Entries in Wedding Planning (61)
I love when I get to see the official photographer's photos......especially from this amazing art deco jewish wedding at The Four Seaons, Boston. Just had to share photos and a few words from my friends at Snap Photography. Thank you guys, amazing work!!!
It’s not every day that we suggest to the bride that we would like to take a portrait of her in the powder room. but then again, we don’t always find ourselves in such pretty powder rooms, thank you four seasons! i absolutely love the photo of jolie perched on the couch, she looks too lovely to be real. jolie and gio allowed plenty of time for photos so we were able to take advantage of all the fun furniture, art, and architecture of the hotel. thank you jolie and gio! i love the glamorous evening hotel weddings, everything is so sparkly and dramatic. speaking of dramatic, jolie’s stunning bouquet, florals, and event design were done by chad michael peters. how cool is the entry way for the ceremony processional? talk about setting the stage. coming up next in post 3? reception details galore and lots and lots of dancing!
The night of a wedding always seems to me like a runway fashion show. Of course, the star is always the bride, typically in white, veil, amazing flowers and accessories that complete the fantasy fashion look. My bride Jolie comes from a family that has built its business reputation working with the elite of the high end world of jewelry and accessories. They have worked at the manufacturing and production with such design luminaries as Jay Strongwater and Judith Leiber, both designers noted for their amazing use of crystals and gems. Can you say sparkle?
It was so many years ago now that I received a gift a small jewel encrusted frame with the mark of Jay Strongwater. I adore it and it sits among my miniature collectables gathered through my years here on this earth. I covet these little things, they bring me joy and always bring back the memory of the special time that they were collected.
Who would have guessed that my bride and her family produce these fabulous little things? It is a small world.
My bride had a very clear visionas to what inspired her and what she wanted her event and the details within to look and feel like. The sleek feel of art deco nuances were always on our minds. We all wanted cohesion, exuberance but both with a sense of restraint. We started on the journey together and together we remained through out. AMAZING!! to say the very least.
Each detail of the wedding was thoughtful and reflected the bride perfectly. She looked amazing in her Priscilla of Boston beaded and embellished gown. She even wore a blusher, which I personally love. Thank god I was with her just as she was about to head down the aisle. She had both parts of the veil over her lovely face. God, you could hardly see the poor thing. We fixed that and fluffed her up.
She took that feather trimmed red bouquet and worked it so beautifully as the star of my little design show. Perfection among the details.
There are so many people involved in a haute couture event such as this. I just have to list some of my favorites and let them know how much I appreciated their commitment to five star excellence.
Philip Dechamps of The Four Season's Hotel. Merci, Merci. Hats of to you and your amazing staff.
Dave Lebeau of Lightworks Productions, our exclusive lighting partner.
Kelli at A'Deux Bespoke Bridal Paper
Jenny at Jenny's Wedding Cake
Larry Chan for his amazing work on the Calla Lilly backdrops that you see within the photos
Table Toppers of Newton
Ali @ Peterson's Party Rental
Jay Strongwater frames and accessories
Judith Leiber, ladies bags
Baccarat Crystal: Bride and Groom Toasting Flutes
Nightshift, for rocking the house!!!
and of course the many, many hands and creative minds that make up my creative team here at CMP. As always, you guys rise to the occasion to help me produce what my minds eye sees. For this I am more thankful than you could imagine.
Take a moment to watch the video that I put together to catch a glimpse of all the beautiful details. They will never do it justice. The magic of the evening will always be shared by a small group of people who helped to celebrate this magnificent wedding. Mazel Tov Jolie and Gio. Congratulations and much love always, CMP
Today I got to do two of my favorite things, shopping and.....shopping. For wedding dresses no less. Most of my brides don't get dresses. They get gowns. Over the top affairs call for them. The bride is the center of attention and should be dressed accordingly. My bride is throwing a lavish destination wedding in the middle of January. I can hear the soft jingle of the horses as they make their way through the snow with my bride in sparkling white and my groom in a tuxedo and mittens. We have chosen the Bedford Village Inn as our choice to entertain her guests and to celebrate the wedding.
It is quintessential New England, charming in it's architecture, lovely in its appointments. We have had many discussions regarding the wedding although it is still a year away. But we do have to remember that this is a destination. Meaning everyone including the west coast bride and groom are flying in for this event. So needless to say there are a lot of details that need to be taken care of.
Today it was about dresses and the look and color way of the wedding. All went well as we chattered away over lunch. So many details to take care of and now we have decided that we will move forward with a rehearsal dinner on site as well. I was lucky that the vast majority of my appointments today were on Newbury Street. I even had time to pop in on my favorite Back Bay Blonde, Lauren Killian, from Person + Killian Photography. She has been hired for this event and I can hardly wait to work with her on this frozen inspired engagement shoot and of course the wedding.
It is no wonder why we start working on weddings sometimes two years before the event, man there is a lot to do. Hey there is still time to dream a little bit. I think that I will take a moment to do just that. To picture what my bride might look like as she triesvon on the most amazing collection of gowns. I know that within, her gown is there. Just which one? Will she wear the long elbow gloves that I suggested. Of course you won't know until I publish pictures from the event in some time from now.
You can tell that I am thinking that a winter bride needs to steal the show. I want her to have a gorgeous silhouette to her gown along with enough embellishment to wow, but not so much that she ends up looking like a Russian Princess. (Think Dr. Zivago)
We will find a way to work in all of the winter classics that one would expect from this sort of wedding. West Coast is going to represent of course. We have planned to have a regional selection of wines and cheeses from the west coast so guests can experience a bit if where the bride and groom are coming from.
There will be more of course, for now the look and my nervous anticipation as to my bride and her gown.
I just want to hum, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.