What was your inspiration for your wedding?
Um, this is probably a faux pas especially since I am in the bridal industry but we had no inspiration for our wedding…I know that sounds bad. We were just really excited to be celebrating and I look at wedding blogs daily so I took little things I liked from the past two years of blog stalking and threw them together!
How did you tie that inspiration in to what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown?
I guess if I had to say anything about the wedding style, I wanted it to be pretty timeless. I wanted neutral colors on the girls and dresses that complimented each of the girl’s figures and made them feel great. For my bridal gown I wanted something I would always look back on and think that I picked something that was my style and was classic like our venue!
What did you choose?
My bridal gown was a custom Coren Moore gown. They made the Chloe with lace and made the front a deeper sweetheart and the back was brought down just slightly. I added a customized gorgeous belt from A.B. Ellie! She did an amazing job customizing The Mae belt for me by adding pearls and tons of extra beads to make sure the belt looked like it was a part of my dress!
My girls wore Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses most of which are now discontinued. My maid of honor Carly wore the Thea, my sister Allison wore the Margauex, my sister-in-law Ali wore the Riley, Casey wore the Mackenzie, and Lily wore the fabulous Aidan! The bridesmaids all wore some awesome accessories that I found a few years ago and since then, I have forgotten who made them – oops! However, I do know that my maid of honor’s necklace was made by the talented Kristen Kuhen.
I actually did mostly different colors! Carly and Casey were in Slate Eastern Silk, Allison was in Slate Crinkle Chiffon, Lily was in Charcoal Lux Chiffon, and Ali was in Pewter Shantung.
What were you looking for in your bridesmaid dresses?
I was really open to whatever the girls wanted. I guided them in the direction that I liked and then let them choose.
What were you looking for in your bridal gown?
I actually looked all over for my bridal gown. I knew I liked lace and I wanted a fitted style but I was hung-up on a ball gown for some reason. I kept begging to try on ball gowns even though I was advised against it by everyone (including Lindsay)! I finally realized I was just too short to be able to pull off the big dress, so I settled for a fuller trumpet silhouette. Coren’s dress was perfect because when I danced I felt like such a princess with the full skirt!
Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses? Bridal Gowns?
Timing is everything! There is a method to our madness, I promise. You have to do things in order for your look to be cohesive. Your venue is 1st, then move on to your bridal gown, then work on the girls’ dresses and mothers of the bride and groom. Last but not least help your significant others pick their outfits!
How was your experience at Flair?
Well I own the store….so it was pretty good! 😉
Where did you get married??
Zak and I got married at The Harvard Club on Commonwealth Ave. I can’t say enough about how much I love this venue! It was such a gorgeous and unique venue in the city, so traditional and cozy. Zak wants to move in he loves it that much!
What three adjectives would best describe your wedding?
Funny, Elegant, and Light Hearted!
What was your favorite moment at the wedding?
The entire ceremony! I LOVED walking down the aisle because I thought it was so exciting and emotional all at once. Our ceremony was very “us” we had a family friend marry us so he really knew that we wanted it to be a celebration of life and love. We also wrote our own vows which was nerve racking but in the end it really made our wedding so much fun and personal!
What advice can you give any other Boston/New England Bride?
Write your own vows, hire the best vendors, don’t sweat the small stuff, have fun, dance, eat, don’t drink, take tons of pictures, do a first look if you can, hire a videographer (we remembered nothing after), make sure to leave plenty of time for hair and makeup, take a ton of pictures, smell your flowers, enjoy every single moment and most of all have fun!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Couples Swept Away, in Negril Jamaica, thanks to the amazing Marisa Cole at Sensational Travel.
List of vendors
Photographer: Sweet Jane Photography-Sarah is simply amazing, so much fun to work with and uber talented.
Videographer: Long Haul Films-Tom and Melissa truly made our dreams come true. Their talent knows no bounds they went above and beyond all that we expected, so worth spending the money on video!
Florist: Petalena– Apryl is so wonderful to work with and absolutely surprised and amazed me with the beautiful flowers, I was so so happy!
Hair: Bella Hair Salon-Jessica and Becca are my regular hair dressers and it was so nice that they cared so much about making me and my girls happy it was such a pleasure spending my morning with them and my bridal party!
Makeup: 2 Kiss and Makeup– Lissa, can’t say enough wonderful things about her! Fast, efficient and talented. She truly made me and my girls feel so beautiful!
Venue: The Harvard Club-Tom was amazing and so helpful through the whole process; the day went off without a hitch, super thankful.
DJ: Beat Train Productions-Ari was so great at mixing old favorites with new amazing club mixes no one left the dance floor!
Party Favor/Photobooth: Photo Fun Box-Marissa was amazing to work with and all our guests loved the photo booth it was so so fun!
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited: Kate at Rentals was so helpful helping me pick the perfect chairs to complete the perfect look for my venue.
Bridal Gown: Flair- Coren Moore-Amazing wonderful and accommodating!! What more can I say I love them!
Bridesmaid Dresses: Flair- Jenny Yoo-Elegant and beautiful dresses for my girls, I was so happy!
Invitations: Boston Invites-Shara was so helpful picking out an invite that matched our venue and wedding!
Enjoy our 5 minute wedding trailer via the talented Long Haul Films!
Stacey & Zak Trailer- Harvard Club Boston Wedding from Long Haul Films on Vimeo.
I feel so lucky to have the job I have, and I am so happy I was able to share my big day with you!!
Mrs. Stacey Kraft (finally)
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