Showing posts with label boston wedding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boston wedding. Show all posts

Van & Chris l The Villa at Ridder Country Club


On Saturday, September 1st 2012, I had the honor of coordinating Van and Chris' gorgeous wedding day. The beautiful, Bride got ready with her bridesmaids at her sister's house in Canton with hair and make up done by the ladies of From Hair To Eternity. Van looked unbelievably stunning in her wedding dress and her veil was extremely long and the most beautiful I've ever seen. Van and Chris had their "first look" in Canton followed by the ceremony at St. Bernadette's Church in Randolph, MA. Some of my personal favorites, Geneve Rege Photography and videography by Brighter Lights Media were on site to capture the entire wedding day. After the ceremony, Classic Limousines of New England took the bridal party back to the bride's father's house in Milton to rest up before taking off to Whitman Park for more pictures.

The reception took place at The Villa in East Bridgewater and the staff at this venue are just incredible to work with. The cocktail hour took place on the grounds of The Villa near the gazebo and the reception was inside the tent. The lovely ladies at Beach Plum Floral and Event did a wonderful job with the floral arrangements creating two very different type of look for the tables; violet hydrangeas with delphinium flowers in tall vases and a single cymbidium orchid filled with rocks on the bottom in a smaller vase and all were surrounded by candles with mercury candle holders crafted by the bride herself! One of my favorites from the wedding was the insanely beautiful wedding cake from Konditor Meister which had five layers with nude and peach toned flower fondants surrounding the entire cake.

Van and Chris' wedding was so much fun and their friends and families sure knew how to have a good time! DJ Derek of Groove Entertainment did a wonderful job getting the crowd pumped and the dance floor was packed all night. Guests also got to enjoy a "fun booth" created by the couple's friend, Casper of Inception Fotos. Towards the end of the evening, guests were surprised with a late night snack of mini sliders and french fries served in a very stylish way, in a enormous wok!




Van and Chris, thank you so much for allowing me to take part in your wedding day. I wish you both lots of love and happiness in your future together.
Sweet Planning!

Russell & Joel's Turner Hill Mansion Wedding


On Saturday, January 14th, I was the Day-of Coordinator for Russell and Joel’s perfect winter wedding held at the Turner Hill Mansion in Ipswich, MA. I was excited to coordinate this wedding for several reasons; it was my first wedding of 2012, the weather was absolute perfection and Russell and Joel were Lemon Drop Team’s first same-sex clients

The day started with Russell and Joel getting ready at the Chamber Room and the super talented, Shang of Shang Chen Photography was there to capture the moments. I love working with Shang because she’s so gifted and just a genuine human being. Shang took R+J around the mansion for some one on one photos and the bridal party and families joined afterward. Turner Hill is one of my favorite venues to coordinate because the mansion has so much character. Also, Carol the Director of Sales & Event at Turner Hill and the staff are just superb to work with. 

The ceremony took place in the Alabaster Room and the entire room was filled with love for these two people. Musician, Thomas Wible and his team provided the ceremony and cocktail hour music. My favorite part of the ceremony was when Russell’s sister, Katherine did a reading from the book,  The Velveteen Rabbit . Joel and Russell chose this reading because it was one Russell’s father’s favorite book and sadly he's no longer with us.
After the ceremony, Russell and Joel were left alone for a private moment in the Chamber Room with just the two of them. No photographers, no family just R+J. Meanwhile, guests were invited to the library for cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres catered by Vinwood Caters. A photo booth provided by Shutter Booth was also available for guests to enjoy.
When it came time for the reception, guests were escorted into the Grand Ballroom. Flowers by Darlene provided the gorgeous winter red and white centerpieces and Jenny’s Wedding Cakes created the four layer wedding cake that was to die for. Customized bobble heads of Russell and Joel were used as the cake topper and I loved the idea. After dinner, guests danced the night away with music played by DJ Mike of MCO Productions.
For the guest favors, Russell and Joel hired me to create a custom candy station with some of their favorite childhood candies. Russell’s favorite candy was the Giant Lemon Heads while Joel preferred the Gummy Worms Yuling Designs created the tags for the sweet table and they turned out perfect! Yuling really captured the  old fashion candy  vision I had for R + J.
Russell and Joel, it was such a pleasure to have met the both of you. I wish you nothing but happiness and you guys are truly amazing together. Also, a big thanks to my assistant, Allie.
Sweet Planning!

Valentine's Day Inspirational Style Shoot


Photographer, Nichole Chan, and I met through a mutual friend a couple month ago.  My first impression of her was that I instantly liked her! She has so much passion for photography and can capture some killer photographs. Over the past weekend, we teamed up with a few other incredible Boston vendors to create a Valentine's Day style shoot.  Here's a sneak peak of what we created for our lovely readers. Special thanks to our awesome vendors who were involved. You ladies have been so fanstastic to work with!

Event & Style Coordinator- Lemon Drop Team
Photographer- Nicole Chan Photography
Floral Design- Bumble Bee Landing
Favors- Sweet Lydia's
Invitations- The Social Secretaries
Cigar Station- Boston Cigar Factory

Happy Chinese New Year!


I would like to wish those who celebrate a very joyful and prosperous new year! Chinese New Year (often called Chinese Lunar New Year) falls on a different date each year and it's a 15 day celebration involving; fire crackers to scare away all evil spirits, handing out red envelopes "leisee" with money inside intended for lucky money and giving oranges and tangerines to families and friends as it symbolizes wealth and good fortune. One of my happiest childhood memories of Chinese New Year is watching my mother listen to her Chinese music and putting together a feast serving dishes that includes "the five blessings of the new year” for our family to enjoy.

The dates chosen for Chinese new Year are based on the lunar calendar and every year has its own corresponding animal from the Chinese zodiac, a cycle of 12 animals. 2011 is the year of the rabbit, which means this year is all about you and me since I'm a rabbit also! :) Your zodiac sign is the rabbit if you were born in the following years: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023. Gong Hay Fat Choy!

Photo by International Examiner

Sweet Planning!

4 Perfect 'Bar' To End The Evening


There's something about a candy bar decorated with your desired childhood candies that makes a wedding reception that much sweeter and more wedding couples are incorporating it into their big day. They're playful and wonderful for your guests to interact with one another and adding a few personal touches or choosing your favorite color design can make your station look off the charts! The candy bar trend will only get more in style through the years and they’re certainly here to stay in 2011. Another fabulous trend to wow your guests is to select a different type of bar, whether it’s a cigar or brandy station to surprise your groom or a chocolate dessert bar for the sweet tooth lovers. Below are some of my favorite bars to reveal at the end of the night that will have your guest talking about your wedding day for years to come!

1. The Coffee Bars:  What a great treat for your guests to personalize their own beverages. For the table, you can incorporate different types of coffee flavors and serve it with multiple toppings including; whipped cream, peppermint sticks, shaved chocolate or even sprinkles! If you have a larger budget, hire a mobile coffee bar serving your guests cappuccino's, hot chocolates or even smoothies. Now that's one of a kind!

2. Old Fashion Soda Bars: What is there not to love! Soda Bars can add a playful touch to any wedding reception. Arrange the soda bottles by colors or even flavors and have your guest choose their favorites. Attach a straw with a charming personalized tag on each bottle and they can be given out as wedding favors.  

3. Popcorn Bars: If you and your sweetheart are popcorn fanatics, this bar would be a perfect compliment to your wedding. Set up different flavors of popcorn; from caramel to chedder cheese in large jars with personalize ribbons and tags to add a cute touch. Your guest will definetly have a popping evening!

4. Mash Potato Bars: Different? Absolutely. Mash Potato is such a comfort food to serve up to your guests at a wedding after a long night of dancing. Serve the single scoop of mash potato in martini glasses and have a buffet of toppings for your guest to choose from. Have fun with your toppings; whether it's butter, chives, cheese or try something more daring, horseradish, lobster or even guacamole.

Photo by Must Love

There are countless ideas to choose from. Be creative when selecting a bar at your wedding reception. A great way to narrow down your options when choosing a station is finding one that fits your wedding theme. If you’re having an elegant black tie affair, you might want to stay away from a taco stand.

Sweet Planning!

Susan & Moses' Brunch Reception Wedding l Part 2 of 2


Happy Wednesday LDT readers! If you haven't read Susan and Moses' (SuMo) Wedding Part 1 , take a glance because you'll find some helpful Do-It-Yourself ideas! On the beautiful sunny yet windy morning of May 15, 2010, Diane and I were the day-of coordinators for SuMo’s aqua and red affair. The gorgeous, bride wore a stunning, strapless, mermaid dress with a sweetheart neckline by Allure and held a all white bouquet made of Hydrangeas, Ranunculus and Freesia. Dana Tran, from Bumble Bee Landing , created all the flowers for the entire wedding party. I would highly recommend her because she’s absolutely fabulous.

The ceremony was held outdoors with the back drop of Boston at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel and the brunch reception was at Rocca Kitchen and Bar . The last stop of the night was at Hai Le Moon restaurant in Chinatown. The very talented photographer,   Joshua Behan , captured every moment brilliantly!

SuMo decided on a brunch reception because they wanted an atmosphere that was intimate, fun and budget friendly. The wedding was most definitely one of a kind. Some of the many highlights of the brunch were the three different flavors of Bellini's: Mimosa, Pear, and Blood Orange.  The delicious hor' dourves were prepared by Chef Tiffani Faison, who appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 1! The photo-booth with fun props and six different types of cake were from  Dessert Works in Norwood. My most favorite moment of this wedding was when Susan sang Moses a song which was a total surprise to him and the guests.

All the vendors we worked with were phenomenal. A special thanks to Diane for assisting me.

Susan and Moses, I love you both and thank you for allowing me to take part of your wedding. I can see the love you have for one another.  It's simply pure, kind, and incredible.

The wedding of SuMo was also featured in one of my favorite blogs, La Belle Bride .

Sweet Planning!