Posted on February 9th, 2011 by Kelly.
Thanks so much for Bernadette Smith of 14 Stories, one of our pro-gay wedding planners on our vendor list, for sending us this Boston wedding with such cute nautical details….and a dog. I’m a sucker for weddings with dogs!
On July 17, 2010 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston’s historic North End, surrounded by 75 of our closest friends and family including 10 attendants, one flower girl, and our Boston Terrier flower dog Lexington, Meg and I were married by Cindy Matchett in an intimate ceremony combining traditional elements and a unique, personal touch. After ending the ceremony with a champagne toast, we stepped out to the harbor’s edge and were photographed with those closest to us by Kelly Griffith of Closed Circle Photography. After formal pictures were complete, Kelly suggested we sneak into the honeymoon suite and take a few pictures jumping on the bed, our gorgeous ball gowns billowing around us. They turned out to be some of the most meaningful pictures of the day and truly captured our feelings of absolute joy.
Posted on January 24th, 2011 by Kelly.
You’ll remember Michael from the “Month before the wedding” blog post series he did. He captures what it felt like to be planning a wedding in the last moments and you can follow his series with post one, two, three, four and five. He appeared in the New York Times and now we can finally share his wedding!
Our wedding day began around noon when we met our photographer, Patrick Lentz, who had agreed to spend the entire day with us. A blizzard had just hit Boston a day earlier so we got dressed, put on our snow boots and went out to take some portrait shots all over the city. We had so much fun! We climbed the tower of the Old State House, walk the alleys of Beacon Hill, and had a snowball fight. As our photographer was taking pictures so were tourists who were fascinated by what was going on. I’d love to see their pictures! Everyone we encountered in the city that day was warm and supportive.
Our reception was amazing. Everyone was joyous. Our families were so supportive and that love seemed infectious. After the ceremony our guests enjoyed a cocktail party in the museum downstairs while we posed with our families for pictures upstairs. A buffet dinner was served, followed by a cake cutting and some hilarious and heart-felt best men speeches. And then the dancing began and did not stop thanks to an amazing DJ, Ron Ferrell. People have remarked again and again how it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever attended. I know part of it was joy for us but part of it was elation at seeing the world change before their eyes. When we first decided to get married I was opposed to the big wedding in favor of a small private ceremony with our immediate families and a few friends. We eventually settled on a 75 person traditional wedding. Looking back I would not change a thing. Making our commitment in a room filled with that much love only made it more special for us. I would not trade the affirmation our family and friends gave our relationship for anything.
Posted on January 19th, 2011 by Kelly.
Thanks to our pro-gay vendor, Karen Snyder Photography, for submitting this Cambridge wedding.
Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Kelly.
Thanks so much to Circas Photography, a pro-gay vendor on So You’re EnGAYged, for shooting and then sending us this wedding via Two Bright Lights!
Not to sound cliche, but our day was perfect. Nicole and I definitely wanted the wedding that we dreamed of when we were little girls. We like to refer to our wedding as “our big fat gay wedding”. We are blessed to have the family and friends that we do; there were 220 people in attendance. It was very moving to lookout from our sweetheart table to see a room full of our family, extended family, friends and coworkers under one roof celebrating our love. To be surrounded by so much love on the most important day of our lives was just overwhelming.