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Stormy Grey & Blue – Color Theory

There is a distinct beauty in stormy weather and the colors that emerge are nothing short of spectacular.

Rachael Sirois of Farrissey Floral Design drew inspiration from the surrounding sea views and rich whaling history of The New Bedford Whaling Museum to create the perfect setting for a wedding in the newly opened Harbor View Gallery. A solid wood table was decorated with glass pedestals overflowing with white peonies and greenery which were made to look as if they were blowing in the ocean breeze. “No detail went uninspired. Our use of glass elements throughout the tablescape gave a nod to the local history and glass museum around the corner. We especially loved the Del’s Lemonade cupcakes made by Russell Morin Catering and Events. This wedding shoot was inspired not only by the colors of stormy seas, but by the rich culture of New Bedford and the timeless romance evoked by the local history,” Rachael described.

 

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Stormy Grey & Blue – Color Theory

There is a distinct beauty in stormy weather and the colors that emerge are nothing short of spectacular. Rachael Sirois of Farrissey Floral Design drew inspiration from the surrounding sea views and rich whaling history of The New Bedford Whaling Museum to create the perfect setting for a wedding in the newly opened Harbor View […]

Vendor Spotlight On: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Vendor Spotlight is on the New Bedford Whaling Museum; this historical museum was recently renovated to include a beautiful event space with dramatic windows overlooking the water.

1 How did your business come to be?

Founded in 1903, the New Bedford Whaling Museum encourages visitors to discover the underwater world of whales, the dramatic history of whaling and its impact, and the maritime history of Southcoast Massachusetts. As an event space, this historic setting allows you to depart from traditional venues and give your guests an experience they’ll never forget. Nestled among 18th and 19th century homes and cobblestone streets, with unparalleled harbor views, the Museum is a distinctive venue for intimate gatherings, business meetings and large celebrations. Your guests will enjoy beautiful galleries, event spaces, and full-service catering by Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events.

2. What services do you offer?

The Whaling Museum has an exclusive relationship with Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events, a full-service caterer. Russ and his team have access to all the resources needed to run your event seamlessly. Russ creates unique menus and proposals for each client, so your one-of-a-kind event reflects your style and tastes. His professional staff can assist with a ceremony, provide experienced service personnel, a “day-of” coordinator, and all the essential items and special accessories needed to ensure your event unfolds smoothly. We have seven event spaces, large and intimate, but our most popular wedding spaces are Harbor View Gallery, Bourne Building (home to the Lagoda ship model – largest in the world), Cook memorial Theater, and outside on the Museum’s plaza.

3. Where are you located?

The Whaling Museum is located within the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park at 18 Johnny Cake Hill. We are across the street from the historic Mariners’ Home and Seamen’s Bethel, made famous in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and operated by the New Bedford Port Society. The Museum collaborates with the Seamen’s Bethel to recommend that space for wedding ceremonies.  The contact information to book the Bethel for a ceremony is manager@nullportsociety.org  or 508 992-3295.

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

Clients are booking about one year out from their wedding day. It is always great to get a jump start on planning by selecting a date as soon as possible. Saturday rentals are the first ones to go and tend to book up quickly.

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

Have fun with the planning! The process goes in a blink of an eye. You’ll enjoy the journey if you work with someone who can help with the details. The Planning Coordinator provided by Morin’s at the Museum takes your stress away by helping with the process of menu selections, rentals, and coordinating the day-of, so you will have nothing else to do but have fun!

Molly Lo Photography

Molly Lo Photography

Molly Lo Photography

Molly Lo Photography

 

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Vendor Spotlight is on the New Bedford Whaling Museum; this historical museum was recently renovated to include a beautiful event space with dramatic windows overlooking the water. 1 How did your business come to be? Founded in 1903, the New Bedford Whaling Museum encourages visitors to discover the underwater world of whales, the dramatic history […]

Ballet Pink & Glamorous Gold – Color Theory

Soft pink blossoms and shimmering gold accents created a romantic ambiance in the timelessly elegant ballroom at the Providence Biltmore hotel in Providence.

Channeling her inner Audrey Hepburn, Stephanie imagined a classic summer wedding that she could look back on in fifty years and still love her gown, flowers, and décor. “When we first visited the Providence Biltmore hotel, we knew instantly that we wanted to have our reception in the Grand Ballroom. The beauty of the ballroom speaks for itself and we knew we would be able to create a classic, timeless ambiance for our wedding,” Stephanie raved. Shimmery gold linen covered every table complimenting the gilded architecture of the Grand Ballroom. Blush and cream roses romanced the room with their light summery scent. The day was perfect and its enduring style will be remembered for years to come.

 

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Ballet Pink & Glamorous Gold – Color Theory

Soft pink blossoms and shimmering gold accents created a romantic ambiance in the timelessly elegant ballroom at the Providence Biltmore hotel in Providence. Channeling her inner Audrey Hepburn, Stephanie imagined a classic summer wedding that she could look back on in fifty years and still love her gown, flowers, and décor. “When we first visited […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Providence Biltmore

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on the Providence Biltmore; an icon in downtown Providence, RI. Learn all about what this historic hotel has to offer.

How did your business come to be?

The Providence Biltmore opened its doors in 1922 as a 600 room hotel.  The unique V-shape design was created by NY architects Warren and Whitmore, who also designed NYC Grand Central Station.

Today the hotel features 294 guest rooms with two gorgeous ballrooms, unique L’Apogee function space, a full-service Spa, Starbucks coffee shop in lobby, and McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant with a combined total of over 18,000 square feet of function space.

Where are you located?

Our central location in downcity Providence affords guests with ease in walking to many locations in Providence || 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

We are booking weddings up to 2 years in advance of wedding date.

What is one piece of advice you always give to the bride?

I recommend a bride and/or groom set an appointment with venue for a personal tour and to personally meet with the person(s) who will be working with you along the way up to the wedding day.  The personal connection you achieve with your contact at a venue is very important to the success of your wedding!

Photography: Melissa Stimpson

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Vendor Spotlight On: Providence Biltmore

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on the Providence Biltmore; an icon in downtown Providence, RI. Learn all about what this historic hotel has to offer. How did your business come to be? The Providence Biltmore opened its doors in 1922 as a 600 room hotel.  The unique V-shape design was created by NY architects Warren […]

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