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Wedding Planning 101 Workshop at the Gardens at Elm Bank

Yay! Wedding Planning 101 is here again! It’s that time of year for us when the engagement ring selfies are rolling in and we couldn’t be more excited to work with our newly engaged couples on the biggest day of their lives! Yet when we first meet, the one thing they tell us is that they have absolutely no idea where to start and are stressed to the max. (ie; We’re engaged! Now what? We have no idea how to budget! I have no idea what venue to choose, etc.!)  No stress needed.

This year, are beyond excited to take our 3rd Annual Wedding Planning 101 Workshop on the road. We’re bringing all of our budgeting tricks, timeline know-how and vendor tips to the Gardens at Elm Bank on 2/25/17.  Enjoy an amazing lunch from Peppers Artful Events, some awesome draaaankkks, and learn planning tips that only planners know. You won’t want to miss it. Bring your fiance, your mom, or your besties and be prepared to have all your burning wedding questions answered! All are welcome!

ps. Wondering if the workshop is really worth it? Check out this blog that our bride Leila wrote about last years 101 event! Nope, we didn’t pay her. haha.  And her wedding ended up being stunning to boot!

Can’t wait to see you there. Sign up by 2/20!

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Boston Bridesmaid Inspiration: Heartfelt Gifts for Your Gals

A few months ago, we were honored to be featured on Ruffled Blog for our Everyday Bridesmaid photoshoot, a collaboration between some of Boston’s best wedding vendors to create an unforgettable morning of bridesmaid experience. We teamed up with our gal Kathryn at the Everyday Co. to plan, style and design the loveliest way for the bride to artfully thank her girlfriends/maids for their years of companionship and devotion. What better way than champagne, custom hand-stitched hankies and beautiful handwritten notes for your #squad?  We hope you enjoy!

Photos By: Tiffany Von Design | Event Planning, Design & Floral Design Whim Events | Event Styling & Design The Everyday Co. | Venue: The Ames Hotel Boston | Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige via Flair Boston | Robes: Luxxie Boston | Hair Jennifer Tawa Hair Design | Makeup: Lacey Strong of Amanda McCarthy Beauty | Bridesmaids Dresses Monique Lhuillier via Bella Bridesmaids | Handkerchiefs: The Everyday Co. | Calligraphy: Li Ward Hand Lettering

Backyard Cape Cod Wedding: Martha & Josh

Martha & Josh’s backyard Cape Cod Wedding just proves that you can do a mid-summer clambake in October, and it still just works! We adored working with Lola Grace Events on this, who planned this wedding and reached out to us for floral design. This navy, white, champagne and gold color scheme is to die for and we love the hints of fall elements like gold pumpkins & mercury glass. What a gorgeous day!

WHAT WHIM DID: Signature Seasonal Florals

FLOWER CHOICES:  Anemones, ranunculus, fever few, roses, thistle, dahlias and more.

OUR FAVORITE PART OF THEIR DAY: How beautifully their entire “look”

PHOTOS: Michelle Girard

VENUE: Private Home

The Connors Center Wedding: Michelle & Brian

We can’t say enough about Michelle & Brian’s Connors Center Wedding last spring. These two are nothing short of perfect for each other, and honestly some of the world’s most kind-hearted people. They were high school sweethearts and best buds in every way. Michelle had a love for Harry Potter, so we made sure to include some important HP lingo in the design too..and it still gives us butterflies..”After all this time? Always.” Sigh. We wish these two the most amazing version of Always.  xoxo- Whim

WHAT WHIM DID: Signature Seasonal Florals and Styling 

FLOWER CHOICES:  Lots of lavender, hydrangea, garden roses, and astilbe!

OUR FAVORITE PART OF THEIR DAY: Honestly, just working with Michelle & Brian were a dream. But if we had to pick one part, it was the amazing choreographed dance their entire wedding party did. Oh wait,  and let’s not forget about the handwritten notes Michelle wrote to every single guest tucked into their place card envelopes. The sweetest. And the Yay! flags. Ok, we had many favorite parts. 😉

Photos by Yeah Bud Photography | Video by Justin Joslin Wedding Films | Venue: The Connors Center | Catering: Peppers Fine Catering | Paper: Paper Moss | Hair by Jennifer Tawa | Makeup by Swoone Beauty | Planning, Design & Floral: Whim Events | Tent: Sperry Tents | Rentals: NECR | Calligraphy: Posh & Prep

Michelle and Brian // Elegant Tent Wedding at The Connors Center – Dover, MA from Justin Joslin Wedding Films on Vimeo.

 

 

The Crane Estate Wedding: Sarah & Zack

Sarah & Zack’s Crane Estate wedding was nothing short of fabulous, in the best Great Gatsy way. We adored working with Darling Creative Company, who designed this wedding and called upon us for floral design. Oh and we got to hang with DCC and the couple for dinner and drinks to boot! On the wedding day, we used vintage candles and lush mercury glass arrangements for a timeless yet elegant look. Sarah & Zack, we hope you had the best day ever! xoxox

WHAT WHIM DID: Signature Seasonal Florals

FLOWER CHOICES:  Hydrangea, garden roses, eucalyptus & more.

OUR FAVORITE PART OF THEIR DAY: The moment when Sarah saw the grande staircase that we had loaded with greens, flowers and candles. She burst into tears of joy! We also loved how happy she was whenever she was with Zack.

Photos By: Sweet Lady Jane

Venue: The Crane Estate

 

 

Fruitlands Museum Wedding: Christina & Patrick

Reliving the ethereal floral design from Christina & Patrick’s Fruitlands Museum wedding brings us so much joy. These two had a the vision of low-key and organic day, full of love and simplicity. We wish you both all the simple joys marriage has to offer, Christina & Patrick!

What Whim Did: Signature Seasonal Florals

Flower choices:  Scabiosa, Babies Breath, Seeded Eucalyptus and many more!

Our favorite part of their day: Their style. Did these guys walk out of an Anthropologie catalogue or what? 

Photos By: Sara Smile

Venue: Fruitlands Museum

Want more inspiration from this fantastic venue? Click here to check out another great Fruitlands museum wedding!

Tyrone Farm Wedding: Libby & Jeff

Reliving the floral design from Libby & Jeff’s Tryrone Farm Wedding is like walking into a gorgeous wildflower field, don’t you think? We hope your first year of marriage is as bright and beautiful as your wedding day, Libby & Jeff!

What Whim Did: Signature Seasonal Florals

Flower choices: Hellebore, Dahlias, Feverfew, Garden roses, Scabiosa, Lisianthus, Protea, Billy balls, Seeded Eucalyptus and many more!

Our favorite part of their day: Seeing the look of joy on Libby’s face when we delivered those bright, organic beauties to her bridal suite!! She truly appreciated the flowers!

Photos By: Yartiza Colon

Venue: Tyrone Farm

Barn at Gibbet Hill Wedding: Carrie & Steve

Planning Carrie & Steve’s Barn at Gibbet Hill wedding had us full of (local) love! From the moment we met Carrie & Steve, we knew they were one of the most thoughtful couples we had ever worked with. These two are such kind-hearted folk, always putting others needs before their own. This was not only inspiring, but a true testament to how the couple met each other in AmeriCorps! So, we were not surprised one bit when they mentioned one of their biggest wedding priorities (aside from creating a welcoming environment for guests) was to “shop small” – to support local businesses, artists, farmers and american-grown flowers for their wedding day.  Because of their nature of giving back, we were thrilled to have their wedding featured on Style Me Pretty this year. Enjoy these stunning shots and the amazing vendor team at the end of this post! We love YOU, Carrie & Steve!

What Whim Did: Effortless Event PlanningSignature Seasonal Florals

Flower choices:  Dahlias, ruscus, garden roses & hydrangea 

Our favorite part of their day: Carrie sang a song to Steve with her sisters! We had planned their wedding for over a year, and had no idea what an amazing voice she had!!!

Photos By: Jenny Moloney

Venue: The Barn at Gibbett Hill

 

Photography: Jenny Moloney Photography | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau-Ginny | Wedding Cake:Mayflour Confections | Stationery: Gus & Ruby Letterpress | Reception Venue: The Barn At Gibbet Hill | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Alexandra Dale Makeup Artistry | Hair: Caitlin Murphy Stylist | Band: Hip Pocket Orchestra | Favors: Wilson Farm | Favors: Cambridge Cold Brew | Favors:Local Flowers From Heritage Flowers | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Wedding Venue: John Gibbons of First Parish in Bedford | Bridal Bouquet Charm: Delaney Jewelry | Bridal Earrings: Haute Bride | Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau-Ginny | Bridal Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Bridesmaid Shop: Flair Bridesmaid Boutique | Bridesmaid Tote Bags: ZCreateDesign | Bus: Able Limo | Ceremony Musicians: New England String Quartet | Cookie Bar Calligraphy: Extras By Alaina | Dress Shop: The White Dress by the shore | Escort Cards Calligraphy: Yennygrams | Planning + Design + Floral:Whim Events | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Ring Bearer Handmade Ties: Molli & Bean | Wood Signage + Calligraphy: Poppy And Scooter

New England Backyard Wedding: Rachel & Scott

We love looking at these photos from Rachel & Scott’s New England backyard wedding last September. Not only was this couple hilarious, super cool and ridiculously organized, but Rachel’s family home was a stunning place for these two to tie the knot. We met Rachel and Scott around the time of our Wedding 101 workshop. They had a lovely vision of an intimate family affair at Rachel’s home in Sutton, Massachusetts. They wanted a classic, yet elegant feel and loved the blush color scheme. These two chose our classic floral package, completele with hydrangea, roses and dahlias. And, we were thrilled to coordinate the day as well! Rachel was a dream to work with, her planning binder was always neat and organized! And one for most absolute favorite parts of the day was the ceremony, where Scott fist-pumped the crowd after their first kiss! CLASSIC!!!!  We hope your first year of marriage has been amazing, Rachel & Scott. Our best to you!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox – whim

Photos by the amazing Tiffany Von.

Private Home Wedding: Emily & Jason

Just a year ago today, the weather was gorgeous at Emily’s parents home in Connecticut, setting the perfect day for Emily & Jason’s private home wedding.  We are thrilled to share these photos with you on their first anniversary and relive such an amazing day.

Emily & Jason are wedding professionals themselves, owners and photographers of Kan Photography. So, when they asked us to plan their big day, we were honored. They came to Whim just about 3 months before their wedding, and knew exactly how they wanted the day to feel. But with the short time frame and added logistics of a backyard wedding, they knew they needed a planner. Working with them was a dream and we loved getting to know them better! Emily and Jason are travelers and foodies, so they wanted to treat their guests well, with a carefully curated menu and delicious drinks inspired by their travels. They hired the fantastic chefs from Culinary Breakdown, who created a family style menu guests raved about, complete with ceviche, gazpacho, skirt steak and strawberry shortcake. Not to mention, the sangria and lemon Sgroppino were flowing at the bar! Emily adores peonies, so her friend and bridesmaid from Rouvalis Flowers made the bouquets, while Whim created the centerpieces. The property was perfect for their wedding, with a ceremony in the garden, a beautiful Sperry tent in the front yard for dinner, lawn games and drinks in the orchard, and smores under the stars.  And last but certainly not least, their friend and amazing wedding photographer Katie Noble captured the day and all of it’s joy! Happy Anniversary Emily & Jason!! Love you guys!!  xoxox – Whim