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Hazel, Saffron, and Sky — Styled Shoot

A fresh take on an autumn color palette consisting of hazel, saffron, and sky blue hues is brought to life through elegant flora and delicious culinary creations for this styled shoot at Waterman Grille.

Inspired by the autumn kissed sea grass that surrounded the balcony at Waterman Grille, Kim Lamothe of greenlion design began designing her arrangements. “We included worn gold, berries, vines, and subtle shades of turned witch-hazel leaves to add soft yellow to the cream blooms,” she described. Ivory chiffon draping fashioned by Ryan Designs shaded the balcony where the ceremony would take place. Golden sea grass lined the aisles of wooden benches that overlooked the river. The gorgeous view continued into the dining room where floor to ceiling windows flooded the space with a serene glow. The table was set with sky blue linen, earthy floral arrangements, and dark blue tapers encased in crystal vases; ready for the savory four-course dinner prepared by Waterman Grille.

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Hazel, Saffron, and Sky — Styled Shoot

A fresh take on an autumn color palette consisting of hazel, saffron, and sky blue hues is brought to life through elegant flora and delicious culinary creations for this styled shoot at Waterman Grille. Inspired by the autumn kissed sea grass that surrounded the balcony at Waterman Grille, Kim Lamothe of greenlion design began designing […]

Vendor Spotlight is On: The Lenox

Vendor Spotlight is on The Lenox; known as the original boutique hotel and a destination for luxury and elegance in Boston.

1. How did your business come to be?

The Lenox Hotel is a family owned business operated by the Saunders Hotel Group, one of the first independent management companies in the United States. The Lenox Hotel was built in 1898 and was later purchased by the Saunders family in 1963. We have been hosting beautiful weddings ever since our opening. We even hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary party a few months ago in the Dome Room where the couple wed 50 years ago.

2. What are the services you offer?

The Lenox Hotel is a AAA, 4 Diamond property which offers 214 fully renovated guest rooms, over 5000 square feet of function space as well as 2 full-service restaurants (City Table & Solas) and City Bar, a cocktail lounge.  You and 150 of your friends and family will enjoy a 3 course meal in our stunning gilded Dome Room where you’ll dance the night away! Our inclusive package comprises almost everything you’ll need for your wedding day: 5-hour hosted bar, 3-course meal, wedding cake, chiavari chairs, linens, passed appetizers and display for your cocktail hour as well as our Wedding Suite for when you’re ready to unwind from the day!

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

The Lenox Hotel is located at 61 Exeter Street in the heart of Back Bay in Boston. We are a short 20 minute drive from the airport, which also offers shuttle service just steps away from the hotel. Also located nearby are fantastic spots for wedding-day photos! We have the Boston Public Library, Boston Common, Commonwealth Avenue and Copley Square.

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

We suggest that couples secure their venue at least 12-15 months prior to their wedding day.

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

Remember to be in the moment throughout your wedding day. It goes by quickly so be sure to relax, have fun and enjoy the day with all of your closest family and friends celebrating.

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Vendor Spotlight is On: The Lenox

Vendor Spotlight is on The Lenox; known as the original boutique hotel and a destination for luxury and elegance in Boston. 1. How did your business come to be? The Lenox Hotel is a family owned business operated by the Saunders Hotel Group, one of the first independent management companies in the United States. The […]

Vendor Spotlight On: AE Events

Vendor Spotlight is on AE Events; an event design and production company located in Boston, known for their expertise on large-scale events.

1. How did your business come to be?

AE Events was founded over cocktails at a backyard bbq!  Friends and now business partners, Christine Altieri and Jana Gimenez came from different parts of the event world and wanted to create an event planning business that offered a high level of service, helped clients to define their vision and built positive, constructive, and lasting relationships with clients. 

2. What are the services you offer?

AE Events is a full-service event planning firm. We can help clients with everything from the venue to the visuals – or in the case of brides – from Miss to Mrs!  We assist with all styles of events and celebrations.  We tailor our services to what each client needs to make their event unique to them. 

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

Our offices are in South Boston, MA – but we are happy to travel both nationally and internationally. 

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

Ideally we ask clients to book at least one year from their intended event date.  The tighter the time frame, the fewer choices you may have to secure vendors, venue and your preferred event date.  We can always work within a tight timeline, but why rush?!

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

When looking to hire an event planner, don’t look solely at price.  Talk to the planners, get a sense of their personalities… take time to meet in person.  Your event planner will be part of some very personal conversations – regarding budget or delicate family dynamics (among other things) and it’s nice to know you feel comfortable around them and their ability to hear your “voice” and vision. Wedding planning brings out all kinds of opinions from others.

Photography: Carly Gillis

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Vendor Spotlight On: AE Events

Vendor Spotlight is on AE Events; an event design and production company located in Boston, known for their expertise on large-scale events. 1. How did your business come to be? AE Events was founded over cocktails at a backyard bbq!  Friends and now business partners, Christine Altieri and Jana Gimenez came from different parts of the event […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Connecticut Wedding Group

Vendor Spotlight is on the Connecticut Wedding Group; an epicenter for all things events from venues to planning to farm-to-table catering.

1. How did your business come to be?

CT Wedding Group was founded by Tom McDowell in 1984. The Pavilion on Crystal Lake was the company’s first exclusive venue, offering catering services in a non-traditional lake front setting for weddings and events. Over time, Tom and the CT Wedding Group team continued making wedding day dreams come true, while becoming the exclusive caterer and planning team at Lyman Orchards Golf Club (in 1993) and then The Barns at Wesleyan Hills (in 2006). CT Wedding Group provides it’s couples with the best planning services, unmatched culinary journey, and some of CT’s most amazing venues to provide a full service experience like none other for couples and guests alike.

2. What are the services you offer?

We are first and foremost a farm-to- table style catering company that just so happens to have some of the most beautiful venues in CT! Our non-traditional venues offer a unique experience for guests. Each wedding is different, as our venues are used as blank canvases, painted with cutting edge décor and design. Our team of wedding planners works to ensure each couple is less stressed and well prepared during the planning process so that it’s an easy, relaxing, and enjoyable experience. The award-winning culinary team showcases the very best of each season, using farm-to- table ingredients in their menus to provide a
restaurant style experience. Between our beautiful venues, innovative décor and
design, award winning cuisine, our planners will help ensure that your wedding looks, tastes, and feels the very best.

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

Our venues are located in Middletown, CT. We are only on-premise and exclusive to our venues; The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, The Pavilion on Crystal Lake, and Lyman Orchards Golf Club.

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

We recommend the sooner the better, especially if you’re date specific, although most of our couples plan for a 12-18 month engagement. Booking your date and venue can be the most stressful part of the entire planning process, but it’s the most crucial. Once you have your date and venue, the rest of the planning can continue!

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

… and grooms! We don’t ever want to forget about our grooms! The best piece of advice we have is to plan your wedding for YOU. There are so many opinions out there; experts, family, friends. Sometimes it’s really easy to forget to plan your wedding for you. Instead couples tend to let the opinions take over. It’s your wedding day, and one you’ll remember for the rest of your life. How do YOU want to celebrate?

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Vendor Spotlight On: Connecticut Wedding Group

Vendor Spotlight is on the Connecticut Wedding Group; an epicenter for all things events from venues to planning to farm-to-table catering. 1. How did your business come to be? CT Wedding Group was founded by Tom McDowell in 1984. The Pavilion on Crystal Lake was the company’s first exclusive venue, offering catering services in a […]

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