Posts tagged #Cape & Islands

Suzanna March Photography

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

in short Suzanna was simply fantastic and I’d refer her to anyone. Specifically her ability to artfully structure and capture the most beautiful, natural shots, sense of humor and ease of working together- made us feel extremely comfortable and had everyone laughing along the way.

by CG

Wedding Date September, 2017

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Posted on January 14, 2018 and filed under Photo.

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Dulce Press

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In short So professional, easy to work with, affordable and super high quality.

To elaborate I worked with the owner Jen on printing our invitations, designing our ceremony programs, menus, and signage telling people where to go. We're Boston Based but held our wedding in Colorado so some items needed to be shipped to the mountains. There is so much to worry about in the wedding planning process, especially when planning from afar, but Jen removed all of the stress from invitations and printed materials. I knew she would respond quickly and deliver incredible work. She exceeded expectations at every point. I cannot recommend her enough! 

Date April 2016

Wedding Location Boston & Colorado

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Posted on April 28, 2016 and filed under lighting, decor.

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Winslow Estate

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In short I couldn't have been happier with it, and everyone is still talking about it 8 months later. My sister-in-law got married there three years before us, and we fell in love with it-- it's now such a special place for our family.

To elaborate They only do weddings in the shoulder season, and you have to rent the entire house for a week (so you're present for tent set-up etc in the days leading up the wedding), but that made it all the more fun-- our family and entire bridal party stayed there, and we had my bachelorette there a few days before.

Wedding Date May, 2015

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Posted on March 18, 2016 and filed under venue.

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Sperry Tents

In Short We rented a sail cloth tent and it was unbelievable; it made the setting!

To Elaborate Sperry is worth the money! The tent is in perfect condition and it created such a different feel than a regular canopy tent would have. Sperry was great to work with but you definitely need to work a little harder with the communication and finalizing all plans. Their dance floor is beautiful and we also used their Candelabra Chandelier Lights which were perfect and far less expensive than most other vendors will charge for a similar look. The tent had an intimate and romantic feel even though it was one of their biggest tents and it could not have looked prettier at our venue.

Wedding Date August, 2015

Wedding Location Chatham Bars Inn (South Lawn), Chatham MA

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Posted on August 24, 2015 and filed under decor.

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Luxury Loo

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Luxury Loo was great to work with.

Photo Courtesy of Luxury Loo & Michelle Bessiere

Photo Courtesy of Luxury Loo & Michelle Bessiere

To Elaborate Their bathrooms are far nicer than any others that we looked into for our tent wedding. They are cottage-style and were spacious enough to accommodate 300 guests. The only issue I had was with the window boxes; they were not worth the additional fee so I would suggest having your florist provide the arrangements for these.

Wedding Date August, 2015

Wedding Location Chatham Bars Inn (South Lawn), Chatham MA

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Posted on August 24, 2015 and filed under decor.

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Be Our Guest Rentals

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Professional, creative, innovative

To Elaborate We rented tables, chairs, linens, and all of the serving ware from Be Our Guest. They have two showrooms, one in Boston and the other on the Cape and both were easy to get to and gave us great idea of what the interior of our tent would look like. I worked very closely with Dyanne and she was amazing. She really knows the industry well and works closely with a lot of other vendors, which helped significantly in the planning process. Dyanne created a beautiful look and was exactly how we envisioned it. She was professional and responsive with emails and I was so happy she was a part of our day!

Wedding Date August, 2015

Wedding Location Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham MA

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Posted on August 24, 2015 and filed under decor.

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Kelly Cronin Photography

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Professional, natural, and amazing to work with! She has amazing energy and goes above and beyond

To Elaborate Kelly was so incredible from the time we met her to the weeks following the wedding. I don't have one complaint about She is extremely laid back and makes you feel right at home with the camera. She has a great energy about her and is passionate about what she does. We worked with her on our engagement photos and the wedding day and she made us feel so comfortable and had us laughing throughout both days. Her pictures are amazing and she really goes above and beyond to capture every moment. My husband and I wanted more candids and wanted to make sure we weren't being pulled in a million directions for pictures throughout the wedding day and she made sure that happened. She was direct and organized with the more formal pictures so they flowed nicely and was incredible in making sure she got all the candids. She did have an assistant with her on the day of, which also helped in the candids! They were both running to different parts of the venue, standing on chairs, and doing whatever it took to capture every moment! they were so amazing!

Wedding DateAugust 7, 2015

Wedding Location Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham MA

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Posted on August 24, 2015 and filed under Photo.

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Lilacs

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reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Karen Taddei is incredibly talented. From the first sample bouquet I ever saw, I knew this was one thing about the wedding I would not have to worry about. Her artistic eye is unparalleled. She managed to take a few vague adjectives of mine and turn them into the most beautiful arrangements all over the grounds of CBI and created a perfectly elegant and natural feel.

By A.M.

Wedding Date September, 2016

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Review 2

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Creative, professional, and fun to work with.

To Elaborate Karen from Lilacs was such a pleasure to work with and made the tent. Karen is extremely creative and is extremely honest in her opinions of what is needed, which made the process that much easier. She has a lot of experience on the Cape and at most of the venues and therefore was able to offer great advice on what works where and when. Karen goes above and beyond to fill your vision and in all honesty, the centerpieces and candles were even prettier than I had envisioned. Even the Father of the Bride made mention of how incredible the flowers were- she is worth the money!

Wedding Date August, 2015

Wedding Location Chatham Bars Inn, MA

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Review 3

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Extremely creative and talented

To Elaborate Owner, Karen, did an incredible job with our wedding flowers and far exceeded our expectations. She did a great job of understanding the look we were going for and executing it perfectly. She had an incredible vision, and was able to compliment her flower arrangements with the perfect lanterns and candles to create the romantic, elegant vision we wanted. Going into the wedding, we weren't given an incredibly clear vision of what flowers were being used, but everything turned out perfectly and we would highly recommend working with Karen!

Wedding Date August, 2015

Wedding Location Cotuit, MA

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Posted on August 24, 2015 and filed under florist.

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Lisa George Make-up Artist & Hair Associates

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Lisa and her team made my make-up look exactly how I wanted it to. Natural, soft, and beautiful. They were also great to work with!

To Elaborate Lisa has an incredible eye and talent for makeup and works with an extremely professional group of hair and makeup artists. She was not only able to accommodate hair and makeup for 15 people but was organized and laid back all morning and everyone looked gorgeous. The team was extremely professional and attentive throughout the planning process too. I was planning a wedding from abroad and only had a few weeks back home that I could work in a trial and Lisa was extremely accommodating with my tough schedule.

Wedding Date August 7, 2015

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Posted on August 24, 2015 and filed under style: for her.

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Katie Kaizer Photography

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

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Courtesy of Katie Kaizer Photography

In Short Katie Kaizer is an amazing photographer, capturing every moment of our wedding day so beautifully. Not only is she extremely talented, but she is equally professional and kind. She was very well organized and fully prepared us with a rough timeline for the day. Katie also knew and had worked with most of our vendors which made us feel even more at ease! Everything ran according to plan and Katie soon shared our much anticipated blog post followed by the full collection within a couple of weeks. We will cherish these photographs for a lifetime!

To Elaborate My husband and I worked with Katie for our engagement photos as well as our rehearsal dinner and wedding day on Nantucket. Not only is she extremely talented, but she is equally professional and kind. We could not have felt more at ease and comfortable in front of the camera and that is all thanks to Katie! I initially came across Katie's work in many Nantucket magazines. We first met for engagement photos on Nantucket the weekend before Daffodil festival and Katie had the perfect shots in mind. She captured us and the island so beautifully. Throughout the year we emailed and phoned to talk about the details, including a timeline of the day to keep us organized. Living in London, we were initially concerned about planning from afar, but it could not have gone more smoothly. Katie also knew and had worked with most of our vendors which made us feel even more at ease! Once we arrived on island, we met one last time to run through the final details. Everything ran according to plan and we were eager to see the photographs! Katie soon shared our much anticipated blog post followed by the full collection within a couple of weeks! All photos were shared in color as well as black and white. We will cherish these photographs for a lifetime!

Wedding Date June, 2014

Wedding Location The White Elephant

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Posted on June 18, 2015 and filed under Photo.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Photo Courtesy of Chef Jason Welch (@jasonwelch ) and @nantucketphotos 

Photo Courtesy of Chef Jason Welch (@jasonwelch ) and @nantucketphotos 

In Short  An amazing place for a bachelorette getaway!

To Elaborate There's an endless amount of things to do for all personality types (as you usually have on these get togethers!). I planned a trip as maid of honor, and it was so rewarding to see everyone having so much fun. I recommend checking out Galley Beach for cocktails at sunset (amazing view!), any number of the fantastic restaurants (Grey Lady set us up with a delicious prix fixe menu in their private dining space), renting bikes to explore the island, hanging at Cisco Brewery (wine tastings, beer, and cocktails plus live music and food trucks), and strolling along Main Street and surrounding area shops. You really can't go wrong!

Bachelorette Date: June, 2015

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Posted on June 18, 2015 and filed under bachelor/ette party.

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Jenny Moloney Photography

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

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Courtesy of Jenny Moloney

In Short, This Vendor Was Jenny was beyond amazing, and I can't imagine working with anyone else.

To Elaborate We met Jenny at our venue for our engagement shoot and she instantly made us feel comfortable and at ease, which made the entire session completely painless. She understood our style and was willing to go anywhere and do anything to capture us in our element. We've only received a teaser from the shoot but the photos are more stunning than we could have imagined, and we can't wait to work with her again in August!

Wedding Location Cotuit, MA

Wedding Date August 2015

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Posted on June 18, 2015 and filed under Photo.

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Soiree Floral

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In Short Soiree Floral is a diverse, professional, talented florist group. Working with Dawn (the owner) was an absolute dream. Having hundreds of weddings under her belt, you are in great hands!

To Elaborate: Dawn provides so many services aside from floral arrangements that she made my wedding vision come true. From ordering our linens, to the smallest accent pieces, she will make your dreams come true! The flowers were very high on our priority list and they completely made our wedding feel over the top magical! Dawn's expertise was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. She had an answer/solution for every question/problem and really made everything come together seamlessly.

Wedding location Nantucket, MA

Wedding Date May 2014

By Rebecca Greeley

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Review 2

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Soirée Floral perfectly captured the romantic feel I had always dreamed of on my wedding day.

To Elaborate As a floral and event design studio, they offered all florist services as well as event design and decor! The team at Soirée Floral created a beautiful setting with a gorgeous floral arch, stunning bouquets and centerpieces, as well as design accents. Throughout the planning process, Dawn Kelly (the owner and creative director) was extremely helpful and well-organized, ultimately creating the perfect soft romantic look we wanted to achieve!

Wedding Date June, 2014

Wedding Location White Elephant, Nantucket


Posted on June 11, 2015 and filed under florist.

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Nantucket Yacht Club

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

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Courtesy of Zofia & Co; Nantucket Yacht Club

In Short The Nantucket Yacht Club is a fantastic venue for a larger wedding on Nantucket. The outdoor/indoor layout is optimal for a nice happy hour watching the sunset followed by a fancy dinner & dancing. By providing the food, tables, china, and wait-staff, they are a logistical dream!

To Elaborate Located right in town, we did not need to provide transportation. Their onsite wedding coordinator eliminated our need for a wedding planner. Many of our vendors were very familiar with the site, which alleviated any anxiety there.

Wedding Date May 2014

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Posted on June 11, 2015 and filed under venue.

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Flipside Band

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reviewer's rating ★★★★★

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in short A band with incredible energy and a wide range of music that sets the tone for the night. Corin (lead singer) and Tim (DJ at after party) were incredible and blew us away at every point of the night. Makes a band worth the money!

To Elaborate: We mainly worked with Corin, one of the bands lead singers and he was so fun to collaborate with. He really catered to our needs and was extremely flexible when it came to the planning. Corin played acoustic at the cocktail hour and then led the band during the reception, which could not have gone any better. They played everything from current top 40's to country, old school classics, and rock and it could not have brought better energy into the night. People were out on the dace floor before dinner was even served! The band did an amazing job at trying to personalize their set list to match our taste in music as well as our vision for how the night was going to go and they exceeded all of our expectations. Could not recommend a band more highly than FlipSide!

Wedding DateAugust 7, 2015

Wedding LocationChatham Bars Inn, Chatham MA

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Review 2

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Flipside met and surpassed all of our expectations ten times over. We could not have been happier.

To Elaborate Corin, Flipside’s bandleader kept everyone on the dance floor with an amazing song list from the moment we went into our tent until the end of the evening when faced with concert-esque chants for "one more song." I feel like I was on the dance floor for five hours straight and didn't want to leave it. Flipside’s greatest strengths are their high energy, versatility as revealed by their artful renditions of everything from Pharrell to Sinatra, and, most of all, their ability to keep everyone from your friends to your parents' friends on the dance floor.

Wedding Date April, 2014


Review 3

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short  They were phenomenal

To Elaborate These guys are the best around. Corin Ashley, lead singer and band manager is an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only do they have an expansive song list, they are very amendable to learning songs not in their catalogue. Quick tip: Pay extra for their horn section; it's worth it.

Wedding Date May 2011

Posted on June 11, 2015 and filed under band.

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Sultans of Swing

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In Short The Sultans were amazing!! So fun and energetic -- had everyone dancing the whole night!

To Elaborate Sultans of Swing were amazing!! We wanted everyone to spend the night dancing and after seeing them perform at other weddings, we knew as soon as we started planning that we wanted the Sultans. We had an 11-piece band with 4 lead singers -- the perfect size for a 200+ outdoor wedding. We chose to have them play the entire night and not take breaks, and the size of the band allowed for several band members to be on stage at all times. I would 100% recommend them!!! Every band member/singer is extremely talented. We requested certain band members we had seen and loved, and while we didn't get any of them for our wedding, the band they put together for us was absolutely perfect!! They were so energetic, played all of the songs we requested, and knew how to keep everyone dancing the whole night. Email response time in the early stages of planning was a bit slow, making it difficult to finalize contracts. Once we got closer to the date, all communication was timely.

Wedding Date August, 2015

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In Short, This Vendor Was Very professional. Excellent performance.

To Elaborate This is an ensemble type band that is arranged to your budget and preference. We went with a standard 3 piece plus a keyboard and a vocalist. The keys add much more variety to the playlist and the vocalist was awesome. Jerry (the owner) was very easy to work with and put together a great group of musicians.

Wedding Date December 2010

 

Posted on June 8, 2015 and filed under band.

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The Sea Grille

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short, This Vendor Was Great Food and Service

To Elaborate EJ, Robin, and Tucker Harvey (owner/chef, owner/front of house & staff management, chef) were extremely attentive and professional through the entire process. They handled the passed apps, raw bar, and service in addition to the dinner. We had 3 options for the main entrees in addition to any specialty dietary meals. The food was fabulous and the service was exceptionally professional. The Harvey family treated us like their family and their flawless and reliable execution was wonderful part of our incredible evening.

Wedding Date December 2010

 

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Posted on June 8, 2015 and filed under caterer.

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Chatham Bars Inn

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reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In shortChatham Bars Inn has an incredible team. Everything from the food and drinks, to the service, to the grounds - impeccable.

To ElaborateWorking with Wedding Coordinator Kate Mann was a dream and the Executive Chef, Anthony Cole, was extremely gracious. CBI was also quick to help us out when we ran into a minor issue related to the placement of our tent just days before the wedding. CBI sent their head engineer to assist us and they were so helpful in resolving the issue. 

Wedding Date September, 2016

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Review 2

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Perfect setting for a summer/early fall wedding.

To Elaborate We had our wedding in a tent on the South Lawn at Chatham Bars Inn. This space overlooks the ocean and could not be a prettier spot. We lucked out and had the perfect weather. The food was outstanding and guests are still talking about it! The service was amazing and they even have a personal waiter for the bride and groom which was great! In having it on the South Lawn, you have to source everything, but the food, out to other vendors. The tent, the bathrooms, the tables/silverware/chairs/linens/lighting etc. all need to be through other vendors. It requires a lot more legwork but also allows you to create the perfect setting for your day and we could not have asked for a prettier one. It was worth all the planning and far exceeded our expectations.

Wedding Date August, 2015

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Review 3

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short, This Vendor Was A perfect location for a beautiful, seaside wedding!

To Elaborate Chatham Bars Inn knows how to throw a wedding! The staff and on-site wedding coordinator, who acted like a personal wedding planner, bent over backwards to make our wedding day special and it was everything we had imagined!

Wedding DatE May, 2014

By Jackie

Posted on June 6, 2015 and filed under venue.

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