UpStairs on the Square Wedding by Anna Briggs Photography
August 29, 2011
New England

We have seen so many amazing weddings here at the SMP Massachusetts blog from beautiful beach celebrations to country chic soirees.  Well, there is no plan to stop bringing the pretty anytime soon especially when we have an eclectic urban fete like this one by Anna Briggs Photography.  It's a DIY beauty with a fun, modern flair straight from Harvard Square in Cambridge for you lovely city dwellers out there.  Check out all the gorg goodness in the full gallery!

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From the Bride...We thought we wanted a beach wedding until we found this venue.  Having a casual vibe and fun atmosphere was really important to us and UpStairs on the Square in Cambridge, MA has that and more. When we found out that the restaurant uses organic local ingredients we were even more excited.

I thought it would be hard to find a dress to compliment such an eclectic venue but the people at Madeleine's Daughter in Portsmouth, NH made it easy.  Keeping with the casual, no fuss feel of our wedding, the bridesmaids wore their own shoes dressed up with some removable shoe clips.  The groomsmen wore their own black suits paired with some Converse All Stars.

From the very beginning of our engagement I knew that I wanted to add my own personal touch to the wedding.  Being a graphic designer, it was a given that I would design all the stationery but I never knew we would both turn out to be so great at making flowers too.  As daunting of a task as it was, we are thrilled we chose to go in this direction of using only paper and peacock feathers.

I didn't stop there either, if I could find a way to DIY then I did it.  I also made the bridesmaid jewelry, place-card trees, table numbers, centerpieces/bouquets/boutonnieres, and the guestbook.  Some highlights of the day were the raspberry mimosas, green feather boas and glasses, and the big kiss!

Wedding Photography: Anna Briggs Photography / Wedding Dress: Pronovias via Madeleine's Daughter / Bride's Shoes: Nina / Bride's Make-up: Meghan Cotton Makeup Artistry / Bride's Hair: Noel at Special Event Beauty / Rings: A&E Diamond and Gold / Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal / Bridesmaid Jewelry: The Bride / Bridesmaid Headbands: Pier 1 / Men's Ties: Dessy / Men's Socks: Express / Men's Shoes: DSW / Stationery: The Bride + Paper and More (paper) / Floral Design: The Bride / Planter Boxes: Jamali Garden / Favors: Fancy Fortune Cookies / Guestbook: Blurb / Wedding Cake: UpStairs on the Square / Props: eBay / Wedding Coordinator: Your Wedding Consultants / Music: DJ Greg Bedard / Officiant: J.P. Alan Ulrich / Ceremony + Reception Location: UpStairs on the Square / Wine Box, Ring Bag, Cake Topper, Mustaches, Bride's Hair Accessory + Veil: Etsy