Earlier this summer, I had the honor of coordinating Yvonne and Phil's wedding day. There were traditional Door Games and a Chinese Tea Ceremony to start off the day, and then the bride and bridesmaids got ready with hair and makeup by Elaine Tsang, Christine Bellemare, and Tammy Tan. The bride's bouquet contained white feathers and crystals, while the bridesmaids had modern bouquets of fresh calla lilies.
The bride and groom decided to do a first look so they could try to take most of their portraits in the afternoon before the ceremony. The ceremony for 200 guests was held at Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton, and the bride and her father walked down the aisle to the classic "Trumpet Voluntary". Following the ceremony, everyone made their way over to the reception in South Boston.
The cocktail hour and reception were held at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, and this was such a gorgeous and unique space for a wedding. The art on the walls bring so much color to the space, and the bride and groom were really able to customize what they wanted the room to look like based on all of the rentals and decor that they chose. All guest tables were covered with grey linens and surrounded by white garden chairs. Origami flower centerpieces topped each table along with table numbers on baby easels and giant cookie favors that served as place cards.
The caterer for the event was the amazing, Cuisine Chev Vous, and for cocktail hour, they offered passed hors d'oeuvres such as gingered duck in sesame crepes, bruschetta with tomato, basil, and mozzarella, and fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with a cilantro sesame dipping sauce. In addition to these passed hors d'oeuvres, there was a mashed potato cosmo bar which was a huge hit with the guests.
For dinner, guests enjoyed a spring mesclun green salad with roasted gala apples, spiced pecans, and crumbled goat cheese, followed by a choice of entrée: herb crusted New England haddock with tomato and sweet pepper relish, marinated boneless beef shortrib with aged balsamic glazed onions and reduction, or portobello wellington with sherry coulis. Instead of the traditional wedding cake, the bride and groom cut into a giant red velvet cupcake, and guests were treated to slices of New York style cheesecake.
DJ Sheldon Gentles from EPIC Entertainment kept everyone dancing all night, and he also provided the uplighting and a fun prop-filled photo booth on the balcony throughout the wedding as well. Here are some photos that I took of the day!
Yvonne and Phil, it was so great to be a part of your wedding day, and I hope you had the most amazing honeymoon in Hawaii!