Picture it: Floor-to-ceiling windows in an all-white building that sits directly on the waterfront in Newport. Long white curtains blow in the breeze of the open doors and cool salty air floats across the grassy lawn that leads down to the water. But the sunsets are the real gem at this venue.Read More
It's not often (ok, it's never...) that I get in front of a camera. I prefer to be behind the scenes doing the styling, design and conceptual work, but given my current state (7 months pregnant) and the fact that I am very blessed to know so many talented photographers and stylists, it seemed only fitting that for once I would give myself over to the vulnerability and excitement of being in front of a professional camera.Read More
Warning: this blog post has far, far too many photos of adorable animals, including but not limited to: French Bulldogs, alpacas, more French Bulldogs. Rebecca and Dean got married on a gorgeous summer day at The Bradley Estate in Canton, MA and it was a perfectly lovely and wonderful day, particularly with the addition of their delightful French Bulldog pup!Read More
Aldworth Manor, a crumbling long-lost Italian villa set the hauntingly beautiful backdrop for our styled wedding shoot. Emmy-nominated music producer, Benny Grotto, and celebrated-author, Jilly Gagnon, who have been together for 8 years, chose to celebrate their ongoing love affair on this beautiful winter day.Read More
The Newest Brewery Venue in New England: Springdale Barrel Room. We are always on the hunt for new venues within the New England region and as we were planning for Justin and Dez's wedding day, the new Springdale Brewery just so happened to open their doors to weddings. Lucky for us, we were the VERY FIRST to make use of this gorgeous space!Read More
The bridal party started the morning with a swim in the beautiful pool at this gorgeous Cape Cod property while the Hummingbird Bridal team got to work arranging flowers gathered from nearby flower fields. Overbook House is a private home located on Cape Cod that you can rent for the week. The surrounding hills and fields provide organic spots for beautiful ceremonies, and the carriage house on the far end of the property is the perfect space for celebrating into the wee hours.Read More
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to plan with one of the loveliest, funniest, most endearingly sweet couples of all time at The Commander's Mansion in Watertown. Stop Go Love Videography did an amazing job in capturing the happy tears and the joy of your beautiful wedding day alongside Zac Wolf Photography.Read More
I recently had the extreme honor of meeting with News Macarons founder, Hannah Foerster, to discuss women in business and the challenges of starting and maintaining your own business.
Hannah has a gift for drawing extreme honesty out of her interviewees, and in doing this interview I found that I could comfortably share the fears and challenges that we faced as my husband and I established Hummingbird Bridal and Events together.
To read the full interview and to understand more about who we are and how we truly came to be, read Hannah's full interview here: https://newsmacarons.com/mandy-connor-hummingbird-bridal/
A very special thank you to Hannah for giving us the opportunity to share our story, and my deepest thanks to all of the strong and empowered women who have served as inspiration and mentors to me as I navigate my own journey. As Hannah summarized, "it's important that we focus on the light that we generate together." (Photo courtesy of Alexandra Roberts.)
Steph wanted a hip, modern, urban chic downtown wedding. Brennan had his heart set on a classic, idyllic New England sophisticated Estate wedding. So what did they do? They did both. In one day. The ceremony was held at Barcelona in Boston and the reception was held at The Crane Estate.Read More
Uncommon Feasts is a boutique catering team based in Brookline who are focused on cherishing the moments of gathering around the table to share simple, luxurious food and stories that keep guests lingering long past the last bite. To be invited to design their very first pop-up restaurant was a dream come true for for us.Read More
"We don't want to plan a wedding, we would just like to be married." - the first thing that Justin and Lindsey said to me during our first meeting together.Read More
We're BEYOND excited to share our featured article in this month's Brides Magazine! Check out the special Style Issue this month to see our recommendations for the best wedding dress shops in town (for any style or price point!)
We were honored to have the opportunity to help plan Chef Barbara Lynch's event celebrating the release of her memoir, "Out of Line; A Life Of Playing With Fire" at Menton in Boston.Read More
The ceremony took place at St. Mary of the Assumption in Brookline and Boston Harbor Hotel set the stage for an amazing reception. We cruised around town in a vintage trolley as Jason and Emily Kan snapped photos of the bridal party. And yes, we did have a vintage wine barrel shipped from California that served as the best guest book of all time!Read More
2016, we're not done yet! We are freaking-out-excited that Roxana and RP's AMAZING Boston Harbor Hotel wedding was just featured on Carats and Cake! Thanks to Reserve Modern Event Rental, Pollen Floral Design and Stacey Hedman for helping me design, execute and capture this gorgeous wedding day. See the whole feature here http://bit.ly/2hTEFH2 and check out our full blog post here: http://bit.ly/2eXuFNj
From Offbeat Bride, I present one of the craziest and most amazingly out-of-the-box weddings that we had the opportunity to plan this year. Were there salsa dancers? Yes! Did we have a cotton candy machine! Yes! And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Check out our amazing feature in Offbeat Bride featuring the amazing Yana and Fabian!Read More
Everything was going perfectly prior to the arrival of our raccoon-friend! Thompson Island provided an amazing backdrop to this unique wedding day. Ferries were coordinated to shuttle guests to the island where they were treated to refined barbecue and seafood, extremely rare and hard-to-find craft beer options and homemade pie and cookies. For these true beer lovers, Bittersweet Gardens designed long trails of beautiful hop-filled garlands to decorate every inch of the reception space.Read More
It's that holly jolly time of year and Hummingbird Bridal once again has the urge to style and design everything within reach! So we've teamed up with Julie Raymond, owner of Bittersweet Gardens, and Abby Lorenz of Lorenz Photography to bring you a creative Holiday workshop that is ANYTHING but basic!
Join us on December 15th at the gorgeous Adams Center in Plymouth, MA for a Holiday Centerpiece and Styling Workshop from 6-8pm. $45 gets you your own centerpiece, all of the bubbly you can (safely and responsibly!) consume and a fun night of learning how to take your table styling to the next level. (Did we mention champagne? Yes, there will be champagne!)