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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!



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


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.


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.


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



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


groomsmen line the staircase outside the cocktail reception.


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.


family happy to be there to cheer them on.


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



pretty bridesmaids in sea foam dresses.


wooooosh! the doors suddenly opened and they entered.



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


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


the ceremony begins.


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




He reads his vows.

The Kiss.

The Kiss.


Then she reads her vows.


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



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


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


with the happy couple


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