Furry Friends at Your Wedding

August 2, 2011 |  by  |  Bridal Fashion, Tips & Trends, Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

And we’re not talking about Uncle Bob’s chest. We’re thinking of our favorite companions; the ones that greet you every time you walk through the door; the ones that get overly excited for a small treat; the ones we snuggle and cuddle with – our dogs!

Meet Lex! He’s sporting a tie at the Dog Day Afternoon at Shreve, Crump & Low with Click Imagery.

Policy

Pet policies are different for every venue in Boston. Some of the local venues, such as Boston Harbor Hotel, Liberty Hotel, Fairmount Hotel, Hyatt Regency Boston, Nine Zero Hotel, are all pet friendly. So you can have your furry friend for the ceremony portion of the wedding.  Regretfully, they will not be able to attend the reception so there are usually designated hotel room floors for pets. Check with the specific hotel to see what the overnight fee and room policies are for pets.

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Attire

Doggy tuxedos are so cute!

My Formal Dog

What about some doggy cuffs!

Etsy

You can also incorporate your dog into the wedding by having them as the ring bearer! It’s best to have them walk down the aisle with someone though. Imagine how many “Awwwww!” comments you’d get having a kid ring bearer walking the dog with a pillow attached.

Etsy

The Wedding Outlet

Hyatt Regency Boston

June 7, 2011 |  by  |  Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Christine Weiland, the Catering Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Boston located in the Theater District of Downtown at One Avenue De Lafayette.

www.regencyboston.hyatt.com

This hidden gem venue of Boston has newly renovated guestrooms and event space for weddings that I am just in love with! Gorgeous crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, modern carpeting design (ugly carpets are an instant deal breaker when you walk into a ballroom), outdoor terraces (yup, there’s two!), standard chiavari chairs, and so much more to make you think twice about this local hotel.

The Adrienne Salon is ideal for intimate ceremonies or banquets

Want to have a Cape wedding but save on gas?

Check out their main lobby function rooms: Chatham, Cape Cod, and Nantucket

The Grand Ballroom on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests without a dance floor (perfect ceremony location for those interested in having a Chinatown restaurant reception in Boston) and about 350 with a dance floor.

To the left of the Grand Ballroom are glass sliding doors that lead out to their outdoor terrace which sparkles with city lights, twinkle lights, tiki torches, and cabanas. Ah, heaven on a city roof-top? I think so.

Be sure to check out the hotels wedding menu for different wedding packages or contact Christine Weiland for more information.

 

Photos curteousy of Allegro Photography and Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

June 7, 2011 |  by  |  Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Christine Weiland, the Catering Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Boston located in the Theater District of Downtown at One Avenue De Lafayette.

www.regencyboston.hyatt.com

This hidden gem venue of Boston has newly renovated guestrooms and event space for weddings that I am just in love with! Gorgeous crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, modern carpeting design (ugly carpets are an instant deal breaker when you walk into a ballroom), outdoor terraces (yup, there’s two!), standard chiavari chairs, and so much more to make you think twice about this local hotel.

The Adrienne Salon is ideal for intimate ceremonies or banquets

Want to have a Cape wedding but save on the gas?

Check out their main lobby function rooms: Chatham, Cape Cod, and Nantucket

The Grand Ballroom on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests without a dance floor (perfect ceremony location for those interested in having a Chinatown restaurant reception in Boston) and about 350 with a dance floor.

To the left of the Grand Ballroom are glass sliding doors that lead out to their outdoor terrace which sparkles with city lights, twinkle lights, tiki torches, and cabanas. Ah, heaven on a city roof-top? I think so.

Be sure to check out the hotels wedding menu for different wedding packages or contact Christine Weiland for more information.

 

Photos curteousy of Allegro Photography and Hyatt Regency Boston

 

 

Summer Venues

June 3, 2011 |  by  |  Tips & Trends, Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

Now that the sun is out and the flowers are in full bloom, what photo backdrop would be better than the beautiful scenic view of summer for your wedding photos.  While browsing through a wedding magazine, I came across some ideas to help save some money and keep your wedding costs on a tight budget.  Booking a public garden, arboretum or historical mansion/house is a great way to lower your costs while being able to enjoy the most out of the venue.  The photos taken by the photographer would be beautiful and the natural lighting will enhance the color of each picture.  The bright green grass along with the new blossoming flowers will add a vibrant glow to each and every photo.  Even though there are countless upsides to booking a public garden as a venue, there are a few downsides as well.  Since the venue is open to the public, you may have to deal with onlookers who are curious of the event.  The crazy weather in New England is not a surprise to any resident, so coming prepared with a Plan B (colorful umbrellas, flip flops for guests) will be helpful.  Needless to say, as loud as an onlooker or as rainy the weather, nothing can take away from your day.

Boston Public Garden Wedding

To book the Boston Public Gardens as your wedding venue, a couple would need to notify the city at least 15 days in advance and make a check payable to the City of Boston for $50.

It came true for Cinderella, your dream may also come true.

A picture perfect background for an even more perfect day.

What happens in Vegas…

April 27, 2011 |  by  |  Tips & Trends, Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

What is one thing Las Vegas is known for?  Quickie weddings!

That is not a lie! During my recent spontaneous trip to Vegas, I spotted small wedding chapels everywhere that harbored themes from all over the world, however, Vegas surprised me in many different ways.  I have never dreamed of a huge wedding for myself but I also didn’t fancy the idea of eloping.  I believe that when you love someone proclaiming your love for them in front of your family and friends makes everything that much more special.  The beauty in Vegas reminded me that you don’t need to have a big wedding to make it extravagant; simply hiring a photographer to meet you at a destination and take some memorable photographs will suffice.

As I walked along the strip, hotels are lined up screaming for your attention.  During the day, the structures are built to rightfully represent their name and each are as astounding as you may imagine.  When night comes, the city of lights come to life.  Each hotel is proudly flashes their lights to grab the attention of tourists.  Vegas was able to give me a little taste of everywhere that I wanted to visit.

I started with…

The Venetian

In one instance, I was in Barcelona, marveling at the private gondola ride that couples were able to experience together.

The Luxor

Next, I was in Egypt admiring the “Sphinx”

Paris – The Eiffel Tower

I finally got to visit Paris!

New York City

and if you just love the city and can’t get away from it, here it is!

Grand Canyon

Last but not least, a breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon.

In the few days that I was in Vegas, I was able to see a handful of places from all around the world.

I’m going to leave you with a bride running to the altar to meet her prince; how picturesque.

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

Veronique
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.

Fall Bridal Shows from New England Bride

August 12, 2010 |  by  |  Bridal Events, Bridal Fashion, Giveaways, Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

Brides- Reserve your tickets for the first fall bridal shows!

5 Lucky Brides who reserve FREE tickets will win $200 CASH and
each bride will have a chance to win a FREE Honeymoon!

Don’t Miss the CHANCE TO WIN $200 COLD HARD CASH
WHEN YOUR RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS
for Our September Bridal Shows:

2nd Annual Raffael’s – Walpole Show – Wed. – September 15th from 6 pm – 9 pm

The Newly Renovated Black Swan Country Club – Georgetown – Wed. – Sept. 22nd from 6 pm – 9 pm

Great News! 5 Lucky Brides who pre-register will win $200 cash each!

And – all brides can enter to win a free honeymoon to Jamaica, plus,
$1000’s in door prizes.

Best of all – tickets are FREE online when you CLICK HERE and please enter PROMO CODE: SEP10

  • you can enter to win a free honeymoon and thousands of $$$ in door prizes!
  • meet the best wedding professionals,
  • enjoy great food
  • and great entertainment.
  • We’ll even print your door prize labels for you
  • Plus, Don’t Forget – 5 Lucky Pre-Registered Brides will win $200 each!

See you at the show!

Our Mikado bride, Stacie, will be hosting her wedding at Raffael’s in Walpole.  We can’t wait!

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Group Wedding Tasting

June 20, 2010 |  by  |  Centerpieces, Flowers, Venues, Wedding Cakes  |  No Comments  |  Share

by Gourmet Caterers at Granite Links Golf Club

Thank you to Linda Blackmore and the wonderful staff from Gourmet Caterers at Granite Links in Quincy, MA for a tasteful event. The exceptional service staff, breathtaking views, and delicious food make Granite Links a top wedding venue choice for couples.

June 15, 2010

Ceremony Setup

Cocktail Reception in Tent

Cocktail Reception in Tent View

Stationary Display: Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Bread, Crackers with Vegetables and Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Reception in the Rotunda Ballroom

Sweetheart Table

Entree Display Tables

Crispy Crouton-Wrapped Baby Red and Green Romaine Salad with Caesar Dressing and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Alternating 2 Selections for Guests – Mixed Greens w/ Pecans, Crumbled Chevre, Dried Cranberries and Cranberry Vinaigrette

Asparagus Spears, Roasted Statler Chicken Breast, Fall Vegetables, Baked Cod with Herbs and Leomn Zesto, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes

Dessert Time with Montilio’s Bakery!

An assortment of tasty pastries

Wedding Cakes By Montilio’s Bakery


Floral Centerpiece by Cedar Grove Gardens and Peace Lily Studio

Floral Centerpiece by Cedar Grove Gardens and Peace Lily Studio

Floral Centerpiece by Cedar Grove Gardens with your favorite Red Sox player Table Cards

Floral Centerpiece by Cedar Grove Gardens with State Named Table Cards of places you’ve traveled to together

Priceless view of Boston


Thank you again to the Gourmet Caterers at Granite Links for a delightful night!

New England Bride Show

May 10, 2010 |  by  |  Bridal Events, Venues  |  No Comments  |  Share

When: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
Call For Info: (800)241-5458

Admission: FREE for pre-registered brides
Even if you can’t attend the bridal event, register online and if you qualify, a monthly New England Bride Magazine will be mailed to your home til your wedding!

Hosted by:  New England Bride

Info: Head over to the Hyatt Regency right in Downtown Boston for a night of wedding goodies. There will be local wedding professionals, food tasting, cash drawings and door prizes. The Hyatt Regency also offers wedding packages for couples interested in hosting their event at the hotel.