A Modern Spring Wedding at The State Room in Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra Wildenhaus (25 and a staffing consultant and social media manager) and Dan Linares (32 and a project manager) planned a romantic, spring wedding at The State Room in downtown Boston with seasonal blooms and a regal color palette of gold, blush and navy blue. The day played tribute to the season, with arrangements of cherry blossoms, French tulips, romantic garden roses and peonies infusing the modern venue with new energy and life. The couple kicked off the festivities with a ceremony overlooking the city, in which a close family friend officiated and the couple shared their own heartfelt vows. “Dan and I wanted our ceremony and specifically the promises we made to each other to be very genuine,” says Alexandra. Like their family members before them, the pair incorporated heirlooms into their wedding day attire, with Alexandra accenting her Carolina Herrera gown with a cameo pin her grandfather brought home from Italy after WWII and Dan wearing his late father’s 100-year-old pocket watch. After saying their “I do’s,” the newlyweds and their guests celebrated with cocktails, inspired bites like mini lobster rolls and tuna tartare and the sharing of stories. After a sit down dinner and dessert featuring carrot cake, Alexandra and Dan hit the dance floor, where they surprised guests by breaking out into the meringue set to the tune of Elvis Crespo’s “Sauvemente.” The Entertainment Specialists kept the dance floor packed all night long, spinning a mix of current and classic hits, including plenty of songs with Latin flair and the couple treated guests to a late night snack of chicken and waffles to keep the party going. Alexandra and Dan decided to skip the traditional favors and hired a caricature artist to draw their wedding guests in front of the Boston skyline. “I really wanted guests to leave the wedding with a memento from not only our wedding, but also from Boston,” says Alexandra. “They were a huge success!” A tip for the taking from Alexandra: “The wedding planning process can be very stressful. Try to stay calm and cut everyone involved some slack, including but not limed to your significant other, family members, and friends.”