Ben & Jeanne at the Boston Pubic Library

The preparation for Ben and Jeanne's wedding at the Boston Public Library on October 1st took some serious planning and a lot of teamwork. The week was spent preparing arrangements and making trips into Boston to ensure that everything would run smoothly and turn out perfect on the day of the wedding.

The morning of October 1st the Dana Markos Events team was up bright and early at 6:30 am excited and ready for the day. The Boston Public Library gave us from 7:00-9:00 am to deliver all of our flowers, plants and glass vases before the library opened to the public. When our team arrived at the library it was raining and we had to work quickly and carefully to make sure we unloaded all of our vans and had everything inside before the library opened at 9:00 and in one piece.


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Luckily we were able to get everything unloaded and into the room before 9:00 am. We headed back Ipswich for a short break to gather more supplies and talk about our plan for later in the day, and the set-up that would happen before the wedding. From there we headed back into Boston at 1:00 pm for the rest of the day and to prepare for the ceremony that was later that evening. At 5:00 pm the library closed to the public and everyone was running around to prepare for the ceremony at 6:30 and reception that was to follow in Bates Hall, and the Abbey Room.


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As our team rushed to get all of the arrangements and candles placed onto the cocktail and dinner tables, other vendors such as the caterers, band and lighting team were trying to set up as well. It took a lot of work and communication to get everything in place but when all was said and done it looked beautiful.



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Jeanne and Ben’s wedding had a wonderful feeling from the get-go. Although it was raining all day, by the time the ceremony took place it had cleared up beautifully.  The bride had indicated that she really wanted an organic feel to this wedding, and although she wanted white colors for her roses, hydrangea, and orchids she also wanted small green natural plants that would continue living after the wedding. Some of these plants included Ivy, ferns, Sweet Potato plants, and many more. 

The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the library facing the fountain. Candles were lit on the wall of the fountain that set a gorgeous backdrop to where Jeanne and Ben were married.  The tall glass cylinder pillars had moss laying on the bottom with a candle on top, and the other pillars had a bouquet of hydrangea at the top with more candles up-lighting the arrangements, all keeping in mind the organic feel.   


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After the ceremony the guests were ushered into the Abbey Room and Chavannes Gallery for the cocktail hour.  All of the tables were draped in a green table cloth with a small plant placed on top with curly willow placed in the plants to bring the natural feel even more alive. The arrangement on the Welcome Table was a tall arrangement of more hydrangea, and roses with mini orchids surrounding it on the bottom.      


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Following the cocktail hour everyone went into Bates Hall for their dinner and dessert. Along each table were all of the natural plants along with hydrangea arrangements, roses, and orchids.  For the centerpieces there was a mix of height, some shorter and some much taller. The taller pieces were in a glass flute that had tall branches reaching out with small orchids attached to the branches.  


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The wedding turned out just as the bride and groom had wanted and both families seemed very pleased with the outcome as well. It was a great wedding to work on and everyone enjoyed themselves!

Congratulations to Jeanne & Ben and may you have a long and happy marriage!!!



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