Natalie and Ryu’s Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel was traditional and modern.
Even though it was cold and rainy outside, Natalie and Ryu’s personalities kept everyone happy. Their day started off with an epic Nerf gun fight after Natalie’s bridesmaids made an obstacle course of streamers and syran wrap for the traditional Chinese door games! What could be more fun than that? I have never had to dodge flying foam bullets before, but it definitely made for a memorable experience. Spirits started high and stayed like that all the way until the last dance of the night.
Laughter is an important part of Natalie and Ryu’s relationship.
This was clearly evident from the outside! They made our job of getting them to smile much easier by doing it on their own. The couple is also incredibly supportive of each other. Whether it is going through tough times in real life or in their favorite video game, Borderlands, they both know that they will always be there for one another. Though they are busy with work, they love to run, catch crabs, and search for their next favorite restaurant in their free time. Their relationship is filled with laughter, which is I think is essential to a happy marriage.
Natalie and Ryu were surrounded by their family on their special day at their Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel wedding.
The amount of family and friends that came out and were so supportive on their wedding day was so incredible to see. They both are clearly family-oriented people and that made for an incredibly special experience for everyone in attendance. Natalie and Ryu braved the wind and the rain for a picture and that just shows who they are. Fun loving, carefree, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the best experience. I had such a great time getting to know them and hope the next step in their life is full of happiness!
Photography: Nicole Chan Photography
Videography: Promessa Studios
Venue: Renaissance Hotel Boston
Shoes: Tiek Shoes
Bridesmaid Dresses: Allegria Bridal
The backdrop for Tiffany and Micah’s Cliff House Wedding was breathtaking.
Perched on the cliffs in Cape Neddick, Maine the Cliff House is dramatic in its beauty. The jagged rocks and relentless waves crashing set quite the scene for the happy couple’s wedding. With the sun setting and sailboats passing lazily by, you could tell that Tiffany and Micah knew they had chosen the perfect place to be married.
Tiffany and Micah’s fairytale almost ended abruptly after one night.
After a night out at a bar in Boston, Micah lost his phone in a cab on the way home. Typically this would be just an inconvenience, but on this particular night, he had gotten the number of a beautiful girl that he had just met. After a week of frantically searching the internet for her, Micah ended up calling every number on his phone bill and finally heard Tiffany on the other end of the line. If that doesn’t sound like the start to a Rom-Com, I don’t know what does! Years later and they are still happily living life together.
According to Tiffany, their relationship follows the saying “opposites attract”.
Micah is a “big dork” (her loving words) while she… isn’t. Despite this, they connect over their love for food and travel. With 5 countries in their rearview mirror, they both can’t wait to keep exploring. Their fun-loving nature came through all night long as Tiffany danced in her high-top Converse. The Cliff House wedding space was filled with joy on this special night and we hope the rest of their life is filled with nights like this one!
Photography: Nicole Chan Photography
Videography: Promessa Studios
Venue: Cliff House Maine
Emily and Shas’s Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson wedding was an incredibly fun two-day experience.
Blending both traditional Hindu and western events meant packing a lot of excitement into the weekend. The fusion of two entirely different cultures made the wedding that much more special, and is in many ways symbolic of the merging of Emily’s and Shas’s contrasting personalities.
Emily and Shas are a hilarious duo.
Between Emily’s bubbly enthusiasm and Shas’s sarcastic cynicism, the two are able to balance each other out. Despite being so different, they share an admittedly dark sense of humor and have a deep respect for one another. Shas realized that Emily was the one when she was planning to visit him in Chicago and he realized how excited he was to see her. He called her right then and there, at 3am, and told her he loved her. Emily had the same realization when she was taking a cab to the airport from Shas’s apartment. The cab driver looked over at her, smiled, and said, “You love him very much. I can tell.”
Our fun started on Friday night with an energetic Mehndi to get the party started.
Emily came in wearing a beautiful saree with stunning jewelry to match, and her hands were decorated in intricate and gorgeous mehndi. She and Shas made their rounds, joking and laughing with everyone they spoke to. Emily and her husband-to-be then sat at the front of a stage and the performances began. Shas’s father kicked off the evening with a quick welcome speech and the singing of a beautiful ballad for the happy couple. What followed were dances by the children at the event, several songs performed by a guitar-wielding cousin (accompanied by several other family members), and finally two dancers that brought the entire crowd onto the floor to join them.
The Baraat kicked off the following Saturday.
Shas sat upon an elegantly adorned white horse and followed his friends and family as they danced along the water and toward the site of the ceremony. Upbeat music and rhythmic drumming kept the energy high as the crowd progressed. Emily and her bridesmaids could be seen on the rooftop deck watching the procession below and waving to all of the baraatis. Upon reaching their destination, several dance circles opened up and everyone had the chance to shine. Shas dismounted the horse and danced his way to the front where his mother and grandmother stood.
Immediately after, they started the Hindi ceremony.
The mandaap at the front was beautifully decorated in jewels and elegant drapes hanging from the pillars. The officiant was careful to explain every step of the procession, knowing that half of the attendees were unfamiliar. At some point during the ceremony, the bridesmaids were able to steal Shas’s shoes that were left on the side of the mandaap. What followed was a hilarious back-and-forth bargaining for them. After a lot of joking and teasing, Shas gave in and paid the laughing women in exchange for his footwear.
Later in the afternoon, the happy couple readied themselves for the western ceremony.
They shared a special first look together by the water. Despite having already seen each other earlier that day, both Shas and Emily seemed just as in awe as if they hadn’t seen each other in months. Emily’s bubbly nature was obvious from the amount of giggling that occurred as her smirking husband held her close. The couple came back to the hotel and jumped right into their second ceremony. The mood went from sweet and emotional as Emily and Shas read their vows, to raucous laughter as the officiant shared Emily’s true feelings about Shas when they had first met (she found him a tad too arrogant for her taste).
The lovely ceremony led to a very lively reception.
Some of the best food I have ever eaten was served (I no joke had three full plates – thank you Bukhara!). Family and friends made absolutely hilarious speeches that had the whole crowd in stitches. Despite the amount of delicious food that was served, everyone in the room was on their feet and dancing the night away as soon as the opportunity arose. A drummer stayed in the middle of the crowd keeping the beat with the music while several people broke out into solos, including the bride and groom. I have never seen so much energy and fun in my life as I did on that dance floor. People of all ages were bouncing up and down the entire night.
I am so grateful to have been a part of this giant celebration and I wish Shas and Emily all the best moving forward!
Wedding Coordinator/Planner: Shade Coleman
Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Pappell
Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Florist: Anjella at Florista Decor
Band: Silver Arrow Band
DJ: Magic Mike
Cake: Carlo’s Bakery
Videographer: Promessa Studios
Photographer: Nicole Chan Photography
Makeup/Hair: Veronica at Beauty By Veronica
Surrounded by friends and family, Julianne and Michael had a beautiful January Harvard Club of Boston wedding. Having met through the Christian Fellowship group while attending Harvard Business School, it only made sense that they get married in the place that has been so central to their relationship. As Julianne puts it, “Cambridge, in particular Harvard, is very special to us, since that is where we met and spent most of our time getting to know each other. We took many walks in the yard and have many fond memories of date nights in the square!”
Being big foodies, Julianne and Michael bonded over trying new restaurants and cooking together. Food really is the quickest way to a person’s heart! Since she is from Florida, Julianne relied on Michael’s Canadian roots to help her survive through the harsh Boston winter and said she could not have done it without him. If they aren’t sipping wine or cooking dinner together, they can most likely be found jogging along the Charles or reading books in Harvard Yard.
Although the snow was coming down outside, the Harvard Club of Boston wedding was filled with the warmth and love of everyone in attendance on their wedding night. It was an event filled with laughing, crying, goofy dance moves, but most importantly, an abundance of joy for the newlyweds. As they drove off in their limousine at the end of it all, the excitement for their new life together was evident on Julianne and Michael’s faces.
Boston Wedding Photography: Nicole Chan Photography
Boston Wedding Videography: Promessa Studios
Venue: Harvard Club of Boston
Hair and Makeup: Jenny Luu Hair & Makeup