Cristina & Dan’s Boston Public Library Wedding
Here’s what Cristina had to say about their wedding day:
Dan and I met and wanted to make our life in Boston, so we knew we wanted to be married there. We chose the Boston Public Library which allowed us to make use of the whole building for one night. We had 140 guests that consisted of only our closest friends and family. Knowing from experience that everyone is thirsty and hungry waiting for a wedding ceremony to be over, we decided to hold the cocktail hour first in the courtyard with a string quartet accompaniment. It allowed Dan and I to mingle a bit before the ceremony. I changed my dress after the cocktail hour so as to keep it more traditional that Dan would not see me in my wedding dress until I started walking down the aisle.
My bouquet was pink peonies, white roses, and lilies of the valley, and the groomsmen wore little peony bud boutonnieres. We were married by a rabbi and a priest who commonly performed interfaith marriages while standing under a chuppah in the Abbey Room of the library. It was perfect.
Finally, we moved to the Popular Reading Room for the reception where the room flowers were tall vases with ivy, white roses, green and white hydrangeas, and pink peonies. The decor was simple in ivory and champagne color schemes with gold accents and ivory satin table cloths. The best aspect of the reception was the band! Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night, and during the band’s break, we played salsa music. Eric captured the night much more eloquently than words can explain. He allowed us to feel assured that anything we may have missed would be beautifully portrayed in his photographs.
Photography – Eric Limon – https://maweddingphotographers.com/
Venue & catering : The Boston Public Library, The Catered Affair – http://www.thecateredaffair.com/bpl/
Florist: Van Ngoc Dong, Natural Surroundings (781) 964-1488
Band: Night Shift – http://www.nightshiftent.com/
String Quartet: Woodvale String Quartet – http://www.string-quartet.com/
Hair: Lance McBrayer, Hair Sessions Inc. (617) 872-9719
Makeup: Katrina Hess – http://www.katrinahess.com/
Cocktail Outfit: Veil – Emily Hagen – http://www.mlehagen.com/; Dress – Narciso Rodriguez
Ceremony/Reception: Veil – Vintage; Dress – Monique Llhuillier’s “Scarlet”, Saks Fifth Ave New York
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About the Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library is a cultural and architectural gem located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1848, it is the third-largest public library in the United States and contains over 23 million items in its collection, including books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and more. The library’s main branch, the McKim Building, is a stunning example of Beaux-Arts architecture and features a grand entrance hall, a beautiful courtyard, and a central courtyard. The library also offers a wide range of services, including research assistance, children’s programs, and special exhibitions. It’s also a popular spot for events and weddings. The Boston Public Library is a treasure for the city and offers something for everyone, from the bibliophile to the history buff.
Weddings at the Boston Public Library
A wedding at the Boston Public Library is a truly unique and special event. The library’s main branch, the McKim Building, offers a variety of stunning spaces for ceremony and reception, including the grand entrance hall, the beautiful courtyard, and the central courtyard. The Beaux-Arts architecture and elegant decor provide a sophisticated and elegant setting for a wedding.
The library also offers a wide range of services to make the planning process as seamless as possible. The dedicated events team can help with everything from catering to floral arrangements, ensuring that the day runs smoothly.
The library’s rich history and stunning architecture provide a truly unforgettable backdrop for a wedding. The library’s central location in the heart of Boston makes it easily accessible for guests, and the surrounding area offers plenty of options for post-wedding celebrations and activities.
A wedding at the Boston Public Library is a truly unique and special event that will be remembered by the couple and their guests for years to come. The library’s elegance, history, and central location make it a perfect spot for a wedding ceremony and reception.
The Boston Public Library offers one of the most unique and historic event venues in the city. Ornately designed spaces in a variety of sizes offer the ideal setting for your Boston Public Library Wedding.