Boston wedding photographer, Abby Lorenz, doesn't just take pictures, she captures emotions. As you scroll through these gorgeous photos, keep that one fact in mind and you will see that every photo of this wedding shows not only the beauty of the moment, but the true emotion of the day.
Emily and Matt met me at my home office in Watertown. Emily is an artistic designer and she had a very clear vision of all of the beautiful details for the day, many of which she intended to create herself, but she admitted that while she was excited to create all of the beautiful details, she knew there was so much more that needed to be taken care of with regard to planning. Her concern was that she and Matt would get overwhelmed or would overlook important elements - or that they would become bogged down with the "boring stuff" (boring stuff being contract reviews, negotiations, timelines, invoices, vendor research, etc. "Boring but important," we all agreed.) Alas, I assured her that she could focus all of her creative energy on the beautiful, fun elements and I would manage all of the boring/important stuff, and it was a perfect balance that resulted in a lovely collaboration, as any wedding planning experience should be.
And as they left our initial planning meeting, I insisted on hugging them both. Because I love hugs. But Matt hates hugs, which made my insistent hugging that much funnier to Emily and I. Eventually Matt came to graciously accept and reciprocate hugs. He rules.
As you can see, Tower Hill Botanic offered up the perfect venue for this beautiful day and Peterson's Party Center offered us an endless array of rental options for all of the beautiful detailed elements that Emily wanted to dive into. Fresh sprigs of lavender and seasonal florals from Bittersweet Gardens tied the room together perfectly, and Queen Anne chairs and gold-rimmed chargers set the scene for a romantic tablescape.
DJ Nixx was a dream, as always, moving through the classics for cocktail hour and into a crazy fun dance party. The colorful lights from the dance floor reflected up through the glass ceiling and lit up the night, and beignets served as a delicious nightcap for guests as homage to the trip to New Orleans where Matt proposed to Emily.
Special thanks to Abby Lorenz for capturing the emotions of the day, Tower Hill Botanic for being such a great venue team, Bittersweet Gardens for the gorgeous florals, Peterson's Party Center for the exceptional rentals, Pepper's Catering for amazing cuisine, DJ Nixx for an amazing dance party and pianist, Aaron Emmanuel, for the moving performance during the ceremony.