FALL WEDDING AT THE COMMANDER'S MANSION IN WATERTOWN
We met over soup and tea at Flour on a cold evening in Boston. They had interesting questions, and comments, on my sample albums. Suddenly it hit me - Are you a designer, I asked the bride. She smiled. Are you a photographer, I asked the groom. He smiled.
More importantly, they met tango dancing in DC. And many moves and a few years later they were planning their late October wedding at the Commander’s House in Watertown. It as an intimate wedding, with about 30 guests. As dancing is close to their heart, and the start of their love story they wanted to dance - the parlor floor and the band were carefully considered. A simple civil ceremony was held upstairs in the Commander's Mansion Yellow Room with an officiant and strings, and lots of beaming from the bride and groom.
It was a small enough wedding that everything was held comfortably inside the venue. And the interior is gorgeous! An historic residence, this three storied brick mansion sits by the Charles River. A beautiful cast iron furniture filled veranda wraps a section of the house - and it was the perfect leaf blown setting for a few bridal portraits. There was something so romantic about the ground and the architecture of the building in the fall. The interior of the mansion is even more lovely. Rich tones of wood were in floors, the staircase the trim - everywhere. Maria and Davis chose to use the first floor for their reception and held their civil ceremony upstairs in the Yellow Room.
FIRST LOOK AT THE COMMANDER'S MANSION
Possibly one of my favorite first looks - they were SO EXCITED to see each other, Maria twirled right into frame and ran up the brick walk to see David.
We rolled right into couple's portraits after their first look, taking advantage of the beautiful grounds.