• Reception Venue—Outdoor

    Thompson Island

    Some couples dream of a private retreat for their honeymoon, but Thompson Island gets the party started early…...

    Reception Venue—Outdoor - Thompson Island Photo Credit: Tim Correira Photography
  • Band

    The Sultans of Swing

    These royal rockers have performed with a list of celebrities (Wayne Newton, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith) as diverse as their playlist…...

  • Bridal Designer

    Firas Yousif Originals

    Whether it’s for a bride in her 20s or her 60s, Firas Yousif prides himself on creating the dress of her dreams in his signature style: “Classic, with a modern European twist.”…...

  • Bridal Party Gifts

    Flat of the Hill

    Owner Katherine Morse has helped countless brides and grooms get in the right frame of mind for giving gifts, some quite literal: One of the most popular options are frames engraved with couples’ wedding hashtags…...

  • Cake

    Mayflour Confections

    For Jocelyn Pierce, it’s what’s on the inside that counts…...

    Cake - Mayflour Confections Photo Credit: Kelly Dillon Photography
  • Catering

    The Catered Affair

    It may be the exclusive caterer for some of Boston’s chicest wedding venues, from the Boston Public Library to the Castle at Park Plaza, but the Catered Affair is just as comfortable customizing backyard tented affairs…...

  • DJs

    Beat Train Productions

    Founder Ari Rosenfield says his Beat Train colleagues are more than just DJs—they’re “music connoisseurs.”…...

    DJs - Beat Train Productions Photo Credit: Lisa Rigby Photography
  • Engagement Rings

    Joseph Gann Jewelers

    After three generations as a family-owned business, Joseph Gann Jewelers has plenty of experience helping meld others’ new families…...

  • Florist

    Orly Khon Floral Boutique

    “We try to do modern, organic elements, very textural and bold,” says Orly Khon, who’s not surprised that grooms seem as excited about floral consultations as brides…...

    Florist - Orly Khon Floral Boutique Photo Credit: Silver and Salt
  • Gowns


    Owner Alix Childs wants to provide an experience that’s far from the Saturday-morning fluorescent-light frenzy of the “wedding warehouse.”…...

    Gowns - Ceremony Photo Credit: Nicole Popma
  • Hair Stylist

    Emily Reale of Beaucage Salon & Spa

    Emily Reale has advice for the newly engaged: “You don’t have to start growing your hair out that moment and look like someone who’s not yourself."…...

    Hair Stylist - Emily Reale of Beaucage Salon & Spa Photo Credit: Niki Lazaridou
  • Invitations

    Paper Moss

    The right invitation can convey volumes in a few words…...

  • Makeup Artist

    Jeannie Vincent

    Jeannie Vincent has loved makeup since middle school, when she threw a makeover party that still provides photo fodder for Throwback Thursdays…...

  • Photo Booth

    Danger Booth

    Newlyweds often give props to Danger Booth—but it’s not necessarily a two-way street…...

  • Photographer

    Silver and Salt

    Photography runs in Ben Schaefer’s family. His father was passionate about the art, and his brother’s previous career as a wedding photographer inspired Schaefer—who’d majored in economics—to switch courses about eight years ago…...

    Photographer - Silver and Salt Photo Credit: Silver and Salt
  • Planner

    LoLo Events

    Conceiving of the Big Day as “the first occasion a married couple is entertaining friends and family as one unit,” LoLo founder and lead designer Lo McShay likes to incorporate touches guests might see at an intimate dinner party, like tables of different shapes and sizes that avoid a banquet hall feel...

  • Reception Venue—Indoor

    Harvard Art Museums

    The recent marriage of three Harvard museums gave art lovers something to rejoice about…...

    Reception Venue—Indoor - Harvard Art Museums Photo Credit: Shawna Plumer, © President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • Trend

    Alternative Registries

    Fewer couples need the registry staples of yesteryear…...

  • Tuxedos


    The most successful couples are those who shop together—at least for wedding attire, says 9tailors co-founder Samantha Shih…...