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Timeless Elegance

A chic color palette with whimsical elements redefine the timeless elegance of Providence’s University Club.

Stylist Erica Powell of Erica Powell Events and Reverie Gallery was an integral part in creating the vision for this photo shoot – “From the very beginning we decided we were going for glam with a touch of vintage. We wanted to maintain personal and whimsical touches of vintage style, but in a newly reinvented and glamorous way.” Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia was the mastermind behind the floral extravagance of this photo shoot. She created bountiful centerpieces and bouquets filled with garden roses, japonica, and helleborus that complimented the timeless elegance of the University Club perfectly. “The formal nature of the University Club allowed us to do what we do best – design over the top, abundant floral arrangements that boast texture, romance, and inherent natural movement. It was the perfect venue to execute our design philosophy.” Semia also created a little sanctuary filled with candles, soft florals and a plush velvet settee where the bride and groom could escape to watch the sunset over the city. Check back tomorrow for the mouthwatering culinary creations from this photo shoot!

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Timeless Elegance

A chic color palette with whimsical elements redefine the timeless elegance of Providence’s University Club. Stylist Erica Powell of Erica Powell Events and Reverie Gallery was an integral part in creating the vision for this photo shoot – “From the very beginning we decided we were going for glam with a touch of vintage. We […]

Tips for Planning a City Wedding

Courtesy of The Charles Hotel

Courtesy of The Charles Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a city slicker with hopes of tying the knot in the concrete jungle? We don’t blame you! Nothing adds more panache than setting your wedding smack in the middle of a metropolis. Unfortunately though, city chaos can sometimes seep into your wedding plans, leading to unnecessary stress.

We spoke to Sarah E. German, Senior Catering Sales Manager of The Charles Hotel, which is situated in bustling Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. She was able to serve up some great advice for brides hoping to coordinate a cosmopolitan affair while keeping her sanity in tact.

Sarah’s best tip is one that stems from convenience: stick to one venue! This is the most practical option for so many reasons:

  • It’s usually very easily accessible if it’s in or near a major city. Your traveling guests will thank you when they learn they won’t need to fly then train it and then hop on a donkey to reach you!
  • Most large hotels in cities are equipped with tons of amenities, like gyms, bars, and restaurants (The Charles Hotel has two!). You won’t need to entertain guests all day—they can simply stroll around the property and find something to keep them busy.
  • Traffic is notoriously bad in urban environments. Guests won’t need to jump around from location to location and run the risk of missing a special moment since your reception and ceremony will hopefully be in the same building!
  • Speaking of driving—because most guests will be staying at the hotel, they will be able to enjoy that open bar and not have to worry about getting home. For those guests who aren’t traveling but live close-by, large cities typically have round-the-clock cabs that can whisk them back home in a jiffy.
  • Planning details are much more streamlined and costs are bundled when they’re in a single venue. For example, Sarah points out that at The Charles Hotel, you wouldn’t need to worry about finding a catering company or event rental vendor. Everything’s already in-house!

Sarah also gave these three small pointers that will help in big ways for the big day in your urban oasis:

  • If most of your guests are traveling to your wedding, make sure you book at least a year in advance so you can give them time to prepare and make accommodations.
  • When you do move forward and book a hotel, keep in mind the time of year. A Red Sox game or city-wide conference means rooms may book up faster.
  • You may want to look into partnering with your hotel’s concierge service to plan out an itinerary and make sure your guests have plenty of exciting activities listed in advance to keep them busy.
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Tips for Planning a City Wedding

                  Are you a city slicker with hopes of tying the knot in the concrete jungle? We don’t blame you! Nothing adds more panache than setting your wedding smack in the middle of a metropolis. Unfortunately though, city chaos can sometimes seep into your wedding plans, leading […]

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Spend your Saturday afternoon sipping on a refreshing cocktail– bartender Julie Re of the The Palm Boston shares her signature drink recipe on Well Done Boston.

Don’t you just love when your place setting is so perfect it’s Instagramable? We’re sure Amy Champagne Events will agree, with their stunning arrangement and vibrant paper menus from Coral Pheasant.

Was your Facebook news feed cluttered with dog pics left and right this week? Yep, it seems everyone got in the spirit to celebrate man’s best friend on National Dog Day this Wednesday, including The Plumed Serpent. Check out their cuddly canine to feel all the warm feels!

Newport Vineyard talked us through an enchanting tour of their newly renovated beautiful venue space and now we’re all starry-eyed. And we swear, it’s not the wine talking.

These grandmothers rock their roles as flower girls in this adorable Huffington Post piece. Talk about an inspirational twist!

xo,

The Bliss Team

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Bliss Loves!

                  Spend your Saturday afternoon sipping on a refreshing cocktail– bartender Julie Re of the The Palm Boston shares her signature drink recipe on Well Done Boston. Don’t you just love when your place setting is so perfect it’s Instagramable? We’re sure Amy Champagne Events will agree, […]

Woodland Elements

The Woodland theme doesn’t have to stop at the table top / floral design! Below we have detailed other Woodland elements from food to fashion that you can incorporate into your wedding or event.

Inspired by the movie Amelie and 1920’s French garden parties this invitation suite by Coral Pheasant  is made entirely of sustainable materials and sets the tone for your Woodland adventure!

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Apple pie in a mini mason jar? YES PLEASE! Capers Catering had the right idea with this rustic chic dessert.

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This Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid dress from The Plumed Serpent is the perfect color for a Woodland inspired wedding.

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A savory selection of artisan cheeses from Forks & Fingers is the right color and taste! Photographed by: Manny Vargas Photography

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An invitation suite by Paper Moss that looks as though it belongs in the forest with its bird and leaf accents. Photographed by: Erin McGinn Photography

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An Artisan Bake Shop cake that is the epitome of Woodland with its tree trunk cake stand and sugared cherries. Photographed by: Corinna Raznikov Photography

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New Leaf Flores has a fresh take on Woodland blooms with succulents, peonies, and persimmons. Photographed by: Moss and Isaac

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Add a touch of whimsy to your hair or bouquet with this vintage brooch from Bridal Finery

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Russell Morin Catering and Events has our mouths watering with this roasted strawberry crisp topped with creme fraiche  ice cream! Photographed by: Erin McGinn Photography

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We can’t think of a better wedding gown for a woodland inspired wedding than this Sareh Nouri from A Little Something White!

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Woodland Elements

The Woodland theme doesn’t have to stop at the table top / floral design! Below we have detailed other Woodland elements from food to fashion that you can incorporate into your wedding or event. Inspired by the movie Amelie and 1920’s French garden parties this invitation suite by Coral Pheasant  is made entirely of sustainable […]

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