Spring Wedding at the Artist For Humanity EpiCenter

The bright vibrancy of this spring wedding was not limited to the color palette. Man, did this crowd know how to party! And boy did Soho deliver with the best band performance we’ve ever seen from them at a wedding! From start to finish, this bride and groom’s happiness and love for one another was joyously palpable. And they left it all out there on the dance floor.

A special thanks to our incredible partners (who helped us flip a big room in record time!): Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, Gourmet Caterers, Winston Flowers, Suzanne B Lowell Lighting, Peak Event Services, Drape Art Design and especially Soho from Nightshift Entertainment. Photography by Studio Nouveau and Videography by Boston Wedding Films.

Fall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

This special couple had incredible patience and faith while planning their wedding during Covid. Date reschedules, venue will-they-won’t-they reopenings, back up plans, proactive plans, testing and masking and protocols, oh my! Flexibility and optimism were key. But in the end, the bride and groom, and their guests, safely and joyfully celebrated.

A special thanks to our friends at Fete Collection, JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Gourmet Caterers, Winston Flowers, Frost Productions, Peak Event Services and photography by Christian Oth Studios.


Occasionally, We Mitzvah…

While it’s not often, occasionally we plan mitzvahs. While bar and bat mitzvahs are a very different kind of affair from nearly all others, it was fun to dive in and design an event that reflected the bat mitzvah girl’s sophistication and poise juxtaposed with her youthful charm and personal style. She originally told us she wanted “black and gold” as her colors. Hmmm… We wondered… 😉 To avoid the standard black and gold mitzvah decor pitfalls, we added a third color, with her approval, of dusty pink to soften the palette and give the party a sense of girlish whim. We think it did the trick!

A special thanks to: Hotel Commonwealth, Northern Lights Entertainment, Marc Hall Design,  Frost Productions, Peak Event Service, Balloon City. Photography by Michael Blanchard.

Fall Wedding at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Surrounded by love.

Samantha and Jeremy were an incredible couple to work with. You could tell that evening, their foundation together is so strong. They and their families wove all of the wonderful elements of tradition, grace and style together to celebrate their marriage in the most meaningful way possible, surrounded by those who loved them the most (…and there were many!). Catering by Andrew worked alongside the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for a beautiful evening of culinary delights, while Winston Flowers adorned the balconies with romantic greenery and the tables with a variety of trees and detailed blooms and blossoms. Nightshift Entertainment kept everyone on the dance floor, and of course, the night would not have been complete without a human pyramid and a late night pizza delivery to the dance floor at 1am – the party just had to keep going!

Mazel Tov to Samantha and Jeremy!

Lots of love… xoxo

In partnership with Aya Kappel.

Two Eight Four Weddings on IHeartRadio’s ‘Girl Talk’ with Lisa Donovan and Dr. Ruth Tedaldi

Happy New Year! “It’s Time To Party!”, which is sort of our daily mantra, is also the name of the podcast episode from KISS 108 Lisa Donovan’s podcast ‘Girl Talk’.

Along with her co-host Dr. Ruth Tedaldi, we had the pleasure of joining them for a few minutes to talk about 2019 wedding trends. We loved visiting the KISS 108 studios and seeing how this incredible podcast is produced. A special thanks to our hostesses. We had the best time!

Listen here!


Two Eight Four featured in Modern Luxury Weddings Boston

Abby Gordon and Tamar Frieze bring years of know-how to their nascent brand, Two Eight Four Weddings & Events.

By Marni Elyse Katz | Photography by Ned Jackson

“I love working with my mom!” is a rare proclamation. That Abby Gordon offers it wholeheartedly after 22 years of event planning at her mother Linda Matzkin’s storied firm, Hopple Popple, underscores the secret of her longevity in the business. It’s a pretty good indicator of what is sure to be long-term success for Two Eight Four Weddings & Events (twoeightfour.‌com), the newly announced partnership between Gordon and colleague Tamar Frieze.

Frieze, who most recently flew solo as the founder of Salter Frieze Weddings & Events, and Gordon, heir apparent of Hopple Popple, met 15 years ago when they worked together for Matzkin, who remains on the scene as a consultant. “We’ve been close friends and collaborators over the years,” says Frieze. “We often talked about the next phase of our career.”

Their work is marked by refined grandeur. Outtakes from a modern, all-white wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts (the first to be held there once the organization opened it to private events in 2010) crackle with elegance, while a tented wedding on Cape Cod is crisp and clean.

This spring, the pair is seeing a trend toward inky blues and shades of navy with soft accent colors, as well as deeper emeralds, forest moss and variegated greenery. Gordon notes that favors have been replaced by requests for sweet send-offs. For a recent wedding, as guests left, trays of cotton candy in paper cones held up by helium balloons floated through the air so the server was simply guiding the tray. They’re also seeing a return to tradition, with Jackie O-type details like classic engraved ecru invitations and monogrammed linens. And gracious hosting is key, with the importance of a fully planned roster of weekend events showing no signs of slowing down.

Perhaps most significant is the duo’s emphasis on creating a stress-free and collaborative journey. “The more involved a couple can be in the process, the more present they can be the week and day of [the wedding],” says Gordon. Frieze adds, “It’s not just your day, it’s your year.”


50th Birthday Celebration by Two Eight Four

Our portfolio is very wedding-forward, but we equally love the “and events” part of our business! This 50th birthday celebration befit its guest of honor: a handsome woodland rustic vibe complemented by the most delicious dinner we have ever planned with Max Ultimate Food. A special thanks to our wonderful event partners, Winston Flowers, Port Lighting and Peak Event Services. We know they all really loved this client 😉

Photography by Michael Blanchard.

Two Eight Four Weddings & Events Featured in Modern Luxury Weddings Boston

Modern Luxury Weddings Boston Inaugural Issue

It was exciting to see and celebrate the glossy inaugural issue of Modern Luxury Weddings Boston, and we were honored to be included at their launch luncheon and magazine launch party, both hosted at the incomparable Four Seasons Hotel Boston. The magazine is the quintessential guide to all things wedding in Boston and New England at large.

We were so happy that our beloved (can’t emphasize how truly beloved!) clients were the first spotlight wedding featured in the book, and excited to see the vendors we partnered with on this wedding like photographer Genevieve de Manio, floral designer Marc Hall, lighting designer Frost Productions, rental company Peak Event Services and venue/caterer CxRA at the Museum of Fine Arts so prominently featured throughout the issue.

Congratulations to the ML Weddings Boston team on their success! We can’t wait to see the next issue in December!