I love a Boston Public Garden Wedding! Stephanie & Nick were originally planning to get married in Maine. They made the decision to have a small Boston ceremony for now and have a bigger celebration later in Maine.
This whole crew got ready for their special day at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel right on the waterfront. It has the Christopher Columbus Park right there as well which was a great spot for their first look and their family portraits! Stephanie and her bridesmaids were drinking mimosas and getting ready when I arrived at the hotel. Stephanie and her mom are super close so she included her as a bridesmaid. How sweet is that? Everyone was having a blast and exchanging gifts including the guys over in their suite. Check out those cool baseball bat cups Nick got for all the guys! And Nick got Stephanie a pink monogramed Mrs. Box! You know I love Mrs. Boxes!
Stephanie & Nick shared their first look in the Christopher Columbus Park. We were able to take some portraits of just the two of them before their families came outside so we could get all the family formals done. It was a chilly October day but the sun was out and everyone was in a great mood. We busted through them so we could get back inside and hide from that waterfront wind. But we were able to get a group shot of everyone, one of many perks to these smaller intimate weddings!
The ceremony took place in the Boston Public Garden, one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Everyone hopped into the giant limo to get over there including me! Art & I helped everybody get into place by the big tree so the ceremony could get started. Stephanie and her dad arrived in a separate limo and started walking toward us all. It’s really amusing to shoot a wedding in a public space when no one knows it’s going to happen. At first strangers just keep walking by, but soon enough people start to notice. By the end of it we had a huge crowd all around us watching. I think it really added to the excitement since they had to scale their wedding back so much. All the “guests” watching might have been strangers but I hope it made their day feel a little more special.
Stephanie wore the perfect dress for twirling which made me so happy when it was time for more portraits. It was so flowy and light! We stayed in the garden area to end the day chasing the sunset, and trying to avoid too many random people getting into shots, haha. We said goodbye as they took off for a small dinner after party, but I’ll be seeing them again soon for their big event! I cannot wait!
Videography: Arthouse Pictures
Officiant: Karla Firestone