A laid back East Boston + Barking Crab wedding


Melissa and Jamie’s story goes wayyyy back to Myspace in 2005. He sent her a message, they met up, were friends for a few months, then went their separate ways. 8 years later, Jamie found Melissa on Facebook, and asked her out to drinks, wondering how life was treating her. They were both single… and as Melissa said, “We honestly haven’t been separated since that night.” They moved in together, fostered a ton of dogs, foster failed one of them (they adopted the “feisty bitchy barky chihuahua” named Nina), and had a baby boy! Melissa and Jamie love being out on the water near their East Boston home, watching Red Sox games, road trips with their son, and catching up on a good TV show after everyone goes to bed.

They knew they wanted a low-key wedding - something with only their closet friends and family members, and something close to home. “No DJ's, no first dances, no crazy long nights,” said the bride. So, they chose a garden steps from their home in East Boston, lovingly known as Eastie, overlooking the harbor and the Boston skyline. Jamie and Melissa shared their vows with tears in their eyes, and as they sealed the deal with a kiss, their neighbors rang shipyard bells in celebration. They walked down the stairs right to the East Boston Shipyard, where they caught the water taxi straight to the dock at the Barking Crab in Seaport, where 45 guests were waiting for their arrival (and to munch on lobster rolls!). Congratulations Melissa & Jamie! You did it!!!

Thank you to the amazing vendors!

Ceremony: Private garden in East Boston - Reception: The Barking Crab - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Officiant: Married by Priscilla - Flowers: Table & Tulip - Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Shannon Elaine - Shoes & earrings: Kate Spade - Rings & necklace: Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry - Suit: Men's Wearhouse - Dress: BHLDN - Kidswear: Janie & Jack

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A surprise yacht proposal in Boston Harbor


She said YASSS! ⛵️ This surprise proposal on a yacht in Boston Harbor was simply perfection - scroll down to see the sky on FIRE! 🔥 Now that's what I call a sunset! ⁠⠀
I know you're all curious HOW it went down... Lainey had no idea of their evening plans, so she was totally surprised! No, I didn't hide below deck waiting for the moment... I "came with the boat" (you know, like photographers at Disney World ready to take your photo when you arrive) and was casually documenting their yacht experience - toasting wine at dinner, smiling sitting on the bow, walking around. #unsuspecting⁠⠀
Jay put on their special song and asked her to dance, which was our CUE! It was GO TIME!!!! He got down on one knee, asked her to marry him, and it was a big yes! Then we popped a bottle, had the most joyous, silly photo shoot, and even stopped at Lovells Island to run around on the beach at dusk 🥰

Thank you Amanda & Captain Gibson for making this night amazing with Charles Riverboat Company!

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