Megan and Andrew met online and quickly realized they were made for each other. I have been taking this couple’s photographs since they started their journey. Back in May, I got to capture their engagement photos on Revere beach in Revere MA located about five miles north of downtown Boston. Back in 1896 Revere Beach became the first public beach in the United States.
There is something special about being able to see a new family all the way through. Learning about how they met and when they realized they were the ones for each other, a person can just feeling like you are an important part of their story. I’m hopeful that if and when this happy couple decides to grow their family I’ll be lucky enough to be included in that as well. Whether it’s a puppy or a baby I can’t wait to document their journey through photography.
Sunday October 21 started off as a gloomy, rainy, chilly morning and turned into a beautiful, sunny crispy October day. The day started out at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel.
The Kimpton Marlowe Hotel is a boutique style hotel in Cambridge Ma. The opportunities were endless to capture amazing photographs of everything from Megan’s red wedding gown to her beautiful bouquet, earrings, and rings.
Kimpton Marlowe’s Charles River location mirrors the rare charisma of this city and the state-of-the-art essence and sense of pride that it encompasses. There was so much detail in every aspect of this hotel from the carpet, to the walls, to the staircases it was absolutely beautiful everywhere you looked. Even the gorgeous suite that the couple was staying in allowed for breath-taking images, the photo options were endless.
Once everyone was ready we were able to capture a few amazing shots of the bride and her bridal party which was made up of all men including her brother on the Charles River. It’s always so amazing to me to watch friends and family come together for a special day and just love and celebrate with them all day long. You could see that everyone involved with this amazing couple’s journey genuinely cared, supported, and loved the couple.
Soon after we were off to the venue where Andrew and his grooms men were getting ready.
The service and reception were held at the Multicultural Art Center in Cambridge Ma. The Multicultural Art Center is a non-profit association created in 1978 as an arts center focused on assisting diverse people better understand one another. The venue was unbelievable; the room where the service and reception were held was an old Theater, with some of the most beautiful Victorian features. Everything looked almost old fashioned, there was a balcony that wrapped around the whole room and the details in the ceiling were incredible. The center also has an Art Gallery, which is where Megan and Andrew’s guests gathered for cocktail hour.
Before the wedding ceremony, there was the signing of the ketubah, which is a marriage contract; the ketubah details the obligations of the groom to his bride. The ketubah is a legally binding contract and is typically framed and displayed in the couples home. The ketubah was an adorable picture of Megan and Andrew.
Megan and Andrew had a traditional Jewish wedding. It was officiated by Rabbi Robin Sparr whom is a remarkable woman. I have been fortunate to work with her on several weddings now and she is an absolute delight. Robin specializes in creating personally designer spiritual wedding ceremonies for Jewish and Interfaith couples of all religious and cultural background. She has a beautiful voice and often sings while playing her guitar enhancing the beauty of the service. Once the signing was completed the ceremony started. Guests gathered to witness this beautiful couple make their vows to love each other forever.
After the ceremony we captured some amazing family photos and a few of the happy new couple. Soon after the reception began. The DJ was: DJ Paulie B from Emilie Entertainment. While Megan and Andrew provided him with a list of their favorites including a mix of September by Earth Wind and Fire which was their wedding song, he managed to keep the party going with his own mix of old and new music. Everyone including me had a great time dancing the night away with these newly weds.
The Reception was catered by: Cuisine Chez Vous cuisinechezvous.com
The entire team went above and beyond to make sure that the couple’s special day was incredible. Shiva took EXTRA special care of everyone but I have to give credit where credit is due and she went way out of her way for my assistant and I which made our job that much easier. Cuisine Chez Vous catering team strives to offer a restaurant food and service experience regardless of the venue or number of guests. They prepare your chosen menu onsite to guarantee the most astonishing quality food and use seasonal produce and meats. While supporting local marketplaces they are also afforded the luxury of providing the freshest and tastiest food. I would highly recommend this team to cater any event big or small!
Congratulations Megan and Andrew
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