FALL WEDDING AT THE COMMANDER’S MANSION IN WATERTOWN

commanders mansion wedding photographer watertown ma

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.

commanders mansion watertown wedding photography

commanders mansion watertown wedding photos brick walkway

commanders mansion watertown wedding photographer quiet moment

FIRST LOOK AT THE COMMANDER’S MANSION

first look commanders mansion wedding photography

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.  

first look commanders mansion wedding photos

first look commanders mansion wedding photographer

wedding first look commanders mansion photography

We rolled right into couple’s portraits after their first look, taking advantage of the beautiful grounds. 

commanders mansion wedding bridal portraits

commanders mansion wedding photos porch

commanders mansion wedding photographer fall leaves

commanders mansion wedding photography fall leaves

PERSONALIZED WEDDING DECOR

diy wedding bouquet fall

commanders mansion wedding dress parlor light couch

commanders mansion bridal portrait couch

commanders mansion bridal portrait window light

commanders mansion diy bridal bouquet

commanders mansion indie bridal portrait crochet shawl

CIVIL CEREMONY

commanders mansion wedding ceremony yellow room

commanders mansion wedding ceremony photography

commanders mansion wedding ceremony photos

commanders mansion ceremony wedding photographer

commanders mansion indoor ceremony wedding

commanders mansion indoor ceremony wedding bride

commanders mansion indoor ceremony wedding vows

commanders mansion indoor ceremony wedding ring exchange photos

commanders mansion indoor ceremony wedding photographer

WEDDING TANGO FIRST DANCE

commanders mansion dance tango wedding photographer

commanders mansion first dance tango

commanders mansion tango first dance live band

commanders mansion tango first dance live band wedding photographer

commanders mansion tango first dance live band wedding photography

LOW KEY WEDDING RECEPTION

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion wedding photographer

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion toast mom wedding photographer

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion cake cutting wedding photography

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion tango band wedding photography

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion violin tango wedding photos

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion bride wedding photos

indie bride low key wedding commanders mansion tango wedding photography


VENDOR LOVE

Thanks to the team at Commander’s Mansion for running a smooth reception.

Florals – DIY
Band – Los Chantas
Dinner – La Bonne Maison
Justice of the Peace – Gayle Smalley