We are thrilled to be featured on BostonMagazine.com for the launch of Boston Planners Dining Club! Founded by Tammy Golson of Tammy Golson Events and me (SG), Boston Planners Dining Club is a private group of some of Boston's best wedding planners.
It all started in NYC when our colleague, Jove Meyer, grew tired of awkward tastings with new vendors. He decided to liven things up by inviting a few planner friends along for the next tasting, unintentionally starting the original Planners Dining Club. Fast-forward a couple of years to Tammy and I having coffee in Boston. Tammy was just back from one of Jove's recent events and was ruminating on the idea of launching Boston's very own dining club. I said: "let's do it!" and with Jove's blessing, we dove into the deep end and Boston Planners Dining Club was born!
The purpose of Boston Planners Dining Club is to foster community and camaraderie amongst wedding planners in Boston, while planners simultaneously experience venues and vendors' talents and services first hand. Once fellow planner Sara Kovel and husband, Chef William Kovel, heard about our plans, they enthusiastically offered to host the first dinner in their restaurant, Catalyst. If you haven't had the pleasure of eating there yet, you must go immediately! The food is out of this world. I was so full by the end of the meal that I almost didn't have dessert. If you know me, this is highly-unusual. Of course, I managed to find the space and boy am I glad I did - the chocolate mousse is life changing. The restaurant is right in Technology Square and is full of natural light and neutral wooden walls - combine all of that with the food and it's basically a planner's venue dream!
Tammy and I design each event and collaborate with creative partners to bring each vision to life. The club itself is only for planners, but our collaborators also each get a seat at the table. For this dinner, it all started with a menu. When we asked Julie from Fete Collection if there was anything she's been dying to try and would want to showcase at a dinner like this, she said yes! When she showed Tammy and I the first proof, we were excited. How many menus have you seen with hand-stitching? The menu was letterpressed and accented with a vellum watercolor sheet. This watercolor design was later printed onto the custom bar by PBD events. They also built the modern cocktail tables.
When Marc Hall and his team saw the watercolor vellum, they picked up on the orange and yellow hues to design fun, Spring-inspired florals. Once we had a sense of florals, Tammy and I headed to Party Rental Ltd, which just launched their Boston office. Black flatware and grey china give this design a more masculine edge, while still feeling light. We loved the industrial tables from Party Rental and brought in the acrylic tabletop to coordinate with the bar.
Once guests arrived, Speechless Music began to play. They rotated through a couple of different musicians so that we could really get a really for what they can do and it was the perfect soundtrack to the evening!
Lucky for us, Person + Killian Photography photographed the evening for us and SH videography caught the whole thing on film! Be sure to watch the highlight reel above and don't miss the full feature by our press partner, Boston Magazine! You can read it here.
A huge thank you to the incredible talent that made this event possible: Photographer: Jill Person of Person + Killian | Videographer: George Horemiotis of SH Videography | Venue and dinner: Catalyst Restaurant | Florals: Marc Hall Design | Custom Bar and Cocktail tables: PBD Events | Watercolor imagery for the bar + Menus + Place cards: Fete Collection | Music: Speechless | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Press Partner: Boston Magazine
We are delighted to bring this concept to Boston and can't wait for our next event - coming late summer 2018!