Please enjoy our blog. We will be updating this blog periodically with stories, tips, fun facts, and photos from real weddings of couples from Boston, the South Shore, Cape Cod, all of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to see the Canoe Club Ballroom in person, please set up a private tour or visit our open house.
Saturday, August 27 2016
Crystal & Marvin
Wedding Date: August 20, 2016
Wedding Colors: Navy and Blush Pink
"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for everything you did not only this past Saturday but our entire engagement! You made this entire experience an easy one and something I will never forget. Saturday was more than I could have expected it was a dream come true! Marvin and I are truly thankful and blessed for the beautiful wedding you helped us put together. Again thank you for everything and you guys ARE THE BEST!!!!
Love always Mr & Mrs Marvin & Crystal Noj"
Crystal & Marvin: We are SO happy that you enjoyed your special day with us! We can truly say that it has been a pleasure working with you both along the way! Your wedding day was picture perfect in every way, right down to the very moment that you helped Marvin's groomsman propose to one of Crystal's bridesmaids!! (We hope that you were able to see the video we posted of their adorable proposal!!) One of our favorite moments from your wedding day (aside from the proposal) was your parent dances and how you incorporated additional family members to share in that special moment with you both. We wish you all the very best, and hope that you visit us again soon! <3, Jillian, Stacy & The CCB Staff!
Friday, August 26 2016
Lisa & Christopher
Wedding Date: August 19, 2016
Wedding Color: Royal Blue
"Good Afternoon Stacy and crew! :)
First, I want to start by saying thank you so much for everything you did to make our day special. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and flawless and that could not have happened without all your help. Stacy especially thank you for dealing with my dress meltdown on a couple of occasions! :)
Everything was simply perfect and I will make sure I go on and give everyone a fantastic review. Logan thanks you for saving all sorts of cake for him!! :)
We will definitely come in to visit and I hope someone has another event that will bring us there some day.
Loved loved loved my day!!
Swan checking off!! (haha)"
Lisa & Chris (aka Swan & Eagle): Thank you both for the opportunity to host your special day with us here at the Canoe Club Ballroom! It was such a pleasure working with you both (and of course little Logan & Cheyenne!) We loved your little personal touches around the room such as your irish family tree charms on the centerpieces, and your polaroid "selfie station"! We wish you both all the very best! <3, Jillian, Stacy & The CCB Staff!
Thursday, August 25 2016
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and fall is right around the corner. But we couldn’t be more excited for fall weddings! Fall is one of the most popular times to plan a wedding and for good reason! We love fall weddings from the décor to the colors to the flowers. If you are planning a fall wedding here are a few tips to help you really take advantage of the season.
Décor: When it comes to fall weddings think rustic. The warm overtones of the fall foliage are the perfect inspiration for your fall wedding. Go with warm and rich colors and materials such as chocolate brown or velvet.
Flowers: Flowers can be a big part of your wedding and when it comes to fall weddings you can really get creative. Colorful flowers such as big yellow sunflowers give your wedding the perfect pop of color. You can even pair your flowers with bunches of berries or ring of leaves which help add to the warmth of the season.
Favors: Your favors are where you can really have fun with your fall theme. Try channeling your inner kid with caramel dipped apples wrapped in cellophane, or offer your guests the spiced scent of fall with ginger bread candles.
Invitations: Your invitations set the tone for your wedding so incorporate iconic fall pieces like a maple leaf or pinecone. Use colors and materials that draw on your weddings color theme when sending out your invitations.
If you are looking to plan your fall wedding Canoe Club Ballroom is the perfect venue for you, our outdoor ceremony space showcases the beautiful fall foliage while our ballroom boasts the largest dance floor in New England. Contact us today to take a tour of our facilities or stop by on Saturdays for our open houses!
Tuesday, August 16 2016
Catie & Bryan
Wedding Date: August 12, 2016
Wedding Color: Royal Blue
Catie and Bryan's wedding reception with us here at the Canoe Club Ballroom was beachy, beautiful, and shark filled in every way! We are always so excited when couples take the "theme plunge" and fully commit, and that is exactly what Catie & Bryan did on their special day.
Their wedding details & decor featured starfish corsages for Bryan and the groomsmen, adorable beachy inspired signs, different sharks as their table names, and even a small starfish perfectly placed in Catie's hair for a completed bridal look. These two are aroable in everyway, and we were so happy to be a part of their special day!
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Weeks!!! #OnceUponAWeeks
Monday, August 15 2016
Lillian & Fagner
Wedding Date: August 6, 2016
Wedding Color: Purple
Lillian and Fagner had their special day planned perfectly, even down to the very moment that they said "I Do!" As their wedding guests arrived waiting for their gazebo ceremony to begin, the clouds began to roll in--and the skies darkened. We knew that an outdoor gazebo wedding was important to them, so once Stacy and I saw a break in the doppler radar we knew that we had to take it and start their ceremony just a few minutes early! Their ceremony went off without a hitch, and it wasn't until they actually said "I Do" that the rain began!
Luckily, after their guests made their way into the venue, the rain has finally stopped in time for some outdoor photos! Here are just a few of the special moments we captured from their big day!
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Barros!!
Friday, August 12 2016
You spend lots of time, energy and money making sure everything is perfect for your wedding. From the food to the décor to your wedding dress, but what happens when the big night is over and you are left with all these fabulous items? Here are a few tips for our savvy brides on how to reuse and recycle your wedding day items so you don’t let anything go to waste
Wedding Dress: No matter how much you loved that dress there are not many other occasions you can wear a big white dress, and after the big day many brides find themselves tucking their prized wedding gown in the back of their closets never to be seen again. There is a long list of ways to repurpose your wedding dress from donating it to charity to repurposing into another garment or handing it down to a relative to wear. You can even take pieces of your wedding dress and make it into pillows or a quilt to keep around your house for everyday use.
Flowers: At the end of the day you will be left over with tons of flowers. From the bouquets to the centerpieces you may not realize how many flowers are actually incorporated into your wedding day.
One of the best ways to recycle your florals is to give it to guests to take home and enjoy at the end of the night. You can also donate them to a local hospital or nursing home. Check with your florist to see if they have any type of arrangements with local business for this type of donation.
Favors & Décor: Many times favors and décor are left behind as the fun of the night distracts guests. Help avoid this waste by either forgoing favors or collecting unused wedding items to sell or give away at wedding recycle websites.
Just because your wedding night is over doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your wedding day items. There are many ways to reuse or recycle wedding day items you just have to get creative!
Thursday, August 11 2016
Rachel & Vinny
Wedding Date: July 23, 2016
Wedding Colors: Coral and Purple
Where do I even begin? Everything about the Canoe Club is amazing....the grounds, inside, the staff. My husband and I got married there this past Saturday. We can not thank the staff enough for making our wedding everything we wanted and more. Everyone at CCB is so warm and welcoming. To Stacy, Jill, and the rest of the staff, thank you for everything you did for us! <3
Rachel & Vinny: Thank you both for holding your special day with us here at the CCB! It was such a pleasure working with you both (and of course, with your amazing families!) We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your big day with us, and hope that you will visit us soon! We hope that you will enjoy these special moments that we captured from your wedding day.
Congratulations again, Mr. and Mrs Raia!!
<3, Jillian, Stacy & The CCB Staff