Irene & James planned an extraordinary wedding at the Boston State Room in the heart of Boston. This Longwood Venue is at the top of an iconic Boston skyscraper that offers incredible views and elevated style for high-end, luxury weddings. Not only are the views gorgeous, but every detail was meticulously planned to tie a metropolitan and romantic aesthetic together.

An Elegant Boston State Room Wedding

Irene wanted the wedding to be romantic, airy, and modern whereas James wanted a more urban setting. The two styles were tied together seamlessly with decor and the venue atmosphere. The florals from Beach Plum Florals were absolutely stunning including light & dark mauve tones along with pink, peach, toffee gold, and a touch of white.

The vintage Rolls Royce and the white trolley were perfect for the couple and the bridal party to get around Boston all day and capture a variety of portraits. The Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park offered the perfect blend of lush greenery and a cityscape backdrop.

Luxurious Greek Wedding Details

Pre-covid this couple loved to travel, and Greece was one of their many destinations. While they couldn’t get married abroad in Greece, they still wanted their wedding to feel like an idyllic destination wedding off the coast of Greece.

Incorporating Greek traditions into their wedding day was very important for Irene & James. They chose to get married in a Greek Orthodox Church with a traditional ceremony. During the ceremony, they had Stefana’s crowns placed on their heads, which symbolizes their bond together.

Moreover, for the reception, they had a hybrid of both a Greek band with a Greek American DJ to dance the night away and, of course, do the Greek money dance! All of their guests had an amazing time enjoying the newlyweds and the amazing Boston skyline into the night.

Photographer: Natalya DeSena Photography

Venue/Catering: Boston State Room, A Longwood Venue

Wedding Planner: Simeral & Co.

Florals: Beach Plum Floral

Videographer: Shutter and Sound Film

Officiant: Fr. Vincent Minucci

Rental company: PEAK Event Services & Sparrow Lane Event Rentals

Stationary: Crum & Co

Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Bride’s Shoes: Sophia Webster

Bridesmaids Dresses: Fame & Partners

Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply

Hair and Makeup Artist(s): My Big Hair Day & Nic B Makeup

Band/DJ: Power Station Entertainment & DJ Johnny the Greek

Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

Lighting Company: 4Wall

Trolley: Rockstar Limo

Rings: Diamond Club International

When Deirdra and Mark got engaged they knew they wanted to host a destination coastal wedding in Maine with their closest family and friends. Maine has played an important role in both of their lives – vacationing there as kids and taking their first vacation there together as a couple. Every detail of their wedding day was thoughtfully selected to incorporate a nautical feel with chic touches.

Destination Coastal Wedding

The York Harbor Reading Room is an elegant, private venue right on the edge of the ocean. The steep cliffs and narrow walkways remind me of the gorgeous Positano, Italy. I loved taking portraits overlooking the crashing waves.

Deirdre and Mark chose the perfect color palette to blend with the gorgeous oceanside views. They chose all-white florals with a classic New England navy blue. Touches of emerald green were added with the bridesmaid’s dresses. Deidra wore unique green peep-toe heels to match! Her silky white gown had luxurious details with a v-neck, sleek buttons, and a bow-like fabric in the back.

Classic and Elegant Summer Wedding

It was the perfect warm, summer day without a cloud in the sky. Deidra wanted to have a private first look with both Mark and her dad before their ceremony. They then joined their guests on the manicured lawn for their ceremony overlooking the harbor. The beautiful deck was the perfect spot for a cocktail hour and to take in the views. All of their guests enjoyed a fantastic candlelit dinner and celebrated the happy couple!

Looking for more destination weddings? Check out another Coastal Destination Wedding in Camden, ME.

Photographer: Natalya Desena Photography

Venue/Catering: York Harbor Reading Room

Florals: Beautiful Days Events

Officiant: Friend, Marty Brehenny

Stationary: Zola

Gown: Elizabeth Johns by Nouvelle Amsale

Tux: Calvin Klein

Earrings/Rings: George Press Jewelers

H&M: Harbor Hair

DJ: DJ Fred Papparlardo

Cake: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrot

Jill and Andrew have always put family first, and that was a priority as the pair planned their nuptials. The future newlyweds decided to throw a traditional-style soiree with a spin…. a formal, traditional wedding coupled with the joy, fun, and celebration of dinner, drinks, dancing, and laid-back laughs with the close friends and family they adore. 

The wedding day dawned sunny and clear, the perfect weather for this made-for-each-other man and wife to enjoy a neutral-themed, chic ceremony on the gorgeous coast of Maine. Jill and her bridesmaids gathered to toast the bride and groom with champagne before dressing for the day’s excitement. 

Their loved ones gathered for a classic wedding at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary’s. Jill stunned in a sleek, figure-skimming Paloma Blanca Bridal gown with a deep-V neckline. The bridesmaids added a pleasing pop of color with their green gowns of varying necklines, and Andrew looked dapper in a traditional tux with modern accents from Madeleine’s Daughter.

With gorgeous, lush greenery and cream-toned flowers, the wedding was simply sophisticated. To add to the mystique and elegance, the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. slipped into a slick vintage Bentley to ride in style to their reception. 

With the sounds of the waves lapping the shore, the betrothed and their guests enjoyed a twinkling candlelight dinner and celebrated the happy union. Laughter, dancing, and everything Jill and Andrew wanted framed the evening and ensured memories would last forever. 

As Jill and Andrew danced the night away under glistening stars with their nearest and dearest, their joy was tangible, reflecting in their sparkling eyes and sincere smiles.

Photographer: Natalya DeSena Photography

Ceremony Venue: The Episcopal Church of St. Mary’s

Reception Venue: Private Estate

Florals: Hannah Rae Flora Farmhouse Floral

Catering: The Black Tie Company

Rentals: Savvy Event Rental & Wallace Events

Dress: Paloma Blanca Bridal

Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bride

H&M: Jessica Griffin Muah & Kayla Libby

Tux Rental: Madeleines Daughter

Lighting: Maine Event Design and Decor

Stephanie & Josh wanted to host their wedding at Turntide Estate because they got engaged on Monomoy Island in Chatham. Stephanie also grew up spending summers in Chatham, so it held a special place in her heart. When they were thinking of the overall vibe of their big day, they wanted it to be relaxed, yet elegant. After a year and a half of quarantine they were just excited to be in such a beautiful place with all of their friends and family. This wedding was humble, elegant, relaxed and tasteful. It was the perfect overcast day in Cape Cod with the perfect company.

These two love birds originally met when the bride was bartending. Fast forward six months later and they randomly found each other again while working for the same Media Agency in NYC. The brides family has a house in Deer Isle so they knew they wanted their wedding to be on the coast in Maine and Bar Harbor Club was the perfect luxury venue to host a black tie event. This wedding featured soft pastel blush tones, lots of twinkle lights, and breathtaking views of Maine’s iconic coastline. 

Photography: Natalya DeSena Photography

Venue: Bar Harbor Club, Opal Collection

Florist: Ellsworth Bud Connection

Dress: Vows Bridal and Formal

Tux: The Black Tux

Getting Ready Outfits: Roller Rabbit Official

Band: Wilson Stevens Band

Ceremony Music: Goldenwood Ensemble

Lighting: Griffin Griffin Lighting

Ellena and Benjamin were originally supposed to get married on the coast of Greece, but due to COVID restrictions they decided to host a private estate wedding in Beverly, Massachusetts. Their wedding was filled with many greek traditions like the hora, greek dancing, the celebratory money dance, and the smashing of plates on the dance floor. This wedding was sophisticated and timeless and Elle Wedding and Events did a phenomenal job creating a luxury experience and event. There were touches of peach and pink tones throughout. Her father, a pilot, hired a plane to fly over the reception with a banner that said “Congratulations Ellena & Ben”, which was a surprise for the couple and all of their guests. Ellena wore a breathtaking gown from Alison Webb New York and shoes from Jimmy Choo, which were to die for. This coastal affair was sophisticated, timeless, and classy.

Photographer: Natalya DeSena Photography

Planner: Elle Wedding & Events

Florist: Flowers By Ila

Band: Closingtime Boston

Gown: Allison Webb NYC

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Hair: Lauren Capone

Makeup: Faces By Robin

Caterer: Fireside Catering

This wedding was absolutely magical, from the attire, to the design, and the place. It was the perfect day in downtown Boston. Demi and Kristian held their reception at the State Room, which is on the 33rd floor of an iconic skyscraper. All of their guests enjoyed watching the sunset over the city’s skyline and the day was filled with beautiful energy, love, greek dancing, and the prettiest florals ever.

Photographer: Natalya DeSena Photography

Venue: State Room, Long Wood Venues

Hotel: The Langham Boston

Rentals: Peak Event Services

Florals: Young Designs

Signage: Anteaa Moroso

Stationary: Brown Fox Creative

Dress Designer: Allison Webb NYC

Dress Boutique: Flair Boston

Hair & Makeup: Pretty Wife Beauty

Tux: The Black Tux

Alley left the comfort and familiarity of her teaching job in Chicago to embark on the journey of becoming a school principal at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. In January of that school year, Jon happened to be visiting his mother and a friend who had just moved up to Boston, and Alley and Jon found themselves at the same cocktail party. Drinks with friends turned into a weekend-long series of events – brunch, NFL football playoffs, and a Sunday dinner. Jon extended his stay in Boston, but Alley questioned whether or not Jon would call her back after returning to DC. Calls turned into weekend trips – Savannah, Virginia, Philadelphia, and Maine. Friend groups merged, Alley graduated, and Jon announced he was going to business school. After one year in DC, they packed their bags and moved (back, for Alley) to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Two years and many more friends and memories later, Jon proposed to Alley on a sunny Saturday in Michigan, shortly before they moved (back, for Jon) to New York City. Alley quickly started planning her dream wedding in Maine, where she (and coincidentally, Jon) had spent all of her summers with her family growing up, and French’s Point provided the perfect backdrop and aesthetic. March 2020 forced these plans to a screeching halt as the couple hunkered down in their one bedroom NYC apartment. Come June, as remote school wrapped up for Alley, they packed the car and drove to Alley’s family home in Maine – wedding postponed and no return date in sight. Little did Jon know, Alley ordered wedding bands to be shipped to her Maine home, “just in case.” As the family quarantined and the “original” July 4th wedding weekend neared, Alley asked her sister if she was interested in getting ordained online. One thing led to another, the lobsters were ordered, and Alley and Jon had a front lawn July 4th wedding with Alley’s closest neighbors and childhood friends on Panther Pond. It was a magical way to celebrate the original wedding date – and Jon was already looking forward to the tax benefits of marriage, so they were on the same page!

Fast forward to January – wedding planning was back in full force with more questions than answers. As the date drew near, we realized we were able to host a safer, albeit somewhat smaller, gathering at French’s Point. Alley’s traditional style and love for navy and white entrenched all decisions – from linens to jewelry. French’s Point made it easy – the luscious Maine coastline provided a dreamy setting, and all of Alley and Jon’s closest family and friends were able to stay together on the property for three days of celebrations. The style was a mix of new and old – Alley wore her grandmother’s jewelry, her best friend’s (who could not attend the wedding) veil from her Tulum wedding two years before, and a new dress: Chosen by One Day, ironically the last one she tried on with her cousin Birdie, after eating lobster rolls and drinking white wine in the West Village one fall afternoon. 

After two days of BBQs, a lobster bake, and friends and family enjoying French’s Point, it was time to get married. The bridesmaids spent their day whale watching from the balcony and reminiscing stories from elementary school through college, nerves settling as the rose champagne flowed. Alley insisted on a first look, as to not miss any time with her friends during the cocktail hour after the ceremony. The wedding was officiated by a dear friend the couple met in business school – complete with a Breaking of the Glass. As the party moved to the tent, the sun peeked through the high coastal clouds – Alley knew her Granny was there, and not just in the form of jewels. Sugarbabies, their live band, got everyone out of their seats and dancing as the sun set in Maine. At 9:00pm sharp, guests were drawn to the lawn for a marvelous display of fireworks – a true 4th of July tradition. The couple closed out the music set with their favorite bar closing song, Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler,” although the tequila kept flowing, leading to a few late night dips in the bay! In true covid-fashion, the couple honeymooned in East Hampton where their home was quickly dubbed “Camp Honeymoon” as they hosted guests and enjoyed more time with friends who they had not seen for many months. It was the perfect way to end a postponed wedding celebration and the beginning of their “official” new lives together.

Photographer: Natalya DeSena Photography

Planner: Wed In Maine

Venue: French’s Point Maine

Caterer: Stone Cove Catering

Hair: Erin Graham Hair

Makeup: Amy Banas Makeup and Hair

Florals: Farmhouse Floral

Rentals: Wallace Events

Linens: Latavola Linen

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Suit: Suit supply

Band: Sugar Babies

Cake: Cake Elizabeth Maine

Video: StopGoLove

This night was extremely dreamy and all I have to say is Willard Beach is one of my new favorite locations to shoot engagement sessions. Morgan and Marc are typing the knot June 20222 at Beech Ridge Barn in Scarborough, Maine and I can’t wait to capture all of the amazing moments on their wedding day. In the meantime, I’ll be here loving everything about this session.

Sarah & Ryan decided to have a destination wedding on the coast of Camden, Maine. They flew in from New York City, along with many of their guests, and tied the knot surrounded by the beautiful harbor and old ships. Sarah’s mother has a house in Camden so they hold this place near and dear to their hearts. Their color palette was navy, white, and light blue as they wanted there to be nods to the nautical locations without it feeling too over the top. This sophisticated coastal wedding embodied perfect balance of simplicity and elegance.