Whirlwind–Boston, MA

It’s been a busy few days.  My world has been filled with holiday card designing, shooting some great fall portraits, editing said shoots, covering 3 states in 3 days over the weekend, and trying to get to bed before 2am.  In the greater world, it’s been VP and P debates (Martha Raddatz, you are a goddess, even Jon Stewart agrees), earthquakes in Boston (??), and playoff baseball (keep it up–by that I mean down–Yankees).

In the midst of this crazy last week, I managed to sneak away to a gorgeous wedding at the Boston Public Library.  It took place in the courtyard on the first freezing night of the year, so it was wonderful to be greeted with a delicious macaroon place card and a glass of piping hot cider as we took our seats.  In graduate school, I frequented the BPL to study during the daytime, but at night the courtyard is truly magical.  The setting was romantic and intimate, aided by the rushing fountain that cast sculptural shadows on the limestone facade.  As daylight faded, the Boston skyline lit up above the late 19th century (the time period that makes my heart skip a beat) Renaissance style library.

Surrounded by beautiful sculpture and arcades that are “almost an exact facsimile of the arcade of the Cancelleria Palace in Rome,” the ceremony included a unique touch…prior to exchanging vows, they passed the wedding rings around for each attendee to touch and bless.  The party continued indoors among library stacks, amazing food, and lots of dancing.  I’d highly recommend this as a wedding venue. Congrats Cynthia and Matt!