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Private Bridal Suite at The Commons 1854

Every Girl needs a place to retreat to on their wedding day! Here are some great photos in the moments leading up to the wedding!

Chaise Lounge to showcase the gown

Jacuzzi tub to do as you please

Its almost time

Gorgeous black and white

The Venue is rich with architecture


The final touches

"Pretty" relaxing



Blog Post by Johanna Esposito PWP®

“Beauty and Elegance” A Garden Inspired Wedding at The Commons 1854

Our Garden Terrace was the inspiration for this Wedding!  Think whimsical, vivacious and sophisticated. The classic and understated elegance of the outdoor ceremony space lends itself to numerous wedding themes and styles.  The question is always, will it work in your venue?  If not, this theme can be a disaster. Read this blog until the end to help with what to, and what NOT to do when planning a Garden Inspired Wedding.

The "I Do's"

Michelle waits in the calming comfort of the bridal suite as the guests start to arrive.
The sun peaks through the window, its almost time.
Only those of us who have been there, know her indescribable feeling!

Her white lace embroidered Trumpet gown was perfectly accented by a simple angel veil.
The shades of blue were appropriate to the wedding theme and complimented the brides attendants.

The ceremony aisle boasts 75 feet of orange hand-laid brick, she flawlessly glides down the aisle.

          The ceremony is surrounded with calming green and classic white tones.

 The pops of color derive from the wedding party attire and flowers.

The towering maple trees in the ceremony background make the design easy and inexpensive.  Less was perfect within this garden inspired theme. 

In true Classic New England fashion, the wedding party headed across the street to the historic Gould Barn and Parson Capen house and enjoyed the preserved beauty that historic Topsfield has to offer.  
The escort card table boasted a towering floral design which was the perfect transition from the outdoor garden ceremony into the lively cocktail hour.
A tip toe down the stairs to give her new groom a kiss!
The bride and groom head toward the Grand Ballroom to view their Reception space and the impeccable details that helped to create their theme.
Organic flower boxes and whimsically placed candles were the perfect accent to the large farm tables. 
Alternate rounds and Farm tables for an asymmetrical floor plan..
Rod Iron and clear glass cylinders mixed a bit of modern into the garden design.
The cake incorporated the multitude of colors which tied the wedding decor together nicely.
As the base of event design, the up-lighting color is very important to the theme.  The linens are a very understated silk damask embroidered cloth. 
Above are the "I Do's" with your Garden Inspired Wedding Theme at The Commons 1854

Here is what "I Object" to when planning your Garden Inspired Wedding
Mason jars, vintage ivory lace, birdcages and birdcage veils, cathedral veils, paper aisle runners, cascading bouquets, Sheath wedding dress's, chalk boards, tuxedo's and small windows and 
low ceilings. 

Blog by Johanna Esposito












Photo credit Dave Benoit

Rustic Chic Autumn Wedding Reception at The Commons 1854




Rustic Chic Autumn Theme

This featured wedding boasted a Rustic Chic Autumn Wedding Theme in November at
The Commons 1854 in historic, Topsfield, Massachusetts.   

Antique ivory and yellow roses adorned the place card table with silver LOVE holders.
The natural sunlight shined in on the simple yet elegant pink and white place cards.

Instead of a guest book for the wedding reception, advice for the bride and groom was written by the guests during the cocktail hour on heart shaped wooden chips, so cute!


The Wedding Gown was the perfect Compliment to the grand architecture at The Commons 1854

The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.

The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.


The gown was by Pronovias of Barcelona who is known for their feather details.
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Vera Wang  bride and groom toasting flutes, wedding cake knife & server and platinum table numbers
carried through a nice cohesive feel to this wedding reception's decor. 


The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.  The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.

The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.

The menu cards were folded into the ivory Peau de Soie napkins and the wine cork and stopper favor was placed on each wedding guests place setting.  Each guest table featured a thank you card 
set in a lamp post. We love this fun and quirky detail.  



The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.
The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.




Finally, simple hydrangeas were set by the fireplace on Greek Neo-classical columns, to match the architecture at The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.  


The Commons 1854, Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue.