At Boston Bridal Lounge we believe that wedding planning should be a fun and enjoyable process. Even if our couples adopt our philosophy, there no way around it — wedding planning can still be stressful. So how do you relieve the stress before you go crazy over floral designs? Grettacole and G SPA offer exclusive bridal packages to alleviate all your anxiety! With everything from twinkle toes to stone massages and facials – these Boston Spas will have you leaving fresh and ready to whack those wedding worries away! Taking a spa day to relax, is also a great bridesmaid gift for the ladies that are helping you everyday. What about the men in the wedding? Grettacole and G Spa offer spa services for men as well! At Grettacole everything is totally up to date with the current procedures and techniques and t they guarantee speedy and high quality service, now that’s a spa we want to go to!
Archive for July, 2011
The Italians are known for pasta, art and most importantly, fashion. So when a bride is looking to find the ultimate undergarments why wouldn’t she look toward Caesar’s homeland? In 1954, Ada Masotti opened up the first La Perla Lingerie Boutique in Bologna. Inspired by one of the world’s most gentle treasures: the pearl, La Perla’s luxurious and fashionable lingerie is the top of the line.
Boston Brides are able to find the very best wedding lingerie and sleepwear at La Perla Boston in Back Bay. La Perla designs are made from the finest silks and fabrics and tailored to flatter the female figure in a sleek and sexy way.
La Perla and The Adams Center, Boston’s premier cosmetic surgery and healthy lifestyle center, have come together to celebrate the launch of La Perla’s newest collection: Shape Couture. La Perla’s Shape Couture collection accentuates your curves and shows a seamless line underneath your wedding gown. Find your perfect Bridal lingerie for your wedding and honeymoon while sipping on champagne and receiving special discounts from La Perla and The Adams Center! Boston Brides (and grooms) never had it so good!
What do you do with your hair on one of the biggest days of your life? Do you tease it high or tie it in a low tight bun? Your wedding is all about you, hence the reason for perfect hair. Luckily Boston hair salons have the hairdressers to do just about everything – long luscious curls, half up half down, braided bun – you name it, they do it. The following photographs are our favorite celebrity wedding dos and updos for your big day!
Half up half down inspiration:
No matter your hair length or thickness Roffi Salon and Day Spa is one of the best Boston Hair Salons. Located on Newbury, Roffi is known for Wedding day hairstyles. Roffi Salon is known for its eco-friendly atmosphere and great hair stylists. Everything from cuts and blowouts to sun-kissed highlights and styles is meant to make you leave looking and feeling your very best! Roffi is perfect for any Boston wedding day hairstyles.
Looking for someone who specializes in thick hair and curls? Lance from Anthony Pino Salon on Newbury has been working with voluminous hair for 14 years. Although he can work with all types of hair, mastering a thick wild mane is a true talent that few posses.
Hair is a great way to express the personal style of the bride, bridesmaids and mothers. These Boston Hairstylists can do it all – whether you’re looking to make it a day trip to the spa with the girls or get pretty and pampered at home on your wedding day – the sky’s the limit (figuratively, of course).
Corinna Raznikov is one of the most highly recognized Boston wedding photographers and photography teachers around Massachusetts. The following photographs are from a Newport, RI wedding at one of our favorite venues, Belle Mer.
Corinna Raznikov received her degree from the University of the Pacific in Art. Since then she has refined her portrait photography skills at the University of Scottsdale and Harvard University. Corinna has received numerous awards and praise for her elegant and beautiful photographs ranging from luxurious portraits to stunning photographs of the bride on her big day. We are continuously inspired by Corinna Raznikov stunning Boston wedding Photography and this particular Newport, RI wedding at Belle Mer. We can’t wait to see her work from this wedding season!
History was made in Massachusetts in 2004 when same-sex marriage was declared legal. Ever since, Bernadette Smith and the rest of her 14 Stories team have been planning fabulous same-sex weddings in Boston and around the United States. The following photographs are from Tim and Mark’s Storybook wedding at the Boston Public Library:
14 Stories by Bernadette Smith is the top same-sex wedding planner in Boston. 14 Stories has spent the last seven years promoting marriage equality and reducing homophobia through planning wonderful weddings for same-sex and progressive – minded couples around the United States. Stationed in Boston and New York, 14 Stories was the first official wedding planning firm for the LGBT community and has planned the most wedding since opening its doors in 2004 in Massachusetts when same-sex marriage became legal. Passionate about marriage and wedding planning, Bernadette Smith chose to plan Tim and Mark’s Boston Public Library Wedding. Although Tim and Mark live in California, they chose to be married in Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal. There wedding was both beautiful and elegant. They chose to use their wedding location as insipration for a theme and decor – books! Throughout the photographs you can see the darling little literary details that accompany this same-sex Boston Wedding. We love what they’ve done with the space and can’t wait to see 14 Stories next wedding!
Before computers and ink jet printers or paint and stencils, there was a unique form of printing. In the 1400’s Jonathon Gutenberg unintentionally changed the wedding world forever. By creating movable type, he revolutionized the relief printing process. Printmakers were able to ink the letters and images and then press them onto the paper, creating a raised legible imprint. In the 21st century world of weddings, Gutenberg’s little press has created a market for traditional letterpressers. The raised letters and unique impressions produced by the press along with the thick paper and custom colors recreates a beautiful and traditional look. The invitation is the first step to every wedding and a letterpress invitation is a sophisticated option for the classic wedding.
Allure Invitations, a Boston custom invitation company, offers customers individualized invitations for weddings and other special occasions. From save the dates to thank you cards, Allure Invitations will guide you every step of the way. They will help you chose color, paper, size and more. Mara K. Weiner from Allure Invitations is pleased to announce her exclusive ability to offer Boston brides designer letterpressing from The Lettered Olive and Natural Impressions.
The Lettered Olive is a Couture Wedding Letterpress line based out of Charleston, South Carolina. With a ready to order collection as well as the option to customize every detail of your stationary, you really can’t go wrong with this collection. Hand crafted in a 15th century Italian Mill, The Lettered Olive features 100% cotton paper in a Candlelight or Buttercream color. The ultra thick and subtly textured paper defines the couture wedding letterpress. The Lettered Olive is known for its die cut shapes, back of invitation letter pressing, edge painting, laser cut belly wraps and decorative motifs or monograms. Passionate about every card made, the Lettered Olive team will do what it takes to make Boston wedding invitations stand out.
Natural Impressions, offers brides everything from Hollywood Glam to Casual Chic. Kick off your wedding with an invitation that makes a statement. Natural Impressions customized your invitations to fit the theme, mood and style of your wedding, save the date, bridal shower, or even a destination wedding. Choose between a plethora of papers, appliqués and custom design elements to create and invitation that establishes your events unique style.
The Lettered Olive
Mara K. Weiner of Allure Invitations
It’s the night before one of the biggest days of your life – tomorrow you will be fearlessly walking down the aisle. You’ll be celebrating your one-year anniversary in no time and before you know it your driving your first born to kindergarten. One thing that you shouldn’t have to worry about before happily ever after is the stress of your rehearsal dinner. Filled with close friends and family and great food the service at the restaurant should be attentive yet discreet. The atmosphere should be intimate yet allow room for a fabulous dinner party for you and your guests. We believe the rehearsal dinner should be as important as your Boston wedding. It’s time to take advantage of Boston’s best restaurants. The following five restaurants are perfect Boston Rehearsal Dinner locations for an evening of fun and food.
Looking for a little Italian flare? Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse focuses on the simple things in life: good ingredients and good service. With a menu staring handmade pastas and aged beef that cuts like butter the only thing this restaurant is missing is you and your bridal party. Davio’s three different private dining rooms can accommodate up to 100 people for your dinner. We love the antipasto appetizer with the Kobe Sirloin.
Want to stroll through the Boston Commons on your way to dinner? XV Beacon, a boutique hotel located on 15 Beacon Street, is the home of the intimate and modern steakhouse, Mooo Restaurant. With elegant furniture and a beautiful bar Mooo is the perfect location for the modern bride. It’s unique and chic private dinning room, appropriately named The Wine Cellar, seats sixty, giving you and your friends and family the ultimate VIP treatment. The room’s high ceilings are lined with Mooo’s extensive wine menu, truly adding to the distinctive experience.
If steak is a little too heavy for you and your family than try Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge. This prominent local restaurant is known for more than just its zebra accents. Experienced in hosting all things wedding, the owners of Upstairs on the Square will make sure that your rehearsal dinner will flow effortlessly between courses and conversation. You’ll work personally with owners Deborah Hughes and Mary-Catherine Deibel to perfect every detail of the night. Interested in more than just a rehearsal dinner? Upstairs on the Square can even accommodate entire weddings within its Harvard Clubhouse location.
Another one of our favorite restaurants to recommend to engaged couples for rehearsal dinners is Mistral. It’s sophisticated yet intimate private dining room can accommodate up to sixty people for dinner. Known around town for its spectacular and award winning French Mediterranean cuisine and fabulous wine collection, this Bean Town favorite will do whatever it takes to make sure that your rehearsal dinner turns out exactly how you want it to.
Last but certainly not least, Boston’s L’Espalier Restaurant. Located in the heart of Back Bay, L’Espalier’s menu blends French Cuisine with New England’s local specialties. With multiple dining rooms and the ability to customize your menu, L’Espalier will make sure that your Boston wedding rehearsal dinner is unique to you and your wedding.
See something you like for more than just a rehearsal dinner? The best part about these restaurants is that they are all available to accommodate your actual wedding.