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Boston Massachusetts Winter Wedding at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy

February 14, 2019

I met Meredith & Greg this past summer after Greg contacted me to see if I might be able to help him pull off photographing the proposal he wanted to do for his then-girlfriend, Meredith. They would be in town looking for a place to live since they were moving to the Boulder area soon and he had heard from a friend of his who went to college at University of Colorado that the Lost Gulch Overlook is a really pretty place. Of course I said yes and we developed a fairly in-depth plan to pull it off which involved me fake photographing a friend’s daughter for her fake senior photos while hopefully keeping it a surprise from Meredith. Their proposal went off so well that they decided to contact me again about their wedding in Massachusetts. I was so chuffed that they were even considering me for their wedding since I mostly photograph weddings here in Colorado. But of course, it’s the off season here in Colorado making it even easier for me to say yes to a destination wedding out in the Boston area. Bonus, I have never been to Boston and neither has Geoff so it was a no-brainer decision for us.

While I have photographed “destination weddings” in as exotic locales as Santa Fe and even a cute little farm in Nebraska, (absolutely not trash talkin’ there, that farm was ADORABLE!) this was my first one where I would have to fly with my equipment. At first I was worried about how I would get what I need out to Boston but then realized that Southwest flies direct (2 free checked bags? Yes please) and that part ended up not being a hassle at all. I did have to buy a step-stool though. One thing I know about myself and photographing weddings after all of these years? A step-stool is a must have item in my wedding gear.

We scheduled our flight three days out from the wedding just because I can be a nervous nellie when it comes to wedding commitments and I wanted to make sure we could figure out a way to be at this wedding come hell or high water if the weather went south. Afterall, I know next to nothing about New England and Boston but I do know they are known for pretty ugly winter weather and wanted to make sure we were prepared. I am happily reporting that we did NOT have to make a cross country drive out to Boston from Denver in early February! However, upon arriving in Boston, I was a little horrified at how cold it was. I know, I know, I really should have known to expect that. And I thought I did! But, somehow near zero temps in Boston just feel worse than they do here in Denver. The first full day we spent wandering around the city, I was legit getting scared for how we would manage to get a single photo of Greg & Meredith outside. The day of Greg & Meredith’s wedding was marginally warmer and we were able to squeeze in almost 3 minutes (I had to check the file data to see how long we were able to last outside, haha) of outdoor photography time. Their sweet little doggie, PJ, was shaking so badly that I just had to cut it off and get us back inside before the guilt ate away at me too much! Bravo to Greg & Meredith for braving that wind so that we could catch that incredible view of the Boston skyline for them in the backdrop!

It was such a pleasure for me to witness all of the love both from Greg and Meredith for each other but from all of their friends and family too. People came from all over the US to spend time with them on their wedding day. The love they have for this couple was so plain to see. I saw it in the stunning hand-drawn wedding invitation created by one of Meredith’s bridesmaids (seriously, check out Aprajita’s intricately gorgeous work in the photo below!) to the heartfelt speeches from both the rehearsal and the wedding day and to the fact that everyone danced on that dance floor the entire evening, sore feet be damned! These are the things that make weddings so special and it’s my pleasure to share just a small visual heart of their event in the photos below.

Enjoy!

Cute little dog on a wedding day in Boston MA

Calla lily boutonniere detail photo in Boston

Boston Groom wearing cufflinks

Boston Massachusetts Wedding Photography Groom Prep

A groom with his furry best friend on his wedding day in Boston

Groomsmen portrait in hotel lobby Boston MA

Wedding gown from Chryssies Bridal in Massachusetts

Boston MA wedding day details

Beautiful hand drawn wedding invite with lots of detail Boston MA

Boston Massachusetts Winter Wedding Day Detail Photography

Bridesmaid wearing purple in Boston MA

Detail photo of bridesmaid's hair at a Boston winter wedding

Bride with her sisters on her Boston Winter Wedding day

Emotional Boston Massachusetts Wedding Photography

Winter Wedding Inspiration Bridesmaids wearing faux fur shawls and purple dresses

Wedding decor details in Boston

Cute B&W Wedding Photo of dog and flower girl in Boston

Groom laughing during ceremony at Christ Church Episcopal in MA

Sweet photo of a dog seeing the bride for the first time on her wedding day in Boston

Boston Groom sees his bride for the first time

Boston Wedding Father walks daughter down the aisle

Groom smiles at his bride on their wedding day at Christs Church Episcopal in MA

The handoff wedding ceremony in Boston MA

View of the inside of Christs Church Episcopal  wedding in Massachusetts

B&W Classic Wedding Ceremony Photography in Massachusetts

Massachusetts wedding photographer at Christs Church Episcopal

Wedding Vows at Christs Church Episcopal in Quincy

Wedding ceremony ring exchange at Christs Church Episcopal in MA

Ceremony Wedding Kiss Christs Church Episcopal in Massachusetts

Dramatic wedding kiss in Boston, MA

Classic B&W Wedding Exit Photo at Christs Church Episcopal in Quincy, MA

Classic Boston Wedding Portrait on the altar at Christs Church Episcopal

Winter wedding at Granite Links Golf Club in Boston

Boston Massachusetts Winter Wedding at Granite Links

Boston Massachusetts City Skyline Wedding Photo with their dog

Boston Massachusetts Wedding Photography Formal Portrait at Granite Links Golf Club

Family photos at Granite Links Golf Club on a winter wedding day in Boston, MA

Indoor wedding portraits at night on a winter wedding day in Boston

Classic indoor wedding photography on a winter wedding day at Granite Links Golf Club

Pretty wedding decor from a winter wedding at Granite Links Golf Club in Masschusetts

Wedding ring detail photo Boston Wedding Photo

Pretty ballroom wedding at Granite Links Golf Club in MA

First Dance photo at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA

Beautiful romantic Boston MA Wedding Photography

Granite Links Golf Club Winter Wedding Speeches in the Grand Ballroom

Wedding Speech Grand Ballroom Granite Links Golf Club

Boston Wedding Photographer at Granite Links Golf Club

Wedding reception dinner prayer at Granite Links Gold Club during Winter in Boston

Beautiful wedding cake by Montilio's Bakery at Granite Links Golf Club in Boston

Beautiful 4 tiered purple blue and white cake from Montilio's Bakery Granite Links Golf Club

Father Daughter dance at Granite Links Golf Club in MA

Mother son dance at Granite Links in Boston, MA

Boston wedding photography Granite Links

Boston Wedding Photos at Granite Links in Massachusetts

Granite Links Ballroom Wedding Reception

Boston Wedding Photography at Granite Links Reception

Romantic Boston MA Wedding Photography at Granite Links

Boston Wedding Photographer at Granite Links

Boston Massachusetts wedding photography horah chair dance

Romantic dance floor wedding photo at Granite Links in Boston

Photo collage of wedding reception dance floor photos at Granite Links

Boston Massachusetts Indoor Ballroom Wedding at Granite Links

Chilly wedding day portrait at sunset in Boston, MA

Ceremony Venue: Christs’ Church Episcopal Quincy, MA
Reception Venue: Granite Links Golf Club Quincy, MA
Dress Shop: Chryssie’s Bridal Boston, MA
Dress Designer: Casablanca
Veil: Bella Tiara
Officiant: Daron Roberts
Suits: Men’s Designer Outlet Miami, FL
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Bridesmaids’ Wraps: Creations by Cathy
Florist: Stapleton Floral Boston, MA
Baker: Montilio’s Boston, MA
Transportation: Rock Star Limo Boston, MA
Lighting and Sound: Boston Audio Rentals Allston, MA
Wedding invitation design: Aprajita Anand
Centerpiece design & Aisle Decor: Diane Loth
Doggie Tux: Wedding Cussets

Be sure to check out the weddings page of my website HERE for more photos and information about having me photograph your wedding!

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