When I first learned of the date of Kris and Andrew’s wedding, I wondered just how the weather would work out for us. Mainly, because they chose to have the ceremony and reception on a fabulous boat in the Boston Harbor. Umbrellas? Winter coat? Sunscreen? You just never know that time of the year! As it turned out, the day was gorgeous, unusually warm at 80F and sunny and they had the PERFECT late September wedding day!
The day started with the ladies getting ready at the Westin, just a few blocks from the Seaport wharf downtown Boston. With a suite and plenty of space to move around in, I had a bit of time to capture a few details with huge windows and great natural light before we moved on our way to the Seaport Elite vessel. It was wonderful watching Kris’ two daughters, along with one of her best friends (and also the officiant!) help her get ready. I could tell they were just as excited as she was and they were so attentive to her needs that day. They helped carry everything out to the SUV that drove us over to the vessel and then onboard.
Once we boarded the boat, we found our way to the small (and I do mean small!) suite where the ladies could get dressed and hide until it was time for the ceremony. The nerves were building and everyone was getting SO excited! Kris had a few moments with parents and close family while I grabbed a few photos of the groom. Soon, it was time! As Kris walked to the top deck of the boat with her mom, walking her down the aisle, she simply radiated joy in the sunlight as she looked at Andrew with the gorgeous Boston skyline in the background. One of my favorite moments was when her mom gave her away. It was so touching!
After the ceremony, the introduction and first dance was followed by the toasts and then a tasty buffet dinner and cake cutting. That’s when the DJ started to really kick up the tunes and get the crowd moving! It was nearly all 80’s rock and roll and it’s safe to say that the guests loved it (ok, so did I!). I’ll bet there were some sore feet at the end of the night! The night ended with a final heartfelt dance by the bride and groom as the boat docked. The last dip of the bride by the groom says it all!
Huge congratulations to Andrew and Kris!