Haute Secrets Boston: Francie Dorman and Britt Cole of 42 North Weddings

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Francie Dorman and Britt Cole know how stressful planning a wedding can be, which is why they created 42 North Weddings to alleviate the stresses associated with the big day. From menu planning to managing the most intricate of details, the wedding planning duo works to ensure a seamless celebration.

42 North Weddings, photo- White Loft StudioPhoto Credit: White Loft Studio

We caught up with Dorman and Cole recently to find out what they love most about Boston.

42 North WeddingsPhoto Credit: Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective

Where were you born: North Shore: Ipswich/Wenham

How long in Boston:  Most of our lives with short stints living away

Neighborhood: North Shore

Occupation: Wedding planners / Owners of 42 North Weddings

Favorite Restaurant: Banyan, Boston

Best Sushi: o ya, Boston

Best Italian: Sportello in Boston

Best dessert: Blackbird Doughnuts, Boston

Best place for a romantic date: Backside of Crane’s beach, by boat of course (Ipswich)

Best Sunday brunch: The Gallows in Boston

Best place for a power business meeting: Row 34 in Boston

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Beauport in Gloucester or Nine Zero in Boston

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Viola Lovely, South End Boston

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: M. Flynn in Boston

Favorite Charity Event: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Boston Hot Pink Party

Favorite Cultural Event: The Boston Flower & Garden Show

Favorite Cultural Institution: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Best Steakhouse: Boston Chops in Boston

Best Pizza: Otto’s, all over

Best Lunch: BUNZ burger, Ipswich

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Studio 13, North Beverly

Best Massage: Exhale Spa in Boston

Best Limousine/Driving Service: MBT Worldwide

Best Museum/Exhibit: Museum of Fine Arts

Describe Boston in three words: Lively, Authentic, Innovative

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Crane Estate, Ipswich

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Anywhere you can see the water. Being from the North Shore, the coast takes on a whole new sense of wonder when you’re surrounded by skyscrapers and the bustling sounds of the city. We like it best when lounging on a friend’s roof deck in the South End, taking a run along the Charles River or sipping a cocktail in the Seaport at an outdoor bar like Legal Harborside.

Best Aspect of Boston: We love how accessible Boston is, there’s just something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a luxury shopping or dining experience, or just meeting a girlfriend for brunch and a pedicure, Boston is the perfect place to pack in a full day of experiences, whatever your tastes may be. Often times we combine business with pleasure, scheduling client meetings during the workday, and meeting girlfriends later for after drink cocktails.

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