Jess and Ivan are fun, cheerful, vibrant people, so it is no surprise that they chose to celebrate their wedding with lots of colors- reds, yellows, greens, pinks, purples. And lots of textures- satin, silk, sparkly stones, dahlias, roses, orchids, bamboo… Plus they wanted to bring their own sense of style and history to their wedding day- an elegant downtown Boston location was the perfect backdrop with stunning views of the city, some special Chinese touches reflecting Ivan’s heritage, all mixed together with a few snippets from their relationship.
For her personal look, Jess chose graceful style. Her dress accentuated her height and included just enough bling to make her feel special.
The sparklies as seen through the veil.
The shoes to match.
The floral was a key component to their day. I love the vivid colors and fresh arrangement of her bouquet.
Ivan holding it- totally cute how it makes him smile.
And Ivan’s boutonniere was a perfect match. (Also note his very distinguished white bow-tie.)
The room decor complimented their personal flowers.
Some floral pieces included bamboo, a touch of the Asian influence on the day.
I absolutely adore couples who share a bit of their relationship with their guests by including personal touches. Ivan and Jess have a special song, “You are My Sunshine.” Certainly not traditional, and definitively sweet. They danced for the first time as husband and wife to that song, and they had the title engraved on the inside of their wedding bands.
Bright, inviting food displays matched perfectly with the floral.
Spring rolls- another way to share a taste of their history.
Dave captured this photo of a piece of artwork on the walls of the Harvard Club. Since they couldn’t bring their beautiful beagle, Noodle, to their wedding, it was nice to have this guy there.
The Chinese tea ceremony was an important part of the day for both families.
As wedding favors, each guest received a pair of beautiful chopsticks.
Loved the way the Harvard Club served up the cake… several chocolate covered strawberries on the side. Yummy.
And one last treat from Jess and Ivan’s beautiful site- what an amazing view of downtown Boston at night!
The Professionals who brought it all together-
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Downtown Harvard Club
Catering: Harvard Club
Wedding cake: Konditor Meister
Floral: Nellie’s Wildflowers
Entertainment: Entertainment Specialists
Officiant: Justice of the Peace Helen Kerivan