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Nicole and Jonathan, Married! | Wedding at the State Room

“It’s happening”. With those two words, Nicole and Jonathan began preparations for their big day in downtown Boston. Things could not have worked out more perfectly. The rain stayed away, leaving warm temperatures and humidity. The dress and veil, my goodness, are just indescribable once they’re on Nicole.

Nicole’s style is quintessentially classic with a bit of a vintage twist

Glittery Jimmy Choos and a Priscilla of Boston dress with beautiful lace. All getting ready was at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Nicole’s amazing (AMAZING) bridesmaids and mother were there with her as she dressed

So. Beautiful

We played a little music in the background… looks like the bridesmaids were having a lot of fun!

Amie in the meantime got Jonathan as he was getting ready. He was just as well accessorized as Nicole was

I have to say something about this First Look. Nicole walked in front of Jonathan and told him to open his eyes. We had been building up anticipation for Jonathan the entire time. When Nicole crossed the street, a trolley full of Boston tourists cheered, and Jonathan asked Amie, “is that for Nicole?” to which she replied in the affirmative. When Jonathan finally opened his eyes, the reaction was unreal. He gasped at her beauty. She held back tears as the day had finally come. There was so much love

We walked around the Boston Harbor Hotel for some more relaxed and natural portraits


Veils are awesome, just saying

Tender moments are my favorite

Then the bridal party joined for some super fun and modern photos!

Beautiful flowers were all done by John laRoche for BlueGuava

The champagne colored Jenny Yoo dresses for the bridesmaids added a super elegant touch

There’s something about Brits… just something

The detail on the right – little signages at cocktail hour that showed the music that was being played – some of Nicole and Jonathan’s favorite bands

The State Room offers spectacular views of Boston’s waterfront and North End district

My favorite part of the wedding was the wedding ceremony. So many beautiful moments… Jonathan’s sisters cried

Nicole’s brother played a song from The Beatles… and there was not a dry eye in the room

Soft, elegant, and romantic were the rest of the reception details

Beat Train Productions had the dance floor hopping

Thank you Nicole and Jonathan for letting me so intimately and personally into your love story – one of strength, admiration, compatibility, kindness, and consideration. Thank you also to the families and friends of Nicole and Jonathan for such a wonderful day

Some more behind the scenes photos by Amie and a photo of Beat Train Productions

The vendors:

Photography by Saavedra Photography (Shang Chen Photography)
Assisted by Amie Fedora Photography
Wedding venue: The State Room, Boston, MA
Catering by: The State Room / Longwood Events
Bride’s dress: Priscilla of Boston
Groom’s tux: Theory
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Florist: John laRoche for blueGuava, Boston, MA
DJ: Beat Train Productions (a Shang Chen Photography favorite)
Make-up: Faces Boston by Louise Martino, Boston, MA
Hair: Priscilla Collins from Avanti
Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes
Rings: Deena Jewelers, New York, NY
Invitations / paper: Goosefish Press
Officiant: Elly Jackson

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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

October 11, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Angela Roccasalva All of the veil pictures are stunningly beautiful. For all the wedding articles I have read that suggest no veil these pictures completely show how beautiful veils truly are.

October 11, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Shang Angie, I LOVE veils of all lengths. I know they are hard to move around in – and most of my brides take them off after the photos and ceremony – but they make for spectacular photos =) Make sure you have a good hairstyle to go along with it.

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