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As a wedding photographer here in New England you really are spoiled on some of the locations that you get to shoot. There are such a variety of ceremony and reception venues that people chose to get married in this part of the US that it feels like no two weddings are the same. In the three years that I have been shooting here, there are only a small number of venues that I have shot at more than once. One that I hadn’t shot at until this wedding was a farm in the countryside of New Hampshire, and when good friend and fellow photographer Joe over at JGD design and photography asked me if I would like to shoot alongside him for a wedding he was shooting at Stonewall Farm, I jumped at the chance!
I love to fill any weekend that I am not shooting a wedding for myself by shooting it with some of the other great photographers in and around Boston. It’s a great opportunity to continue learning from friends and colleagues as well as exercising my own creativity. Alex and Andrew were getting married at the wonderful Stonewall Farm in Keene NH not too far from where I was based in NH at the time. The venue is a stunning place to get married with a perfect outdoor area. I arrived early at the venue while Joe was shooting with Alex and this gave me some time to capture the essence of this wonderful place.
Alex and Andrew had a really great day lined up and the details for the day fit in perfectly with the rural farm location. Everything had a rustic feel to it and you knew from the get-go that it was going to be a relaxed but party filled day. Having the ceremony and reception all at Stonewall Farm meant that once the actual wedding was over, it was straight into the cocktail hour and the partying. They both looked great and the ceremony was a wonderful celebration of their love for each other, and was filled with smiles and laughter throughout.
Joe took Alex and Andrew off to get some portraits of just the two of them and this gave me time to get some candid shots of the rest of the guests enjoying the afternoon. There was plenty to do, eat and drink during the cocktail hour that was held outside the main hall of the farm and the perfect late summer weather meant that it was a real pleasure to be outside. There were hay rides, lawn darts being played and a stash of Frisbees meant that people were not short of things to do, you just had to watch out for the flying disks, although they were bright yellow so that helped! :) A live band playing made the day even more special and it was the perfect afternoon to spend getting married at Stonewall Farm.
When the day moved into the main hall for dining and partying the celebrations stepped up a notch. After the eating, speeches and first dances, this crowd, aided by some great music by DJ Dig-Doug got the party into full force! I don’t think I’ve been at a wedding with such constant movement and dancing throughout the whole night, that was topped off by some crowd surfing by the bride and groom! Alex and Andrew, is was a real pleasure to be a part of your wedding day at Stonewall farm and thank you to Joe for having me along to shoot!
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WORDS: ERIN FARREN | PHOTOS: ROBERTO FARREN
Brittany and Chris are good friends of ours, and we were so thrilled when they got engaged last year. This wasn’t just because they are an awesome couple, but also because their epic engagement session took Roberto all over scenic southern New Hampshire, with a special pit stop at the Nashua Airport where Chris is a Air Traffic Control Specialist. It was a great day, and Brittany and Chris’ sweet relationship made them naturals in front of the camera. Toss in a few antique cars, a greenhouse, some amazing New Hampshire landscapes, and even a few airplanes, and you’ve got a session made in engagement photography heaven.
We were also thrilled, therefore, when they asked Roberto Farren Photography to capture their wedding day. As the plans started to gain momentum, we knew it was going to be a fun day filled with friends, family and a few surprises. They had chosen the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH as their venue, and set the date for early spring. The Bedford Village Inn is a gorgeous, luxury inn and event venue in New Hampshire that is great for a romantic weekend away, intimate dinner parties or larger wedding celebrations. With wonderful grounds and rustic architecture, Roberto knew that we would be able to get Brittany and Chris some great wedding photos.
When the day finally came, we headed over to Brittany and Chris’ home to get some photos of the couple and some friends and family getting ready. Brittany’s cute niece and nephew provided entertainment (and a few props) while the bride’s wedding party cheerfully tucked into coffee and muffins from a local bakery.
Once Chris headed out to the Bedford Village Inn to start greeting their guests, it was time for Brittany to get in her dress. She looked stunning, Roberto found a good bit of natural light and there was little else to do to get some gorgeous portraits of Brittany before we left for the Inn.
To be continued… Check back soon for the thrilling conclusion to Brittany and Chris’ wedding day!
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Hi, it’s Erin here again! For today’s continuation of the top wedding venues in the Boston area, we’re hopping on the Red Line and heading over the Charles River to Cambridge for three of my faves:
- Dante Restaurant - Cambridge, MA | www.restaurantdante.com | A great venue in Cambridge is just over the Longfellow Bridge from Boston. Part of the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Dante provides great food and a versatile event space. Chef Dante de Magistris provides delicious, fresh Italian cuisine and some tasty looking cocktails. In addition, the space is awesome. If you’re into a set up where guests can flow from one space to another, including outdoor patios, swanky bar area, comfy lounges, and dining rooms, Dante is definitely worth putting on your list. And the location can’t be beat! You’ve got amazing views of the Charles River and Boston Skyline, which makes for some awesome wedding photos, with canals and manicured gardens just a short walk away at the Charles River Reservation and Lechmere Canal. Check out Mike and Denise’s recent wedding at Dante for more info.
- Museum of Science - Cambridge, MA | www.mos.org | Not only is this one of the coolest museums in the area, but it also ranks up there as one of the most unique wedding venues in Cambridge. Originally from New Hampshire, this was always the most exciting school field trip of the year for me when I was growing up. Packed with dinosaurs, a massive Rube Goldberg machine, and an amazing interactive electricity exhibit, you’ve definitely got plenty of interesting photo opportunities at the ready if you decide to hold your wedding reception in one of the areas inside the museum (options include the museum’s Blue Wing, Riverview Café, or the entire Museum). However if you don’t want to spend your whole wedding day geeking out (which is fair…) the Museum of Science has a number of rooms that might be just what you’re looking for. With some amazing views looking back into Boston with the Charles River spreading out beneath you, the Skyline room and d’Arbeloff Suite are a great option. Another option is the Washburn Pavillion on the back lawn of the Museum, which is a beautiful marquee tent surrounded by landscaped gardens on three sides and the Charles River on the fourth. The Museum of Science is definitely worth a look as your wedding site, whether or not your theme involves Triceratops. Check out Katie and Ryan’s recent wedding reception at the Museum of Science for a better look at the d’Arbeloff Suite and balcony!
- Upstairs on the Square – Cambridge, MA | www.upstairsonthesquare.com | I literally cannot say enough about Upstairs on the Square. Between the location, the flexibility of the rooms, the food, and the team, it is definitely one of my top venues in Boston or Cambridge for weddings. For the location, you’re smack in Harvard Square. Walk 2 minutes in any direction, and you can be in Harvard Yard, at John Weeks Bridge, on the banks of Charles River, or in John F. Kennedy Park. That is, if you want to leave at all – Upstairs on the Square has some of the coolest, most unique décor of any venue I’ve seen. The jade colored, high-ceilings of the Monday Club Bar adjoin the aptly named Zebra Room, done up in pink, gold and zebra, and overlooking the twinkle lights and buskers of Winthrop Square. Upstairs, you’ve got the Soirée Dining Room and Jewel Box Bar, best for seated dinners, and you are going to need to sit down for these dinners, because the food at Upstairs is amazing. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are turned artfully into amazing meals that taste like they’ve been made to order just for you. Their food is second only to their team, who are some of the best in the business. Every member of their staff is cordial, welcoming, and helpful, and it’s no wonder that they win awards left, right and center for their hospitality. Everyone has different priorities when they’re planning their wedding, but if you’re looking for a city-based venue with delicious food, in a unique setting, with super hospitality, Upstairs on the Square has to be on top of your list. Check out Caitlin and Aaron’s recent wedding reception at Upstairs for a better look!
We’ll continue to move outside of Boston for the next post, and don’t forget to check out Boston wedding venues part one here, but if you have questions about wedding or event photography coverage at these sites or any others, drop Roberto a line!
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Hi! It’s Wife here… I’m stepping outside of my usual role as gear-sherpa and best-man-finder to help out Roberto with some blogging while he is shooting his way through a sweltering wedding season.
Over the past 2 years, I’ve tagged along all over New England as Roberto photographed weddings, engagements, and even the occasional proposal. We’ve been lucky enough to photograph in some spectacular locations and venues, in beautiful churches, breathtaking outdoor sites, and gorgeous hotels and restaurants. For the first in a series of posts, we thought that we’d go through some of our favorite venues wedding ceremonies and receptions, starting in Boston:
1. The Beehive – Boston | www.beehiveboston.com/ | What an awesome venue… definitely not your traditional place to hold a wedding reception, but if you and your partner want a more chilled out vibe, then it’s definitely worth a look. The Beehive has a few different areas, giving your guests the option of sitting at the quieter upstairs bar, hitting the dance floor downstairs, grabbing a drink at the downstairs bar, or taking a break for some fresh air on the outdoor patio. The décor is very unique, lots of exposed brick and heavy draperies, so you wouldn’t need lots of your own decorations. The food was great, and even though we didn’t partake since we were on the clock, the cocktails looked pretty amazing as well. Check out Holly and Matt’s recent wedding reception held at The Beehive, photographed by RFP.
2. Nine Zero Hotel – Boston | www.ninezero.com/ | The Nine Zero isn’t your traditional hotel. The space is really nicely laid out and the décor is amazing, offering some great opportunities for unique wedding photos. Amazing views paired with a great location mean that you can easily work some of the Boston skyline into your photos, and if you’re doing a First Look session, you’ve got the option of running across the street and into Boston Common or next door to their . At night, you can also run next door for a quick shot underneath Boston’s iconic Beantown Pub sign. The three versatile, adjacent event rooms mean that you can keep your guests moving for different parts of your wedding celebration (cocktails, ceremony, seated dinner, dancing, etc) and the amazingly helpful event planning staff keeps everything running smoothly, leaving you to get on with the partying. Check out Emily and Carlos’ recent wedding held at the Nine Zero.
3. Liberty Hotel – Boston | www.libertyhotel.com | Talk about your stunning venue! The Liberty Hotel, formerly the Charles Street Jail, was completed in 1851, and during its time as a prison, it housed a number of notable inmates, like Malcolm X, World War II German POWs, and a number of Boston suffragettes. The prison closed in the 1990’s, and reopened in 2007 as a stunning luxury hotel. Maintaining some of the architectural features of the original jail, the Liberty Hotel’s impressive rotunda still contains original brick and iron work (including lots of barred cell doors) and massive windows looking out towards the Charles River. The multiple bars and restaurants (The Clink, Alibi, Scampo, Liberty Bar, The Yard and Catwalk) and numerous event rooms give you tons of flexibility for your wedding, and the pairing of the centuries-old architecture with more modern fittings and décor make for some amazing photos of your big day. Check out Katie and Ryan’s Boston wedding to see more of the amazing architecture at the Liberty!
Definitely more on this topic to come, but if you’re looking for a wedding, engagement or event photographer for any of these venues, look no further. Contact Roberto at Roberto Farren Photography for more info!
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Thanks for stopping by to check out part two of Sara and Chris’ Back Bay wedding at Boston’s elegant Mistral restaurant. If you haven’t seen part one, click here for the first installment. I finished last time with a shot from the start of their wedding day shoot together and that is right where I’m going to pick up again.
The area directly surrounding Mistral has some great, picturesque locations for portraits, and with the threat of rain in the air it was nice to be close to the restaurant should the skies decide to open up. We started right outside Mistral using the side entrance to the Salon as our first backdrop. The manicured front garden combined with the intricate brickwork of the building create some wonderful textures and patterns that gave us the chance to get Sara and Chris some really unique images from their day.
The scene and setting also lent itself very well to a nice mixture of color and black and white images. I always try to give a good selection of black and white images from the day and these locations gave us the chance to get the best of both mediums.
Once we had some great shots at the front of Mistral, I wanted to take Sara and Chris around the back of the building as I had scouted some great locations there before the wedding. There were some wonderful big wooden doors that I knew would work great as a backdrop and the light coming through was too good to miss. As a gentle breeze was channeled down between the buildings, it also gave us the opportunity to show off Sara’s amazing veil!
With a few drops of rain starting to fall, we headed back to the front of Mistral and quickly worked through the formal portraits with family members. We even had time for a quick few more shots of Sara and Chris together.
Onto the party! When you are having a wedding at a location like Mistral you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to really enjoy the meal! The food there is out of this world and I would highly recommend a trip there should you be looking for somewhere to treat yourselves one night. Sara and Chris wanted to have great food and great cocktails and Mistral delivered on both counts! Again I also want to thank Sam Liang of Ze Liang Photography for his help and second shooting this day with me.
It was a really great evening to capture. Close friends and family in a stunning venue surrounded by wonderful food and drink. What more could you want to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life?
The party went well into the evening and I left Sara and Chris to carry on into the night, but not before I had the chance to steal them away for a few last nighttime shots together outside.
Thank you both for letting me be a part of your day and capturing your memories. I can’t wait to get started on putting together an album for you both very soon!
If you are having a wedding at Mistral or any other venue here in Boston and would like to see if I would be a good fit for your day then please drop me a line, I would love to here from you.
Roberto | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR NEW ENGLAND
BRIDAL STORE: Hyde Park Bridal
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Hayley Paige
BRIDAL SHOES: Cole Haan
GROOMS SUIT: Brooks Brothers
WEDDING BANDS: Tacori
FLORIST: Winston Flowers
MAKE UP: Special Event Beauty
HAIR: Special Event Beauty
RECEPTION VENUE: Le Salon Du Mistral
I met with Mike and Denise back in the summer of 2010 to talk about the possibility of photographing their wedding this spring at Dante Restaurant in Cambridge. Sitting down and talking with them over lunch, I knew this was going to be a fun, family-filled wedding, and that they were both going to be great fun to work with.
Their big day seemed to come around quicker than ever and we had a sunny, cool spring day by the Charles River. Denise is a librarian at my local library and we had shot their engagement shoot at the Boston Public Library, which is the perfect place for a Boston engagement session. It was great to see her love of books translated into their wedding day as well. She made all of the flowers and decorations for the day, including her bouquet and the groom’s boutonnière, from old book pages. Putting her origami skills to the test, she created absolutely beautiful flowers.
On their big day, Mike and Denise were both getting ready at the Royal Sonesta and in neighboring rooms. This was a great set up, as it allowed me to move between the two very easily to get their preparation photos. Holding a wedding at Dante was a great choice. The venue is part of the Royal Sonesta complex so you don’t lose any travel time in your day and the view of Boston across the river is a stunning backdrop for any New England wedding photo. Also check out Denise’s stunning wedding dress, which had the lace from her grandmother’s wedding dress worked into the design, such a unique feature.
After they were both ready for the day, we did their first look at the back of the Royal Sonesta in a nice area of light and that let us capture those emotions without too many distractions in the background. Doing a first look is a great way to not only share a special moment with your soon to be spouse, but it also allows you to get your formal photos and the photos of the two of you together before the ceremony, freeing up your day to be with your guests once they all arrive for the day.
We headed down to the waterfront to capture Mike and Denise’s wedding portraits and to add some different locations and view point, and although it was a little bit windier and cooler, it was well worth the visit. We then headed back to the location Mike and Denise’s first look for some of the family photos as well.
The wedding ceremony was held on the open patio area just at the back of Dante and with the sun shining it was a wonderful spot. Holding your wedding on the bank of the Charles River with the Boston cityscape as your backdrop makes for an unforgettable location. The ceremony, and the rest of the day, was packed full of smiling and laughter, it truly was a very happy day all round.
After the ceremony, the celebrations moved back inside and during cocktail hour, they showed a video that featured Mike and Denise’s closest friends and family talking about their experiences of love and passing on some words of wisdom to the newly married couple to take forward into their life together. It was as funny as it was moving, and a really great touch to their day.
With the light of the day slipping slowly away, I stole Mike and Denise away from the festivities for another quick photo shoot down by the Charles. The setting sun was lighting up the Boston skyline perfectly and I knew it would make for some great images of the both of them together, and I hope you’ll agree I was right.
Denise changed into another stunning dress for her and Mike’s first dance, and you don’t get much more romantic than dancing the tango!
The party went on into the early hours of the following day and I’m sure that many moves were thrown down on the dance floor, many stories were shared and many memories were made long after I had left for the day, but at the very end of my night with Mike and Denise I stole them away for one final shot in front of the Royal Sonesta. It was something I had wanted to try for a little while, and having spoken with Mike and Denise before the wedding, they were both interested in seeing if we could get the shot. And so, the last of their Boston wedding photos I leave you with is the newly married couple with the light trails of the passing cars wrapping around them in the night.
Thank you to Mike and Denise so much for allowing me into such a special day in your lives and allowing me to capture the images for you to remember it by.
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Alex and Patrick are based in Washington, DC but as they planned their wedding, they decided that they wanted to get married in their hometown of Boston. What better place to do it than in the location with the best view of the city: The UMass Club. The near 360-degree view from the ninth floor is stunning and as they were getting ready at the Langham Hotel just across the road, it was only a short way to travel for the day.
I had met with Alex and Patrick over a year before their wedding when they were in Boston for the Christmas holidays and were beginning their arrangements for the big day. As I am fairly new to Boston, I have yet to shoot at many of the wedding venues that Boston has to offer, but I knew that this one would be special and unique. With views from the very top of the UMass Club reaching out across the whole city, this was an amazing location for a Boston wedding celebration.
The Langham Hotel across the road was also a great spot to start photographing the day. Alex and Patrick were both getting ready here, and we planned their “first look” in the Bond Restaurant. I always recommend a “first look” for my couples if they are up for it… it allows them to share a special moment together before the whirlwind of their ceremony and reception begin, and it also allows me to get some great photos of just the two of them.
After Alex and her bridesmaids finished getting ready in their room, we headed to the Bond Bar to capture the first time Alex and Patrick would see each other that day. The Bond provides a wonderfully luxurious backdrop with glittering chandeliers and unique furnishings and decor. Once we had captured some images there, we headed to the lobby of the hotel which provides a completely different but equally beautiful space with some beauitful natural light to work with. We captured some more great shots of them together here, then headed outside.
Just across the road from the Langham Hotel is the Normal B Leventhal Park, which is where we headed to next to capture photos of Alex and Patrick together and with the rest of their wedding party. The park is perfect on a Saturday, as this is a very quiet part of town on weekends, and its landscaping offers a number of features that add a good variety for Boston wedding photos. After getting some great images there, we headed to the UMass Club, which is just across the road from the Langham Hotel.
Alex and Patrick were married on the ninth floor over looking the city of Boston on what was a perfect fall day last September. The space in the UMass club is very flexible, and great for a wedding. Alex and Patrick had their ceremony in one space, the cocktail hour in another area (with different view of the city) and had an additional room at their disposal to get some more family group photos.
The party went on into the night, and by the time I left there were some serious moves being thrown down on the dance floor. They finished the night back at the Bond bar at the Langham Hotel. Alex and Patrick, it was a real pleasure to be a part of your day and thank you for allowing me to capture it for you both. I wish you all the very best for the future together.
If you’re getting married at the Langham Hotel or the UMass Club in Boston and would like to speak about coverage for your big day, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by going through the contact page here or calling me directly, and don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page to keep up to date. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers, Roberto | Boston Wedding Photographer MA
I had been looking forward to shooting Erin and Randy’s wedding ever since they got in touch to discuss coverage. I had the pleasure of meeting them both at Matt and Holly’s wedding that I shot earlier last year, so I already knew them both and was excited to see this group of friends together again so soon at another wedding.
The chance to capture Erin and Randy’s wedding photos at The Stone House in Little Compton Rhode Island, and at the historic United Congregational Church just down the road was also exciting because these were both new locations for me, and it’s great to work with new environments. They were equally beautiful as well and the area surrounding them was stunning, decked out in late Fall colors.
I started with Erin, who was getting ready at The Stone House, with her friends and family staying there as well. The late October morning couldn’t have been any more perfect with the sun pouring in through the grand windows of the main building and warming the rooms. I took the chance to use this beautiful light to capture the details of the dress and flowers as well as all the preparations for the ladies.
I left The Stone House with plenty of time to get to the United Congregational Church and meet up with Randy and his side of the party and get some shots with them together. Again the vibrant fall colors really popped and provided a perfect back drop for some great portraits. They couldn’t have asked for a better day weather-wise.
The ceremony in the Congregational Church was a full Mass, and this is always nice as it gives me a lot of time to capture a variety of photos from different positions and locations. The area around the church was so nice that we couldn’t pass it up, and I was able get some images of Erin and Randy after the ceremony as well.
We headed back to The Stone House after they wedding ceremony, and Erin and Randy had the chance to catch up with all of their guests, and I had the opportunity to capture the group formals and more images of the newlyweds as well. As a wedding venue, The Stone House in Rhode Island really gives you so much – The house itself creates a wonderful backdrop and the massive grass lawn leading down to the ocean is great for guests to spend the early parts of the evening reception.
Shortly after sunset, we moved inside and onto the serious business of kicking off the evening’s celebrations, it started off with a number of moving and funny speeches before some serious moves were thrown down on the dance floor. The party was still going strong when I left for the evening and I’m sure that Erin and Randy enjoyed their whole day of festivities with all their friends and family until the very end of the night. Thank you both for allowing me the chance to capture your special day.
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I’ve shot in Rockport, MA a few times in the past year, so when Ashley and John got in touch to ask about coverage for their wedding day by the sea, I couldn’t wait to hear what they had planned. They are based on Long Island in New York and were going to be traveling to Rockport to have their special day by the coast with their friends and family and I had the pleasure of capturing their photos.
I knew these guys were going to be great fun the day that I met them, and that it would be another fun day photographing in Rockport. Although I’m not based out of Rockport, I will always gladly travel to this wonderful part of the state to cover a wedding. It has become one of my favorite spots along the Massachusetts coastline.
Ashley and John were getting ready at the Rockport Inn and Suites, a location I have actually shot at a number of times before, so it was a nice familiar start to the day for me. Both the bride and groom were very relaxed, and with John joined by all his brothers and Ashley with her sister and friend it was a very fun and easygoing morning all around.
Ashley and John were due to get married at Halibut Point State Park, but the late Fall weather turned a little too cold that day, and they decided to make the call early and move the ceremony indoors to the Rockport Arts Association instead. This turned out to be a wise call and was a good example of why it is important to have a back up plan for your outdoor ceremony in case Mother Nature turns up in a bad mood.
Ashley and John were doing a first look, and we were able to get ready for this at the waterfront in the very heart of Rockport. It was a great setting, and the local candy store allowed us to shoot from inside their premises, which gave us a few unique images and some amazing double chocolate fudge as well! As Ashley and John had decided to do a first look, it meant that we had lots of opportunities to explore the area and get their Rockport wedding photos in a number of different locations. We also had the time to head to Halibut Point State Park to get all the family and bridal party shots as well.
Although the weather wasn’t the best that could have been hoped for, it was still nice enough to head to the State Park and spend some time there. After capturing all of the family groups, we took a little more time and got Ashley and John some great images outdoors at the State Park as well.
The ceremony had moved into one of the fantastic rooms at the Rockport Arts Association and it perfectly fit all of Ashley and John’s friends and family. This is a really great room and a wonderful space to hold a wedding. After the ceremony, it was straight into the festivities and it was an absolute pleasure to have been able to capture these in full until the end of the night for the newlyweds. Thank you to Ashley and John for letting me be a part of their wonderful Rockport wedding day and celebrations. I wish John and Ashley all the very best for the future together.
I could leave without getting them a wedding photo at the Rockport Arts Association that worked in the wonderful lights in the beautiful courtyard and this was one of my favorite images of the day.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Rockport area then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I would love to speak with you about your wedding day plans and to see if I can get you the coverage that you are looking for, for your big day as well. Don’t forget to check out and “like” the Facebook page here, so that you can be up-to-date with all the happenings at Roberto Farren Photography.
Niki and Nathan were married at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston last fall and I had the privilege of capturing their New England wedding celebration. The wedding ceremony was situated in a marquee outside on the lawn, and then the serious business of some awesome dance moves was conducted upstairs in the stunning ballroom over looking the harbor.
I knew from the first meeting that these guys were going to be loads of fun and that their day was going to be filled with some great family and a whole load of good friends. The late fall weather was in their favor, although just a tad too crisp to hold the ceremony completely outside, but with the marquee on hand that didn’t prove a problem. This side of the harbor gives a wonderful look back across at the city and serves as the perfect backdrop to any Boston wedding.
I shot with both Niki and Nathan in their rooms while they were getting ready, which was an easy task as they were just a couple of doors down from each other. With Nathan completely ready, we headed outside to wait for Niki so we could capture their “first look” photos together. I wanted to capture the Boston cityscape in the background of the shots together so after getting the first look shots at the front of the hotel, we moved around to the waterfront to incorporate the view into their Hyatt Harborside wedding photos.
Their ceremony was held in the marquee outside the hotel and it was the perfect spot to keep people warm and still experience the views across the harbor. The ceremony included readings from both sides of the family and the chuppah was made from a tablecloth that had been brought to the states by Nathan’s Grandmother, and was very special to them both so it was wonderful to be able to incorporate it into their day. The ceremony was filled with personal touches that helped narrate the story of their relationship, and involved family and friends that were present, as well as remembering loved ones that could not be with them.
When it was time for the party, I don’t know if I’ve seen more dancing at other weddings this year. Right from the beginning, with their surprise first dance choreography, these two were busting out some amazing moves and the rest of the wedding party and guests weren’t far behind. I did manage to drag them away from the dance floor for a last few shots and an outside view across the harbor at night. It was a tad colder by that point, but the shots came out great and it wasn’t long before they were back on the dance floor to party the rest of the night away. Congratulations to you both and here’s to many happy years ahead for you both!
If you are planning your New England wedding day and would like to talk about photography coverage then don’t hesitate to drop me a line, I would love to hear of your plans and see if you think I would be a great fit for you as well. Don’t forget to check out the Facebook page here as well for some more shots as well.
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