Boston Public Library Wedding
Boston Public Library Wedding – Alexandra & Eric
Alexandra & Eric were married in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library on a lovely September evening. The McKim building at the Boston Public Library is the classiest library I have ever set foot in, and I’m a notorious book lover, so this wedding was kind of a dream. Murals by Puvis de Chavannes, Abbey, and Sargent adorn the library walls. The whole grand building and courtyard make quite the backdrop for a wedding.
Eric wore a striking black tuxedo with a succulent boutonniere, and Alexandra wore a gorgeous intricately beaded gown that brought to mind the glamour of the roaring twenties. This vibe is particularly strong in the portraits we made on the marble grand staircase, and with the Puvis de Chavannes murals. The two got ready across the street at the ever elegant Fairmont Copley.
In a pre-wedding consult I asked Alexandra and Eric if there were any details they were particularly excited about. Eric mentioned the cheese/cake and they both broke into laughter describing the tower of wheels of cheese decorated with flowers, herbs and champagne grapes. Let’s just say the cheese wedding cake did not disappoint in person.
The courtyard of the McKim building is transporting. It was easy to forget we were in the center of a busy Metropolis. The light drew low, as the two were joined, flanked by their siblings, and surrounded by family and friends.
Alexandra and Eric are scientists. The officiant’s sermon, and the toasts both made reference to this shared passion. Apparently the two spend much time thinking and talking about the chemistry of pink lakes and cell death among other salient topics.
There were a few exceptionally talented dancers in attendance, which made for a lively, and visually stunning dance floor in the Abbey Room.
Shoutout to Leah Astore for helping out with photos!
and to Bryanne Pepin and the whole crowd at A Catered Affair for doing what they do best.
Photography : Paul Gargagliano / Hazel Photo
Wedding Coordinator : Bryanne Pepin The Catered Affair
Florist : Brattle Florist
Bride’s Dress : Jenny Packham
Bride’s hairpiece : Gigi Burgiss
Groom’s Tuxedo : Prada
Hair : Darren Le
Makeup : Anthony Joseph Beauty
Ceremony Music : Keros Entertainment
Cheese Wedding Cake : Formaggio
Catering : The Catered Affair
Invitations : Pickett’s Press