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Vendor Spotlight On: Marc Hall Design

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Marc Hall Design; known for their dramatically beautiful floral sculptures, installations, and creations.

1. How did your business come to be?

As I was contemplating my tenure as creative director of Winston flowers, I wanted to experience more creatively than the brand would allow and after resigning in November of 2010, I contemplated my options…

Some clients I had worked with during my time there and others that I had been producing work for prior to my position for the Winston brothers reached out with out-of-the-box projects. Some were garden design projects, others interior design projects and staging along with a couple of corporate and wedding inquiries. I decided to look for an office of sorts after 3 months of accepting the jobs and actively working on them. I needed and wanted to get out of my loft where I live to add more structure to my work. I registered my business name, Marc Hall Design, because I wanted to continue to pursue design projects and challenges that were outside the realm of events albeit I do love the event industry.

I first searched for a design house that could produce my flowers for me, but I felt there wasn’t a qualified floral company that existed who understood my approach. By default, I began importing my own flowers and developing relationships with domestic growers along with supplementing product with local brokers at flower exchange here in Boston.

I eventually found an abandoned space within an old turn-of-the-last-century mill — we actually brought daylight into the space for the first time since the 40’s!

2. What are the services you offer?

Marc Hall Design is a diverse design firm that offers concierge services to clients looking to enhance their lives with a celebration of one of life’s moments (invitations, decor, florals, furniture rentals, lighting design plans, stages, dance floors, tents CAD drawings, site visits, complementary prototype meetings, designing gardens, outdoor living spaces, accessorizing interiors and projects of the like.

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

We are located in the historical district of the south end neighborhood. We can travel and have traveled globally to provide product and our services to a dichotomous client.

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

For event design work we recommend 6 months to a year in advance and I would have to recommend if you’re planning an event in high season, that you even call on us 2 years in advance.

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

I don’t just give them one piece — I offer the whole pie! In a way I’m being facetious, but honestly, we are so thorough with providing our perspective and engaging the client with a high quality of knowledge, inspiration and experience. Trust and respect for the design team you are considering to work with are paramount and we always encourage our clients to be forthcoming with their financial goals. It is so important to us to learn this from the start so that every meeting is productive and that we are presenting ideas and concepts that are within their means.  In my opinion a huge injustice is done when the design team here cannot extract that number from a client prior to releasing an estimate and we end up presenting ideas that are lovely and exciting, but totally beyond their ceiling.

Photography: David Murray Weddings

Photography: David Murray Weddings

Photography: Clark Walker

Photography: Corinna Raznikov

Photography: Corinna Raznikov

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Marc Hall Design

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Marc Hall Design; known for their dramatically beautiful floral sculptures, installations, and creations. 1. How did your business come to be? As I was contemplating my tenure as creative director of Winston flowers, I wanted to experience more creatively than the brand would allow and after resigning in November […]

Vendor Spotlight On: ProvidenceG

Vendor Spotlight is on the ProvidenceG; boasting a modern all-white ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop terrace, and a pub equipped with game tables and comfort food, ProvidenceG is an epicenter of entertainment.

1. How did you business come to be?

Located in the heart of downtown Providence, The ProvidenceG is a new development of the city’s most iconic historic buildings, housing luxury apartment rentals, restaurants, and an event facility plus exceptional amenities and services. The Ballroom at ProvidenceG is one of the city’s newest luxury event spaces. Historically known as the lobby of Providence Gas Company, built in 1920, the ballroom boasts many of its original architectural details.

2. What are the services you offer?

Adorned with the original marble floors, crystal chandeliers, crisp white walls and intricate Greek key molding, our Ballroom’s simple yet elegant décor is an ideal setting for weddings, social gatherings, birthday soirees, or corporate events. Any color, texture, style, or preference is easily accommodated, allowing you the freedom to bring your own unique vision to life. One of my favorite aspects of our Ballroom is that, unlike many reception venues, we allow our clients to bring in a caterer of their choice, which gives them great flexibility in the type and style of cuisine they can offer their guests. A lot of places require a minimum spend, or make you choose from a list of pre-packaged menus. Here at the G we believe you should be able to tailor your wedding to your own tastes and budget, creating a completely customized event that is truly yours! You also have the ability to tie in our beautiful Rooftop at the ProvidenceG for a private ceremony or cocktail hour, and end the evening downstairs in our GPub for an after party complete with billiards, shuffle board, air hockey, or karaoke. We offer everything you could want for a perfect wedding celebration, all in one convenient location.

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

We are located in the heart of Downtown Providence at 100 Dorrance Street, perfectly situated with many hotels within walking distance

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

Many of our clients will book over a year in advance, which has always been the norm within the wedding industry, however we are starting to see a bit of a trend towards shorter engagements. It isn’t unheard of for couples to be looking to book a venue within six months or less, and there are some perks to this as well. Oftentimes reception venues will offer discounted rates if they have unsold dates within this shorter time frame, and many other wedding vendors may negotiate on their pricing if they aren’t booked yet. Also, when couples have less time to change their minds or scroll through Pinterest getting different ideas, they tend to be less prone to spend money on things they don’t need. So while it might not be for the faint of heart, if you are flexible on your date and aren’t set on certain vendors, then a short engagement could give you the ability to have your dream wedding at a fraction of the price!

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

The big day goes by so quickly, don’t forget to take a moment to step back and take it all in. Brides often spend so much time planning that it can be very easy to get lost in all of the little details and miss out on the bigger picture. This day is really about the two of you, joining as one, surrounded by the love and support of your closest family and friends. Choose a team of wedding vendors that you feel you can trust to execute your vision, so that you can relax and enjoy the party!

Keri Blair Photography

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: ProvidenceG

Vendor Spotlight is on the ProvidenceG; boasting a modern all-white ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop terrace, and a pub equipped with game tables and comfort food, ProvidenceG is an epicenter of entertainment. 1. How did you business come to be? Located in the heart of downtown Providence, The ProvidenceG is a new development of […]

Ocean Elegance – Quintessential NE Style

Ocean elegance; classic style inspired by New England’s most quintessential backdrop where natural beauty meets sweet serenity.

1. Iconic crab cake with lemon herb aioli is a specialty of Pepper’s Artful Events. Photography by The Imagery Studio.

2. Soft blue printed linens from Be Our Guest compliment the creamy white floral arrangement by Lilacs Photographed by Alicia Petitti.

3. Custom-designed event map by Sharon Morgera navigates guests to their destination in a fun and nautical way. Photographed by Erin McGinn.

4. Trendy two-piece bridal gown by Made with Love is perfect for a wedding on the beach. Available at The White Dress By The Shore.

5. Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Rolex in platinum features an ocean blue face. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

6. The talented duo at MStudios captures true love against a breathtaking ocean backdrop.

7. Summery Jenny Yoo printed bridesmaid gown is reminiscent of ocean waves. Available at The White Dress By The Shore.

8. Handmade ceramic pesce bowls from Giardini Di Sole will add a touch of nautical whimsy to your dinner table.

9. Succulent seafood medley is the ultimate summer dish. Crafted by Forks & Fingers. Photographed by Manny Vargas.

10. A sandy gray and blue ombre invitation suite by Paper Perfectionist sets the tone for a seaside soiree.

11. Chiffon ruffles move like the ocean on the skirt of this Alvina Valenta wedding gown. Available at A Little Something White.

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Ocean Elegance – Quintessential NE Style

Ocean elegance; classic style inspired by New England’s most quintessential backdrop where natural beauty meets sweet serenity. 1. Iconic crab cake with lemon herb aioli is a specialty of Pepper’s Artful Events. Photography by The Imagery Studio. 2. Soft blue printed linens from Be Our Guest compliment the creamy white floral arrangement by Lilacs Photographed […]

Savory Dishes

Blackstone Caterers prepared an array of savory dishes for our photo shoot at Glen Manor that is certain to make your mouth water! And cake… who can forget the part of the meal that everyone saves room for? Something Different Cake Couture designed the perfect cake incorporating the chinoiserie pattern that was found on the chinaware, bar chandelier, and invitation suite. The mahogany bar was stocked with masculine libations such as whiskey and gin; each with with their own custom cocktail. Our favorite was the Just Married Julep!

If you didn’t check out Monday’s post defining all the design details of the photo shoot, click HERE.

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First course of pumpkin bisque with foraged mushrooms and roasted pepitas and lamb lollipops were truly scrumptious.

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Followed by a succulent seared filet mignon, acorn squash puree, roasted brussels sprouts, and lardoons.

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Last, but not least CAKE; accompanied by mini cupcakes with the couples initials.

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Savory Dishes

Blackstone Caterers prepared an array of savory dishes for our photo shoot at Glen Manor that is certain to make your mouth water! And cake… who can forget the part of the meal that everyone saves room for? Something Different Cake Couture designed the perfect cake incorporating the chinoiserie pattern that was found on the […]

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