Friday, June 10, 2011

Boston Wedding Coordination: Carrie & Chris's Liberty Hotel Wedding!

On Saturday, June 4th, I had the honor of coordinating Carrie and Chris's wedding!! Carrie is so sweet and an incredibly good-hearted person. It's hard to say that about a lot of people, but anyone will say that about my dear bride, Carrie!

Carrie and her bridal party got ready in a fabulous suite at The Liberty Hotel, with hair and makeup by Lypor Leong of Lypor Hair & Makeup Artisan. The bridesmaids wore blue dresses from Lela Rose, and the bride wore a beautiful strapless gown by Essense of Australia. All of the bouquets, boutonnieres, and a wristlet for the mother of the bride, as well as all of the other florals for the wedding were created by Nicole Pirani of Blooms of Hope. The wristlet for the mother of the bride was so unique because there were pearl bracelets used instead of just an elastic band. Also, I loved how Nicole incorporated photos of the bride's grandparents in lockets so that Carrie could have them with her throughout the entire day. Not only is Nicole's work stunning, but her company, Blooms of Hope, also donates 50% of their profits to charity.

The wedding ceremony for 100 guests was held at Our Lady of Victories Church. There were flowers that adorned the pews as well as two large altar arrangements. The bride, her parents, and her bridesmaids took a white stretch limo from LTI Worldwide Limousine from the hotel to the church, and afterwards, the newlyweds and their entire wedding party took the limo to Beacon Hill for some fun portraits with their photographers, Tara & Ben of Hitched Studios.

Cocktail hour was held in the 5th Floor Rotunda at The Liberty Hotel, and guests were greeted with the bride and groom's signature drink: a fig vodka martini! In addition to a full open bar, guests munched on passed hors d'oeuvres such as mini crab cakes, wild mushroom empanada with roasted tomato salsa, and coconut coated shrimp with sweet chili sauce.

The reception was held in the modern and chic Liberty Ballroom, and in addition to silver Chiavari chairs from Rentals Unlimited, there were beautiful low floral centerpieces, and little seed packet favors on the tables. For dinner, guests enjoyed three delicious courses. Salad: arugula with Vermont goat cheese, fried shallots, and sherry dijon vinaigrette. Entree: braised beef shortribs with half lobster tail and lobster mashed potatoes. Dessert: coconut panna cotta with fresh mango and limo shortbreads. In addition to all of that, there was also a wedding cake from Sweet Tooth Bakery. It was a three tier cake covered in little fondant flowers to match the couple's wedding invitation. Two layers were vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries, and the middle layer was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.

Guests danced throughout the entire reception to music by Superband. A really special moment was when the entire crowd gathered in a circle around the newlyweds singing along with the band to the very last song of the night, "Piano Man". Overall, it was an amazing wedding!! Photos from Tara & Ben of Hitched Studios will be coming later, but for now, here are some photos I took.

A special thanks to Kate & Elizabeth at the Liberty Hotel for being so nice to work with on the wedding day. Also, thank you to my assistant, Alicia, for being everywhere and anywhere that day with me!

Carrie and Chris, have a wonderful honeymoon in Europe next week!! I'm so jealous =) I wish you both the best in your married life together!!


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