New England Aquarium Wedding :: Boston, MA :: Bridget + Matt

The New England Aquarium is an amazing wedding venue in Boston - you have the waterfront view during cocktail hour, a cute tent (made spectacular by Boston Uplights), yummy food and drink and best of all, you can talk to the penguins as you walk to the restroom. What's not to love?

Are you ready for part III of Bridget & Matt's wedding? It's pretty epic. So stop what you're doing. Go and grab a coffee/beer/wine and then settle in...
...and if you missed the getting ready pictures they're **here** and the wedding ceremony pictures at Trinity Church are **here**

We came out of Trinity (via a puddle reflection picture) did some relaxed family portraits and then headed over to the Aquarium via trolley (loving Matt's grandmother smiling on the trolley):

The image on the right made me laugh. A lot :)

Bridget and Matt walked into cocktail hour (yay for first looks and pictures before the ceremony so you can enjoy cocktail hour with your guests!) hand-in-hand:

Matt overcame his shark phobia to take some pictures inside the New England Aquarium:

There's usually always a moment during the wedding when the couple look at their hands and they're all "Wow, we're married!)

And then the reception really got started with amazing music from the band, Manhattan Touch

Bridget and Matt had some pretty awesome Boston vendors at their Aquarium wedding:
Wedding Ceremony: Trinity Church, Boston, MA (amazingly beautiful, just be aware of the very very very strict photography restrictions)
Wedding Venue: New England Aquarium (one of my favorite venues in Boston!)
Wedding Planner: Andria Medeiros from Infinite Events (Andria and her team were BRILLIANT! The best wedding coordinators and planners know that all vendors are working towards a common goal - the best possible wedding day for the couple - and they act accordingly. Andria was sending out updates on the Stanley Cup parade route to ensure everyone was on time and totally went above and beyond)
Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Wedding Photographer: Leah Haydock Photography
Save the Dates: Cheree Berry (Bridget loved them!)
Invitations: Vera Wang
Beautiful beautiful make up: Dani Wagener
Lovely hair: Jana Rago
Gorgeous flowers: Milestones Flowers
Yummy Cake/cake table: Nothing bakes like a Parrott
Band: Manhattan Touch

And that's it ladies and gentlemen. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this wedding and more specifically Bridget and Matt. Along with Renee (one of my awesome May brides), Bridget writes the most hilarious emails and I'm going to miss them :( they're littered with smiley faces and "lols" and use of the words "totes" which is most excellent. Bridget & Matt - wishing you both nothing but the best, lots of vino, crazy dancing, you two will totes have a happy marriage :)

Anyhoo - I'm in Maine on "vacation" (don't worry - the editing is still going full steam so I can catch up before all the September weddings) so I might have a little "beer on the dock" break for the next hour but there's LOTS more good stuff coming up this week..


  1. Leah,
    "The computer illiterate mother" wanted you to know we could not have chosen a better photographer. You are the "BEST". Photos are incredible. Because of you I got to see the cake before it melted and I get to enjoy so many
    little moments of the wedding I would have otherwise missed. Your angles and vision are so much fun.You captured the excitement and happiness we all felt. The clarity of the pictures is amazing. Thank you, Thank you
    cant wait to see the rest--but for now enjoy your wonderful Maine adventure

  2. Hi Liz!!! Thank you SO much for your kind words. It was a delight to work with Bridget and Matt and get to know both families a little bit! Bridget now has over 1000 pictures for you to relive the day with :) there are some BEAUTIFUL pictures of you two (and some funny ones!) Enjoy!!! Leah :)

  3. What a fun, fun set!! Loooove all the candid dancing shots, looks like *such* a fun wedding! :o)

  4. Do you know who designed the bride's dress? It's stunning. You did such an amazing job capturing all the beautiful moments of the day - looks fantastic!

  5. We had the Manhattan Touch at our wedding as well and they ROCKED the house. Amazing band...