This black tie wedding at the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston will have you swooning! Twinkly lights. Oceanfront views. Belly laughs. Museum kisses. Dancing to the music of a nine piece band. Even a visit from a golden retriever!
Jax and Roo said I do! These best friends turned bashert (soulmates!) have been together six years, and today was the day they made it official... with cider donuts and a giant popcorn machine, of course. Rain couldn't stop their joy on this fabulous fall day at Birch Wood Vineyards!
"Life is not so much about waiting for the storms to pass as it is about learning to dance in the rain."
On the first rainy morning of October, much like the morning that Mike got down and one knee and proposed to Courtney, Courtney & Mike prepared for the day they had been waiting for for years. Courtney pinned a handkerchief gifted by her aunt underneath her dress, and carried a photograph of her beloved grandparents in her bouquet. They drove in the misty weather to Mike’s alma mater, Merrimack College to be married in the beautiful church on site. By the I Do’s, the rain was steadily pouring down - but Courtney & Mike learned to dance in the rain through the rolling green pastures of Gibbet Hill with all their friends and family. The crowd knew all the traditional Portuguese dances by heart, welcoming Mike’s Irish family to join along in the fun. With a love for all things sweet, they cut their cake and served cookies + cupcakes to the guests.
Thank you to all the vendors!
Venue + Catering: The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Makeup: Christy Lavallee
Hair: Jeni Olivier
DJ: DJ Guy Nicotra of NuImage
Flowers: Copper Penny Flowers
Photo Booth: Beantown Photo Booth
Cake + Cupcakes: Konditor Meister
Cookie favors: Concord Teacakes
Calligraphy, Signs + Rentals: Antea Amoroso Design
Transportation: Hermann Limo
Live music ensemble: Atlantic Strings
And a huge THANK YOU to my incredible second shooter and dance partner Anthony Fusco!
“When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.” - Bob Marley
Katie & Roger: football fanatics, adventurers abroad, and four-legged parents, sprinkled with the perfect amount of humor and sass. Well, maybe that’s just Katie, but Roger has his moments, too. On a misty October Sunday at Pierce House in Lincoln, Katie anxiously awaited her ceremony upstairs. She wore a St. Michael charm with a Winnie-the-Pooh quote inscribed on the back in honor of her father. She included bright, tropical flowers in her rich autumn bouquet, a nod to Roger’s Jamaican roots. And speaking of Roger, he made the ceremony arch with his own two hands!
Their families stood close by as they said their vows and shared their first kiss. With fall being their favorite season, they made sure not to skip any fabulous fall details - pumpkins, hot apple cider, gold glitter, romantic roses, and even Tom Brady’s head on a stick for the photo booth (it is football season, after all). They TORE up the dance floor like nothing I’ve ever seen before! Katie & Roger ended the night with an epic smore’s bar and a choreographed dance - and off to Belize they went!
Thank you to all the fabulous vendors!
Venue: Pierce House
Catering: Vinwood Catering
Hair: Denis Pinhone of Tete a Tete Salon
Makeup: Lacey Lounsbury
Cake: Konditor Meister
Musician: Intermezzo Chamber Players
DJ: Greg Hodges of 5 Star Events
Flowers: Brothers Market Place
Photo Booth: Hotshots Photo Booths