All photos are courtesy of Brian Keith Media.
Early in the afternoon, Erin and John shared their first look in a private moment deep within the Westin Copley. With views of a misty Copley Square in the background, Erin showed off her gown with a twirl before they exchanged heartfelt handwritten notes.
The two were joined by their bridal party for formal portraits before they all boarded The Original Party Trolley to travel across the Charles River in time for the ceremony.
Dense with personal touches, the ceremony included a family friend who lent her talents by playing the violin for processional music, charming ring bearers and the sweetest flower girl, and a handful of readings by family and friends.
Sealed with a kiss, the ceremony wrapped up and guests flooded into the reception space to get the party started with cocktail hour. The photo booth, provided by Entertainment Specialists, was a popular activity as guests snapped photo after photo for the guest book while the team at Catalyst expertly flipped the ceremony space and prepared for a plated dinner.
After the main course, guests heard toasts from the Father of the Bride, the Best Man, and the Maid of Honor. Erin and John sealed the evening with their words of appreciation towards everyone in attendance. Baked by Yum Bunnies Cakery, the two snuck away during the rest of dinner to cut their wedding cake in private.
Erin and John shared their first dance to “I Only Have Eyes for You” by Rachel Price and there was not a dry eye in the room. This was followed by John leading a dance with his mother and the emotions continued.
Not to be outdone, Erin and her dad changed the tone of the night and truly built up the energy with a well-choreographed dance medley. Smiles and cheers were aplenty. From that moment on, the dance floor was alive all night with the help a variety of jams played by DJ Martika. Guests only stopped to grab desserts from the selection of pastries set out by the Catalyst team.