Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ally and Randall's Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding and Hei La Moon Banquet!

On Saturday, June 26, 2010, I was the coordinator for Ally and Randall's wedding. The day started out with hair and makeup for the bridal party at Salon Capri in Newton, then everyone traveled over to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum to get dressed. This gorgeous auto museum holds the most amazing vintage cars I have ever seen. I think there's even one car in the lower level that is one of the oldest cars in the United States.

The bride wore a stunning beaded Henry Roth gown and held a bouquet of lush pink peonies. The bridesmaids wore silk chiffon J.Crew dresses and carried bouquets of pink hydrangea. All of the ceremony and personal flowers were designed by Nicole Pirani of Blooms of Hope.

The ceremony for over 300 guests was held on the lawn of the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, with a chuppah handmade by the bride's family. Even the tree on the top of the chuppah was painted by the bride's grandmother. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers at the museum, while exploring all of the different car displays, and posing with props for the photo guestbook.

Afterwards, everyone headed into the city to Hei La Moon, for a traditional Chinese banquet dinner. The tables were dressed in chocolate linens and silk turquoise runners, fluffy tissue pomanders adorned the walls, little monkey bags filled with goodies were lined up for the kids, and in the middle of the room was the CAKE. Ohhh, the cake!! All of the guests loved reading all of the messages on the five tier tiffany blue wedding cake from Montilio's, complete with a basketball shoe and high heel on the top.

The escort cards were placed in wine corks, which matched the wine bottle table numbers, and guests enjoyed more cocktails along with a "perfect pear martini" signature drink. After introductions and an adorable first dance (with a top hat & boa!), there was a special lion dance performance, and then a 10 course banquet dinner was served. At the end of the night, a brighly colored candy buffet was brought out with sweets like candy necklaces, ring pops, twizzlers, gummy bears, and swedish fish.

Erica from Erica Ferrone Photography captured the entire day beautifully, and I'm so happy to be able to share some of her photos! Also, a special thank you to my assistant, Rachel, for helping me with all of the setup!

Photos by Erica Ferrone Photography

Ally and Randall, I wish you both the best in your marriage together, and it was so much fun working with you!!


1 comment:

Shang said...

That candy buffet looks AMAZING!!!