Oh how I love a girl that knows what she wants. And this Bride knew since she was itty bitty, that she most definitely wanted her big day to shine. So when she fell in love and got engaged to her Boston beau, she started to make those dreams a reality. A gorgeous Watters gown? Check. Cascading florals? Check. A iconic venue (aka The State Room)? Check, check, check. Clark+Walker Studio captured every last gorgeous moment of this dream day, and you can see it all right here.
From the Bride… I have heard many brides say, “I was never one of those girls who has always dreamed of their wedding…”. Well I AM one of those girls and I am not ashamed to say it. I have been dreaming of and planning my wedding since I first saw Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. I always knew I wanted the fluffy white dress, the beautiful flowers, the glamorous cathedral length veil, but the rest of the wedding was all just a little bit fuzzy… until I met Dave.
Dave and I met four and half years ago at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was working in Human Resources and I was attending Boston University and interning in his department for the summer. Being the city where we met and fell in love, Boston holds so many special memories for us. When it came to where we would get married, there was no other choice. We wanted a venue that would highlight the city but still feel intimate and romantic. As soon as we walked into the Great Room at The State Room, all the fuzziness became clear and the wedding planning was on its way.
I wanted a glamorous city wedding that was soft and romantic, but classic and modern at the same time. We chose to stick to black and ivory because they are such classic colors that can still look very modern and updated, and in my opinion, they never get old. But above all, we wanted it to feel very personal. That was one of Dave’s (very few) requirements– he wanted the wedding to feel like us, and he didn’t want to do things or incorporate things just because. He wanted there to be a reason or meaning behind every detail. It could not have come together any better than it did. Everything from our rehearsal dinner venue to our ceremony reading had special, personal meaning to us. We had our rehearsal dinner at Ristorante Fiore in Boston’s North End – the same restaurant where Dave and I had our first date. We were married on November 18th, the same day that my parents and my paternal grandparents were married. During our ceremony, Dave’s Aunt recited the exact same reading that she read at his parent’s wedding 35 years ago. Dave and I wrote the entire ceremony together (taking bits and pieces from Dave’s parents’ wedding ceremony) but then wrote our own vows separately. We had a very close personal friend sing our song (Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me”) as Dave and I had our first dance. Everything about the day was absolutely perfect and pure magic from beginning to end.
As I look back on the day, I cannot think of one single thing I would change or do differently.
Photography: Clark+Walker Studio | Wedding Venue: The State Room in Boston, Massachusetts | Floral Design: Jeri Solomon Floral Design | Catering: Longwood Events | Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes | Band: The Swinging Johnsons | Save the Date: Minted | Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Programs: Wicked Bride | Wedding Dress: Watters | Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew, BCBG + Bari Jay | Grooms Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen Ties + Suspenders: The Grunion Run