We love it when couples think outside the box and choose a fun and unique wedding venue for a truly one-of-a-kind event! Leigh Anne + Zach wanted their special day to be fun, casual, and unique — and their New England Aquarium wedding was all that and more.
We first met up with the bride at the InterContinental Hotel Boston, where she and her bridesmaids were getting dressed and ready for the day’s events. Zach and his groomsmen were getting ready at their home in Charlestown, and the bride and groom decided not to see each other before the walk down the aisle. Once hair and makeup was all finished up and the dress was on, we took advantage of the beautiful Autumn day and took Leigh Anne and her bridesmaids outside the InterContinental for some pre-ceremony photos before making the trip to Charlestown for the ceremony.
The traditional Catholic wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful Saint Mary – Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown. We love capturing that moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time as she’s walking down the aisle, it’s always one of our favorite pictures of the day! We snapped a couple photos of the happy newlyweds at the church after the “I do”s, and headed back down to Boston to get the party started.
Before joining guests at the New England Aquarium for cocktails, we took Leigh Anne, Zach, and their wedding party back to the InterContinental Hotel Boston for some beautiful nighttime photos out on the waterfront. Meanwhile, guests enjoyed cocktails at one of the most unique locations in Boston — right along side the New England Aquarium’s main tank and exhibit gallery. They could sip their drinks, enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, and take in the sights of the one-of-a-kind 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank and it’s 2,000 fishy inhabitants! This was definitely not your typical wedding cocktail hour.
Following cocktails, the party moved outside to the New England Aquarium’s Harbor Terrace Tent, right on the Boston Harbor waterfront. Here is what Leigh Anne had to say about her inspiration for this beautiful New England Aquarium wedding reception:
Zach and I really wanted a unique spot for our reception. We were looking for something fun, casual, yet romantic. The tent at the Aquarium was a perfect mix. We chose neutral colors like ivory and champagne for linens and flowers and added purple uplighting to the tent. To soften the look inside the tent we also added white drapery, bee lights, and twig chandeliers.
We were so happy to share this unique New England Aquarium wedding day with Leigh Anne, Zachary, and all their family and friends. Special thanks to the InterContinental Hotel Boston, the whole team at the New England Aquarium, and Leigh Anne + Zach for being so great to work with! Congratulations!
Vendors | Hair & Makeup: Studio 28 – Stacey Frasca, Jill Colwell; Invitations/Paper Products: Gus & Ruby Letterpress; Bridesmaid Dresses: Flair Bridal Dress: Vera Wang; Flowers: Madison Floral; Cake: Cakes to Remember; Lighting: DesignLight; Entertainment: Wilson Stevens – Radiance; Video: McElroy Weddings; Photobooth: Classic Photographers
This New England Aquarium Wedding was photographed by Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography. P+K photo is located at 251 Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116. Lauren can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email Lauren@PersonKillian.com