maura & ben | wedding at the ritz carlton, boston, ma

Take a peek at the beautiful wedding of Maura and Ben! It was a gloomy and wet day outdoors, but amazingly beautiful inside of the Ritz:)!

On the right is Maura’s grandmother’s ring that she wore for the day….Maura’s niece is the little one on the left – she is just TOO cute! She was having a little trouble getting ready for the day, but once that dress was on, she was a superstar for the rest of the evening! She was center stage on the dance floor for the whole evening!Maura’s parents arrived just as we were starting a few pictures of Maura and she got a little teared up:)!Little H and her Mama:)!In another hotel room, my amazing friend and fellow photographer, Sarah Kristiansen was photographing Ben and his guys as they got ready!We all met up on the buses to head to the ceremony, with Maura and her parents following behind …It is not often, I get a picture of myself in action….Thank you Sarah…I like the “behind the scenes” feel:)!Sarah captured quite a few fantastic gems of Maura and her father before heading up the isle….Maura’s awesome shoes for MOST of the day – her next back-up pair were equal in height but different in style:)!You can see the rain in this picture:)!Back at the Ritz we decided to remain indoors for the rest of the bridal party and couples pictures, but ended up grabbing just a few with an umbrella before heading up to cocktail and the reception!This stair case was one of the draws for Maura and Ben – they just loved it….and I just loved how beautifully if photographed:)!Two different looks from one viewpoint…While Maura and Ben enjoyed  a bit of some cocktail time with their bridal party, Sarah and I documented the beautiful reception room that came to life through Maura’s vision! It was stunning!A shot of their rings – courtesy of Sarah!
The band was great and I just loved this shot that Sarah grabbed!Maura and Ben invited their parents to join in at the end of their first dance….This is Maura and her brother…in the blink of an eye, he grabbed Maura and started dancing with her and spinning her all of the floor – I am sure you can tell by the look of her dress – it was great!Here are just a few of the dancing pictures – there are so many more to come:)!As I was heading out, the late night snacks were being served….this was by far the best spread that I have seen – a ton of variety and everyone was diving in:)

Maura and Ben – Congratulation to you both! I wish you the best in your careers and lives together:)!

Also a big thank you to Nicole and Joe….if I hadn’t had the awesome opportunity to photograph your wedding, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to work with Maura and Ben – It was so great to see the two of you again too:)!

 Vendor Info

hair | Special Event Beauty, Amy

make-up |  Special Event Beauty, Kim

bridesmaid dresses |Allegria Bridal

florist | Hanaya Floral, Hiroko

ceremony | Chapel at Emmanuel College

reception venue | Ritz Carlton, Boston

Cake| Ritz Carlton, Boston

Band | Night Rhythm


 introductions |  Stevie Wonder Medley

first dance |  “Whatever it Is” Zac Brown Band

father/daughter |  “My Girl” Temptations

mother/son |  “Stand by Me” Ben E King

cake cutting |  “How Sweet it is” James Taylor

last dance |  “Wagon Wheel” Old Crow Medicine Show