Monday, August 22, 2011

Rose and Joe's Codman Estate Wedding

On Sunday, July 31st, I was the coordinator for Rose and Joe's wedding at the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA. Back in 2009, I coordinated Rose's sister Hilary's wedding, and it was so nice to be able to work with the bride's family again!

Rose and her bridesmaids got ready at the Aloft Lexington Hotel, with hair done by James Whittier from Dellaria and makeup by Kimberly Fosher. The bride chose to wear a stunning gold dress instead of a traditional white gown and carried a cascading bouquet of white flowers.

Guests gathered in the Codman Estate Italian Garden for the ceremony, and it was definitely a very picturesque backdrop, with a pool of lily pad covered water down the middle. The ceremony programs and all of the other stationery for the wedding were created and designed by the bride. Following the ceremony, 120 guests made their way over to the Carriage House for the tented reception, with florals provided by Jen from The Tangled Web.

The bride & groom decided to have an afternoon brunch wedding catered by East Meets West, and guests absolutely loved the food. They started out with passed hors d'oeuvres of vegetarian stuffed mushrooms, feta and watermelon skewers with fresh mint, potato pancakes with caramelized apple chutney, and dill crepes with smoked salmon and asparagus. Then there was a plated tropical fresh fruit salad drizzled with a honey-lime dressing, followed by a brunch buffet that included items like brioche French toast served with berries, spiral cut honey glazed and orange zested ham, along with many types of homemade egg frittatas.

Instead of offering alcohol, they instead had fresh squeezed orange juice, ginger lime iced tea, homemade lemonade, and a full espresso bar from Espresso Dave, which included hot and iced espresso, cappuccino, cafe latte, chai tea, and frozen white chocolate mochaccino. If that wasn't enough, there were little extras to add on to the drinks like fresh ground cocoa, crystallized sugar sticks, chocolate shavings, cinnamons sticks, and whipped cream. Yum!!

For dessert, there were French macarons from L.A. Burdick, raspberry & orange sorbet from Christina's, and assorted pastries from Canto 6. Music was provided by DJ Ed, and the professiona l photographer for the wedding day was Jamison Wexler. Pro photos will be coming a bit later, but for now, here are some pictures that I took!

Rose and Joe, it was so nice to work with you both and I wish you all the best in your marriage together!


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