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Boston, MA wedding & engagement photographer who loves to tell the love stories of couples head-over-heels in love, educator, workshop host, flat lay stock photography artist

Blog - Lynne Reznick Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Boston and New England wedding days and engagements, and wedding photo planning tips shared by photographer Lynne Reznick Photography.

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The Villa Summer Wedding - Liz & Nick

Lynne Reznick

Liz and Nick’s summer wedding at The Villa was truly an elegant affair. Liz loves a bit of glamour and the Villa provided the perfect setting for the wedding she and Nick were dreaming of. These two are an amazing couple, are ridiculously sweet together, and have an incredibly strong love. I saw it from the very first minute I met up with them for their Plymouth engagement session - check out those photos here! They were introduced by a mutual friend when Liz was in her senior year of college. It wasn’t quite love at first sight - but almost! They became fast friends and started dating and it soon evolved into a strong love. Liz described how they et and fell in love in this way: “I can’t say there was an exact moment in time where I knew I loved Nick, rather, I think the spark was there the second we met and that spark eventually turned into a fire.” Nick’s in the military and spent about a year or so of their first few years together stationed a plane ride away from Liz. So they figured out how to make their relationship work, even in the face of some challenges, very early on as they navigated long distance. They credit that time as the opportunity that really strengthened their relationship.

Boston Engagement: Their Snowy Proposal Story

When it came time to propose, Nick worked with Liz’s Mom to have Liz’s grandmother’s diamond reset. So her engagement ring is not only beautiful, but incredibly sentimental as well. Nick took Liz out for a night in Boston. They went to dinner together and enjoyed each other’s company. After dinner they strolled through Boston Common as it started to snow. They made their way to the top of the hill, where there is a large statue on the Common and Nick got down on one knee and popped the question! Liz was thrilled but the surprises didn’t end there. Nick had arranged for their families to be in on the surprise and they were waiting at home to celebrate with Liz and Nick when they made their way back from Boston later that evening! Although the snow was romantic, they opted for a warmer season for engagement photos and we had a great time on a warm evening in Plymouth.

Getting Ready

Liz got ready with her girls and her mom. She had her mom and her maid of honor help her into her dress. Her Morilee gown from was fitted and beaded with a flair at the bottom. It fit her like a glove and wait until you scroll down - she was a stunning bride! Like I said, she loves a touch of glamour, and her makeup with a bold lip, and side-swept loose curls accented by a sparkly headpiece definitely delivered on the glamour thanks to Cristina Mastro! Meanwhile, Nick and the guys enjoyed a toast together as they got ready and helped Nick prep for his first look.

First Look At The Villa

Liz and Nick opted for a first look so they could take care of photos early and spend their full reception enjoying with their guests. And they really wanted to see each other before their ceremony and spend more of their day together - which I can totally relate to because Scott and I opted for a first look for the same reasons! And their first few moments together at The Villa did not disappoint! Liz turned Nick around and they were both instantly smiling from ear to ear, holding hands, kissing, stepping back to take each other in, and filling each other in on the day of getting ready before they saw each other. They honestly could have stayed there all day I think just being incredibly happy together - but I had to jump in and get them moving for photos! We did couples portraits and then bridal party portraits and ended with family photos before they took a break and Liz hid for the ceremony. The Villa has beautiful grounds and I was pretty much in heaven capturing Liz and Nick with their friends and family. They were all so lovely and fun and positive!

Outdoor Ceremony at The Villa

Liz and Nick incorporated family into all aspects of their day and their ceremony was no exception. Liz’s sister-in-law officiated the ceremony and told sweet and funny stories for the most emotional and lovely tribute to the Liz and Nick’s relationship. Two family members did readings and Liz’s brother sang a song in the middle of the ceremony. He has an amazing voice! They also had beautiful instrumental music by The Trillium Trio. The ceremony was perfectly back lit and the white draping framed them perfectly - it was a gorgeous day and the venue really allowed that day, and the bride and groom, to shine. And ummm, the first kiss?! Epic! XO

Party Time: Grand Ballroom Reception

Liz and Nick created an elegant glam vibe for their reception in the Grand Ballroom with silver candelabras and lush florals by Perro’s Flowers, and textured shimmery linens. They also had the amazingly talented Matty B Entertainment keep the dance floor packed! Both the Maid of Honor and Best Man gave sweet and funny toasts before Liz’s dad got up to toast the couple as well. And later in the evening Liz’s mom led all the guests in a traditional dance around the room and out into the cocktail space. And the final sweet reveal - Liz’s mom and family members baked dozens and dozens of cookies for a cookie bar the likes of which I have never seen! It accompanied the delicious cake from Just Desserts Bakery & Cafe. And it was great fun to capture it all alongside Artistic Impressions Productions and Mark de Silva a he painted a scene from the ceremony throughout the evening.

Boston Wedding at Lenox Hotel - Rebecca & Ross

Lynne Reznick

Lenox Hotel Boston Wedding bride and groom newlyweds

Rebecca and Ross held an elegant Boston wedding at the Lenox Hotel this summer. It was a truly elegant affair with creams, gold, and deep oxblood and burgundy reds that provided a rich palette. They added just a hint of sparkle in their linens and day-of paper and amped up the romance with rose petals thrown during the ceremony and candles and fresh cherries creating luxe centerpieces for the reception. Throughout it all, Rebecca and Ross kept the focus of the day on their love and sharing it with their guests. They tied in thoughtful touches to make sure their guests felt loved and cared for all day long. Rebecca explained why: “We're most excited to be all together with so many people from all over and all in the same room. Very rare! And to show off Boston to our family and friends from out of town. Many have never been so they'll be able to spend some time sightseeing while they're here!”. One major way they rolled out the red carpet for their guests was through homemade chocolate cherry cookies that Rebecca made herself! And this is a special treat because Rebecca is an amazing baker. When we first met she told me about her love for baking and about the special dessert involving peaches that she was planning for Easter. And guests were thrilled to see that she had prepared such a personal sweet treat for them and many commented on what a great baker she was - so the excitement for her cookies was real!

Rebecca and Ross met on Match and ended up on their first date together because they found they had both gone to Endicott College - Rebecca for her undergrad and Ross for his MBA. They ended up going on a few epic first dates where they didn’t want the day to end, even after spending hours together and they quickly fell in love from there. Ross proposed at a restaurant on Federal Hill in Providence at the end of an intimate dinner together - which was perfect because these two are foodies and love exploring cities and trying new restaurants together. So getting married in the heart of Boston was a natural choice!

Getting Ready at the Lenox Hotel

The ladies had their makeup done at the Lenox by Verde Salon and then had their hair done by my fabulous friend Maricruz of Maricruz Hairstyles. Maricruz even stayed throughout getting ready to make sure Rebecca’s hair piece and veil were perfectly placed. Rebecca’s dress was an Essense of Australia gown that she found at Vows in Watertown. The lace details were absolutely beautiful and she made a stunning bride. She also really wanted to have Halle, her family’s pup, be part of the day so she hired Danielle from For the Love of Paws to bring Halle to the getting ready suite. And we made sure Halle made her way into some photos with Rebecca and the ladies! The guys got ready at the Lenox as well, taking extra care with their pocket squares that matched the wedding colors perfectly. It was a modern take on groomsmen wear! And then the guys relaxed together before taking photos and prepping for the ceremony. Their custom suite was dreamt up by Rebecca and made amazing by Happy Frog Invitations.

Lenox Hotel Dome Room Wedding Ceremony

The gorgeous ceremony backdrop was a floral arch created by Table and Tulip. It was absolutely stunning, as were the sweet bouquets that the ladies carried in rich tones of burgundy, oxblood, and wine. Rebecca and her dad were so adorable and excited together before the ceremony and the flower petal toss as they exited was amazing!!

Newlywed Portraits

After the ceremony we headed out into the Back Bay neighborhood to take formal portraits. We had already done separate bridesmaid and groomsmen portraits earlier in the day while it was raining and found a covered spot that still had high ceilings and lots of soft natural light coming in. The rain was coming down all day, but it stopped just in time for us after the ceremony. It was always a possibility that the skies would open up again, so we didn’t venture too far from the hotel, luckily the area is gorgeous and so we didn’t have to go far to find some lovely nooks and wide avenues that were perfect for photos! And we made sure to get up to the roof for some seriously jaw-dropping views of the city and a shot of the famous Lenox hotel sign.

Lenox Hotel Wedding Reception

The beautiful centerpieces incorporated candles, gold chargers, and fresh cherries and they were designed by the Rebecca and her mom. I love how they tie in the rich wedding colors with the warmth of the Dome Room. They had gorgeous linens from PEAK and the room was truly a beautiful setting for their wedding celebration. Rebecca and Ross had a sweet first dance and it was beautiful to see them looking deep into each other’s eyes, whispering to each other, and beaming smiles at one another as they danced. After the toasts a group of Rebecca’s mother’s friends from Zoomba “crashed the wedding” and surprised the couple and all of the guests with a lively choreographed dance to Footloose! Rebecca’s mom had been planning the surprise with the ladies for weeks! They were super dedicated too - we found them practicing in a separate room prior to the surprise! It was so much fun and helped open up the dance floor for the rest of the evening with DJ Paul from C Zone Entertainment. The day of signs and paper were created by Lynn Graham Designs and they added several special touches to the evening from the welcome bag tags, to the ceremony programs, to the escort cards atop the champagne flutes. And the deliciously beautiful cake was extra special because it was from Dessert Works. They’ve been making Rebecca’s birthday cakes since she was 16 and they were the very first vendor she had in mind for her wedding when she and Ross got engaged! They had one amazing day and I couldn’t be more honored to have been there to capture their love story! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Novak! XO

Lace Factory Wedding, CT - Michelle & Nick

Lynne Reznick

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Michelle & Nick's Lace Factory Wedding took place on warm and sunny summer day at the end of July. These two are both active service in the Coast Guard and they met and became best friends during Flight School. They were then stationed at two different aviation units with Nick in Detroit and Michelle on Cape Cod. It was their time apart that solidified how much they really cared for each other and they started dating, even though they knew they'd spend their first four years apart at separate assignments. They have one year left to go before reassignment, and now they'll apply as a married couple for an assignment on the same base!

They often try to surprise each other and make their time together special because they spend so much of it apart these days. So Michelle completely believed Nick when he said they were getting up early to go apple picking. Instead, Nick surprised her by proposing on a sunrise hot air balloon ride when he was out to visit her one weekend!

They loved the laid back elegance of the Lace Factory and wanted to make sure their loved ones had the best possible time. So they made a point of including corn hole for their guests to enjoy and surprised their guests with transportation to the reception via the Essex Steam Train

Getting Ready Moments and Mementos

Nick and the groomsmen got ready at the Griswold Inn in Essex while Michelle and the ladies went to Essence in the morning to get their hair and makeup done before Michelle got into her Modern Trousseau dress and doing finishing touches at Nick's parents' home. Michelle had her gorgeous florals from Ashleigh's Garden delivered to the house and that meant a chance to o some bridal portraits and bridal details that incorporated the flowers. Michelle's beaded purse was handmade for her and she wore her great grandmother's necklace for the day. These two truly special heirloom pieces made the day even more special. She also opened a thoughtful note and gift from Nick before we headed to the church!

St. John's Catholic Church Ceremony - Old Saybrook, CT

Michelle and Nick had a lovely church ceremony in Old Saybrook. They were constantly smiling and seeking each other's eyes. The ceremony was beautiful and touching and full of smiles. On the way out of the church their friends in the Coast Guard, all wearing their dress whites like Nick, gave them a proper exit with a sword arch! They are some of my favorite recessional photos of all time!

Formal Wedding Portraits At  Essex Steam Train & The Lace Factory

After the ceremony bride and groom and guests headed to the Essex Steam Train to catch a ride to the reception. Before boarding we found some shade in the train yard and took their family portraits. After arriving at The Lace Factory, the bridal party joined the bride and groom for formal portraits before they skipped off to cocktail hour. Then Michelle & Nick snuggled up for couple's portraits together on and around the tracks and grounds of the Lace Factory. The grounds are beautiful and you don't have to go far to find a plethora of different gorgeous spots to take portraits in. These two were so genuinely overjoyed to be together and getting married that the smiles were seriously plastered to their faces all day long. So needless to say, portraits were a ton of fun and super adorable!

Lace Factory Reception

The Lace Factory is such a stunning venue with windows that pour light. And Michelle and Nick went with a simply elegant theme for their decor with bud vases full of bright blooms, matching the bouquets. They had an amazing party for the evening with live tunes from the talented Lisa Love Band! Guests danced the night away and filled up on delicious food from Cloud 9 Catering! Congratulations you two! XOXO