This botanical garden wedding had me at the favors, but then totally won me over with that reception. With Kelly Dillon Photography behind the lens, it’s once celebration that you’re sure to pin. Complete with wooden cutouts and custom made floral napkins, Capers Catering set the scene for guests to dwell in the dream. See it all for yourself in The Vault!
From The Bride…As a local tradition, the night before Thanksgiving Eve all of Reading and North Reading alumni would head out to a local bar to meet with old friends and catch up with everyone in town. As I walked into the “Tavern” I noticed this gorgeous man simultaneously walking our way. It was hard to miss him. I remember his eyes were so blue, I couldn’t help but stare. Oddly enough, he knew my best friend who was walking in with me, so we all stopped to chat for a minute. We bump into each other a few other times that night but what really sealed the deal was a simple Facebook friend request later that evening. We chatted for a few weeks as the Christmas seasoned unfolded and finally made plans for our first on December 14th, 2011. The rest was history.
It was just another work day; wake up, shower, walk the dog and I was out the door, or so I thought. Lets fast forward to 4pm…As I sent Matt my typical text, “On my way home, what should we make for dinner”, little did I know he had a bigger plan set in motion. When I arrived home, I was greeted at the door by my doggie who happily wagged her tail and smiled ear to ear. Tucked away in her collar was little note that said, “daddy can’t get any work done in the living room, so I’ve been puppy shunned”. I laughed out loud and thought, “what could she possibly be doing that was distracting him that much?” As I opened the tightly shut pocket doors, there was Matt down on one knee surrounded by flowers, balloons, and over a dozen ring pops. We had this inside joke that when he proposed it would be with the biggest ring he could find, a ring pop lol. So it was only natural that they made an appearance.
Over the last 10 years, Matt has worked as a landscaper for a local greenhouse and garden center. I’m an interior designer by trade, so it was only natural that we found a place that combined my love for gorgeous structures and matt’s love for beautiful gardens. We came across Tower Hill Botanic Garden and instantly knew this was the place we had to have our reception. Spring would be the best season for the soft pale colors and bright greens we wanted to incorporate into our scheme. I loved the blush and mink colored dressed from BHLDN that combined a delicate lace and sheer chiffon which Matt paired with light gray suites and mahogany leather shoes. Our venue gave us the ability to bring in everything from the chairs to the dinnerware, truly a designers dream. Rather than sitting at a sweet heart table, Matt and I wanted to be surrounded by all of our bridal party and their loved ones. We dreamt up this gorgeous 24 ft. long table with an abundance of greens and delicate flowers running down the center. Each guest would receive a wooden name cutout which was placed over top of a custom made floral napkin. Our seats were decorated with flowers and a wood bride and groom sign secured with a blush pink ribbon. We wanted our guests to enjoy an abundance of food, drinks and great company.
Photography: Kelly Dillon Photography | Cinematography: Lightcanvas Films | Floral Design: Rachel O'Neil Event & Design | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride's Shoes: BHLDN | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Catering: Capers Catering | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Signage + Table Numbers + Favor Tags: Antea Amoroso Design