We love when our couples have a meaningful connection to the city of Boston, and we can see that in the details of this Summer wedding. Olivia and Brian have a long history here in Boston, and made sure to include special people and places throughout their celebration. They told us it was important for them to have a “romantic, summer wedding in the city where they fell in love”.
Both the bride and groom attended Boston College, and have called Boston their home ever since graduation. They chose Trinity Chapel to hold their wedding ceremony because they used to sing in concerts there together as members of the BC University Chorale. The beautiful Boston Harbor inspired their color scheme of soft purples and blues, and lead to their perfect venue choice of the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Olivia and Brian also included patriotic touches to their wedding, starting with the large American flag in the Boston Harbor Hotel archway. For their ceremonial cake cutting, Brian’s grandmother presented her late husband’s naval sword to Olivia’s brother — LTJG Emmett Whalen. The sword, belonging to Captain William E. Wynne, CEC, USNA, was the same one his grandparent’s used at their own wedding! Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito were guests as the wedding as Brian was their campaign manager.
The celebration of a wedding is always bigger than just the couple. Olivia and Brian really found a connection to their family, to their history, and to the city they love in this gorgeous Summer wedding in Boston. Special thanks to the bride and groom and to Michael Boivin at the Boston Harbor Hotel for another fabulous celebration!
Wedding Team | Boston Harbor Hotel: Michael Boivin; Hair/Makeup: Beauty Boston, owned by Kim Poutre and Rachel Flaherty; Invites/Paper: Minted; Attire: Ines di Santo (wedding gown), L’elite Bridal on Newbury Street – Jenny Yoo (bridesmaid dresses), Bella Bridesmaids on Boylston Street – The Black Tux (tuxedos); Flowers: Beach Plum Floral, owned by Jill Landry; Cake and Rentals: Boston Harbor Hotel; Video: Willow Tree Films, owned by Greg Fisher; Ceremony Music: The Gilded Harps, Felice Pomeranz (owner), Timothy Zimmerman (organist), Jessica Trainor Tasucu (soprano vocalist); Reception Entertainment: Kahootz Entertainment, owned by Chris Cole; Dance lessons for the father/daughter dance to “Tale as Old as Time” with lessons by Boston Ballroom Dance Center, owned by Marisa Panos and Peter Kovacs; Lighting: Socialight, owned by Paul Therrien