Harvard Club of Boston Wedding Photography
Not that you need an excuse for black tie, but there couldn’t be a better occasion for it than at a winter wedding, especially when its at Boston’s historical venue, Harvard Club of Boston. Diana & Dean’s wedding was the epitome of classic and elegant- from all white bouquets with orchids, gold sequinned bridesmaids dresses, a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony to Diana wearing her mother’s wedding dress. Come have a look xx
Can you believe this was her mom’s wedding dress from the 80’s? They were able to restructure the dress with the same designer too, loosing the long puff sleeves and changing the neckline with more intricate beadings that make me think of delicate snow flakes. It was actually snowing on their wedding day too! ‘Something borrowed’ never looked better!
Ruby slippers for good luck & a little touch of Christmas as their wedding took place between Xmas and New Year.
The perfect dresses for bridesmaids, elegant but also ready for an epic party! I love how their hairstyle and the neckline styles of the dresses complement the bride’s dress and hair too. The look pulled together beautifully with the white bouquets by JNG Event Consulting.
How chic are these buttonholes for the guys?
F I R S T L O O K
Diana & Dean opted to see each other before the ceremony and did a ‘first look’. The reactions I get to capture when you two see each other for the first time is so priceless! You really get to express how you are feeling, talk to each other, take the time to marvel at how amazing the bride looks! Its pure happiness! You can’t do this at the ceremony. I love that Diana did a twirl to show the back of her dress too.
Some people worry that doing the first look makes walking down the aisle less special as you lose the big anticipation that everyone is waiting for. But with the first look, it actually makes the moment more special as all the nerves are taken away and it actually gets you even more excited to just get married already! In winter, it gets dark quite early and most ceremonies tend to happen late afternoon, which means there is no natural light left for your portraits. The actual wedding day is shorter too with a shorter gap between ceremony and the sit down meal which can make things like family photos, bride & groom photos feel hectic when you really want to be with your guests and celebrate! Doing the First Look avoids this as we get a chance to do your portraits and even family photos (if you wish) before the ceremony.
The sweetest flower girls!
One of my favourite frames from the day, Diana & her dad in their Father Daughter dance. Now this is one trend I’d love to see more of in the UK!
Its always so special to photograph ceremonies from different cultures. I loved all the symbolism in this Greek Orthodox ceremony- from lighting the candles, wearing and exchanging the crowns tied together with a single fabric.
Epic top table arch by JNG Event Consulting. For my brides who simply love flowers, I always suggest that they invest in having a statement arrangement that gives a wow factor and becomes the central focal point of the reception, than just scattering flowers everywhere. Doing this also provides a gorgeous backdrop for your photos.
I loved the snow effect they put on with the lighting. It was perfect with the wood panelled, high ceilings in the reception hall in Harvard Club of Boston. Lighting is everything for an epic, evening party! In this case, even magical- dancing in the snow with the amazing live band Hot Mess (they were SO good!!)
Planning & Flowers: JNG EVENT CONSULTING (Boston Wedding Planner)
Venue: Harvard Club of Boston