The delight is in the details for Emily Starr Alfano, who can lend a hand with tablescapes and card displays for DIY brides or pull out all the stops and design a complete visual story to suit the place and personalities involved. She’s greeted guests with a lemonade cart at a Lenox farm wedding, festooned tables with fish netting for Cape nuptials and used everything from clotheslines to baskets of fresh berries to announce seating assignments. With her vendor contacts and Pinterest-perfect eye, it’s no wonder a recent celebration she brought to life at the ICA made the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings.
139 S. Main St., Natick • (781) 718-1166
2014 Winner: Whim Events
“Our goal is to create an ‘aha!’ moment where a couple can relax and not have to think about a thing,” says Whim co-founder Natalie Pinney...
- 86 Joy St., Somerville
- (617) 413-9735
2015 Winner: 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...
- 162 Newbury St., Boston
- (617) 838-5921
2017 Winner: Always Yours Events
Keri Ketterer’s advice for the affianced? Ditch the Pinterest board and get personal...
2018 Winner: 42 North
- 55 S Main St. Unit #1, Ipswich
- (978) 233-8119