Battle of the Blooms

The same floral requests can yield very different results. Given one set of guidelines—make a foot-wide, $200 pink centerpiece—four florists let their creativity run wild.

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Hot Shots

Even if you’re not a natural on camera, the right moves can help you look the part.

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The $450-a-Head Dinner

The wedding dinner is often an afterthought, served somewhere between the “I do”s and dancing. Enter the Fairmont Copley Plaza’s recipe for the ultimate foodie reception.

Glossed Over

You’ve spent hours obsessing over the perfect lip color. Now make it stick.

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Great Whites

For wedding gowns, off-white is trés chic. For teeth? Not so much. Which bleaching products work, and which are just expensive? We asked Dr. Robert Emami of Dental Specialties in Randolph for his favorites.

Take it Off

Prewedding prep often means handing over your DIY hair-removal efforts to the pros. How to weather the hot wax and waxing in general.

Color Me Good

We risk orange streaks to find treatments that provide a believable bronze. 


Best of the New

A slew of hotel openings and renovations adds five fresh options to Boston’s partyscape: The Colonnade and The Ritz Carlton included.

Sweet Spots

Looking for a place to get hitched? Here’s a tip: Go where the ambiance and scenery are already built in: Nantucket, Newport, and more.

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The Experts

Eight wedding experts lend their advice to soon-to-be newlyweds on photographs, music, gifts, and more.


Book Report: What We Read on Summer Vacation

In a continued effort at transparency re: Bostonista’s not–entirely–highbrow tastes, we’re disclosing our favorite summer reads. Some backstory before the confession: We’re former English majors […]


Bostonista Solves: A Case of Bridal Envy

As wedding season draws to a close, we find ourselves battling a severe case of bridal envy. Before you cringe at our Scary Sadshaw-ish overshare, […]


Bostonista Travels: Tulum, Mexico

For our honeymoon, my hubby and I wanted a trip that offered secluded beaches, luxury accommodations, and plenty of excursions off the resort. After watching […]


Five Last-Minute Wedding Mistakes

The wedding is over, and I have to say, I’m relieved. After putting so much time, effort, and money into our nuptials for the past […]


Down the Aisle and (Almost) to the Poor House

After a year and a half of wedding planning, my big day is fast approaching. On the very last day of this month, I’ll be […]