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January/February 2013

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s p s p s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g Joseph���s Trattoria Bakery Caf�� is the perfect place for your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. They offer fresh, creative Italian cuisine and will work closely with the bridal couple to come up with a menu that suits their palate and style. Additionally, they create the wedding cakes of dreams. Couples pick their favorite cake flavors, fillings, and icings; there are literally dozens of options from which to choose. For an off-site wedding, Joseph���s also has an extensive catering menu and will work hard to make sure everything is perfect. For more information, call (978) 374-8288 or visit josephstrattoria.com. It is about more than just cake at Just Fabulous! Custom Cakes & Sugarscapes, it���s about creating memories. The ceremony, the feast, the bride���s dress, flowers, venue, family and friends��� celebration, and overall romance are what make up ���The Big Day.��� But things would hardly be complete without the cake-cutting ceremony. Designer Ellyn Gimbel knows what it takes to make that moment unforgettable. Her cakes are museum-worthy. One look through her portfolio speaks volumes of her talent. Gimbel meets personally with each couple in an effort to understand their ideas, tastes, and expectations. During the consultation she discusses important elements such as the event���s location, colors, and overall feel. The tasting segment of their meeting is relaxed and pleasurable, as couples mix and match ���deconstructed��� varieties of cake flavors and fillings. Gimbel draws sketches to help them visualize the final work and offers an opportunity to make changes on paper to determine final details. Behind all her efforts lies the idea that every cake should make a perennial impression. For more information, call (781) 631-6300 or go to justfabulouscakes.com. ���Planning a wedding is about creating lasting memories���choosing the dress, the venue, the meal, the music���it���s all part of the development of a vision, a dream. These dreams can begin during the age of innocent romanticism. Expectations and images evolve [with] inspiration[s] collected over the years. Our goal is to offer couple[s] the perfect bite, the perfect vision, and the perfect memory.��� -Ellyn Gimbel, Designer/Owner The raves are consistent���the Konditor Meister staff is an absolute pleasure to work with and their confections are always of the highest quality. The popular European bakery has been pleasing brides and grooms for nearly three decades. Specializing in wedding cakes, Konditor Meister provides unique designs using rolled white chocolate, making uncommonly polished cakes. With 14 different flavors, including the likes of Champagne Torte and Strawberry Grand Marnier, bakers cater to sophisticated tastes. Responding to couples��� penchant for the cosmopolitan, cakes featuring crystals are among the bakery���s repertoire���incorporated into flowers or woven into larger designs, they twinkle and make a chic, contemporary statement. Inviting up to four people to attend tastings, clients receive full attention from professional bridal consultants, decorators, and master bakers. The result is superior cakes that have been enjoyed by hundreds (including Tom Cruise!). For more information, call (781) 849-1970 or go to konditormeister.com. ���Have an elegant wedding cake of your dreams baked with only the finest and freshest ingredients.��� -G��nther M��singer, Owner s e c t i o n Transportation What began as a single-car operation in 1983 has since flourished to become the award-winning Black Tie Limousine known today. After 29 years in business, it now operates one of the largest and most diverse limousine fleets in Massachusetts. Housed in the new 66,000-squarefoot facility are executive sedans; executive coaches seating up to 55 passengers; limousine coaches; and 6-, 8-, and 10-passenger limousines. In other words, any size party can be accommodated. With customer service and attention to detail at its foundation, Black Tie Limousine deservedly received the Best Limousine Company in the Country award. Its professional staff of certified wedding consultants helps ensure that expectations are, not only met, but far exceeded. For moving from ceremony to beyond, Black Tie provides a flawless ride. For more information, call (800) 624-9990 or go to blacktielimo.com. ���We invite you to visit our state-of-the-art facility to review our many options.��� -Mark Mollica, President PrivateSchools_2012.indd 67 Insurance PrivateSchools_2012.indd 67 A lengthy list of things to worry about is part of every wedding. What if the rings are lost? Or the venue goes out of business? Or there���s severe weather, transportation shutdowns, ruined photographs, damaged gifts, a sudden illness, a call to duty, or a missing wedding dress! It seems there is no end to what could go wrong, which is why Walsh Insurance does what it does. The full-service independent insurance agency protects against such catastrophes and leaves couples free to ���worry��� over fun things like cake. For personal and business insurance, Walsh is a reputable source. Its Wedding Protector Plan from Travelers Insurance guarantees, for a mere $160, that an estimated $27,000 occasion is covered; the fee is minimal when considering the peace it affords. For more information, call (978) 745-3300 or go to walshinsurance.com. ���Wedding insurance helps make things right when something goes wrong. Get peace of mind for your special day with the Wedding Protector Plan and John J. Walsh Insurance.��� -Dave Bruett, Account Executive Spa & Relaxation There are many ways in which people prepare for weddings, but none may be more pleasurable than time spent at the spa. To relax during the hype of wedding preparations is vital, not only for coping with stress, but for the sake of beauty on ���The Big Day.��� Towards that end Dayle���s European Skin Care takes great care with its clients. Established in 1984, Dayle���s houses a world of revitalization techniques. The luxury day spa offers facials, massages, and customized body treatments, as well as non-surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic medical procedures���all of which contribute to a healthy appearance and inner calm. With licensed aestheticians, certified laser and nail technicians, and spa therapists guiding the way, clients enjoy services like: skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and laser hair removal. (For added pleasure consider getting wrapped in chocolate with the Sweet Chocolate Stress Release!) For more information, call (781) 631-2090 or go to daylesdayspa.com. ���We are a state-of-the-art spa. We carry Jane Iredale mineral makeup. Our facility can accommodate a large wedding party.��� -Dayle Ciampa, Owner N There are o to-be-reme venue, the eternal. So, help is nee professiona height of ha experts lead Wedding2013_FINAL.indd 45 Wedding2013_FINAL.indd 86 11/29/12 3:44 PM Special

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