Glen Manor House Wedding
Amethyst and Zev’s Glen Manor House wedding was romantic and it was also so much fun! They had an incredible day because they embraced the rainy weather and let their love for each other shine through all day long. Amethyst first met Zev when she was still living in New York. She came to Boston to visit a friend and that friend, her (matron of honor!) ended up running into Zev and introducing the two of them by chance while she was hosting Amethyst for the weekend. And as fate would have it, Amethyst knew the two friends that Zev was with that evening as well – talk about a small world! They ended up talking all night long and totally hitting it off before Amethyst headed back to NYC. After a year of dating long distance, Amethyst moved to Boston and they got engaged!
Getting Ready At Glen Manor House & East Island Reserve Hotel
The ladies started with hair and makeup at the East Island Reserve Hotel. The hotel is adorable, light, bright, and nautically decorated, and it’s just minutes from Glen Manor House so it was perfect for hair and makeup. Amethyst had an all-star team for the day that included hairstylist Kiley O’Connor and makeup artist Jessica D’Amore. Kiley gave all of the girls subtly glam looks with soft partial updos and a polished chignon for Amethyst. And Jessica completed their looks perfectly with dewey faces and glossy pops of color on the lips. The ladies then ducked into cars as the rain started to really come down so they could put their dresses on at the venue. And what a dress Amethyst wore! It was a Rosa Clara design that she found at Ceremony in Boston. The beading and the feathers were perfect and they subtly alluded back to the twenties when the mansion was built and she looked stunning. Absolutely stunning! Glen Manor House has both a beautiful bridal suite and a well appointed grooms suite on the second floor of the mansion. The house was completed in 1923 and the decor and and architecture still reflect the French inspiration the architect pulled from to create the unique house. Needless to say, the house was the perfect setting for Amethyst and Zev to each finish getting ready before they saw each other for their first look. There were toasts to the bride and groom and lots of hugs, smiles, and laughter.
First Look & Portraits On the Terrace
One of the many wonderful things about Glen Manor House is the large covered terrace on the side of the house. It is beautiful with archways and trellises and it was the perfect spot for first look and bridal party portraits that allowed us to get gorgeous natural light, include the beautiful architecture, and keep everyone dry in the wet weather! Amethyst and Zev were so excited to see each other – their first look was so sweet! They also lucked out with a break in the hard rain and they were determined to get some photos on the water, so we ventured down to the docks. Zev is such a gentleman and was so attentive to Amethyst. He leant her his jacket to warm up on the walk and between photos and they were always naturally connected, smiling, laughing, cracking jokes, and just loving on each other. Then we headed back to the terrace and brought their bridal party and family down for portraits before the ceremony.
Glen Manor House Wedding Ceremony
The Ceremony was beauitful and funny! They said their own vows and they were so sweet and their deep love for each other shone through for sure. But these two are also hilarious and love to laugh together and they each had the whole place rolling during their vows – especially Amethyst who said at one point, and I quote “I love you more than the Kardashians love botox!” lol! I was cracking up behind the camera!
After the ceremony Amethyst and Zev were able to sneak a few minutes alone together and then they joined their guests for cocktail hour and a lovely meal by Russell Morin Catering. Amethyst worked closely with her amazingly talented wedding planner Renee of Urban Soiree Boston who made sure every part of the day went smoothly and looked impeccable. Amethysts vision was for blush and cream with gold and greenery as accents and Renee did a great job of bringing that inspiration to life in a beautiful vision where no detail was left undone. The centerpieces and all the florals for the day were stunning and brought a cheery light elegance to the day – they were done by Pranzi Catering & Events.
After dinner the party got started with a surprise choreographed first dance and some great dancing tunes from Beat Train Productions. These two spoiled their guests all throughout the day. There were blankets for guests if they got cold during the ceremony. Zev made sure to have cigars available later in the evening on the terrace and Amethyst baked not one, but two cakes, as well as cookies! You see, she surprised Zev with a groom’s cake in addition to having made their wedding cake. She’s an incredible baker and wanted to do the baking herself – a huge task to undertake as the bride, but the cakes were absolutely stunning and delicious, as were the cookies! And in a break from the rain we got outside one more time for some portraits in front of the mansion. Thanks to my amazing second photographer that day Lauren Termini!