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Mary & Andrew | Museum of Science Wedding

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I’ve been holding this blog hostage for a few days because I needed to find time to write about these two and their magical Museum of Science wedding day. You’ll remember Mary and Andrew from their freezing cold engagement session this winter.  There was sun on that day, yes, but it was so cold I thought Mary’s hands were going to fall of her arms.  Luckily the sun came back out for their early June wedding day and was as warm and bright as this adorable couple.

Mary and Andrew come from two really good families so it’s no wonder that they are both really good people–not just people that do nice things, people that are always so stinking nice I would bet that their powers combined will save the world in some way.  I spent the day with Mary and her girls and her brothers getting ready for her flamingo themed wedding at the home where she grew up.  She was so calm and I couldn’t stop telling her how beautiful she was–(wait until you see the dress she wore.  I wanted to rip off my romper, put it on, and twirl in it til the end of time, but since that wasn’t going to happen, I made Mary do it over and over again.)  For the late spring being as cold and wet as it was, the sunshine on their wedding day was even more special, especially the way it filled the church as it bounced through the stained glass windows.  And I cannot get over how magical weddings at the Museum of Science are, and not just because it’s .8 miles from my house and I virtually have no commute…but the outdoor venue area has THE best view in Boston with views of both Boston and Cambridge’s skyline which you’ll see plenty of during the portrait and speech section of this blog.

While so much stuck out for me at this wedding: the love Mary and Andrew have for one another and the love they share with their families, the focus that this day had on their union in front of God in the place where they met, the willingness of the bridal party to take photos in front of the T-Rex providing a “killer” backdrop (see what I did there?), the amazing first dance and the golden light that was streaming through to the dance floor, and the guests at the wedding, which were some of my favorite families.  But what happened at the very end might stick out the most for me.  As I packed up to leave I found Mary to say goodbye but didn’t want to disrupt Andrew’s sick moves on the dance floor, so I started walking to the front of the museum to wait for my uber (don’t judge, it may only be an .8 of a mile from my house but I had a lot of heavy equipment that I swear was too heavy to walk with ;).  As I got to the front of the building, Andrew came dashing out to give me a hug and thank me for shooting his wedding.  He left all his friends on the biggest night of his life to thank me for doing what he paid me to do.  I honestly couldn’t believe it and was so touched and left the party just thinking about how happy I am that the two nicest people in the world found one another and fell in love.
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Thanks to my girl, Jill, who hung with the guys all morning. How handsome is Andrew?
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And then we did the first look at the place where Mary and Andrew had their actual very first look, Boston College.
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BostonWeddingPhotographer (19 of 117).jpgPin thisimageLove this shot.  Andrew watching his mom give Mary a bracelet that’s been passed down to all family brides on their wedding day.  Doesn’t he look so happy?
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A boy and his mama, kiilllllllllll me now.
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BostonWeddingPhotographer (37 of 117).jpgPin thisimageWelcome to the party!
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I saved the happiest photo for last (though it was hard to pick!)
BostonWeddingPhotographer (62 of 117).jpgPin thisimageTotally obsessed with you guys!  I just love your ENTIRE family so much and can’t wait to see how much happiness is in store for you!

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