BRIDES Magazine party at the W Hotel in Boston

11.24.2010

On Wednesday, October 27th 2010, my girlfriend, Diane, and I attended the Brides Magazine Party at the W Hotel in Boston at the Mezzanine Level, sponsored by Beantown Bride. The affair at the W Hotel was a lot fun and the hotel of course was stunning! We toured the chic function rooms, sipped on complimentary cocktails, ate delicious hors d'oeuvres, sampled varies types of cakes and Diane even got a complimentary manicure! Afterwards, we stopped by Shutter Booth, to strike a few poses! Photo booths are extremely popular at weddings and events and will definitely get the crowd excited. The best part of it all is the wait time to print the pictures is only 30 seconds! I also saw a few of my favorite vendors; Brittany Blando of BKB Photography , and the creator of Beantown Bride , and Tyra Bleek from Tyra Bleek Photography.

My good friend, Jess, who works at the W Hotel, was also there manning the gorgeous models in wedding dresses by David's Bridal.  These wedding events are so much fun for both the brides-to-be and wedding professionals. Brides can meet vendors they've never heard of and explore the different options for their weddings. Wedding professionals can network and get to know each other a little bit better. Best of both worlds. You have got to love that.

 
Photos by the fabulous Brittany.

Sweet Planning!
Linda

Edible Favors l A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe

11.18.2010

So how do you really feel about wedding favors? Although some favors can be remarkably charming, it can get expensive and are pretty useless. Most of the time, they end up hinding in your house somewhere. One type of favors I do enjoy are edible ones! Edible favors could be decorated any way you want it! Whether it's a couple's initials, a picture of a bride and groom or my favorite type,  a cookie that represent your home town.  So, when I browsed upon a website called, A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe, (based in Vermont, but delivers anywhere in the U.S.), and saw they had a section on, "Beantown Cookie Favors", I jumped up and down with joy! I was born and raise in Boston and these beautifully decorated cookies resembles so much of some of Boston's must see sights. The Citco Sign in Kenmore, the Swan Boats in Boston Commons, the MBTA and of course our beloved Red Sox team.

A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe, has a huge variety of cookies. They are bagged individually, comes with a complimentary gift message for each one, and remains fresh for about four to six weeks. They require a minimum of twelve favors per order, but I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem for most of us! If you order fifty or more, you'll qualitfy for the discount. I'd recommend trying the cookies before ordering them in bulk. You can purchase a sample box for $5.95 plus shipping.


 

If you need help with wedding favor ideas, email us at linda@lemondropteam.com.

Sweet Planning!
Linda

Elegant Centerpieces l Baby's Breath

11.09.2010

We could all agree that beautiful centerpieces are one of the main focuses of any wedding. Generally, flower arrangements are used as the center on tables at receptions. A budget friendly showpiece that is becoming more popular and commonly used are Gypsophila (also known as Baby’s Breath). These gorgeous fillers are primarily used in bouquets and arrangements but they can create a whimsical and romantic feeling when used suitably alone.


I used to think that Baby’s Breath just hid in the background of beautiful flower arrangements. Never thought that they could be utilized as its own entity until now. I just love seeing these giant, spherical shape Baby’s Breath arrangements used in thin candlelight vases! These beautiful creations could be used during any wedding season but for Winter weddings, they truly add a breath of fresh air. Absolutely ravishing and tasteful!

Photo by JLDesigns
Table décor for weddings could cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Stop by a flower market or even your local florist to see if you could get a discount on Baby’s Breath or any other flower if purchased in bulk. Fifteen bunches of Gypsophila will cost you approximately $5, and these beautiful tall Cielo Pilsner Clear vases for $12.99 at Jacobson Floral Supply would add a striking touch to your centerpiece. If you are not a DIY kind of gal, provide your ideas and supplies for your local florist to get a quote for them to arrange it for you. Using filler flowers such as Baby’s Breath that are in season all year round could really help you cut your budget costs.

Photo by White Lily Inc.

A good friend of mine, who’s getting married next year, is considering using Baby’s Breath centerpieces as the main attraction at her reception. As I pointed out earlier, not only are they remarkably inexpensive, they are aesthetically pleasing as well. One word that definetly comes to my  mind when I think about these light and airy flowers are GORGEOUSNESS!

Sweet Planning!
Linda

Susan & Moses' Brunch Reception Wedding l Part 1 of 2

11.04.2010

The wedding I'm going to blog about is one that is very special to me because the beautiful bride is my older sister. Susan and Moses, “SuMo” were living in New York City when they got engaged, but without a doubt, they knew an intimate and fun wedding in Boston was what they were striving for.

My sister needed help, especially since they lived over 200 miles away.  I accepted the honor of planning their 119 guest wedding. “SuMo” came back one weekend a month to meet with me and organize all the details for the wedding. For months, we phoned, emailed, and texted each other A LOT!  The three of us collaborated and worked on all the creative details which came out pretty amazing.  Some of the “do it yourself” (DIY) things that were involved for the wedding were the invitations, save the date cards, floral centerpieces, and props for the photo-booth.

Moses was very involved throughout the whole wedding process. What a keeper I must say. Being a graphic designer, his skills came in very handy.  He designed the save the date cards, invitations, and drink menus.

Susan and I had to create some props for the photo-booth but our amazing photographer, Joshua Behan, came with many fun props as well.  A couple of details I’d like to share that we used are a cork board for the seating chart, which we found at Michael’s Craft Store and bird cages, purchased from Esty.com, that we decorated which were placed at their own station for the guests to put their cards and blessings for the bride and groom.

A few days before the wedding, we were nervously waiting for the arrival of the Hydrangeas that were ordered online from BJ’s Wholesale Club so the centerpieces can be arranged. When the day of the wedding finally arrived, all the DIY’s were absolutely perfect!

Contact Lemon Drop Team today to help you with your ideas and projects for your one of a kind wedding, email us at linda@lemondropteam.com.
Sweet Planning!
Linda