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Kristyn and Billy were married at the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, Mass. on July 12. “We found the venue through our photographer’s blog,” Kristyn said. “She had photographer another couple at the barn, and it was the rolling, green hills that frist made me want to check it out. When we first got out of the car on our first visit there, I knew it was where we could be married . . . it was different from all the other venues we had been to.” The bride wore a strapless satin a-line wedding gown with a ruched bodice, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down with loose curls, jeweled sash, and a pair of t-strap sandals, while the groom wore a light gray vest and pants, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore long pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, daisies, and spider mums. Guests were greeted with a pair of sunglasses to not be blinded by the love. “My aunt was the officiant, so it made the ceremony much more personal for us,” she said. “That Saturday in July was the most perfect day, all sun and no humidity. It allowed for us to enjoy everything the property had to offer, including having our ceremony out on the lawn. The rustic setting allowed us to use so many rustic details, from bright flowers in mason jars hanging off the sides of chairs to drinking sangria out of mason jars with paper straws to having a wooden pallet for everyone to sign, I could go on and on.” The reception followed inside the barn lit with chandeliers from beams. Tables were decorated with damask patterned linens, square wooden centerpieces, heart-shaped chalkboard numbers, and votive candles surrounded by chiavari chairs. “For our entrance, we came out to Whitney Houston’s ‘I Want to Dance with Somebody,'” Kristyn said. “I feel like it started the night off right and continued the party from there. It was so much fun, and I can replay it over and over in my head.” A four-tiered buttercream-frosted cake was served for dessert. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Enjoy every moment, don’t stress over the small stuff,” she said. “Everything will come together. We were engaged for almost 2 years,  and it flew by.”

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Photography: Lexi Photography | Videography: D&D Pro Imaging Photography & Film | Venue: Barn at Gibbet Hill | Event Planner: Carolyn Hilton | Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca from Bella Sera Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff from Blushing Brides | Hair Stylist: Lauren Morris | Makeup Artist: Alice Upton | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Classic Tux | Officiant: Maria Arrao | Floral Designer: Floral Arts of Westford | Cake: Konditor Meister | DJ: Mike Negron of NuImage Entertainment 

Boutonnieres for Every Groom’s Style

Posted by Caitlin on May 09, 2013

Let’s face it, the bridal bouquet will get more attention than any other floral arrangement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show your groom’s lapel a little love with a statement-making boutonniere. A boutonniere must last for hours, meaning throughout the ceremony, photographs, dinner and dancing.  Depending on the sturdiness of the flower, it’s likely that one boutonniere just isn’t enough. So, be prepared and have two or more as backup. To help suit your wedding style, here are a few of our favorites:

Rustic – If you’re a sucker for succulents like we are, then choose this natural yet simple boutonniere filled with yellow billy balls and wrapped with twine.

Photo: A. Blake Photography