today’s love story:
Brian & Lindsay’s Liberty Hotel Wedding
and all the magical moments that made it
Our second to last wedding of the year was at The Liberty Hotel in Boston, and it was a good one. Have you been to this hotel? It is “an imaginative transformation of the storied Charles Street Jail” and has so much luxurious character and charm.
Speaking of character and charm, we have to tell you about Lindsay & Brian! This was their big day, which Lindsay planned from Jacksonville where Brian serves as a pilot in the Navy. He’s tall and handsome and stoic. Her rock. And she’s tiny and adorable and loves all things fun. Together they’re the cutest match.
Lindsay’s wedding gown was from BHLDN. Love.
Gorgeous & radiant. This smiling face lit up the whole day.
Lindsay’s bridesmaids were awesome – kind and fun and they LOVED their surprise gifts.
We had the pleasure of providing wedding photography and videography services for Brian & Lindsay. Here’s Ben on video. See more of our video work at vimeo.com/theewings. For those of you from Lexington, you may see some familiar faces. Shout out to our Lex couples, we love you!
Brian got ready with the help of his brother, Lindsay’s brothers and his best buds, and wore his Navy dress uniform.
Back to the ladies!
Lindsay got dressed privately with her mom Jenny, who is the sweetest.
Meanwhile, the ladies were ready to celebrate in the other room!
Lindsay’s bouquet was created by Derby Farm Flowers. Coincidentally, I just drove by their shop in Arlington yesterday, which is ADORABLE. The bouquets were stunning – I love the flower selection and the organic feel.
One of the best parts of getting married at the Liberty Hotel is Bridget. She’s the wedding event manager and kept everything running smoothly throughout the day. She also got us access to the jaw-dropping Presidential Suite at Liberty Hotel.
Lindsay planned a first look with her dad, who waited teary-eyed next to his other baby. His mint-condition vintage Chevy.
If you’re looking for a Catholic church for your wedding ceremony, I highly recommend Saint Cecilia Parish, next to the Christian Science Center. We’ve photographed many weddings there, and Father Unni has this magic about his talk that keeps it connected, positive and inspiring. He shares personal antecdotes about his couples that truly offer a glimpse into their relationship and why they’re so connected.
In tribute of Brian’s – and now Lindsay’s – military commitment to the Navy, they planned a sword arch for the recession.
Welcome to the Navy!
Just as the ceremony ended, the rain started to fall lightly. They didn’t care. Our portrait schedule went on as planned, with a quick stop at the Boston Public Library steps in Copley Square before heading to Boston Public Garden for some nighttime portraits, made possible by our assistant Kelsey’s lighting help. She’s literally the best.
Back to Liberty Hotel for cocktails on the catwalk. It’s not every day you see your name in lights at the top of a luxury hotel!
I’m imagining that these wood signs are now hanging on their separate bathroom doors at home. That’s how I’d use them!
Cake by Donna’s Cakes.
Beantown Band, a Wilson Stevens’ band and 2017 Improper Bostonian “Best of Boston” winner, was the entertainment and lighting source for the night. How could you not feel incredible being welcomed in with a spotlight entrance like this and Beantown playing!? They’re insane. Awesome. They even helped her dad during his toast with a sweet song for his girl.
Is this real life? Our girl Lindsay loves to dance, but I hope she and Brian stepped back to have a “pinch me, is this really our wedding” moment. The setup was insane. So fun – Bridget said she had NEVER seen so many people on the dancefloor at Liberty Hotel.
Probably the first two things I learned about Lindsay was: 1, she was tiny and 2, shes LOVES to dance. Well girlfriend, this was the danceparty of a lifetime. Made possible by Beantown and comfortable by a fab white jumpsuit and leopard-print shoes!
Before we left, we invited these two out for a moment alone. To step away and take it all in together. A wedding day is a big deal, and we always try to encourage and enable a little bit of quiet time to reflect.
If I had to choose 3 pictures to describe the day, these 3 would do it pretty well. Meaningful, elegant, beautiful and so completely fun from start to finish. Congratulations Brian & Lindsay!