beautiful first dance at a fairmont copley wedding in the oval room

Fairmont Copley Wedding Photos Sneak Peek: Lauren & Kerran

Sep 23, 2016 | City Weddings, Jewish Weddings, Sneak Peek

Fairmont Copley Wedding Photos: this gorgeous, classic Boston hotel set the scene perfectly for Lauren and Kerran’s stunning, traditional, yet very fun Jewish wedding.


This gorgeous Fairmont Copley wedding was full of laughter from the very beginning of the day. Lauren and Kerran are two of the warmest, sweetest people I’ve met, and they clearly inherited these wonderful traits from their parents.

Family is very important to these guys, and although I often struggle choosing just 15 images to share for a “sneak peek”, I decided to focus on family in this post. One of my favorite moments during the getting ready was Lauren’s big reveal to her bridesmaids and gathered family members. There were a lot of people there, including her aunts, cousins, parents, and grandparents. I love the photo of grandpa raising a toast and grandma choking back the emotion. They are such a sweet couple, and I was happy to have a chance to chat with them a little later in the day; Lauren’s grandfather told me the secret to a long and happy marriage is compromise. Another thing I loved about the getting ready was that Lauren had both her parents help her into the dress – and it was her dad who did the first round of buttoning.

The first look was held privately downstairs in the Copley room, just off the lobby. It was so sweet and quiet, and at the end, when I heard Kerran whisper, “I’m so lucky” I teared up. This does not happen often at weddings, but I say go with it when you get hit with emotion! Hopefully they don’t think I’m completely nuts!

We drove over to the Public Garden for a classic backdrop for the formals, and then headed back to the Copley room for some big family groups. It was such a fun crowd to work with! A little after family photos, the ketubah signing was held in the same space, then the ceremony took place in the incredible Oval room.

What a space! What gorgeous flowers! It was my first wedding working with Les Fleurs out of Andover, and the florals were absolute perfection! I also really loved that Lauren chose a rich burgundy for the dresses, and completed the look with cream, white and burgundy flowers. It looked rich and warm, just right for the beginning of fall in Boston.

We were back in the Oval room for the reception, with new lighting and great music from Eye to Eye (one of Wilson Stevens’ bands). Everyone let loose and I got many of my favorite photos of the evening while photographing the hora (of course!) I also got to photograph my second krenzel dance, a sweet traditional Jewish wedding dance that honors the parents.

Thank you both for inviting me to document your incredible celebration; I hope you enjoy these teaser photos, and I can’t wait to share your slideshow with you in a couple of weeks! And if you’re planning your own Fairmont Copley wedding – well, I’d love to see if I can be a part of it. You can find more of my recent Jewish wedding photos here.


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