As I sit here at my computer, going back through images from this last weekend I can't help but be in awe. Obviously, the Kennedy's have a rich history in New England and when you hear the name you can't help but to think of elegance and grace, and those words are the same ones that come to mind when talking about Julie and Joe's wedding at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. If you are familiar with the museum you already know that it is a perfect location for a wedding, breathtaking water and city views, and then the Pavilion is beyond explanation as a ceremony/cocktail hour space. With a two story space complete with windows overlooking Columbia Point and the romantic lighting of sunset, how could you want anything more!
The day started out with us shooting Julie in the bridal suite and she was another cool, calm and collected bride! At one point she had both hair and makeup going at the same time and I could think of nothing, but a relaxing spa day as we documented her pampering! She was so excited to get dressed and see her husband to be, Joe for their first look! She looked so timeless and elegant in her Justin Alexander gown and....those shoes!!!! The most gorgeous Badgley Mischka bridal shoes I have ever seen!
They had chosen such a perfect spot for their first look. Not only was it visually stunning, but the JFK staff had even made sure to block people during the first look so it could truly be a special and private moment, you know besides the four person photo and video team and the two coordinators! Watching Julie walking down the sweeping stairs toward Joe gave me chills and when I saw both of their reactions I almost started to cry right then and there!
We went right into their creatives pictures to capture as much as we could before guests began to arrive. They were such troopers as we worked as quickly as possible to take advantage of the sprawling views and gorgeous lighting. After discussions during timeline meetings we knew after the ceremony we wouldn't have much light, and being only the second wedding ever to be held at this magnificent location we were a bit photo hungry!
We decided to go up the back stairs to sneak back in as we knew the shuttle of guests was due to arrive any moment, and couldn't help but stopping for some last shots with the Prudential in the background. Then it was time to tuck the couple away and get ready for the ceremony!
The setup was incredible, and although lighting was a little tough the evening lighting made for such a romantic atmosphere. The touches throughout the ceremony were so special as well! From Joe's sister officiating the ceremony to their two nephews doing a reading, every detail was so well planned.
As the ceremony came to a close and the space was turned over into the cocktail hour, we were able to whisk the newlyweds away and into the museum for a few final shots! The day was perfect and we couldn't be happier for these two! Make sure you check out the same day edit slideshow we projected during dinner and scroll down for a full list of vendors that helped to make the day flawless!
Salon: Roberts Salon Belmont http://www.robertsbelmontsalon.com/
Dress: Justin Alexander https://www.justinalexander.com/en/
Suits: Hugo Boss https://www.hugoboss.com/us
Shoes: Badgley Mischka https://www.badgleymischka.com/
Flowers: Sunny Florists https://sunnyflorists.com/
Lighting: Design Light http://designlightco.com/
DJ/Photo Booth: DJ Baltazar http://www.baltazarentertainment.com/
Food/Tables/Linens: Gourmet Catering http://www.gourmetcaterers.com/
Alcohol: Gordon's Wine http://www.gordonswine.com/
Cake: Oakleafe Bakery http://oakleafcakes.com/
Decor: PEAK https://www.peakeventservices.com/
Lodging: The Envoy Hotel https://theenvoyhotel.com/
Ceremony/Reception: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum https://www.jfklibrary.org/Visit/Host-an-Event/Weddings.aspx