Friday, July 13, 2012

Boston Wedding Coordination: Ashley and Stephen's Boston College Club Wedding!

On Saturday, June 30th, I had the pleasure of coordinating Ashley and Stephen's wedding at St. Leonard's in the North End and the Boston College Club.  Their warm summer wedding day started off with the girls getting ready at the Langham Hotel, with hair and makeup by Style Salon.  The bridesmaids wore long lavender dresses by After Six, and carried lush floral bouquets from Sunnyside Gardens.  The bride wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown paired with lavender heels.

The ceremony for 127 guests was held at St. Leonard's Parish in the North End, and the groom saw his bride for the first time on the wedding day as she walked down the aisle with her father to classical music from the AXIS ensemble.  After a touching ceremony, guests lined the path outside the church and gave the newlyweds a fun exit as they made their way into their limo by blowing lots of bubbles!

A trolley from The Original Party Trolley transported guests to the Boston College Club, and there they were greeted with glasses of prosecco and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres such as scallops wrapped in bacon, miniature crab cakes, beer battered chicken, and mini lobster salad rolls.  Dinner was held in the Harbor  Dining Room, with tables topped with tall floral arrangements from Sunnyside Gardens, ivory satin linens, black Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions, and a mix of lavender and purple napkins.  The four course dinner included a lobster bisque, roasted pear salad, entrĂ©e choices of roasted swordfish or a chicken stack, and wedding cake as dessert.  The wedding cake from Konditor Meister was gold cake with white chocolate mousse and fresh strawberries, and each slice was also served with a chocolate dipped strawberry on the side.

There were so many personal moments during the night, including a friend playing a few songs on guitar, and a surprise choreographed dance & serenade from the groom and groomsmen to the bride.  It was so much fun to watch the guys dance to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful", and guests loved it!

Later on in the night as a tribute to the bride and groom's alma mater, warm Tollhouse cookie pie from Colgate was served to guests.  Nate Oinonen from White Label Wedding DJs kept everyone dancing all night, and purple uplighting around the room from Event Uplights set a fun atmosphere.  As guests left at the end of the night, they picked up champagne glasses etched with A&S, filled with purple and white personalized m&m's as favors.  Lindsey Buchleitner Photography was the professional photographer for the wedding day, and for now, here are some details shots that I took!

Ashley and Stephen, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day!  It was such a fun wedding with so many personal touches.  I hope you had an amazing honeymoon in Playa del Carmen!


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