I had the joy of being reunited with an old friend from elementary school after Katie contacted me about photographing her wedding. Katie has been such a cheerleader for Readyluck from our beginning, and it was such an honor and thrill to create photos for her and Ty on their wedding day in and around my hometown of Boston. Here's more from Katie about their wedding day...
We chose Boston because this is my hometown, and more importantly, it's where we met and fell in love. Our entire relationship was built in Boston, since we met at Boston College, and we have a lot of really special memories around this city. Choosing the State Room was kind of a funny thing--apparently, I had forgotten that years ago (before we were engaged) Ty had sent me a picture of the State Room and jokingly suggested we get married there some day. Then, once we got engaged, I went to go check it out knowing that it was more of a fantasy venue than anything. When I went into the room, and every time I visited thereafter, the view simply took my breath away. It just felt right!
Ty's favorite moment was seeing the happiness on my face and just watching me dance, so carefree. My favorite moment was probably the ceremony--not only was it meaningful and intimate, but fun and hilarious--and I got to marry my best, best, best, friend. Close seconds were riding to the Boston Commons in the pedicab with my dad, and having everyone honk and scream congratulations at us, and being ushered in by the mariachi band at the cocktail hour.
I had been following Lindsay's work and Readyluck's blog for years and had told Ty, even before we were engaged, that I wanted her to photograph our wedding. She captured our wedding in a way that was beautiful an elegant, but also accurately portrayed all the crazy, unique details that made our wedding so fun!
We really wanted to make this a wedding no one would forget, so we put a lot of effort into making it fun an interesting for our guests at every turn. From our song choices, to table names, to cake toppers and the ceremony, we tried to make our wedding the utmost authentic Katie and Ty experience.
Yes, that is indeed Baldwin, the Boston College Eagle sharing a dance with Katie's grandmother. Amazing!
The vendors who helped make their day possible:
• Officiant: Reverand Geoff DeFranca (Katie's uncle!)
• Dress: Jim Hjelm, Bella Bridal Shoppe in Amesbury, MA.
• Shoes: BHLDN
• Linen Rental: Pam Collins/ Peterson Linen Rental and Sales
• Florist: Michele Bernard
• Videographer: Pirates Lane
• Ceremony Musician: Brian Amador
• Mariachi Band: Mexico Lindo Mariachi
• DJ: Charles Mercer
• Photobooth: Boston Photobooth Rental
• Baldwin: Boston College
• Venue: The State Room