Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston Wedding :: Angela + Brendan

Saturday, October 1, 2016

It's the weekend! What are you up to? Why not take a break from your plans and check out Angela & Brendan's wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston?

But I'm getting ahead of myself, let's backtrack to Angela's parent's home and some wedding details. Hello Louboutins! 

Angela was helped into her wedding dress by her mother Enza and sisters Anna & Monica. 

Angela had a surprise gift for her father, a picture of the two of the dancing at her first confirmation:

Angela's father was really overcome:

Angela leaving her parent's home to head to the Fairmont Copley: 

Meanwhile Audrey was hanging out with Brendan and the groomsmen: 

As Angela walked down the aisle, Brendan's smile got wider and wider. The ceremony was beautifully officiated by Brendan's Uncle Jimmy. 

We made our way to the Public Gardens to take formal pictures (if you're planning to do all of the family pictures, wedding party pictures and pictures of the two of you during cocktail hour, it can be a really wise idea to extend cocktail hour to 90 minutes).

Loved the sparkly dresses on Angela's bridesmaids (Bride & Belle) and the pretty bouquets (Spruce Floral): 

Happy newlyweds:

Back at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, cocktail hour was underway. Hugest thanks to Audrey and Lindsay for these images (all of the balcony images are Lindsay's too!)

Angela and Brendan took a minute to check out the ballroom which was magically transformed to the perfect setting for dinner and dancing. A huge shout out to Alicia who was an absolute joy to work with as well as the whole Fairmont team.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza is one of my very favorite venues for a timeless Boston wedding. The mirrored doors, elegant chandeliers and sweeping balconies are just a dream to photograph. 

Angela and Brendan's dance lessons paid off with a beautiful first dance to "Over & Over" 

Most excellent toasts:

Angela and Brendan couldn't have had more fun at their own wedding, laughing even through the cake cutting:  

Angela danced with her father Nick:

And Brendan danced with his mother Maureen:

Even the corridors and lobby of the Fairmont Copley couldn't be more beautiful:

After a delicious dinner, guests could enjoy all sorts of pastries and cookies along the espresso bar: 

Angela and Brendan walked up to the balcony and the crowd went wild! Thanks to Audrey for her lighting skills. 

There was even an impromptu hora:

And dancing continued late into the night: 

Angela & Brendan - congratulations!!!! What an amazing day!!!! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together! 

Taj Boston Wedding Photographer :: Kara + Brett

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day! Are you having a great day? On the beach? By the lake? Having a cook out? Why not take a break and check out Kara & Brett's Taj Boston wedding pictures?

Kara and the girls were getting hair and make up done in the Newbury suite.

Audrey started her day photographing Brett and the guys were up in the Club Lounge

Love the reaction of Kara's father Don on seeing her in her wedding dress:

Why not make sure that you're ready with enough time to have a little champagne toast with your bridesmaids?

Kara and Brett wanted to spend as much time as possible with their friends and family, not to mention enjoying champagne and hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour so they wisely chose to do a first look and take all the formal pictures before their ceremony. 

It's such a pleasure to photograph a couple as happy as Kara and Brett :) 

We were joined by the wedding party: 

Happy family portraits. Another advantage to taking pictures before the ceremony is that hair and make up is fresh! The ceremony would take place in the Arlington St church and it was hot! hot! hot!

The location of the Taj Boston really couldn't be more perfect. You have the beautiful Boston Public Gardens literally across the street and there are multiple historic Boston churches in the vicinity. There's something kind of awesome about being able to walk to your wedding: 

Kara & Brett were married at the Arlington Street Church and it was a pleasure to work with Justice of the Peace Carol Merletti again. It can get pretty hot inside the church and so Kara and Brett had thoughtfully made their programs in the form of fans. 

The ceremony was short yet very sweet and Kara and Brett both had the biggest smiles as they walked back down the aisle together.


Back at the Taj, it was time for cocktail hour:

Guests made their way into the grand ballroom for the wedding reception. Now would be a good time to mention Emily and the whole team at Taj Boston, everything was flawless and the attention to detail is amazing. 

The newlyweds made their grand entrance and went straight into their first dance:

The toasts were particularly excellent with Kara's father welcoming everyone and sharing how emotional it had been to walk Kara down the aisle

Kara danced with her father, and Brett danced with his mother. 

We popped outside for a couple of minutes at twilight:

Once back inside, all guests were asked to get on the dancefloor for a group picture (helpful tip, if you'd like to do something like this at your wedding I need access to a balcony and you should be prepared for it to take at least 15 minutes to get everyone up out of their seats and into position!) 

The dancefloor was declared well and truly open and was packed all night!

Kara & Brett - congratulations!!! Thank you for choosing me as your Taj Boston Wedding Photographer! It was a pleasure getting to know you both and your families (especially Kara's mom Kathy who worked tirelessly planning everything!). Wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter, health and happiness!

And with that, I'm off to spend an hour in the hammock...