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vendor nod: Winston Flowers | Ritz Carlton Boston Wedding

Did we mention how absolutely lovely the flowers were at Jennie and Rhett's romantic Ritz Carlton Boston wedding? We were bowled over by how elegant, creative, unique, and gorgeous these flowers were! The rich purple palette transformed the space, and when we entered the reception it was like entering another world. The bouquets were a perfect compliment to Jennie's beautiful Ines de Santo gown, and the reception color palette and style were a perfect compliment to Jennie and Rhett's exuberantly romantic celebration. Great job Winston Flowers!

What makes this work fun to photograph:

The flowers' size, shape, and geometry balance the lines of the Ines de Santo gown. We have observed that getting the bouquet size right can be a challenge for many florists! The bouquet has to compliment the line and shape of the bodice and train. It also has to reflect (or enhance) the formality of the occasion and the rest of the wedding party's attire, be comfortable to hold, and of course look beautiful!

The bride's calla lilies are softened by a variety of other complimentary flowers. This is a creative touch that only an experienced florist offers. We love how the swirling petals mirror the fabric rosette on the dress train! And, look at how the bride and groom's flowers are inspired by the soft pink hue of the Ines de Santo gown.

The color palette is bold! Purple! and Blue! Green, and more Purple! Too much purple might look gauche, but the vivid hot colors are tamed into refinement by the cooler purplish-blue buds and the shimmery reflections and distorted views of the room through the tall water-filled cylinders.

The floral selection provides textural intrigue. Some of the individual flowers in these centerpieces would be boring if the whole room were filled with just that one kind of flower, but combined they offer a textural palette that is fascinating to look at.

Clearly, an Artist worked here. The florist has let loose their whimsical and bold artistry, while keeping a refined sensibility. They created a work of art that describes their clients' style and personalities to a tee.

 

 

Jennie & Rhett | Boston Wedding Photography | Ritz Wedding Photography

Enna and I are so excited to be posting Jennie and Rhett's wedding! We met Jennie while Rhett (an Army Ranger Officer) was still in Afghanistan working on reconstruction. He arrived home in Boston just a month before their big day and we met for their engagement session. Their wedding was at the Boston Ritz-Carlton and was full of emotion, love and support from their family and friends. After getting ready they started their day with a first look portrait session and then headed out into the streets and the Commons for photos. Later they were greeted for the ceremony by a bagpiper and entered the reception to a dance floor full of excitement. Jennie and Rhett practically ran into the opening the crowd gave them and immediately got the party rolling. The toasts were super emotional as they honored those who were unable to join them and honored the trust and friendships they have with their wedding party. The Rangers gathered for a toast to "Strength and Honor" and Jennie ruled the dance floor with the ladies, and Rhett was not shy by any means as he spent most of the evening dancing with his bride. Congratulations Jennie and Rhett!!  We are so happy for you and are excited to be sharing your images :)  ~Matt and Enna

Colleen & Conor | Boston Wedding Photography | A Cyclorama Wedding

Enna and I are excited to be posting Colleen and Conor's wedding! Introduced to us through a good friend, these two soul mates have been together since high school. We could feel the excitement and happiness from everyone surrounding them as we walked into the church. The ceremony was held at Phillips Andover where they both attended high school, and the reception was at the Cyclorama in Boston. Colleen's family loves horses - this is putting it lightly folks, I'm not going to write about Colleen's accomplishments as an Equestrian as it will go on and on :)  But their love of horses inspired her mom to surprise her with a horse-drawn carriage to drive her to the chapel. The ceremony was beautifully personal with Colleen's brother officiating and Conor's brother playing a beautiful song. At the very end, instead of just turning and running down the aisle, they spontaneously exchanged lots of hugs and kisses with the wedding party before leaving the altar, it was amazing! Colleen and Conor hired us but had yet to secure a venue, so Enna and I asked them what they were looking for and we were able to suggest the Cyclorama which turned out to be a perfect fit - and luckily available. They loved the big open unique space that they could light up and have nice furniture scattered about for the guest to lounge in. The meal was served "Southern" style with stations and there was no assigned seating. This really contributed to the laid back atmosphere they wanted. The toasts were emotional, followed by the first and parent dances... and then the big guns came out: Colleen and Conor had a special surprise for their siblings. Hidden behind a curtain on the false wall behind the DJ was the band Bear Fight. This is Colleen and Conor's siblings' favorite bar band. Colleen and Conor arranged to end their toasts with a big thank you to their siblings while the curtain opened to reveal the band! Bear Fight immediately kicked the party into high gear! It was an amazing event, pulled together beautifully by event planner Jessica Harris of Alden Blair Events.

Congratulations Colleen and Conor!!! It was really great being there for you!  ~Matt and Enna

alida + brendan... the engagement :)

Alida and Brendan are a joy to work with!  Alida has such great style - and I know you all must agree they are a super cute couple!  We met on a (what good luck) sunny warm day in March and walked around Beacon Hill together.  We can't wait to photograph their wedding at Alida's family home in Cataumet.  It's going to be absolutely lovely!  Thanks Alida and Brendan - we are so happy to be working with you!