Friday, July 12, 2013

On Top of the Hub!

Marissa and Jeremy were married at the UMass Club, which happens to be located on the 33rd floor of a lovely Post Office Square building.  The venue provides a breathtaking view of our beloved Boston from every room.  It was hard to concentrate on setting up the event with the city laid out at my feet! It was such a beautiful day- the sun was sparkling off the buildings, the sky was a brilliant blue and the water in the harbor looked as inviting as it ever could.  I kept finding myself drawn to the window, nose pressed to the glass.  But, the flowers commanded my attention too- coral peonies are my absolute favorite summer flower and I was thrilled Marissa wanted to use them in the arrangements and bridal party flowers.  I combined them with hydrangea, garden roses, spray roses, stock, hanging amaranthus and a hint of tweedia for a pop of blue.  The colors were a wonderful compliment to the neutral tones of the club and the relaxed composition was perfect for sunny summer day.

Rustic Charm at the Red Lion Inn!

The lovely rustic ambiance of the Red Lion Inn's barn combined with Jessica and Jeff's warm, casual style made for a truly charming wedding.  I love the Red Lion Inn.  It's  a really unique venue and it's set in the center of one of the most charming seaside towns  I've ever had the pleasure of visiting.  If you've never been to Cohasset you should make a point of going.  Really. Go!

The inn itself is lovely- tastefully elegant and beyond charming, but the large, attached barn is the draw for weddings.  The barn is a perfect combination of down home comfort and chic elegance.  It can be dressed up or down - either way it's a standout.  Jessica and Jeff chose to keep their decor simple.  They collected a ton of mason jars and wooden boxes which we filled with a simple combination of white flowers- dahlias, peony and hydrangea (with a hint of babys breath to provide a vintage feel).  Jessica also provided burlap table runners and smaller mason jars that we used to float candles in. The end result was a laid back yet elegant setting for their beautiful day.