A Vintage Winter Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
Courtney Meacomes (29 and a yoga teacher) and Kurt Mussina (49 and an executive) met when a mutual friend recommended that Kurt get his haircut by Courtney. “Our first meeting was really funny, as I had forgotten his appointment entirely!” says Courtney. “I showed up late and he totally threw me for a loop. He was so good-looking and quiet. He made me nervous.” More haircuts followed and a year later, Kurt asked Courtney out on their first date. The relationship gradually blossomed and after the two decided to pack up and move to New England, Kurt popped the question. “He created this amazing proposal video, which he then sent me the link to on my phone. As I opened it, it appeared on our TV screen,” says Courtney. “I saw this amazing video asking me to marry him in our home. I cried and of course, said, yes!”For their wedding, the couple decided to showcase their new home, hosting the elegant affair at The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA, just across the street from the Boston Public Garden. The couple looked to the late fall season, as well as the past for inspiration, settling on a classic, vintage theme with a contemporary twist for the day. A color palette of white and silver had timeless appeal, while bright pops of purple felt youthful, fun and modern. Fresh bunches of orchids, hydrangeas, tulips, roses, calla lilies and amaryllis brought the elegant reception to life and filled the room with a light floral fragrance. Glass candlesticks, mercury glass votive candleholders and brushed, silver-edged china tied into the vintage theme, while boasting a chic, contemporary vibe. Cedar, birch and pinecone accents were incorporated into the centerpieces, escort cards and decorative displays for a wintry, organic touch that balanced out the rest of the d?cor’s glam, elegant feel. Guests noshed on inspired bites like Philly cheesesteak rolls, dumplings and shrimp cocktail during cocktail hour and a sampling of decadent desserts that spoke to the wedding’s locale, such as mini Boston cream pies, whoopie pies and pumpkin donuts. From the last bite to last song, guests danced the night away, twirling and shaking to everything from top 40 to classic oldies.