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Brilliant Picks: Our Favorite Boston Wedding Venues

Brilliant Picks: Our Favorite Boston Wedding Venues

As wedding planning revs up for the 2018 season, we're sharing our favorite Boston-area wedding venues with you. You won't want to miss #2!

A Brilliant Proposal: Bill and Megan

This is an oldie that somehow managed to escape being featured on the blog - better late than never! Bill and Megan's proposal was certainly one for the books. It all started when Bill told Megan that he had to go to NYC for a work event, and since Megan also goes in and out of NYC often for work, it didn't raise any red flags! Bill invited Megan to come along after she finished her meetings, and she did! 

Fake tickets to the "law event".  Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Fake tickets to the "law event". Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

The event was at Norwood, which is a social club set in an unassuming Brownstone on 14th Street. When Bill and Megan arrived, they checked their coats, handed in their tickets, and then went into the cocktail room to join the party...or so they thought! Instead of finding a law event, Megan was shocked to realize she walked into her very own proposal! 

Long distance aisle runner.  Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Long distance aisle runner. Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Bill wanted his proposal to reflect their love story - which spanned four cities, years of long distance memories, and a future full of exciting adventures. Needless to say, Megan said "Yes!!"

Will you marry me?  Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Will you marry me? Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

A huge thanks to Norwood, The Arrangement, Original Runner Co., and Mikkel Paige Photography for helping to make the magic happen!

Brilliant Event: Corporate Event at One Word Trade

Last month, we had the pleasure of working at One World Trade Center for a corporate event - and it was like no other! Guests arrived via live action elevators as they were brought to the observatory. When they arrived, they were greeted by a huge (7ft tall!) step-and-repeat ice sculpture of the NYC skyline....and the actual skyline! Guests couldn't help but stop and take photos! 

Ice Sculpture created by Okamoto Studio. Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Ice Sculpture created by Okamoto Studio. Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

After snapping a photo, guests headed inside for cocktails and mingling. Before they new it, Generation Events' hybrid DJ + live music group began to play...and they brought down the house! A mix of live musicians, a singer, and a DJ kept the dance floor full all night long. We luckily snapped a quick photo of the branded dance floor - right before it was taken over! 

Branded dance floor! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Branded dance floor! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

The most delicious part of the night was the pixel creation by Baked by Melissa! We've been dying to try it out! If you know Baked by Melissa, you know they are super cute, mini-cupcakes. For this event, they arranged these cupcakes so that each was a "pixel" from the logo - creating one delicious display! Guests were able to take them home on their way out

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes ready to be put out on display! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes ready to be put out on display! Photo by 5th Avenue Digital.

Needless to say, it was a blast! Huge thanks to our amazing vendor team for making the magic happen and thank you to 5th Avenue Digital for the photos.

Ice Sculpture: Okamoto Studio, Music: Generation Events, Rentals: Geo Events