HUDSON – Hudson residents Melanie Davoli and her fiancé Andrew Boisvert wanted an “authentic Hudson wedding,” and with the help of many Hudson vendors, family and friends, their wish came true.
Melanie and Andrew were married Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Hudson home of her brother and his wife, Steve and Sherry Eyssllene. The wedding festivities that followed had a distinct Hudson “flavor.”
The bride said that she and her friends patronize local restaurants and businesses all the time, “so we didn’t have to go elsewhere.”
Local restaurant Kith and Kin served a catered dinner to 120 guests from near and far, and the Wild Hare ) provided dessert, including the pastry chef’s special, the couple’s wedding cake.
Staff of New City Microcreamery appeared to scoop a special ice cream of the family’s combined flavors, labeled “Hudson Slam.” For the cocktail hour, Katie Mullahy from Mullahy Cheese Center set up a charcuterie table with her noted cheeses and other goodies.
Added Hudson touches were ice from Lake Boone Ice, drinks from Highland Liquors and Bacon’s Liquors and generators supplied by Robinson Hardware.
“Much of the planning was during meetings at Welly’s and the rehearsal dinner was in the back room of Rail Trail, (both at the Rotary)” said Noreen Davoli, mother of the bride. She added that with the help of Manager Nuvee, late night food was delivered from “McDonald’s.”
“There’s nothing like a cheeseburger and fries after a night of dancing,” she said.
Patrick Dean, of Hudson, was the couple’s classmate at University of Massachusetts and performed the wedding in a decorated ceremonial arch at the rear of the house. Rain held out long enough for greetings and pictures outside. Nine white umbrellas, hastily acquired, were not necessary.
Both bride and bridegroom are graduates of University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Melanie is a finance manager and Andrew is an engineer. She is the daughter of Hudson resident Noreen Davoli and the late Franco Davoli. The bridegroom is the son of Lionel and Audrey Boisvert of Portsmouth, N.H.
Forsaking Hudson for a while, the newlyweds will honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.