No one can dispute the fact that rustic has been the name of the game as far as wedding trends go this summer. Wilson Stevens Boston wedding bands have performed at some downright delightful weddings taking place in everything from barns to vineyards to backyards. So when we came across Ashleigh Taylor Photography‘s photos of Mandi and Dan’s wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, it was refreshing to see such glamorous and opulent decor.
A Boston girl through and through, Mandi had dreamed of getting married at the city’s historic Fairmont Copley Plaza since childhood. The hotel first opened in 1912, the same year as another Boston landmark, Fenway Park. Built in the Beaux-Arts style, the sister hotel of NYC’s Plaza Hotel features high gilded coffered ceilings, Empire crystal chandeliers and Italian marble columns. The venue has played a central role in the social life of Boston’s elite throughout the years, and was even chosen by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for their second honeymoon. No stranger to weddings, Copley Plaza was also used in the filming of the 2008 movie Bride Wars, starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.
Radiance performed at Mandi and Dan’s wedding, and is honored to have rocked a venue that touts some of the finest events in the country. Over the years Fairmont Copley Plaza has hosted annual Harvard-Yale dances and celebrations honoring Hamilton Fish, Jr. and Babe Ruth. The hotel has made a smooth transition into the 21st century as well. Copley Plaza has maintained much of its classical architecture and decor while being the first completely air-conditioned hotel and first hotel to accept credit cards in Boston.
Check out all of Ashleigh’s stunning photos below, including shots of Radiance. They fit it pretty perfectly with their glamorous surroundings, don’t you think?