today’s love story:
Winter Wedding at the Harvard Club of Boston
and all the magical moments that made it
Ready for a snowy, magical winter wedding day at Boston College and the Harvard Club Boston? Then settle in, my friend…because this is the day that Christian marries Erica, a real-life princess.
I love wandering downtown Boston around Christmas – Harvard Club of Boston is right on Comm Ave next to The Eliot Hotel, where E+C had reserved rooms for guests. Check out their Christmas decorations! Magical. (You’re going to hear that word a lot in this highlight…sorry in advance!)
Harvard Club has room for everyone and more – both Erica and Christian got ready there without any worry of running into one another. They even have accommodations within the Club!
Erica is a model and former head Patriots Cheerleader, and invited her trusted beauty team in to help with hair and makeup. She was comfy in the chair with Joelle Morse and Lisa Bovio taking care of her. I adored her before the wedding day, and after, I’m a straight fan girl. She’s unbelievably kind and appreciative and just happy!
After hair and makeup, we headed upstairs to their suite to get dressed. Ben and I were sweating the time a little as the schedule had started to slip. And it was then that we I discovered the benefit of working with a professional model/cheerleader and her squad. It was like pit crew at Nascar. Sisters, her bestie, mom and style team jumped in and zipped, primped, buttoned and adjusted and she was magically dressed and completely ready to go in about oh 3 minutes. I would have said it was impossible if I didn’t see it myself. MAGICAL.
That moment when you first see her in her gown…mom and sisters holding back tears!
Meet Christian! He and the guys got ready on the first floor at Harvard Club, and get ready for their surprise…top hats! It doesn’t get much more winter glam for the guys. We loved the elegance.
Christian’s crew included his brother (best man), future brother(s), cousins and best friends. He’s got a crew, and after spending the day with him, I get it. He’s kind and loyal and always looking out for others.
Veil over her face…magical. I love this moment as dad lifts her veil, with Christian’s dad and grandparents smiling on in the back.
I loved how happy everyone was leaving the ceremony – all their sweet siblings!Whenever we shoot winter weddings, we always cross our fingers for the lovely snowglobe snow…and since this was the most magical wedding day, even in the winter where it never seems to snow, these two got it!
Back to the Harvard Club of Boston for formal portraits, cocktails with friends, dinner and dancing!
The Harvard Club is surprisingly expansive, and one of the surprises is three-story Grand Ballroom. Tonight it was decorated elegantly with evergreen, roses and candlelight.
I loved seeing guest reactions as they entered the room. Everything was flawless thanks to Jennifer Sepulveda and her team at Harvard Club. Erica and Christian invited Authority Band from Manhattan to play at their wedding. They were fantastic!
Toasts by Erica’s sweet dad and sister and Christian’s brother…and then an impromptu yodel performance by Christian!
The night was filled with love and joy and magic. Everyone was so happy to celebrate these two. We enjoyed every moment of this day. Erica and Christian, thank you for sharing your day with us!
ERICA + CHRISTIAN’S PERFECT WEDDING VENDOR TEAM
Wedding ceremony: St. Ignatius of Loyola at Boston College
Wedding venue: Harvard Club of Boston
Photographer + Videographer: The Ewings!
Planner + Coordinator: Jennifer Sepulveda, the Harvard Club
Officiant: Fr. Leroy Owens + Fr. John Cullody
Florist: Bryan Finocchio, 33 Munroe
Wedding Gown: Martina Liana from Alexandra’s Dress Shop
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Ultimate
Wedding Ring(s): Shreve, Crump and Low
Makeup Artist: Joelle Morse, Joelle Beauty Bar
Hair Stylist: Lisa Bovio
Lighting/Decor: KVLAV Lighting
Cake Artist: Dessert Works
Invitations: RSVP Hingham