Sarah Bastille Photography Blog » Images and inspiration from elegant weddings in Boston and beyond

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As a designer and a comedian, Jackie and Burch make a talented pair. Their wedding at Boston’s posh Liberty Hotel reflected Jackie’s fun vision of retro chic — black and ivory accents, and lots of glam touches (feathers, rhinestone table numbers and “diamond” rings as napkin rings). But the evening was also enlivened by Burch’s background as an improv comedian: during the ceremony, he produced a candy ring pop instead of the wedding ring, and later in the evening, there was a guest appearance by (what else?) a rubber chicken! It was just like a classic 40’s screwball comedy: silly meets suave, with a dash of happily-ever-after.

Ceremony & Reception: The Liberty Hotel, Boston
Flowers: Tangerine Creations
Hair: Cathleen Foster
Cake: Party Favors
DJ: Siman Entertainment

  • connie miller - beautiful work, sarah! i loved the portrait of her seated, and them looking out from the chuppah. such beautiful light!!ReplyCancel

I wanted to share a delightful testimonial that I received from Jeanne and Drew, whose wedding I just featured below.

“Our family and friends will not shut up about how much they loved Sarah.  She left our wedding with about 50 people wanting to be her new best friend.  From our first meeting with Sarah on her green velvet couch, we knew she was the photographer who shared our vision for classic photos with a fun and modern twist.  We could not be happier!  We gave her a list of “must-have” photos, and let her experiment with the rest.  Thank goodness we did. She has a better eye than anyone, and it was the unplanned photos that we now love the most!

Probably Sarah’s best qualities, aside from taking fabulous photos, are her incessant smile and calm presence.  So calm, in fact, that I rarely knew when photos were being taken. If you’re like me and have a fake, camera ready smile, then Sarah is your gal!  Finally, I have photos where I look natural… forced smile begone!”

– Jeanne & Drew

The Mansion at Turner Hill has been featured as a location in several major films lately, and it’s easy to see why — it’s stately but intimate all at once, with lovely gardens and lots of hidden nooks to explore.

Jeanne & Drew’s celebration at Turner Hill was lushly decorated in fresh tones of pink and green by the creative team at Ilex Designs of Boston (a special highlight: the escort card table, which floated the cards on clear lucite suspended above a bed of hot-pink carnations). An emotional ceremony was followed by a high-energy reception set to music by Men In Black — seems like Jeanne & Drew selected their wedding party and guests according to their superior dancing ability (or at least enthusiasm!)

Ceremony: & Reception: The Mansion at Turner Hill
Catering: Vinwood
Flowers: Ilex Designs
Lighting: Boston Uplights
Hair: Candace at Andrew Michaels Salon
Makeup: Michelle McGrath
Cake: I Dream Of Jeanne
Videography: Mark WIlland
Band: Men In Black

Sarah Bastille Photography been selected as a Knot Best of Weddings pick! It’s an honor to have been chosen for the second year in a row, especially because the nominations are made by local brides.

I’m also thrilled to have some images featured in The Knot’s first coffee table book, which was published in December: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook, available in bookstores and on The book is gorgeous, and it’s an invaluable source of inspiration for wedding planning. I recommend picking up a copy!