Spotlight on Jen at the Boston Public Library
Alright, we hate to play favorites but seriously when you see this wedding you will understand why Jen and her two bridesmaids were one of our favorite groups we have had in the store! They picked out the gorgeous Jenny Yoo “Chloe” gown in Aluminum and the dresses fit perfectly in one of the most elegant wedding venues in all of Boston, The Boston Public Library! We had the chance to interview Jen about her big day and she shared some amazing tips with all your Flair Brides and bridesmaids out there!!
What was your inspiration for your wedding? The venue was definitely inspirational. We were married at The Boston Public Library. The space is breathtakingly beautiful and we fell in love with the courtyard space at first sight. We used lighting to accentuate the beautiful architecture inside and vintage books in our centerpieces to tie in the Library theme. The books in our centerpieces were also gifts for our guests. Each guest/couple received a personally inscribed book that in some way had something to do with them – in most cases it was the title or the subject that tied in with their name or their profession or the city where they lived. We spent a lot of time shopping for books before the wedding but it was so worth it….everyone loved them! It was such a great feeling when we found “the perfect book”. It was so fun to watch our guests notice the books – they couldn’t believe it.
Petalena did our flowers and they were absolutely amazing. I honestly think they were the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. I love flowers, so the fact that they were so beautiful and more stunning than I could have dreamed of, made me really, really happy. The amazing colors help to tie everything together.
More important to us than anything else was that our family and friends had a wonderful time. We really always approached the wedding more like it was a party for all of them rather than for us. For that reason I kept almost every detail a secret from everyone. I really wanted everyone to be surprised by all the details – big and small.
How did you tie in your vision into what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown? The BPL is such a magical, romantic, and elegant space and it was important that the dresses fit into the space….I wanted them to be equally as elegant and classically beautiful. I was also always drawn to neutral colors and a more formal but sexy silhouette.
What did you choose? The Jenny Yoo “Chloe” gown in Aluminum Shantung- it was perfect!
How was your experience at Flair? We worked primarily with Stacey. She was fabulous. We had shopped around before making an appointment at Flair, so honestly I wasn’t expecting to find “the dress” so quickly and easily. We hadn’t had a very good experience with the bridesmaid dresses up until that point. I didn’t want the girls to look too “bridesmaidy” if that makes any sense. It literally took less than 20 minutes at Flair and we had found exactly what we were looking for. In addition to making us feel very comfortable – almost like old friends – Stacey was also super helpful in getting us exactly everything we wanted. The color we selected was discontinued (of course) but Stacey made a call to the designer and was able to get us the color we wanted at a discount – we couldn’t ask for anything more!
Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses? Bridal Gowns? Don’t settle….follow your heart. Picking a bridal gown was very easy for me. I knew as soon as I tried on the dress that I had found the one…that said, I surprised all my friends…no one expected a ball gown! I tried on a lot of beautiful dresses but the ball gown definitely made me feel the most like a bride. I will never have the opportunity to wear a dress like that again…I’m so glad I did it!
I’ve heard that some brides don’t want their bridesmaids to look “as good as they do” but I felt the exact opposite. I wanted my bridesmaids to be show stoppers! They were the first “surprise” of the night…and I wanted to start things off on a high note. I think the right accessories are also really important – you spend so much time shopping for the dresses…you should want to make sure that you find the perfect necklace, or earrings, or whatever – it totally pulls the look together!
What were you looking for in a bridesmaid dress? I was looking for a long, classic, evening gown. I had two girls in my wedding party – my sister and my best friend. Lucky for me both girls are tall, thin, and beautiful so I wanted to find something that complimented their beauty and their great figures. My dress was a ball gown so I also wanted to find a different shape for the girls. The bridesmaid dresses we picked were fit and flare. We altered the dresses slightly from the original design to give them a little bit more of a sweetheart neckline. Even the tailors told us they were the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses they had worked on – what a compliment!
(The most beautiful statement necklace was designed by Suzanna Dai)
What three adjectives would best describe your wedding? Romantic, Happy, Magical
What was your favorite moment at the wedding? Everything was so perfect, I’m not sure I can pick just one moment. I loved the moment when I first started walking down the aisle, the moment we were announced as husband and wife, listening to the speech’s from my father, my brother-in-law, and my sister, and being in the middle of the dance floor with my new husband, surrounded by the most important and special people in our lives. It was a magical night.
What advice can you give any other Boston Bride? My advice would be to enjoy every minute….of it all….from the planning to the big day. Everything goes by so quickly so you have to remember to live in the moment. I would also say that every penny we spent on the wedding was well worth it and I would do it all again in a heartbeat….there are definitely places where you can save money….we made a strict budget and we tried very hard to stay within it…but I would honestly say that if there is a detail that is very important to you…you should make sure you get it!
We were so blown away by the beauty of this wedding all captured by an amazing photographer Kelly Dillon….we had to bombard you with pictures, we hope you love them as much as we do!
Cheers to the beautiful couple 😉
Linds & Stacey
Ladies, don’t forget Jenny Yoo is having a Trunk show this month….an extra 10% off all floor length bridesmaids dresses!!