Jeanne and Tim | A Peabody Essex Museum Wedding

With every couple we meet and photograph there is always one thing that stands out about them more than anything else. With Jeanne and Tim that moment came just moments before we ever made our shutters click, when we met for their engagement session and I asked them what they wanted in their engagement photos. Did they want to be romantic? Sexy? Crazy? They said they wanted to be happy. Awesome. I love that. For me this is the single word that describes them best: Happy. Jeanne and Tim celebrated their wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum, and they enjoyed the beautiful summer day as we visited a few private estates for portraits before heading to the PEM to dance the night away. The disco cover band Booty Vortex totally rocked the house! Often times we are asked to document the wedding for photographers and folks always comment "No pressure eh?" (OK, maybe they don't say "eh") But it's actually a real treat to have such an honor and I mention this not because Jeanne or Tim are photographers, but because Tim is a former documentary film maker who won a student Emmy and several awards for his work! And so now the question is, who filmed their wedding? The one and only Whit Wales! We love working with Whit and you should click here to see his same day edit of their wedding. We also had the pleasure of meeting florist Peter Barter who is an amazing guy with a heart of gold and Jeanne and Tim absolutely loved him!

We loved how easy going these two were and the details Tim thought of (notice the book he's reading). One of the gifts he gave Jeanne was a book full of engagement photos from their e-session with us along with a poem for each image. Towards the end of the evening they opened an ice cream sundae bar which was a perfect way for the guests to cool off and refresh on a hot summer night of dancing. Jeanne and Tim even had "Mr. and Mrs." aprons that they wore to scoop ice cream for their guests.

It was a great day and we loved seeing these two so happy together! We hope you had an amazing trip to Moracco for your honeymoon! Congratulations Jeanne and Tim!  ~Matt and Enna

Meaghan & Matt | a copley fairmont plaza wedding

We recently photographed Meaghan and Matt's gorgeous wedding at the Boston Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Everyone present was full of joy all day long, and I don't think there was a single moment when Meaghan did not have that big smile on her face. As you saw in the sneek peak photo in the previous post, they had the creative team of Unique Weddings by Alexis to help plan the day and take care of all the logistics on the day of. With that kind of support how can you not smile?! Meaghan and Matt met in high school here in Massachusetts and starting dating when they were sophomores. Their story began when Matt called about 15 families with the same last name as Meaghan's until he reached her so he could ask her out on a date! They went separate ways for college but kept in touch and picked up their relationship right where they left off as soon as they graduated. They moved in together in a beautiful neighborhood of Charlestown and shortly after settling in they became parishioners at St. Mary's in Charlestown. They decided to have a Boston themed wedding and exchanged their vows at their church, and even invited their own pastor to give the wedding mass. For the reception they wanted elegance, and they knew right where to find it - The Fairmont Copley Plaza - and here's the kicker, almost exactly 10 years ago to the day, they danced in the same ballroom for their senior prom. How cool is that?! Meaghan told us that on the night of their prom they confessed to each other how much they were in love, and that moment from 10 years ago was on their minds as they celebrated their marriage with a first dance on the same dance floor.

Matt sang his heart out with the band to one of his favorite Springsteen songs, Glory Days, and to Matt's great surprise, RC Uplighting set off a confetti bomb over the crowd as Matt was jumping off the stage at the end of the song!

It was an awesome day. And now we are excited to be sharing their images with them and you. We hope you like them and leave some love in the blog post comments below.

Congratulations Meaghan and Matt!   ~Matt & Enna

Here is the list of amazing talent that all came together to pull off such a wedding. It was such a treat to work them all!

Event planner: Unique Weddings by Alexis

Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza

Church: St. Mary's

Video: Artistic Wedding Video Group

Band: Kahootz

Florist: Bella Floral Design

Makeup and hair: Lynne Avallone Makeup Collection

Cake: Cakes to Remember

Lighting: RC Uplighting





talia + jon: part ii... the details of their new hampshire mountain wedding

Matt and I fell in love with Talia and Jon when we met them... they are a super fun couple, plus we have a lot in common!  Jon and I each grew up in Oregon (with sort of "out there" but not-quite-hippie parents), and Jon is one of the few people I've met in New England who has heard of and visited my original home town, Halfway, Oregon.  In fact, after our very first meeting, even before they decided to hire us, Jon sent me his snapshots of his most recent visit to Halfway.  His pictures are so beautiful that I have to share (and if anyone is wondering why I've never QUITE settled into city life, this might explain things just a wee bit): JonHalfway1JonHalfway3JonHalfway4

So isn't it fitting that this is the location they chose for their beautiful *and rainy* wedding in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire:

At the end of their ceremony (after they smooched), Talia and Jon surprised their guests with a symbolic gesture that is intended to represent how they must work together - pulling but never pushing - for a successful marriage.  Okay, it was more than a gesture, it was really hard work!  They sawed the end off this log together with such joy, vim, and vigor!  Everyone cheered them on as they sawed, the sky opened up and the rain shifted from light drizzle to a downpour, and there was a collective whoop of joy when the end of the log finally fell to the ground, and Talia and Jon clasped hands and made a dash through the rain to shelter.  This is definitely one of my favorite things I have ever seen at a wedding!

Is this not one of the cutest wedding party members you have ever seen???

Kudos to Talia for choosing comfy AND cute shoes for her wedding day!

And those birch tree centerpieces... well that gets back to everything we have in common with Talia and Jon.  Matt and I used birch tree and rock centerpieces at our wedding too!  Such good taste these two have...

The baker made a cute kayaking pair for the top of the cake, and guests signed a hand-pieced quilt.

See more of Talia and Jon in our blog posts of their engagement, and wedding part 1.

Nicole + Dominick's Wedding... Serving Up Some Details!

GrazierPhoto_Lio07LioCollage2 We got to work with some of our VERY favorite vendors at Nicole and Dominick's Bristol, Rhode Island wedding:

Fabulous wedding day makeup(below left): Joya Beauty

Hair (below center):  Hair That Moves

Romantic and fun documentary video production (below right):  Fairytale Productions


Wedding Planner Design:  Simply Inviting Weddings

Tent Design, Furniture, and Lighting:  Exquisite Events of Newport

Yummy AND beautiful catering:  Fine Catering by Russell Morin

Creator of the super yummy custom cocktail "Popasquash Fizz": The Cocktail Guru

Rockin wedding band that Brought. The. House. Down. :  Sultans of Swing

Lovely and creative flowers:  Florist Studio 539

Gorgeous wedding gown:  Reem Acra

Super cute bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff

Nicole's stellar sparkly shoes:  J. Crew

Delicious custom baked and decorated cookies were created by the bride's sister... and oh my gosh they were some of the most amazing cookies we have ever tasted!:  One Girl Cookies

Cupcakes: Russell Morin Catering BTW, I've finally been converted... I used to not like cupcakes at weddings, but Nicole and Dominick and a few other recent clients have convinced me that they are definitely a yummy AND beautiful alternative to the traditional wedding cake... the key is to mix up the flavors (after all you are ordering dozens of individual servings of cake, why not mix up the flavors?), and to not feel like you have to follow wedding cake "rules" with regards to presentation and decoration.

Reception Site:  Harbor Oaks Estate