Fall Wedding Reception at The Commons 1854

Bride and Groom: Jaclyn and Fernando Garcia
Fernando and Jaclyn met in 2005 while attending Bentley University.   Jaclyn and Fernando envisioned their wedding to be in an elegant and Romantic setting that could provide five star cuisine. The historic Ballroom with its grandiose windows was the perfect setting for their wedding reception.                 
Guests dined on poached lobster tail and filet mignon, while hand-rolled sushi was created by authentic Japanese sushi chefs.  Everyone enjoyed a late night snack featuring Black Angus sliders, truffle parmesan fries and Fried dough.   

The Arrival:
Jaclyn and Fernando arrived in style escorted in a vintage Rolls Royce provided by Black Tie Limousine.


The Perfect Venue:
The Reception was held at The Commons 1854, a historical venue that specializes in weddings.
Jaclyn and Fernando loved the idea of having the venue all to themselves for the day.


The Brides Bouquet:
This lush, classical bouquet incorporates a blended palette of soft pastels.   A luxurious mix of hydrangea, calla lilies, and Dutch Candy Bianca roses radiates warmth and romance. A vintage brooch of Swarovski crystals from Pricilla of Boston accents the bouquet. 


Wedding Attire:

The Bride wore a custom -made gown designed by Stephen Yearick, the cathedral length vale was adorned with Swarovski crystals scattered throughout. After the ceremony, the vale was replaced with a Swarovski crystal headpiece from Priscilla of Boston. The Groom wore a Joseph Abboud tuxedo paired with a black silk dupioni tie and white silk pocket scarf.

Escort Table:
The hand calligraphy escort table cards were secured by Swarovski crystal holders atop custom designed linens.   

Signature Martinis:
Guests were greeted at the door with the couples favorite signature blended martini’s, some of which were garnished with petite granny smith apples served on silver trays.

Seafood Raw Bar:

Fresh delicious seafood bar consisted of the finest seafood brought in from the Boston fish pier. Shrimp, lobster, king crab claws and oysters overflowed on heaps of crushed ice.  An ice bar just steps away was filled with Ice Cold grey goose Vodka where guests enjoyed   oyster shooters. 

Authentic Colombian hors d’oeuvres:
Aprepas with avocado crème and shaved Jicawa salad was served in mini martini glasses a tribute to Fernando’s Colombian heritage.

Chefs created a color pleasing palate with exotic fruits placed on the stationary food display. As the evening progressed, guests dined on poached lobster tail and filet mignon, while hand -rolled sushi was created by authentic Japanese sushi chefs.  Everyone enjoyed a late night snack featuring Black Angus sliders, truffle parmesan fries and Fried dough.    

FireFly Event Lighting:
The crystal candles reflected the lighting that was created by FireFly Event Lighting . The lighting captured the mood of the evening creating a magical romantic feeling. The architectural pillars in the ballroom took on new meaning each time the light changed. 


The bride's elegant centerpieces were designed with all white phalaenopsis orchids (named for their resemblance to tropical moths). These fragile orchids, flown in from Thailand, cascaded from crystal vases with embossed basket weave design and were surrounded with three Swarovski crystal candle holders. Wedding Flowers by Annette envisioned the brides dream and created these exquisite floral centerpieces. 


Jaclyn and Fernando posed for a gorgeous photo in front of the indoor water fall.  Firefly event lighting provided saturated rich hues of color to enhance this breathtaking photograph.   

Wedding Cake:
A five tired fondant hexagon cake was designed to reflect the warm tones of the ballroom, consisting of handmade sugar orchids which were brushed with a 14 karat gold trim to match the elegant favors at each place setting.   The third tier was shaded in a warm cream tone and boasted the couples Initials.

Live Saxophone and jazz duo played throughout the cocktail hour. Entertainment was provided by the Boston Band “Night Shift” The first dance sung by Night Shift was a Love that will last from Renee Olstead.   The Guests didn’t sit down from that moment on.

To conclude a perfect evening, male guests enjoyed hand rolled cigars and scotch outside on the patio. For the woman, Favors were placed at each setting consisting of Slatkin candles, personalized matches adorned with bow toppers with crystals from Papyrus.  Handmade purse holders from Colombia with the damask motif matching the invitations were provided by the Grooms Mother.







Bridesmaid  Dress:
Priscilla of Boston

Espresso & Cappuccino:

Event Lighting: 

Night ShiftEntertainment

Cigar Rollers:
Old Cuban Cigar Factory


Table Linens:

Limo and Rolls Royce:

Grooms Attire:

Ice Carvings:
Fitzy Snowman