Taj Boston Wedding Photographer :: Daniella + Mark (Part III)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Good morning! It's an especially fine morning as it's time for part III of Daniella and Mark's amazing Taj Boston wedding pictures
If you missed getting ready and the first look in the Public Gardens click **here**
If you missed the ceremony at St Ignatius and wedding party pictures at Boston College then click **here**

We're back where we started at Taj Boston for the wedding reception and I have a ton of wedding pictures coming up for you. Not only have I been a guest at a Taj wedding but I've also photographed two weddings and so here's my little review for you:
- Truly one of the best wedding venues in Boston, the Taj has a stately elegant feel.
- Perfect location close to historic churches and the picturesque Public Gardens (ideal formal picture location)
- Legendary Taj service, everyone from the doorman to the concierge to the waitstaff will go out of their way for you and your guests
- The bar in the lobby is perfect for a pre-wedding cocktail or even a late night scotch
- The food is fantastic. If I remember correctly we had mini Kobe beef sliders at cocktail hour that I still think of occasionally.
- The Taj can accommodate all numbers of guests. The Grand Ballroom is stunning with rich red and ivory colors with a stunning balcony (for up to 250 guests). I personally love the soft colbalt blues of the Dining Room for a smaller wedding (up to 175 guests). The Taj Rooftop is cool for cocktail hour with great views of the city (especially if you time it right for the hour around sunset).
- The rooms for getting ready/dressed in are spacious with plenty of light
- As if it could get any better I believe that if you have your wedding at a Taj hotel you get a Taj honeymoon as a gift!

Kim and Monique are also fabulous to work with. I've worked with both of them and have seen how much they care about each event, my couples have only had good things to say about their organization and support through the process. 

I'll share some of my favorite wedding details with you, I love the elegant cream colors that Daniella and Mark chose to complement the decor of the Taj Grand Ballroom. Madison Floral were responsible for all of the bouquets and centerpieces.

This was a particularly poignant wedding with many moving tributes to Daniella's stepfather Kevin Patrick Connors who died on 9/11. Daniella and Mark made a donation to Tuesday's Children in loving memory and Daniella also had his naval epaulette pinned to her bouquet:

Cocktail hour took place on the Taj rooftop and thanks are due to my second photographer Lindsay Flanagan who took these pictures whilst I was with the wedding party: Guests came down from the rooftop and were invited to leave a message for Dani and Mark in a personalized mailbox before finding their seats in the ballroom

First dance as husband and wife:

The fab Lindsay captured this image from the balcony:

Could Mark and Daniella be any happier?

Why yes? Evidenced at the cake cutting:

As you can imagine I'm at a lot of weddings ;) At each wedding friends and family of the couple are obviously really happy for them. At Daniella and Mark's wedding the happiness in the room was almost palpable. Toasts:

A special song for Daniella and Mark:

We snuck out for some night time pictures:

The night literally flew by and suddenly it was time for the ice cream sundae bar:

One last picture of these two:

Dani and Mark, what to say? From that awesome afternoon I spent with you in New York City to the rainy afternoon in Boston and then your amazing wedding day, it's been an honor getting to know you both. I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness with many great Scrabble matches, walks in Central Park with street-cart hot dogs and endless movie quotes.

Vendor List
Wedding Venue: Taj Boston
Ceremony: St Ignatius
Wedding planner: Emilie of Pink Orchid Weddings (Emilie is brilliant! Seriously - get in touch asap if you're looking for a calm, collected, professional, organized and très chic wedding planner/coordinator)
Wedding Photographer: Leah Haydock Photography (that's me! Looking for a wedding photographer? We should chat! 2012 is completely booked up and I have just 11 dates available for 2013 so don't delay....The Taj works great for me. Or anywhere from Boston up to Maine....)
Videography: Justin Mayer Video (love Justin, he's super unobstrusive and a great guy! click **here** to see Daniella & Mark's video)
Flowers: Madison Floral, Somerville, MA
Hair: Maricruz Hairstyles
Make up: Jeannie Vincent
DJ: Mike Amado from Entertainment Specialists (dancefloor was packed!)
Transport: Joy Ride Limo (super friendly and we didn't get lost :)

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Anonymous said...

Daniella & Mark...congratulations and much happiness to you...May you always show love and deep respect for each other - Eph 5:33.
The photo shoot was indeed breathtaking...my favorite shot is the third from the last...brilliant!!!...kudos to the photographer (s).

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