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Here’s a glimpse of Nina & Charlie’s sweet Boston Harbor Hotel wedding (with a ceremony at Boston College – go Eagles)! Charlie is a professional soccer player (how cool is that?), so the wedding was held on a Friday evening to accommodate the busy game schedules of many of the groomsmen and guests.

It was a lovely, warm evening — cocktails on the waterfront, then dinner in the airy ballroom as the sunset filtered over the harbor. A notable design element was Nina’s choice of clear “Ghost” chairs for seating…an inspired modern touch amid the classic setting.

Many thanks to my fabulous event “teammates” — Francie Dorman of Tangorra Planning, Boston Wedding Films, DJ Greg Gates, and Spruce Floral.

Ceremony: Trinity Chapel, Boston College
Reception: Boston Harbor Hotel
Wedding planner: Francie Dorman for Tangorra Wedding Planning
Flowers: Spruce Floral
Hair: Michelle Dawson
Makeup: Dani Wagener
Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes
Videography: Boston Wedding Films
DJ: Greg Gates

Whitney and Adam’s autumn wedding at the Boston Public Library was intimate, chic, full of lush details and stacks of vintage books. Heaven! Special kudos to Whitney’s wonderful mom Jamie, who hand-crafted the lovely book-paper flowers adorning the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

Ceremony & Reception: Boston Public Library
Catering: The Catered Affair at the BPL
Flowers: Table & Tulip
Cake: Enchanted Wedding Cakes
String Quartet: Woodvale String Quartet

  • Veronica - So lovely – as always!

    I love love love the flowers they chose – and the flowers made from the pages of books!ReplyCancel

  • Laura S. - This is the neatest BPL wedding I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Connie Miller - Beautiful work, miss sarah!! I loved looking through this wedding.ReplyCancel

So fun to discover a hidden gem of a venue! I’ve been photographing weddings for 8 years, but I’d never heard of The MIT Endicott House in Dedham. The estate is replete with lush gardens and romantic nooks — there’s even an Alice in Wonderland tea table tucked away in the woods.

In this storybook setting, Heather and Allan’s centerpieces cast a spell — the floating arrangements suspended from the ceiling gave the reception room an airy and ethereal atmosphere. Heather & Allan filled their day with charming personal touches: cupcakes baked by a dear friend, Heather’s elegant wedding dress handmade by her mom, and gorgeous vocal performances by talented guests.

Ceremony, reception, and catering: MIT Endicott House, Dedham, MA
Videography: Heirloom Pictures, Marcella Hoekstra

I met Liz and Jerome when Liz was a bridesmaid in her friend Jeanne’s wedding last summer, so it was such a treat to see lots of familiar faces when it was their turn to tie the knot this July! Their wedding ceremony was held in lovely little Weekapaug Chapel, officiated by the wonderful Victoria Burdick. Before the start of the reception, family gathered for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (complete with confetti cannons), and then it was off to the Shelter Harbor Golf Club for the party. Lots of laughter, fun, and crazy dancing ensued. A sweet note: toward the end of the evening, Jerome sang a little serenade to his bride, accompanied by members of his Trinity College a cappella group.

Reception & Catering: Shelter Harbor Golf Club, Charlestown, RI
Officiant: Victoria Burdick
Wedding planner: Jennifer Brinton
Flowers: Flowers by Semia
Cake: Vesta’s Bakery, Westerly, RI
Band: The Pre-Nups, Murray Hill Talent