Beau Ties Ltd.

January 2, 2015 |  by  |  Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Mike Ivins Photography from Katy & David’s Wedding

Bow ties are the classic touch to any attire! We’ve seen more and more of them at weddings and special events such as the wedding rehearsal. But far from the days of simple black bow ties, you can find them in just about any color and design to match your wedding theme. Beau Ties Ltd., a local New England vendor, offers a variety of bow ties for any occasion! They handmake all their items right in Vermont and also offer the opportunity to personally customize designs for you!

Hippocampus Pink Bow Tie

Railroad Grey bow tie

My favorite bow ties are ones on the little ring bearers and furry friends!

Sara and Jason’s Newport RI Wedding from Leah Hayddock

Stay tuned for more fabulous photos and details from this Newport wedding! Happy New Year everyone!

Photo Cookie Station

April 9, 2012 |  by  |  Photo & Video, Tips & Trends, Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Imagine a photo booth that prints out edible cookies. Neat right?!  Wicked Good Cookies will help you add “a little bit of sugar and a whole lot of spice” to your next event with their Photo Cookie Station. Guests can take a picture from the booth and it’ll be  printed directly on top of the cookie! I love the idea of it being a wedding favor and activity in one!

Similar to the average cost of renting a regular photo booth, the Photo Cookie Station includes the following:

  • 4 hours of printing
  • 200 freshly baked cookies
  • Customized borders (i.e. Thank you and date)
  • “Green screen” setup
  • On-site technician

Wicked Good Cookies also offers customized cookies for bridal showers, wedding receptions, and other events. I can’t even begin to tell you how deliciously moist and tasty their cookies are – they really are wicked good!

Wicked Good Cookies is also offering our clients a special discount on orders (also applicable towards the Photo Cookie Station) so feel free to contact us for more information.

50% off at Boston Bridal Lounge

June 5, 2011 |  by  |  Bridal Events, Tips & Trends, Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Everybody loves a great bargain these days, well I’ve found a special for 50% off at the Boston Bridal Lounge. This is the place where you can get the answers to all your bridal questions. Think of it as a chic wedding library. BuyWithMe is offering a special for $125 which gets your entry for two in their Boston Bridal Lounge Couples Club. As a member of the Boston Bridal Lounge Couples Club you will receive:

  • Exclusive offers and discounts at select local wedding businesses
  • Complimentary entrance to all BBL events
  • Concierge services

So if you or someone you know is about to get hitched, get on this deal! Get your offer from BuyWithMe and get all the best resources for everything wedding related.

Stir It Up Cuisine & The Pastry Chef

May 22, 2011 |  by  |  Vendors, Wedding Cakes  |  No Comments  |  Share

We were recently invited to the grand open house of Stir It Up Cuisine and The Pastry Chef in Hyde Park, where we got a taste of their delicious menu! Patricia Kiernan of Stir It Up Cuisine can help you create a wedding/event menu with options from Caribbean to Traditional food entrees. I loved how the food was marinated with a delightful blend of traditional Jamaican herbs and spices to bring out that extra kick in taste!

L-R: Mango Salsa and Caribbean Guacamole with tortilla strips; Jerk Chicken Wings; Pepper Jelly Cheese Spread; Jerk Pork Roast; Fish Fritters; Spicy Jamaican Meatballs

Sarnia Dupie of The Pastry Chef Boston was also on hand with an array of wedding cake flavors and cupcakes! I tried a Rum and Raisin Mousse Cake that was to die for! Other popular cake flavors by The Pastry Chef included: Banana Daiquiri Mousse Cake, Gateau Citronelle, Strawberry Fields , Hawaiian Delight, Chocolate Deep Down Under; Cookies and Cream filled with Orea Cookie Mousse.

Their cakes are custom made to order so if you want a cake that is not featured on the menu, Sarnia would be more than happy to create one.

Stir It Up Cuisine and The Pastry Chef are located at:
11 Fairmount Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136

Band Showcase

May 7, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment, Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

I love watching and listening to live bands at weddings! I especially love it when the bands throw some Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas into the mix which usually gets the crowd onto the dance floor. It’s like your own mini concert at the wedding! But the most important part in selecting a live band is being able to see or hear their performances. Live bands and groups will generally have music samples and videos for clients to review on their website. It’s even better when you get to see them live because then you’ll really feel the energy. Murry Hill Talent, a premier Boston resource for event entertainment, is hosting a band showcase for the band – Redline.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 6:00pm
Location: 67 Maplewood Street, Malden, MA
RSVP: [email protected]

Let’s Stir It Up!

April 7, 2011 |  by  |  Bridal Events, Vendors, Wedding Cakes  |  No Comments  |  Share

Looking for a Boston caterer or pastry chef for your wedding? Then you might be interested in checking out this event! Patricia Kiernan, Chef/Owner from Stir It Up Cuisine, and the Pastry Chef will be hosting an open house this weekend for their new home in Hyde Park!

Stir It Up Cuisine and the Pastry Chef offers both Caribbean and traditional menu options for your wedding or other special events. I’m looking forward to trying Stir It Up Cuisine’s Coconut Fried Shrimp with Fire and Spice Orange Dips or their Jamaican Style Boneless Rib Roast (YUM!). Everything on their menu sounds so delicious! The Pastry Chef will also be showcasing a variety of their cakes from Strawberry Fields to Gateau Citronelle!

Date: Saturday, April 9
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: The Switch
22 Fairmount Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Cost: Free. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Vanessa Bridal Grand Opening and Fashion Show

March 20, 2011 |  by  |  Bridal Fashion, Health and Beauty, Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Last month we had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Vanessa Bridal in Natick.  It was a packed house and we had a fabulous time watching the fashion show and seeing what Vanessa Bridal has to offer.  From photography, dresses to hair and makeup, this is a one-stop shop for all your bridal needs.  Lisa Chiu, the owner of Vanessa Bridal, has brought this popular concept over from Taiwan.  A lot of her dresses are her own designs as well as from up and coming designers in Boston, Taiwan and New York.  They are available for rent and for purchase.  V-Bridal is also a great spot to get pampered.  They offer hair and makeup services, as well as nails and facials.  Check it out next time you’re in the area!

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LE Champagne Open House

January 28, 2011 |  by  |  Bridal Events, Vendors, Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

State Room
60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Saturday, January 29th,  Sunday, January 30, and Sunday, February 13th
11am – 1pm

20 Chapel Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Saturday, February 12th
11 – 1 pm

Belle Mer
Two Goat Island
Newport, RI 02840

Saturday, January 29th and Saturday, February 12th
11am – 1 pm

If you’re recently engaged and just starting on your venue searches, check out the Longwood Envents open houses for more information.

To RSVP – Send a message to [email protected]. Make sure to specify which venue you’re interested in visiting.

Bridal Makeup with GLOW

January 12, 2011 |  by  |  Health and Beauty, Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Located at 351A Washington Street, Braintree, Glow Skin Care Salon is a beauty boutique that offers a full range of services, including bridal makeup.

Q. Do all the Glow girls do bridal makeup?
Yes, they all specialize in bridal make up.  Some of the Glow girls also do makeup for runway shows, Boston Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week.

Q. Does Glow use traditional makeup or airbrushing?
Glow currently uses photo-finish makeup but will be offering airbrushing this year.

Q. Any makeup tips for our blog readers?

  • False lashes are a must for bridal makeup. Your pictures go from quality to magazine quality.
  • Book your make up 45 minutes after you think your hair will be done.  You always run late.  You will feel rushed and not be on time for your appointment.
  • Buy the lipstick the technician uses on you and moisturize moisturize moisturize that morning.
  • Have fun!

For more bridal makeup information and other beauty services, contact Shelly North at Glow!

Boston Bridal Lounge

January 6, 2011 |  by  |  Bridal Events, Vendors  |  No Comments  |  Share

Do you sometimes feel so overwhelmed with wedding planning and just wish that you could find a place with all the answers? Well, it seems like our prayers have been answered; there’s something new and exciting to look forward to!  Scheduled to open in January 2011, Boston Bridal Lounge is going to be a place where you can look through endless wedding resources to help you narrow down your selection of wedding vendors and also be able to search through infinite ideas for your wedding.  Located in the heart of Boston on Newbury Street, co-owners Kerri Esposito-Bruneau and Eleni Grana will be offering a place for you to do just this with your family and best friends beside you.


What: Boston Bridal Lounge
: 125 Newbury Street, Back Bay
When: January 2011