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Your Dream Bridal


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2016 Best Wedding Venue, Rustic

The Barn at Gibbet Hill


With views of the sheep- and cattle-dotted countryside from every angle, this Groton retreat oozes pastoral charm. The pièce de résistance is the century-old post-and-beam barn, which can be styled...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Unique

Boston Public Library


The gurgle of the cast-bronze fountain in the Italianate open-air courtyard. The glow of the green glass lamps on Bates Hall’s long reading tables. Set the scene for your own...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, New

Hotel Commonwealth


With floor-to-ceiling windows and a string-lit terrace showcasing Green Monster vistas, Hotel Commonwealth’s new event space hits it out of the park. Part of the hotel’s recent $50 million makeover,...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Nantucket

The Nantucket Hotel + Resort


Classic New England elegance meets modern luxury at the Nantucket Hotel + Resort, where the recently renovated Grand Ballroom stuns with crisp white walls and oak flooring. A poolside terrace,...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Museum

Museum of Fine Arts


When your love is a work of art, there’s no better place to celebrate. Say “I do” in the Koch Gallery surrounded by masterpieces, then continue the party in the...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Martha's Vineyard

The Beach Plum Inn


Down a dirt road in Menemsha, the romantic, bucolic-chic Beach Plum Inn has something for everyone: sweeping water views, pretty gardens perfect for an outdoor summer ceremony, and even roaming...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Berkshires

Hancock Shaker Village


Grazing sheep! Vegetable gardens! Lush vistas as far as the eye can see! This living Shaker museum, a National Historic Landmark, couldn’t possibly be any more Berkshires. A seasonal tent...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Cape Cod

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club


Imagine warm sun, soft breezes, and plush five-star accommodations. Sounds like a dream honeymoon, right? At Wequassett, it’ll also be the backdrop for your wedding. The azure water beckons along...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Coastal

The Crane Estate


This 2,100-acre wonderland of woodlands and beaches offers three gorgeous ways to make waves on your wedding day: by the sea, in a historical barn, or on the rolling grounds...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Ballroom, Suburbs

Lakeview Pavilion


When the sisters behind this Foxboro venue lost the building to a fire two years ago, they vowed to rebuild. In September 2015 they unveiled their stunningly modern interpretation of...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Ballroom, City

State Room


Perched 33 stories above the city with glass walls overlooking the Custom House Tower, the State Room is a blank canvas with personalization options galore. Chef David Blessing, meanwhile, serves...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Bands

Shreve, Crump & Low


You’re not officially married until you put a ring on it—which makes Shreve, Crump & Low, in business since 1796, one of the most important stops on the prewedding shopping...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Registry

Simon Pearce


Draft your wish list at the Back Bay outpost of Vermont glassblowing and ceramics specialist Simon Pearce, and watch as your dinner guests gasp, “Where did you get that?” forevermore....Read More

2016 Best Wedding Dresses, Local Designer

Candice Wu Couture


Tiered lace trains, detachable skirts, and lots and lots of sparkle: Boston School of Fashion Design alum Candice Wu’s couture gowns are positively showstopping. Browse the sea of organza and...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Alterations

All Fit Tailoring


Handing your dream wedding gown over for a nip-tuck is an extreme exercise in letting go. The skilled needle workers at All Fit, however, will ensure a seamless transition from...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Accessories


Chestnut Hill

We found true love in the gold-dipped halos and lace-trimmed veils at Anthropologie’s Chestnut Hill bridal boutique. Embellished with crystals and glass beads, the brand’s handmade belts and sashes add...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Dresses, Indie



Owner Alix Childs’s sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio has been called the quintessential store for unique gowns. Highly regarded by industry experts for her “breathtaking feminine style,” Childs curates hard-to-find dresses...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Dresses, Classic

L’élite Bridal Boutique


Saying “yes” to the most important dress you’ll ever wear is harder than it looks on TV. Thankfully, L’élite’s light-filled showroom makes the process painless, with both classic silhouettes and...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Stacey Kuehn

Whether you’re after soft, side-swept curls or a play on the classic French twist, your locks are safe in traveling stylist Stacey Kuehn’s hands. Kuehn, who’s worked with such celebrity...Read More

2016 Best Wedding DJ

Mike Amado

As proprietor of the event-music powerhouse Entertainment Specialists, Mike Amado is an expert at reading the crowd, drawing from his vast library of tunes to get guests on the dance...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Videographer

Brighter Lights Media


Ready for your silver-screen debut? Brighter Lights Media’s cinematic wedding-day videos document both the monumental moments and the intimate details in both short trailer and feature-film-length cuts. Bonus: Christian Nachtrieb...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Stationery

Paper Moss

First impressions count, especially when it comes to wedding invitations, which set the tone for the entire event. Work with designers Emily Hostetler and Caitlin Snyder to create custom letterpress...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Photographer

Cambria Grace

Memories fade, but photographs last forever. Thankfully, you can trust Cambria Grace to be everywhere you are and everywhere you can’t be on your wedding day. The Boston shutterbug’s camera...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Photo Booth

The Danger Booth

Beware: the Danger Booth’s open-air setup takes photo-boothing to the extreme. Unlimited on-site photos (which print in 19 seconds, flat) allow friends to let loose and show their wild sides,...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Florist



After years spent creating the tight, modern arrangements favored by couples of the early aughts, Teresa Fung’s style pendulum recently swung back to the “wild, organic, tangled” look she’d been...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember


It’s what’s on the inside and the outside that counts—if not in life, then at least when it comes to wedding cakes. Ellen Bartlett’s confections get high marks in both...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Caterer

Saltbox Kitchen


Chef-owner Ben Elliott, whose grandparents started the family farm in the 1940s, grows garden staples and lesser-known heirloom veggies and raises sheep for meat, chickens for eggs, and bees for...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Stationery

Smudge Ink


Your invitation sets the tone of the wedding—no pressure at all, right? Enter Smudge Ink, which has its own on-site letterpress to ensure complete control over quality and design. Work...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Photo Booth

Danger Booth

When it comes to giving your guests custom photo keepsakes, it’s best to think outside the box—or, in this case, the booth. Danger’s open-air, freestanding unit (complete with a touchscreen,...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Dresses



Owner Alix Childs offers modern brides funky alternatives to the white-meringue gown. In her sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio, she proffers hard-to-find frocks from fashionable faves like Lela Rose and Temperley...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Florist

Orly Khon Floral


Industrial chic. Richly bohemian. Romantic and fresh. Orly Khon, formerly of Tangerine Creations, can weave a floral theme for any romance—blooms springing from driftwood, succulents beneath glass cloches, blossom chains....Read More

2015 Best Wedding Photographer

Kate McElwee

Enthusiasm, thy name is Kate. Just one look at this shutterbug’s standout portfolio and you’ll be giddy. McElwee is adept at capturing the big day’s subtle, playful side—a bride’s reflection...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Coordinator

AE Events

South Boston

Planning a wedding is like putting together a 1,000-piece puzzle, and the six-person team at AE Events is skilled at making it all fit. Want a seven-course Tuscan feast with...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Caterer



Mediterranean, Asian, classic American—this Union Square caterer will happily hop from cuisine to cuisine for your wedding spread, incorporating vegan and gluten-free menus with ease. Chefs Dennis Tourse and Jamie...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Cakes

Konditor Meister


Whether it’s duplicating Pinterest printouts or dreaming up a wholly original confection, Konditor Meister (German for “master pastry chef”) creates wedding-cake wonders. Its tiered masterpieces have delighted couples for three...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Julia Rosenthal, Pyara


From flowers formed by your own braids to a comb placed just so in a finger-curled bob, Julia Rosenthal’s wedding-day tresses are consistently stunning. With just a glance, she quickly...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Cakes

Dessert Works


Kristen Repa has seen (and made) a lot of wedding cakes: Before launching her own bakery more than a decade ago, she honed her sweet skills at local institutions like...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Caterer

Season to Taste


Season to Taste’s creative farm-to-table menus make a big impact at wedding receptions without creating a big carbon footprint. Chef-owner Robert Harris is passionate about sustainability in catering, showcasing the...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Videographer

Long Haul Films


Tom and Melissa Dowler and their team of videographers eschew rambling, cookie-cutter videos in favor of incredibly cinematic three-to-five-minute trailers and 30-minute " features." With poignant audio from the...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Florist

Forêt Design Studio

First comes love, then comes the wedding florist, who can singularly set the tone for your big day. Ensure a blossoming affair with Rose Mattos and Erin Heath’s ethereal bouquets...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Photographer

Corinna Raznikov Photography


The love in this fine-art photographer’s wedding shots is palpable—here, a groom dips and kisses his bride on a snowy rooftop; there, a pair holds hands as they traipse through...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Dresses

L’Élite Bridal Boutique


The sight of lace, chiffon, and tulle gowns from celebrated designers like Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro is enough to make even the most serious bride-to-be giddy with excitement. Here those...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Stationery

À Deux


What can’t Kelli Parker do? The custom stationer works with engravers, printers, and suppliers to make clients’ grandest visions a reality. Cases in point: She recently assembled crocodile-embossed boxes lined...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Darren Le

If a bad hair day can ruin an ordinary weekday, imagine the havoc a follicular faux pas could wreak on your wedding day. Enter Darren Le. The Mizu stylist, who...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Coordinator

Nicole Simeral, Simeral & Co.

No-show rabbis, MIA groomsmen—Nicole Simeral has seen (and fixed) it all. But the Boston-based ­planner does much more than fight wedding-day fires; she also recommends vendors, handles contract ­negotiations, and...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Dresses

Musette Bridal


Want to look runway-ready for your fete? Musette’s airy Newbury Street showroom offers a tightly curated selection of gowns from Jenny Packham, Peter Langner, Yolan Cris, and other high-fashion designers....Read More

2013 Best Wedding Cakes

Amanda Oakleaf Cakes


Oakleaf and her team turn out traditional tiered wedding cakes with aplomb, but it’s her whimsical sculptural confections—featured on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes and Food Network’s Cake Challenge—that make her the...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Caterer

Capers Catering

Run by Emma Roberts, Capers works with brides and grooms to create custom menus that showcase local ingredients—and they do it for parties big and small, indoors and outdoors, formal...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Videographer

Long Haul Films


Don’t leave your wedding video up to Uncle Dave and his shaky hands. Book Long Haul Films to produce a Hollywood-worthy trailer (three to five minutes) and a longer cut...Read More

    Most Viewed Winners of Weddings

    • Your Dream Bridal, 2016 Best Wedding Dresses
    • The Barn at Gibbet Hill, 2016 Best Wedding Venue, Rustic
    • Boston Public Library, 2016 Best Wedding Venue, Unique

    Most Viewed Winners

    • Ostra, 2016 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Yankee Lobster Company, 2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual