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.
Photo Credit: White Loft Studio
We caught up with Dorman and Cole recently to find out what they love most about Boston.
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.