Elizabeth + Matias – Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA

Last September, Elizabeth and Matias married in an elegant ceremony at St. Julia’s Parish followed by a festive reception at The Four Seasons!  The morning began with both bride and groom getting ready at The Four Seasons Boston before heading out to the Boston Gardens for their first look.  The infamous Boston Common bridge made for the perfect backdrop for the couples reunion before their ceremony. After photos with the entire wedding party, the limo’s headed to the church, where Elizabeth and Matias were married, surrounded by family and dear friends.

We love working with Winston’s Flowers; their eye-catching arrangements never fail to take your breath away. Elizabeth and Matias’ florals were no exception.  As guests returned to the Four Seasons for the cocktail hour and reception, they were greeted by a remarkable arrangement of tall candelabras with draping flowers when collecting their escort cards. The stunning florals continued inside with a variety of pin-spotted arrangements on each guest table.  Guests were also able to sign a non-traditional guest book, a map showing a heart connecting their two homes (Argentina and Massachusetts), for Elizabeth and Matias’ memories.

With much Argentinean heritage within the room, Elizabeth and Matias brought some South American flair to their reception. Translation cards of the Best Man and Maid of Honor’s speeches were placed at each table so everyone could enjoy the heartfelt wishes. Towards the end of the night, guests were invited onto the dance floor to partake in the carnaval carioca. With bridesmaids handing out fun props and confetti, everyone joined the dancing to vibrant and lively music… what a great way to close out the night! Guests were invited to take a yummy blueberry “Jordan Marsh” muffin home as their favors.

Argentinean weddings are known for lasting all night and so everyone headed to the after-party to continue dancing until the early hours of morning!

We were so excited to take part in such a fun and festive ceremony and wish Elizabeth and Matias all the best!

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Event Planner: The Day Of 

Hotel: Four Seasons

Makeup:  Prettyology

Hair: Daryl Christopher

Transportation: Accent Limousine

Ceremony: St. Julia’s Parish

Cake: The Artisan Bake Shop

Reception Music: The Stingers

Photographer: Person & Killian

Videographer: Black Tie Video

Florist:  Winston’s Flowers

Favors: Montillio’s Baking Company

Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Boston 

How to Say “I Do” in the Fall

As our Fall brides begin to step up their planning, we wanted to share a few tips on how to incorporate the Autumn season into your big day.

1: Use what is available!

Although we love the bright florals of Spring and Summer, Fall is the time of year for mixed flowers in rich hues like reds, oranges, burgundies, or plums. Use some twigs and twine to add texture, while remaining classy and elegant. Incorporate some in season gourds as table decorations, and mini pumpkins make great escort cards. In terms of food, focus on the warm and comforting meals that everyone loves. Turn to a specialty drink made with fresh apple cider, or serve cider donuts as a quick late night snack!

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2: Think about the temperature!

In the North East Fall temperatures can fluctuate drastically day by day. If you’re still hoping for an outdoor wedding, think about having some blankets or pashmina wraps on hand for your guests in case they get chilly during your ceremony. And don’t forget about your comfort either! The long sleeved dress trend is fashionable and popular for Fall weddings. However, if your heart is set on your strapless gown, consider purchasing a bolero jacket or a wrap for yourself in case you’re uncomfortable while taking photos outside.

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3: Incorporate Fall into your Decor!

Start with choosing your color palate. Consider pairing some light pastels with more velvety gem tones like burgundy or purple. Another great option is to lean towards a color scheme of rich blues, browns, and golds for a dark but whimsical feel. Definitely think about incorporating some metallic colors (think gold, copper, silver, or bronze) as this is a trend that will be popular in the 2015-2016 Fall wedding season! While the vibrant leaves  are in abundance, use them to your advantage. Find an outdoor spot for your ceremony that overlooks a colorful hill, or marry right under a bright red tree. Collect leaves as decoration for an inside aisle in place of the typical rose petals. Or, create a fall themed arbor with rustic plants, branches, and flowers.

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4: Don’t forget the favors!

As guests depart, send them off with one last Fall memory. Favors can take on the autumn theme as well, with ideas ranging from caramel covered apples, to pine cone fire starters and a box of customized matches. For New England weddings, maple syrup candy or a jar of jam is a nice local touch.

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