We were honored to celebrate with Patrice and Chris this summer as they sealed their vows at Commander's Mansion in Watertown. Read on to hear all about the beautiful details and to see stunning photos from Pizzuti Photography.
The girls started off the day getting ready at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, with help from Latoya Dawson for hair and Makeovers by Ligia for makeup. Chris and the groomsmen arrived first at the venue aboard transport from Buston Attitude, which allowed time to take some fabulous boys-only photos.
Patrice and her bridal party arrived next and took some time for finishing touches in the beautiful room that Commander's provides for getting ready. While the girls got ready, the boys played multiple rounds of the rowdy game "Heads Up!" in their room. Finally, Patrice and Chris were ready to see each other in an emotional, private first look.
There was plenty of time for portraits and group photos before the ceremony. When it came time for Patrice to walk down the aisle with her parents, there was not a dry eye in the garden! The ceremony, officiated by family member and reverend Nelson Bernard Dorsey, Jr. was filled with personal touches, including a reading from Chris's sister and a lighting of the unity candle involving the couple's moms.
After their vows were sealed with a kiss, the couple was ready to party with their guests! Everyone headed into Commander's Mansion for cocktail hour and it was right in time. As soon as all of the guests were inside, the summer evening thunderstorm began. Luckily, the guests were cozy and dry inside with music from Sounds of Success and food and drink from Capers Catering. The storm passed, and guests headed out to the tent, where they got to see all of the touching details that Patrice and Chris had thought about, including a candy buffet, stunning centerpieces from Karla Cassidy Designs, a sprig of rosemary on each place setting, and an awesome photobooth with fun props from XO Photobooth. After dinner and toasts, guests danced the night away with the bride and groom taking center stage on the dance floor!
Thank you to Patrice and Chris for including us in your amazing day and allowing us to help make memories that will last a lifetime! To see more, check out the wedding video from Lollie Videography here.
Note from Sarah!
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