After COVID-19 postponed their dream wedding, Kim & Chris searched to find a venue for a much smaller wedding ceremony on their originally planned date. Now that I know a bit more about Chris, I am not surprised at all that he reached out to The Lenox without Kim’s knowledge. You see, when Chris proposed to Kim, he had lined an entire dock with candles and rose petals along with letters that spelled out “MARRY ME”! He had also put together a journal with entries documenting all the adventures they had shared over their first year of dating. So, when I tell you that Chris reached out to The Lenox as a surprise for Kim, it is just another adorable romantic gesture on a very long list.
Honestly, when Chris told me how Kim was a Nurse and all she had gone through, I was a bit emotional and knew that we had to make this work and was excited to make their intimate wedding ceremony a reality! Once we confirmed their date available, he let Kim in on the surprise and she was so happy and even crying tears of joy! They came in a few days later to do a walk through of the space and plan out some logistics. They would invite their immediate families for a small wedding ceremony in our gilded Dome Room followed by a dinner in our private dining space in Solas!
July 12th came and while it was a bit on the hot side (89 degrees!) it was a picture-perfect day! The sky was crystal blue with a few clouds making it look like the newlyweds were floating on the city during their rooftop photos. Madison Floral provided stunning arrangements full of lush white roses and eucalyptus to frame the aisle. Candles and rose pedals were positioned along the sides of ivory aisle runner adding that perfect touch of elegance. Their vows were beautifully sweet and shared with only close family.
After they exchanged vows, Kim & Chris exited the Dome Room were followed by their family to celebrate! In the meantime, we moved a few things around in the Dome Room to create a dance floor outlines with the rose pedals and floral arrangements. The Newlyweds and their family were welcomed back into the Dome Room and shared their first dance followed by parent dances. I’ve seen hundreds of weddings, but I must say that there is something very powerful and touching to see the emotion in every single guest during these special moments. There truly is something magical about an intimate wedding.
Family photos followed the parent dances and then everyone was invited to a private dining area in Solas the Irish Pub. While their family enjoyed refreshing libations and appetizers, Kim and Chris walked around the Back Bay to take some photos with their amazing photographer, Heather Chick. Everyone enjoyed a three-course plated dinner in the laid-back atmosphere that Solas is known for. They ended the evening by cutting the adorable two-tiered wedding cake from Montilio’s Bakery! Kim and Chris, you are perfect together and I feel so lucky that I met you and The Lenox was able to be a part of your wedding day!