Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A couple that knows how to move together...

What do you get when you take a Danish neurosurgeon, a Southern belle gone New England city girl and put them together with her huge Southern Family in a big ol' church? You get Julia and Thorkild's fantastic, sophisticated, urban, Beacon Hill Wedding!




This church--the Church of the Advent on Brimmer Street in Beacon Hill--was breathtakingly beautiful.  A huge old Episcopalian Cathedral, the architecture was so visually stunning.  I also had me trembling in fear for the lack of available light.  My technique went a little something like this: Deep breath in, one, two three, exhale, click.  Thank you Canon 5D and ISO 1600!

It got wicked cold by the time the ceremony was over so our plans for group pictures on the front steps of the church fell through, and we had to improvise locations for the group pictures during the cocktail hour.  I found this fun staircase in the Commandants House where the girls were freshening up.  I think I pulled it off! 

Hence the title of this post.... 
I really loved the idea of a neurosurgeon preparing to cut his wedding cake...I bet it was done, if nothing else...efficiently

Sorry, Julia...I had to put this one up.  It's just too...perfect.

Big thanks to Ben Gebo for shooting along side me for this one!! 

Monday, October 12, 2009

We're all mad here....

This Past weekend, Katie and Manny got married in one of the most beautiful settings I have yet to encounter: On the terrace of the Fuller Crafts Museum in Brockton.  With the beautiful Autumn colors serving as a backdrop to the whole affair, Katie and Manny's wedding was one of the most personal, unique and special events I have experienced. 

For starters, Katie got ready in one of the craft rooms in the museums--random stoves, ovens, clothes pins, hardware and lots of spilled paint.  Fun!

Oh my how I love fall 
One of my favorite special touches: As part of Katie and Manny's Alice in Wonderland themed wedding, her nieces read passages from the Lewis Carroll Story.  The readings were printed out and adorned with these lovely ribbons...very ethereal...

I love funny little wedding snafus: Katie's officiant/godfather accidentally skipped the "I do" part of the ceremony, and went straight to the kissing part.  After a brief moment of confusion, Manny took it upon himself to enthusiastically declare his intent: "I DO!!"

Finishing touches: to further emphasize the Alice theme, Katie and Manny provided their guests with little take away boxes for all the desserts and candies, and labled them "Eat Me."  A delicious way to wrap up the night!