the couple incorporated subtle seaside details into their wedding, including adorable oyster shell place cards with calligraphy by Honey Honey Calligraphy. Flower Kiosk created a mix of garland and traditional centerpieces with soft hydrangea and roses, and our favorite detail may just be the romantic swaths of greenery on the bride and groom’s chairs! The I Do Scene made sure that the day was more perfect than Rebecca and Cory could ever hope for, and every detail came together to create a day they will never forget. Enjoy each beautiful image from Rachel Red Photography!
Cozy New Jersey Winter Wedding
When asked to describe their wedding, Margaux and Mark’s instant sentiment was “heartwarming.” While they certainly filled their day with personal touches—including a custom monogram motif, Mark’s great-grandmother’s cake knives, and a menu hand-scripted by Margaux’s aunt—the wedding festivities, and being surrounded by their nearest and dearest, took center stage. Margaux is resplendent in a Pronovias gown and voluminous veil from Elizabeth Johns. For the cozy reception, Jennie from Love N’ Fresh Flowers created classic, seasonal arrangements in a mix of plum and winter white that accented the gilded ballroom of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey’s Ryland Inn. After a delicious sit-down dinner, guests danced the night away to the tunes of The Silk Band. An unexpected snowstorm the day prior set the stage for a bright and clear first day of spring, the perfect ambiance for each of the gorgeous images from Love Me Do Photography!
Intimate Maryland Garden Wedding
We are absolutely charmed by Jessica and Will’s pretty Maryland wedding. Theirs was an intimate and relaxed affair, with classic touches and a graceful garden setting at Strong Mansion. Everyone who plans an outdoor wedding envisions picture-perfect weather, and several days before, the couple had made peace with having a rainy wedding day. But imagine their delight when on the day of the wedding, the rain ceased just in the nick of time, allowing for their outdoor ceremony! Their non-traditional vows included the best man acting as the officiant and a special surprise for Jessica, as Will surprised her with a recorded version of “She’s Got a Way” for her walk down the aisle, featuring him as the vocalist and her father playing the piano. Pretty peach and blue centerpieces from Love Blooms peppered the reception tent and everyone danced the night away to the tunes of DC Fusion (including rocking the togas for “Shout”!) We adore every beautiful image from one of our favorites, Michael and Carina!
Romantic California Wedding
Patty and Andrew were married on a picture-perfect California summer day at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency. The couple met as mere children and attended every school from junior high to graduate school together! Their laid-back beach wedding beautifully blended classic elements, like Patty’s stunning Pronovias gown and elegant florals (those pink peonies – swoon!) from Greenleaf Designs, with personal elements, such as their custom New York City MetroCard escort cards, which paid homage to the couple’s graduate school years in NYC. Patty is a vision of easy elegance with a soft updo, Twigs & Honey headpiece, and beautiful, natural makeup from E2Beauty, and her maids’ deep blue J.Crew dresses perfectly complement their beribboned pink bouquets! We’re absolutely smitten by the gorgeous images from Esther Sun Photography!
Romantic Museum Garden Wedding
Good morning lovelies and happy 2015! We are so excited to usher in a new year full of beautiful soirees, and couldn’t think of a better way to kick off a new year than Nga and Tinh’s lovely wedding at Los Altos History Museum. Classic garden romance was the theme of the day. The couple partnered with Oliveta Design to design a lush, sophisticated reception with bouquets and centerpieces full of greenery and roses in a rainbow of pastels from Studio Mondine. Nga is a vision in a relaxed Jenny Packham gown and Gucci heels, perfectly paired with a ribbon-tied bouquet, and her three maids wore hand-picked frocks in the palest of blush from BHLDN and J.Crew. We simply adore each and every detail—right down to the floral garland on the getaway car from Elegant Journey—in these stunning images from Clary Pfeiffer!
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More Wedding Inspiration from Boston
Greenhouse Wedding Inspiration
The formal gardens and orchard of The Stevens Coolidge Place are the perfect backdrop for this unique greenhouse-inspired shoot styled and captured to perfection by Newbury Photographs. Pairing the exotic with the classic, Nicole centered the shoot around a dreamy black tulle dress with vivid pink flowers from Dream Shoot Rentals. She paired the frothy gown with simple white calligraphy by Hazel and Gray and cakes with figs and berries from Cake That!. The beautiful tablescape was adorned with antique linens, pewter candle sticks, and vintage china for a romantic touch. Learn how to make the gorgeous floral arrangement in this guide full of tips and tricks from Newbury Photographs and see more prettiness from this shoot in the gallery!
Modern + Chic Arts Center Wedding
Meg and Matt were married on a gorgeous fall day in Cambridge, MA at the lovely Multicultural Arts Center. The couple were instantly charmed by the historical venue with its gorgeous high mint and gold ceiling and urban, sophisticated feel. With the color palette of the venue as their inspiration, they selected florals from Nature’s Design in neutral white and ivory, with wild touches such as branches, berries, and succulents. Meg’s bridesmaids each selected a beaded or sequin metallic dress and—paired with her chic Nicole Miller gown—the effect is spectacular! Meg’s father home-brewed 40 growlers of beer, which he drove to Massachusetts from Iowa, inspiring the reception’s “I-90 Beer Bar”, and he also collected vintage beer glasses, which were served at the bar and doubled as favors. We love all of the couple’s personal touches such as a playful Jenga guest book, feather place cards, and cannolis in place of a traditional cake! We adore each lovely image from George Rivera!
Boston Summer Engagement Session
Boston is full of natural beauty, and when you add in two gorgeous people in love, it truly blossoms. Tim and Faith are NYC residents, but spent their grad school years in Boston. After 14 years of courtship, they will be marrying this fall in Puerto Rico. Tim, who is in the finance industry, and Faith, the head of the non-profit organization Archimedes Project, returned to their old stomping grounds on a glorious summer day and the fabulous George Rivera Photography captured these stunning images. We adore this couple and the love they radiate!
Pink + Navy Winter Wedding
We are absolutely smitten with the fabulous details of Brit and Gary’s wedding at Gate of Heaven Catholic Church in Boston. Aside from Brit’s simple and beautiful LulaKate gown from Bella Bridesmaid, we just can’t get enough of the navy-and-white-striped bridesmaids dresses and pink shoes! The pops of pink in the flowers by Petal are unexpected and vibrant for a winter wedding, and they give these photos from Tyra Bleek Photography a strong does of style. We love it when the colors and patterns of a wedding are woven into every detail, just like the pink flowers and navy-striped ribbon on the lovely cake from I Dream of Jeanne Cakes. Everything about this preppy affair is adorable!
Chic + Modern Downtown Wedding
Simple elegance is what this graphic designer bride (she designed the invites herself!) had in mind for her late-summer Boston wedding, held at the sleek Ritz-Carlton Boston Common. Ann and Dave pulled it off, with all-white arrangements and bouquets by private florist William Mizuta and a breathtaking lace gown from Monique Lhuillier. White pillar candles and clear glass vases kept the evening sparkling and completed the contemporary look while also infusing warmth. The only source of color—navy bridesmaids dresses from Priscilla of Boston—are a bold, graphic element in the airy scheme. Photos from Kate Rose Photography capture the minimalist design that’s anything but stark and cold. Ann says everyone spent most of the night dancing to music by Soho, which meant the couple and their guests burned off enough calories to indulge in a four-tier dessert from Cakes to Remember. We think this whole affair is something to remember!
Emerging Spring Inspiration
It’s usually about this time of year when snow melts, birds start to fly back, and plants that have been sleeping all winter begin to peek through the warming ground. This fabulous spring-inspired shoot by Greia Marlow Events and Kor Floral is a nod to all those elements we see emerging this time of year. Not quite in bloom yet, they featured bulbs and greenery in a modern tablescape in a neutral palette. You already know I’m a fan of dipped glassware, and I adore these modern invitations by SeeLeigh! The perfect amount of spring and winter in each of these beautiful photos by Nicole Chan Photography!
Vintage Chic Tea Party Inspiration
We have such a treat in store for you today! Phebe from Making Me Events sent over the most lovely shoot filled with vintage plates, ribbons, doilies, tea cups, sugar, spice, and everything nice. She has gathered over 1000 vintage and retro plates and has featured some of her favorites in this shoot. I love the delicately glam color palette of pinks and golds and seriously, how yummy do those macaroons look? The styling by Making Me Events is to die for and these photos by Henry Photographers are absolutely lovely!
Real Weddings: Carisa + John
Carisa and John’s sweetly elegant wedding was filled with history. Their ceremony took place at a family church where great-grandparents were parishioners (and the groom’s grandparents were married) and the reception was held at the oldest country club in the US; a beautiful place where the groom spent a lot of time during his childhood. The couple infused some more casual elements wherever possible though, keeping it relaxed for guests. Table & Tulip did a phenomenal job with the flowers, I love how they placed different arrangements on the mantles in the club and I can’t stop staring at Carisa’s bouquet! All of the gorgeous images were captured by Deborah Zoe Photography.