Wedding Reception At Boston's Parker House: Abby and Tait
January 30, 2009
By: eddye
New England

Abby and her husband took a quick trip to Nashville, so I'm bending the rules a bit and showing off their wedding from a few years ago. Planning her own wedding led to the creation of Style Me Pretty so what better reason do I need?

Their wedding reception was at the classic Parker House in Boston. Abby is always urging you to do little things to make your wedding reflect your own personality. Let's see what you think about her little touches at their reception ...

Wedding Reception Parker House Boston Abby Wedding Cake

Abby wanted a wedding cake that shimmered, but no adornment. She wanted the ballroom to be filled with candles, white feathers and lots of crystals, but all of the flowers needed to be tidy and simple. She wanted the deepest brown linens that we could find, and one show-stopping (white) floral arrangement.

I made one minor adjustment. The cake was beautiful, but it really needed something ... so I pulled a flower from a nearby table centerpiece and placed it on top of the cake. I didn't tell her. She loved it.

Boston Parker House Wedding Reception Tait Abby

At the time she married Tait, she owned Abby Jean Press, a lovely engraved wedding invitation company. So she quite naturally, designed their invitation and all paper pieces that go along with a wedding. Rather than having a guest book, she made cards for their guests to write notes upon. We filled large (inexpensive) vases with feathers nearby for them to be dropped in. We engraved an "L"  on mint julep cups that contained little bunches of flowers throughout the reception space and on the tables. Family took these home as mementos of the day. We found mirrored frames that we used for numbering the tables. We only tried to buy decorative items that could be used as favors or used in our homes after the wedding.  Mostly we found accessories in antique shops, on e-bay and at our local Hobby Lobby! Sarah at Spruce Floral took all of our booty and pulled it together into a glittering reception space.

Wedding Reception Parker House Ballroom Abby Tait Boston

There's so much more! With every wedding there always is ...

I hope that this glimpse of Abby and Tait's wedding made you smile, gave you ideas, or just made you feel good.