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Erin and Josh
Erin and Josh
Wedding Date: 10/19/2018
Erin and Josh
Couple: Erin and Josh
Wedding Date: 10/19/2018
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What made you decide to host your wedding celebration at the InterContinental Boston?

We were looking for venues in and around Boston. We've always loved the InterContinental but it wasn't on our radar until we met with our wedding planner. We thought it was out of our price range, but once we met with the Catering Sales Manger she really helped us to see that we could get everything we were looking for and stay within budget. The team at the InterContinental was unbelievably friendly and accommodating, they treated us like we were their only bride and groom. They were 100% on their game and know what they're doing! We never once worried about the wedding events because we knew we were in good hands with them.
 

What would your advice be for any future brides, currently searching for their dream wedding venue?

Of course you want to love the venue, but you should also love the wedding staff at the venue because they're the ones who are going to be taking care of you along the way. It's important to find a team who is there to support you and your ideas and also help with suggestions.
 

How did you make your wedding reception uniquely "you"?

We tried to keep the night moving by going right into serving the food and speeches so we could get right into the fun dancing. We also gave our guests a lounge area to hang out and take a break between songs if they needed it.
 

What wedding vision were you trying to achieve? Where did you look to help create this vision? (i.e. magazines? Specific Websites? Pinterest?)

We were looking for something that classy and elegant but not too fancy. We looked at Pinterest and worked with a wedding planner.
 

Is there anything you would have wished you would have known going into the planning?

Not really, we had received a lot of advice from friends and family.
 

What parts of the wedding were you glad you had Kristen for?

EVERYTHING. She was a lifesaver. We got engaged in April and booked our wedding for October, so it was a short timeframe. Kristyn was so helpful in every aspect of our wedding, she helped us find the venue (after we had searched for many on our own without luck), pick a color scheme, choose invites, find an amazing band and so so much more! It was so great having her there the day of the wedding too, I remember there was an issue with one of the tables and I never had to worry about it, she took care of it right away and made everything seem so seamless.
 

Why did you decide to host your ceremony at the hotel?

We were looking at a wedding of about 300 people so we needed a place that could hold that amount for the ceremony and reception. It was also nice because we had a lot of out of town guests, so they could be in one place with the ceremony, reception and lodging and not have to worry about driving/shuttling from place to place.
 

What was your favorite part of your special day?

It's hard to pick one favorite part of our special day, but one that sticks out the most is having some quick alone time after the ceremony, where it was just us, taking in everything that just happened. The venue set aside a room with a special table with an outside window view, they ushered us to this room after we walked down the aisle. They brought in plates of all the appetizers that were being served during cocktail hour. My husband and I got to talk and have that special moment before joining and greeting all of our 280+ guests.
 

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We went to Sydney Australia for a week and then Bora Bora for another week.
Jillian Constantino and Anthony Serra
Jillian Constantino and Anthony Serra
Wedding Date: 12/31/2018
Jillian Constantino and Anthony Serra
Couple: Jillian Constantino and Anthony Serra
Wedding Date: 12/31/2018
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What made you decide to host your wedding celebration at the InterContinental Boston?

Picking the Intercontinental was easy. The hotel itself is grand, it's clean, the staff is professional and welcoming, and it makes you feel good just to be there. Once we saw the ballroom- we just knew. The high ceilings, the floor to ceiling city view- It couldn't have been more perfect. The staff that helped us with our planning- primarily Nicolette and Chanel- made sure we could make it work within our budget, and stuck to it. From the day that I walked in I knew it would be amazing to host our wedding there, and it definitely did not disappoint!
 

What would your advice be for any future brides, currently searching for their dream wedding venue?

Don't settle. If your dream venue is out of reach financially- then think about what it is you love about the venue and look for those elements in other places. I personally also love a one-stop-shop. Having a venue that has almost everything you could want and need available makes things VERY easy!
 

How did you make your wedding reception uniquely "you"?

We chose a New Year's Eve wedding because we wanted it to be more of a fun atmosphere- what could be better than ringing in the New Year with the love of your life AND everyone else that is important in your world, all together!? It was so fun, it was glamourous and it was timeless. It was perfect!
 

What wedding vision were you trying to achieve? Where did you look to help create this vision? (i.e. magazines? Specific Websites? Pinterest?)

Pinterest was a great tool. I also scrolled through weddings on Style Me Pretty and Martha Stewart Weddings for ideas. I wanted my wedding to be glamourous and timeless- all of those websites helped me to find ideas and elements I could incorporate into my day.
 

Is there anything you would have wished you would have known going into the planning?

Everyone will give you advice on what is important and what is not… but you have to figure it out on your own. Just don't get too hung up on anything, it's not worth it.
 

What parts of the Wedding did you wish / have outside assistance with?

I didn't really need any additional help- my coordinators at the hotel (Nicolette and Chanel) handled everything and more! I absolutely wouldn't have been able to pull it off without everything they did.
 

Why did you decide to host your wedding at the church?

I'm not super religious, but both my husband and I are catholic. I have always pictured getting married in a church, and I know it was pretty important to both our parents as well. During planning, it wasn't a deal breaker either way, but I am very happy with the way it turned out at the church.
 

What was your favorite part of your special day?

The whole day was magical, to be honest. That sounds so cliché, but it was. At one point while my husband and I were dancing, we were encircled by all of our guests. Everyone that was important to us was standing around us, supporting us. It was such an incredible feeling that I will never forget.
 

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Aruba! We love it there and didn't have a huge budget to go somewhere more exotic… so that was another easy decision.
Kelly Duggan and Brian Winning
Kelly Duggan and Brian Winning
Wedding Date: 08/25/2018
Kelly Duggan and Brian Winning
Couple: Kelly Duggan and Brian Winning
Wedding Date: 08/25/2018
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What made you decide to host your wedding celebration at the InterContinental Boston?

With me living in Philadelphia, my mother did a lot of venue research for me. I knew i wanted the seaport as a location and wanted to be as close to the water as possible so when my mom told me how much she loved the staff and location of InterContinental (and that it was within our budget!) i knew it was a no brainer! My husband and I flew home to Boston the following weekend to see the space for ourselves and it could not have been more perfect. The backdrop of the harbor for our wedding was brilliant and the fact we were able to have cocktail hour outside made the day really special.
 

What would your advice be for any future brides, currently searching for their dream wedding venue?

Try to stay calm, everything works out in the end!! Once you pick the venue everything else falls into place
 

How did you make your wedding reception uniquely "you"?

The staff at the InterContinental was amazing I cannot say enough good things about Nicolette and Chanel who were there for me throughout the entire process. My husband and I met in college at Clemson University and we knew we wanted to incorporate Clemson somehow. The bakery that did our cake did an AMAZING job and made our cake a "clemson cake" with our orange and purple colors, paw prints and the south carolina palmetto tree. It was so special. Also i am obsessed with Disney my mom gave me a mickey mouse bracelet to wear on the big day and I used cinderallas carriage as our card holder.
 

What wedding vision were you trying to achieve? Where did you look to help create this vision? (i.e. magazines? Specific Websites? Pinterest?)

My florist (who was recommended by Nicolette) Jimmy actually made me get Pinterest to find ideas for the look i was going for so that really helped! I knew I wanted elegant but relaxed as well. I wanted my wedding to be beautiful but not feel "stuffy" and it honestly could not have turned out more perfect.
 

Is there anything you would have wished you would have known going into the planning?

That even though all the tiny little details are important to you, try not to stress because at the end of the day you new going to be happy no matter what!
 

What parts of the Wedding did you wish / have outside assistance with?

I originally thought we would have to hire an outside wedding planner because I was based in Philly and did not want to put all the responsibility on my mom but the hotel and Nicolette helped us with everything and even recommended an amazing florist. We definitely could not have made the day possible without her help!
 

Why did you decide to host your wedding at the church?

We decided to actually host our wedding ceremony at the hotel so that everything was all in the same venue (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception). A lot of my guests commented on how happy they were everything was in the same area and that they felt they could enjoy themselves more. The backdrop for the ceremony was beautiful floor to ceiling views of the harbor cocktail hour was right outside on the green and reception was in the larger ballroom with the same floor to ceiling windows and amazing views
 

What was your favorite part of your special day?

I think my favorite part of the day was the first look, i felt like a princess and was so happy I just wanted to see my husband and the look on his face when he saw me for the first time is something I will always remember. Also having basically everyone i love and care about in one place celebrating us was very special. My favorite part of the planning process was definitely the tasting it was such a fun day!!
 

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We went on a quick mini-moon to Mexico right after the wedding for 5 days then took our real honeymoon in Thailand in the winter!
Kalie and Dan
Kalie and Dan
Wedding Date: 12/31/2017
Kalie and Dan
Couple: Kalie and Dan
Wedding Date: 12/31/2017
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What made you decide to host your wedding celebration at the InterContinental Boston?

We decided to host our wedding celebration at the InterContinental Boston because we knew we wanted a big city wedding, but more than anything, we felt comfortable with the InterContinental team and were confident that they would be the right fit for us. Wedding planning is no easy feat - it can be stressful and overwhelming - and I can't imagine not being on the same page as my coordinators or settling for a venue that wasn't the perfect fit. In every way possible, the InterContinental Boston was perfect for us.
 

What would your advice be for any future brides, currently searching for their dream wedding venue?

My advice for brides currently searching for their dream venue is to do your homework and follow your intuition. If you get a funny vibe from a location or a team, don't be afraid to keep looking!! Stay true to what you want for your big day, but also remember that wedding planning is a marathon, not a sprint. You should never be forced into a vision or an aesthetic that isn't what you want - it's your big day, you're allowed to be a little selfish!
 

How did you make your wedding reception uniquely "you"?

We made our wedding uniquely "us" by bringing our style into the venue. The Rose Kennedy Ballroom at the IC Boston was the perfect canvas for us - gorgeous floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Fort Point Channel with stunning views of our old neighborhood, Boston's Seaport. But more than anything, what brought everything together was our guests! Our family and friends helped us set the tone for the entire night - and no amount of decor could have ever replaced that!
 

What wedding vision were you trying to achieve? Where did you look to help create this vision?

The vision for our wedding was classic and timeless, but FUN as hell (not sure if I'm allowed to swear lol). We got married on New Year's Eve and made it clear that we were there to celebrate! With a live band and a confetti cannon at midnight, we kept the champagne flowing to ring in the New Year the best way we knew how, as husband and wife. I definitely looked at Pinterest and a couple other wedding sites, but I didn't want our wedding to be too "themey" or too trendy, which is why I incorporated some NYE elements in the Photo Booth and color scheme, but tried to keep things classic too!
 

What was your favorite part of your special day?

It is so hard to pick a favorite part of our big day, but I think my overall favorite had to be midnight. We were surrounded by our closest family and friends, the band was playing, gold confetti was flying through the air, and somehow it still felt like Dan and I were in our own little world. It was absolutely perfect.
 

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We went to the Maldives for our honeymoon and it was the best! With a layover in Dubai, we decided to stay for a couple days on our way to the Maldives, and it was breathtaking to see the city and the architecture. But ultimately, the Maldives was our dream destination - pure beauty and relaxation!
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