This best of Boston wedding asks, How do you like them apples?! ... Did anyone else just picture a young Matt Damon saying that in a Southie accent? Well this next couple are proud Bostonians and wanted to show off the best their city had to offer on their big day. From the opulent Catholic cathedral wedding to the over the top ballroom reception seating 200+, and did we mention plenty of B-town themed details and favors, you will just have to keep scrolling down to see it all!
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Brand Loyal BrideFrom the Bride: I fell in love with Berta Bridal the first time I saw her dress, and I knew from the beginning that I would be a Berta Bride. Her bridal gowns still fit the traditional bride look with such intricate and elaborate detail that makes it so unique. I knew with how long of an aisle I had at the Cathedral, that a long train would be perfect, and having an even longer veil would complete it all.
Looking Good & Feeling Fine In BostonThere was nothing more fitting than a classic black tuxedo for Tim and his groomsmen. We set Tim apart by having him wear a bow tie and studs, with the groomsmen wearing black ties. I was determined to not have the typical chiffon gowns for my bridesmaids. Not that I wanted anything crazy, but I wanted my girls to be comfortable, to be able to change into flats and dance the night away - yet it had to be formal enough to fit the venues and general theme of our wedding. What better way than renting Badgley Mishka short rose-gold sequin dresses from Rent the Runway and pairing it with black suede chunky heel pumps? We added floral combs in their hair to add some softness & complete the look
We both come from Catholic families, so we knew we were going to get married in a church, but without a clear focus on an area we tried to narrow it down to what was important to us. We met just outside the city, starting dating while both living in Boston, and we now live in Boston, it's been the center of our relationship so it made sense to keep it that way. A lot of our friends are local to Boston, and the majority of our families live in the surrounding suburbs so we really loved the idea of having an exciting city wedding.
Need to Fit 200+ Guests?We knew we had a guest list of over 250 people so that narrowed down the options for venues in the city, but both Tim and I knew when we stepped into the imperial ballroom of the Boston Park Plaza, that was it. The ballroom is so incredibly enchanting, with its detailed gold molding decor and balconies lining both sides of the ballroom. It just made you say, "WOW!" The flow of the entrance of splitting double staircases into an equally gorgeous cocktail hour space - where the center wall splits open to lead guests into the ballroom for the reception. It was so grandiose, and we felt this venue just perfectly set the tone for an exciting glamorous Boston wedding.
The Best of Boston
We also decided to replace our table numbers with well-known Boston street names. With all the glitz and glam of the ballroom, sequins, gold, and florals - these table street names added the perfect Boston charm to the room. We even skipped the traditional salad first course & opted for mini lobster rolls and clam chowder! Want to hear more about how Jim and Ylan's incorporated Boston's best into their big day? Click here to keep reading.
I wanted to make sure our wedding all tied together perfectly. While we wanted it to be a nice formal event, we still wanted it to have a cozy charm to it. We had mini-books for our programs that not only gave the order of events for the ceremony and bridal party names, but also gave guests some information of sights to see and things to do around Boston. Our welcome bags were Boston-themed that included things like Boston walking maps along with Boston Harbour tea bags, Boston baked beans candies, and lobster gummies. To finish it all off we sent our guests home with cannolis from our favorite pastry shop in the North End to give them the "full Boston experience."
This wedding was an absolute dream from start to finish! A classic, elegant, city wedding that incorporated all of Boston’s best from the historic church in the South End, formals in the Boston Public Garden, lobster rolls and “chowd-ah” served before dinner, & cannoli’s from the north end for dessert!
Get a closer look at this classic art deco glam wedding in Boston by watching the wedding video from Epic Filmakers below.https://vimeo.com/189057798