Everyone knows how unpredictable New England weather can be. That can be a big problem for brides who are trying to plan the perfect wedding day. Fortunately for Christine and Brendan that “typical New England weather”, you know, the one where we get a 3′ storm in march, happened a week before their wedding.
Christine and Brendan live in Dorchester and Brendan is a firefighter so it is only fit that they had there wedding at the Florian Hall. Per usual I started out with Brendan while he got ready and Molly headed off to shoot the ladies. Brendan was telling stories of how great his neighborhood is and how everyone came together during the storm to help each other shovel out. Brendan is a firefighter so, in life interrupting situations like that particular storm, he is often on duty for countless hours. Brendan described coming home to clean sidewalks, a clean driveway and neighbors hanging out in the streets with a cold drink waiting for him when he got home. There isn’t much better than that after a long day of serving the city.
Brendan and his brother share a smile as Brendan prepares.
Ready to head out on the bus… Brendan asks “who has the rings”
They were sitting upstairs!!!!
Walking down their neighborhood streets. It’s hard to imagine 3′ of snow just a few short weeks earlier.
A family shot while we waited for the women to arrive
followed by a group shot of the guys outside of St. Ann Parish in Quincy, MA
Receiving a boutonniere
Christine arrives as her Dad escorts her from the shuttle
Ready to make their entrance
All smiles walking down the aisle
and during the ceremony
Mothers light unity candles
This little guy was not camera shy at all!
bridesmaids watch the ceremony
After the ceremony we headed outside for some portraits on the lawn in front of St. Ann Parish
I love this portrait
A quick shot with Just Brendan
Followed by some intimate time with both
Then it was off to Florian Hall to capture some quick details before the reception kicks off
I bet you would never guess their occupations by this cake topper!
A quite moment during the first dance
Plenty of laughs during the speeches
followed by a toast
and cake cutting!
That moment where every bride communicates telepathically “you better not smush that in my face!”
another quick dance after the cake cutting
followed by parent dances
and a little dancing to top off the evening!
A great time with lovely family and friends.
Be sure to check out Molly’s blog for our combined images with her edits.