Alison & Gavin’s Wedding Reception at the Omni Parker House

Would you run a 1/2 marathon on your wedding day?  Alison and Gavin did October 10!  That certainly adds to the thrill of the day, if not a “tiny” bit of fatigue too!  To top it off, the couple was interviewed by Boston television station WHDH 7News after running the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon. I had Peter Clayman of NH Images there as my second photographer for the day. It’s a great idea to have a second photographer any time the budget allows and in this case I’d say it was necessary. We had different getting ready locations for each of them, followed by a wedding ceremony at the Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge, MA. After the ceremony and a few family portraits, I headed to the Boston Public Gardens with the bridal party for portraits while Pete headed over to the Omni Parker House in Boston where their reception was taking place to get photographs of the tables and centerpieces before guests arrived. Normally we can hustle and get those detail photos before formal portraits at a reception venue, but in this case that was impossible since we were doing formal photographs elsewhere. Pete grabbed some photographs of their table number placards, which were among the most clever and creative I’ve seen: jersey bib numbers from races they’ve run. This wedding culminates a year and a half of portrait sessions and their wedding and it has been a memorable one. Thank you Alison and Gavin for having us be a part of your wedding!

Some of their fun wedding reception features:
-a trolley for transportation
-teddy bears from their childhood on display
-a groom’s cake
-Boston’s famous Citgo sign as a cake topper
-milk shakes and french fries for a dance break snack
-a surprise breakout dance to Thriller by Alison and Gavin
-a photo booth, which was a big hit with the kids

Venue and Vendors:
Ceremony: Swedenborg Chapel
Reception: Omni Parker House
Florist: Tangerine Creations
Make Up: Make Up By Brea
Hair: Safar Coiffure
DJ: Music on the Move
Officiant: Geoff Rowland, a friend of theirs
Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Shoes: Kate Spade
Dance Lessons: Hamby Studios

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, groom with half marathon race medal

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, candle at Swedenborg Chapel

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bridesmaids react to bride in her dress

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, brides jewelry

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, father sees bride as she exits elevator in emotional moment

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride boards trolley in Boston

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, groom at Swedenborg Chapel

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride arrives at Swedenborg Chapel

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride reacts to groom at Swedenborg Chapel

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bridesmaids shoes

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, fisheye portrait of bride

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom private moment

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom kiss

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom in Boston Public Garden with saxophone player

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, citgo sign cake topper

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, ballroom set up for a wedding

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, table numbers featuring race bib numbers

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom on bench at Boston Public Garden

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride portrait with veil

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom portrait in front of old Boston City Hall at night

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom portrait at night

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, child peeking from behind curtain

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride reacting while dancing

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom doing Thriller dance

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, maid of honor speech

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom at sweetheart table

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, child making faces in photo booth

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, child making faces in photo booth

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, child making faces in photo booth

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride embracing friends

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, wedding guest with sleeping baby

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, smiling child with glasses

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride and groom in HDR portrait

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, wedding cake

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, pair of cute babies at wedding

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, detail photo of cake knife

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride feeding groom

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, groom feeding bride

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride dancing with father

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, bride watching husband dance with his mother

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, groom dancing with his mother

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, wedding dessert

Boston Wedding Photographer, Omni Parker House, wedding dessert

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