Taylor & Joe’s summer wedding took place in a stunning, open-air courtyard nestled in the heart of the Boston Public Library. Modeled after the courtyard in Rome’s Palazzo della Cancelleria, this magical enclave of European grace features a bright and airy cloister within an arcaded gallery that surrounds a marble fountain with Frederick William MacMonnies joyous “Bacchante and Infant Faun” at its center. The bride wore a spectacular, strapless Reem Acra gown which she found at L’Elite Boston. She paired the elegant, lace number with sparkling Jimmy Choos and a mother of pearl acrylic box clutch that featured her soon-to-be married name in silver script. She carried a bouquet of voluminous white and blush blooms surrounded by branches of deep green Italian ruscus. As her parents escorted her down the aisle, there was an audible intake of breath from everyone present— she was a vision.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails in the courtyard and we stole Taylor & Joe away to Bates Hall for a romantic portrait session. Beneath barrel-arched ceilings, amidst the oak bookcases and glowing green reading lamps, the newlyweds couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other. Having explored the libraries grand spaces and enjoyed a few moments of privacy, the stylish pair rejoined their friends and loved ones and sipped champagne in the courtyard.
Following cocktail hour, guests found their tables on Silver-gray place cards featuring custom gold wax seals and headed to the Boylston room for the reception. Mimosa Fresh Flower Design adorned the room with bright, blushing blooms and gold accents set on dove grey linens. Surrounded by decades-old leather-bound books, guests enjoyed a night filled with laughter, tears, heartfelt speeches, dancing, and of course plenty of delicious food and drink!
Venue: Boston Public Library
Caterer: The Catered Affair
Hair: The Bridal Bar
Makeup: Katrina Hess
Jewelry: Hannah Florman
Dress Maker: Reem Acra from L’Elite Bridal
Invitations: Sweetly Said Press
Lighting: CJC Lighting
Videography: NST Pictures