Real Wedding: Ginger + Adam’s Modern Chic Boston Wedding

Today’s gorgeous wedding was sent over from the talented Heather of One Love Photo. You may remember this rainy day wedding I posted from her a few weeks ago. Heather + Jon have such great eyes for composition and capturing sweet moments between the couple. You guys will love this wedding. Since Ginger was living abroad in China this past year, Adam actually did a fair amount of the planning! What a great fiancé. :)

A small intimate foodie wedding with tons of whimsical details…a great party for close friends and family that just happened to have a wedding as the main course… This is how Ginger would describe her day. Love it. When Ginger finally came home a couple months before the wedding , she focused on all the little details and they turned out amazing. I love the modern urban palette of green, chartreuse and gray they choose. The wedding took place in Boston at Mooo Restaurant. I think I’ll let the photos tell their lovely story…

The gorgeous hair pieces, boutonnieres and veil were created by the lovely Lauren of Lo Boheme.

I love first looks…

How fun to get married around all the wine bottles! Such an intimate setting.

From their plannerFrancie Mathey for Tangorra Wedding Planning, You know, there were so many little touches that I adored at this wedding – the manzanita branches with hanging candles, the antique birdcages filled with flowers, the barn board cocktail tables, the DIY feather bouts, the etsy-supplied dessert station… but I have to say MY favorite detail was the guestbook table – Adam and Ginger bought and refinished a desk, which we set up with a louis ghost chair and a typewriter for the guests to leave them a sweet message on. Loved it!

Favorite detail of the wedding was: Our USB mixtape Favors. Let me just start off by saying my fav movie of all time is [High Fidelity]…and I truly believe the mixtape = the most profound communication device ever created. Mixtapes (actually mix CDs) were an integral part of Adam and my courtship…it was how Adam first got me to go out with him…and it continued to play a big part during the early parts of our relationship where we exchanged dozens of mix CDs…So when I found USB mixtapes online while wedding planning, we just knew they had to be the wedding favors…The best part was that we were able to personalize these favors with a selection of our fav songs from the old mix CDs we exchanged…so we could share “our relationship soundtrack” with our guests.

I love the bird cake topper from one of my favorites, Lauren Alane.

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

I didn’t want a traditional bouquet toss…since both Adam and I work at PUMA, we thought it would be only be fitting to do sneaker bouquet (catch bouquet = free PUMA shoes)…It worked out perfectly, we actually got one of my tomboy friends (a sneakerhead who would not be caught dead at a bouquet toss otherwise) to grab for the bouquet…she did a combo football tackle/ basketball jump move…all for the ultimate prize, a pair of limited edition PUMAs

Ginger + Adam put their wedding clothes back on the day after for some fun portraits around Boston. Such a great idea to get more portraits if there is not enough time on the wedding day – or especially in the winter months, when daylight is more limited.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

From Ginger,

1) Do your homework (research blogs, ebay, Etsy) for ideas/items you can make your own and vendors who can add a personalized touches to your wedding…Use your imagination and don’t be afraid to customize and DIY…a hot glue gun can be your best friend…

2) Find vendors who care more about their work than their business, if you find people who really put heart into what they do, they will put more care into what they do for you

3) Even if you have your own creative vision, hire a wedding planner as an event manager, you’ll need someone who’s only job is to fight for your special day (especially if you were planning a wedding while working aboard like I was )

From Francie (their planner), I particularly loved this wedding because it was not your “typical” Boston wedding, and it was fabulous! We are not blessed, here in Boston, with an abundance of interesting (non-hotel) venues or restaurants with private spaces large enough to host a wedding – don’t get me wrong, they exist, but are fewer and further between than they seem to be in other cities. So I loved that Adam and Ginger planned an intimate wedding and party for their friends that was in a surrounding that really spoke to who they are, and the vibe they were going for. Everything turned out perfectly, and I really can’t think of a better space for this wedding than Mooo!

Bride Fashion

Dress + Earrings: Melissa Sweet + unknown designer (earrings) at Priscilla of Boston

Shoes: Kate Spade – with DIY green feather additions at My Glass Slipper

Hairpiece + Veil: LoBoheme (she did all the bouts and bridesmaid hairpieces too)

Makeup: Dani from Dani Wagener (who needs photoshop when you have Dani)

Hair: Sarah Bortner from My Big Hair Day (a pro at retro style anti-cliché wedding hair, and just plain adorable)

Groom’s Fashion:

Suit + Tie: Dior

Bridal Party Fashion:

Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew

Groomsmen Suits: Alfani Suit from Macys

Event Decor:

Florals + Deco: Ryan Zoller for Winston Flowers

Table Numbers: I DIYed them…I painted cardboard numbers gray, then stamped them with number stamps (green ink), they were then secured with craft sticks on a base made of old wine corks and Spanish moss…cardboard + stamps from Paper Source

Yummy Food:

Catering + Venue: Mooo Restaurant

Cake: Konditor Meister (they also made the bird cookies for the sweets table), cake topper by Lauren Alane

Candy Station: I sourced/designed the candy station myself (but these are my amazing vendors)

· Green Tea + Vanilla Shortbread Cookies from Emily Bakes

· Customized Green + Gray Marshmallow Pops from Fun Favors

· Monogrammed Cookies from SweetAmbs

· Mini Cupcakes: Sweet

· Other Candy: Oh Nuts

Other People who Saved the Day:

Planner: Francie Mathey for Tangorra Wedding Planning

Photographer: Heather + Jon of One Love Photo

Other Great Site I used for DIY Decor:

Modern Deco Items: CB2

Vases + Floral: Save on Crafts

Lux Ribbons: Nicholas Kniel

Feathers + Replica Birds: Lamplight Feathers

Thanks so much to Heather + Jon for sharing your lovely photos with us. Be sure to check out their blog for even more photos from the day and the day after session. Always so inspiring. And congrats to Ginger + Adam – best wishes to you both! Thanks Ginger for providing all the details that went into your day!