The chilly air nipped at my fingers as I flew back to my alma mater for Britt and Aaron’s whimsical, handcrafted, DIY, fall-inspired wedding at the Harvard Faculty Club. They were the last of my 2010 weddings, and I’d mentioned before, I could not imagine closing out this year with a better couple than them. I know that many of their family and friends have been super-excited to see them come together, and through the laughter, the smiles, the moments large and intimate, I’ve been very blessed to capture it all. Thank you two and your families for making me feel so incredibly welcome as part of your special day and to be the one to shoot your wedding photos! There were so many favorites I wanted to share… so, this is one giant blog post!
I’ll start out with my favorite photo of the day – it was 40 degrees but Britt and Aaron toughed it out!
Oh, SUPER surprise, when we exited the church for the group photos, what did we find but the Harvard University Band practicing on the church steps?? Of course we asked them to stay behind and play a tune or two for the lucky couple!
Some more of the fall inspired details:
Row 1: Pumpkin centerpiece, escort cards, Britt’s bouquet
Row 2: Pies, centerpiece, a bunch of wheat – LOVE it!
Row 3: More pie. mmm
Britt’s mom’s friend Sue made all the pumpkin centerpieces – they make me so happy!
One of the funniest moments during the speeches – Aaron’s brother showed them his “to-do list” during the wedding
These are some of my favorite dancing photos because it features 3 generations of the family: Britt and Aaron, Britt with her grandfather, Aaron’s parents, and Britt’s mother with her father (Britt’s grandfather)
Can you guess which song was playing that caused everyone to raise their hands? Two hints: Bostonians love it, and often play it in conjunction with the Red Sox
Love you two! Thank you thank you thank you, look at my goofy smile, I’m so happy just to be here!
Shang Chen’s assistant: Karman Lee Photography
Ceremony: Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge, MA
Reception and catering: Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA
Dress: Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston
Rings: Anderson’s Jewelers, Wellesley, MA
On Aaron: Tie from Pink, Cufflinks from Anderson’s, Vest and shirt are custom-made by 9Tailors. Jacket and pants from Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: Bouquets and bouts – Nellie’s Wildflowers, Centerpieces – DIY
Make-up: Melt Spa, Boston, MA
Hair: The Hairdressers, Needham, MA
DJ: Scott Benowicz
Paper: Design is DIY / CUBE Design Research, printed by Albertine Press in Somerville, MA
Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
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