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Vendor Spotlight On: Fairmont Copley Plaza

Vendor Spotlight is on Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston; a luxury landmark hotel in downtown Boston symbolizing history and elegance.

How did your business come to be?

Fairmont Copley Plaza formally opened its doors on August 19th, 1912. The hotel was built on the original site of the Museum of Fine Arts and named in honor of John Singleton Copley, the great American Painter. Ever since its grand opening reception Fairmont Copley Plaza has been known for being the most celebrated address in Back Bay.  From the elegant intimacy of the Venetian Room to the palatial splendor of the Grand Ballroom, with its exquisite details, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and gilded, thirty-foot ceilings, Boston brides have a wealth of elegant options for their special day. Whether your style is soft and romantic, trend-setting modern or show-stopping elegance, Fairmont Copley Plaza is the premier choice.

What are the services you offer?

Our wedding specialists help brides-to-be transform their dreams into reality. Your wedding specialist services your wedding from the first moment you arrive at the hotel to the day of your wedding. From tasting meetings, planning meetings and recommended vendors to detailing an evening timeline and being there when you say “I do” we want to ensure your day is perfection. We also celebrate special occasions such as rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunches and bridal showers.

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

138 St. James Avenue, Boston Massachusetts, United States 02116

How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

We recommend booking your wedding 12-15 months in advance so you are able to get the perfect date and time of year.

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

Make sure you are able to relax, have fun, and enjoy the moment. This day is once-in-a-lifetime – try not to focus on the details or you will miss everything that is going on around you.

Photography: Corinna Raznikov

Photography: Corinna Raznikov

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Vendor Spotlight On: Fairmont Copley Plaza

Vendor Spotlight is on Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston; a luxury landmark hotel in downtown Boston symbolizing history and elegance. How did your business come to be? Fairmont Copley Plaza formally opened its doors on August 19th, 1912. The hotel was built on the original site of the Museum of Fine Arts and named in honor […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Unique Weddings by Alexis

Vendor Spotlight is on: Unique Weddings by Alexis; Boston-based event firm led by the amazingly talented Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara.

1. How did your business come to be?

I started out in graphic design and marketing before I got into corporate event planning. After several years of corporate event planning, I decided to take on weddings. I just loved the long term planning and relationship building with clients. To continue my focus on servicing and designing weddings, I started my own business.

2. What are the services you offer?

Full service wedding planning, wedding design, partial planning services, and month-of planning services.

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

I operate out of Boston, MA, but I service weddings all over New England as well as destination weddings. I have worked on weddings from Anguilla and Bermuda to Pennsylvania and Washington DC.

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

One year is ideal, however, we are sometimes booked as far out as 24 months and sometimes in as little as 5 days prior to the wedding date. We have been hired 4 and 5 weeks in advance of weddings with little to nothing booked other than the date and venue. We can make any time frame work!

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

I tell all couples to enjoy their wedding no matter what unexpected things arise. If they look like they are having a great time, all of their wedding guests will feed off their emotions and they will enjoy themselves as well, even if something terrible, unplanned or unwanted has happened.

Photography: Muskaan Video

 

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Unique Weddings by Alexis

Vendor Spotlight is on: Unique Weddings by Alexis; Boston-based event firm led by the amazingly talented Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara. 1. How did your business come to be? I started out in graphic design and marketing before I got into corporate event planning. After several years of corporate event planning, I decided to take on weddings. […]

Vendor Spotlight On: The Charles Hotel

Vendor Spotlight is on The Charles Hotel; a timeless, full-service hotel located in Harvard Square in the heart of Cambridge, Ma.

1. How did your business come to be?

The Charles Hotel opened for business in 1985. Over the past 30 years, The Charles Hotel has welcomed celebrities, scholars, moguls, artists, philanthropists, politicians, opinion-makers and world leaders. From Barbra Streisand to former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton, from Supreme Court Justices to Ben Affleck to even His Holiness the Dalai Lama, they have all felt at home at The Charles Hotel, an experience the hotel works hard to create for all its guests.

2. What are services  you offer?

We are a full-service hotel here at The Charles. We offer 18,000 square feet of unique indoor and outdoor space for your every need before, during and after your big day. All of our menus are designed by Chef Peter Davis, offering the same quality farm-to-table cuisine that we serve every day at our award-winning Henrietta’s Table. Our catering department will help tailor your menu to your specific tastes. We also have Corbu Spa & Salon on the premises for hairstyling, makeup and general pampering.

3. Where are you located?

Harvard Square, One Bennett Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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

We recommend securing a date with us as soon as possible, as our event space is in high demand.

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

Remember to soak in the moment. Your wedding day can be stressful at times, but it is important for both you and your partner to really enjoy the day. Take it all in and remember to look around at everyone who is able to share the day as it may be one of the only times all of the people you love are in the same room.

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: The Charles Hotel

Vendor Spotlight is on The Charles Hotel; a timeless, full-service hotel located in Harvard Square in the heart of Cambridge, Ma. 1. How did your business come to be? The Charles Hotel opened for business in 1985. Over the past 30 years, The Charles Hotel has welcomed celebrities, scholars, moguls, artists, philanthropists, politicians, opinion-makers and […]

Floral Fantasy — Styled Shoot

Staying true to their aesthetic, the team at Flowers By Semia created a wild floral fantasy that evoked romance in an industrial setting.

Architecture and saturated color were their musings. “We wanted to play with an unexpected, saturated palette while staying true to the fiery tones inherent to the autumn landscape,” Semia Dunne of Flowers By Semia described. Deep fuchsia blooms and golden yellow ferns came together to form a beautifully untamed bouquet that rivaled the drama of the navy lace ball gown worn by the model. Beside her, an edgy metallic gown printed with teal and crimson velvet flowers was paired with a more textural bouquet of porcelain berry, yellow orchids, and other foraged flora. In the courtyard, a metal staircase overgrown with passion vines provided a natural canvas for a grand floral installation. Vibrant pink garden roses, golden ferns, burning bush, rusty rosehip branches, and bittersweet vines were added to the staircase creating the perfect setting for a passionate love story. The final chapter was an antique wooden farm table draped with smoky blue linen and decorated with copper tableware and an earthy centerpiece of aqua and mustered yellow flora.

“We love to design with nature in mind… to emphasize the natural movement integral to each bloom and vine, so we did it on a grand scale and chose a refreshingly bright palette for fall,” states Semia Dunne.

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Floral Fantasy — Styled Shoot

Staying true to their aesthetic, the team at Flowers By Semia created a wild floral fantasy that evoked romance in an industrial setting. Architecture and saturated color were their musings. “We wanted to play with an unexpected, saturated palette while staying true to the fiery tones inherent to the autumn landscape,” Semia Dunne of Flowers […]

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