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Please enjoy our blog. We will be updating this blog periodically with stories, tips, fun facts, and photos from real weddings of couples from Boston, the South Shore, Cape Cod, all of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to see the Canoe Club Ballroom in person, please set up a private tour.

Tuesday, August 29 2017

It’s easy to understand why people write their own wedding vows, it’s one of the most special ways to make your big day more unique. We always love hearing all the romantic personal vows during ceremonies at the Canoe Club Ballroom. Having personalized vows can bring tears of joy to your guest’s eyes! Don't your worry if you are not a poet, we have gathered up great ideas to start your wedding vows and have you put pen to paper!


One Month Out

Start your vows one month before you wedding day  - your planning will be almost all done, and you can focus on your vows.



Begin Separately

Schedule some alone time to write your wedding vows independently, before sharing them with your significant other.



Ask Questions

How did you two fall in love? What do you admire about your partner? How do you see your future for the two of you? Asking these questions will easily translate into wedding vows.



Books & Poems

Once you are done with your personal thoughts, look through books and poems that you love to read. Add your favorties to your vows.



Make Promises

Focus on what your marriage means to you? What are you saying yes to? Think to your future and what you want the future to be for the two of you. 



Practice, Practice, Practice

Make sure to practice what your plan to say before the big day! Practice makes perfect! 



Posted by: Laura Mentink AT 12:19 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, August 22 2017

Having an engagement session is a great way to work with your photographer prior to your big day, as well as becoming more comfortable in front of the camera with your significant other. The perfect engagement session doesn’t have to be glamorous if that isn’t your style. At the end of the day you want your pictures to reflect your personality. You don’t want to force things that will feel unnatural for the two of you.


Some great ways to incorporate your laid back engagement session is to have an awesome portrait at your wedding, welcoming guests. Another wonderful idea is having a canvas print of your favorite photo and use it as a “guest book”. We just love both of those ideas here at the Canoe Club Ballroom. After the wedding, you can place them in your home for a forever keepsake!


Not quite sure how to achieve the perfect laid back engagement session? We have gathered some seriously “chill” engagement photo sessions to inspire you!


Wheather it's in your kitchen your your cozy bedroom you want to have fun during your photo shoot! 


Picking the right location will ensure you love your photos for years to come!


Wear something that makes you  you two happy. It doesn't have to match, just coordinate.


Spontaneous laughs and natural hugs and kisses will ensure that you love yoru engagament photos!



Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 10:29 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, August 15 2017

Some may assume the beautiful hues of berry only work well for autumn weddings, but you’d be mistaken. Take it from us, here at the Canoe Club Ballroom we see this lovely color popping up from summer to winter to fall! If you’re getting married in the cool crisp months of autumn or in the thick of summer, there are so many great ways to bring this rich shade into your color palette.

When planning your wedding the luxurious berry hue makes a beautiful statement against a simple backdrop. You can add gold sparkle or rich wood grain – bringing the dramatic color center stage! Softer than fuchsia, but brighter than wine, berry can be bold and dramatic while still being sophisticated it can even add elegant touch to a rustic look. This lush color works perfectly in our ballroom, any time of year! 


Big beautiful blooms with burts of berry.


Charming details in the signature color.


Wedding heels add a pop of color to your look.

This amazing cake is perfect with color and texture.


Berry & blush blooms make a dramatic statement.

The handsome groom in a stylish berry suit.


Berry and greenery compliment the light grey bridesmaid dresses.


Floral crowns for the flower girls are an adorable way to add the color.


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment!

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 02:06 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, August 09 2017

We are in the midst of wedding season here at the Canoe Club Ballroom, and we are loving every minute of it! We meet newly engaged couples all the time, and we are constantly hearing about all the wonderful proposal stories! So today on the blog we will talk about what to do when after you get engaged! Here are five things to do right after the engagement! 

Make an announcement

Time to shout it from the roof tops and make it Facebook official! Start posting all those ring selfies, and celebrate with close friends and family!


Start Dreaming about your Wedding

You may have had an idea of what you wanted before your engagement. Now it’s time to narrow your focus for what you really want for the big day! Pick your top three must-haves and then go from there.


Set Budget

Time for the budget talk! Now that you have a more fine-tuned idea of what you two are looking for, and keeping your top three must -haves in mind. Figure out what will work best for the two of you, and start saving those pennies! 

Guest List

I suggest putting a VIP list together, all the nearest and dearest people who have been there for you two will be on this list. If you two both have large guests list, keep in mind this may affect your budget.


Chose Venue & Set Date

Finally, as you begin the search for the perfect venue. It’s so important to look at all the venues you two are interested in, and try to meet the people who will be part of the planning process as well as day of duties. Once you chose the venue, book a date that is perfect for the two of you!


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment! 

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

We are taking a trip down memory lane with a lovely wedding from last September. Hannah & Ryan had a romantic wedding with us in our gazebo area surrounded by friends and family! The celebration continued into the ballroom where guests danced the night away!


Beautiful photo of the happy couple after their ceremony! 


We just loved their outdoor ceremony decorations! 

Cupcake tower with a great cake topper! 

Picture perfect couple! 


"My husband and I got married at the Canoe Club Ballroom two weeks ago on September 23rd, we wanted a fairytale wedding in a ballroom with me wearing a princess dress, and let me tell you that we got exactly what we envisioned! We first visited in December 2015 and immediately fell in love with the venue and the staff! I had butterflies walking through the venue and we left knowing it was going to be where we would get married! Stacy and Jillian and the rest of the staff are AMAZING from the first day we went to the countless emails and meetings, rehearsal and finally our big day they were there taking care of everything from start to finish and they truly want to make your day special! I had zero stress on my day and wasn't the least bit worried in anything not going as planned because of how professional the canoe club staff handled everything. They set everything up just the way we wanted with all of the decorations we brought in, and they also packed everything up for us and made sure it got it my car safely for my brother to take care of it all from there. We didn't have to worry about anything. Which we were so grateful for! The grounds outside are beautiful! My husband and I always wanted to get married outside even before we knew eachother so we were so grateful the rain held off till our reception and we had a beautiful ceremony outside, and then our formal pictures outside. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Thank you everyone at the Canoe Club Ballroom for making our dream wedding come true!"
- Hannah and Ryan

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