March 22, 2015

How to Get the Most Out of Your Engagement Photos


Borrowed&BlueGuest sign in puzzle engagement book

This Borrowed & Blue article shares some great ideas for guest sign in book alternatives. Unique Weddings by Alexis even contributed some of these fun ideas. Read full article here.

March 5, 2015

Boston Park Plaza Indian Wedding Featured in Bliss Celebrations Magazine


Some more well deserved attention for this fabulous wedding which was just featured in the newest issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide! The outstanding team behind this masterpiece included Person + Killian Photography, Flou(-e)r Speciality Floral Events, Boston Sound and Light Company, LLC, Demiche Beaute’, Flour Bakery+Cafe, Rentals Unlimited, Waves Media, Alankar Event Planners & Decor and was hosted at the stunning and historic Boston Park Plaza!

Check out PAGE 71 HERE.

Boston Park Plaza Wedding

Boston Park Plaza Wedding


June 19, 2014

Winter Wedding Featured on Today


This Boston Park Plaza wedding was a warm and bright spot in this year’s grey winter! The bride wore bold gem tones throughout her events, which was refreshing in March. Their mandap, created by Flou(-e)r, was very unique and untraditional. Their decision to forgo the expected and elaborate pillars, arbors, and backdrops proved to be the right choice for the overall feel they were trying to create in the room. The couple opted for gold Manzanita trees to frame the sacred marriage area with soft and romantic lighting and hanging luminaries. The modern feeling reception was formal and fancy! The beautifully bold fuchsia flowers popped on top of the gold sequins linens and runners in the dazzling ballroom. It was a perfect combination of old Boston meets today’s more modern bride! The authentic Indian cuisine was a huge hit as well as the multi-cake display, make your own ice cream sundae bar and candy station. Their guests were truly spoiled!

The rest of the fabulous team included Boston Sound & Light, Minerva Indian Cuisine, Waves Media Group, Demiche Beaute, Flour Bakery, Alankar Decorators, Harbor City Photo Booth and Beauty by May Chin.

And of course this wedding could not be shared with the world without the amazing eye of Person + Killian Photography!! Lauren did such an amazing job!

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June 9, 2014

Style Me Pretty Features Our Chanler at Cliff Walk Wedding

This wedding was a romantic and elegant affair at a cozy mansion in Newport, RI. Lavish guest accommodations, inn right on the cliff walk, gourmet food, and impeccable service, who could ask for more?! This princess bride wore a smile from ear to ear the entire night, she even looked happy and relaxed during the entire outdoor ceremony. With her gorgeous gown and sweeping updo, the bride honestly did look like a princess. I am sure the groom thought their very long engagement was completely worth the wait once he laid eyes on his stunning bride.

The amazing team included The Chanler At Cliff WalkGrazier PhotographyBoston Wedding FilmsAriella Chezar DesignsSoho BandConfectionery DesignsRiverview Chamber PlayersD.A.S. Sound Systems, Inc.Studio 9Impress Me Designs Table Toppers Of Newton and Newport Limousine Service.

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April 15, 2014

Luxurious Indian Wedding at the Boston Park Plaza

What a pleasure it was working with this wonderful couple on their wedding at the Boston Park Plaza. We were blessed to work with such a great team of industry professionals as well! the roster consisted of: Person + Killian Photography, Minerva Catering, Flou(-e)r, Boston Sound & Light, Rentals Unlimited, Alankar Decorators, Demiche Beaute, Able Limo & Beauty by May Chin.

And of course, wonderful Waves Media Group, who created this fun highlight clip!

(click on image below)

Shefali Video Cover

Untraditional Mandap

February 5, 2014

Boston Public Library Wedding – video by Elysium Productions

Please enjoy this gorgeous video of Justine and John’s wedding at the Boston Public Library produced by Elysium Productions.

This was the first time we ever lit the BPL like this for a ceremony. Beware brides, you will want this once you see it! It is simply gorgeous!

Sit back and enjoy….

Boston Public Library Wedding // Justine & John Highlights from Elysium Productions on Vimeo.

February 5, 2014

Most Romantic Spots in Boston

A Hampshire House Sponsored Blog

Summer romance seems to love the great outdoors, and its pulse quickens at the sight of a distant panorama — a starry sky, an urban skyline on the horizon. In terms of scenic views, Boston can accommodate. Like the stage in an amphitheater, Boston is a city at sea level (half of Boston’s current land was actually added over time by filling in the bay) surrounded by outlying hills. These rolling hills provide stunning skyline vistas of the city, plus sights, heights, trails, and climbs. And they are among Boston’s most romantic places. To thrive, romance needs the little details that inspire, and lots of growing space. Here are some ideal settings to stir romance in Boston.

1. If you have a taste for nature and climbing or walking trails, try the Middlesex Fells Reservation (“the Fells”), a 2500-acre preserve in Middlesex County. The Fells is a rocky, hilly expanse of trails, from low-lying pond trails, such Dark Hollow Pond Trail to easy climbing trails like the Bear Hill Trail, which is crowned by a scenic overlook and Wright’s Tower, an old stone structure from which you can see across the Charles River to the Boston skyline. Picnic on the rocks at the foot of the tower where, in fall, you are surrounded by the colorful fall foliage with Boston at your feet. Romance is in the air. []

2. South of the city, you’ll find a bird’s-eye view of Boston from the Blue Hills Reservation in and around Milton. Like the Fells, Blue Hills has many trails for all levels of hiking. It also boasts the oldest weather observatory in the nation and a Trailside nature museum. The “Skyline” trail, a favorite, opens out on a panorama of verdant forest flanked by the Boston cityscape plus Boston and Quincy harbors. Both reservations will spark romance among those who love bird-watching. Friends of the Fells record frequent sightings of eagles, peregrines and hawks, while at the Blue Hills Reservation, you can visit rescued birds of prey at the Trailside Museum. []

3. To experience maritime Boston, the ferry to Provincetown conjures romance as a calm sea swells between you and the harbor skyline. In as much time as a harbor cruise (another romantic option), you can ferry over to the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula for a day trip or brief shopping hop. Stay as short as two hours or as long as ten hours. It’s a romantic day of funky shops and summer beaches book-ended by outstanding views of the seaboard as you leave and return, especially if you return on the last ferry of the evening. Lapping and spraying about you, the water will lull your passage between these two different worlds as the setting sun glistens across the harbor. []

4. If there’s romance in a fragrant blossom or the lush green of a healthy tree, then Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is 285 acres of romance. The oldest arboretum in the country, it’s the home of 15,000 plants, tended with care, grouped in collections, arranged with artistry, and easily enjoyed by way of a mulch covered path. From Rhododendron Dell to the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, the arboretum provides a quiet, cultivated beauty for every season. You’ll find the Lilac Collection, filling the air with fragrance in early spring; the Rhododendron Dell, blooming with color in May and June; and the Maple Collection, a brilliant flush of foliage in the fall. Spend an hour or two at the Arnold Arboretum, and you’ll breathe deeply and dream of a together future. []

5. For a romantic outing closer to the heartbeat of the city, there’s nothing like the gentle flow of a canoe or kayak on the Charles River. There are boat ramps all along the Charles, but the Kendal Square entry gets you closest to the landmark city sights. Here, the waterway is spacious and the slow current gives you plenty of time for sightseeing, people-watching, and enjoying the person you are with. The boat rental outfit Charles River Canoe & Kayak
[] offers a spectacular Sunset Tour that embarks from Kendal right before sunset. In a world apart, your kayak rolls lazily by the Hatch Shell, the lights of the Boston skyline, the shores of M.I.T., and if you’re lucky, a clear moon crests off over the water. It’s a unique sightseeing experience and an irresistible backdrop for stirrings of the heart.

6. As dusk brings you in from hiking trails, open skies, and grand views of the city, your dining experience should reflect all the uniqueness and romance of your day. The Hampshire House on Beacon Hill, set in a five-story Georgian mansion, is as romantic as they come. A favorite place for weddings, with its hearths, high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, the Hampshire House shows romance in every detail of presentation, like dustings of red rose petals on white linen. The ambient charm is only matched by the memorable cuisine. Overseen by Swiss chef Markus Ripperger, when you book your event at this locale, you’ll note that the menu blends European artistry, New England foods, and the freshest, often local, ingredients to create signature dishes like Horseradish-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Cardamom Sautéed Shrimp and Scallops, and the celebrated Maple Roasted Almond and Swiss Chocolate Soup. The Hampshire House often holds special events, too, allowing for an inside look at this storied landmark.

Though they may not be the famous landmarks or touted museums of Boston, the romantic spots on this list embody unique environments of subtlety and care; space and beauty – like romance itself.