Blithewold Mansion Wedding | Michael & Lisa | 05.30.15

"Mike and I met at City Bar in Boston. When I walked in, he was waiting for me in a large Victorian chair in the lobby. Three and a half years later, he would propose to me in that same chair. Mike’s family is from Connecticut, and mine is from Massachusetts, so when we set out to find our wedding venue, anything in New England was fair game. When we visited Blithewold Mansion, we knew we had found our spot. The grounds are stunning, with beautiful gardens, manicured lawns, and a historic mansion – all of it overlooking the water. I knew there would be lots of wonderful photo opps.I wanted to keep the decor simple and elegant. I chose white with accents of navy and gold as my colors. The centerpieces turned out beautifully, with submerged orchids and floating candles that gave off a subtle glow. We sent the guests home with little baggies of Jordan almonds as a nod to Mike’s Italian roots. We were married by our friend Andy in a casual ceremony in Blithewold’s North Garden that had more Star Wars references than I was anticipating (I guess it goes with the territory of marrying an engineer). We had readings by our friends Cher and Bill, and my nephews walked down the aisle with a sign reading “Uncle Mikey, Here Comes Your Bride.” The weather cooperated for us, and we had an absolutely perfect day.  Guests enjoyed the cocktail reception on the lawn, with passed hors devours and our signature cocktail. We were then seated for dinner and enjoyed a delicious meal by Blackstone Caterers.  We laughed through the toasts as the sun set over the water. Our guests danced the night away, with highlights including an Anniversary Dance where my Great Aunt and Uncle celebrated 57 years of marriage and a dance-off between Mike and my brother-in-law to Thriller." - Mike & Lisa

The fantastic vendors who contributed to their day:

  • Cake | The Cupcakerie
  • Officiant | Andy Hall
  • Florist | Robin Hollow Farm Florist
  • Caterer | Blackstone
  • Coordinator | Infinite Events
  • Transportation | Starlight Limo
  • Entertainment | B-sharp Entertainment (DJ)
  • Linens & Rentals | RU Rentals Unlimited
  • Hair & Makeup | Salon KG
  • Videography | David Bettencourt