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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.





Ally & Matt's Summer Wedding


Ally & Matt had their wedding reception and ceremony here at the beginning of July!


Perfect lighting, perfect kiss!


Their outdoor garden ceremony was beautiful - complete with classic navy blue and yellow accents!
Chairs for the ceremony, delicately decorated with baby's breath and navy ribbon.
Is it over yet?
Ally's grandfather officiated the wedding...a memory they will cherish forever.
You may kiss your bride!


Their reception wouldn't have been complete without the live music from Boston Common Band -  everyone danced all night long!

Ally & Matt boogie on the dance floor!
And what would a wedding be without someone doing the worm over an invisible jump rope??

But, the highlight of the wedding reception was THE HORAH!

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Jewish tradition, The Horah is the chair dance!  Ally, Matt, and a few others were raised up...the excitement & energy could have been felt all throughout the New England!

Ally, Matt, and the supportive groomsmen!
The ring bearer!  What a cutie!


Ally's mother...and her first Horah experience!  Think she liked it??
Ally's father...and his first Horah experience!  He definitely liked it!


 The incredible photography was done by Benoit & McCarthy Photography

Here are more photos below for you to enjoy!


Stunning bride, inside and out!
A beautiful portrait taken in the Bridal Suite
Look at that train!
Mother & daughter before the ceremony

Beautiful shot in front of the Parson Capen House

Goofy groomsmen!
The entire bridal party...gorgeous in navy blue and gray!
A moment alone after dinner, captured by the photographer!
We wish you many, many blissful years of marriage, Ally & Matt!




The Commons 1854 is Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue

Candy Bar!

Ever thought about having a Candy Bar at your wedding reception?  Well, you should!  At The Commons 1854, many young couples have had deliciously elegant Candy Bars.  By the end of the night, your family and friends will want nothing more than to fill a "Mr. and Mrs." bag of sweet treats to take for the car ride home!

Candy station featuring button candies, jelly beans, and M&Ms,
with plastic bags for guests to fill to the brim and take home!

Make it personal with these candies:
  • M&Ms with your new last name!
  • Heart-shaped lollipops
  • Monogrammed chocolate bars

Or transport your guests to an Old Fashioned Penny Candy Store with some of these:
  • Mary Janes
  • Caramel Creams
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Rock Candy
  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Salt Water Taffy

Candy Bars are sweet and decadent  - personalize it, color coordinate it, make it fun!
White and gold winter themed candy bar!

The opportunities are endless for your wedding reception.

...and your guests will be on a sugar high well into the after-party!

Beautiful candy station displayed in the rotunda for guests to take
as they leave the wedding reception!



Blog posted by Jennifer LeBel of The Commons 1854




A Rustic Chic Wedding has been the trend among many brides these days.  Rustic Chic Weddings can include anything from lace-wrapped mason jars as wedding reception centerpieces to hand-painted vintage wooden signs for your ceremony.

The Commons 1854 is the perfect place for your Rustic Chic Wedding.  Located just north of historic Boston, The Commons 1854 is in the heart of Topsfield, Massachusetts.  With burlap, lace, and turquoise as your country chic color-scheme, your guests will feel as though they're no longer in Massachusetts!

Ideas for your Rustic Chic Wedding Ceremony & Reception:
  • Turquoise painted vases filled with baby's breath as centerpieces for the reception
  • Display your signature cocktails on chalkboards
  • Mason Jars for guests' drinks during cocktail hour
  • Mini planter boxes w/ stamped table number as centerpieces for the reception
  • Cowboy boots!
  • Lace-wrapped mason jars filled with sunflowers as centerpieces
  • Wooden signs lining the aisle of the ceremony "from this day forward", "for better or worse", "'til death do us part"
  • Tie place cards to horseshoes or just simply display the name cards in sliced wooden logs
  • Shock your guests by showing up to your ceremony in a vintage Rolls Royce


Happy Planning!





Blog posted by Jennifer LeBel of The Commons 1854