A beautiful summer day, a classic Boston wedding venue, and a wonderful fun-loving couple — what more could we ask for! This Boston Public Library wedding began in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, where bride Alexandra and her bridesmaids got ready for the day at her parent’s home. The ladies enjoyed a champagne toast and a few photos on the rooftop while groom Daniel and his groomsmen spent the morning a the nearby Westin Copley. One of the things we love about the Back Bay is how close by everything is — once Alexandra and Daniel were dressed and ready, it was a short walk to the Boston Public Gardens for the couple’s first look.

After a few formal photos with just the bride and groom, we were joined by the entire wedding party for some group and family photos. It was a perfect summer day in Boston, and everyone enjoyed being out in the sunshine. Before too long it was time for the ceremony, which took place at the Harvard Memorial Church. This was a special place for both Alexandra and Daniel as this is where they both went to school! After the “I do”s it was back to Back Bay and the Boston Public Library to start the celebration.

The Boston Public Library sits in the heart of Copley Square and features a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, classic old Boston architecture, and a series of beautiful event spaces. It is one of our favorite Boston wedding venues and was the perfect spot for this bride and groom to celebrate their classic and traditional wedding day. The evening started outside in the courtyard for cocktails. While guests mixed and mingled around the stunning central fountain, we took Alexandra and Daniel through the halls of the library for some formal photos. Everyone then moved into Bates Hall for dinner and dancing.

Bates Hall is the centerpiece of the Boston Public Library — with the high, arched ceilings and iconic green reading lights on each table, it has become a Boston wedding classic. The bride and groom added fresh summer flowers to each table and soft purple uplights to accentuate the space, and now it was time to party! The night was full of food, drinks, toasts, and lots of laughter as everyone came together to celebrate this wonderful couple.

Thank you to Alexandra and Daniel for being so fun and easy to work with, we could not have been happier to join you on your wedding day!

Vendors | Venue: The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library; Entertainment: Music Management; Rentals: Peak Event Services; Hair: Jana Rago; Makeup: Dani Wagener; Wedding Planner: Tracey Kelly of Tangorra Wedding Planning; Ceremony: Harvard Memorial Church; Flowers: Orly Khon Floral LLC; Video: MapleLoft Studios; Lighting: Socialight Boston * This post is filed under Boston Public Library Weddings. This wedding was photographed by Lauren Killian of Person + Killlian Photography. P+K photo is located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston MA. To see more weddings we photographed at the Boston Public Library with the Catered Affair, please click here.