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Personal: A Visit to the Boston Aquarium

John & the kids and I went to Boston last weekend to visit our dear friend Julie. My plan was pretty much to take pictures of the fall foliage while admiring Boston’s architecture via historical tours of the city (with perfectly well-behaved kids that never tired or complained… are you getting an idea of the reasonableness of my plan?). The weather dashed my hopes, which I probably would have anticipated had I considered that we were traveling to Boston in November!  With four boys, hanging out at the great apartment we rented through AirBNB was not an option – the boys needed to MOVE.  Fortunately, the New England Aquarium fit our needs perfectly, even if I was entirely freaked out by just about everything I saw.

This post is definitely a departure from our normal posts. While our emphasis on wedding days is on story-telling, of course we try to do so through beautiful images. We like pretty pictures :-) But these… yuck. I don’t think many of these are pretty. Sea creatures were so WEIRD!!!! And scary!! Maybe it was fitting that we went on Halloween weekend! :-)

 

These little beauties are called “Garden Eels”.

 

 

Seriously, after watching the crazy stuff swimming around in this tank (over 1000 animals in the 4 story tank!!), I felt this might be the bravest woman in the world.

 

 

The Touch Tank was super cool.

 

 

For a moment there, I think the shark may have felt like the prey.

 

 

I DON’T LIKE HOW HE’S LOOKING AT ME.

 

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Not everything was totally gross.

 

 

Oh yeah, but we couldn’t enjoy the lovely starfish, because the deadly ELECTRIC EEL was right behind this exhibit.  There was a bar over the tank indicating the electrical current that the eel was outputting at any given moment, which increased as he sought his prey.  To add to the drama of the exhibit, an impressive “WHOOM” sounded every time the current surged.  It was cool, but I won’t lie – all I could think about was that scene early on in the first Harry Potter book, where the glass to the snake’s tank just melts away.  I was glad to get away from the exhibit :-)

 

 

See, now that’s not so bad :-)

 

 

And these guys were pretty adorable :-)

 

 

Boys at rest.  Mission accomplished.

 

— Becky

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Tabard Inn is a lovely place in DC for an intimate wedding.  They contacted us a while back and wanted photos for their new marketing pieces which would really show off the venue and what could be done for a wedding there.  Sarah King, from Mimoza Design, did an absolutely incredible job with the floral designs for the space.

 

Tabard Inn is a great little hotel on North Street NW in DC.  It is actually three townhouses combined to make the hotel and event space, which brings a great charm to the place.

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The lovely pink, yellow, white and green floral designs Sarah brought added such a beautiful elegance to this long table setup.

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So pretty!!  Such a great setup for a Spring wedding!

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Tabard Inn also has their own restaurant, so they do in-house catering for their weddings and other events they have at the Inn.  This can help cut down on time spent searching for vendors, and make planning easier. :)

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Small and intimate doesn’t just mean for 10 people.  This room can hold quite a few more than that for a lovely dinner.

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The artwork and furniture from the Inn has been collected over the years, adding a great charm and vintage feel to the place.

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Tabard Inn was voted one of the best wedding vendors in the 2014 Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine.  Congratulations!!!

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I love all the different vases Sarah used in these floral designs!  So unique and gorgeous.

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The cocktail hour room has a completely different feel than the room where dinner was set up, and I love what Sarah did with the florals to fit in with this room design!

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These cocktail table setups are just so cool and I love the floral design for the mantel!!

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