Timeless Elegance at the Boston Public Library

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Julia and Gregg married on a lovely summer day at the unparalleled Boston Public Libary.

Heirloom Pictures recently had the pleasure of capturing Julia and Gregg at one of our most favorite locales in Boston; we love the Boston Public Library for many reasons, the least of which is its grand architecture and dramatic scenery. The day began as Julia and her closest girlfriends and family gathered at her parents’ place nearby. The ladies helped Julia with her final preparations for the day and put the finishing touches on before the couple’s First Look.

The couple chose the Grand Staircase as the location for their First Look where they shared in a few quiet moments before their ceremony. The magnificent Courtyard at the BPL is always a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, vows and rings were exchanged in a custom ceremony with a friend of the couple officiating. The celebration moved to cocktail hour followed by the reception in historic Bates Hall.

Filled with the glow of the antique green lamps, the couple chose a classic palette of whites, creams, and greens running down the center of each guest table. Julia and Gregg had been excited to have all of the loved ones in one room celebrating together alongside them – it is clear they were soaking up every moment. They listened to heartfelt toasts, enjoyed exquisite food and danced the night away enjoying every second of this memorable day. Julia and Gregg are looking forward to sharing these highlights with everyone and especially excited to share with Gregg’s grandmother and uncle who were unable to attend. Please enjoy!

Thank you Joshua Behan Photography for their cover photo! – joshuabehan.com

Venue: The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library
Photography – Joshua Behan
Flowers – Lindsay Norris Floral Design
Lighting – Designlights
Cake & Dessert – Oakleaf Cakes
Band – SoHo of Night Shift Entertainment
Ceremony Music – Allison Drenkow from New England Conservatory
Hair – Deb of Studio 9
Makeup – Kacie Corbelle Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist

Quintessential Boston Wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

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Quintessential Boston Wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

One thing was clear when it came to Lisa and Joey’s wedding – they love Boston. After all, it’s the city they fell in love and started their life together in so selecting the perfect locale to celebrate made the Fairmont Copley Plaza an easy decision. We joined these two love birds as they were putting on their finishing touches just before the highly anticipated First Look.

It’s also clear why their First Look was a favorite moment of theirs from the day. Lisa remembered, “having that moment as a couple really solidified the rest of an amazing day.” It always feels like such a privilege to witness this one remarkable and tender moment. And how fun that they got to share it with some passers by!

The ceremony was held at the beautiful Saint Cecilia’s Chapel nearby. Lifelong and heartfelt vows were spoken and Lisa’s brother, Greggory, sang a stunning rendition of Ave Maria. Heading back to the Fairmont, an easy and fun atmosphere was widespread as the reception progressed from cocktails to dinner. The details of the evening matched the newlyweds lighthearted and effortless style. Romantic lighting, lovely lush flowers and of course, no shortage of Boston love everywhere you looked. Capping the festivities was a packed dance floor bursting with folks of all ages celebrating alongside these cuties. Heirloom Pictures is so happy to share with you Lisa and Joey’s wedding day highlights. Thank you for including us in this day- it was indeed a GREAT day. We know they are excited to relive their day again with their nearest dearest.

Thank you Lauren Killian of Person and Killian Photography for the beautiful cover photo.

An Intimate Boston Wedding at Alden Castle

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An Intimate Boston Wedding at Alden Castle

Kaylyn and Jarrid were married on a bright New England day at Alden Castle in Brookline. Getting ready at Hotel Commonwealth was a big part of the day. Kaylyn was excited to have a beautifully decorated private loft with sunlight pouring in as the backdrop for all the ladies to prepare. Jarrids room was filled with Red Sox memorabilia and their first look was just steps away from overlooking Fenway.

The most memorable part of the day was the ceremony. Kaylyn and Jarrid wrote their own sweet vows to each other. The ceremony was also conducted by Kaylyns brother which meant a lot to the couple.

Alden Castle was the perfect romantic setting for Kaylyn and Jarrid to celebrate. With the decor featuring photos of generations of parents and grand parents on their wedding days this set the stage for a gathering that was all about family and friends. Gold and pink hues as well as candle light created a warm and cozy atmosphere that included heartfelt toasts, champagne and delicious foo!

Congratulations Kaylyn and Jarrid on your wedding!

Thank you Katie Noble for the lovely cover photo!

Sweet Summer Wedding at the Four Seasons Boston

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Sweet Summer Wedding at the Four Seasons Boston

Karen and Howie were wed on a beautiful summer day in August at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.

Karen and Howie imagined their day to be comfortable with lots of love and kindness with a natural, easy feel. When they visited the Four Seasons, they fell in love with it’s stunning but unfussy ballroom. Most importantly, though, Karen could perfectly envision her walk down the aisle to her husband to be, Howie. We joined Karen and Howie as they were getting ready for their anticipated First Look. Karen was dressing with her bridesmaids and family with some final touches. Her beautiful wedding gown was complemented with a simple veil and a mixed bouquet of summer flowers. The gentlemen were prepping as well with the groom straightening ties and having plenty of laughs. The First Look took place on the balcony at the Four Season which overlooks the Boston Public Garden. Capturing this tender moment is always precious and these two were no different – we always fight back tears! Their Jewish ceremony took place in the main ballroom under a chuppah that was effortless and dreamy. Karen likes to remember many special moments but her most favorite is when they exchanged their personalized vows with their nearest and dearest watching.

Karen and Howie assembled a top-notch team of design vendors who created a warm, inviting atmosphere that felt very Karen and Howie. Romantic lighting by the experts at Suzanne B Lowell Lighting pin-spotted the lush, full, floral centerpieces by Artistic Blossoms – a timeless design that echoed the easiness and sweetness of this couple. Dinner and toasts made way for desserts and dancing making for an evening of smiles and celebrating! Congratulations again, Karen and Howie! We absolutely loved capturing this day with you and am so excited to share these highlights with their loved ones.

Karen and Howie’s masterful team of vendors includes:

Venue: Four Seasons Boston
Event Planning: ae events
Photographer: Sarah Bastille Photography
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Intermezzo
Makeup: Dani Wagener
Hair: Jana Rago
Flowers: Artistic Blossoms
Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell Lighting
Rentals: Peterson Party Center / Table Toppers
Drapery: Masquerade
Audio: PSAV
Band: Nightshift Entertainment – District 21
Cake: Cakes to Remember

Extra special thanks to Sarah Bastille for her beautiful cover photo!

Sophisticated Summer Wedding at the Four Season’s Boston

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Sophisticated Summer Wedding at the Four Season’s Boston

Mia and Corbin were married on the 16th of July at St. Augustine’s Parish followed by a lovely reception at the Four Season’s Boston.

The July day began with Mia and Corbin getting ready in each of their parent’s homes with their nearest and dearest before heading off to the wedding ceremony. The couple said their ‘I Do’s” at the same church Mia’s parents were married in years before. They were looking forward to so many special moments but one they both remember fondly was the first moments Mia walks down the aisle. Corbin’s wide smile says it all! After the ceremony, the couple headed off to Boston to the Four Season’s to join their guests for celebrating. Donning Decker t-shirts, this fun loving couple created a reception that was both effortless and laid back. A balance of timeless elegance with full summer blossoms and a sophisticated palette. Dinner and desserts made way for dancing and more dancing where the guests enjoyed the night with full hearts and happy memories.

We are so happy to share Mia and Corbin’s highlights; thank you for having Heirloom Pictures capture your day.

Cover Photo Courtesy of Person and Killian Photography

A Chic City Wedding at the State Room in Downtown Boston

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A Chic City Wedding at the State Room in Downtown Boston

Elysa and Keith exchanged vows on June 11, 2016 at the State Room in historic downtown Boston. Surrounded by history & culture, Elysa & Keith wanted to celebrate their marriage in the heart of the city where they met and live. What better location than the quintessential State Room offering sweeping panoramic views of the city they love. Elysa’s spent quality time getting ready with her nearest and dearest in preparation for one of her favorite moments of the day, the first look. She recalls savoring the moments leading up to and during the first look where they enjoyed the first glimpses of each other and a quick private moment. Reminiscing on the day, Keith confessed his most favorite part of the day was Elysa walking down the aisle towards him.

Their love for hosting was evident with a sweet and elegant ceremony blending cultures and families. Intimate candlelight complemented by walls washed in warm light made for a stunningly beautiful reception. Friends and family gathered to toast, celebrate, feast, and of course, dance the night away. They are especially excited to share the highlights with Keith’s Grandmother who was unable to attend the festivities. Truly a good time was had by all. Please enjoy the highlights as much as we did capturing this lovely June day!

Photography – Sweet Monday Photography – sweetmondayphotography.com

A Joyful and Elegant Wedding at The Boston Public Library – Boston, MA

A Joyful and Elegant Wedding at The Boston Public Library – Boston, MA
Simply put, Jennifer and Max’s sweet & romantic Boston Public Library wedding on May 21, 2016, was kismet. Few backdrops can match the magnitude of forever, but the intellectual beauty of this historic location felt simultaneously timeless & warm with an unfussy grandeur. Among the many highlights of the day, Jennifer & Max adored the quiet moments of the first look & vows; their faces say it all. They are especially appreciative of their siblings who officiated the ceremony set in the open air courtyard on a light and breezy May day. When they uttered the words, “We did it!” after the ceremony, you can’t help but smile and know they are a perfect match.
It was easy to feel the love surrounded by friends and family who said time and time again that they were just meant to be. Equally as memorable was the pure joy they had getting down during their first dance setting the tone for a packed dance floor and glorious send off. Enjoy!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Sweet Monday Photography
Venue – The Boston Public Library
Catering – A Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library
Event Planner – Tracy Kelly of Tangorra Wedding Planning
Flowers – Winston Flowers
Special thank you to Erica Clemons of the Catered Affair!