One of the most incredible parts of the Eaux Claires festival, if not thee most incredible, was the amazing people that we had the opportunity to meet. Every ten minutes or so, we would find ourselves looking at one another in state of disbelief : how are this many talented people in such a confined area?
Alexandra Hynes was amongst them, and at the top of our list of memorable people that graced our tent. Instantly, her infections smile and effortlessly chic style caught our attention and we began talking about her own upcoming nuptials, as well as her amazing one-stop-shop blog for brides to be: The Hitch List.
Catering to the Boston area and beyond, Alexandra has set up a home base for brides to weed out the overwhelming amount of vendors by refining into categories and reviews on each one. Need a florist but want to hear a personal experience story? She's got it. Connection to a unique caterer? Done. She's truly making the process easier and in turn making the planning journey a fun one; what it should ultimately be after all.
Alexandra has an impeccable eye and taste for all things aesthetically pleasing, and her warm and genuine demeanor is one that gives you an instant yearning to become her best friend.
Take a peek at how this east coast lovely gets inspired and stays just so in an ever evolving industry.
Q.First things first: Tell us who you are as an artist/creative, in 5 words or less.
A.Connecting people with people or people with new information and telling stories, makes me happy!.. Oops I went over!
Q. Weddings are all about blending of families; utilizing old traditions and starting anew. Tell us about your own lineage briefly, and perhaps any facet or person in that you resonate with most when thinking of yours.
A. I come from a big Irish Catholic family (who happens to have olive skin strangely!) that is totally dominated by smart, lively women. I have 3 sisters, one brother, and 7 aunts.
Q. How have you noticed your 'linyage' influence you as an artist? Where does that show up in your work?
A. I am absolutely influenced by a desire to support entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs at that. I love creating a family within my work environment, and on my blog.
My grandmother is in her mid 70s, raised 9 children and still hustles all over town to sell real estate. It's adorable, hilarious and so inspiring. She's a spitfire.
Q. You deal with brides and vendors all over the country, but at the core your business is Boston based and you have chosen to call the east coast home. Tell us how your geographical location influences your business and/or creative process.
A. My love for Boston is so strong - Bostonians tell it like it is, love sarcasm, and love their tight knit network. It makes doing business here very fun. It's a very supportive, very connected and very smart city.
I've lived in LA and Manhattan but there is nothing like being based back home, having weekends to spend with family or taking a quick work break to go on a walk with my mom and dogs!
Q. New or old, where or whom do you draw your inspiration?
A. I draw inspiration from my grandmother, mother, sisters, close girlfriends.
I love love love flowers. I love Pinterest. I love clean, modern websites and great instagrammers. I love travel.
Q.Favorite time of day to create?
A. Late evening, after a great workout. Or Saturday morning with a big latte and some country music on.
Q. Best nugget of advice you've been given that stands true for you today.
I love this quote from Martha Graham:
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
Thank you, Alexandra! We cannot wait to continue seeing the positive impact you make on so many couples. We are certain that soon enough, every other state will come knocking at your door for your help, too!