Christina & Greg held their wedding ceremony at the historic Old South Meeting House, took photos at Boston’s Old City Hall and at the Boston Public Garden, and danced the night away at their Omni Parker House wedding reception. It was truly a wedding that embraced Boston’s history while celebrating their love! And this was only fitting given that Christina and I met when she was teaching Social Studies at a local Boston middle school several years ago. Back then we bonded over our love for history and for teaching, so I was honored and thrilled when she reached out to me about capturing her love story. We started over the winter with a snowy engagement session in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood – where they snuggled while the snow softly fell. It was amazing and you can see a few images from their engagement session here!
A Christmas Proposal
On Christmas morning last year Greg woke up and carefully slipped the ring on Christina’s finger while she was still sleeping. As she stirred awake he took her hand and proposed to her while they were still in bed. When she said yes he moved his hand and revealed the ring already on her finger! They then spent Christmas with family and got to surprise them all with the news!
Getting Ready At The Omni Parker House
The ladies had their hair and makeup done by Christina’s dear friend Kate, owner of Vici Hair Studio. Kate then attended the wedding as a guest so it was extra special for her to be involved and she did an amazing job! Each of the ladies was stunning in soft natural flawless looks. I started by photographing Christina’s gorgeous invitation suite by Serif and Sans and her jewelry and gorgeous gemstone studded Badgley Mischka blue satin shoes. The ladies then got into their Sorrella Vita dresses as Christina headed upstairs with her mom and best friend to put on her gorgeous Martina Liana gown. She found her dress at Vows in Watertown and it had the most beautiful train! Then she did a reveal with the rest of her bridesmaids before heading to see Greg for their first look.
First Look At Boston’s Old City Hall
We walked across the street to Boston’s Old City Hall for their first look. It’s a beautiful historic building with a courtyard behind wrought iron gates. The site is popular with tourists and sits along the Freedom Trail so tours being led by guides in Colonial garb stop in to see the building and the statue of Ben Franklin, but everyone was incredibly respectful as they had their first look, staying far back and behind the gates so they could have a semi-private moment together. Christina and Greg are so cute and funny together. They’ll crack each other up and then get lost in each other’s eyes just seconds later. Their love is easy to see in the portraits from these first look moments.
Boston Public Garden Wedding Portraits
The wedding party then joined Christina and Greg and headed to the Boston Public Garden for portraits together. Their friends are amazing and brought so much positive energy and joy to their day – I loved getting to hang out with them as we rode across Boston for photos! It was a gorgeous sunny day in the Public Gardens with lots of summer visitors, so we found a spot at the edge of the pond to take photos. Christina’s bridesmaids were amazing, helping carry and arrange her train for photos while the groomsmen kept Greg laughing and relaxed. And the willows are some of Christina’s favorite features at the park, so we made sure to take a few couples portraits under them before heading to their ceremony.
Old South Meeting House Ceremony
Christina’s dad walked her down the aisle and gave Greg a big hug at the end of it. Greg’s mother then officiated a beautifully personal ceremony. They said their vows with friends and family looking on. I absolutely loved the look of their ceremony photos in black and white – lending an even more iconic feel to an already classic setting.
Omni Parker House Wedding Reception
Their Omni Parker House wedding reception was an absolute blast! Christina and Greg thoughtfully chose each detail, from stunning floral and candle centerpieces done by Judy’s Village Flowers, to a signature drink named after inside joke every wedding guest was sure to get, to olive oils and hot sauces that served as wedding favors. In addition to individual Boston Cream Pies for each guest made in-house at the Omni Parker (the hotel actually invented the dessert!), they had a small cake for cutting from Montilio’s. They danced the night away on a packed dance floor thanks to Meritage Entertainment.