We are so lucky to work in an industry where our friends and colleagues can introduce us to such wonderful new brides and grooms. This fantastic couple came to us by way of Jodi Raphael, whose team at Jodi Raphael Events was already planning a gorgeous and modern wedding day for Amanda and Zach. Though they currently live in New York City, Amanda and Zach decided to come back to Amanda’s hometown of Boston for their fall wedding celebration.
The couple chose the newly renovated Boston Marriott Long Wharf for their venue, and began their wedding day in the suites getting ready. To contrast the classic white of the wedding, they chose accents of navy blue in the bridesmaid dresses, Zach’s suit jacket, and Amanda’s blue high heels. The couple met in Columbus Park right next to the Marriott for their first look, and we took them around the park and out to the waterfront for formal photos. The wedding party joined us in Columbus Park for group shots, then it was back to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf to begin the ceremony.
The couple was married in a traditional Jewish ceremony which began with the signing of the Ketubah in front of an intimate group of family and friends. Then it was into the Marriott Long Wharf Ballroom for the ceremony itself, which took place under a gorgeous white floral chuppah with soft purple lighting and candles lining the aisle. Guests moved to the Palm Garden room for cocktails following the ceremony, while the Ballroom was transformed for the evening reception. The team at Jodi Raphael Events pulled out all the stops for this elegant and modern celebration, which featured an eclectic mix of round, square, and rectangular dining tables, towering white floral centerpieces in silver vessels, and hundreds of soft candles throughout the room. Amanda and Zach had quite a crowd to share in their celebration, over 325 guests, and everyone was excited to get the party started!
We were so thrilled to be there to share this day with Amanda, Zach, and all of their friends and family. Special thanks to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, and to the team at Jodi Raphael Events for a beautiful event and for sending this wonderful couple our way. Mazel Tov Amanda and Zach!
Wedding Team | Venue: Boston Marriott Long Wharf; Planning: Jodi Raphael Events; Dress: Marchesa – Wedding Salon of Manhasset; Tux: Custom – Sam’s Livingston, NJ; Hair: Jennifer Tawa; Makeup: Dana Dodson; Floral: Carol Silverston – The Original Touch; Lighting: Event Illuminations; Entertainment: Hip Pocket Orchestra – via Music Management; Rentals: Be Our Guest; Invitations/Paper: Toby Dondis, LTD; Video: Willow Tree Films