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A luxurious wedding at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, MA

 
 

Last summer, Jay spotted Aly at their building’s gym, and they started talking. Jay called up his buddy and told him that he might have met the woman he was going to marry that day. They found that they were absolutely perfect for each other - silly, loving, competitive, fitness buffs, and surprisingly, lovers of paint nights and cooking classes spent together. Being the math nerds they are, Jay proposed in the gym’s yoga room on March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day. Just like the number Pi, their love is infinite #awww

They decided to get married right across from their building at the Mandarin Oriental Boston - you could even see into their gym from the ceremony on the terrace! Aly slipped on a blinged out pair of Converse Chuck Taylors over her Vera Wang dress. She wore her grandmother’s ring, and the two stood under her grandfather’s chuppah. Being the non-traditional couple they are, Aly was instructed to tap on Jay’s shoulder for the first look. She instead licked his ear 😂 They both had a blast throughout the night - reciting their vows as Aly’s brother married them, snuggling Jay’s family’s dogs, Huck and Finn, munching on dozens of appetizers at cocktail hour, and dancing the Horah surrounded by everyone they love!

Thank you to the amazing vendors!

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Boston - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Hair & makeup: Love Notes By June - Dress: Vera Wang - Tux: Theory - Shoes: Converse - Band: Nightshift - Flowers: Marc Hall Design

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A Boston City Hall + North End + Columbus Park wedding

 
 

From Los Angeles to Boston, Ashley & Alex are my favorite movie stars around. Their parents and siblings joined them on their cross-country adventure to get married in Boston!⁠⠀
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Ashley & Alex met at Starbucks six years ago in MA, became BFFs, THEN fell in love! And of course, moved to the West Coast together, where they love to grab popcorn, watch movies, play with their dog, and go to movie Q&A's with actors and directors of films. But don't worry, they're still obsessed with everything regarding Boston sports and New England (especially Martha's Vineyard).⁠⠀
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They had a short and sweet ceremony with their family at Boston City Hall (performed by the very Greek city clerk Alex, to Alex's very Greek family - OPAAA), then danced over to Mike's Pastry to celebrate with their family Florentine cannoli, then the waterfront at Columbus Park for some gorgeous ivy & arch photos. Oh, and they ended with some Greek wedding cookies and a popcorn fight on the lawn. The PERFECT day!!!

Dress: Lulu’s - Suit: Nordstrom - Rings: Leon Ohanian & Sons

Published: The Knot New England Fall 2019

Erin & Jack's ICA Boston museum wedding is on newsstands everywhere in The Knot! 😍 These superstars earned themselves a 3 page spread - they planned out every little detail from the menu, to their vendor dream team, to the best dance floor jams! ⚡️ The cherry on top of a wedding day is getting published - but I'd say this is the whole banana split! 🙏🏻

Check our their wedding blog here and the full magazine spread here!

A summertime Boston City Hall wedding

 
 

Jingyi & Qian may have lived on the same street since they were 13 years old, but they didn’t meet until their freshman year of high school. They started dating right after graduation, and attended the same college in their hometown of Nanjing, China. Now they’re both pursuing their PhD’s in America!⁠⠀
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If there’s anything they love as much as each other, it’s spicy food. As Jingyi put it, “We like spicy food, cooking spicy food, and eating spicy food and watching TV shows at home.” Safe to say they keep it hot 🔥 🔥 🔥 They got married on a hot Friday in July with their best friends (who flew in from different parts of the country for them!) at Boston City Hall, then headed over to the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill for their portraits!

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A Popponesset Inn wedding on Cape Cod

 
 

Kelly & Dan are true New Yorkers, and very much in love with the city where they built their life together. Kelly is the master of NYC sunset skyline photos, and Dan is the head chef of their kitchen. They love taking long walks on the river, sharing drinks at the pier at happy hour, jetting off to new places (especially if they’re in Europe or involve a beach / pool) and good old Netflix marathons on their couch at home. Dan proposed underneath the Staple Street bridge in Manhattan, where they returned for their engagement photos last summer!

On a perfect 70 degree summer Friday, Kelly & Dan took happy hour to a new level with all their family and friends gathered at the Popponesset Inn in Mashpee on Cape Cod. Kelly wore her grandmother’s earrings, a new necklace from Dan, her mother’s blue sapphire ring, and borrowed a diamond bracelet from Dan’s mom. They read letters to each other back to back on the beach right before they turned around to see each other for their first look. Their ceremony was short and sweet just as they wanted it to be, then spent the night eating cupcakes (with their adorable catchphrase Mc2 on them - McDonough x McNichol), dancing with their besties, and grabbing late night bites of french fries!

Vendors:

Venue: Popponesset Inn - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Coordinator: Jennifer Perry - Videography: 4th Henry Productions - DJ + Photo Booth: TSG Weddings - Cake: The Icing on the Cake - Makeup: Danielle Austin - Hair: Patty Souza - Florals: J Doyle Florals - Bridemaids dresses: BHLDN - Groomswear: Jos A Bank - Lighting: Ryan Designs - Transportation: Cape Destinations

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A winter engagement in Seaport, Boston

A winter engagement in Seaport, Boston

This winter engagement session in Seaport, Boston will warm your heart! Confetti, rooftop snuggles, and a big pop of champagne for Jen & Mike’s perfect celebration.

A cozy, fall Birch Wood Vineyards wedding in Derry, NH

A cozy, fall Birch Wood Vineyards wedding in Derry, NH

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!

An elegant, VIP Massachusetts State House wedding

An elegant, VIP Massachusetts State House wedding

Don't miss this classy, timeless Massachusetts State House elopement, complete with sweeping Boston skyline views, a ceremony officiated by Mitt Romney, and an adventure through the Public Gardens!

A summer Kernwood Country Club wedding

It all started in English class, freshman year of high school... Natalie & Alex are that special kind of couple that are destined to be together. After dating through high school, weathering long distance through college, graduating together at Salem State, and moving in together 10 years ago, these two have been at each other's sides practically forever. After proposing on a beach with his Great Aunt's ring (to Natalie's response of "Holy shit!"), they started planning their dream wedding in their beloved town of Salem. Through storms and sunny days, dozens of half priced burger nights, road trips to Maine, star gazing, and one very spoiled cat later... we have a 17 year love story: and finally presenting, the new Mr. & Mrs. Poverchuk! Congratulations you two, #itsaboutchukingtime!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!

Hair: Katelyn Votto
Makeup: Jocelyn Witkus
Invitation: Watercolors painted by Lisa Harris, designed by bride Natalie,  printed at The Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery
Dress: Chantilly Place / Casablanca Bridal
Tuxes: Russo's Tux Shop
Catering: Kernwood Country Club
DJ/Uplighting/Photobooth: DMD3 Entertainment
Flowers: Salvy The Florist
Cake: The Rustic Baking Company
Videographer: Chris Thomas Creative

A dino-themed Boston Museum of Science Wedding

"Come let me love you, let me give my life to you."

Alia and Austin descended down the escalator to the lower level of the Blue Wing, stealing a kiss while their guests cheered them on. This was their first entrance as husband and wife. They took to the dance floor, as their bridal party looked on with joy in their eyes. Alia’s grandfather nervously picked up the microphone. He looked over to his daughter, Alia’s mother, for reassurance. She reached over and pulled a guitar from the case by her feet. Alia’s mother began to strum, as Alia’s grandfather began to sing: “You fill up my senses, like a night in a forest, like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain…”

Alia and Austin interlocked their fingers, pulling each other close. They slowly swayed, as their family serenaded them to John Denver’s “Annie’s Song.” The room was silent, listening to the duo, with the exception of a few sniffles here and there. As the song ended, her grandfather gave her two thumbs up, as she ran over to give him the biggest hug. “You did great Papa - you did great.”

 

 

Alia and Austin managed to incorporate dinosaurs in every part of their day, whether it was walking down the aisle to the Jurassic Park theme song, to literally strutting around in dinosaur heels all day. Oh, and who can forget their kissing dino cake topper, or more importantly: the dinosaurs that beat extinction and joined the party? They poured themselves into each detail of the day, and enjoyed every last minute of it (and every last bite of their chocolate peanut butter cake).

To road trips, to ups and downs, to love, to snuggles, to MARRIAGE. 

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!

Second shooting: Anthony Fusco
Venue & Catering: Museum of Science
Hair & Makeup: Shamona S, Tiffany C, and Jessica N from Be Glammed
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Sweet Tooth
Flowers: CeBola Design
Shoes: ZombiePeepshow / Etsy
Band: Con Fuoco String Quartet
Acapella group: Vinyl Street
DJ: Aux Boston
Lighting: DesignLight

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A Cambodian Stevens Estate wedding in Andover, MA

This Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill wedding will have you blushing...

On a hot, sunny June day, Somaly & Samnang (lovingly known as Maly & Nang) celebrated their first ever moments as husband and wife. As she recalled the first time they met during the ceremony, Maly began to cry. The pair has known each other for over 15 years, shared Long Island iced teas in clubs all over the world, got engaged on a beach in Bali, had a beautiful daughter Abzelle (quote from the bride: "She's the best thing ever"), and are so excited to spend the rest of their lives together.

They mixed American and Cambodian traditions, having a single-day wedding at a nontraditional venue, The Stevens Estate in Andover, MA. They had an American ceremony, then Somaly changed into a traditional Khmer bridal dress to collect envelopes full of money from their guests. From their doughnut bar, to the guests' talents in breakdancing and c-walking, to the hundreds of family members traveling from near and far to celebrate, last night was a night they will never forget!

Maly & Nang - your wedding was such an incredible experience full of SO many laughs and even more love. Abby is the luckiest girl to have you both as her parents - congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kong! You're the bomb.com!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!!!

Venue: The Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill
Officiant: Johnson Jones
DJ: DJ Phat
Florist: Consider It Done
Planner: Lian of Mikadow Weddings
Cake: Reesie's Cakes
Catering: China Pearl
Makeup: Solis Makeup
Hair: Paula Somangka
Invitations: Zazzle, designed by Blush Paper Co.
Dress: Inbal Dror
Bridesmaid dresses: Soieblu
Groomswear: ASOS / H&M

A whimsical Lighthouse Point Carousel wedding in East Haven, CT

Chrissy & Nick: lovers of Italian food, curling up on the couch to watch anything from scary movies to cooking shows, camping, and most of all, each other. They met while living in Boston, and we even took their engagement photos on the beach their apartment overlooked. After almost 5 years, Nick popped the question at a Christmas party, and the rest was history.

On one of the hottest Connecticut days in May, Chrissy & Nick tied the knot in front of their family & friends at Lighthouse Point in East Haven. Wearing her great grandma Clara’s bracelet and her grandmother Violet's necklace, Chrissy walked barefoot in the sand down the aisle before her uncle gave her away. Guests rode the magical carousel, danced to the setting sun, ate wood fired pizza from a pizza truck, and danced the night away. Their carnival celebration wouldn’t be complete without some late night cotton candy and favor bags filled with rock candy and salt water taffy.

Chrissy & Nick, you both are so special to me - I wish you decades of happiness, silliness, laughter, and love.

Thank you so much to all the amazing vendors!

Photography assistant: Mei Lin Barral
Hair & Makeup: Pin It Up and Pout
Dress: Christian Michele
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Invitations: Ann's Bridal Bargains
Bouquet: Bridesmaid Kristen Mendelson
Catering: Small Kitchen Big Taste
Pizza Truck: The Big Green Pizza Truck
DJ: Nate Moore & Joe Mucci
Photo Booth: B Entertained DJ’s and More
Bartending: Two Pour Guys
Rentals, Cotton Candy, & Cake: MitchCo. Tent & Party Rentals

A spring, oceanside elopement in New England

Emma & Greg's oceanside wedding in South Dartmouth was one of the most unique days I've ever had the honor of photographing. On this misty, rainy day, Emma got ready in the colorful church daycare with her mother, father, and brother by her side. She slipped on her stunning BHLDN dress and glittery pair of Bagdley Mischka's before heading downstairs to the ceremony. Greg's family joined Emma's family in the pews, and in front of all eleven guests, they shared their vows and made their marriage official. 

A few raindrops came down as Emma & Greg walked down the dock to the waterfront. They kissed, hugged, and laughed before heading to dinner with their families. They're traveling to Korea in May for a traditional ceremony overseas. Wishing this sweet couple all the love and happiness in their marriage <3

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!

Hair & makeup: Yin Tom Studio
Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: Bagdley Mischka
Flowers: Groom's mother

Published: Crane Beach engagement on Cake & Lace

Alexsis & Keith graced the blog over at Cake & Lace today! I loved how the color scheme went perfectly with their site ;) (Do your research when submitting to wedding blogs!) Check out their stunning sunrise Crane Beach engagement shoot here!

Published: Same-sex Boston Restaurant Wedding in EquallyWed

I almost died laughing when I saw Equally Wed's perfect tagline for Holly & Ange's wedding - CHEESE-FILLED!!! These beautiful ladies threw a very classy soiree in the heart of Boston at Central Bistro - yes, complete with robots, Chuck Taylors, and CHEESE! Check it out here!

Published: The Knot Spring 2017 National Feature

The Spring 2017 national issue of the The Knot hit newsstands NEXT WEEK!!! The lovely editors at the Knot sent me and Sanjiv & Thithya advance copies to peek at!!! I'm so thrilled to see their adorable proposal story in my favorite wedding magazine. 

An autumn historic Pierce House wedding in Lincoln, MA

“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

A fairytale Nanina's In The Park wedding in New Jersey

"You're the only one, the only one who gets me good - who knows me like nobody ever could, who holds me strong, who puts me back together when it all goes wrong"

I have never seen a couple so excited for their wedding like Adam & Amanda. After meeting at Lafayette College five years ago, they clicked. Adam & Amanda's love grew as they reached for their dreams, bought a house, and became the proud parents of a pup named Toby - all done together, hand in hand.

Amanda wore her grandmother's necklace and wrapped a piece of her grandmother's dress around her sprawling bouquet. I would imagine that Nanina's In The Park is where all the Disney Princesses got married - because it's a pinnacle of elegance & grace! Chandeliers, fireplaces, antique furnishings, marble staircases, balconies, and the most exquisite ceremony space I've laid eyes on. Amanda & Adam got ready with all their best friends, and before they proceeded with their ceremony, the couple calmed some of their nerves by talking to each other through the bridal suite doors. They read their own vows (out of adorable personalized notebooks), tied the knot, and threw an epic party! Champagne, thirty different kinds of dessert, live music, games, and some hilarious speeches filled the afternoon.

Amanda & Adam planned the wedding of their dreams - and got everything they could have imagined and more! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Grey!

Thank you to the amazing vendors!

Venue + Catering – Nanina’s In The Park
Dress – Elizabeth Johns
Tux – Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers – Perla & Co. LLC
Band/DJ – D’Amico Entertainment
Photo booth – D’Amico Entertainment
Videography – Kaan Tulgar
Hair – Dana & Carly Christensen
Makeup – Alex Stroll
Cake – A Little Cake