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Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Wedding already happened! But wanted to share this anyway because some of my vendors are amazing!

  • Wedding Date:03/27/2010
  • Location: Our Lady of the Assumption, Marshfield, MA
  • Number of guests: 109
  • Reception Venue: Clarion Nantasket Beach Resort/Hotel
  • Caterer: Raffael’s at Clarion Nantasket Beach
  • Photographer: Nabil Kapasi http://www.timelesslens.com (amazing!)
  • Videographer: N/A
  • Cake: Veronica’s Sweetcakes (cake only, DIY decorations)
  • DJ/Music: Gerard Hardiman http://www.djgerard.com  (so much fun!)
  • Florist: Pam Roberts http://www.designsbylainie.com (perfections!)
  • Stationery: DIY everything ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Officiant: Rev. Mark Ballard
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Church musician for ceremony, same DJ for cocktail
  • Hair: Tammy from Adamo day spa http://www.adamodayspa.com
  • Makeup Linda from Adamo day spa
  • Dress: Davids bridal with major reconstruction/alterations by Lourdes Gagnon (awesome!)
  • Bridesmaids: Whatever they wanted ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Rehearsal Dinner: FIL-s house
  • Any Other Vendors:
  • Post # 48
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    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Update-we are doing our rehearsal dinner at the Beacon Grille in Woburn.  Their food is awesome!

    Post # 49
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    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010
  • Wedding Date: August 29, 2010
  • Location: Gloucester, MA
  • Number of guests: 55-60
  • Reception Venue: Oceanview Inn & Resort
  • Caterer: n/a (food is part of the venue package)
  • Photographer: Karen Goldstein of Blush Photo http://www.blushweddingfilms.com/
  • Videographer: N/A
  • Cake: Nikos Cakes (Salem, MA)
  • DJ/Music: DJ Zati http://www.djzatiproductions.com/MEET_THE_DJ.html
  • Florist: Costco and Fiftyflowers.com
  • Stationery: Invitations & Co. http://www.bestinvite.com/bestinvite/home.html
  • Officiant: Patrick Gecoya http://justicepatrick.com/1.html
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: DJ Zati
  • Hair: Frances Ray Jules Salon
  • Makeup: Benefit make-up artist from Macys
  • Dress:  Bella Sera Bridal
  • Bridesmaids: Only a Maid/Matron of Honor: TBD
  • Rehearsal Dinner: My parents’ house
  • Any Other Vendors:
  • Post # 50
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Here are mine!

    • Wedding Date: 5.30.2010
    • Location: Wellesley, MA
    • Number of guests: 150
    • Reception Venue: Wellesley College Club
    • Caterer: Wellesley College Club
    • Photographer: Khanna Photography (based in DC).  Kyra and G were a pleasure to work with!
    • Cake: Cakes to Remember (delicious and beautiful) + Whole Foods Market for sheet cake (also delicious, and affordable)
    • DJ/Music:Band – Boston Common Band (AWESOME.  I can elaborate if anyone is interested.)
    • Florist: Whole Foods Market (Fresh Pond).  The flowers were beautiful and the price was about half what other florists in the area quoted me.
    • Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas – really pretty and a great price.
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Boston String Ensemble (ceremony) – very nice and easy to work with
    • Hair: Gina and Maria from Pure.  Really fun and easy to work with, and the girls all looked great!
    • Makeup: Gina from Pure
    • Dress: Sassi Holford
    • Bridesmaids: J Crew
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Bacco – in the North End – highly recommend them!  The food was delicious, the space was great for 45 people, and everyone at Bacco was very nice.
    • Day of Wedding Coordinator: Emilie from Pink Orchid Weddings – I don’t know what we would have done without Emilie!  She made the day go smoothly and spent a lot of time in advance helping us be ready.
    • Transportation: Local Motion of Boston – they were good.
    • Transportation: PlanetTran – we used PlanetTran for a bunch of the smaller wedding transportation needs and they were great.  On time, nice vehicles, no problems.
    • Nails: MiniLuxe – we went to the Newbury Street location and it was perfect.  Plenty of space, really nice staff, gorgeous nails.
    • Hotels: Onyx Hotel – they were great all around.
    • Hotels: Bullfinch Hotel – lots of problems here.  They didn’t pass out our welcome bags despite repeated requests/promises, some of the welcome bags later disappeared, they had a major plumbing issue so some of our guests had to take bucket bath showers, they overbooked and sent one of our guests to another hotel, one room was very dirty, etc.  They were nice, but too many other issues.
    • Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse.  A solid choice – they were nice and affordable.
    • Tent: JG Willis Tents – the tent was great and all around it was a good experience. Keith was my contact. 617.527.0037.
    • Chairs & linens: Peterson Party Center – great to work with. No complaints.  

      (781) 729-4000

    • Dance class: Liz at Out to Dance.  She gave us a great lesson!
    • Dress Alterations: Emilia at Emilia’s Creations in Lexington.  

      781.863.8258

    Post # 51
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    • Wedding Date: 04/09/11
    • Location: St. Anthony’s Church, Revere
    • Number of guests: ~150
    • Reception Venue: Oceanview, Nahant
    • Caterer: Oceanview
    • Photographer:  ???, but FI’s uncle has connections
    • Videographer:  ???
    • Cake: D’Amicis Bakery, Lynn
    • DJ/Music:  ???
    • Florist:  Probably Whole Foods
    • Stationery: Either Michael’s or possibly magnet street
    • Officiant: Deacon at St. Anthony’s
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: ???
    • Hair: Any hair and make-up recommendation is appreciated. I’m fair skinned and don’t look like a girl from Reveah
    • Makeup
    • Dress: David’s Bridal
    • Bridesmaids:  ???
    • Rehearsal Dinner: ???
    • Save the Dates: Magnet Street

    Post # 52
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    • Wedding Date: 9/03/2011
    • Location: St. Michaels Church, Lowell Ma
    • Number of guests: approx 250
    • Reception Venue: Westford Regency, Westford, MA (We met at a wedding here!) http://www.westfordregency.com
    • Caterer: Westford Regency 
    • Photographer: William McCarty – Shoefly Studios (& Friend) 
    • Videographer: none
    • Cake: Fredricks Pastry, New Husband (Included w/ venue)
    • DJ/Music: Jon Mansfield (Included w/ venue)
    • Florist: A Belvidere Florist (Included w/ venue)
    • Stationery: STD- http://www.magnetstreet.com; Invites TBD 
    • Officiant: 
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Jon Mansfield (plays piano too!)
    • Hair: TBD
    • Makeup: Erin Burke (friend & estitician)
    • Dress: Allegria Bridal – Belmont MA
    • Bridesmaids: Cristina’s Bridal – Andover, MA (LOVED IT HERE!) 
    • Rehearsal Dinner: TBD
    • Any Other Vendors: n/a
    • Tuxedos – TBD
    • Transpotation – TBD

    Really looking forward to our BIG day!

    Post # 53
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

     

    • Wedding Date: August 14, 2010
    • Location: Harvard Square
    • Number of guests: 118
    • Reception Venue: UpStairs on the Square
    • Caterer: Venue is a restaurant
    • Photographer: Johnny Arguedas
    • Videographer: East of Eden Photos
    • Cake: provided by UpStairs on the Square
    • DJ/Music: DJ Michael of MCO Productions
    • Florist: David at Central Square Florist
    • Stationery: Custom designed by a friend (all paper from Paper Source)
    • Officiant: Swedenborg Chapel; Kevin Baxter
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Organist at church, DJ Michael at reception
    • Hair: Donna Grippe, my lifelong hair dresser from Central NY
    • Makeup: Johnnie at Pyara Aveda in Harvard Square
    • Dress: bridal boutique in Chicago
    • Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
    • Rehearsal Dinner: John Harvard’s Brewhouse
    • Any Other Vendors:

    Post # 54
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @teacherbride99:  There is a new place in Westford, I hear it is really good. Comfort food and beer.

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    Post # 55
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @Audrey9398:I love the  BBC (British Beer Company)…they have a bunch of locations but my favorite in on the cape. If you like brie, you have to get their bakd brie appetizer, so yummy!

    Post # 56
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: November 2010

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    @Lisa1783: i just stumbled upon your list on here in a search for something else, and noticed you used beat train. how were they? they were booked when i emailed and i heard from a coworker that they get everyone going all night and it was the funnest wedding they had been to.

    Post # 57
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @sweetbabyboston: I had Seth Isaacs from Beat Train and he was great!  I would really recommend them to anyone.  My husband and I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and we gave him a few songs that were “Must Play” and he was able to build a playlist which we loved.  I can honestly say that the only time the dance floor was slow was when dessert was served.  But after that, the dance floor was busy the whole night which was wonderful since our wedding was pretty small with only 80 people.  

    Seth read the crowd really well and just played one great song after another.  As evidence, here are some pics from the middle of the night where my VERY traditional Asian family completely let loose.  Seth got people from ALL ages dancing – ranging from a little 7 year old to my husband’s 92 year old grandmother.

    My uncle with my husband’s grandmother.  They had just met the night before at the rehearsal dinner but I love this pic. IMG_0680

     

    My new sister-in-law with my grandmother.  This was pretty much they’re hello introduction. IMG_5423

    Post # 58
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We also used Seth from Beat Train, and I have to say that they were, by far, the best vendor that we used…so professional, and Seth (and Ari) really took the time to listen to what we were looking for regarding music at our wedding.  I cannot recommend them enough!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 59
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I got married in New Husband but a few of my vendors are from or do serve the Boston-area! Here they are:

    Photographer: HinkleyPhoto (http://www.hinkleyphoto.com) is an AMAZING husband and wife team who are two of the most fun and nicest people I’ve met yet. They had a sneak peek of our wedding photos up in their blog less than 2 days after our wedding. Feel free to take a look: http://www.hinkleyphotoblog.com/index.cfm?postID=279&admin=9C7E0EFA-5425-42BE-990C20717C1B9698

    DJ, Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Aaron Denny (http://www.aarondenny.com) – Aaron does it ALL for a really reasonable price. He played guitar during our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was our DJ for the reception We had soooo many of our guests come up to us to say Aaron is the best DJ they have ever heard. 

    Hair & Makeup: Caitlin Murphy (http://www.caitlinmurphystylist): I was soooo psyched to get Caitlin for our wedding because she really has a name for herself in the Boston area. I actually started crying when I looked in the mirror because I have never felt so beautiful in my whole life. She is the sweetest and kindest person you’ll meet and it was such a blessing to have her calming and enthusiastic attitude there on my wedding day.

    I wanted to post some photos to show the awesome-ness (is that a word? LOL) of my photographers and my stylist!!! All photos courtesy of HinkleyPhoto except for the last one which was taken by a friend but I had to post cause it really shows my amazing up do that Caitlin gave me!!

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    Post # 60
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Shameless Bump ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 61
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    • Wedding Date: 9.10.11
    • Location: Boston, Ma
    • Number of guests: About 200-210
    • Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Downtown Boston
    • Caterer: Hyatt
    • Photographer: Aurora DeLuca Photography
    • Videographer: SH Videographery
    • Cake:  Modern Pastry (Boston)
    • DJ/Music: BAND: Ambrosiani (Providence, RI)
    • Florist:  Wedding Flowers by Annette
    • Stationery: Not sure yet
    • Officiant:
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician:
    • Hair: Bellissima Salon
    • Makeup: Tiffany, my former make-up teacher 
    • Dress: Bella Sera (Danvers)
    • Bridesmaids: Bridesmaid’s Galleria (Lynnfield)
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Not sure yet.
    • Any Other Vendors:

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