church: Trinity Church Boston
lunch reception: Back Bay Hotel Boston
florist: Rory Weinberg Poppies
make-up: Lisa Dean
hair: Sharon, Interlox
gown: bride's grandmother's dress
Whitney had the opportunity to photograph a most unique wedding, detailed below, but at the couple's request to privacy we will only be showing a few of their images here.
The day started in Amesbury at Anneli's parents' house. Their beautiful home was built in the early 1800's and should be featured in a magazine. It has an idyllic view of the Merrimack River. After getting her hair done and picking up the flowers, Anneli, her younger sister, and her parents made the drive to Anneli's home in Boston. Anneli and her mother, Carol, had their makeup done while her father, Joe, walked Sassafrass, Anneli's amicable 11-year old retriever who chases shadows.
The wedding dress was made by her great-grandmother, worn by her grandmother, and altered to fit Anneli, who looked like the dress was made for her. Wearing her mother's pearls and carrying a bouquet of soft pink and ivory flowers, Anneli had an air of a romantic, vintage Victorian period about her.
There were congratulatory words and cheers from pedestrians during the walk through downtown Boston to Trinity Church. The intimate ceremony included both a justice of the peace and a church officiant. The 10 guests, mostly all family, participated and surrounded them closely during the entire ceremony. After some photos at the church, we walked to The Back Bay Hotel (formerly Jury's) for the reception.
Light hors d'oeuvres, a delicious buffet lunch, and champagne were enjoyed by all. Guests knew they were headed somewhere after the reception, but were only told to pack a bag. Two guesses made by Anneli's sister and David's mother were half right. Anneli and David announced they were flying everyone to New York city for a night on the town, staying in SoHo!! Anneli made neat carry-on bags for everyone, aptly stocked with reading materials and snacks for the flight and an itinerary of their unique wedding weekend. They took a cab and a hotel car to Logan Airport and flew to New York to continue their wedding.
Can you imagine receiving a wedding invitation with this insert? So cool!
Very Import Escort to the church.
Passing out trip itineraries!
And off they go.
What a way to celebrate! We are so happy for you, Anneli and David. Thank you for inviting Whitney to capture this intimate, memorable day. We hope you and your families enjoyed New York. Congratulations!