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Lisa & Will l Hei La Moon Reception


On June 9th 2012, I had the pleasure of being Lisa and Will's Day-of Coordinator for their beautiful wedding held in Boston. Our bride, Lisa and her bridesmaids started the day bright and early with hair and make up done by the fabulous ladies at From Hair To Eternity. Lisa was one of the calmest brides I've encountered. She was always smiling and having such a moment with her bridesmaids. I hope one day when I get marry, I'll be just as relaxed as Lisa! :)

The couple began the wedding day with a traditional tea ceremony performed at both parent's home in Milton and Malden, MA. Afterwards, we headed to The State Room in Boston for the actually ceremony. The State Room has the most gorgeous skyline of the city and Lisa and Will made such a wonderful choice choosing this venue. Dana of Bumble Bee Landing designed the soft palette floral arrangements and Photographer, Glen of DMPJ Photography captured the day perfectly. Maria from New England Conservatory played the harpist for the ceremony as well as the cocktail hour and the bride's little cousins from Canada performed a special piece dedicated to the bride and groom. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour on the mezzanine level.

There were few hours in between before the reception so the entire bridal party took advantage of the gorgeous city for more photographs. My assistants and I headed to Hei La Moon in Chinatown to start setting up for the banquet. The escort cards were heart shaped and individually folded by the couple themselves. They turned out so pretty but can you imagine how much time it took? By the way, there were over 300 guests at the reception! As for the centerpieces, they were orchid plants attached with a different picture of Lisa and Will holding numbers used as table numbers.
Konditor Meister based in Braintree did a great job with the wedding cake design and DJ Nick of Beat Train Productions was terrific and really got the crowd going the entire night. Guests also enjoyed the photo booth station put together by the bride's brother, David. Towards the end the evening, our wonderful friends at  Brighter Lights Media shared a same day edit video on a large screen of Lisa and Will's wedding day and there was not a dry eye in the room!

Lisa and Will, thank you so much for allowing us to take part of your special day and trusting us with one of the most important day of your lives. Special thanks to my wonderful assistants, Alecia and Phil.
Sweet Planning!

Liznay & Norberto l Wish Upon A Wedding


When you meet a Bride as gorgeous as Liznay inside and out, you are one lucky coordinator! I first met Liznay and Norberto through Wish Upon A Wedding, an organization granting wishes for couples facing terminal illness. Liznay was 31 years old and diagnosed with the horrible disease, cervical cancer and it had spread through out her lungs and thighs. Norberto and Liznay were childhood sweethearts and he was by Liznay's side every step of the way through treatments and all. On June 6th 2012, with the help of a wonderful organization and many amazing Boston vendors, Liznay and Norberto were given their dream wedding held at The Villa at Ridder Country Club in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Wedding Coordinator Lemon Drop Team
Linens & Rentals Rentals Unlimited
Bridal Hair & Makeup From Hair to Eternity
Photography Alternate Angles
Entertainment and Lighting Entertainment Specialists
Floral Designed Land Escapes
Videography  Nathan Suher, Filmmaker
Wedding Gown Isabella Bridal
Ceremony Items Wedding Star
Wish Upon a Wedding Handkerchief  Lil Inspirations
Wedding Bridal Jewelry  Tejani Jewelry

With sadness, on July 12th 2012, a little over a month after the wedding, Liznay lost her battle to cancer at her Taunton home. There are no words to describe this tragedy, but remembering Liznay's smile on her wedding gives me some comfort we all have done a remarkable job putting together this wedding. Liznay, rest peacefully, we'll miss your kind soul and that beautiful smile.
Sweet Planning!

I Do to the SPA


I bet there isn’t a Bride out there who isn’t a fan of spas. Being pampered before walking down the Aisle to say “I Do” is perfect for reviving your body and allowing your mind to get away from all the stress and chaotic details of your wedding. Spas can be costly but I’m sure you would all agree with me that it’s well worth the money to feel renewed! I’ve been to many spas but one particular place that I recommend to all Brides is Lotus Mind + Body Spa in Needham, MA. Owner, Catherine Harris, opened her luxury spa in July 2007 after leaving her career as an analyst for a banking firm to pursue her dreams. The Zen-like environment and superb service will without a doubt get you coming back for more. Other ways to take advantage of this  therapeutic treatment is by throwing a spa party for a bridal shower or for a more laid back and intimate bachelorette party; a day of pampering would be perfect too!

Front Entrance

Some of the wonderful amenities at Lotus are the changing rooms, robes, soaking your feet in the wading pool and enjoying a complimentary fruit platter.  The price ranges from $50 for a 30-minute massage or facial to $140 for a 90-minutes Javanese Mandi Lular , a royal treatment for the bride and grooms-to-be, starting with a massage, followed by an exfoliation and a refreshing shower and ending with an application of aromatic flower lotion.


Locker Room

Couple of weekends ago, my girlfriends and I got together for a spa date at Lotus . We spent half of our Saturday getting pampered and we enjoyed every minute of it!! When we first arrived there, we were greeted by the spa attendant who gave us a form to fill out. Basically, the questions on the form were to see if we've gotten facials or massages pre- Lotus so that they could match us to a specialist that fit our needs. After we changed in our robes and slippers, we were escorted to a private Zen room where we soaked our feet in the wading pool where  owner, Catherine was so sweet enough to have mimosas and fruit platter waiting for us. It was my girlfriend, Jane's birthday, so the mimosas were a special treat.

My esthetician, Vyvy, who did my facial, was fantastic and knew so much about the products that she was using on me. She taught me about my skin type and not once was Vyvy aggressive or pushy about asking me to purchase products from the spa (I hate when that happens), but informed me what type of products would work similar if I had purchased them at a drug store. My spa experience with my girlfriends was truly marvelous! I treated myself to a facial, sipped on mimosas, and the entire staff was great. Best of all, I got to catch up with my girlfriends who I haven't seen in forever. The only thing my girlfriends and I regret was that we waited so long for our day of pampering. 

For the Brides who are getting married, I have a few suggestions:

1- If you have never gotten a facial before or don’t go on a regularly basis, make sure you get it at least a month before. Your skin could get a reaction, cause breakouts, or even redness. Brides-to-be that have been getting regular facials, a week before the big day would be just fine.

2- I wouldn’t recommend brides to get a massage the day before because you'll be too stressed and then you won't get to enjoy it. Go the week before. Enjoy it, after planning your wedding, girl, you deserve it!

3- A couple’s massage is a fantastic treat for the two of you to reconnect and enjoy the moment together. It's also a great present for his birthday, Christmas present, or even just because I love you gift.

Waiting Room
One of the many facial rooms
Vichy shower and soaking tub
Soaking Tub

Catherine launched the premium membership on radio at 96.9 WTKK's Jim and Margery Show for a one year prepaid membership at Lotus Mind + Body Spa for $150 per person or $200 for 2 people, which includes 40% off EVERYTHING; services, products and even gift cards!

But for our special readers, mention Linda from LDT , and you'll get the membership for $100 and $150 for 2 people! That's $48 for a 60 minute facial or massage! Get as much gift cards as you would like. Especially since Christmas is around the corner! Visit   Lotus Mind + Body Spa in Needham, MA, and get your membership today. I promise you, you'll thank me afterwards.

Promotions valid until December 31st 2010.

Sweet Planning!