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Sheer Opulence — Style Statements

Shimmering design elements combined with rich textures add glamour and opulence to any event.

Breathtaking diamond halo engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers is pure elegance.

Layered ball gown is a modern twist on an old favorite by Sareh Nouri at A Little Something White.

A gilded place setting from Rhode Island Rentals paired with lace linen and delicate blooms by Farrissey Floral Design romances the table at the Chapel Grille. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

Green tea wedding cake by Peppers Artful Catering is topped with a golden layer of buttercream.

Stunning gown custom designed by Candice Wu Couture features a fairytale-like train. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

Gold leather crown chair from Reserve Modern Event Rental adds luxury and style to any event lounge. Photographed by Lea St. Germain.

A simple invitation is dressed up with glistening script and an art deco inspired envelope from Papers. Photographed by Molly Lo Photography.

Gold flatware featuring a transparent handle filled with foiled confetti from the Luna Oro collection at Giardini Di Sole is perfect for a party.

Spectacular wedding cake inspired by luxurious strings of pearls and a feathered skirt. Artfully designed by Something Different Cake Couture.

Departing in style in a vintage sedan from Rockstar Limo. Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs at Rosecliff Mansion.

Liquid metallic bridesmaid gown by Amsale embodies sheer opulence. Available at A Little Something White.

Cascading orchids artfully crafted into a bouquet by Marc Hall Design is captivating. Photographed by Person + Killian.

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Sheer Opulence — Style Statements

Shimmering design elements combined with rich textures add glamour and opulence to any event. Breathtaking diamond halo engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers is pure elegance. Layered ball gown is a modern twist on an old favorite by Sareh Nouri at A Little Something White. A gilded place setting from Rhode Island Rentals paired with lace […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Smith & Wollensky

Vendor Spotlight is on Smith & Wollensky; known as America’s Steakhouse, the location at Boston’s Back Bay Castle is like no other of its kind.

1. How did your business come be?

Smith & Wollensky opened in the Back Bay “Castle” in 2004, and is one of the most unique dining experiences and venues in Boston, indulging guests’ sense of history and feeling of luxury in its grand architecture and space, and rich furnishings.  The historic stone and brick castle was built in 1891 and originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets, and is now listed on the National Historic Register. The first floor gun room, social hall and museum floor now feature the bar and main dining room. With four floors and 26,000 square feet of space, The castle boasts an expansive selection of private dining and event rooms, including the “Battle Room” ballroom – with features such as working fireplaces, a balcony, high ceilings and historic artifacts.  The uniqueness and history of the venue make it one of the most coveted settings in Boston to host corporate and social occasions.  The venue hosts groups from 20 to 150 for seated dining events and up to 250 for receptions.

2. What are the services you offer?

As your in-house event planners, we’ll support and accommodate all of your needs in creating a spectacular celebration for you and your guests. Whether it is florals, music, specialty linen or just a hand to hold, we would be honored to be your partner in planning your wedding. With over 20 years of event and wedding planning experience, we’ll guide you through the planning process with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail. Our flawless execution, coupled with award-winning food and wine selections and our one-of-a-kind event spaces, will create all the elements for an unforgettable occasion.

-Onsite Event Manager

-Complimentary Menu Tasting for up to Four

-Complimentary First Anniversary Dinner for Two

-10% Discount for Military / Veterans

3. Where are you located?

101 Arlington Street | Boston, MA 02116

4. How far in advance to you recommend clients to book?

Typically 8-14 months out, but we just booked a wedding for 100 guests 6 weeks out! If we have your date we can make it happen!

5. What is one piece of advice you give to brides?

It’s important to be able to connect with your event planner. This leads to trust and when you have trust you can sit back and relax and really enjoy your special day. Because we all know, it goes by in the blink-of-an-eye!

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Smith & Wollensky

Vendor Spotlight is on Smith & Wollensky; known as America’s Steakhouse, the location at Boston’s Back Bay Castle is like no other of its kind. 1. How did your business come be? Smith & Wollensky opened in the Back Bay “Castle” in 2004, and is one of the most unique dining experiences and venues in […]

Modern Magnetism – Feature Wedding

A clean, modern color palette of white and gold created a sense of refined glamour in a swanky hotel ballroom in Boston.

Kari had always loved the clean elegance of an all-white wedding combined with the richness of gold accents, but considered adding a pop of color. After browsing many sources of inspiration she realized that she didn’t like any other color enough to incorporate into the day. The sophistication of an all-white wedding with gold accents was exactly what she wanted and the planning began. Venue selection was simple as she fell in love instantly with the gilded, old-world architecture of the ballroom at the Fairmont Copley Plaza and knew it could be juxtaposed with modern decor. The combined talents of Jodi Raphael Events and Carol Silverston brought Kari’s vision to life. Long mirrored tables were adorned with pure white flora and glistening candles. Round tables surrounded by Lucite chairs were decorated with cascading orchids in tall crystal vases. “Jodi & Carol were both amazing to work with. I had a distinct look and high expectations for how the decor would turn out and the result was flawless,” Kari reminisced.

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Modern Magnetism – Feature Wedding

A clean, modern color palette of white and gold created a sense of refined glamour in a swanky hotel ballroom in Boston. Kari had always loved the clean elegance of an all-white wedding combined with the richness of gold accents, but considered adding a pop of color. After browsing many sources of inspiration she realized […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Jodi Raphael Events

Vendor Spotlight is on Jodi Raphael Events; a Boston-based event firm that takes care of every event detail from concept to execution.

1. How did your business come to be?

At the beginning of my career I was a producer at a local television station in Boston. When I left I was producing 22 hours of live tv. Events are similar to live television in that I only get one chance to get it right… there are no “do overs”. I then went to work for both an entertainment company and a corporate event company. I felt as if clients needed more personal, one on one attention and that is how and why I started my business. I walk our clients through the whole process from choosing a venue to entertainment, menu and design. They know that they have an advocate in me and my company- a friend and a partner.  I also help with family dynamics and the situations that can arise with many family members involved.

2. What are the services you offer?

We offer full event/wedding planning and coordination in addition to month of/day of coordination. Basically we will do what it takes to help a bride/host plan a memorable and fabulous event.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your services?

We are in Newton, Ma and will travel to wherever the event is- all over New England and beyond. We often work with couples who are out of town and planning to have their wedding in Boston or the same scenario with parents who are out of town.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

As soon as they are ready to start the planning process, but a year out is typical.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give brides?

I tell brides that they need to hire a professional to take some of the stress off of them and to avoid making expensive mistakes and then to trust the pros to do their job- so they can enjoy their day!

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Jodi Raphael Events

Vendor Spotlight is on Jodi Raphael Events; a Boston-based event firm that takes care of every event detail from concept to execution. 1. How did your business come to be? At the beginning of my career I was a producer at a local television station in Boston. When I left I was producing 22 hours […]

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