Timeless perfection. That sums up this next gorgeous fête at The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel by Kelly Lorenz Imagery to a tee. Perfectly understated glamour surrounding a couple that looks hopelessly in love – it’s the perfect recipe for a wedding that will beat the test of time. Lucky for all of us, the gallery is full of even more classic elegance to enjoy so waltz on over for even more!
And a snippet of the day…
From the bride… Despite growing up in the same town practically down the street from each other, Austin and I had never met. Set up by his mother on a blind date, we had a cup of coffee at a little cafe in Boston, the city which has now become our home. There were butterflies right away and the rest is history! When it came time for the wedding, we found the perfect venue at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza right in the center of the city. The historic hotel captivated us with its gilded and lavish European details. As soon as we stepped foot in the Grand Ballroom, we knew right away that a New Year’s Eve event would match perfectly with our vision and the elegance of the space. Both the ceremony and reception were held in the ballroom. The amber-toned uplighting from Boston Event Lighting gave the room an extra glow. Under the guidance of wedding planner Alice Fay, it was a magical weekend captured by our talented photographer, Kelly Lorenz.
Keeping with the air of romance and vintage details of the wedding venue, the Lazaro dress I wore matched the tone of understated glamor. It had a sweetheart neckline, satin bow ribbon belt, and a tiered Victorian lace appliqué pleated and tiered skirt. I didn’t want to take it off! Every detail of the night kept to the warmth and luxury we envisioned. Silver and gold accents on all the paper products from The Greeting Shoppe and Papermart brought in the New Year’s Eve theme in a fun, casual way. The ivory cake with gold scroll embellishment from Cakes to Remember was a rich chocolate framboise flavor. We made sure to have leftovers the next day. The ceremony was held in the round which created an intimate feel as we stood under the crystal embellished huppah with our loved ones surrounding us on all sides. Since words are very special to both of us, we added special touches by writing our own vows, having my grandmother read and our mothers share a poem. The songs were also specially picked to enhance the ceremony. I walked down the aisle with my father to “Songbird,” sung by Katherine Jipson. She also sang “Feels Like Home” and “You Raise Me Up.” After all of the emotion of the ceremony, of course there had to be some laughter, which I provided by missing the breaking of the glass three times in a row until Austin came to my rescue!
The reception had a warm feel set by votive candlelight accenting the gorgeous variety of soft ivory flowers in mercury urns. Secretly, we had taken a few dance lessons at Boston Ballroom Dance Center to learn how to sway and dip in a style to match the elegant feel of the high-ceilinged room and sparkling chandeliers. We danced to “Ache” by James Carrington and then had our DJ, Cory Harding of Murray Hill Talent, start the party early. The dancing continued in to the wee hours of the night. Confetti and champagne at midnight helped to ring in the New Year as a surprise for guests. Before leaving, guests had midnight munchies and were given a medley of torrone from Modern Pastry as a favor — the same yummy dessert the groom hid the ring in when he proposed!
Wedding Photography: Kelly Lorenz Imagery / Wedding Venue: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts / Flowers: Tony Montano of Montano Grant / Event Planning: Alice Fay of The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel / Wedding Cake: Cakes to Remember / Lighting: Boston Event Lighting / Wedding Paper Goods: The Greeting Shoppe + Papermart / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Allegria Bridal / DJ: Cory Harding of Murray Hill Talent / Torrone: Modern Pastry (617-523-3783) / Ceremony Music: Katherine Jipson / Cinematographer: Generations Cinema Stories