Monday, June 24, 2013

Long Haul Films: Jessica and William's Harvard Faculty Club Wedding Trailer

In early June, Jessica and William were married at Harvard Memorial Church and the Harvard Faculty Club. The bride and groom recently emailed me a link to their wedding trailer created by their cinematographer, Long Haul Films, and I was floored by how beautifully they documented the day, and their ability to tell a story.

Tom and Melissa from Long Haul Films are incredibly talented, and I would highly recommend them if you're looking for someone to capture your wedding day on film. If you watch Jess and William's trailer below, you'll see that their work is truly priceless.

William & Jessica | A Harvard wedding film by Long Haul Films from Long Haul Films on Vimeo.

{the vendor team}

• Cinematography:  Long Haul Films
• Wedding Coordination:  Pink Orchid Weddings
• Ceremony Venue:  Harvard Memorial Church
• Reception Venue:  Harvard Faculty Club
• Florals:  The Tangled Web
• Photography:  Kelly Dillon Photography
• Wedding Cake:  Cakes to Remember
• Hair & Makeup:  Special Day by Carolina
• DJ:  C-Zone Entertainment
• Photo booth:  Red Eye Photo Booths
• Favors:  L.A. Burdick


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Paula and Matt's Engagement Photos by Kate McElwee Photography

It's a gorgeous morning, and today is Paula and Matt's wedding day!!  They are getting married at St. Cecilia Parish and having their reception at the Hilton Back Bay Hotel.  Hair and makeup is already underway at the hotel, and I thought that I would take a moment to share some photos from their stunning engagement session with Kate McElwee Photography.  For more from their session, check out Kate's blog here.

Thanks, Kate, for sharing these photos with me!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boston Wedding Coordination: Jessica and William's Harvard Faculty Club Wedding

On Saturday, June 1st, I coordinated Jessica and William's wedding day at the Harvard Memorial Church and the Harvard Faculty Club.  They both are Harvard alums and it was so special having their wedding on campus.  The bride and bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by Special Day by Carolina, and they all got ready at the Harvard Faculty Club.  The bridesmaids all wore short purple dresses, and the bride wore a stunning Vera Wang gown with a delicate skirt covered in petals.

The bride and groom opted to do a first look in the afternoon, and they were able to do a lot of their portraits together and with their immediate families prior to the ceremony at Harvard Memorial Church. Their ceremony was short and sweet, and included floral arrangements from The Tangled Web.

Cocktail hour was held on the patio and in the lobby of the Harvard Faculty Club, and guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres such as lobster arancini, crab cakes, roasted spring lamb, and fresh apple & gorgonzola tarts.  There was a guestbook tree where guests signed their names on leaves, and there was also a mailbox where notes could be written on post cards.

The dining room tables were topped with gorgeous florals from The Tangled Web, along with chocolate favors from L.A. Burdick.  The evening included many toasts, and even some songs, one of which was a surprise re-make of Taylor Swift's "Love Story" that was completely personalized with lyrics related to the bride and groom.  It was so sweet and thoughtful!  Guests enjoyed a dinner of a baby mixed greens salad, and a choice of grilled filet mignon, wild sea bass, or strata.  For dessert, there was a beautiful strawberry chiffon wedding cake from Cakes to Remember, as well as petit fours.

A photobooth from Red Eye Photo Booths got everyone to pose with fun props, and DJ Mike Paganelli from C-Zone Entertainment provided music for the evening.  The photography and cinematography were a dream team of Kelly Dillon Photography and Long Haul Films.  Their work will be coming later, but for now, here are a few photos that I took of some of their details.

Jess and William, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your incredible day.   I hope you had an amazing honeymoon in Greece!!