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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER WEDDING: LEIGH & ERIC

Leigh and Eric’s winter Boston Public Library wedding was a stylish delight. Leigh’s simple silk dress set the tone for a classy, elegant affair at this grand Boston landmark. It was the perfect setting for author Eric Kester to marry; he wrote much of his comedic memoir, ‘That Book About Harvard’, in Bates Hall, the spectacular reading room with green lamps that is such an iconic Boston location.

The girls went low-key with getting ready; they booked hair appointments at DryBar salon on Newbury Street, and Leigh’s good friend did her makeup in the front window. Then, it was over to the Fairmont Copley hotel to get dressed. Eric and Leigh love Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, so we coordinated their first look on pretty Acorn Street. It’s usually busy with tourists, but a cool January day meant we had this iconic street all to ourselves for a private and sweet moment. After the first look, we took a few photos around Beacon Hill and in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library, then gathered the wedding party and families for group photos.

The ceremony took place in the Abbey Room, a richly decorated space lit with candles. It is photographically challenging, but wonderfully atmospheric. I love the photos captured by second shooter Josh Behan of the wedding party lining up on the grand staircase prior to the ceremony. After the ceremony we grabbed a couple of romantic photos back in the courtyard, where the first snow of the year was falling. Cocktails took place in the Chavannes Gallery, and dinner and toasts in Bates Hall. The rest of the evening was spent dancing in the Abbey Room. The icing on the cake was a grand exit through the main hall at this Boston Public Library wedding; friends waved a mix of American and Canadian flags as the couple left, honoring Eric and Leigh’s heritages.

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