Boston College Wedding | The State Room Boston

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Boston, Ashley and Alex said “I do” at one of the most stunning wedding venues in Boston, The State Room at 60 State Street.  Ashley and Alex met at Boston College as undergraduates, and on their wedding day, they were surrounded by friends who have watched them go from singles, to dating to engaged.  I always love hearing the stories of how the women and men I photograph met and ultimately, decided this was their one.  Every couple, every wedding I see differently, because every one of their stories is completely unique.  Discovering that uniqueness is one of my favorite parts of my job as a photographer.

Ashley prepared to get married at the Ames Hotel in downtown Boston, just steps away from The State Room.  The overwhelming architectural design allows beautiful light to spill into their suites and plenty of space to spread out. Her bridesmaids wore a gorgeous palette of pastels and it translated beautifully to the photographs.  More details of each portion the day are within the blog below.

Venue: The State Room

Florals: True Vine Studios

Band: Clockwork Boston 

Hair & Makeup: Artisbeauty

Lighting: AllStar Lighting

Photography: Karen Kelly Photography

 

A trolley tour bus drives by the Ames Hotel in Boston Massachusetts.A mother helps her daughter with her wedding dress at the Ames Hotel in Boston Massachusetts while her bridesmaids wait in the adjoining room.A bride is met with joyful applause from her bridesmaids as she reveals her wedding dress at the Ames Hotel in Boston Massachusetts.A mother smiles as she sees her daughter in her wedding gown surrounded by bridesmaids on her wedding day at the Ames Hotel in Boston Massachusetts.A bride stands with her mother and bridesmaids at the Ames Hotel in Boston Massachusetts.A bridesmaid pours champagne at the Ames Hotel in Boston MassachusettsGroomsmen laughing together on a couch at the Ames Hotel in Boston Massachusetts.A bride walks down the street toward Post Office Square in Boston Massachusetts.

We walked over to Post Office Square for their wedding day first look and family portraits.  The lush overhang from the trellis in the park sets a gorgeous backdrop to set couples away from the rest of the bustle in the square.  Alex was waiting for Ashley under the trellis, and when he saw Ashley’s his face it beamed of joy. I love when couples choose to do a first look because it gives them 10 minutes alone, probably the only handful of minutes they have all day.

A bride and groom laugh together at Post Office Square Park in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom laugh together at Post Office Square Park in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom walk together underneath scaffolding in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom walk together underneath scaffolding in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom walk down a busy street in Boston Massachusetts.A group of bridesmaids cross a busy Boston street at Post Office Square in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom stand back to back together in silhouette with the Boston skyline and clouds behind them.

Their wedding ceremony at The State Room was set against their trademark, floor to ceiling window backdrop, that has been stunning wedding guests for decades.  Situated right in the heart of Boston, rain, snow, sun or fog, the view every day is simply incredible.  True Vine Studios provided the gorgeous archway over their ceremony.  Ashley surprised Alex by adding a component of a traditional Greek ceremony, and their family crowned both with a stefana during their vows.

A bride is walked down the aisle by her mother and father during her wedding ceremony at the State Room Boston.A bride and groom participate in a greek ceremony at their State Room Boston Wedding.A bride and groom participate in a greek ceremony at their State Room Boston Wedding.A groom smiles lovingly at his bride during their wedding ceremony at the State Room Boston.A bride smiles lovingly at her groom during their wedding ceremony at the State Room Boston.A bride and groom exchange wedding rings at the State Room Boston.

 

If you’re getting married at The State Room, I highly suggest utilizing the opportunity to have your engagement photographs lit up on the path guests take to your wedding ceremony site.  It’s a jaw-dropping and highly personal way to have your guests enter the space where you’ll say your vows.

 

A bride and groom walk together at their wedding at the State Room in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom stand together at their wedding at the State Room in Boston Massachusetts.A bride and groom stand together at their wedding at the State Room in Boston Massachusetts.A sunset over Boston from the State Room.A bride and groom dance together at their wedding at the State Room in Boston Massachusetts.

As I expect no less from Boston College graduates, this was a FUN crowd.  The bride, groom, and all their family had an incredible celebration of this beautiful new beginning. The staff at The State Room made their wedding day flow so smoothly.  This wedding venue simply can’t be beat in Boston.A groom dances with his groomsmen at his wedding reception at the State Room Boston.Wedding guests dancing at the State Room Boston.A bride dances with her friends at the State Room Boston.Wedding guests dancing at the State Room Boston.

 

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Karen Kelly is an award-winning photographer specializing in documenting and preserving family history.  You can see more of her work online at www.kkpforlife.com, on Instagram or on Facebook.  She would love to get to know more about YOU!  To contact her directly, email her at karen@kkpforlife.com.

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