Jarrod and Heather planned an intimate wedding ceremony at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
I've known both of these two for 30 years. Wow. Writing that down made me take a second and think about how amazing that is. I went to elementary school with Heather, played Little League with Jarrod. We all went to High School together. Twenty years ago, if you would have told me I would be the wedding photographer for this wedding, I probably would have laughed you out of the room. Life is a truly a journey and no matter how we plan, life has a way of taking on the roads you had no idea were even there.
It was an honor to witness Jarrod and Heather's marriage. Two wonderful people, full of love and laughter, made this day perfect. After the ceremony on a Boston Harbor Hotel balcony overlooking the harbor, we walked to Post Office Square and back for portraits. Wednesday weddings are the BEST!
Here's a brief look at some of my favorite images.
Ian and Suzanne pose for a quick portrait before their Boston Harbor Hotel wedding.
A January Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding
When I first talked with Ian on the phone last fall we had a great conversation about photography. I always try to ask people about what they like in wedding photography and being that I'm not speaking with photographers, some people have trouble describing their preferences. Not Ian, he knew that he wanted photographers that were more interested in telling a story than showing off new gear and gadgets. After pouring over wedding photography for a couple of weeks, Ian and Suzanne knew they wanted a lot of candid moments, a few portraits and someone interested in their wedding story.
And after meeting with them I knew that we were a good fit. Ashley and I are always honored when we are invited to a wedding as the photographers. We knew the Boston Harbor Hotel was a great venue and it's always been a favorite Boston hotel venue for us. Given the harsh Winter weather we were pretty concerned about snow and blizzards, but we lucked out with a 50 degree day. It did rain, which was a total bummer because portraits outside by the harbor can be magical, but that didn't damper anybody's day.
All of the getting ready took place at the BHH, but the ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Church in the North End of Boston. Before we headed over to the ceremony, I had the privilege of taggin along with Ian and his best man, Brian, as they headed over to Bond for a quick beverage to calm the nerves. Bond is in the old Federal Reserve building and Ian absolutely loved the architecture of the building. I can't blame him, it was a perfect spot for a pit stop.
The ceremony at Sacred Heart was beautiful. One of my favorite images is the one of Suzanne's mom looking on as she walked down the aisle. I love the emotion. The architecture of Boston churches always impresses me. So much history and grandeur, it's always really impressive to me as a wedding photographer.
After the ceremony we hopped into a cab back to the Boston Harbor Hotel for the reception. The staff at the BHH always does an amazing job. The bride and groom hired Kahootz, one of our favorite Boston wedding bands. This band always puts on a great show and they had the dance floor packed all night.
This was a great wedding day for Ian and Suzanne and we were so happy to play a small part in it!
Boston, MA - Ashley and I recently had the privilege of photographing the wedding of Charles and Susanna at the Boston Harbor Hotel. You many remember Charles and Susanna from their Engagement Session this past Fall. This event was elegant, charming and had the feeling of a very small intimate wedding. The bride and groom are so open to our style of photography and even braved a portrait session outside in mid 30 degree weather, now that is dedication!
To personalize their wedding day, Charles and Susanna chose to hold their traditional tea ceremony at the beginning of their reception. This was incredibly fun to witness and the beauty of the tradition was exciting to photograph. In the past, we've experienced Asian tea ceremonies before the ceremony, so this was a nice customization that allowed all the guests to experience it as well. The bride and groom really did a great job of making their wedding their own, and the staff of the Boston Harbor Hotel, did a fantastic job of allowing them the opportunity to do so.