Amy and Mike were married on New Years Eve, 2017. The ceremony and reception took place at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MA. It was wonderful to bring in the new year with such a lovely and fun couple. It was also wonderful to work with talented photographer Katie Donovan.
There were some stand out moments from Amy and Mike's big day:
1- The first song in the highlights is written by the groom in honor of his wife, my heart is melting.
2- They wrote incredibly beautiful notes before to each other xoxox
3- They laugh a lot
4- The self-directed photo booth was a blast
5- Family friend that stands on his head at every wedding apparently....
Melissa and Brian were married on Nov 4, 2017. The ceremony and reception took place at the Black Rock Country Club in Hingham, MA.
These guys know how to party and I loved the Photo Booth because it made for some wonderful shots. They also had very unique treats at the end: Cookies and Milk! A testament to their playfulness!
Also Brian is an avid golfer and even took a swing during the photo session!
Hands down, one of the most romanic and fun weddings I have witnessed.
The ceremony and reception took place at Young Israel in Brookline, MA. Bobby and Lisie are both Orthodox Jews. They met doing circus acrobatics, hence, many of their guest were part of that crew. I've never seen such entertaining dancing and performances at a wedding!
The Orthodox tradition also has beautiful traditions which are captured in the highlights--the first look was a tear-jerker.
Incredibly gorgeous scenery for an incredibly warm and beautiful couple. Arthur and Marni currently live in Australia but Marni's family is from the NY area, hence a wedding at the enchanting Gedney Farm. It was a perfect fall day and the sunset was breathtaking.
Arthur's heritage is Greek, so there were a lot of Greek dances and songs. The most memorable one is with his mother.
Kristen and Brandon were married on October 7, 2017 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA. The ceremony was officiated by a rabbi and a priest. They played wonderfully off each other and provided some comic relief at times. I loved how the ceremony integrated both traditions beautifully.
My favorite part of the wedding day was filming on the roof of the Colonnade. It was a picture perfect Boston night and Kristen and Brandon looked like movie stars. Brandon was also extremely hilarious, which made filming even more fun!
Ann and John are an extremely devout and hard working couple. I was blown away by their commitment to their faith and their vast achievements. They are incredibly modest and humble. The ceremony was at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard (Where Ann went to school), and the reception at Hyatt Boston Harbor.
What a fabulous location for a venue! The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester Mass is an incredible space for a non-traditional wedding. Sarah and Wayne opted not to have a formal dinner, but rather cocktail style food stations whereby people could talk around and mingle (and also have the option to sit). They did have formal introductions, first dance, and parent dances. Since the space is so large and high, the acoustics weren't great, so it was really important to use a video microphone for the speeches, other wise they would have sounded very hollow.
Overall it was a wonderful venue for a non-traditional wedding and a very cool space. Sarah and Wayne not only celebrated their love, but also bringing their families together, so there were a lot of group hugs!
The ceremony took place at Baptist Church on Park Avenue, Worcester.
Will is a Boston Police officer and Jen is a teacher. Being a police officer has its advantages when getting married. The limo was personally escorted through the winding roads of South Boston. Also, a police officer was present during their pictures in Boston Public Garden. Let's just say, the wedding was very safe! In addition, Will can dance! I loved seeing his moves on the dance floor. Jen's sister loved interviewing friends and family with "words of marriage advice." Some were absolute hilarious.
Jen and Will met at Stats, a sports bar in South Boston. As Jen's sister said quoting Rhianna, "they found love in a hopeless place."
Diana and Faris were married on May 27, 2017. The ceremony took place at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church and the reception at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI.
I worked with photographer Alexandra Jarige of Jarige Photography.
Rosecliff is an extraordinary venue for a wedding and one of Newport's most lavish mansions. It was commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, at a reported cost of $2.5 million, Mrs. Oelrichs hosted fabulous entertainments here, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring famed magician Harry Houdini.
Shay and Scott were married on May 6, 2017 at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, MA. Although I recorded their vows during the wedding, I suggested recording the vows after the wedding for clearer sound quality. The video opens with a section from both of their vows which give the video a warm and personalized feeling.
It was a beautiful and windy day on April 29, 2017 in Boston at the Liberty Hotel. This is the first wedding I've done at The Liberty Hotel in Boston. What a venue!
Here is a bit of history about The Liberty Hotel: it was built between 1848 and 1851. The original jail was built in the form of a cross with four wings of Quincy granite extending from a central octagonal rotunda with a 90-foot-tall atrium. The wings allowed segregation of prisoners by sex and category of offense. Thirty arched windows, each 33 feet high, provided ventilation and natural light. The original jail contained 220 granite cells, each 8 feet by 10 feet. Over its 140 year life, the jail had a number of famous inmates: Sacco and Vanzetti, Mayor James Michael Curley, Malcolm X, women suffragettes and World War II prisoners from the German submarine Unterseeboot 234.
Amazing! Enjoy Jill and Andy's Liberty Hotel Wedding Highlights!
Puerta Vallarta Botanical Gardens, what an extraordinarily lovely venue. This wedding, set on new years, was absolutely unique and customized right down to the sombrero for the bride's papillon.
There were performance by Mexican dancers, a full on mariachi ensemble, a vintage Blue VW (which they drove off in), and fireworks!
** This video highlights is private, but passcode available upon request **
I was fortunate to make a video about my friend's jewerly/clothing store in Puerta Vallarta Mexico, Bunny Shapiro. She designs and makes all her jewelry by hand. She has incredible style and I love her attention to detail.
Alex and Alexandra (Alex and Alex) were married at the Museum of Science, Boston. They set most of their wedding video music to the soundtrack of Queen! So original, I love it! My colleague Akhil shot this wedding and I did the editing.
One of my favorite venues in Boston is the State Room with it's 360 degree view of Boston. This couple, Victoria and Mike had an exquisite wedding from beginning to end. It was a jewish wedding with some Orthodox undertones. I was in love with the succulent decorations and the color theme. Also, Victoria is one of the nicest and warmest brides I've ever encounter. She embodied the word "chill" completely.
Mt. Hope Farm is a spectacular venue and this was a picture perfect wedding. It was wonderful to work with photographer Rebecca Arthurs. The Ketuba signing took place in a quaint log cabin, the ceremony was outdoors under a flowing chuppah. The live band was dynamic and kept the party moving all night.