Katie and Kraig’s wedding at the Lenox Hotel in downtown Boston was my first at this beautiful, historic venue, and I’m hoping it won’t be my last! I started my day with the girls in their huge suite at the Lenox. There were bridesmaids and moms and the most ridiculously cute flower girls, plus a ton of food, two makeup artists, and a hair stylist … it was somewhat chaotic but made for great photo opportunities! My favorite part was when the flower girls, Katie’s nieces, helped Katie to put on her shoes. And the soft window light made for beautiful bridal portraits.
The guys’ room was also busy, but the guys were in high spirits, and there was a crazy cute little ring bearer to photograph there too. Once Kraig was dressed (he looked dashing in his tux) we headed up to the rooftop of the Lenox Hotel for the first look. I usually hope for sunshine on the wedding day, but the mist that was hanging over downtown Boston before the afternoon’s rain showers was perfect – the light was so soft, and the views were really pretty. There was quite a breeze up there, which caught Katie’s long veil and added to the romance.
The ceremony was performed by a lawyer and priest who had performed Katie’s sister’s wedding several years before. He was absolutely wonderful! He gave us permission to be where we needed to for the best photos, and I even crept onto the side alter for the unity candle lighting, something which can usually only be photographed from behind.
After the ceremony we all bundled back into the trolley for portraits around town. The heavens opened just 20 minutes into the portrait time, so after some photos at Boston Public Library we headed over to the ICA where I knew I could keep the wedding party relatively dry for the group photos. I actually loved that we had rain – it enabled me to create several of my favorite photos of the day, including the one of Katie stepping back onto the trolley.
The reception at the Lenox was bustling and fun, with great music. The short toasts were funny and heartfelt, and the party never seemed to leave the dance floor. Thank you Katie and Kraig for trusting me to document this wonderful day for you, and for letting me have a little fun with the crazy weather.