Alex + Christina | Windhover Wedding

We had the pleasure of being part of Alex + Christina’s wedding day this past summer at the Windhover Center for Performing Arts.  Alex and Christina met in the restaurant business, and wanted to bring a sense of hospitality into their big day.  They incorporated both their backgrounds to create a perfect balance of New England + Southern cuisine!  We loved their relaxed vibe and their clear sense of vision for creating a simple day with friends and family.  Alex and Christina  chose our Magic Details package. Moira filled her bouquet with her favorites; billy balls, hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and greens.  The color palette was light yellow, pink, white, and green. Brianna Cox did an amazing job at capturing their special day. P.S., take a peak at her blush wedding dress, we love it!

Congratulations Alex + Christina!

xo Kelsey



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Find your Inspiration: Vibrant Handmade Pillow

Inspiration can strike at anytime! It could be an amazingly vibrant wallpaper or maybe even an heirloom like a pillow your great grandmother crocheted. Whatever may strike your wedding fancy, roll with it! 
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{The Whimens Inspiration}: A beautifully vibrant handmade pillow (or cushion if you’re from England) 
{Colors}: Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow- Warm Tones.
{Tablescape}: We suggest keeping elements of the table (like the tablecloth, plates and utensils) simple and clean in tones of white or cream. Then you can bring in the pops of colors into the napkins and centerpieces so that the overall look isn’t drenched in color. 
{Florals}: Use simple apothecary jars with various brightly colored flowers. Let the flowers do all the work when it comes to color. I mean, seriously, just look at these colors! It’s like they got all dressed up for this occasion and boy, do we appreciate it. 

{Favors}: Keeping the handcrafted theme and inspiration in mind the couple had a friend make their own pale ale! We love when a couple enjoys seriously awesome craft beer especially when they give it as favors.

{Details}: If you have been sitting here wondering why the bride in this collage looks super familiar, it could be because it’s our one and only Natalie Pinney! And if you know Natalie, you understand her choice in bright colors and details! Her vibrant personality definitely comes though in all of her wedding photos (taken by the amazing Katie Noble). A little suggestion from the bride regarding the details of your wedding is to make sure that you let your photographer know that detail shots are important to you. They sure were important to Natalie and it shows!

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Kate + Marc’s Boston Wedding at the Renaissance Hotel

Kate + Marc came to us with a clear vision of a lush wedding surrounded by their family and friends.  We loved their sense of tradition and classic look, with pops of gold. Their wedding day took place at the gorgeous Marriott Renaissance in the beginning of August.   Kate + Marc went with our Custom Floral Package, with Mercury Glass centerpieces and our fantastic tall stemmed floating candles, to give it a romantic feel.  Their flower choices were dahlias, snap dragons, hydrangea, garden roses, and astilbe. A special thanks to Posh and Prep for their fantastic table numbers + calligraphy! Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Katie Noble Photography, they’re stunning!


Congratulations Kate + Marc, we loved being apart of your special day!

xo Kelsey



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Find Your Inspiration: Wildflowers

Throughout the many weddings that Whim has beautified we have seen many fabulous couples come in with an idea or feeling as an inspiration for their big day. In some cases a couple may be an open book and that’s totally cool with us! Our job is to pull an idea or theme out of that jumbled web-like wedding brain of yours. Luckily we have 4 brains that get to pick yours apart! It’s like having 4 wedding therapists (or perhaps Whimapists?) Most of the time you won’t even know you’ve got your theme until we hear you say one word that makes our eyes light up (and no that’s not our “crazed wedding planner” look it’s our “that’s it” look). So don’t be scared when we look at each other and start blurting out sounds like  ”EE!!!” “Ooo!” and “AHH!”. Those are the sounds of success, my friends. That is what this blog is all about. Showing how we “Find Your Inspiration” and create a wedding by a single thought, idea or object. Enjoy! -G

The Whimen’s Inspiration: A Field of Wildflowers
Colors: ROYGBIV, baby. We took on the entire color wheel. 
Tablescape: We went Au Naturel when it came to tablescape.  The Rattan chargers and twine wrapped napkins/utensils add an awesome texture to the already arts and craft style farm table.
Florals: The free-spirited bride wanted the florals to appear as if they were freshly plucked from a field which suits her oh-so well. 
Favors: Jam was their jam. Get it? And how adorable are those labels? What a way to preserve their love! Okay, I’m done with the puns. For now at least.  
Details: It was important for us to capture the effortless style of the bride an groom. We wanted to create a setting that was as easy-going and relaxed as the couple. A lot of string lights, tea lights and additional greens helped us to accomplish that feel within and outside of the tent. They were a breeze to work with, so we thought their wedding should be nothing less than a breeze for them. 
See, even looking out your window on a road trip and seeing something breathtaking like a field of wildflowers could be your wedding inspiration. There is no limit to inspiration, well maybe there is. If you’re having kids attend the wedding let’s keep it PG, people.

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Audrena + Tim Wedding at the Beechwood Hotel

When we first met Audrena, we absolutely adored how charismatic and excited she was!  Every design meeting we had with her, she cried tears of joy.  We love to see brides with such a sense of passion and love for creating such a sentimental wedding. She came to Whim with a vision of an intimate, romantic, film noir wedding. SWOON! She and her fiance Tim had an epic love story of their own, and we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of it. Audrena chose our Custom Floral Design as well as our Event Styling to bring their love story to life on the big day! The flowers are lush, textured, deep, and moody.  All of the flowers were in a deep pink, blush, maroon, cream, and green color scheme.  We used flowers like Astilbe, Roses, Hanging Amaranthus, Protea, Coxcomb, and Dahlias to create her dream lush floral arrangements.

This gorgeous wedding took place at the Beechwood Hotel, and the day was captured by the talented Nicole Baas. Audrena + Tim’s wedding day was also featured on Ruffled blog, take a peak here! Congrats Audrena + Tim! We heart you. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do! xo Kelsey


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Find Your Wedding Inspiration: Brazilian Throws

One of the first things we do when a couple comes to us for event design and styling is ask them what their home looks like. What personal style do they have? Where do they shop? What colors are in their living room? Most of the time, inspiration is right under their noses but they are temporarily blinded by the bling. ;) . Our job is to bring out that inspiration and translate it into the best day of their lives! So, each month, we will be blogging a piece called “Find Your Inspiration,” taking one inspiration piece and showing how that favorite can make a gorgeous wedding design.

Brazilian Throw{What they wished for}“Southwestern desert meets Brazilian beach with a touch of magic.” A party that meshed their love for travel together and the groom’s Brazilian culture. Here’s how we made it come to life:
{Our Inspiration}: We loved the idea that a beautiful Brazilian throw or colorful Pendleton blanket seemed to sum up the entire design of the day. Think: cozy, cultured and colorful!
{Colors}: No shade is missing from these gorgeous throws, so we had free range to choose the hues. We loved mixing in bright yellows, vibrant orange, deep pinks, reds, blues and greens into the design.
{Tablescape}: We selected colorful and earthy pottery from West Elm as the centerpiece, mixing in cactus plants and bright blooms. To create a natural look for table scape, we used a simple striped linens and copper silverware, similarly used in Brazilian kitchens, for that cozy feel.
{Floral}: Both the bride and groom loved using local and cultural flowers, with a ton of texture. We even included mini pineapples! (Note: We will never reject the idea of using mini pineapples, ever.)
{Food}: The couple served family-style seasonal cuisine, colorful including fish & vegetarian dishes. The colors and texture of the food added to the table design!
{Details}: The grooms mother gave the couple a traditional piece of Brazilian artwork, featuring a couple on their wedding day. We highlighted this cultural gift by hanging it in plain view of the guests as they entered the reception room.
Photos by Katie Noble Photo. 


The idea that a throw can translate into a colorful and comfortable wedding day is kindof cool right? In fact, we might call it downright magical. What element in your home inspires you?
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Rina + Ian’s Wedding at the Essex Conference Center & Retreat

Tucked away in Boston’s beautiful North Shore, you will find the The Essex Conference Center and Retreat and a retreat is exactly what it is! A tranquil garden and quaint lily covered pond with a trickling waterfall create the picture perfect place for two lovebirds to tie the knot. Luckily for me, I was able to experience this when I was the Day of Coordinator for Rina and Ian who said “I do” there in May.

After the vows were exchanged and sealed with a kiss, the fun really began! Rina swapped her beautiful lace gown for a shorter dress perfect for twirling and this adorable couple shared their first dance to the Beatles. Guests traveled from all over the world to share in this joyous occasion and it was all perfectly captured by the extremely talented Channing Johnson!

Congrats Rina & Ian!

xo xo, Mandi


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Whim’s Year in Review 2014: Part 1: True Love Never Gets Old

As I sat down today to write our 2014 Year In Review, I was actually at a loss for words. I thought maybe if I went back to last years edition, I could think of a good place place to begin. Yet, I instantly became emotional reading it. Mostly because Moira and I still feel the same bursting sense of love and gratitude for our work as we did last year (and in 2012) but even more so. As a new mother, I finally understand what it means to love your child more wholeheartedly every day, for new and different reasons. Moira and I truly feel that same love for Whim. Every single day gets more awesome. Every challenge drives us to get better. Every couple is a new chance to see love in another light.

One of our brides, Alex, wrote a review for us that truly touched us this year. It said: “Natalie and Moira are experienced and busy in the business,yet they make you feel like your wedding is the moment they have been waiting for.” We cried when we read it, because every wedding we are even a small part of is the moment we are waiting for. Each wedding suddenly becomes our one and only, our new favorite, the apple of our eye, a special and irreplaceable moment in time. (Just ask Moira to tell you her favorite bouquet….Hint: It’s always the one she is working on at that moment!). We never tire of it. Love never gets old.

So as we ring in the New Year, we are excited to look back at 2014 and reflect on these growing moments of love. We are so very grateful to our clients for opening up their hearts, for letting us in to their lives and for reminding us that real love simply keeps getting better every day.

ps. Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 of the Year In Review: a gushing look at the second half of our 2014 weddings, and some fun facts about our awesome team of #whimen. ;)

Happy New Year!

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And a huge thank you to the amazing Photographers who allow us to cherish these moments by capturing them so beautifully: Alexandra Roberts Photography, First Mate Photo, Leise Jones Photography, Katie Noble Photo, Channing Johnson Photography, Carla Ten Eyck, Nicole Baas Photography, Brianna Cox Photography, Daphne & Dean Photography, Bella Wang Photography, Justine Johnson Photography, JP Langlands Photography,Hello Love Photography, Stop Go Love Photography, Lindsey Mae Photo, Yaritza Colon Photography & Janet Moscarello Photography.





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Happy Holidays from Whim!

{That time we were elves}

Twas the night before Christmas (vacation)…

and all through the studio…

not a creature was stirring…

well, except for Kristin Chalmers’ camera and the #whimen, yo!

As the Whim team closes for the next two weeks (first time EVER!) We wish all of you whimsters the happiest & joyous of Holiday Seasons! Kristin, thank you for taking these super holiday photos for us, and helping us celebrate 2014 in full force!! See you all in January!!


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Our Top 4 Personalized Wedding Bands: Wedding Bells are RINGing!

One thing that I see on occasion that I absolutely love is personalized rings. I know engraving rings has been something that couples have done for ages but I’m talking about more than engraving, though that is adorable as well. I’m talking about the modernization of engraving or personalizing your wedding bands. Let me preface this with the fact that some of these are pretty awesome so if you already bought your wedding bands, I’m sorry but you are going to have to return them and go get these.

Sound Waves:
These wedding bands have the outline of the sound wave image of your spouse saying “I Do”. Ridiculous right? Ridiculously adorable, that is. Seriously though, this is a fabulous idea 1,000,000 points to the person who came up with this idea.


Photo Credit and designer: Sakurako Shimizu

This idea is a great way to give your rings some awesome texture. Have your spouses fingerprint engraved into your wedding band! It’s a very personal way to have a piece of them with you at all times. You can have the fingerprint engraved on the outside or the inside of the band depending on your personal preference.

Find this Ring on Etsy by 

Latitude & Longitude:
This is a great idea for any couple but especially a couple who loves traveling. You can have the latitude and longitude of the place where you met or where your getting married engraved on your wedding band as a way to personalize them!

Find this Ring on Etsy by Monkeysalwayslooky.


This is great for the couple that loves going to shows together, met at a concert or just enjoy relaxing to some music at the end of the night. The music of your first dance could be engraved on the outside and the title on the inside. It’s a great way to remember your song together!

Find this Ring on Etsy by Myfavoritesong

Wedding bands are now taking on their own special conversation. There is more to just the basic wedding band. These are just a few ways that modern wedding bands can be personalized. Feel free to explore more ways on websites like Pinterest and Etsy. Many Jewelry designers are willing to work with you as well so don’t hold back. If you think you have a crazy idea, pitch it to them! We always love when a couple comes to us with amazing new concepts! It keeps our creative ideas fresh! Don’t be afraid to “sound a little weird” we like “a little weird” here at Whim. After all, that’s why they hired me (though I choose to use the word quirky).

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