Sunday, August 1, 2010

Meghan & Matt's Omni Parker House Wedding!

On Saturday, July 10th, Fiona and I were the coordinators for Meghan and Matt's wedding. This was actually the Saturday where there was a crazy downpour in the afternoon, and flash flooding all over Massachusetts. Thankfully, everything was indoor for this wedding, and the only thing the rain affected were the outdoor portraits of the wedding party and family. Those were moved indoors to the Omni Parker House and to the Boston Public Library.

The day started out in a suite at the Omni Parker House, where the bridal party had their hair styled by Erik from the Will Charles Salon, and makeup by Krystal Treanor of I Do Faces. The bridesmaids wore coral colored dresses from Bari Jay, and the bride wore a gorgeous Paloma Blanca gown.

The wedding ceremony was held at the historic King's Chapel, and immediately after, guests walked next door to the Omni Parker House for a cocktail hour and dinner reception. The flowers for the centerpieces, along with the church gates and bouquets were all done by Orchids & Blooms. The low and tall centerpieces for the ballroom were a beautiful mix of bright flowers and curly willow branches.

One thing pretty unique about this wedding was the Red Sox and Yankees theme! The bride and her family are Yankees fans, and the groom and his family are Red Sox fans, so they thought that it would be a fun idea to incorporate that into wedding. Guests picked up escort card "tickets", complete with a photo of the bride and groom, a bar code, and the section where they would be sitting. The "sections" were silver framed photos of Red Sox and Yankees players, with a small autograph of each player. Some guests definitely had a lot of fun walking around to each table trying to spot players like Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. As favors, the most adorable Red Sox and Yankees jersey cookies from A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe were at each guest's place setting.

Guests enjoyed an incredible five course dinner: lobster martini appetizer, salad, raspberry sorbet intermezzo, entree of filet mignon or sea bass, and wedding cake with a chocolate covered strawberry for dessert. The four tiered wedding cake from Montilios was decorated with a gorgeous lace design, but the most special detail of the cake was definitely the cake topper. It had been used in four generations of weddings in the bride's family, starting with her great grandmother's wedding.

DJ Aaron Topfer kept guests on the dance floor all night, and also played the piano during cocktail hour earlier in the evening. Ben McElroy of McElroy Weddings was the wedding videographer, and Caty Morris of Catharine Morris Photography was the photographer for the day. Professional photos from Caty will be coming later, but for now, here are some of the details!

Meghan and Matt, I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon in Hawaii, and it was such a pleasure working with you both!!


1 comment:

Alicia Candelora said...

This is SUPEr adorable....especially for someone like me who is a HUGE Yankees fan!