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Preferred Vendors!

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Wedding Season is in full swing over here at TLC. Between the late nights in the kitchen whipping up cakes & the beginning stages of some other exciting changes (more on this soon....!), we've been keeping very busy.

I've been wanting to put a post together with our preferred vendors for a while now, as it's something that comes up in almost every consultation session.

"Who would YOU recommend for wedding bands? Hair/MUA? What about catering? Dress? Entertainment?"

And though I haven't actually planned a wedding, I DO get to know many local professionals on a personal level through events and clients. I love to be able to make suggestions based on both my personal interactions with the vendors and experiences with past clients who have used them.

Though I find I'm always "adding" to this list because there are just SO many insanely talented and wonderful people in the Boston area to work with, here are my personal favorites (in no particular order):

 

F I N E   J E W E L R Y (Engagement & Wedding Bands)

Tesoro Boston, Middleton MA

As the saying goes, "Diamonds are a girls best friend". And we totally agree, but let's be honest; buying one can be overwhelming. That's where David & Nerissa Hill, owners of Tesoro Boston come into play. There's a reason Tesoro continues to win award after award: top-notch customer service and beautiful custom jewelry for bride, groom, and wedding party, setting them apart from the "run of the mill" jewelry chains where you're treated as 'just a number'.

 

I N V I T E S   &   C U S T O M   G I F T S

Mason & Madison, Middleton MA

Another local favorite, near & dear to my heart is Mason & Madison here in Middleton. Owner Liz White hand-picks every beautiful item in her boutique, including gorgeous customizable invitations and paper goods, as well as gifts for your bridal party. Shopping FOR a bride and groom? Mason & Madison has you covered there, as well.

 

M A K E - U P   A P P L I C A T I O N

As someone who loves the glamorous side of events & weddings (and let's be honest, makeup itself), I feel fortunate to know TWO amazing local makeup artists personally that I can recommend highly; Brittney of Brittney Eileen Makeup Artistry & Garineh of Glamour Cosmetics. Because they're so great at what they do, they BOTH book out over a year in advance, so reach out ASAP to book a makeup trial!

 

F L O R A L S

Konstantina's Floral Design, Middleton MA

Yet ANOTHER Middleton favorite. Tina is the BEST in the area, creating gorgeous centerpieces and bouquets for weddings, bridal showers, and more; she has made some INCREDIBLE displays for our retail location!

 

E N T E R T A I N M E N T

Jay Foss Professional DJ Services

DJ Costa, Costa Production Group

 

C A T E R I N G

Vinwood Caterers

Oh, Jolie Caterers

 

D R E S S / G O W N S

Bella Sera, Danvers MA

Bella Sera is a one-stop shop for everyone in your bridal party, including stunning wedding & bridesmaids gowns, MOB dresses, AND accessories. Still need to dress your groom and groomsmen? Giblees is right downstairs!

 

H A I R

Vero Salon & Spa, Middleton MA

Vero Salon is absolutely full of talented stylists for all of your day-of hair needs. We would recommend any and all of the ladies who work there

Rachel of Charles David Salon, South Shore MA

South Shore Brides! Rachel Hanlon is another favorite of mine (she was my stylist before I moved to the North Shore) and is known for her gorgeous glamorous day-of styling for brides and bridesmaids.

 

P H O T O G R A P H Y

Amor As Art, MA

Savannah, owner of Amor as Art photography, and I met during a styled shoot this spring and I fell in love with her beautiful work. Savannah has a very creative and unique approach to capturing special moments; she also has a very calm and serene way about her, which I think is important during a chaotic and sometimes nerve-filled wedding day.