Sure, love is crazy. But that doesnít mean you need to be. So instead of
letting all the prewedding insanity get to you, psych yourself up with these
Freud-inspired tips on planning neurosis-free nuptials.
The Irrational You wants hand-delivered scrolls penned on gold-leaf paper.
Realistic You knows that Lauren Franklinís
All the Pieces invites hit the right (subtle) note with spectacular
hand-stitched detail and color-coordinated, pocket-filled folders.
Slip into the perfect, custom-made dress from
Ana HernŠndez Bridal (165 Newbury Street, Back Bay; 617-536-2500). But not
before appeasing your anal retentiveness with undergarments that fit just so.
Get measured for the most accentuating underthings at
Bedroom Iís (853 Main Street, Osterville; 508-420-9660).
Time for his mama ó and yours ó to embrace their role in the spotlight.
Denise Hajjar Boston (Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 Saint James Avenue, Back
Bay; 617-927-5990) makes elegant eveningwear for the other wedding-day beauties.
Lull guests into semiconsciousness at the oceanís edge inside Newportís OceanCliff Hotel
(Ocean Drive, Newport, R.I.; 401-841-8868). Then again, the view from inside the
Museum of Scienceís Skyline Room (1 Science Park, Downtown; 617-589-0125) is
pretty sweet, too.
Thank your lucky stars for nonpsycho bridesmaids by dressing them in fresh,
colorful pieces from a shop that caters strictly to them:
Flair Bridesmaid Boutique (129 Newbury Street, suite 301, Back Bay;
Everyone talks about cake. They just never eat it. But
Truly JŲrgís Patisserie (514 Commonwealth Avenue, 617-266-6283) will change
that with its show-stopping slices and Mad-Hatter-like themes.
Leave the flora to Ilex Designs (15
Charles Street, Beacon Hill; 617-973-0505); the keen-eyed experts at its new
location will turn your vision into huge, ethereal arrangements.
Submit to your selfish nature: Register for the gifts you really want
from Lekker Unique Home Furnishings
(1317 Washington Street, South End; 617-542-6464). And, as Freud knows, it
always comes back to the bedroom. So register for a Duxiana mattress (Duxiana,
31 Saint James Avenue; 617-426-3441).
When itís all over, youíre left with the photos.
Kelly Sullivan Photography (617-566-2818) captures every detail in black and
white or color and puts them into stunning albums that the two of you can flip
through over and over (and over) again.
No need to overanalyze it.