Last weekend we photographed Christine and Scott’s Boston Harbor wedding on Thompson Island. These two met while leading outdoor adventure trips for kids, so a wedding at the Boston Outward Bound center was perfect for them! Despite a deluge of rain in the morning, this day was magical. Christine said, “When it was drizzling during our first look I honestly felt so calm and happy being in the fresh air standing next to Scott and with a little dirt on my shoes. We were worried about rain, humidity, and bugs, and ended up with all three! But no one cared because they were having such a good time, and those factors ended up bringing people together and making the day feel genuine and real. That feeling is what we’ll remember when we look back on our wedding day.”
Congrats to this happy couple, and be sure to check back for the full gallery from this wedding in September!
More about this Boston Harbor wedding in August…
Christine and Scott have the most romantic story! They met while leading outdoor adventures with kids, and after a few seasons of working together, they decided to start dating. The only problem was, Scott had committed to a two and a half year Peace Corps appointment in Peru. He made it as far as the airplane to head to Peru, but before the plane took off, he de-boarded the plane to be with Christine! As Scott’s brother said in his speech, really setting the bar high for all other relationships out there!
First and foremost, we loved Scott and Christine’s positive attitudes and adventurous spirit. The rainy weather of this day would have most folks feeling at least a little bummed, but these two seemed to love every minute. From the time we met Scott in the rain while waiting for our boat to the island, he was smiling and super upbeat. Everyone pitched in to help load the beautiful flowers by Bittersweet Gardens onto the boat while the sky opened up above us!
While most of the ceremonies we photograph are outdoors (like our last Thompson Island wedding), Christine and Scott’s ceremony was inside, and it was stunning. The covered pavilion was draped with white fabric, creating a beautiful canopy above these two as they said their vows. We loved the inclusion of both Catholic and Jewish traditions in the wedding, and their ceremony was officiated by the same person who married Christine’s parents wedding over 30 years ago!
After an incredible dinner of lobster tails and steak, everyone threw themselves onto the dance floor to get down to the high energy Groovin’ You band. Of course, the Hora dance was the highlight for us… it doesn’t get much better for a photographer than getting to photograph people held up in chairs while others dance in a spinning circle around them. :)
As this Boston Harbor wedding came to a close, guests headed back to the ferry. Christine and Scott walked down to give hugs and say goodbyes to folks. Again, setting the bar high seems to come naturally to these two people! Thanks to Christine and Scott for including us in the day. We were so taken with all of your friends and family, and we can’t wait to follow along with your adventures to come! :)
Vendors who contributed to this summer wedding on Thompson Island:
Venue – Thompson Island
Coordinator – Hummingbird Bridal & Events
Florist – Bittersweet Gardens
Catering & desserts – Thompson Island
Hair & Makeup – ZenaRose Studio
Bride’s dress – Maggie Sottero
Bride’s shoes – Sam Edelman
Bridesmaids dresses – Weddington Way
Engagement ring and wedding bands – Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge
Groom and groomsmen suits – Generation Tux
Groom’s shoes – Allen Edmonds
Drapery / Lighting – SociaLight
Band – Groovin’ You
Compass favors – Taylor Street Favors
Wooden table number holders – DIY by Brittany Moskowitz’s brother in law and dad
Signage – Brittany Moskowitz
Ceremony programs – Handmade by family