Thanksgiving remains New England's most celebrated holiday. Whether in Boston or Beverly, Portsmouth or Peabody, we embrace our heritage as the home of the pilgrims. One of the first three Thanksgiving feasts took place in Plymouth in 1621, (the first Thanksgiving feast took place in Virginia in 1619,). Boston residents have been practicing this feast ritual for almost four hundred years. We design menus and decorations with homage to the pilgrims; these decadent spreads of food, flora and fauna pay homage to our ancestors. This celebratory holiday inspires both brides and wedding planners alike. If your wedding is in Boston, Newport or Cape Cod - here are a few tips to get your Thanksgiving wedding on track.
Let's Eat - A wedding dinner can be fully repliacted for a Thanksgiving theme. Thanksgiving dinner is the focal point of the holiday. Sharing a meal with friends, family and loved ones creates wonderful and lasting memories. Remember they are loved ones, no fried turkeys. Serve healthy flavorful dishes that harken back to days of the pilgrims. Some traditional and flavorful appetizers include stuffed mushrooms, butternut squash dip, baked brie with apples. Main courses not only feature a gigantic roast turkey but a plethora of side dishes like mashed potatoes, yams, corn bread and stuffing. Tradition might call for wedding cake for dessert, but how about a small dessert plate of miniature pumpkin, apple and sweet potato pies. Several Boston bakeries offer these mini pies.
Flora and Fauna - Thanksgiving offers New England brides a host of colorful flowers from the season. Vibrant fall hues allow brides to ignite their wedding with an infusion of fall colors at the reception, for the bride's maid dresses and the wedding centerpieces. Purple, gold and burgundy create a romantic back drop for the oranges yellows and lime greens that illuminate the wedding. A great choice for linen is a gold table cloth with an arrangement of bronze deco mums, all yellow sunflowers, and green cymbidium orchids. Boston wedding planners can even go the extra yard by having flower filled cornucopias on the table. Your guests with be thrilled with warmth and love of your Thanksgiving themed wedding celebration.