This beautiful seaside Boston wedding was recently featured on Destination I Do Magazine, and I am excited about it! Gotta give a shout out to Nicole and Erin McDonald for all they did to bring this one together, and for being awesome team members. I am very grateful!
We created this magic in a public park, bringing in everything from water to restroom trailers to a good old fashioned lobster bake. Both the bride and groom have the most wonderful families, and it was a pleasure to be a part of this day. And they are both the most wonderful people! Jenna, thank you so much for choosing MDE to bring your wedding to life. We send you all our love! ❤️
A Boston Destination Wedding
"A Boston destination wedding was perfect for newlyweds Jenna and Thomas because the groom grew up there and past generations of his family had gotten married there as well. “They were so excited and loved the idea of an east coast clambake destination wedding,” says the bride.
“The first time I ever had a clambake was when my husband took me to meet his amazing family in Boston,” Jenna says. The experience was so delicious and fun that the couple wanted to incorporate it in their wedding for their guests back home to try.
In order to keep everything organized, the pair received help from their wedding planner and family members. Because Thomas’s family lived relatively close to the venue, they were able to assist with vendors and other recommendations.
Additionally, the bride says her wedding reception was the first to be held at Fort Heath Park, meaning the newlyweds had to get permits for running water and electricity there. “It helped that I had boots on the ground,” says Jenna. “My mother-in-law, father-in-law, and sister-in-laws helped me get permits.”
Because of the abundance of flights to the East Coast, the pair says they had no trouble with transportation. “It was easy to get cabs and Ubers,” they say. “Plus, we provided trolleys day-of.”
Communication was also a breeze for the couple, especially because they were able to visit the location multiple times. “I visited Boston three times before the big day to organize, coordinate, have a makeup trial, have tastings, etc,” the bride says. Emailing, texting, calling and FaceTime was also helpful for communicating with vendors.
The planning process went so smoothly for the couple they wouldn’t have wanted a wedding anywhere else, even back home, where they feel they wouldn’t have had an authentic clambake and they would not have been able to stay by the ocean. “I had a specific vision that could only work if it was on the East Coast,” says Jenna." - Continue Reading on Destination I Do, here.
Photography: Collin Pierson Photography // Tent: Sperry Tents // Floral: Lumiere Lauren // Film: Epic Filmmakers // Rentals + Linens: Peak Party Rentals // Catering: Compton Catering and Clambakes // Menus: Clementine Ink + Paper // Planning + Styling: Michelle Durpetti Events, with an assist from Erin McDonald Co