Boston wedding photographer, Nicole Chan, will document the laughter and joy of your intimate wedding with your closest family and friends
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
The Commons 1854 is a beautiful place for a wedding.
Even more so when the couple getting married is as sweet as Marjan and Roy. Ever since meeting in grad school at BU, these two have been attached at the hip. They conquer every day as a team, united in their love for each other. When asked why she loves Roy, Marjan says that he is everything that she never knew she wanted. Sweet, supportive, and dedicated to their relationship. These qualities all showed during their wedding day and it was a joy to watch them interact.
Like all relationships, Marjan and Roy have their tough days.
What sets them apart is how they handle those tough days. They both are incredibly supportive and go out of their way to help each other every day. Roy says that even when they are both rushing out the door, Marjan never fails to make sure he has everything he needs for the day. “It’s wonderful knowing she is there to be my partner and go the extra mile for me.” After five years together, they are still quick to laugh. Taking themselves seriously has never been part of their personalities, so their days are filled with goofy jokes. Whether they are shredding the slopes or enjoying breakfast in bed, these two are happiest when they are together.
Marjan and Roy’s wedding day ended with amazing dancing.
Their ceremony was so beautiful. The table they sat at was ornately decorated with honey, spices, sweets, and many other traditional Persian wedding items. The weather was perfect, the guests were gushing with joy, and Marjan and Roy were so adorably excited all day. Being able to be a part of weddings like these is a special privilege. Standing next to Marjan and Roy as they declared their love for each other was a beautiful moment and I am so happy to have been a part of this day. I wish them all the best in their future adventures together!
Venue: The Commons 1854
Photography: Nicole Chan Photography
Videography: Chad Whelan
DJ: DJ Dariush
Florist: Flowers by Annette
Dress: Tulle Bridal
Shoes: Shoes to Dye For
Suit: Brooks Brothers
2 minutes and 2 seconds. That’s how long Meri and Benedikt’s beautiful Boston waterfront wedding was! Their officiant said his first word at 4:49:27 and their first kiss was greeted with roaring cheers at 4:51:29 PM! I arrived to Christopher Columbus park on a sunny Friday afternoon, ready for this blissful 18-person wedding. After their super quick Boston waterfront wedding ceremony, we trotted over to the Aquarium docks, where they hired a water taxi to bring them to their reception spot – the delicious Daily Catch seafood restaurant. If anyone hasn’t been there before, you must must must have the black pasta aglio olio style! Mmm… garlic and calamari)
Meri and I had skyped and talked quite a bit about their day prior to their wedding. Even before all that, I knew I liked her when she wrote to me, “You can bring your husky [to the wedding]. I’m Alaskan, so we’ll get along beautifully!” Are you kidding me? These are the best e-mails ever. Side note: Sledder would yank me around wanting to greet everyone. Haha. Meri grew up in Alaska with a small village lifestyle. She says that from there, she learned about emphasis on people and finding things that you are passionate about. I thought that was incredibly special. 🙂 “Confounding paradox”, Meri says. She found a genuine guy who is an easy going, intelligent, focused on research, and a very handsome jock. 🙂
Meri and Bene, I’m eternally grateful to be able to photograph relationships like yours. Ihope these images transcend you back to a day that was intimate, special, and full of love. Your friends and family love you so much. I also hope that your big celebration in Austria is equally as amazing!
Special thanks to the uber talented Jamie Ivans for 2nd shooting with me!
This is part one of an incredible wedding story! Dave and Kasey met at a dog park in Washington DC about 5 years ago. They both lived there, but career paths brought them into a cross-country long-distance relationship for about a year and a half. Luckily, Dave landed an incredible opportunity at Boston’s MGH and they (with their dogs) decided to both move into an adorable neighborhood in Charlestown.
On September 4 (because 9 + 4 = ’13!), Dave and Kasey were granted permission for a private ceremony ontop one of Boston’s most iconic buildings – the Marriott Custom House, the super awesome clocktower! With their officiant, celebrating her 51st anniversary, Kasey and Dave had an beautiful 3 minute and 7 second ceremony. 🙂
I can’t wait for part 2 of their wedding in the Cape! We wandered through many gorgeous areas of Boston for their portrait session afterwards. Below are my favorites.
Special thanks to my lovely assistant, Karla
Two grooms with extensive knowledge in daguerreotypes, early photography processes, cinematography and feature film production/direction.
Sometimes, it’s nerve-wracking to photograph other photographers or anyone with an educated understanding of light and composition. I expected the pressure to be overwhelming but when the day came, it just flowed. We greeted each other with big hugs and documenting the two of them just flowed so naturally for me. Love is love, regardless of the subject’s talent. They trusted me fully with preserving the memories of their day and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Lance and Steve live in North Carolina and decided to invite a very intimate group of close friends and family members to celebrate with them. The New England fall weather was a perfect complement to the charming Robert Treat Paine Estate – Stonehurst in Waltham, MA. This venue is about a stone’s throw away from my university, and it set such a great tone when I drove past campus in the AM. Julie Buckley of Magenta said that they chose this venue because of their love for the arts and crafts style architecture and design. Julie says that they felt like ‘Lords of the Manor’ as they welcomed guests into this grand house!
Lance and Steve got ready together in the AM. They helped each other adjust their ties (with the assistance of the very talented Bob Farren – Thanks for ending with me!), and held each other’s hand as they walked down the stairs and down the aisle into the ceremony space. Their ceremony was held in the Great Hall and incorporated several readings presented by close family and friends. After each reading, Copley Chamber Players would play a musical interlude. After the ceremony, guests had dinner in a beautifully designed long table in the Summer Parlor.
Congratulations to the Lance and Steve! Their film short “Oh Crappy Day” (OCD – get it? haaah) has been selected for two festivals: the Siouxland Film Festival, which starts later this month in Sioux City, Iowa, and the Garden State Film Festival, which starts mid-March in Atlantic City, New Jersey.