“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.”
Trade “tea by the fire” for “cocktails by the band”, and the blessing above sums up the lively wedding of Brendon & Elana. This couple is very special to me and my business. When I think about our initial meeting, emails, and booking, I think of those weeks as a turning point. There was a joy and a confidence that came from booking a couple like these two that drove me to build a business based on the desire to do great work with great people. This day confirmed all of those feelings.
Stepping into Elana’s suite at the Renaissance Hotel near the Boston Seaport, the bride was in the midst of a perfect wedding morning… relaxed, rested, and right on time. Downstairs in Brendon’s suite, the groomsmen were all smiles. Nobody could rain on their parade!
The rain started to fall just as the First Look began. Under a sweet little overhang, Elana was still able to sneak up to Brendon, and his thrilled face makes me grin every time. After a few moments, we whisked the two inside for a few cuddly moments and a whole lot of laughter.
The ceremony was short and tender. A few highlights were the gorgeous Ketuba, both mothers standing at the chupah, and the ring-bearer who just couldn’t handle the celebratory cheers. My favorite moment was watching Brendon & Elana gently entwine their fingers after exchanging rings, & they wouldn’t let go.
Just after the ceremony, the rain let up just long enough to head outside and snag a few more gorgeous, happy portraits. While the guests mingled over drinks, Mr. & Mrs. Duca (wooooo!) enjoyed a few private moments simply enjoying being married… mmmhmmm… married!
The reception was flawlessly coordinated by the team at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The energy of the room was off the charts thanks to fabulous music from Redline, and the vivacious guests. Toasts, tears, and twirls were all charged with a celebratory enthusiasm.
To describe the final hours of the evening, I’ll let Elana & Brendon share in their own words:The entire day/night was amazing and everything I wanted!! Brendon and I had the same favorite moment of the night. While everyone was dancing we both just stopped and watched for a few minutes. It was so wonderful to be with each other with all of our family and friends surrounding us having a great time!!
Photography by Briana Moore Photography, associate photographer Bob Farren
Venue: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston MA
Florist: Madison floral Catering: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Cake: Montilios Hair: Zaza Rodriguez Makeup: Boston artistry Musicians: Redline