Laura + Brian – The State Room, Boston, MA

Laura and Brian are the perfect example of mixing steadfast traditions with their personal beliefs. Just one example of this is the recessional song. As any of us who have been to a wedding would know, typically the recessional song is classical in nature or an “oldie” about love. Laura and Brian decided to go with “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce. These little details went a long way in determining the type of night the couple would have: highly personalized and memorable. Laura is chatty and petite, a perfect match to Brian’s tall and quiet demeanor. The two joined in marriage in November at The State Room, overlooking all of Boston.

They each got ready for the day at the nearby Longwharf Marriott in adjoining rooms. This made for a difficult time surprising Brian with a first look, as we had to guard the hallways so he couldn’t glimpse Laura rushing to the elevator bank in her gown. Equipped with 14 bridesmaids dressed in black and gold, and 7 groomsmen, the two took pictures outside the hotel before heading over to The State Room. Many of the wedding guests were staying in this hotel, so Laura and Brian hired Boston Trolleys to taxi the guests from here to the venue. A stylish way to ride, and much better than walking on this foggy blustery night! The two said I do with 178 of their closest friends and family in the audience, a bank of chairs set up to resemble a large C facing the old State House. What a view! Guests even lined up at the at the windows towards the end of the night to view the Christmas Tree lighting below!

Gorgeous photos of Laura and Brian lined the halls of the Great Room and the space came alive for the reception with towering white blooms and candle centerpieces with touches of white and gold. The couple’s first dance, set to “One Dance” by Drake, lead into a brief dance set with a lively band crooning the classics from Frank Sinatra to Prince. After a nonchalant cake cutting and the opening of the photo booth, maids of honor and the man of honor each gave touching toasts, complete with a cutout of the Groom’s head! Laura’s parents and Brian’s mother seemed elated and danced with the couple all night long, especially after flip flops were passed around so ladies could take a break from those heels! The personality reflected in this event was astounding and I am so glad I got to be a part of it. Best wishes, Laura and Brian!

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Event Coordination: The Day Of

Venue: The State Room

Hair: Beauty PaRLR

Makeup: Katrina Hess

Transportation: Brush Hill Tours/Beantown Trolley

Transportation: Boston Coach

Officiant: James H. Griffin

Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

Ceremony, Cocktail & Reception Music: Murray Hill Talent

Photographer: George Street Photography

Videographer: George Street Photography

Florist: Flou(-e)r

Lighting: Gemini AV

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Photobooth: Pix-el-ate