Welcome to Marcie and Brendan’s Real Wedding Story held at The Taj Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. They describe their wedding day firsthand from our interview.
When was your wedding? 11/20/2012.
What made you choose your wedding date? We wanted a fall wedding where it wouldn’t be too hot or too cold. Also, we got engaged in December and wanted some time to plan.
The wedding dress was a Mikaella from Christina’s in Andover. Nothing else was really name brand 🙂
The tuxes were Russo’s Tux in Andover.
What was the weather like, and was it what you hoped for? How did it impact your day? We didn’t really concern ourselves with the weather but it turned out to be a beautiful day and we could take pictures outside.
Who was your florist? Michele Bernard.
What was the total guest count? Why did you pick the number of guests you did? Was it hard to get to that number? 200. We had a lot of people we wanted to include. We love our friends so much and wanted them all there with us.
Besides the “getting married ” part, what was the most vivid memory of the day? (Groom’s perspective) Seeing my bride for the first look in the Public Garden. And also having all of our friends and family together under one roof.
Where did you have your ceremony and reception? At the Taj Hotel.
What ended up being your favorite photo? We loved them all but definitely the ones where we are laughing in the Public Garden and it is just the two of us.
What do you remember most about the Ceremony? Everything. We loved our ceremony because we wrote our own statements and we incorporated both of our traditions.
Any advice to offer new brides and grooms to-be? To have fun and enjoy every second. Little details don’t matter.
Who did your hair? Alexis Bowers (my former student).
Who did your makeup? Jamie Lynn Cullity.
Who was the videographer? Tim Cook Productions.
What made your reception personalized to your own unique vision and expectations? We had an amazing florist who helped us. We also chose a venue that was very traditional and very “us” in style. We made the programs ourselves and pretty much designed every detail.
Who was the Officiant? Rabbi Daniel Syme and Father William Waters.
Who was the entertainment? We used Boston City DJ’s Jeremy Rossi. We also used Gilded Harps for the ceremony and cocktail hour.
What was the funniest thing that your remember happening? I remember hearing everyone laughing when Brendan was walking down the aisle because he kicked some of the flowers by accident and he was going so slowly. I also remember some of the toasts, particular my sister’s, as being very humorous.
What part of the day do you want to do again and why? Everything. We loved every minute of the day.
Where did you get your rings? Sisters Jewelry in Boston.
Besides the “getting married” part, what was the most vivid memory of your wedding day? (Bride’s perspective) The most vivid memory would start when I hung out with my family all day getting ready and just relaxing. It was stress free and great time together. Then, I would say the dancing. I love to dance.
What regrets, (if any) do you have about the planning of your wedding and your decisions leading up to the day? None! I’m just sad that all of our friends won’t ever be in one large room at the same time ever again.
What was the most memorable part of your photography experience with Studio1923? (From engagement all the way till now) We had so much fun with both Jerome and Jen! It was relaxed and fun and didn’t feel stiff or serious. We were also late getting ready and not too concerned about time and Jen and Jerome just rolled with it.
Where did you take your honeymoon? And how did you like it? We went on a mini moon to NYC for three days. We are off to London, Paris, Rome, and Positano in July for 2 weeks. I am thrilled that we separated it so we have something to look forward to since it is sad when the wedding is over.