We still can’t watch this video through without crying happy tears. Congratulations again to the gorgeous Kristen and the incredibly sweet and kind Jason! We adored planning with you and are so grateful to work with wonderful clients like yourselves.
Thanks again to The Barn at Gibbet Hill for hosting and catering such an exquisite event. Thanks to Melissa Coe Photography, Artistic Wedding Video (for the beautiful video above,) the fantastic Hummingbird Bridal Team and the awesome Frugal Flowers who were so gracious in helping us assemble an awesome guest lounge out of hay bales, wine barrels and hand woven pillows.
Can you imagine the most perfect New England day? The air is warm but not hot. The leaves have started to turn and the air smells like apples. There’s even a gentle breeze blowing across rolling hills. It’s like something out of a storybook, only this time, it is the exact setting for Katie and Jeff’s wedding day. Katie and Jeff got married at The Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on arguably the most perfect day in New England history. From the moment Katie woke up at the Wayside Carriage House, until the last guest had taken the shuttle to the After Party, it was a night of relaxed elegance. The Martha-May Chapel set the stage for a beautiful ceremony, followed by photos at the picturesque backdrop of the grist mill, and then an evening of exceptional dining and dancing at the Wayside Inn. Click here to see the full gallery from this amazing wedding day!
Maria called us a mere 5 months prior to her ideal wedding date. “I’d like a small, intimate wedding. The only guests will be myself, my wife-to-be and an officiant. My only requirement is that the ceremony be facing the water.” From there, we began exploring venues along the North Shore and downtown Boston on the waterfront. The Seaport Hotel Flagship Suites revealed the perfect 2-room setting for an intimate ceremony and reception. As Maria and Jenny and I began to brainstorm ideas, what was originally a 2-person wedding reception began to grow into a full fledged 40-guest ceremony and dancing reception. The ceremony room would feature floor to ceiling twinkle lights and crisp, white hydrangeas, creating a cozy and romantic “Gold Room,” for Maria. For Jenny, we created (as a surprise) a purple and silver Disco Lounge, featuring modern white leather sofas and amazing cocktails for guests to enjoy before dinner. Small details such as mustache wedding programs, candle-lit wine bottles that lined the ceremony aisle, and the perfect disco playlist made for an unforgettable wedding day. And as we sat back and reflected on the day, it made my team and I happy beyond words to see the smiles and to hear the happy laughter from the brides and guests. It was a perfect day like none other. Check out the gorgeous gallery of photos here!
Special thanks to Meg Belanger Photography (all photo credit goes to her!,) The Seaport Hotel and the exceptional staff, and Officiant Elly Jackson, who treats her wedding couples with the love and care one usually reserve for someone you’ve known your entire life, and to the entire Hummingbird Bridal and Events Team for their hard work and creative ideas.
On a sunny day in November, Kristen and Jason tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The crisp New England air smelled like apples and hay and warm cider as the bridal party hiked up to the nearby castle ruins for the couple’s “first look” with expert photographer, Melissa Coe. The Barn at Gibbet Hill served as an idyllic Massachusetts farm wedding venue against a bright blue sky. Officiant Reissa Leigh told the story of the couple, after which, Kristen and Jason took their first sips of wine together using silly straws. Artistic Wedding Video captured the day on what can only be described as state-of-the-art videography equipment, and Frugal Flowers built a beautiful hay bale lounge for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour while DJ MCO played the perfect party tunes. We couldn’t be happier for this kind-hearted, happy couple. The entire day was just….perfect.
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Jessica and AJ were married on what seemed to be the edge of the world. The cool ocean breeze and warm sun created the perfect setting for this beautiful, seaside wedding at the Seacoast Science Center in Portsmouth, NH.
The Hummingbird Bridal Team had the most amazing time with Jessica, AJ, their bridal party and families. Jessica told us from day one of planning, “my guests know how to party,” and she wasn’t kidding. Guests danced well into the night, made s’mores around a bonfire on the beach, sang with the band and cheered through every special moment.
We were so grateful for the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented Steven Michael Wedding Perspectives (what a FUN team of photographers!) and the incomparable Chill Catering Team. Betsy from The Flower Kiosk provided beautiful flowers that brought the best pops of color and Nicole from Exeter Rent-All was the pinnacle of patience with us as we created the perfect decor vision. The cherry on top was Soul City Band who brought the house down. We had the time of our lives and wish we could relive this event over and over!
Bonjour mes amies! The Hummingbird Team had the absolute pleasure of planning a beautiful, organic French-inspired cape-side wedding at
The Overbrook House in Bourne, MA. In a lush pasture, surrounded by wildflowers, the bride, Emily, and her soft-spoken groom, Clement, tied the knot surrounded by a close group of friends and family members – and one hilarious groomsman in a kilt (who was later heard telling guests that the kilt was for “losing a bet to the bride.”)
The day was heavenly and the sun shone softly through the green foliage as they exchanged vows on the upper lawn. Guests enjoyed champagne, cocktails and fresh lemonade on the lower lawn, followed by a delicious dinner from Seasons to Taste. We were lucky enough to capture every moment at the hands of the extremely talented photographer, Lisa Rigby, who knew this site from top to bottom.
But the party was only beginning! We lead the guests by torch-light to a nearly hidden rustic dance room that theHummingbird Team had decorated with French flags and streamers (brought from Paris by the bride.) With soft moonlight shining through the windows and beautiful vintage-bulb lights strung loosely, guests danced the night away to vinyl records expertly spun by DJ Kevin Neary.
The bride and groom cut into a beautiful ruffled cake from Artisan Kitchen and guests snacked on cupcakes from the ever amazing, Kickass Cupcakes. This was more than a night to remember. It felt magical and enchanting, like it was torn from a storybook.
Are you curious to hear what brides, grooms and party-goers are saying about Hummingbird Bridal and Events?
And we are always happy to refer potential clients to any of our previous clients for more reviews and accounts of what it’s like to work with the Hummingbird Team!
It’s a very happy day at the Hummingbird office – one of our recent weddings was featured in the fabulous wedding blog, Ruffled Blog!
Check out the amazingness here: http://ruffledblog.com/offbeat-new-england-wedding/
Joe and Krista’s wedding was so laid back and fun in just the right “organic” (i.e. not forced) kind of way. They went into their wedding with just a few simple rules – “We want it to reflect who we are and we want everyone to eat amazing food and to have a really good time.” The rest was just details.
All photos courtesy of the incredibly talented Kristin Korpos
We just HAD to post this gorgeous teaser photo from our amazing wedding last weekend. This bride and groom were so laid back and were so effortlessly stylish (and NICE! Such nice people!!) it was such a joy to plan their wedding with them.
Special thanks to Little Fang Photography for taking this beautiful photo outside of the reception venue (The Beehive Boston.) And thanks to Sweet Tooth Boston for an epic croquembouche, Sam’s at Louis Boston for hosting a gorgeous ceremony and bumpin’ cocktail hour and to Bittersweet Gardens, for creating centerpieces that featured carnival tickets that fit the “Vintage Carnival” theme so brilliantly.
We love any and all weddings, but when we get the chance to plan one that is “outside of the box” and over the top in the creativity department, it’s beyond thrilling.
The Hummingbird Team had as much fun as any wedding guest did that night, and it was so awesome to see this beautiful moment captured on film.
In the corporate world, we would be “project managers” or even “product specialists.” Imagine that you have an enormous project before you. The project has quite a few details that need to be secured, outside vendors need to be interviewed and hired and you have a set budget that you cannot exceed. And in addition to this one project, you have loads of other projects that require attention. What would you do? You would bring in a temporary specialist.
This specialist may cost some money, but the amount of time this saves you, the level of detail they can achieve and the recommendations they can make thus make your job much easier. This specialist can find you the best vendors for your needs and budget. They can make unbiased recommendations that will elevate the project, and with careful budgetary analysis, this specialist will, in all likelihood, save you enough money overall that their own salary is completely validated.
Sounds great, right? That is what a wedding planner does.
We are specialists with regard to one type of project. For many brides, this is one of the most important projects they have ever taken on. It can be completely overwhelming to plan your own wedding when you have never planned one before, while also holding down a job, a social life and all of the other obligations that life throws at you.
By bringing in a wedding planner, you are essentially hiring an assistant to help you with this one project. Lucky for you, your assistant has handled this type of project a million times before. By hiring a wedding planner, you’ll find that over time, you feel less stressed about the planning process allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming wedding. Maybe you find that you sleep a little easier knowing that someone else is 100% devoted to helping you with your wedding. And most importantly, the amount of money that a wedding planner can save you will often equal, or at least come very close, to the amount of money you spent on said planner. So why not make the investment and hire a set of helping hands?
As always, Hummingbird Bridal and Events is happy to answer any questions you have about our services, but at the end of the day, we plan parties because we love parties, we love the planning process and we love to see a happy customer. Join us for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and let’s dream up something wonderful together.