Liz + Mike – Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA

In 2011, Liz and Mike went on a blind date which was set up by Mike’s sister. How cute is that?   Little did they know their first date, for which they lost track of time during the 12 hours they spent together, would result in an engagement and marriage!  Neither of them grew up in this area but established themselves from college onward.  Boston became a special place to both of them, as they got to know each other, and during their dating days.

Since they aren’t from Boston,  that meant 90% of their friends and family were coming from out of town.  The city they love and were laying their foundation in meant so much to them that they wanted to be sure that their friends and family not only enjoyed the wedding weekend but enjoyed Boston. And yes, we made a special stop to Mike’s Pastry so all the out of owners could experience Mike’s!

They were married at their church in Charlestown and were fortunate enough to have been married by their Pastor, Father Ronan, in a very warm and personal ceremony.  Following the ceremony, the bridal party took photos including one of their favorite parts of the city, the North End.  Then they joined their guests for an outdoor cocktail hour overlooking the water and taking in the beautiful views.

The Battery Wharf Hotel is perfect for a more intimate wedding, filling the room at around 130 guests.  It’s extremely private and unique because it’s on the basement level of the hotel and the dinner and dance spaces are separate…in a very good way.  Here, all formalities and dinner happen at once and then guests move across the way for dancing and dessert in a room with ceilings so  high the skylight above the dance floor  is actually on the street level of the hotel.   Everyone was beaming and nobody can say it better than Liz herself…so read on and be sure to view the gorgeous photos below!

A few words from Liz:

Mike and I feel overjoyed and incredibly blessed as we reminisce about our wedding. It was so special to have friends and family come from near and far to celebrate the beginning of our life together. During those many months of planning all the tiny details from lighting to seat assignments and music, it was hard to see how it would truly all come together. On our wedding day, to my surprise, we were both at ease knowing that “our day” was here and all that mattered were the “I do’s!”  We had the attitude that what would happen, would happen and if any mistake was made, it would make a funny story. Lo and behold… we didn’t have a funny story–all of our amazing vendors pulled through to make our day incredibly special. The day was flawless in our eyes and if anything went wrong, we didn’t notice!  The ceremony was so personalized by our church priest  and the music was beautiful. Our flowers were gorgeous and the lighting was warm and romantic. Our venue was intimate and incredibly supportive. It was a stunning location on the Harbor; the staff and service was top notch. The food was outstanding. Our band was out of this world (so much that our guests still talk about it!)–we were out on the dance floor all night. And our photographer  captured it all perfectly. Michelle and her team at “The Day Of” were pivotal in making sure everything was orchestrated as planned and that all the vendors had the support they needed to get their job done and well. It was so nice knowing that we could be participants in our wedding and not have to worry about the “What ifs”; we were even able to eat our dinner with our guests! We want to relive our wedding day all over again. As we approach our one year anniversary, we cannot help but be filled with gratitude for where we have come and excitement for what lies ahead. Our first year of marriage has been eventful with new jobs, a new home, a new puppy and Mike’s MBA graduation from BC. We look forward to celebrating our 1 year anniversary on our belated honeymoon in Mexico!

00011

00009

0001300014000050002200576

00028 0005300034

00035 00037 00041

0009400082  0008900159 00163

00165 0025200239 00262 00327 00385 00395 00501 00506

00531 00541 00562 00714

00764 00767

00771 00776 0077800911 00923

Ceremony: St. Mary –  St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Reception: Battery Wharf Hotel

Ceremony Music: Blissful Sounds

Cocktail Hour Music: Matt Browne

Reception Music: Boss – Wilson Stevens

Photographer: Melissa Robotti Photography

Florist: Madison Floral

Cake: Cakes for All Occasions

Desserts: Mike’s Pastry

Hair and Make Up: Kerri Marie Hair & Make Up Artistry

Bride and Groom Transportation: Rockstar Limo