Some say that they were lucky. I think it was karma. Madeline and Adam had an incredible Larz Anderson Park Wedding.
I liked these two before I even met them. They both work in education. Adam, high school math, computer science and engineering teacher, and Madeline, an elementary school psychologist. Instead of traditional wedding favors, they donated to The Malala Fund. They’ve rescued two of the friendliest golden retrievers – Toby and Jake. Madeline seems to collect cool jewelry from places that she’s traveled to. The two of them share this passion of traveling, exploring, and being goofy along the way.
Even though I have back from Greece for a well, I’m still slightly jetlagged. It’s not awful, though. I sleep at 11pm and wake up at 7am, like a normal person! (Normally, I’m up WAY later than I should… usually editing or YouTubing silly dog videos.) I woke up earlier than my alarm and did my normal pre-wedding routine of packing snacks, applying extra deodorant, and triple checking all of my gear that I packed the night before. In the middle of double checking my flash modifiers, my phone erupted in furious rage. ALERT – Severe weather! Tornadoes and flash flooding. Yikes. Oh, and their ceremony was an outdoor Larz Anderson Park Wedding without a rain plan. Well, we did have a rain plan: umbrellas. 🙂
It’s Boston. I’m prepared for rain, snow, drought, and a heatwave all in one day. I have everything I need in my car. I finish packing my snacks and head off. I meet Madeline and Sarah at their salon. The two have been friends since birth because their mothers are also best friends! As usual, the weather turns quickly. It stops raining by the time Madeline and Sarah are beautified by the ladies at La Beautique Salon.
I loved how much effort Adam and Madeline put into their Larz Anderson Park Wedding Ceremony. Sarah’s fiance operated the music for the processional and recessional. Sarah and Adam’s brother, Matt, walked Toby and Jake down the aisle. There was beautiful cloud cover and even a little sun peeking out. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. Tornado, thanks for staying out of Boston. 🙂
Their evening ended with a beautiful wedding dinner at The Farmhouse in Needham, MA where Sarah, Matt, and Madeline’s father gave heartfelt speeches.
Madeline and Adam, I had an awesome time at your wedding. Thanks for having me. Enjoy Sri Lanka! 🙂
Photographer: Nicole Chan Photography
Venue: Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, MA
Bride’s dress: Tulle Bridal in Andover, MA
Hair and makeup: La Beautique Salon in Newton, MA
Reception: The Farmhouse in Needham, MA
In Massachusetts, almost everything is weather dependent and in a minute’s notice, your treacherous rainy day could be cloud-less with perfect bright blue skies. As they say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” Actually, I’m not sure who says that… it might’ve been a high school teacher, or maybe something that I made up (and tricked myself into believing that it’s a thing).
ANYWAY… Caitlin and Chris have been doing no-rain dances for over a year, as they planned their wedding ceremony on the beautiful Falmouth beach in iconic Cape Cod. Unlike most Cape Cod weddings, they didn’t want to focus on a seashell and sand theme. Instead, they focused their attention on seaglass – a beautiful color palette for the tables, bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen ties, and most importantly… on their cupcake table!
Both are life long residents of Cape Cod (Truro and Sandwich) and it was only fitting that they were wed here. If you could see me, I’d bring my left arm into a flex-ing position and tell you which part of the Cape Truro and Sandwich are in. (MA residents will understand me!)
My heart felt so full as I documented their families. Caitlin’s parents could be found glancing at each other during the ceremony (when the other wasn’t looking). Caitlin’s maid of honor, though not related by blood, seemed like she was Caitlin’s sister. She talked about what a genuine human being Caitlin was, and how lucky she was to call her such a dear friend. Chris’ parents were busting out some serious dance moves together. MamaTobias, mother of three boys, had plenty of tears in her eyes as Chris’ brothers made their best man speeches. I think Chris’ older brother summed it best, “Chris, you’re just really awesome”.
If you’d like to see more of Caitlin and Chris view their Cape Cod engagement session.
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If someone told me that I would marry the boy I had a crush on in 7th grade, I’d vomit.
When Quang and Phison were in the 7th grade, they were just friends or sorta-friends, because way back then, being friends with boys was weird. However, Quang had a massive crush on this girl, pursued her, and got rejected (gently – Phison would add). Let’s fast forward about seven years. Quang’s persistence finally pays off and they go on their first date on a chilly snowy day. Fast forward a few more years, throw in some long distance challenges, and Quang decides that he’s going to propose… (as cheesey as it sounds) to his one and only love.
On the day of the proposal, Quang envisions some high tech specific effects. He wanted to recreate snow – with some fake snow flakes and a fan. Though the projected ended in a “Phison, keep your eyes closed.” *pause* and then a “Oh no…! I faiiiiiil….”, she still said yes. 🙂
They had a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony, first at her home and then at his. The night ended in a beautiful reception at Kowloon in Saugus!
Over the past eight years, Chandra and AJ have learned how to be a team and have faced the world balancing their weaknesses with the other’s strengths. They’ve gone through their fair share of struggles and through it all, the support and friendship was always there. They mention this quite often, that their friendship is their foundation, what came first, and what they will always honor. They’re both pretty low-key and quiet people, until you get them talking about their pets… or hockey. 🙂
Their wedding celebration was on the terrace of Dante – an incredible Cambridge restaurant right on the Charles River. A beautiful reception room, adorned with long tables, delicate florals and violet uplighting welcomed their guests as they entered from a sunset cocktail hour. Though the dance floor was smaller, it was always packed with excitement and energy.