When I originally heard from Stephanie about her wedding at the Boston Public Library, I melted into a puddle on the floor. Swoon. The BPL is just one of those quintessential Boston venues that every photographer should have the chance to work in at some point. And when her initial inquiry also said “I also read your blog and love Neil Diamond and Philadelphia Story, so if things get boring at my wedding (which I pray to God is not the case), we can talk about those things, or crack open some of the books at the BPL, which, to my understanding, are all at our disposal,” I pretty much fell in love right away (and don’t worry – things did NOT get boring).
Stephanie and Matt had pretty much the perfect Boston day for their wedding- warm, but not too warm and sunny, but not too sunny. You couldn’t ask for anything more on a Saturday in May. The guys got ready at the Charlesmark Hotel on Boylston and the women got ready at the Fairmount Copley right across the park. Stephanie and Matt decided to do a First Look so that they could relax during cocktail hour, and we arranged to do that right on the steps of the Library. I was so thrilled that they didn’t mind the gawking tourists or Boston denizens milling about. I think we pulled it off quite nicely! And the ceremony? The ceremony was amazing! The bride and groom opted for the drama of having their ceremony on the Juliet balcony in the interior courtyard of the library. That meant I got to spend the ceremony on an interior balcony that runs around 3 sides of the building. Everything was just beautiful. If you don’t believe me, take a look and see. Even if you DO believe me, you should still scroll through the post. It’s a long one.
Here are the people who helped make it all so very PERFECT:
Hair/Make-up: Eye 4 Beauty/Jamie Berkman
Flowers: Stephanie’s Floral Design
Catering: The Catered Affair
Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting: C-Zone Entertainment
Centerpieces: the Groom and the Bride’s aunt (family help abounded in this wedding, which I always love to see! Special shout-outs to Ruth Yannetti and Jo-Ann Denisco)
Officiant: Bride’s Aunt, Mary Anne Pesce