I’ve just realized that this blog post just might come at the most convenient time! We are deep into January, the holidays are over, precipitation is increasing (the white stuff, that is!) and we are ready for hibernation! Until now!
I’ve known the Torlones for almost 9 years. Having worked with the bride’s mom for a few of them, I was lucky to have taken their family’s portrait at a beautiful North Falmouth Beach, where I met the two girls. Kelly’s sister Lauren married Jack here on the Cape a few years ago, and we were all together then, as well as for some family portraits as their family has grown. I look forward to more and more of them all! And let’s face it, look at them! Gorgeous!! Each and every one of them!! Gah.
I spent a summer day with this couple back in July for their engagement session. Kelly and Ben were married on December 12, 2015. They had an incredible clear day, not too chilly, in the smack middle of Boston’s Back Bay. The bride and her puppy Penny, along with her matron of honor, mom, and the groom’s mom, all were getting ready at the Fairmont Copley Hotel. They occcupied the “Catie Copley” suite, a pet friendly apartment located in the top floor. Named after one of two black labradors who live in the hotel, Carlie and Catie. Penny fit right in. Ben and the men got ready in East Boston, at his and Kelly’s home.
We enjoyed the lobby for our family and formal photos, with enough time for extra candids before we went to the church. The hotel lent itself dozens of luxurious and lovely backdrops.
After an amazing ceremony given at Our Lady of Victories, we traveled over to the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill. Decorated beautifully for Christmas, nostalgic because of its location and lit up to the top floor. The groom’s mom made all of the favors, Christmas ornaments of their theme of antlers, which hung on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree on the third floor. Their guests got to see the Hampshire House in all of its glory, with cocktails and hors d’orves and dessert served on the third floor, and dinner and dancing served on the second. The amazing staff at the Hampshire House guided the guests through each course with style and grace.
The bride’s father played in his band, Charisma, which provided for a packed dance floor all night. Their sounds got everyone moving just like they did at Lauren’s wedding!
The entire day went off without a hitch thanks to the amazing gals at The Pink Polka Dot. Jen Chagnon knows how to throw a party!
Thank you, Kelly and Ben, for an amazing day, with all of your friends and families. I am honored to have spent these amazing days with you all.
Special thanks to Stacey Hedman for her incredibly beautiful additions to this gallery. She amazes me with her talent and her grace. I love working with her!
Other Vendors to thank:
Dress: Vows in Watertown, designed by Kenneth Pool. Shoes by Betsey Johnson.
Flowers: Lyndsay Loring
Makeup: Katrina Hess
Hair: Rachel Frederickson
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse