From the Bride... When Collins and I became engaged, I knew selecting a date and planning a wedding in the middle of “wedding season” would prove to be challenging. As a Boston-area wedding photographer, I know that the summer and fall seasons are traditionally popular among local brides and it could have been quite possible that most, if not all, warm-weather weekends for the 2012 were already taken. One of the perks of being a wedding photographer is that I get to experience first-hand the different area venues and what they have to offer. So it’s no wonder why we chose the Seaport Boston Hotel to be the setting for our ceremony and reception. The weddings I have witnessed at the Seaport have been consistently flawless and the staff is just wonderful. When we heard that September 1st was available at the Seaport, we knew it had to be our day. Not only would it be a perfect time of year to have a wedding in Boston, but it’s also the day before Collins’ birthday. Having an entire weekend celebration with our friends and family made perfect sense.
Having photographed hundreds of area weddings, I have seen so many beautiful and incredible wedding elements that I knew exactly what I wanted to have to create our perfect wedding day. Everything from floral design, furniture, linens, entertainment, to menu selection. Being in the industry, the word on the street was that our wedding would be the "most talked about wedding in the Boston wedding scene"! It was definitely exciting, but a little daunting, none the less! And being a wedding photographer not behind the camera on my actual wedding day was going to be a little stressful! Selecting a photographer true to the style I shoot like also was challenging to find, hiring my friends at Click Imagery was a no-brainer.
We did a “first look” that was quite emotional for both of us. I’m so glad we had those few moments alone together before the ceremony. It was both exciting and personal. What made it even better was our adorable Boston Terrier Ollie, who looked quite dapper in his white bow tie and top hat that my mom surprised us with. He made it down the aisle along with our two ring bearers and of course, a few chuckles from our guests, too. He most definitely stole the show! Collins and I wanted our color scheme to stay true to who we are. So selecting grays, silvers and whites with a hint of sparkle was definitely in mind when planning our wedding. The ceremony was held in the gorgeous Wintergarden Room.
My father walked me down the aisle and I just remember starting to cry, and he looked at me with the biggest smile and said "What's there to cry about? This is a HAPPY DAY, I love you." Having that moment with my father was something extra special that I will always hold close to my heart. After the ceremony, the Seaport Hotel arranged for a silver Cadillac to whisk us away to the top level of the hotel. Our reception was held in the Harborview Ballroom which overlooks and has panoramic view of the Boston Harbor.
Wedding Photography: Click Imagery | Wedding Venue: The Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts | Venue Coordinator: Ellen Pels from The Seaport Hotel | Wedding Cinematography: Generations Cinemastories | Wedding Coordinator: M & M Elite Planning | Floral Design: Ilex Designs | Wedding Cakes: Konditor Meister | Decor: Peterson Party Center + Be Our Guest Rentals | Linen Rentals: Table Toppers of Newton | Lighting, Dance Floor + DJ: 5 Star Events by Greg Hodges | Band: Winiker Music | Cake stands, Chalkboards + Candy Station: DIY by the Bride | Character Artist: Faces Boston | Photobooth: Shutterbooth | Wedding Invitations: Cricket Printing Rhode Island | Dance Instructor: Dance In Boston | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Renaissance Boston Waterfront | After Party DJ + Lighting: 5 Star Events | Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet via Priscilla’s of Boston | Bride's Veil: Cristina’s Bridal via The Bridal Center Andover | Bride's Brooch: Vows Bridal Outlet | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride's Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Nicole Miller | Bride's After Party Dress: Alfred Angelo Bridal | Bridesmaids' Attire: The Dessy Group | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Nina | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Tallia from Miltons via South Shore Plaza | Groom + Groomsmen Shoes: Converse | Wedding Hair + Makeup: Blushing Brides | After Party Hair + Makeup: Primp By Tiffany | Reverend: Dr. Robert Hall via Boston University Marsh Chapel