It's Friday!!! Want to see an awesome wedding at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston? You do? You've come to the right place then!!! Let's get to it!
The talented Ligia was doing Katie's make up
I photographed some sparkly jewelry and lovely shoes and pretty wedding stationery:
Katie relaxed with a glass of champagne
Les Fleurs. Katie echoed the pop of red theme with her cute red peep-toe shoes
We took some relaxed family pictures...
...before heading over to the ceremony at the Wintergarden at Seaport East. I've mentioned before how much I ADORE photographing at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Not only is it a spectacular venue but the whole team go above and beyond for their clients. When Katie and Joel mentioned they were a little nervous about going offsite for the ceremony and wondered if they should hire a wedding planner Gabi (Social Catering Manager at the Colonnade and in charge of all of the weddings) not only offered to come over to the Wintergarden but even attended the wedding rehearsal the night before.
Without further ado it was time for Katie and Joel to get married! The super short yet super sweet ceremony was officiated by Katie and Joel's awesome friend with personal vows that managed to be both serious and hilarious at the same time:
I've been asked to write an article with top tips for better wedding photographs for a popular blog (more on that in a few weeks) and most of the tips come back to time.
There is literally never enough time on your wedding day! Everything takes longer than you think. I'm very conscious that it's your day and not a photoshoot but if photographs are important to you then it's so important to work with your photographer to find the approrpriate time for family pictures (30-60 minutes depending on how many groups you want), wedding party pictures (15-60 minutes depending on if you just want a couple with everyone smiling at the camera or different locations and arrangements) and of course couples pictures (15-60 minutes, again depending on location).
Katie and Joel had an awesome day planned for their guests and still found the time for the pictures they wanted. After the ceremony, guests were thoughtfully transported back to the hotel to freshen up/have a drink before cocktail hour started at 7pm. The sun was perfectly setting over Boston for the most amazing view AND we had time to get lots of pictures. Here's just a few! I love how Katie was happy for her bridesmaids to wear any black dress they chose - that's a good friend right there! Not to mention that all of the girls look awesome!
Long Haul Films - I'll update with a link to the trailer once it's released.