Austyn Ellese Mayfield

Star Aesthete

BOSTON-BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER Frank Roop has been called one of the best in the world at what he does by Architectural Digest France, so it makes sense that Pointed Leaf Press approached him to do a book. Roop is one…

The Dance Doctors

FOR SOME FOLKS, dancing is pure fun. For others, it’s an anxiety-inducing prospect. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, if a wedding dance is in your near future, lessons should be, too. Hundreds of couples have turned to Arthur Murray…

Experts: The Visage Virtuoso

YOUR WEDDING DAY IS NOT (we repeat: not) the time to call in your sister’s best friend’s cousin to do your makeup. Unless, of course, she just so happens to be an award-winning makeup artist like Dani Wagener Braho (who…

Experts: The Film Buff

WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY WAS in its nascent stages when Kathy Horemiotis cofounded SH Videography with her husband, Steve, nearly 20 years ago. Cameras were heavy and awkward, editing was time-consuming, and the industry was still figuring out the best way to…

Experts: The Master of Ceremonies

CINDY MATCHETT NEVER IMAGINED that her career as a project manager for a Web design firm would ultimately prepare her to help the affianced of New England experience their nuptials in a personal way. But Matchett’s insightful nature and ability…

Animal Urges

THIS SEASON, designers instinctively turn to wildlife for a touch of whimsy.    

Experts: The Insider Traders

WHEN KERRI BRUNEAU MET Eleni Granas, it was a match made in heaven. And as much as they love their respective husbands, with the opening of the Boston Bridal Lounge on Newbury Street, Bruneau (pictured at left) and Granas have…

Natural Beauty

THE DESIRE FOR ADMIRATION is at once primal and socially learned — something Nicole Rueda Watts clearly under-stands. The local designer’s new accessories line, Nyx Jewelry Studio, features a “Parisian voodoo” motif that combines slices of tribal mystique (read: primal)…