At First Blush

Your wedding day is a day like no other, so why not see it through rose-colored glasses? Set the scene with hues of pink, from breathtaking gowns and blooms to oh-so-refined stationery and cakes.

By Anne Vickman | Boston Weddings |

Photographs by Keller+Keller
Fashion styling by Liz Teich/Team
Prop styling by Kara Butterfield

Monique Lhuillier “Waltz” silk-gauze gown with embroidered skirt, $13,640, and Maria Elena silk-organza hair comb with ostrich feathers and crystals, $1,050, both L’élite Bridal Boutique; Ippolita “Rose” 18-karat-rose-gold-and-quartz earrings, $395, Neiman Marcus. Altar flower arrangements of peonies, roses, weeping cherry blossoms, and hydrangeas, price upon request, Marc Hall Design.

Branch out: Letterpress invitation suite, $1,395 for 100, and save-the-date suite, $535 for 100, both Smudge Ink; brass-plated clover pins, $4 each, Patch NYC.


From left: Two-tier fondant-covered cake with ombré sugar petals and dragée-embellished pearlized ribbon, $10.50 per slice; two-tier fondant-covered cake with royal-sugar chenille dots and sugar magnolia, $10 per slice; and two-tier fondant-covered ombré cake with sugar flowers, $11 per slice; all Cakes to Remember. Stainless steel cake server, $11, Crate?&?Barrel.

Rebekah Price rose-gold-plated filigree necklace with Swarovski crystals, $490, LIT Boutique.


Moved to tiers: Amy Kuschel “Juniper” silk-organza gown, $2,160, Flair Boston; custom beaded-satin belt, $225, Allegria Bridal; Midori Ferris-Wayne “Vineyard” 18-karat-recycled-rose-gold ring with diamonds, $988, Laura Preshong. Bridal bouquet of snapdragons, dendrobium orchids, cremones, and tulips with ivory grosgrain wrap and appliqué, $130, Blooms of Hope.


Maid to measure (from left): After Six penny-lace-and-matte-satin gown, $215, Country Weddings, with Kayle Blossom satin sash, $150, Glam Couture; White by Vera Wang chiffon ruffle gown, $168, David’s Bridal; “Kate” hammered-satin gown, $225, Flair Boston.


Budding beauty: Bridal bouquet of calla lilies, phalaenopsis orchids, and Peruvian lilies with hydrangea-leaf-wrapped handle, $200, New Leaf Flores.


Knit pick: Four-tier fondant-covered cake with handcut sugar-paste and royal-icing detailing, $10 per slice, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes; cotton tablecloth with French ribbon, $52, Simplemente Blanco; “White Pearl” bone-china salad plates, $17 each, and “Harrison” stainless steel place settings, $60 each, both Crate?&?Barrel.


Clockwise from top: Lanvin “Mai-Tai” satin clutch, $1,090, Neiman Marcus; Alexis Bittar crystal-and-Lucite cuff bracelet, $225, M. Flynn; Rebekah Price chandelier earrings with Swarovski crystals, $330, LIT Boutique.


Single-color letterpress invitation suite, starting at $2,000 for 100, Paper Moss; Mud Australia dip bowl, $37, Lekker Home.


In bloom: Carolina Herrera “Enid” embroidered silk-organza gown with jeweled belt, $11,990, L’élite; Ippolita “Rose” 18-karat-rose-gold-and-quartz earrings, $395, Neiman Marcus.


Delicate display: “Inga” glass charger plates, $20 each; “White Pearl” bone-china dinner plates, $20 each, and salad plates, $17 each; and “Harrison” stainless steel place settings, $60 each; all Crate & Barrel; LSA International champagne saucers, $97 for four, Lekker Home; “Hartland” candlesticks, $120–$200, and stemless martini glass, $68, both Simon Pearce. Centerpieces of sweet peas, peonies, hydrangeas, roses, and tulips, starting at $300, Marc Hall Design.


Just for kicks: Jim Hjelm lace and tulle gown, $3,025, Country Weddings; Alexis Bittar Swarovski-crystal-encrusted moonstone drop earrings, $375, M. Flynn; Melanie Auld “Sheba” gold-vermeil bracelet with faceted crystals, $445, Recess Boutique; “Georgine” silk-satin platform sandals, $235, J.Crew. Bridal bouquet of Gerbera daisies, ranunculuses, hydrangeas, and berzillia berries with burlap wrap and button accent, $165, Blooms of Hope.


Put a ring on it (from top): “Modern Edwardian” 14-karat-white-gold ring with champagne and white diamonds, $3,050; 14-karat-recycled-white-gold band with champagne diamonds, $2,150; Anne Sportun 18-karat-gold band with diamonds, $1,950; and 14-karat-white-gold, pink-sapphire, and pavé-diamond ring, $2,600; all Laura Preshong; “Candace” 14-karat-rose-gold, citrine, and diamond ring, $1,488, Gemvara; “Joan” white-gold ring with pavé champagne diamonds, starting at $2,200, Laura Preshong; 14-karat-rose-gold-and-topaz ring, $995, and “Audrey” 14-karat-rose-gold, peridot, and aquamarine band, $913, both Gemvara; Midori Ferris-Wayne “Vineyard” 18-karat-recycled-rose-gold ring with diamonds, $988, and 18-karat-gold ring with pink tourmaline, $585, both Laura Preshong.


Spot on: Four-tier marshmallow-fondant-covered square cake with ombré fondant dots, $9 per slice, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes; Monaco Serveware stainless steel server, $18, Williams-Sonoma.


Aegean L’objet Paris porcelain dinner plate, $84, and salad plate, $30, both Neiman Marcus; Schott Zwiesel Classico wineglasses, $13.50 each, Michelle Willey. Centerpieces of sweet peas, peonies, hydrangeas, roses, and tulips, starting at $300, Marc Hall Design.

Bridal gown
Take a shine
: Paloma Blanca silk-dupioni gown, $1,950, and belt, $325, both Country Weddings; Erikson Beamon “Je t’aime” gold-plated necklace with Swarovski crystals and glass, $730, M. Flynn; St. Erasmus “Bountiful Bliss” clutch with Swarovski crystals, glass beads, and acrylic pearls, $450, BHLDN; “Candace” 14-karat-rose-gold, citrine, and diamond ring, $1,488, Gemvara.

Flower bouquet
Bridal bouquet of ranunculuses, sweet peas, and hyacinth blossoms with a ribbon-wrapped handle accented with nematanthus leaves, $250, New Leaf Flores.

Tables, chairs, and linens courtesy of Rentals Unlimited unless otherwise noted. Hair by Michael Albor/Ennis. Makeup by Dani Wagener. Model, Erin/Maggie Inc.

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