I suspected from the unique concept, thoughtfully considered and carefully crafted invitation to J & D's wedding that we were in for something special. And I was right. The first Saturday in July, in Andover New Hampshire, two beautiful people united their lives, their families, their love.
I've worked alongside J., whose film media production company, Rough Mountain Studios, shares space with me in Jamaica Plain's Ad Hoc Boston co-working studio for the the past year and have gotten to know D. as well. I was particularly honored when they asked me to be the visual documentarian of their wedding. They truly poured their souls into this event.
The unitarian service, held in a chapel in the woods, a place where the bride herself played as a girl, included nods to their Irish and Italian Catholic heritage as well as incorporating their life work in social justice issues.
D. thoroughly thought through all the details for an enchanted forest theme under an enormous white tent, candles, lights, and unique touches crafted with love from the couple, their friends and families. Both the service and the reception incorporated song, prayer and love.
Late at night, the stars reflected in the cool dark stillness of Bradley Lake, and the celebratory sounds of the salsa band warming the night air.