What a whirlwind of a Saturday as we enjoyed the sunny and windy day at the Royal Sonesta Boston. Courtney (or Court as her friends call her) is one of the most relaxed and happy brides we have ever had the pleasure of photographing. She wasn’t big about formalities - she just wanted to have fun! No formal bridal party, just getting ready with her mom and her friends who were allowed to dress however they wanted. Alek was getting ready a few rooms down with his brother. They had a glass of champagne and quietly reflected on the day ahead. Alek didn’t look nervous at all. In fact, he talked about how he was had no nerves and was so excited to get the chance to marry his best friend.
They saw each other for the first time at the ceremony, which was officiated by Courtney’s great uncle. He warned us ahead of time that there would be “audience participation” and he didn’t disappoint! He loosened everyone up to prepare them for an evening of fun and laughter. It was one of the most memorable ceremonies we’ve seen as he added so much life and character into what is often standard. After the ceremony, it was time for cocktail hour outside on the patio and photos by the river. Finally we moved into the reception, where the hora really picked up and carried the night away. Such a great couple and we know they will have a wonderful life together!
HOW THEY MET
Courtney and Alek met from the good old swipe left, swipe right! Ah! Well they told their family that they met at hip hop yoga for a number of years.... Courtney and Alek hit it off the moment they met. The two of them met for dinner in Somerville after work one day and ended up shutting down the restaurant! It wasn't long before they were inseparable and were going to move in together (within 3 months of dating). Courtney being her mom's "baby" she knew she had to meet his parents before she could move in with him... thankfully both parents approved and the rest is history!