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Classic Summer Wedding at the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is one of my very favorite spots in the city that just so happens to play backdrop to this summertime “I do.” Think stately architecture, grand staircases, and one wildly in love couple completely managing to steal the show. Erin McGinn worked her magic behind the lens, and the gallery is nothing but classic wedding bliss.


From Erin McGinn… A classic and timeless summer affair at the Boston Public Library has to top the list of dream weddings. Amanda and Paul planned a stunning wedding incorporating their favorite things. One of the highlights for me to photograph was Amanda’s dress. Custom made by Daniel Faucher Couture from her family (the Adams)’s heirloom lace, it was incorporated into her gown and veil. So special and so meaningful. With a large wedding party, Amanda let me know she chose the serene colors of the bridesmaids dresses for their calming nature.

From the Bride… We wanted a bit of a ‘blended’ wedding- although we both grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts Amanda spent many of her summers on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Paul spent much of his winters in Warren, Vermont. Because of the importance of our roots, our wedding takes a little bit of the Boston suburban feel, mixes it with Boston urban and then meshes that with Vermont rustic and traditional Cape Cod.

Family is very important to us so we also wanted a venue that could comfortably manage our large families. The Boston Public Library seemed the perfect fit- located in the heart of Boston it has an urban vibe from the outside, but the interior is serene and relaxed. Combine our choice of food (some comfort food, some wine and cheese pairings, some middle eastern fare), a lively band that can play traditional music as well as modern rock and hip hop, and throw in some Cape Cod decor and we think we’ve created the perfect feel for us.

Photography: Erin McGinn Photography | Event Planning: Karen Byrne Of The Catered Affair | Floral Design: Stephanie's Flowers | Cake: Crumbs | Invitations: Papers And Presents | Ceremony Venue: Wellesley Village Church | Reception Venue: The Boston Public Library | Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff | Catering: The Catered Affair | Hair And Makeup: Mario Russo | Accomodations: Lenox Hotel | Dress Designer: Daniel Faucher Couture | Music: Kahootz | Transportation: Rockstar Limo | Transportation: LeLimo

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When I lived in Boston, I ran by the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Cambridge almost every single day, and I used to think about the all gorgeous parties that it must host (because, let’s be honest, that is always on my mind). With the sweeping views of the Charles River and the breathtaking Boston skyline and options for your event come rain or shine, it is the definition of the perfect venue – proving all my day dreams true…

About the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Venues:

Charles View Ballroom: The stunning 16th floor Charles View ballroom is the jewel of Boston meeting space. This newly-renovated 2,900 square foot space offers a 180-degree panoramic view of Boston and the Charles River through floor-to-ceiling windows. Four glass-enclosed elevators ensure that guests arrive quickly to the top floors. Accommodate 220 for a formal banquet and 400 for a cocktail reception.

Courtyard: The courtyard adjacent to the President’s Ballroom make a picturesque location for your outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktail reception.

President’s Ballroom: The impressive President’s Ballroom with expansive pre-function space, provides an elegant, formal setting with adjoining outdoor garden courtyard.

Empress Ballroom: Multi-level, the 14th Floor Empress Room with grand 15-foot floor to ceiling windows and two patios, all overlooking the city scape of Boston.

Riverside Pavilion: The Riverside Pavilion accommodates up to 150 guests in a beautiful white tent with French windows, ceiling fans, chandeliers, and an outdoor garden patio. It is located along the scenic Charles River.

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Photography: Glenn Livermore Photography | Cake: Konditor Meister | Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Cambridge


Vintage Inspiration Shoot

Give me an inspiration shoot with rich gold and pink hues and you’ll see one very happy lady.  But add in one perfect detail after another from D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design and Planning, an adorable real life duo and an entire gallery of lovely from Sam Haddix and, well… you just made my Wednesday.  See it all right here.

D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design and Planning is a company that designs and creates custom weddings based on the unique qualities of the bride and groom. This shoot was designed and styled by Danielle from D.S.MeeBee. All of the wedding decor was handmade with love by Danielle. Every detail of this shoot is representative of the bride and groom in the photos. The cameos that are in the design of the shoot throughout are the bride and groom’s profiles. The custom cake toppers are made to look like the bride and groom and the custom base also was made to look like the life size frame that was used as a photo prop. The bouquet was made with fabric petals, vintage buttons, and broaches. The pink petals were made from the hems of the bridesmaids dress and the white petals were made from scraps from the bride’s mother’s wedding dress. The bride’s mother had passed away when she was 12 and it was important to her to have things that reminded her of her mother throughout her wedding. The bride’s mother’s wedding dress had been damaged from not being preserved correctly so Danielle from D.S.MeeBee used parts of the dress as the petals of the bouquet. The use of a hand painted peony in the menus, invitations, escort table, and signage was also in remembrance of the bride’s mother who always loved peonies.

Gown: Vera Wang White Collection | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Favors: D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design And Planning | Cake & Desserts: Marissa Grace Desmond | Cake & Desserts: D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design And Planning | Ceremony Site: Catherine T. Morris Of MIT Chapel | Event Design, Floral Design & Planning: Danielle De Luna Of D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design And Planning | Groom & Groomsmen's Formal Wear: Men's Wearhouse | Invitations & Paper Goods: D.S.MeeBee Custom Event Design And Planning | Necklace : Ann Taylor | Reception Site: Amanda Of Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center | Sam Haddix Photography: Sam Haddix | Veil: David's Bridal | Wedding Rings: ADCO Diamond