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!


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