Megan & Nate were married on a sunny July day in their neighborhood of Charlestown. Megan got ready at a hotel on the harbor, while Nate was nearby at their condo – then we all met on a pier near the Charlestown bridge for their First Look, surrounded by boats and a view of the city! We love how Megan & Nate planned for their wedding day to be really immersed in the neighborhood they know and love so much, and their intention was to have all of us and their guests walk the streets from one destination to another. So that’s exactly what we did! After the First Look, we grabbed the bridal party and made our way through the streets of Charlestown, stopping at Training Field, the Bunker Hill Monument and some of those classic tiny streets with Boston peeking up in the background. It is such a gorgeous neighborhood, we really couldn’t imagine a better place for photos! And when we were finished, we walked 5 minutes down the street to the church where Megan & Nate’s family and friends were waiting to watch them exchange vows. Once they said I Do, everyone poured out of the church and onto the street to walk along the water, through Charlestown Navy Yard and finally to the reception, which was outside at Pier 6 restaurant. The reception had a casual, cocktail vibe with amazing views of the city. Megan & Nate arrived to greet their friends, before sneaking off to the end of the pier for a quick private champagne toast and a practice run of their first dance, just as the sun was setting over the city. Everything about their day was so beautiful and unique, and so personal to them – we loved it and were so happy to be there!
We started out our session with Amanda & Artie by taking a little walk with their pups, who were pretty excited to be out seeing so many other dogs and people! They cooperated for just as long as we needed them though, getting some nice photos for Mom & Dad 🙂 After we finished up with the dogs, we made our way around Castle Island and these two laughed the whole way – Artie was really good at whispering funny little things to Amanda, and pretty much kept us all entertained. They even gave us a little sneak peek of the dance they’ve been practicing for the wedding, and if they can do it that well on the beach, we can’t wait to see it on the big day! Which is actually only a few weeks away – see you guys again so soon!
Thanks and congrats to Amanda & Artie!
After spending Saturday morning with Tram & Justin for their tea ceremony, we were excited to get to the big wedding day on Sunday! Justin and the guys showed up at the Villa ready to go, while Tram and the girls got dressed in the bridal suite and had a quick toast. We snuck outside for a few photos before the ceremony, which was held on the lawn – rain threatened up until the last minute, but Tram & Justin decided to take their chances and keep it outside, and it turned out perfect! After the I Dos, the bridal party joined us for photos, and the sun started to peek out just enough to make Tram & Justin glow. Once we were all finished up, we headed inside where the bride and groom were introduced and had their first dance as husband and wife. After toasts and their dances with their Mom and Dad, we grabbed Tram & Justin to head out to the old bridge for a few quiet photos. It had started to drizzle a little, so we pulled out the umbrella and also had Tram & Justin do another, private first dance. It was so pretty and romantic – sometimes it’s nice to take a few minutes away from the party before things really get going and it all flies by! Once we headed back in, the dance floor was full and Tram & Justin joined their friends and family to finish off their weekend celebration. We loved being a part of everything from their tea ceremony to their wedding day!
Thanks and congrats to Tram & Justin!
Tram & Justin held a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony the day before their wedding in July, kicking off two full days of festivities with their families! We have never been a part of a tea ceremony before, so we were so excited to photograph it. We arrived to Tram’s parents’ house early that morning, where everyone was already dressed in the most gorgeous, colorful traditional garments. The bride, along with her family and bridesmaids were in the house, as Justin and his groomsmen and family arrived. As the ceremony began, Tram was hidden away in her bedroom, as the bridesmaids met the groomsmen outside to receive the gifts – then they were all carried inside, where the introductions began. Tram’s uncle was the MC, and introduced the bride’s side of the family, followed by Justin’s father introducing his side – then it was time for Tram’s mom to retrieve her from the bedroom, and bring her out to her groom! Tram & Justin then offered tea to every member of their family, and received gifts in exchange. Afterwards, the family was treated to a Vietnamese feast prepared by Tram’s grandmother, and we headed outside for some photos. It was a great way to start off the weekend, and we always love seeing the way different cultures and families celebrate. We continued the festivities the next day, so stay tuned for part two coming up next!
Caroline & Ryan were married on a hot, sunny day at the beginning of July. We started our day with them at the Red Lion Inn, where they got ready and would have their reception later that evening. As Caroline and the girls were having their hair and makeup done, her gift from Ryan arrived, and it was one of the most thoughtful and elaborate wedding day gifts we’ve ever seen. There was new jewelry, family heirloom jewelry, a framed map of their journey, which began in Ireland and led them to their wedding day here in Boston, among other things – along with a card and a letter, which threatened to ruin Caroline’s makeup. Ryan nailed it. Caroline didn’t do too shabby herself, sending Ryan a guitar – these two started the day on a high note! Once they were ready to go, we headed outside for their First Look and some photos before making our way to the ceremony at St. Anthony’s in Cohasset. After the I Dos, the newlyweds exited the church surrounded by bubbles before we headed over to Cohasset Harbor for a few more photos before the party began! Back at the Red Lion, the barn was decked out in white flowers with plenty of greens, while the cocktail hour featured Irish music and Guinness! Ryan is from Ireland, where he and Caroline met when she was living abroad, and their Irish roots were woven throughout all the details of the day. After cocktail hour, Caroline & Ryan were introduced for the first time as Mr. & Mrs., leading right into their first dance. The party took off from there, and the band helped keep the dance floor going all night! Since we were approaching the 4th of July, Caroline & Ryan ended the night by exiting the barn surrounded by their friends, family & sparklers! It was a beautiful day, and we wish Caroline & Ryan a lifetime of happiness filled with trips to Ireland!
Thanks and congrats to Caroline & Ryan! Slainte!