A Royal Sonesta Boston Wedding – Dana & Matt

Dana and Matt were married a few weeks ago at the Royal Sonesta Boston. Having photographed a couple of weddings for their friends — one just a month prior! — I had high expectations for this day… and boy did it deliver! Everyone and everything looked amazing, were super fun to spend the day with, and the party was crazy good. All in all, Dana and Matt and their family and friends knocked it out of the park!

We started with Dana and Matt as they were getting ready. While they did not have a formal wedding party, there was certainly no shortage of friends adding to the pre-wedding buzz. We had planned a first look outside by the Charles River, but the weather was not quite cooperating. Instead, Dana and Matt saw each other inside and then we were able to sneak out during a brief good weather window for some portraits before circling the wagons for family pictures.

The formalities kicked off with the Ketubah signing, followed by their wedding ceremony in the Sonesta’s ballroom. As expected, everything looked great. Even better, Dana and Matt were full of smiles and laughter, subtle glances and even a few tears. I absolutely love this kind of emotion during wedding ceremonies!

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and apps while the ballroom was full-on transformed. Honestly, I have very rarely seen such an amazing transformation. From the uplighting to the hundreds — or thousands — of dangly string lights above the white dance floor, the dining room could not have looked any better. As guests came in, they were greeted by not only the visual treat, but also the sounds of District 21 ready to kick off the reception. And that is exactly what happened. Of course there were intros and dances, toasts and a cake cutting, but it was the 300+ guests who descended on the dance floor that was the highlight. The energy was through the roof, and it was so much fun to be a part of.

Below are some of my favorite images from the day. Check it out…

Dana and Matt, thank you for having us along for your wedding day ride. I expected amazing, and your day exceeded that! A big thanks to Matt for joining me for this this marathon day. Great work also by the following folks…