Artsy / Boston / Dressing Up / Fashion / inspiree by s / Wedding

Winter Wedding at the College Club of Boston

We were SO blessed to be invited to attend the sweetest winter wedding of B’s childhood friend, Lisa, and to see her be the happiest that anyone had ever seen her (testified by several guests). Lisa and Mike decided to hold their intimate affair at the College Club of Boston. It is the oldest women’s college club in the United States, and is currently an 11-room bed and breakfast in the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood. Approximately 50 family and friends gathered to toast the nuptials of Lisa and Mike and the affair was beautifully planned and executed by the bride’s sisters and both families.

My eyes were lined with tears multiple times that afternoon and evening, but most memorably, the brides vows included the following touching phrase:

…and I promise to remind you of how precious you [the groom] are.

Congratulations to Mike and Lisa, and cheers to a happy honeymoon and start to your life!

~||||~

IMG_1752

my favorite bag, a special present! bag: kate spade// jacket: j.crew (a whillllllle back) heels: sole society

 jewelry: inspireebys dress: sale, sale, sale! anthropologie

what I wore: jewelry: inspireebys dress: sale, sale, sale! anthropologie

IMG_1735

the room was filled with antique details like this clock on the mantel of the fireplace and tea lights in mercury glass lined book shelves and ledges throughout the occasion room.

IMG_1732

BEAUTIFUL settings in sea foam, with each table labeled with Cedar, Lily, Vineyard, Fig, and Dove, all from the Song of Songs in the Bible.

IMG_1671

the groomsmen, groom, and officiant discuss some final details.

IMG_1731

IMG_1724

sparkle sparkle! each of the pins were glittered from all angles.

IMG_1723

groomsmen line the staircase outside the cocktail reception.

IMG_1730

we were inside drinking coffee, tea, and hot chocolate with whipped cream and maraschino cherries (some of us, determining the best ratios of coffee and hot chocolate to make the PERFECT mocha) and looked out at the Commonwealth Mall as the lights were just beginning to turn on on the trees outside.

IMG_1677

family happy to be there to cheer them on.

IMG_1680

those doors were closed, and a hush fell over the room when the flower girl began to walk up the aisle. Excitement!

IMG_1681

IMG_1685

pretty bridesmaids in sea foam dresses.

IMG_1688

wooooosh! the doors suddenly opened and they entered.

IMG_1687

IMG_1690

the bride’s father is Italian and looked very handsome to escort his dear daughter down the aisle.

IMG_1691

Father gives away his daughter bride, and the groom looks on at his soon-to-be wife. Pretty dress and veil!

IMG_1693

the ceremony begins.

IMG_1697

a word of encouragement from the Father of the Groom, married at least 35 years.

IMG_1717

IMG_1710

IMG_1706

He reads his vows.

The Kiss.

The Kiss.

IMG_1707

Then she reads her vows.

IMG_1716

They made it – they’re finally married! How good to lean on your beloved.

IMG_1720

IMG_1721

that BIG grin. what did I tell you??? They’re happy to be together AND married.

IMG_1669

a GORGEOUS ceiling and chandelier. I can’t get enough of it.

IMG_1736

with the happy couple

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s