This past Saturday, I was the coordinator for Linan and Steven's wedding at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel. It was an absolutely gorgeous and sunny day, and the bride got ready with hair and makeup at the hotel with her two bridesmaids. The bridal party wore turquoise halter dresses and carried white bouquets of roses, ranunculus, and freesias. The bride wore a beautiful strapless ivory gown, red Kate Spade heels, and carried a red bouquet of cymbidium orchids, roses, and ranunculus. All of the bouquets and florals for the wedding were created by Honey of Lotus Designs.
The bride and groom opted to do a first look, which gave their photographer, Krista Guenin of Krista Photography, plenty of time to do lots of portraits of the couple and their wedding party prior to the ceremony. The hotel has an absolutely gorgeous view of the Boston city skyline, and the area next to the water was the perfect location for the first look.
The ceremony was held in the Olympia Room at the hotel, with DJ Nick Ferrington of Beat Train Productions playing a mix of classical music for the processional and the recessional. The ceremony was short and sweet, and they also incorporated a traditional Chinese tea ceremony into it as well. The guests showered the newlyweds with red rose petals as they walked down the aisle for the recessional.
Cocktail hour was held in the Skyline Ballroom, where guests enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres of beef wellington, bacon wrapped scallops, melon with prosciutto, lemon poached shrimp, and coconut lobster with vanilla aioli. The reception was held in the same room, where silver Chiavari chairs surrounded guest tables that were topped with ivory bengaline linens, lush low centerpieces of red roses, votive candles, and little favor boxes with the Chinese characters for double happiness that contained Lindt chocolates at each place setting. As guests sat down for dinner, they were treated to a incredibly sweet slideshow of the bride & groom followed by a formal and choreographed first dance, complete with a dip! The four course dinner consisted of an appetizer of scallops, a spinach radicchio strawberry salad, entree choices of strip loin or halibut, and wedding cake from Montilio's. Here are a few detail photos of the day!
Once dinner started, the Skyline Ballroom had floor to ceiling views of a gorgeous sunset...
Linan and Steven, it was so great getting to know you over the last year! Enjoy your married life in California, and I wish you the very best.