Monday, October 11, 2010

10.10.10: Oh What a Night

The first Wedding to grace the pages of III. St Ann's Church in Quincy. Just Married!Fairmont Copley Plaza, BostonCocktail hour in the Ballroom Foyer The stunning Bride & I. Under The Sea themeOpen Bar & Raw BarThe above photo taken after the 250 guests devoured oysters, shrimp cocktail & crab claws.Little Mermaid ice sculpture
The Harp player was magnificent. So were the bartenders dirty martinis.
Reception in the Grand Ballroom - Old Hollywood theme. I've never seen a more romantic, more luxurious wedding reception.
Leah & Tray were invited to attend, meeting Adam's family for the first time this evening. Place cards and seating arrangements were based on Old Hollywood couples.
I was seated at Orson Welles & Rita Hayworth.Tables alternated between metallic gray linens with tall feather flower arrangements
and white with black designed linens with short wide flower arrangements. All the tables were elegantly covered in rose petals and crystalsAnd set in preparation for a 3 course meal.
At one point I had a dirty martini, a glass of white wine & a glass of champagne in front of me. My kind of wedding indeed.
Glamorous and magical would be understatements. Awe-struck would only begin describe my feelings on the atmosphere created in the Grand Ballroom here tonight.
The band was absolutely phenomenal. They played a variety of hits new and old. Something out of a fairy tale, something out of a movie, an Old Hollywood movie...
After the wedding party was announced and the bride and groom entered after a two minute picture and movie montage (made by Adam, he did an incredible job) on the projection screen, we started the evening off right - on the dance floor. The night was orchestrated so that dance and food were intertwined. This formal atmosphere did not include a structured meal in the sense that in the middle of a bite of food, if a fabulous song was playing that you felt the urge to hop up and dance, you did so. The courses were paced with plenty of time in between to allow for conversation, mingling and oh did I mention dancing?!
Admittedly, I have a lot more pictures of food than pictures on the dance floor.
So let's get to that meal, shall we?Appetizer: Tartlet of Creamed Leeks, Smoked Bacon, Wild Mushrooms,
Fresh Farm Egg with Vermont Cheddar Crisp. The star of the meal, without a doubt.
An appetizer to go down in history regardless of the event.Salad: Seasonal Greens, Shaved Parmesan, Grilled Artichokes,
Roasted Tomatoes, Sun Dried Tomato Dressing. The greens were tightly wrapped in a thin slice of cucumber which I thought was an elegant touch to the presentation. The dressing was plated as the salads were served. The white wine option was a CK Mondavi Chardonnay.
The bubbly was a Codormiu Brut from Spain. I chose the Surf & Turf. Entree: Grilled Filet Mignon, Bordelaise with Lobster Tail, Lemon Beurre Blanc. Whipped potatoes as well as asparagus and red peppers wrapped in carrot
and a slice of acorn squash accompanied the meal.
The Cake!
Dessert: Customized Wedding Cake with a drizzle of Raspberry
and Mango Coulis with Chocolate Dipped Strawberry.
Flourless Chocolate Cake. The twins!Sisters & Cathy (Maid of Honor) after a long night of dancing!
Me being artistic with the table settings.
Leah & Tray in the lobby wheeling the ferns & flower arrangements out on a luggage cart.
Post reception drinks in the Fairmont Oak Bar
A stunning bride and handsome groom, fabulous food and drink, non stop music and dance, a family that knows how to throw one hell of a party, pure romance, sheer elegance, true love; Congratulations Kirsten & Phil.


  1. What a wedding, indeed. I love your dress and - did the bride change hers for the after party? I went to a wedding this weekend, too (albeit a more modest one)... I am always critical of the cake, the frosting in particular, and was very pleasantly surprised that it was legit buttercream. Yum!

  2. WOW what a fabulous wedding! You looked stunning as well!

  3. Wow! Glamour party! What a fun night. Everything from the food to the decor looks amazing.

    Congrats to the newlyweds!

  4. Holy crap! What an insane wedding omg! It was like Melissa Rivers, so over the top glam! You look stunning, my dear. QUINSY, woo hoo! ;)

  5. All I can is WOW. Holy crap! This wedding looks incredible. I can't wait to discuss in person. WOW. You look beautiful and so does the bride. PS- They are twins???

  6. Wow - what a gorgeous evening. And you look so glamorous!! nice choice on the dress!

  7. that is SUCH a gorgeous dress. you look beautiful!

  8. I've been in that hotel before!
    I spent three days there in January while at Boston - it's GORGEOUS!
    I bet you've had a blast at that party :D

  9. That wedding looks gorgeous... and so do you! I love your dress! And the bride's second dress is adorable! The mermaid ice sculpture is stunning and it looks like it was the most fabulous night ever!

  10. What a fabulous wedding! I love that mermaid ice sculpture, wow! And the food looks amazing too!

  11. Congrats to them! What a beautiful wedding! I lost count of all the "wow"s I said whilst reading this. You look stunning in that dress, too!

  12. What an absolutely GOR-GEE-US wedding. Everyone and everything looks picture perfect, divine, like, out of a movie perfect. Congratulations to the happy couple. Love. Love. Love your silver dress. =)

  13. What a beautiful wedding and your dress is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see you again on Friday!

  14. Sweetie, you look so beautiful!! And the fishbowls? Love that idea!! Might have to steal it someday ;-)

  15. Umm - omg, that wedding!!!! So elaborate!

    LOVED your dress too - simply stunning. :)

  16. that's my parents church!

    I LOVE your dress. Looks like a fun and gorgeous wedding!

  17. absolutely love your dress! you look stunning!

  18. What a beautiful wedding but the true knockout is you! Don't tell the bride I said so. :)

    I love the centerpieces - they are just stunning.

  19. That wedding looked amazing! And I love that grey dress, it's killer! :-)

  20. wow! that is quite the wedding - what a fun theme! Looks like so much fun!

  21. Love your blog! Please visit/join mine:)

  22. Love love love everything about this wedding. Absolutely gorgeous! :)

  23. What an absolutely stunning wedding!! And the food looked absolutely delicious. Also, I have to say I LOVE your dress and think you made the right decision to wear the other one to the reception. The wedding was a lot fancier than I imagined :) I also LOVE the bride's dress, too!


  24. wow stunner. you look AMAZING! kirsten is glowing! adam looks so handsome! what an elegant and creative wedding reception :)

  25. What a gorgeous wedding!! LOVE your dress - you looked fabulous!

  26. Wow, talk about a gorgeous ceremony!! Love your dress, it was perfect for the event!

  27. You look GORGEOUS in that dress! wow!

    And what a cool wedding, I loved the venue and all the decorations... and of course the food!