Here’s the beautiful story of Ben and Julie's day, with photos provided by the lovely Oh Karina!
She and Ben met up for first look right near their house and then joined their closest friends and family for some photos and to sign the Ketubah before they left the house. They made their way by car service to the Loyal Nine restaurant in Cambridge. When they rolled up, about 30 minutes before the ceremony was to start, we were working with the terrific vendor team to have everything ready to go!
DJ and talented musician Keith McEachern started to strum on his guitar and it was time for the ceremony to start. Lizzie, Ben’s sister and the ceremony officiant, started down the aisle first, followed by both Ben and Julie’s siblings and then the adorable nieces and nephews. Ben followed on the arms of both his parents, then Julie made her grand entrance with hers. It was a personal ceremony, made even more so by the fact that it was a family member who was performing it. To close it out, Ben kept with the Jewish tradition of stomping on a piece of glass, the guests yelled MAZEL TOV! and Ben and Julie had their first kiss as husband and wife. As the couple headed back into the restaurant, guests were greeted with food and beverages on the patio by the restaurant staff.
The reception began as we brought everyone into the restaurant. It was standing room only since the patio area was being flipped for ~25 guests to dine outside, so everyone gathered around while DJ Keith introduced the newlyweds. They shared a first dance together to Sam Cooke’s “Nothing Can Change the Love I Have For You” and then the couple’s friends grabbed the mic for a personal performance in honor of Julie and Ben. We heard two toasts before dinner; both the maid of honor and the best man brought laughter and tears into the room. Then it was time for dinner, an incredible multi-course feast!
The restaurant staff cleared out a table to make lots of room for dancing, which the guests were happy to join in for! After a yummy dessert, the night ended as guests and the happy bride and groom made their way to an after party.