It’s a brisk spring morning. Below, the sounds of Copley Square filter up and into the suite at the Lenox Hotel in downtown Boston. There’s a lot of laughter coming from the suite of girls, all getting dressed and ready for the wedding day. Abbey is smiling and laughing too. She’s excited, anxious and trying not to cry all at the same time. As she slips into her lace gown, her mom gently hugs her and the two of them can’t hold it in anymore – a few tears slip out. Another quick hug and it’s time for Abbey to go downstairs and see Ryan for the very first time on this day when they begin their new life together.
I first met Abbey just shy of a year ago. She was the Maid of Honor at Becca and Tim’s beautiful spring wedding in Maryland and I was immediately taken by her smile and laugh. As luck would have it, Abbey and Ryan had just moved to the Boston area for her to finish up school – I was looking for any excuse for work to take me back to the Boston area where I had lived for 8 years. Add in the fact that Abbey’s mother is the genius interior designer behind my beautiful new studio, and it made a perfect match.
The wedding was held in the stately Boston Public Library, a gorgeous combination and architecture, history and literature. I couldn’t have thought of a more perfect location for these two book lovers to tie the knot.
Ceremony and Reception: Boston Public Library
Caterer: The Catered Affair
Florist: Robin Hollow Farm
DJ: MCO Productions
Stationary/Paper Products: Hawthorne House
Hair Stylist: Charlotte Phinney
*A huge THANK YOU to my associate photographer for the day, the amazingly talented Michael Duval of MKD Photography, who has been a mentor and inspiration to me from the very beginning and throughout my photographic career. Mike, you are amazing.