Well, well, well…. my Rochester weddings sure do have a lot to live up to this season! I mean come on, how do you beat a subway, vintage candlestick bowling rehearsal dinner, a 1920’s era speakeasy saloon, Uber transportation at a click of a button and the most friendly of families?!?!?!?!?! Did I even mention the couple? There are not enough words to describe my love for them and how happy I am that they found each other.
Merri and I first met in 2008 at Stephanie & Howard’s wedding in the 1000 Islands and we became fast friends due to our mutual obsessively healthy eating habits. She has become of one of my greatest friends and it has been wonderful seeing her path to Alan and the alter. If I wasn’t working this wedding, I’m sure that I would have cried! A lot!!
Sooooo, for the wedding day recap…. There is so much to say…. I started my day by taking the subway to their hotel (that was a first for me!). Once we were all set, I sent Alan ahead to meet up with my second photographer, Kiera, for the “first look” in front of the historic house where Paul Revere once lived. Merri and I took the car service, Uber, and that was my first time with that as well. So easy! You literally just request a car from a smartphone app and in no time at all… there was a car for us!
There were a ton of tourists and the obligatory Paul Revere reenactor to navigate while heading toward Alan. The historic house is located on a gorgeous cobblestone street and just around the corner from the cafe where Merri & Alan had their first date. Yep, we went there too!
We spent some time enjoying the North End and then headed to the ceremony via the subway. Yup! This was always the plan. I love capturing unique and meaningful locations with my couples. Merri had the extra great idea to have all of the family meet us on the platform in Davis Square for a champagne toast before the family formals and ceremony. Great idea!
The rest of the day was pretty straight forward (relatively). Family formals, ceremony, reception, dance party. Merri did an excellent job planning the decorations for the Theatre and the Saloon decorated itself. The ceremony was perfect and the toasts made everyone cry! What else could we have possibly wanted? Gorgeous. Touching. Tasty. Perfect.
What I noticed most about the guests at this wedding is that everyone mingled and mixed and met and had fun. Since there are soooo many teaser images, I’ll let you just check out the day yourself.
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wedding photographer: Heather McKay // second photographer: Kiera Slye // Ceremony: Davis Square Theatre // Reception: The Saloon // transportation: Uber and the MBTA // invitations: Minted // rehearsal dinner: Flatbreads Somerville // men’s hand shave: Tweed Barbers // wedding planner: Katie Graves