Alyson & Eamon - March 23,2013
Alyson and Eamon's wedding took place at the beautiful Alden Castle in Brookline, MA, just outside of Boston. Although there was still some lingering snow on the ground it still made for a nice day, but I don’t think anything could rain on the parade of this couple, whose love for each other shined brighter than the sunshine. Everything about this wedding was filled with love, laughter, family, and tradition. Our day started with the ceremony, and at this point, Alyson and Eamon had already done their first look and were taking some formal portraits before the ceremony was about to begin. When I first saw Alyson, I sort of got taken aback because she is truly a classic beauty, and she has a million dollar smile. Her dress really fit her "look" as it was elegant with a sweet heart neckline, which had romantic lace detailing. Even her hair was done beautifully; she wore it down with wavy, sultry curls and a gorgeous veil that trimmed her face. Eamon was very dapper and confident in his perfectly tailored suit, along with the rest of his groomsmen. Alyson's bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses which went nicely with their tightly wrapped red rose bouquets. Black, red and hints of white seemed to be the color scheme for the wedding, which worked nicely in the venue.
Before each ceremony we like to get some nice detail shots, and the room that was set up was filled with chi vary chairs for guests to sit and watch, and the aisle that was lined with real candles and sprinkled with rose petals. Alyson and Eamon are both Jewish and it's tradition to be married under a Chuppa which symbolizes their home and shelter together as a married couple. As with everything else, this Chuppah was wrapped with intertwined vines and branches with spots of red roses and hanging tea candles. This added to the romantic ambiance of the room which was also surrounded with jeweled candelabras. The couple chose to have a guitar player for their ceremony music which I thought was a nice touch, and he played "Fields of Gold" by Sting as the bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down the aisle. Alyson was escorted by both of her parents down the aisle which is also another Jewish tradition, and she was all smiles! The Rabbi made for a nice sermon as he explained how the couple met through Eamon's sister, and they even joked about who said "I Love You" first while vacationing in Martha's Vineyard. During their vows, both teared up and smiled at each other. They vowed to always be by each other’s side, and vowed to laugh and to cry together, which made for humor as they were doing just that in the moment...laughing and crying at the same time. Alyson's uncle went on to read the Seven Blessings, and for the final Jewish tradition, Eamon proceeded to do the "Breaking of the Glass" which symbolizes their commitment they made on that day. Everyone cheered and yelled Mazel Tof, wishing them congratulations and good luck!
After the ceremony, Alyson and Eamon took some additional photos with friends and photogs Mariah and Trish from SNAP! Guests enjoyed cocktail hour, munching on assorted grilled pizzas and other delightful dishes, and signed a rustic antique mirror which served at Alyson and Eamons guest book. After their pictures, the couple greeted their guests as a piano player serenaded during cocktail hour. As we geared up for introductions, Alyson made a change to her dress by adding a thick black sash for a belted look, which totally transformed her look for the night! Eric from Siman Entertainment got the night started with introductions to "Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night," and it was! The couple was introduced to cheers and clapping as they danced sweetly to Robin Thicke's "Angels,” and family and friends smiled and watched as Alyson and Eamon proved to everyone how much they were in love. Alyson's father spoke, thanking everyone for coming, and officially welcomed Eamon and his family to their own. Additional speeches by Eamon's Best Man, who had everyone in stitches, and Alyson's younger sister who had everyone in tears rounded out the night. Before the couple cut their cake, they wanted to acknowledge Alyson's mom and dad for all the hard work they put into making the day go off without a hitch, and we even found out that Aly's mom made the cake! The cake by the way was stunning, dressed in white with black detailing, and red roses perched on the top. It tasted as good as it looked too! Everyone danced the night away, and it would not have been complete without everyone dancing the Hora! Alyson and Eamon were a fun couple who danced together at every opportunity, and all in all made for an amazing day! Special shout out to Wedding Coordinator Cindy from Longwood Events who did a great job putting the day together! Congrats to Alyson and Eamon!