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Boston Public Library Courtyard Wedding

January 1, 2013

I had the chance to photograph a stunning wedding at the Boston Public Library. It was love at first sight. I didn’t think I could love a wedding venue so much. This is now one of my favorite wedding venues in Boston. It was a treat getting to photograph Lisa and Seth. Because of their love for reading, it was a book-themed wedding, hence it took place at a library. It was actually one of the most beautiful wedding venues I’ve ever seen. We had the whole library to ourselves and the reception room was ridiculously pretty (did I mention I love it even more when there’s uplighting?) Like… seriously, I’m in love with every photo here!!! <3

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding

Such a cute first look.

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding Asian American first look

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding Asian American first look

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard Asian American first look

Being a second photographer was actually really nice because I got to experiment with different angles. I thought how the guys formed a line walking down to the ceremony was pretty cool.

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And then of course the father and the bride :)

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Knowing the library was closed for the wedding, I was able to get to the balcony on the second floor to get this aerial shot. Normally the balcony is closed.

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding ceremony Asian American

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding ceremony Asian American

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding bride groom portrait

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding Asian American bride bridemaids

Boston Public Library courtyard backyard wedding Asian American bridal party kiss

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SUCH a pretty reception room!

Boston Public Library wedding reception room up lighting

Boston Public Library wedding reception room

Boston Public Library wedding reception room Asian American first dance

Boston Public Library wedding reception room Asian American first dance

Boston Public Library wedding reception room Asian American first dance

LOVE this shot!

Boston Public Library wedding reception room Asian American first dance

Boston Public Library wedding reception room dance floor

Thanks Shang Chen for letting me second shoot. I can’t tell you how much of a blast I had. You rock!!!

Primary photographer: Shang Chen Photography, assisted by Ze Liang Photography
Venue: The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Getting ready hotels: Boston Park PlazaRevere Hotel, Boston, MA
Catering and Cake:  The Catered Affair, Boston, MA, with coordination provided by Erin Davies
Wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier, purchased at Kleinfeld, New York City, NY
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung
Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Tuxedo: Burberry London
Florist: Orchids n’ Blooms
Make-up: From Hair to Eternity, Malden, MA
Hair: Vanhphen Souvannarath
Ceremony music: Keros String Quartet, booked through Night Shift Entertainment
Band: Legit, booked through Night Shift Entertainment
Uplighting: Boston Uplights
Invitations and paper: Minted
Marshmallow wedding favors: Whimsy & Spice, Brooklyn, NY
Table numbers, paper roses, card catalog, wine box stamp: Etsy