Featured Vendor: Le Limo Limousine


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Le Limo Limousine was started in 1986 with the sole mission of setting the bar for luxury and elegance in the Boston, MetroWest, and Worcester areas. Le Limo’s slogan, “Return to an Era of Unparalleled Luxury…” helps customers understand how important it is for them to be the best of the best.

Le Limo provides livery service with a wide variety of transportation options. The Le Limo fleet includes sedans, SUVs, Stretch Limos, Stretch SUVs, Mercedes Sprinters, Executive Coaches, Party Buses, Shuttle Buses, a Custom-Built Luxury Trolley, and a 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce. They have options from one to thirty-six passengers.




With twenty-eight years’ experience servicing more than 10,000 weddings, Le Limo has the expertise to customize a program to suit the unique needs of your event. Le Limo even has an in-house wedding reservationist who helps with logistics and coordination of your transportation so that your wedding is flawless.

Quotes represent an all-inclusive price, covering the rental, the fuel surcharge, the suggested gratuity, administrative fees, and any tolls. Simply stated, you pay what you are quoted.

Wedding package pricing ranges from $480 for a limo to $1,600 for a night’s use of Le Limo’s one-of-a-kind custom-built, thirty-five-passenger trolley. Packages include a champagne toast, red carpet treatment, and more.

All of Le Limo’s chauffeurs go through a professional training program, and the Shrewsbury facility has seven garage bays that they use for fleet maintenance, and to detail each vehicle before it goes out for the day. Le Limo has a double bay dedicated all day to washing, waxing, vacuuming, and wiping down the cars and buses.




Le Limo consistently gets ranked as one of the best in the nation—online reviews are generally five stars, and the Better Business Bureau gave this long-standing company an A+ rating.

For more information about Le Limo, e-mail,, or call 800-287-8970800-287-8970.


Le Limo Limousine
224B Cherry Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545



Spring is in the air…and on your feet!

The Shoes

Believe it or not, spring is on the way, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll adorn those lovely tootsies on your wedding day! Here’s a round up of some of this spring’s most adorable wedding sandals:

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Michele and Brandon’s Beautiful Charity Wedding

Wedding Day Preparations

Their Story

Bride Groom Kissing

Michele Leary and Brandon Jones began as a lot of sweethearts do: as co-workers. “We worked at the same company in different departments for a couple years before we started flirting, which eventually led to our first date on Christmas night in 2009.” says Michele.

While this couple’s beginning was pretty typical, their dating relationship was anything but. Michele has been battling colon cancer since 2007; a cancer so aggressive that she has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, as well as many invasive surgeries. She will likely have to endure treatment off and on for the rest of her life. Through it all, Brandon has stayed by Michele’s side. “I am so thankful to have met the love of my life who is always by my side,” she says. “He’s always going above and beyond for me . . . He takes care of me when I’m sick, and takes me out to enjoy life every moment that we can. I am truly blessed.”

The two got engaged on Christmas morning in 2011 over coffee—and cuddles—on the couch. “Brandon started expressing his love for me, told me he wanted to spend his life with me, pulled a ring box out of his pocket, and asked me to marry him,” says Michele. “I was totally surprised and of course I accepted.”


The planning of Michele and Brandon’s big day took about a year and a half, and they wanted to make sure they could get married during New England’s glorious fall season. “We wanted to have an outdoor ceremony, so we decided September would be perfect—still warm enough but not too hot. Also, we wanted to have some of the beautiful New England fall colors in the background.” The two decided on the Leicester Country Club as the perfect spot to enjoy the picturesque Central Massachusetts landscape.

While Michele and Brandon very much enjoyed planning their wedding, they found the costs to be nearly prohibitive, due mainly to the high costs of Michele’s medical care. Generously, Michele’s cousin stepped up to the plate and helped seek out vendors who would be willing to donate their services to this special couple. In the end, Michele and Brandon’s story attracted the attention of BugaBoo Confections, Wakeen Photography, Creative Papers, Ltd., DJ Kevin WhitneySeed To Stem Botanicals, and Jeffrey Robert Salon—all of whom donated their services free of charge.

A theme wasn’t on the agenda for Michele and Brandon, who wanted to focus solely on their feelings for each other on the wedding day. “We didn’t have a theme . . . it was just about the celebration of our love,” says Michele. “The bridesmaids and I did make blue ribbon pins for all the guests. The blue ribbon is the symbol for Colon Cancer. In lieu of favors we made a donation to the American Cancer Society.”


Charity Wedding

“My advice for new Bride and Grooms to be would be to set up an e-mail address for wedding planning only,” says Michele. “That way, once the wedding is over, your e-mail box won’t be flooded with all the e-mail lists you joined while planning the wedding that you will no longer need. I wish I had done that.”


For more details about Michele and Brandon’s beautiful wedding, click here.


The Particulars

Ceremony & Reception: Leicester Country Club, Leicester, MA.

Photographer: Wakeen Photography.

Cake: BugaBoo Confections, West Brookfield, MA.

Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Seed to Stem, Worcester, MA. Centerpieces: A Beautiful Bouquet, Leicester, MA.

Music: DJ Kevin Whitney.

Bridal Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, & Mother of the Bride Dress: Elizabeth Ann’s Bridal Boutique, Auburn, MA.

Bride’s Veil & Jewelry: Elegance by Carbonneau, Worcester, MA

Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Bonardi’s.


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Featured Vendor: Frank P. Fechner, M.D.

Wedding Day Preparations

Board Certification


Board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Frank P. Fechner, M.D. is committed to bringing excellence in facial plastic surgery to Massachusetts, Boston, and the greater Worcester area in particular. He is convinced that due to its unique aesthetic and functional nature, the best treatment outcome in the face requires superb training, continuing academic commitment, experience, and artistic vision.

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With a wide range of non-invasive aesthetic procedures and treatments available, Dr. Fechner can help brides- and grooms-to-be look and feel their very best on their big day without the need for anesthesia or lengthy recovery times. Body-sculpting procedures such as CoolSculpting® and Liposonix® utilize cutting-edge technologies to eliminate excess areas of fat, while skin rejuvenation therapies like Ulthera® and Broad Band Light (BBL™) Treatment tighten skin and eliminate blemishes with just a few treatments.

For more information about Dr. Fechner and the services he offers, visit, or call (508) 754-4000.


Dr. Frank P. Fechner, MD

428 Shrewsbury St.

Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 754-4000


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Asking Attendants: How to Find the Right Wedding Party

Wedding Day Preparations

Asking Attendants

In the first stages of wedding planning, couples ask their closest friends and family members to support them on their big day. But deciding who to have as your bridesmaids and groomsmen can feel like a dramatic process. Brides and grooms often have questions about who to choose as attendants without hurting feelings or backing themselves into a corner with obligations.
For couples wondering who and how to ask, here are some tips and guidelines for choosing the right wedding attendants for your big day.

How Many Is Enough?
If you aren’t sure where to start, consider the projected size and style of your wedding first. Large affairs traditionally have bigger bridal parties, while simple and small weddings may have fewer. However, there are definitely no hard and fast rules that you must follow. What is primarily important is that you choose the people who care about you and your marriage, and who you want to share life with.

Who Can I Ask?
When it comes to looking for attendants, couples can choose between high-school BFFs, college roommates, siblings, and even colleagues. Modern weddings have started a growing trend of asking friends of the opposite sex to stand up next to brides and grooms at the altar. Brides can ask their close guy friends or brothers to be men of honor or bride’s men, while grooms can have their sisters or close gal pals as groom’s ladies or even best women.

Who Should I Ask?
As you narrow down your list, it is important to make family a priority. This also means considering siblings in-law. If you are having trouble deciding between your brother and best friend as the best man, it is probably safest to go with your brother. For brides who must choose between a sibling and a friend, pick a maid and a matron of honor or two maids of honor.

Come Fly with Me
Couples planning a destination wedding have new details to think about. Destination weddings have grown in popularity as a way to cut down guest lists and simplify your nuptials by taking them to a beach in Aruba or an Italian villa. But who you ask to fly all the way to the altar depends on your destination.
When asking attendants to travel long distance for your wedding, make sure that you provide them with a graceful way to decline. Of course they will want to come with you, but the expense of travel and time off from work or away from family just might not be possible. For friends and family who can’t make it, be sure to include them in a special way. Perhaps even host a casual reception to celebrate with them when you return.

Thanks for Helping Me Say, “I do”
When it is all said and done, you will hopefully have rounded up a group of the coolest people you know to support you throughout the engagement, the wedding day, and the rest of your marriage. Now it’s time to thank them with equally cool gifts.
Traditionally, these tokens of your appreciation are handed out at the rehearsal dinner. While gifts don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, you should take into account that your attendants have spent time and funds planning bridal showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, purchasing outfits, and perhaps even flying into town for your big day. Personalized gifts can be a great way to show your favorite guys and gals how special they are to both of you.
With these tips in mind, you should have no problem finding the right people to stand up next to you on your wedding day.

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Jessica Socheski is a writer and social media nut who loves all things weddings. You can connect with her on Google+.