A Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding – Ricki & Ariel

Ricki and Ariel were married on a chilly November day at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Despite sun early, by the time they had their scheduled first look, it was overcast, breezy and down right chilly! Ricki still braved the weather for a few portraits overlooking Boston Harbor, but then we hastily retreated back inside… where the other sane people already were!

Chris and I met up with Ricki and Ariel as they were getting ready. First on the agenda post prep was a first look. If you know the area around the Boston Harbor Hotel, it can be a bit of a wind tunnel. We found a (mostly) protected spot for their first look, which was one of my favorites of all time. Wonderfully emotional; it’s a treat when a groom cries (sorry, Ariel!). The entire wedding party joined us afterwards for what might have been the fastest wedding party shot ever under the arch. Talk about windy! Back inside we polished off family pictures before the ketubah signing ceremony. More tears were shed. Then it was off to the wedding ceremony in the Wharf Room. More tears were shed. In an awesome way, though! So much emotion this day.

Following the ceremony, we stole away for a few more portraits. Rather than brave the cold again, we shot in the ballroom while they were setting up for dinner and dancing later. I LOVE the Boston harbor Hotel, but if the weather is cold or wet, be sure to book additional space in the hotel. It is hotel policy that you cannot photograph anywhere inside the property that you’ve not rented. We didn’t know this, hence we were in the ballroom. But, we played with candles and bokeh, and I love the images!

The party kicked off, and it looks like most of the crying was done with, except for maybe a little during toasts (sorry, Ricki!). Beantown band knows how to rock a party, and they did exactly that. The dancing was non stop, and with the cadio kicked up and a couple drinks on board we ventured out one more time for a few night shots (it was really cold… I wish I had had a couple drinks to take that edge off!). No more tears at that point. Just an amazing couple celebrating with their family and friends. Below are a few of my faves form the day. Check them out…

 
  
 
  
 
 

Thank you Ricki and Ariel for having us along for your bog day. You were so wonderful to work with! And a big thanks to Chris for tagging along. Great work also by the following folks…