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Weekending | Dream Wedding at the Park Plaza

Happy Monday friends! If you have today off, I'm pretty jealous because after this weekend, there have never been more truer words spoken after a weekend as those on the mug below! 
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Before recapping, my thoughts are with all of those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. I'm pretty sure I annoyed my parents and friends to no end with the constant texts and calls, but this didn't just hit close to home, it hit my hometown. There are really no words that will be able to convey my feelings - but I'm so thankful and grateful that my friends and family are all safe and I hope the same is true for those of you in the affected areas. After looking back on the weekend, I told Gary that I really want to bottle it up - all the excitement from our first wedding at the Boston Park Plaza - the feeling of - holy crap I coordinated a wedding at one of my dream venues and that's just what this post will be! 
Photo by Anne Lee Photography
For the last year Jackie & I have been working with Tim & Ylan to help them coordinate their two weddings. Last weekend was part one - the Vietnamese wedding & this weekend was part two! Ylan was one of, if not the most, organized brides ever! Folders, details, timelines - you name it, this girl was on it, which made coordination a breeze! Thankfully the weather was on our side and it was a great Fall day! 
The ceremony took place at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross with an altar that was made for a train like the one on Ylan's Berta Bridal. 

When Ylan told us that her bridesmaids were going to be wearing Badgley Mishka dresses from Rent the Runway - my first thought was genius! Not only does this cut the cost of bridesmaids dresses way down, but you aren't left with a dress that more often than not you wont wear again! If I had known about RTR when I was getting married, I would have 100% opted for this! 
Flowers by Petals, Inc. 
I wasn't able to get any detail shots of the ballroom, but I did manage one shot before everything was set up of the escort card table!! 

We were running ahead of schedule all day, which in wedding time is pretty much unheard of, but it's one of our top goals throughout the day! We don't want anyone to feel rushed and miss out on some key moments like getting all your pictures in! 
The Park Plaza ballroom has this amazing stage where the entrances took place and then everyone went into one big dance - pretty much all 200 guests joined Ylan & Tim on the dance floor to start the wedding! 
Then everyone was able to watch their first dance as well! 
When the guests were eating dinner we snuck into the photobooth for a little #vendorsgonewild photo! The banquet & event staff at the hotel, the videographer, photographer & DJ were seriously incredible! We'd be lucky to work with any of them again!! Pictured: A few goodies from the sweet bride as a thank you! Notice the hotel key's have "Boston's Most Beloved Hotel" - pretty close to my blog name...I'd say meant to be! 
After over 13 hours on my feet & the wedding being over, Sunday with the rain was a welcome change of pace! We went to an early showing of Girl on the Train and it was sooo good! It held pretty true to the book, but I'd actually say that I prefer the movie to the book on this one - not the case when we saw Gone Girl. I think Emily Blunt was very captivating in her role as Rachel. 
Reveling in the fact that the weekend is already over, the trees have started to lose all the colorful leaves and we are so much closer to the end of the year than anything else!! 

How was your weekend? Link up below to share with us! 

80 comments

  1. A success and a dream wedding!! That bride must feel so grateful to you guys! Beautiful!! I liked The Girl on The Train movie better too....Emily Blunt should be nominated for her role for awards. Did you know she was pregnant during filming? Wow and double WOW to your successful weekend! Enjoy your day off!!

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  2. All the snaps from the wedding were absolutely gorgeous! And her dress, just stunning! And so smart to use RTR for the bridesmaid dresses! Glad to hear Girl on the Train was good! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. That wedding looked amazing! Her dress = WOW! So gorgeous! A movie date sounds like the perfect way to end the weekend, along with that lovely leaf pic!

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  4. What a GORGEOUS wedding! I swear, I could read about people's weddings all day long and never get tired of it! I think I missed my calling to be a wedding planner! If I ever move to Boston, can I come work for you?! Haha.

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  5. What an amazing wedding and how much fun that they had 2!! Congrats on it's success! RTR for the bridesmaids is genius!!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. That wedding looked like a dream! What an awesome day! So glad you got some time to relax on Sunday and that you loved Girl on the Train! I can not wait to see it! Love Emily Blunt!!

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  7. I think the wedding was fabulous judging from the pictures and oh my God , the Bride's gown is soooo beautiful. I love the pictures. Hope you 're having a great day.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  8. RTR for bridesmaids' dresses is BRILLIANT! So wish they had that six years ago, although I just told my bridesmaids to find a black cocktail dress they loved and to wear that to cut costs and let them wear something THEY loved and felt comfortable in. Great job on the wedding; it looked beautiful! I can only imagine how exhausted you are, but glad you got to relax some yesterday.

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  9. WOW! That wedding was amazing. I loved the bride's dress and the photo of them in the ball room for the first dance was incredible! I read the book of The Girl On The Train and I am so excited to see the movie! Have a great week :)

    Lisa

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful wedding! That dress is stunning! Congrats on a smooth coordination!

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  11. That wedding looks just gorgeous!!! Her dress is absolutely stunning and those bridesmaid dresses are amazing!!! So awesome they opted to rent them to save money. Not all brides are so thoughtful of their wedding parties! Your colored leaves are making me super jealous. We have hardly any that have turned down here. I fear they are going to just go brown and fall because it has been too hot. Booo. Hope you have a great week!

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  12. I am so jealous she had not one but two absolutely beautiful weddings! I know several people who have done the RTR thing for bridesmaid dresses and it is SUCH a good idea! I love her bridal gown too, stunning! Glad you had a relaxing Sunday after such a busy Saturday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  13. I loved watching your snaps of this wedding! I was in love with her dress! Such gorgeous ceremony! I love that the dresses are from rent the runway such a great idea!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  14. ugh to your hometown - so many people were affected in different ways. what a nasty storm this was! felt all the love down here that's for sure. as for that wedding? STUNNING. and the park plaza i mean come on. and rent the runway is a great idea! who would have thought. hope your day goes quickly today!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. Wow, what a stunning wedding! I have never even thought about a bride using Rent the Runway for her bridesmaids, but that really is genius! I'm also so jealous of everyone with today off. How amazing would that be??

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  16. Oh my gosh, that wedding was so dreamy!! Gorgeous!
    Glad to hear that you enjoyed Girl on the Train - I really need to go see it, but i haven't finished the book yet. Motivation to read faster ;) Have a good Monday! ~Hannah

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  17. Oh my gosh what an amazing wedding!! The bride is gorgeous and her dress!! And what a smart idea to use RTR for bridesmaid dresses!! I cannot wait to see Girl on the Train!

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  18. I'm sorry... I have today off. Lol. I'm a teacher... so one of those little perks that come every once in a while between working 12+ hour days!

    Those wedding photos are gorgeous! I bet your friend had the best day!!

    Glad you got to chill on Sunday!!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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  19. Gorgeous wedding! And I'm glad you liked that movie! I can't wait to see it! Loved the book and now I've got high hopes for the movie!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  20. Congratulations! It looks like it was such a success. How gorgeous all the details and her dress! Major swoon.

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  21. It sounds like you had such a great weekend. The wedding looked so fabulous! You did such a great job!!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  22. Such a gorgeous wedding, and RTR for bridesmaid dresses is such a genius idea! Hoping that becomes more of a trend for brides to do. I've been wanting to see The Girl on the Train, and love hearing that it stayed pretty true to the book. Cheers to a fabulous week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  23. I loved seeing all of your snaps of the wedding this past weekend! Everything looked so stunning, and I can't imagine the feeling of coordinating a wedding at one of your dream locations! I'm dying to see The Girl On The Train, so I'm glad that it lived up to the book!

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  24. The wedding looked so beautiful down to every last detail! I LOVE the bridesmaid dresses so much! That's awesome that you loved The Girl on the Train because I heard mixed reviews. Definitely seeing it this weekend!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  25. Wow, that wedding is seriously breathtaking...it seems like the bride thought of every single detail and it looks like it went off without a hitch. Running on time....say what?! We saw the Girl on the Train and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I was going to...but you have me curious to read the book though!!

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  26. I read about their Viatnemese styled wedding last week and now this week I am even more WOWed with their other wedding. Ylyan's dress and the bridesmaid dresses are all stunning. They each look beautiful. You guys did a great job, you should be very proud.

    I have just started reading "Girl on the Train" and cannot wait to finish and see the movie. I am sure I will love it.

    I hope you get to relax a little this week my friend. Hope all is very well.

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  27. You should feel so accomplished and proud of you and your team for putting together such a wonderful weeding and this is just the beginning! Ylan sounds like such a pleasure to work with, having been organized and I've never spoken to a bride who has opted for Rent the Runway, simply genius and I will not be suggesting that to any brides to be I know! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have the most amazing start to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  28. What a GORGEOUS wedding! Her dress was stunning! I'm so jealous ... I want two weddings! :) Hope you catch up on some sleep and relaxation this weekend! XoXo, R

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  29. How true is that coffee mugh, righ?! Wow, they had a really gorgeous "Christian" ceremony too! Love the bridesmaid dresses. So cool you get to be a part of all these awesome weddings! Can't wait to see Girl of the Train. Never did get around the reading the book tho. Have a super week!

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  30. everyone from the flower girl to the bride looks so beautiful-love all their sparkly dresses!
    so cute,
    katelyn
    www.theyellowspectacles.com

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  31. Congrats on a dream come true, girlfriend! The wedding was stunning, and its great that everything went off without a hitch. I bet you're still recovering!

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  32. Looks like a beautiful weekend! Love all your photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  33. What a beautiful wedding! You did good Sista!!

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  34. Girl's dress is leaving me literally speechless! You have the coolest job! I know it's slightly far fetched from what you actually do, but every time you talk about your wedding plan shenanigans, I totally picture you as JLo in the wedding planner. (; Which I'm sure you've heard a zillions times. This wedding looks stunning!

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  35. Omg that wedding dress is stunning. The detail on it blew my mind!! :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  36. So so beautiful! I was there this weeknd!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  37. The wedding looks spectacular, amazing job!!!!

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  38. My goodness, her dress is stunning! You two did a wonderful job at coordinating such a magical day for the couple. Lucky them, to have such talented women. I had read pretty bad reviews from critics about the movie, but I'm taking your word and watching it! :)
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  39. First of all I need that mug. And secondly your friends dress is amazing one of those gorgeous wedding dresses I have ever seen it's gorgeous!

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  40. That certainly looked like a storybook wedding! I'm with you on the RTR dresses... I wish I knew it existed when I got married! The leaves are changing/falling here too. I wish fall would slow down a bit so I could fully enjoy all the colors :)

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  41. Being ahead of schedule on a wedding day? I'm applauding that because I know how amazing that is.
    HER DRESS!!! Those BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES!!! I am dying over that glittery gold!!!

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  42. One of my friends got her bridesmiad dresses from rent the runway! Such a good idea!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  43. What an absolutely gorgeous venue! I loved seeing the stage entrance on your snap chat - such a cool entrance. Enjoy your Monday! Hope it's a little slow today so you can recover from your weekend :)

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  44. The wedding dress looks stunning on the bride. Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  45. The bride's dress is stunning on her. Congrats on another successful event!

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  46. Oh my gosh their photos are GORGEOUS! Great job on the long, organized day! You rock!! :) and seriously...I could've used an extra weekend-day, too!

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  47. RTR is such a good idea! I'm in a wedding next fall and definitely going to suggest that to the bride! I loved seeing all your snaps this weekend! Looked like a wonderful wedding. I can't wait to see that movie...I loved the book!

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  48. The bride's wedding dress was absolutely stunning. I have never heard of Rent the Runway, but what a great option for dresses that'll probably never be worn again. Great job on this beautiful event!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  49. That wedding was absolutely stunning, great work! I am so glad to hear that about the girl on the train, going to see it with friends soon. Glad you had a great weekend!

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  50. So fun!!! I love this. How exciting haha "vendors gone wild."

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  51. Congrats on the wedding. It looks like y'all did an amazing job. The bride looked stunning.

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  52. What a gorgeous wedding and you captured it beautifully Biana! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  53. A gorgeous wedding! I need that extra day, & that mug :) Hope you have a great Monday!

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  54. So exciting that you completed one of your career goals with this wedding, and the bride sounds like she made it easier!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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  55. Beautiful! I really like the bride's dress. They look so happy.

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  56. Omg the wedding looked like it turned out gorgeous!!! I am in love with her dress and what a beautiful venue! Congrats girl!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  57. WOW what a gorgeous wedding to be a part of coordinating! From the venue to the bride and her dress and all the little details. I'm always a fan of sparkly anything so those bridesmaid dresses and all the decor details are just killer!

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  58. Huge congratulations on the gorgeous wedding!!!!!! You did an amazing job! I am also beyond happy that your family is ok! Loved the photo of the leaves! xxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  59. What a stunning wedding!! Sounds like you're bride was amazing- but I'm sure you make it easy as talented as you are! You go girl!!

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  60. What a beautiful wedding! You did an amazing job! So glad your family and friends are okay! I'm looking forward to seeing Girl on the Train! Have a great week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  61. The wedding came out gorgeous!! And I'm so obsessed with her bridesmaid dresses- gold, sequins and rented!? The bride's a genius! I can't wait to see Girl on a Train now, it will probably be even better because I can't remember the ending from when I read the book hah Happy Tuesday!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  62. What a STUNNING bride, venue, dress- everything!! So happy things went smoothly for everyone and you rocked it out girl!! :)

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  63. Everything about this wedding looks so dreamy!! Also I feel like Park Plaza has all of the sudden been EVERYWHERE!! Maybe it's just me... but it's definitely gorgeous!! Those fall leaves are gorgeous.... Seems early though. ;)

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  64. You pulled off another amazing wedding, lady- soooo gorgeous! Congrats!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  65. Talk talk about a dream wedding - wow! And so smart to get RTR dresses! So happy your family is ok, and loving that leaf picture!! I so wish we had Fall here

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  66. Such a gorgeous wedding!!... and I need that mug!! :)
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  67. Looks like an amazing wedding. Congrats! I am so sorry the hurricane literally hit home. I would have been so panicked too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  68. I heard mixed reviews of Girl on the Train so I'm glad to hear that you liked it! The wedding looked gorgeous!!

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  69. I'm so glad your friends and family were safe after the hurricane, it's such a terrible thing to happen.
    I love the wedding pictures, that dress though!!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  70. It looks like the wedding was fantastic! Love the dress of the bride, she looks stunning. What a beautiful moments you caught. Congrats!

    Vanessa, xo!

    http://thefashionstatement.net

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  71. Looks like it was a fun but very busy weekend! Love those bridesmaid dresses!

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  72. Gorgeous dress! Lovely wedding! Still thinking about that extra day? Give it a name!

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  73. Dream wedding indeed! I could not be more obsessed with her dress!!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  74. What a beautiful wedding! Amazing photos too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  75. That wedding was seriously stunning. And so glad your family is safe after the hurricane.

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  76. We went and visited that church while we were in town-- so beautiful! What a stunning wedding-- you did such a good job!
    Glad to hear you liked the movie- I can't wait to see it!

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  77. What a gorgeous wedding..her dress!! So excited for you. And those leaves...oh my how gorgeous. We will have exactly 3 days of leaves and that's it.

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  78. Pure genius to use Rent the Runway for bridesmaids dresses!!! So fun to have two wedding celebrations!! It was beautiful! And how exciting for you to plan an event at your dream venue! Way to go girl!

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  79. Congrats to the bride and groom! Stunning dress and venue! Great photos! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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