Amanda & Ed at the Copley Plaza

A few more from Amanda and Ed’s classic Boston wedding. After we left the Old South Church, I ventured with Amanda and Ed to the Public Garden for portraits.

Amanda and I had talked a bit about what she liked in portraits, and one of the things we wanted to capture was intimacy in the midst of busy-ness. Usually on the bridge in the Public Garden this is an easy task, because there are tons of people around. On this particular Sunday afternoon, it was actually a challenge to get people in our photo, and then to encourage them to keep walking. They were all so nice and respectful, not wanting to interrupt their session. Oh, the irony. Patience, however, paid off, as we captured this moment.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception-public gardens portrait on the bridge

Not having too many people also had it’s benefits.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- public gardens portrait on the bridge

We could go anywhere without worrying about them. And were even able to capture a bit of fall, though in general the trees hadn’t started to turn.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- public gardens portraits with a bit of fall color

You may recall we took a cab to the gardens. Amanda carefully gets out.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- bride carefully getting out of the taxi

Back at the Copley Plaza, we took a few more portraits. Love the lines of the staircase.

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Introductions, right into their first dance.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- bride and groom's first dance

Such a sweet moment when Ed dances with his mum (mum because he’s from England).

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- groom dancing with his mom

The toasts were fantastic. Ed’s step-dad and best man went first. He was hilarious.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- groom's step dad and best man gives a toast

Amanda’s dad had his turn as well. Of course, he shared one or two embarassing stories.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- brides dad gives a toast and embarasses her a bit

Loving the autumn colors infused into their cake.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- wedding cake with red, orange, gold roses and gold decorations on the side

Another super special tradition. Amanda’s sorority sisters from Duke, sang her a song and passed around a candle in her honor.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- bride's sorority sisters from Duke sing to her and pass a flame around in her honor

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- during sorority song

Then the party really got underway. This crew knew how to have a good time.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- guests dancing

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- guests dancing

One last treat from their celebration.

fairmont-copley-plaza-wedding-reception- bride and groom dance among their friends

Many congrats to Amand and Ed. Such an all around amazing day. So many people to thank for helping make it perfect.

Getting ready and reception venue: Alice Fay from the Fairmont Copley Plaza
Ceremony venue: Helen McCrady from the Old South Church
Officiant: Cal Grenzel from the Old South Church
Cake: Ellen from Cakes to Remember
Floral Designer: Rob Galeski from Twig
Lighting Design: Paul from Boston Uplights
DJ: Greg from 5 Star Events
Cocktail hour musicians: Felice from Gilded Harps
Calligraphy: Katrin from Calligraphy Katrina and Maison du Papier
Gown Designer: Lazaro dress from Christinas Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Saison Boutique
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Mens Wearhouse
Hair: Erik from Will Charles Salon
Make-up: Dani Wagener from Dani Wagener Studios

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