When last I wrote about Jess and Dan’s wedding day, I shared the getting ready, a few portraits, and a teaser for the ceremony. If you haven’t checked those out, here’s a teaser from the portraits. A quick note about this image. This was Jess’ inspired idea. We loved it and so we all made the walk to Harvard Square from the Charles River. So glad we did.


And now for the rest of the good stuff. The ceremony and reception. Dan gazing at Jess.

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And what a kiss! Check out how all the guests are cheering them on.

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Right into their first dance. Literally. I mean they walked 2 steps and started dancing. How sweet is that.

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A moment in time from the dance.

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Observing it all.

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Since it was an intimate wedding, every single person had a special connection to our couple. This made for some wonderful moments. Jess and a friend admiring each other’s fashion choices.

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The guests also knew each other, for the most part, so they all really enjoyed catching up as well.

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Oh, and we were told that Dan would only be on the dance floor once, during his first dance. "Dan doesn’t dance," we were informed. Well, you can imagine how surprised everyone was when they were able to drag him onto the dance floor. And I would venture to say he enjoyed himself. Loving how he is surrounded by the ladies.

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And another one, just to prove it wasn’t short lived, our groom kicking up his heels with his bride. Nice moves, you two!

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What a night! Huge thanks to Jess and Dan for including us in your intimate wedding. It was such a joy celebrating with you and your guests.

Many thanks to all of the professionals who helped make their wedding amazing:
Getting ready venue: the staff of The Charles Hotel
Ceremony and reception site: Annie Sarkis from the Rialto Restaurant
Planner, caterer and cake: Annie Sarkis from Rialto
Floral design: Hiroko Takeshita of Hanaya Floral Design
Invitations and save the dates: Paper Source

Hair: Jessica Diop from Aquinn Hair Studio
Gown designer: Amsale
Bridesmaids dresses: Amsale
Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsman suit: Joseph Abboud

Can’t get enough? Me neither. Check out more from Jess and Dan’s engagement session, sneak peek, and slideshow.