Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Michael & Tricia Films: Arti and Amar's Sheraton Boston Hotel Reception Highlights!

Arti and Amar had a stunning wedding reception at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in April 2012, and I am so excited to share their wedding highlights from their cinematographer, Michael & Tricia Films. In particular, the details filmed of Arti's jewelry and outfit are just so gorgeous, and I also really loved how Michael & Tricia Films captured the room transformation of the Grand Ballroom at the hotel.

{the vendor team}

• Cinematography: Michael & Tricia Films
• Wedding Planning & Coordination: Pink Orchid Weddings
• Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel
• Floral Design & Décor: The Design House
• Photography: Susan Stripling
• Catering: Gourmet India
• Hair: Blue
• Makeup: Melissa DiCecca Makeup Artistry
• DJ: DJs Unlimited South Asia
• White Dance Floor: Rentals Unlimited
• Chiavari Chairs: Tommy Wholesale
• Wedding Cake: Jenny's Wedding Cakes

If you want to read a full recap of the wedding day, check out my previous post here!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Boston Wedding Coordination: Laura & Eric's Gorgeous Four Seasons Boston Hotel Wedding

Last Saturday, I had the honor of coordinating Laura and Eric's wedding. Both of them got ready in the Four Seasons Boston Hotel, and they had the most perfect weather imaginable on their wedding weekend. The bridal party got their hair done at Salon Marc Harris, and makeup done by Katrina Hess. The bride and mothers also got their makeup done by Katrina, but had their hair done in the bridal suite by Demiche Beaute'. The bridesmaids all wore short champagne colored Jenny Yoo dresses in various styles with a black flower sash accent, and carried bouquets of roses, stephanotis, and sweet peas wrapped in champagne satin and a band of dress fabric.  The bride wore gold peep toe Jimmy Choo heels, and a stunning Vera Wang bridal gown.  The Vera Wang "Eliza" style was altered to be a sweetheart neckline, and contained layers of Chantilly lace appliqué and a swirling pleated organza skirt.  An ivory sash was worn for the ceremony, and the bride changed into a wide champagne sash for the reception.  The white bridal bouquet was made of cymbidium orchids and lily of the valley, and was accented on the handle by a crystal pin.

The ceremony for 190 guests was held at St. John the Baptist, and limos from JB Livery Service took the wedding party and parents, while guests rode in trolleys from City View Trolleys.  The ornate Greek orthodox church had white rose petals covering the aisle and two large white floral arrangements that flanked the altar in silver urns.  Eric and Laura saw each other for the first time as Laura walked down the aisle with her father to "Mediation" from Thais performed by a string quartet.  Following the ceremony, guests lined the stairs of the church and threw white rose petals and rice at the newlyweds as they made their way to their getaway car:  a turquoise 1969 mustang, complete with white balloons and tin cans tied to the bumper!

The cocktail hour was held in Aujourd'hui at the Four Seasons Boston Hotel, where guests enjoyed an open bar, a shrimp and pasta table, traveling dumpling carts, hors d'oeuvres such as baby lamb chops and saganaki skewers, and a very impressive prosecco bar.  Hydrangeas topped each cocktail table and an arrangement of French tulips and white phalaenopsis orchids was centered on the escort card table.  A birdcage held guest envelopes, and next to the photo guestbook, there were six wedding photos of the newlywed's parents and grandparents.

The reception in the Grand Ballroom was truly spectacular.  Large floral centerpieces from William Mizuta Private Florist consisted of dendrobium orchids, roses, peonies, hydrangeas, and spirea.  Swirled champagne linens from Table Toppers of Newton gave all of the tables a hint of shimmer, along with pearl Chiavari chairs.  Favors of beautifully wrapped jordan almonds were set at each place setting, and the team from Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting and Design really outdid themselves to make the ballroom feel warm and inviting.

For dinner, guests enjoyed an appetizer of Maine crab cakes, an entrée of grilled filet mignon, and lots of dessert!  First, there was a wedding cake from Party Favors in two flavors:  white cake with strawberries & cream, and chocolate cake with chocolate mousse.  Then, there was a fantastic dessert bar with a variety of shortcakes and pastries next to a cappuccino bar.  Finally, there was a colorful candy bar filled with everything from gummy worms to chocolate covered pretzels.  Besides all of the desserts, guests were also surprised with an amazing belly dancing performance from Melina of Daughters of Rhea, and then afterwards, everyone packed the dance floor with music from the band, Night Shift.

After the reception was over, an after party with even more dancing was held in the Blaxton Room in the Four Seasons until 1:30am with DJ Salonica Boys.  For the late night crowd, more food was brought out like mac & cheese, flatbread pizzas, and sliders.  It was so much fun for all of the guests, and the wedding day was photographed by Bryce Vickmark, with cinematography by Boston Wedding Films.  Before the professional photos are ready, here are some that I took of the details on the wedding day!

Laura and Eric, congratulations again on such a beautiful wedding day.  Everyone could see how incredibly happy you were to be getting married, and it was so special to be able to take part in your wedding and get to know your families.  I wish you both the very best in the future, and enjoy your honeymoon in Anguilla!!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Boston Wedding Films: Laura and Eric's Four Seasons Boston Hotel Wedding Sneak Preview!

In my inbox this morning, I got an email from Jim of Boston Wedding Films with a little sneak preview of Laura and Eric's wedding last Saturday at St. John the Baptist and the Four Seasons Boston Hotel.  It's only 53 seconds, but you can definitely see a little peek of some fun elements of the day!!   I cannot wait to see more footage :)

A big recap of the wedding day will be on the blog tomorrow!! Thanks so much Jim, for sharing this video with me!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Laura and Eric's Elegant Caribbean Themed Rehearsal Dinner at the Taj Boston Hotel

This past weekend was such a wonderful wedding weekend for Laura & Eric, with their rehearsal dinner at the Taj Boston Hotel on Friday night, and their wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday night.  I worked closely with Judy, the mother of the groom, to plan an elegant rehearsal dinner with touches of the Caribbean.

The rehearsal dinner for 70 guests was held on the rooftop of the Taj Boston Hotel, with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed an open bar along with passed hors d'oeuvres of truffled fontina risotto fritters, mini lobster clubs, coconut shrimp with curry sauce, and juniper berry duck on sweet potato tarts.  The rooftop at the Taj wraps around three sides of the building, with large windows offering stunning views of Boston.  White chiavari chairs, raspberry linens from Rentals Unlimited, and bright floral arrangements of peonies and phalaenopsis orchids decorated the tables.  Escort cards, written out by Pink Orchid Weddings, were placed in a sunburst pattern around a beautiful floral arrangement from William Mizuta Private Florist, and family photos of the couple were placed around the rooftop.  Music for the evening was provided by a steel drum trio from Music Management

The dinner area was filled with more gorgeous florals from William Mizuta Private Florist, and various beautiful sea shells at each place setting.  Guests were treated to an appetizer of crab and sweet corn bisque, an entree duo of chicken and baked gulf shrimp, and a passion fruit cheesecake with coconut macaroon, mango sorbet, & tropical salsa for dessert.  There was also a surprise red velvet groom's cake from Party Favors in the shape of a sailboat that acted as a second dessert.  Many wonderful toasts were given throughout the night, as well as a surprise singing performance from Laura's 12 year old Jr. bridesmaid.

After the sun went down, the lighting in the room from Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting & Design, really made the room pop with color.  The rehearsal dinner was photographed by Bryce Vickmark Photography, and filmed by Boston Wedding Films.  For now, here are some photos that I took of the lovely details!

Judy, it was such a pleasure working with you on this event, and if you ever find yourself back in Boston, please do let me know so I can visit you!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Daniella and Mark's Engagement Photos by Leah Haydock Photography

This upcoming Saturday, I'm coordinating Daniella and Mark's wedding at the Taj Boston Hotel! It's going to be amazing, especially because they hired one of my favorite photographers in Boston, Leah Haydock of Leah Haydock Photography. Leah was kind enough to share some photos from their engagement session in NYC... they are quite a stunning couple together!!

If you want to check out more photos from their NYC engagement session, check out Leah's blog here.  They also did a second engagement session in Boston as well earlier this year, and you can take a look at those photos here!