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Ali and Jared- Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding Part 2

This second half of Ali and Jared’s wedding is brought you by the word: Style. These kids are oozing it. And they were game for some really fun photos, like the Vanity Fair inspired wedding party portrait and the Board Room groomsmen photo. And at the end of the night when Ali changed into her dancing dress and shoes, we had a little mini-portrait session with our couple. So fun.

The thing is that even with all these glamor/style/editorial images the night was still so full of amazing family-friend-couple moments. So of course, I am including those too. This one was such a good mix of style and substance, with a dash of silly.

Congrats once again to Ali and Jared and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza / Reception Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza / Officiant: Rabbi Keith Stern / Photography: Allegro Photography / Cinematography: Black Tie Video and Films / Flowers: Lotus Floral Events/ Lighting design: Boston Event Lighting / Band: Splash! / Hair: Marisa Alvarez of Salon Capri / Make-up: Dani Wagener/ Dress: Rivini / Groom’s Tuxedo: Vera Wang Black / Cake: Cakes to Remember / Invitations: Ivy’s Invitations

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Ali and Jared- Copley Plaza Wedding

Oh boy. Are you in for a treat?! I haven’t looked at Ali and Jared’s wedding in a bit and going back I had all the feels all over again. Their wedding was absolutely beautiful- inside and out- can I say that about a wedding? Well I just did and it is so true. The connection between Ali and Jared and their family and friends is just the best- they clearly enjoy each other and have fun together and laugh a lot. There are just so many entertaining characters in this crew. And then all of the details Ali and Jared selected for their wedding are absolutely beautiful, from the classic Fairmont Copley Plaza to her modern wedding dress to the florals to the special socks and shoes.

Congrats once again to Ali and Jared and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza / Reception Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza / Officiant: Rabbi Keith Stern / Photography: Allegro Photography / Cinematography: Black Tie Video and Films / Flowers: Lotus Floral Events/ Lighting design: Boston Event Lighting / Band: Splash! / Hair: Marisa Alvarez of Salon Capri / Make-up: Dani Wagener/ Dress: Rivini / Groom’s Tuxedo: Vera Wang Black / Cake: Cakes to Remember / Invitations: Ivy’s Invitations

And now the imagery deliciousness….

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Melinda and Kara- Crane Estate Wedding

Love is one of those things. You know it when you see it. And when two people who belong together find each other and have a celebration of their union. You feel it; it radiates throughout the day. This is so true for Melinda and Kara.

They were joyous, glowing brides who celebrated with their loved ones in one of the most beautiful locations on Boston’s north shore, The Crane Estate at Castle Hill. They worked with Deb Goldman, their officiant, to create a ceremony that reflected their personalities and their backgrounds. The floral arch celebrated their separate paths coming together. And even the way they seated guests, allowing for two aisles so they could walk down simultaneously, spoke to their partnership and love. It was their smiles, the laughter of their friends and family, and the little touches all coming together that made the day so completely perfect.

Congrats to Melinda and Kara and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:
Coordinator: Courtney Lampman / Officiant/Celebrant: Deb Goldberg / Transportation: Webb Trans / Venue: Castle Hill at The Crane Estate / Hair & Make-up: To Make Beautiful / DJ/Uplighting/Trio: C-Zone Entertainment / Photographer: Allegro Photography / Videographer: Generations Cinemastories / Florist: Roses & Thistle / Tent/Chairs: Seacoast Tent Rentals

And now for the good stuff….

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Evan and Andrew- Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding

On a picture-perfect day, Evan and Andrew celebrated their wedding. And the weather was just the icing on the cake. The day was beautiful in every way. Evan’s laughter with her friends before the ceremony; the groomsmen all trying to figure out how to tie the bowties; the dress, the shoes, the flowers and Evan’s amazing smile; the warmth of the ceremony itself; even the unexpected, but necessary, stop at Brooks Brothers to pick up one more bowtie before the ceremony.  Everything was personal, loving perfection.

Just take a look for yourself….

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Congrats to Evan and Andrew and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena Parish / Reception Location: Boston Harbor Hotel / Photography: Allegro Photography / Flowers: Nature’s Design Studio/ Hair & Make-up: Nurture Salon and Spa / Gown Designer: Tara Keely at Madeleine’s Daughter / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: L’Elite Boston / Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers / Bow Ties: Collared Greens / Band: Sweet Tooth and The Sugar Babies / Transportation: Carey Transportation / Save the Dates and Invitations: Celebrations Etc. / Bridesmaids Jewelry: Jojo Loves You / Wedding Rings: E.B. Horn Jewelers

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Alyssa and Sipho- Liberty Hotel Wedding Inspiration


It was all of the little touches mixed with the Wow! factor created by Jeri solomon Floral Design, brought together by the team at Tangorra Wedding Planning that made everything seem seamless for Alyssa and Sipho’s wedding. With textured white flowers, white draping and linens, and purple uplights, the ballroom felt like a beautiful winter evening. The signage throughout the day brought the guests into the event. And there was their dog. Who couldn’t love that face? It just makes everything perfect.

Congrats to Alyssa and Sipho and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: Liberty Hotel / Reception Location: Liberty Hotel / Photography: Allegro Photography / Cinematography: Precious Moments / Flowers: Jeri Solomon Floral Design/ Lighting design: URE Events / Ceremony music: URE Events/ Event Design: Tangorra Wedding Planning/ DJ: URE Events/ Hair & Make-up: Special Event Beauty/ Photobooth: Peekaboo Photobooth

Here’s how it all came together….

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Craig and Michael- New England Aquarium Wedding

Finally! That’s the word I heard most on the day of Craig and Michael’s wedding, from them, from their family, from their guests. Because after 21 years as a couple, it was really more of a formality and a celebration of their already beautiful and loving partnership. And this was a celebration for the ages!

Craig and Michael are warm, hilarious, fun, welcoming, engaging. They blended their two cultures- Craig’s Scandinavian/Christianity and Michael’s Judaism- to create a very personal ceremony lead by one of their dearest friends. Following this, guests enjoyed cocktails around the aquarium and then a dinner and dance party under a perfectly designed tent.

There are so many favorite moments from this day, but probably my favorite image is actually two images. The first I captured of Craig and Michael at the spot where they first met. The two are snuggling into each other so sweetly. The second was actually of two penguins at the Aquarium in the same position. Together they make me giggle, especially as their graphic theme for their wedding was penguins.

Congrats to Craig and Michael and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: New England Aquarium / Reception Location: New England Aquarium/ Planner: EFD Creative / Photography: Allegro Photography / Caterer: New England Aquarium / Flowers: Orly Khon Floral / Cake: Cakes to Remember / Ceremony Music: Intermezzo Chamber Players / Lighting Design: Groove Events /Band/DJ: Groove Events / Transportation/Limo: Rockstar Limo / Invitations: Invitations & Company / Save the Dates & Program: Invitations & Company/ Draping & Chandeliers: DesignLight / Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy the first part of the day

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Liz and B.J.- State Room Wedding

Liz and B.J. found each other via the water. Both competitive swimmers. And when water is such an integral part of your life, it also becomes an element of your relationship and ultimately your wedding. So it is perfectly fitting that they got ready for their day at the Intercontinental Hotel with views of the Boston Bay and selected the State Room’s Great Hall with views of city and the water for their reception. We ultimately chose to do their first look behind the hotel, along a dock leading to the water. Though friends and family were above looking on, it felt isolated. It felt calming. It felt right. The perfect start to the next chapter of their lives together.

Congrats to Liz and BJ and many thanks to all the professionals who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Victories Church / Reception Location: The Stateroom / Photography: Allegro Photography / Flowers: Lotus Floral Events/ Wedding Planner: Janie Haas Events

Enjoy their wedding with a glimpse of all the different pieces- the getting ready, the first look, the ceremony, and their super fun party!

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Our Lady of Victories Church formal portrait of wedding party- something different

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Kristin and Tim- Willowdale Wedding


We first met Kristin at one of our favorite weddings, that of Andrea and Eric. She was one of the bridesmaids who sang her toast to Andrea during dinner. It was amazing!!! So when it came time for her to tie the knot, we already knew we were in for really good times. From their engagement session to their wedding celebration, Kristin and Tim found so many ways to share their love of each other and their love of the outdoors.

Choosing a winter wedding in New England for many would be a daunting option. For Kristin and Tim it was perfect. These two skiers couldn’t have had it any other way. And of course, we were all hoping that the weather would cooperate with just enough snow to be beautiful, but not dangerous. Thank you, New England Weather, for accommodating this time!

Congrats to Kristin and Tim and many thank you’s to all the people who made their day so special:
Ceremony Location: First Church in Wenham / Reception Location: Willowdale Estate/ Photography: Allegro Photography / Cinematography: Nedd Media / Flowers: Karla Cassidy Designs/ Hair: Axle Color Studio / Ceremony Music: C-Zone Entertainment / Band/DJ: C-Zone Entertainment / Invitations: Over the Rainbows / Save the Dates & Program: Willow and Sass / Cake Design: Silvercloud Cakes

And now for the exuberant joy, the rustic beauty, and the winter warmth, Part 1….

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Sophie + Mehmet: Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding

Blending cultures and families in an intimate gathering. Sophie and Mehmet focused on the special traditions of each of their families- hers Chinese and his Turkish. The incorporated the Chinese Tea Ceremony complete with traditional clothing as well as Turkish music complete with lively dancing. They brought together their ideas of what a perfect ceremony and celebration would be and created many of the elements themselves, and the DIY element worked perfectly for them. Their goal was a beautiful day that spoke to who they were as a couple. They were spot on.

So we begin with part 1….

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bride and groom at the BPL- A Catered Affair - photo by Allegro Photography

Couple Portraits at the Boston Public Library - photo by Allegro Photography

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Congrats to Sophie and Mehmet and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:

Ceremony and Reception: Fairmont Hotel Copley Plaza | Hair and Make-up: I do Wedding| Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss| Cake: Cakes to Remember | Lighting Design: Boston Sound and Light | Transportation: Boston Limo Service | Invitations: Paperless Post | Rentals: Boston Rustic Wedding Rental

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Donna + Dan: Museum of Science Wedding

Working with Donna and Dan was a blast from the initial meeting to their engagement session in Charlestown to the rehearsal dinner and, at last, the big day itself. Donna has a laugh and smile that is absolutely infectious and Dan has a warm easy way about himself. Though I knew Donna and Dan pretty well by their wedding weekend, the toasts of friends and family both nights were such fun and full of enlightening stories. These two have just the right chemistry – yes, that’s an awful pun based on the Museum of Science backdrop for the wedding reception and, no, I am not sorry  :) – to endear themselves to everyone they meet.

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Congrats to Donna and Dan and many thank yous to all the people who made their day so special:

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s – St. Catherine of Siena Parish / Ceremony Musician: Daniel Sauceda of St. Mary’s / Cocktail & Reception Musician: First Class Band / Florist: Jeri Solomon Floral Designs / Lighting: SociaLight / Rental Company: Be Our Guest/ Transportation-Guests: Black Tie Limo / Transportation-Bridal Party: Old Town Trolley / Reception Location: Museum of Science / Planner: EFD Creative / Photography: Allegro Photography / Caterer: Wolfgang Puck / Makeup: Ciao Bella / Hair: Fringe Salon / Photobooth: Photobooth Favors / Favors: Cookie Creatives

 

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