Boston wedding photographer Nicole Chan will create photographs that will help you remember your church wedding – whether in a chapel, church, cathedral, or other sacred space
A beautiful wedding in Worcester.
The Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester is a beautiful location in which to tie the knot. Whether the wedding party is large or small, the space is all-encompassing and welcoming to everyone. Katya and George married on a chilly but bright and sunny day in January, with only their closest friends by their side. One of them spent the entire time ducked behind a podium to discreetly capture the precious moment on his camcorder! That’s the sign of a good friendship if you ask me. Their bigger ceremony is planned to take place later on this year, in Lebanon. It’s expected to be a huge party with a lot of family and friends!
The light was spilling through the windows just right as Katya made her way down the aisle. The stained glass windows made for a gorgeous color show, and she was absolutely stunning. Her dress, hair, makeup, and bouquet were all perfect! The combination of the church decorations and the details of her gown made the entire wedding seem ornate, but the closeness of everyone attending and the small size of the group kept it simple.
The traditional ceremony took place with great care and had everyone smiling. Rings were exchanged, incense was lit and a new union was created! I had an amazing time capturing this moment for these two! After having been together for ten years already, they seem to know exactly what they’re doing and how to make each other happy. George was camera shy at first, but with Katya’s encouragement and my directions, we got all the beautiful shots we hoped for!
We are sure their bigger ceremony will be a total blast, but we’re happy to have witnessed this little private event that felt so special to everyone. Sometimes a calmer environment makes the moment that much more special.
Congratulations to the happy newlyweds and best of luck in all your future endeavors!
Photography: Nicole Chan Photography
Florist: O Luxe Design
That feeling, when your heart gets heavy like it’s too full and about to burst… It fuzzes up my breathing but also makes me feel so alive. It’s a funny thing. My concentration capacity doesn’t allow for me to listen to speeches with full intensity because my eyes are sharp in anticipating expressions and keeping an eye on important individuals. For Ashley and Steve’s wedding reception at Boston’s Fenway Park, that funny feeling came upon me during their letter reading. My ears perked, and I listened to some beautiful words. Because they didn’t have bridal party members, they wrote letters to each other and read them aloud to their intimate group of closest family and friends. I felt so much love in Ashley’s beautiful letter to Steve. She spoke about how wonderful their lives are together and how she’s learning to be a mother figure to their two beautiful boys.
Ashely and Steve’s Boston Fenway wedding reception was meticulously planned. From the comfort foods – BBQ pork ribs, mac and cheese, clam chowders, Fenway franks, and ice cream bar – to the amazing candy bar, it was stunningly decorated. There were also lots of charming Red Sox – themed details at their Fenway wedding reception as well – including a baseball bat, mini baseball bats, custom baseballs with their names and dates, a home plate as a guest book, tickets as seating charts, peanuts and baseball cards as the table centerpieces, and even awesome authentic baseball stitching cufflinks! My absolute favorite little detail of their day – Ashley’s toenails, complete with the Red Sox B!
I’ve never online dated, but I bet it would be fun (slash interesting, slash crazy, slash overwhelming). My friends all have hilarious stories (or maybe they’re only hilarious because it’s not me). Either way, I often get e-mails from couples and I really get to know them over a series of e-mails, then phone calls, and then finally a face to face meeting. I liked Mary and Albert almost immediately. Mary told me that they both enjoy playing board games, caring for their aquarium (aquatic frogs and baby shrimp), and eating gelato. Mary said that they met at a popular Boston nightlife spot one night, when Ting Ting, Mary’s Maid of Honor”, dragged Mary out. It was that night Albert wandered over to her and used his famous pick up line, “Nice windowsill”. When I finally met Mary and Albert, it was like we were old friends. I gave everyone hugs. I felt so comfortable. They and their friends were warm, welcoming and so friendly! (This must be what online dating feels like on a first date when you finally meet them, right? :D)
I am so excited to have created so many incredible images, alongside one of my closest friends, Karen. Thank you for second shooting with me! The below image is one of my favorites of hers from the day. Karen’s previous life was in architecture. She studied it undergrad, along with visual arts. I’m often blown away at the things that she sees in the world, and it’s clear that architecture and big-picture images definitely fit her style.
I remember the day vividly. It was the week of my birthday and I had just arrived at a cozy cabin rental with some of my closest friends. I was ready to hike/explore Acadia National Park for the first time and was teeming with excitement to see the colorful New England foliage. Jason was with me. Sledder was being lazy as usual. I had just purchased a new little mirror less camera to goof around with. It was the start to a blissful week!
Michelle and Mike, you have no idea how happy you made me. As if a week couldn’t get any better, your e-mail set me in a good mood for weeks. If anyone knows artist-entrepreneurs, we’re a bit of a crazy breed. There are extreme highs, and then extreme lows where we beat ourselves up for not being better. You two made me feel insanely appreciated. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for choosing me.