Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Show presented by Smiling Stiletto - Boston Fashion Week 2013

I know it is really late, but I thought it was still worth sharing, so here goes! This year we at Creative Wedding Solutions worked with Smiling Stiletto to put on a Fashion Show during Boston Fashion Week for a good cause! The proceeds from the show were all donated to a non profit Organization called Project Smile which is an organization that works with The Police and Fire Departments in New England by donating items for the use of children who are found at traumatizing scenes like fires, accidents and any other trauma scene a child might be found at.

Since we are big fans of the organization, we donated our services to put together the Fashion Show and with the help of so many individuals as well as companies, we had a sold out house and had people off the streets paying to get into the show! I would call that a roaring success! Here are some pictures from that night!

The Centerpieces were embellished with items that you would find in a fashion designer's studio. These included basic things like buttons, safety pins, thread, bobbins etc.

The models were a mix of regular sized women and professional models and they all rocked that runway!

Designer 1: Polina Pantyushina

Designer 2:
David Bermingham

The fashion show was everything we hoped it would be and then some! We raised more money than expected for Project Smile, supported local up and coming fashion designers, collaborated with local businesses and had a wonderful time doing it! Can't wait to do it again next year - and this time, the pictures will be posted sooner...I hope :)!


Location: The Harborside Inn Cafe and Lounge
Designers: Polina Pantyushina, Kind Touma and David Bermingham
Hair: Leeba Salon
Makeup: Amita Galarza of Beauty and the Brush, Zoraida Gonzalez of Sephora, Tiffani Smith, Ashlee Amill, Lillian Burgos and Norma Sellier of Beauty and the Brush
Jewelry: Inga Puzikov
Host: Smiling Stiletto Shoe Club
Sponsors: Celebrity Cruises, Finale, Sabine's Cuisine, Pretzel Crisps, Love's Cakes and Pastries, Tia's Baked and Unbaked Cakes/ Pastries, Nunzio's and Triple Eight Vodka.
Thanks to all the models and shoe club members who participated in the show to make it a great success!

Friday, August 23, 2013

It was Vintage, it was a Country Fair Theme, it was Colorful and it was their Wedding!

Ok, so I promised, a fun Vintage Country Fair Themed Wedding, so here it goes!

Bride and Groom

Young twenty something couple that are both in med school, in a long distance relationship, but determined to get married this summer.

Potential Challenge

They wanted a wedding that does not feel like a wedding, in fact they wanted it to feel like a fun down to earth party and to feel organic, with a vintage feel and like they were literally at a country fair having this party with 150 friends and family.


A family friend's gorgeous estate in Concord, MA.

Here are the pictures of what we came up with and what was ultimately their kick-ass, Vintage Country Fair Themed Wedding!
I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

First, here are just a few of the many details!

Old containers, and all manner of antique items and replicas were used as part of the centerpieces.

Everything was mismatched to create an organic feeling to the space and the event. In lieu of actual wild flowers which were not in season at the time, we used varying flowers to create the feeling of wild flowers that had just been gathered from the fields.

The colorful runners and vintage goblets were used to add color to the space.

On the personal side, some of the items used as part of the centerpieces were literally collected from the bride's family's home and by that I mean right from the living room and all the way down to the basement, old treasures were unburied! Her Mum who is an amazing artist made the favors which were wine cork chairs she made for her kids when they were little and used as fun decorations at the dinner table during holiday dinners!

The tables were mis-matched farm tables and a mix of mismatched chairs, benches and old pews were used for dinner seating.

We created some extra casual seating around the tent in lieu of a lounge! For this we used, a few cocktail tables made out of old wine barrels along with a mix of chairs, wine barrel stools and some gorgeous garden wooden chairs that we got from the bride's family home and that were made by the bride's Mum herself!

The bride expressed a love for old vintage signs, so we used some vintage signs to create the bar area which was a self serve! We combined various signs including some aviation ones for the groom who loves planes.

The guests enjoyed a clam bake and yes, lobster was on the menu!

Friends of the couple played some great jazz music through dinner!

Some bonus moments with the bride and groom when they saw the space for the first time!

The best compliment we got that day was from the groom when he said 'This is exactly what I would have pictured my wedding to look like.' The bride and I in unison asked 'Really? ... she and I gave each other a high five!
Oh and I did get changed into something more appropriate after showing them around, I promise :)!

It was a great day, a great project and an honor to work with them! They were very happy which makes me and everyone at CWS very happy! Congratulations to Sarah and Harrison! It was a great pleasure and we wish you countless years of love and happiness!

For more pictures from this event and for more of our work, check out our website at Creative Wedding Solutions


Design and Decor: Creative Wedding Solutions
Flowers: Creative Wedding Solutions
Event Rentals: New England Country Rentals
Photography: Courtney Stockus
Tent Rental: A Tent for Rent
Bittersweet Bench: Nancy Reilly