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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.

Tuesday, July 25 2017

When you start envisioning your wedding theme you want one that suites your personal style. Also think colors, patterns and symbols that are meaningful to you. Today we will be highlighting a beautiful theme “Old-World Glam Meets Modern Romance”. We have had the pleasure in seeing this trend grow over the last wedding season, it’s romantic, classic, and timeless all rolled into one! We think this theme would go perfectly here at the CCB, with our natural setting and grand ballroom! With this theme, think gilded touches and ruby-red blooms to set the formal tone. An easy way you  can offset the formality is to choose romantic lace tablecloths and natural accents like pebbles and greenery. We have gathered up some beautiful photos for inspiration for your wedding planning needs! 



Elegant invitations to set the tone for your big day! 


Gilded chair decor, is perfectly placed at the sweet heart table for the birde and groom. 



Greenery & ruby red florals adorn the tables perfectly. 



Place cards are delicately displayed on pebbles for a natural effect. 



Big blooms add a dramatic touch!


Classic in shape, with romantic details fits the theme perfectly! 


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment! 

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 10:22 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, July 18 2017

Here at the Canoe Club Ballroom, we have had the opportunity to see many beautiful bridal gowns over the years. Wedding gown shopping is a big part of the wedding planning process, it may seem overwhelming when you first start, try not to worry and enjoy this happy time! Here are a few things you want to keep in mind when searching for your dream gown! 



When choosing the style of the gown, you have many options when it comes to silhouettes.  Whether you choose a classic A-line or a sultry mermaid, make sure to try on different styles. Many brides are surprised when they like the fit of a gown they never might have tried on otherwise.



The classic strapless gown will never go out of style because it flatters every neckline. You can always add a strap of lace or even look for something that has an sheer neckline. The possibilities are endless!



The fabric of your gown is just as important when choosing your prefect dress and it helps set the tone of how formal of a look you are trying to accomplish. Also, you want to keep the time of year in mind.  For instance, an organza gown will have a light delicate feel possibly for a summer event, whereas satin might be a perfect fabric for the cooler months.



Designers have many different colors to choose from aside from the traditional white. Ivory might be a nice choice since it compliments many skin tones. Don’t forget many brides are even incorporating subtle colors like blush and soft dusty blue.


Length of Gown

Most of the time bridal shops will offer full length gowns, but more and more, brides are choosing to do an ankle length or tea length. There are even little white dresses out there to choose from!


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment!

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 11:05 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, July 12 2017

Real Wedding

Amanda & Matthew


Amanda & Matthew were married in a romantic indoor ceremony this past April. They chose hues of silver, coral and turquoise to decorate the ballroom. After a passing shower, they were able to take wonderful photos in our courtyard! The reception was amazing and everyone danced the night away! 

"My now husband Matt and I were married at the Canoe Club on 4/22/17. We had an amazing experience working with Stacy and Jillian, they were both very attentive and responsive to all questions and concerns. They helped us have a beautiful wedding despite the rainy day we ended up with, we couldn't have asked for better and we now have wonderful memories of our special day to last us a life time."

A lovely photo of the happy couple in the courtyard!


A beautiful welcomes guests as they enter the venue.



Candlelit centerpieces with amazing ceiling drapery! 


A fun photo with the birdal party! 


Cake cutting and a cupcake tower! 

~We would like to wish Amanda & Matthew a lifetime of happiness and love! 



Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment! 


Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 09:02 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, July 05 2017

Your ceremony was picture perfect, and your wedding reception was an epic party! Now it’s time to get your life back in order and start your after wedding duties! We have gathered up some great tips on what to do when your special day is over!


Thank You Notes

After your honeymoon, schedule a block of time for you and your partner to start writing your thank you cards.


Order Your Wedding Album

You’ve posted your digital photos to your social media, now it’s time to set up a time with your new spouse to order your album!


Review Your Vendors

Express your gratitude for your vendors who worked tirelessly to make your day perfect and magical! Be sure to write a thoughtful review on their Facebook page and other wedding websites.


Return or Exchange Unwanted Gifts

There are always double gifts and some gifts that might not be your style, be sure to do this sooner than later so you can get something that you can use.


Purchase Gifts (you still want)

This part is important if there is anything you didn’t get that comes at part of a set, you may have only received five of the eight place setting your wanted, or two out of the five towels. Also, you want to put those gift cards to good use!


Name Change

If you are planning to change your name, changing your name on social media is easy, but you also have to make sure to do it legally. Commit to your name change early so you can have an easy transition into married life! 


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment! 

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 12:08 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email


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