We love it when two lifelong Bostonians decide to get hitched in the city they grew up in! Erica and Brad wanted their wedding to be elegant and traditional, with a distinct feeling of “classic Boston”. The historic Omni Parker House located right in downtown Boston was the perfect location for their beautiful spring wedding.

As well as paying tribute to the city they love, Brad’s military service played an important role in this couple’s special day. Brad himself has recently returned from duty in Afghanistan, so they decided to incorporate the colors, details, and traditions of the Marine Corps into several aspects of their wedding. Following the Ketubah signing, the traditional Jewish ceremony took place in the Omni Parker House’s Press Room — after the I do’s, Erica and Brad exited under an archway of fellow Marine Corps’ swords. Following cocktails up on the 15th floor, which included a harpist and a live-action sushi station, guests moved into the Omni Parker House Ballroom for the reception.

The couple chose gold and navy blue as their color inspiration, to perfectly compliment Brad’s Marine Corps uniform. The military tributes continued throughout the evening — including the cutting of the cake with Brad’s sword. We loved all the personal touches that the couple added to this wedding, their love of Boston and the military inspiration really made this day special for the newlyweds.

Congratulations Erica and Brad, and thank you for letting us capture your beautiful wedding day!!!

Vendors | Hair: Naomi Baril, The Stylists; Makeup: Katrina Hess; Invitations/Paper Products: Invitations + Company; Dress: Vera Wang from Vera Wang Boston; Flowers: Tangerine Creations; Cake: The Icing on the Cake; Entertainment: Gilded Harp (ceremony + cocktails); Night Rhythm (reception)

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The Wedding of Erica and Brad at the Omni Parker House – June 2013 – By Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662