Boston Engagement Party and Portraits | Hotel Commonwealth

I met these two a few years ago, when Yun-Young’s family came in for his graduation from BU.  He brought along his girlfriend, and she jumped into the portrait below, after the family portraits were finished.  Their affection and chemistry evident. 

Two years, two degrees and one engagement later:

I swear I didn't tell them to mirror the pose from two years ago.  It's just a natural gesture of love! 

I swear I didn't tell them to mirror the pose from two years ago.  It's just a natural gesture of love! 

 

Enrolled in the same Dental Medicine school, it was a case of opposites attracting.  Hanna’s outgoing and social personality drew Yun-Young in.  These two enjoy traveling and eating and they love the Red Sox (people after my own heart!).   

To celebrate their engagement, they hosted a dinner in the Olmsted Room at the Commonwealth Hotel - perfect for an intimate engagement party.  Gathering around the tables for toasting and celebrating with the couple, their families and friends showed their support and love.   

Engagement parties are an opportunity for families to come together.  It a chance to congratulate the couple and for both families to meet and get to know each other.  They chose to host the engagement party in Boston the city where they met, after their Dental School graduation while both of their families were in town.  Keeping it casual, yet elegant, the beautiful Olmsted Room was the perfect size for an intimate dinner.

The Hawthorne, a favorite of mine when I lived in the Fenway, graciously let us step inside for a few moments to take portraits.  It was quite cold and windy, so we kept inside as much as we could.  But I did convince them to swiftly run over to the back of the hotel on Newbury Street for a few outdoor portraits - with Fenway in the background.  

I love the houndstooth pattern of the wallpaper in this space - contemporary and modern with gorgeous natural light - what more could we want? 

I love the houndstooth pattern of the wallpaper in this space - contemporary and modern with gorgeous natural light - what more could we want? 

a little red sox nation love for you all

a little red sox nation love for you all

A costume change for the engagement party reception at the Commonwealth Hotel 

A costume change for the engagement party reception at the Commonwealth Hotel 

an understated and elegant two tier cake

an understated and elegant two tier cake

The Olmsted Room at the Hotel Commonwealth, set for the engagement dinner party

The Olmsted Room at the Hotel Commonwealth, set for the engagement dinner party

Congratulations to these two, ready to begin this new adventure together!