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BC Club wedding in Boston | A venue with great views

One of the coolest wedding venues in downtown Boston is the BC Club. Located on the 36th floor of 100 Federal St. in the Financial District, the Boston College Club offers great 360° views of Boston. When I was first contacted by Brian, we hit it off right away when I learned about the sense of adventure he and his soon to be wife had and their love of travel. I had an amazing time working with them for their engagement shoot and knew their wedding would be just as fun. One of my favorite things to do is travel and I was so happy when I saw that every part of the wedding day had a travel element to it. This awesome couple talked about travel in their personalized wedding vows and all of the decor details had a travel vibe.

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A wedding photography review from Kerry and Brian:

“Heather Parker is a talented, fun, artistic photojournalist and we were lucky that she was available for hire on our wedding day. She was able to capture very meaningful and memorable shots but by blending into the crowd without adding ANY undue stress. It was incredible and I am not certain how she was able to accomplish the task.

Brian and I were married in Boston and really wanted a photographer that would fully engage in the most special day of our lives, we searched for the best and found her! Heather travels the world so we instantly had a connection. It felt like she really knew us and captured the love that binds us from this day forward.”

The day started out at the Langham Hotel, one of my favorite hotels to photograph in. Brian and his groomsmen got ready on one level, and nearby I was able to document the finishing touches for Kerry and her girls. Kerry’s dad was welcomed into the bridal suite to see his beautiful daughter all dressed up in her wedding gown. Once everyone was ready, I went with Kerry just across the street from the Langham Hotel to Leventhal Park in Post Office Square. There, she awaited the moment she’d first see Brian on their wedding day. When they locked eyes, there was so much joy. After sharing a few minutes together, they met up with their bridal party to do some creative portraits around Boston. With perfect weather and a carefully planned schedule, we were able to stop at the Harborwalk and Boston Public Library in Copley and we had so much fun! This was a fantastic way for their bridal party and families to get a quick tour of Boston. After touring the city, we headed back to their venue.

BC Club boston wedding photographyThe ceremony was timed perfectly so that they said their vows with the views of the city right at sunset and everything went perfectly thanks to the BC Club’s private events director, Sara. Following the ceremony, guests mingled and took in sights of Boston the 36th floor. In the reception ballroom, personalized details really made the wedding fun for the guests while sitting down eating. The theme throughout the wedding was travel since Brian and Kerry have had the opportunity to travel throughout the world extensively. The menus were on cards that resembled in-flight menus, and the day’s schedule was laid out in a passport style booklet. A globe welcomed guests to tables named after destinations the couple visited.

The reception couldn’t have been any more magical as all the city lights lit up and the famed Citgo sign flashed in the distance. The newlyweds celebrated with their guests who traveled long distances to be with them to celebrate such a special day.

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Every part of the wedding day had a travel element to it. Kerry + Brian talked about travel in their personal vows, they picked readings for the ceremony from different continents and even all of the decor elements had a travel vibe.

Boston Wedding Venues List with links to photos

Here is a comprehensive Boston wedding venues list with links to photos that you may find useful when planning your wedding. The wedding venues list showcases top Boston wedding venues, ceremony and reception sites throughout the Boston and New England area, where I have shot or are scheduled to photograph.

Boston Wedding Venues List

9OFS | 1 Federal St., Boston

This is a brand new 6000 square foot indoor/outdoor space overlooking the financial district of downtown Boston at One Federal St.

Allen Farm Sheep & Wool Co. | Chilmark, MA on Martha’s Vineyard

If you’ve ever considered a destination wedding on a beautiful farm overlooking the ocean, the Allen Farm offers one of the most picturesque settings.

Agricultural Hall | West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard

This spacious century old post and beam structure is surrounded by sprawling hay fields, picket fences, and two iconic rustic barns.

Alden Castle by Longwood Events | Brookline

Located in the legendary Longwood Towers, Alden Castle features two distinctive, and newly renovated event spaces. The Vintage Ballroom and The Modern Room. Each ballroom offers dramatically historical settings that will give your wedding a feel from a bygone era of romance and royalty.

Artists for Humanity EpiCenter | Boston
(capacity 250+)

Artists For Humanity EpiCenter is and ultra-modern LEED Platinum certified building in South Boston. Artists for Humanity is environmentally friendly and uniquely innovative space. Events ranging from intimate dinners for 50 to cocktail receptions for 450 contribute to fund the arts for youth in Boston.

Barn at Gibbet Hill | Groton

The barn at Gibbet hill is a turn of the century barn, stylishly renovated and restored, overlooks rolling hills of conservation land that are home to a farm.

Beach Plum Inn | Menemsha, Martha’s Vineyard

Situated above scenic Menemsha Harbor, Beach Plum Inn is  surrounded by colorful gardens, lush pastures, alpacas and ponies.

Belle Mer | Newport

This elegant venue is located amongst sprawling manicured lawns over looking Narragansett Bay and can hold between 250-520 guests.

Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama | Boston

An historic South End venue located that showcases urban industrial chic with a copper skylight dome atop a round, brick-lined space, the Cyclorama can host from 100 to 875 guests.

Boston College Club aka BC Club | Boston

A hidden gem on the 36th floor atop 100 Federal St. in downtown, this venue has panoramic views of downtown Boston through huge windows and is one of my favorite spaces in Boston.

Boston Harbor Hotel | Boston

The Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf is Boston’s landmark, waterfront hotel located at Rowes Wharf overlooking historic Boston Harbor.

Boston Public Library | Boston
(capacity 300) Whether you love the legendary Bates Hall with adorned with green reading lamps or the classic Abbey Room, this venue is a favorite of many Boston couples as it has a Venetian style outdoor courtyard which serves as the perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail hours.

Bradley Estate | Canton
(capacity 100-150)

Brooksby Farm | Peabody
(wedding featured in The Knot Magazine, capacity 250) (many weddings at Smith Barn, search the blog!)

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center | Cambridge – capacity 150

Captain Flanders House Inn family farm house | Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard

Castle Hill at Crane Estate | Ipswich – 200 seated capacity indoors

Captain R. Flanders House | Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard

Chappaquiddick Beach Club | Chappaquiddick Island / Martha’s Vineyard

A fun, colorful, preppy location on Chappy perfect for a rehearsal dinner or wedding overlooking the ocean, and just a short ferry ride from Edgartown.

Charles River Museum of Industry | Waltham
(capacity 300)

Charles Hotel | Cambridge

Commanders Mansion | Watertown

This brick mansion has a grape arbor for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Indoors, elegantly restored rooms

Dr. Daniel Fisher House | Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel | Boston

One of Boston’s most splendid hotels, this beauty boasts three opulent ballrooms in the heart of Back Bay.

Four Seasons Hotel | Boston

Overlooking the famed Public Garden and Beacon Hill, the Four Seasons is characterized by elegant simplicity and old-world Boston charm and is just across the street from the Boston Public Garden.

Hampshire House | Boston

A classic library feel can be had in this historic mansion above the famous Cheers Restaurant, complete with a working fireplace and wooden paneled walls.

Harvard Faculty Club | Cambridge

Harvard Club of Boston | Boston

Harvard University CRI Rowing Boathouse | Brighton

Hammond Castle | Gloucester

ICA | The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston | Boston

InterContinental Hotel | Boston

Jared Coffin House | Nantucket

Langham Hotel Boston | Boston

Lenox Hotel | Boston

With a soaring domed ceiling, the ballroom at this boutique Back Bay hotel

Le Meridien Hotel | Cambridge

With a sought-after roof garden, this is one of the Boston areas only locations for a rooftop wedding ceremony. The indoor ballroom seats about 180.

Liberty Hotel | Boston – 225 seated capacity

Lyman Estate | Waltham

Mandarin Oriental | Boston

OceanCliff Resort | Newport

Omni Parker House Hotel | Boston

Red Lion Inn 1704 Barn | Cohasset

Rialto at the Charles Hotel | Cambridge

Ritz Carlton Hotel Boston Common | Boston

Seaport Hotel | Boston
(capacity up to 450) This hotel is in the hip Seaport neighborhood of South Boston and has a variety of modern ballrooms to choose from.

Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm | Peabody
(wedding featured in The Knot Magazine, capacity 250) This authentic barn on a working farm is a favorite because of the orchards and authentic, rustic feel.

SpringStep | Medford
(capacity 200)

The State Room | Boston

Taj Boston Hotel | Boston

Located at the corner of the fashionable Arlington and Newbury streets Taj Boston overlooks the charming Public Garden and its ballrooms blend old world grace with contemporary luxury.

Turner Hill | Ipswich

Westin Copley Place Hotel | Boston

White Elephant Hotel | Nantucket

A charming venue with a perfectly manicured lawn, the White Elephant Hotel overlooks the ocean and is a perfect setting for an island destination wedding.

The W Hotel | Downtown Boston

Modern and urban chic are qualities many fashionable couples select this downtown hotel for.

Boston Ceremony Venues / Sites

Emmanuel Church | Boston

First Church in Cambridge | Cambridge

Holy Cross Cathedral | Boston

Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College | Wellesley

King’s Chapel | Boston

Memorial Church at Harvard University | Cambridge

MIT Chapel by Saarinen (W15) | Cambridge

Nantucket Unitarian Church | Nantucket

Old North Church aka Christ Church | Boston

Old South Church | Boston

Ruggles Baptist Church | Boston

St. Cecilia’s | Boston

South Church | Nantucket

St. Leonard’s | North End Boston

Temple B’nai Moshe | Brighton

Temple Sinai | Brookline

Trinity Church | Boston

Wellesley College Chapel | Wellesley

Popular Boston wedding bands for reception music include: Winiker Orchestra, Boston Common BandKahootz, Hush Band, Soho Band, Night Shift Wedding Band, Timmy Maia, Greg Gates, Sultans of Swing, District 21 Band, and Legit Band. These bands have experience performing at most of these Boston wedding venues.

This is just a sampling of Boston wedding venues, reception sites, and ceremony locations. I try to keep this list as current as possible to correspond with locations I have worked or will work.

If you are looking to find out more information, please check out reviews, FAQ, and pricing.

Decor at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston

Although there’s still a few weeks to go until you can tear through the presents on Christmas morning, the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston pulled out all the stops again with delightful holiday decorations. They’ve rolled out the festive decor for the gorgeous lobby and its sure to be a real treat if you stop by. I hope you enjoy these photos!

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In just a few months, I look forward to photographing the first of my 2014 Fairmont weddings in the Grand Ballroom. It’s always a delight!

Information on how to get married at Boston City Hall

Looking for Information on how to get married at Boston City Hall? Many engaged couples wonder the same thing. If you are planning a reception overseas or at a later date, it’s still important to have a look at wedding photographers. After all, just because your vows won’t be in a typical venue you still deserve photos that show your emotions and feelings towards each other when you speak your vows. Too many times, wedding photographers choose to engage in churning out publishable “wedding detail” photos that could surely get pinned and re-pinned and serve as a resource for newly engaged couples planning their wedding. I really, really enjoyed being able to photograph this super cool couple because it was a reminder that I should be able to create meaningful, momentous photos that showcase love and tell a story, no matter how many votive candles are involved. Kasia Gora and Matthieu Couturier met at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They decided they wanted to tie the knot, and were looking through Boston wedding photographers. I was thrilled to be selected to work with them for this very special occasion! Through email and phone correspondence, we hammered out the details and I couldn’t wait to meet them in person. Their ceremony was going to take place one floor above the mayor’s office in what Yahoo! ranks as the world’s ugliest building. I was ready, and I admit, beyond excited. It might be sheepish to share, but I’m a fan of Brutalist architecture and I had never had the opportunity to photograph in the cement fortress. This building may be a blemish that so many people hate, but inside there is so much love. It is a place that thousands of couples have professed their love in.

If you’re looking for more information about how to get married at Boston City Hall then this article will provide you with useful tips.  Wedding ceremonies take place in the Office of the City Clerk Monday through Friday with the exception of Wednesdays between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM and between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM. An important requirement is that you both have to apply in person for a certificate of marriage 3 days before making your appointment for a wedding. If you’re planning your own elopement/small weekday wedding and are looking at wedding photographers, get in touch to learn more about my mid-week elopement sessions in Boston. I would be happy to create a set of documentary style photos for you to treasure.

I loaded up some Modern Lovers on my phone so I could listen to Government Center headed to meet them ready to turn out some incredible images. I passed through the security scanner, and was prepared to conquer fluorescent lights, file cabinets, and stereotypical disgruntled city employees and create beautiful photographs. As wedding photographers, we have the opportunity to photograph countless weddings in luxury hotels, faraway islands, and elegantly transformed rural barns loaded with flowers, but I challenged myself to re-focus on why I am a wedding photographer. The bride and groom were a perfect match. Their parents who were from Poland and France were present for their vows. After they tied the knot, their little dog was outside waiting to greet them. They chose locations that we as wedding photographers have photographed at many times – Beacon Hill and the nearby Public Garden.

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Wellesley College Chapel wedding photos at Houghton

Wellesley College Chapel wedding photos at Houghton – Caleb Wong and Stephanie Chan’s super sweet ceremony was truly unforgettable. From a documentary perspective, this photo encompasses so much of what their wedding day was. There was love, there was friends and family, and there was of course the summer heat. Nearly 500 guests made their way to the massive chapel on the historic campus of Wellesley College. It has got to be one of the most beautiful churches in the Boston area. With the help of Linda from Lemon Drop Team, the ceremony went off without a hitch. Stephanie Chan is a Wellesley alum so it was the perfect setting to get married. Pastor Enoch Liao from Chinatown’s Boston Chinese Evangelical Church officiated the ceremony. I am looking foward to sharing the rest of their wedding photos including some great shots from their traditional Chinese tea ceremony and Chinatown reception. Greg of Beat Train Productions, Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist + Co., and TADA Makeup + Weddings vendor partners that helped make the day flawless.

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If you are looking for information on getting married at the Houghton Chapel at Wellesley, you may call 781-283-2615. The address is 106 Central St. Wellesley, MA 02481.

Boston Harbor Islands Wedding | Regan + Meredith

A Boston Harbor Islands Wedding featuring Regan + Meredith is live on the blog! This amazing couple lives in Chile, so when they were looking for a Boston wedding photographer we only had the chance to talk on the phone rather than meet in person. On the day that Boston broke a 31-year record, I started my morning by me loading up on Gatorade (four bottles), packing a suitcase full of camera gear and finding the harbor ferry at the Black Falcon Cruiseport in Boston’s bustling new Seaport District. Heading out to the Boston Harbor Islands, the water was choppy and the breeze was warm. I could enjoy a commute like this every day! I arrived and headed up to an air-conditioned Adams House where Meredith was getting ready for the day which would mark the start of a new chapter in her life with her soon-to-be husband Regan. Regan comes from New Zealand, but since they first met in Boston while Regan was working on a boat, a Boston Harbor Islands wedding was the perfect destination for them to tie the knot. Under sunny skies and in the company of dear friends and family that traveled from all corners of the globe, this perfectly matched couple would say their vows. Chowder, lobsters, corn on the cob and barbecue were part of what Meredith and Regan offered as a New England summer feast for their guests. After dinner a bonfire, fabulous music, and a once-in-a-lifetime red sun descended west on the Boston skyline. I am looking forward to sharing many more photos from this wedding with you all! Here’s one of my favorites – the best skyline made even better with a silhouette photo of the newlyweds. It was such a dream to photograph!

boston wedding at harbor islands with sky lineThe Boston Harbor Islands is a great setting and beautiful backdrop for weddings. Having your event on the islands combines unique natural beauty with the opportunity to support Boston Harbor Islands national park area. This island was named for the man who established a trading post here in 1626. It was later leased as farmland for many years. The Thompson Island Conference Center offers the air conditioned Adams House for getting ready, and two outdoor venues including a covered reception area and professional catering. There is over 200 acres of beaches, rolling hills, meadows, salt marshes and fields. The island is a short ferry ride from downtown Boston. During your wedding, you and your guests will experience breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline. Whether you’re looking to accommodate around 125 guests or 350, there are two options. The Hollow is an adorable seaside wooden pavilion with barn-like exposed beams, high open eaves and interior lighting that offers spectacular views of the harbor and downtown Boston. With open sides, you will still have an outdoor wedding reception. Alternately, the North Lawn Pavilion can hold two tents for larger weddings. There are wonderful photo opportunities throughout the island. Newlyweds can take a guided tour around the island on a golf cart

Photographer: Heather Parker Photography
Florist: The Plant Bazaar
Entertainment: Beat Train Productions Boston Wedding DJs
Venue: Thompson Island at the Boston Harbor Islands
Hair: Maricruz Hairstyles
Makeup: Claudia Moriel

Trinity Church first look in Boston by writer Whitney Wolf

Not long ago, I photographed the Fairmont Copley Plaza wedding of writer Whitney W. Wolf and her husband Ian. They married at Boston’s iconic Trinity Church and held their reception at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Because Whitney comes from a traditional family and holds certain family and religious traditions close to her heart, I knew she would be one of the best brides to share her ideas on the subject of the new trend of the first look. Whitney W. Wolf is a writer from Newport, RI and Boston, MA who has lived previously in Chicago and until recently, lived in a seaside village just outside of Naples, Italy.

To See or Not to See: A first look doesn’t have to mean the end of tradition.

After the “yes” has been said, the phone calls have been made, and the (many) celebratory cocktails have been consumed, It’s time to get down to the details, one of which includes a decision on to see, or not to see each other prior to the ceremony.

When it came to my wedding, I considered myself traditional – and superstitious – and so it was no surprise that my gut reaction to whether or not we would have a First Look was “No, of course not! Are you crazy?” End of discussion.

A few months later, I was in a wedding party, where the bride did choose to see the groom prior to the ceremony. Much to my surprise – their First Look seemed remarkably sacred, and even traditional, in its own modern way. The First Look didn’t detract from the anticipation and excitement of the day, nor did it seem to serve as an indicator of looming misfortune (as superstition would suggest).

Boston wedding ring bands jewelryOn the contrary, the couple seemed even more relaxed, confident, and connected, by nature of the fact that they had shared this cherished moment prior to the commencement of jubilant chaos that was sure to ensue after “I do.”

The First Look seemed to free the bride and groom to embrace every moment thereafter with ease, unfettered by any angst that can grow while awaiting a moment that, though intended for two, is performed entirely in the “public” eye.

The bride later said that she felt like she and her groom felt an even stronger connection throughout the day by sharing that moment together first, and that doing so also allowed them to take in moments of the ceremony procession that they might not have had we been focused on had they been seeing each other for the first time

Having a First Look prior to the ceremony also created an opportunity for the bride and groom to get their formal wedding party photography done early and while everyone was looking their freshest – in the sweltering August heat. It also meant that they could partake in all the aforementioned jubilant chaos following the ceremony, without the added pressure of squeezing a full-on photo shoot into a short break before cocktail hour – or miss the cocktail hour altogether.

In contrary to a third option – a long break between ceremony and reception – photography beforehand enables a seamless flow from ceremony to cocktail hour – instead of the alternative where the bridal party races from vows at the alter to a shot list of local landmarks, leaving guests to kill time in an unfamiliar location, and uncomfortable shoes, when they’d rather be taking shots of their own… at the reception.

After seeing the astounding success of my friend’s decision I decided to reconsider my own. I played through both scenarios in my head as if strategically plotting a game of chess against two key opponents: emotions, and logistics.

How would I feel if I waited to see my groom for the first time at the end of the aisle – and in front of a hundred people? Would the day feel less special if I met the groom before the ceremony? Emotionally, which route left the most opportunity for anxiety and/or regret?

Whitney W. Wolf with Ian at Trinity Church in Boston
Logistically, how would each scenario affect our timeline and the management of our wedding photographs?

I had originally built an hour into the timeline between ceremony and reception for photography, and for guests to drop off their coats, freshen up, or take a quick breather at the hotel bar.

All our locations were within a block of each other, so an hour was plenty of time to capture the photos we wanted – there was no logistical necessity to cover photos beforehand; but, our wedding was in December and it would be dark by the time we finished the ceremony, so how important was it to us to have some moments captured before the sun went down?

Last but not least, with an eye toward superstition, how likely was it that the act of seeing my groom before the wedding would result in a tragic divorce years down the road?

In a moment of bridal clarity, I summed up all my thoughts, questions, and concerns, by asking myself this: Would I look back on my wedding day and say “Darn, I wish I hadn’t seen him before the ceremony. That was mistake.” Or would I be more likely to look back on the day and say, “It all went by so fast, I wish I could have had just a few more hours to enjoy it, and spent more time with my new husband.”

In my life, I’ve discovered that my deepest regrets stem from the things I haven’t done – not the things I have; after all, you can learn from, laugh at, and grow through mistakes, but you can’t recreate what you didn’t do in the first place.

From that moment on, my mind was made up. We would do a First Look and it wouldn’t be bad luck, nor would we let it detract from the purity and tradition we desired for our matrimonial event.

With timelines tweaked and the photographer consulted, we planned our First Look with the effort and attention we had dedicated to all other aspects of the day.

For location, we decided on a secluded arbor way in the back of the same church where our wedding would take place later that day. The structure of the location enabled my groom to stand there, without risk of seeing me walk over from the hotel, while allowing privacy from the bustling city around us. It was meaningful because it was the church where we would be married; and it was architectural interesting, allowing for the memorable photographic documentation of our moment.

To maintain anticipation and a sense of tradition, we did not stay together the night before the wedding, nor did we communicate with each other on the day of, prior to our First Look. Our goal was that the First Look be as honorable, and as honored, as if it were to happen at the ceremony – we were simply doing it a couple of hours, instead of a couple of minutes, prior to our vows.

We outlined a fail-safe method to arrive at our First Look location without risk of running into each other beforehand. He would leave for the location ten minutes before I did, and my bridesmaids would confirm with his groomsmen that he had left before I set out to meet him.

For those with cumbersome dresses, dirty cities, or fields filled with grass, leaves or anything else that could discolor or damage the dress prior to your ceremony, the reverse is also an option.

Another bride who did a First Look had the groom come to her, enabling the photographer to position the bride and the dress perfectly after which, the groom arrived and their authentic joy at seeing each other was captured flawlessly.

In viewing the photos, it would be impossible to deduce who came to whom, because the emotions and expressions are the same no matter who does the waiting or who does the walking; but if you’re worried about your dress getting dirty, you might be more relaxed if you have your groom come to you.

We did not get each other gifts. Instead, we opted to write letters, creating another opportunity to keep the moment as meaningful and ceremonial as possible. He and I both share a love of written word, and the letters we exchanged served as a special milestone, not only on our wedding day, but also in our relationship. They are keepsakes we will always cherish, and can reread again, and again.

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We chose to exclude the bridal party from our meeting. For the First Look it was only my groom and me, with our photographer inconspicuously capturing us from the sidelines. We asked the bridal party to convene at the hotel, where we met them afterwards to take photographs in alternate locations, but our First Look moment and venue was for us alone. By secluding ourselves, it was every bit as intimate and sacred as we could have dreamed; a brief haven of peace in the midst of an overstimulated day.

Doing a First Look was one of the most impactful decisions I made with regard to the wedding day for a number of reasons. It not only enabled us to get incredible photographs – in daylight, in December, for an evening wedding, but it eliminated the potential angst caused by needing to capture dozens of photos in multiple locations during the time between ceremony and reception, thus creating an interval of space for us to regroup, catch our breath, and arrive relaxed and on time to greet our guests, and partake in all the merriment of our cocktail hour.

Most importantly however, the First Look blessed us with one more cherished moment on our wedding day, and enabled us to maximize the time we got to spend with each other, without compromising the anticipation, excitement, or tradition we desired.

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The end result of debunking superstition and reconsidering tradition:

Two extra hours together.

Hundreds of incredible photos.

And zero regrets.

Trinity Church wedding BostonHere are a few of the great wedding photos Whitney and Ian were able to have during their winter wedding before the sun set, because of choosing to have a First Look.

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Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center weddings

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center weddings are some of my all time favorites. I recently had the honor of photographing Elizabeth and Andrew’s big day. We couldn’t have had more perfect weather! It worked out lovely for their outdoor ceremony. The ceremony was held at Centanni Park with their reception held at the adjacent Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center. I’ve got to say, they have great taste in wedding venues! If you never attended a wedding at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, you might be interested to learn that the center is home to an amazing and extraordinary theater with ornate Victorian details throughout. From start to finish, their day was filled with joy and laughter. Some of the amazing team members for this spectacular wedding included Laurel Events, wedding officiant Ellie Jackson of Boston Ceremonies, Blooms of Hope wedding flowers, East Coast Grill catering, Nick of Beat Train Productions, Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist + Co., and TADA Makeup + Weddings and Veracious Productions. This was a total dream team if I do say so myself!  I know you’ll adore the rest of the shots as much as I do!

outdoor ceremony at Cambridge Multicultural Arts CenterLocation: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center 41 Second St. Cambridge, MA (617) 577-1400

Boston Wedding Alden Castle Photos and Info

Sara and Paul hired me many moons ago to photograph their wedding at Alden Castle. They are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and that made their wedding even sweeter. I had an absolute blast photographing their engagement shoot in the rain nearly two years ago, and wasn’t sure what was in store for their April wedding. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for their super cool couple to celebrate such a special day. They got married at a church in Paul’s hometown and after the ceremony, we took a classic car to the Larz Anderson Park in Brookline for photos. The folks at Alden Castle had the space looking absolutely beautiful for when everybody arrived. Their cocktail hour had live music from C-Zone and the castle’s newly renovated Vintage Ballroom was decked out in Sara’s favorite color: pink! The Vintage Ballroom is a favorite of many couples because of its boasts royal Tudor architecture and captivates with silk champagne draperies and dramatic windows.  The space seats 250 for dinner. One of my favorite features of Alden Castle is the separate lounge that has a balcony overlooking the ballroom flanked with ecru Becara chandeliers. Here are some of my personal favorites from Sara and Paul’s unforgettable wedding.

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Wedding Photography: Heather Parker Photography
Gown: Kleinfeld New York
Wedding DJ: C-Zone Entertainment
Live Percussion: C-Zone Entertainment
Uplighting: C-Zone Entertainment
Wedding Ceremony: First Congregational Church
Wedding Reception: Alden Castle of Longwood Events
Videography: Timothy Balkland Video