A love story begins in which after meeting, you realize you could have met a dozen different ways. And it’s likely that you were, just maybe, at the same parties in the same cities at some point. At any moment in time, your paths could have crossed. In any case, as it is sometimes, you will not see it right away. Perhaps there were distractions. Perhaps it was simply being too young. Just a little more time, until you are ready. For each other. You need to be in the right place in your life to recognize your soulmate. That is the beginning of this love story.
The ceremony everything was just along Mass Ave between Cambridge and Boston. The wedding ceremony was held at the bride’s home parish at the St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Central Square. The service was beautiful, including the exchange of rings, declarations of intent, candle lighting and crowns.
Cambridge City Hall, across the street, had recently been unveiled after it’s summer restoration project and it provided a lovely backdrop for a short series of family portraits.
Bride was stunning in a BHLDN sleeveless full length dress and slingback peep toe white satin shoes. She wore her beautiful curls natural to gently frame her face. The bridesmaids’ dresses, the calla lilly bouquets and the groom’s tie brought in a rich and deep reds – a perfect accent color for an early fall evening wedding.
The guests and the wedding party traveled across the bridge into Boston to the Back Bay Clubhouse at the Harvard Club.
While we were making the family and wedding party portraits, the guests gathered for cocktail hour, completed naturally with a raw bar, in the Massachusetts Room. Harvard Hall, the ballroom for the reception looked romantic with it’s wood and marble paneling and glowing fireplaces. A grand entrance was made through the wood doors and it was directly into the first dance on the marble dance floor.
They chose the Beatles version of “Til There Was You” as their first dance song. Which was, in the wake of witnessing the day, totally appropriate.
I was struck by how quietly joyful and caring this couple is with their friends, and their families, their nieces and nephews and each other. Family was forefront and the circles of friends they’ve gathered a close second.
It was a weekend of warm and loving laughter, and above all sincerity. There was, as in the lyrics of their first dance song, love all around.
vendor love –
kudos to the team working behind the scenes to make this wonderful day unfold seamlessly
Jennifer Sepulveda, coordinator at the Harvard Club
Flowers and Arrangements by Sophia Khalil
Cake: Konditor Meister
Music and Dance Floor Magic Makers: The Ward Eights