Real Wedding: Fran + James in Massachusetts

Today’s feature wedding showcases another amazing, non-traditional wedding venue; a sculpture garden! Captured by Krista Photography, Fran and James were married on a beautiful July day at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston). The couple wanted to have a super fun wedding while maintaining a stylish aesthetic, and the sculpture park provided the perfect setting. Following a great planning effort, on their wedding day, Fran and James were able to sit back and enjoy the day, trusting that all the details were in place. I love all the modern details and the gorgeous color palette of purples and blues!

A story of the day from the bride:

It was of utmost importance that we create a day that was not only special for us but memorable and enjoyable for our friends and family. With only 7 months to plan the event, we still can’t believe that we pulled it off. The critical piece of our planning puzzle was choosing a great venue. From the start, we knew we wanted a location that was a bit non-traditional, and that would give our guests something fun and interesting to experience. The deCordova fit us perfectly. From the moment we toured the venue we knew that it was exactly what we were looking for. We were able to have our ceremony and reception outside in view of the sculpture park and its installations, while still using the indoor gallery space for the cocktail hour and photo booth-guestbook. This gave our friends and family the chance to get away from the hectic energy of a big Greek Orthodox-Russian Jewish festival and explore the quirky contemporary art the museum has to offer. And, crucially, it provided a perfect backdrop for Krista’s wonderful photography.

Once we had found our venue, the design elements came into place pretty easily. With over 160 guests in attendance, we knew that personalizing the event would be a serious undertaking. But we were determined to to have as many DIY details as possible. We had a great time creating many of the details of the day including the wedding ceremony, family photo display, photo booth props, and place card display. Etsy was also a huge source of inspiration for just about everything. We also used accents of moss and birch, polka dots, and sunflowers throughout. One of the many highlights was the fabulous photo booth supplied by our friends at J and B Photo Booth. We were able to create various personalized signs and props for guests to use which added to the fun. The photos were incorporated into guestbook and have provided us with endless hours of laughter. And, since our favorite part of any party or night out is the eating, we put a lot of effort into making sure the food, cocktails, and oyster bar would satisfy our cravings. Every decision was made with an eye towards a sort of sophisticated whimsy. Our wedding day was more than we had ever anticipated – a true reflection of our personalities. It was so gratifying to see our creative visions materialize into reality and to share it all with our loved ones.

Photographer: Krista Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Catering: La Fete Catering
Bridal Gown Designer: Judd Waddell
Bridal Gown Store: Allegria Bridal
Bridal Shoes: J.Crew
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Amsale
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Allegria Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes: Ted Baker
Groomsmen Suits: Calvin Klein
Cake Designer: Konditor Meister
Floral Designer: Fino Fresh Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Deb Houghton
Hair Stylist: Wedding Tresses
Invitation Designer: Paper Source
DJ: Brendan Howard at Murray Hill Talent
Lighting: Boston Uplights
Band: Makredes Ensemble
String Quartet: Keros Entertainment
Photobooth Rental: J and B Photo Booth
Officiant: Rabbi Irving Luchans and Peter Cakridas, uncle
Oysters: Island Creek Oysters
Groom’s Wedding Band: E.B. Horn
Bride’s Wedding Band: DeScenza Diamonds

All images by Krista Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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