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!
The 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