I used to work in the Hancock tower. So pretty! And then we made our way over to the main event: The Boston Public Library!
It was such a beautiful venue. Joanna and Dean had their ceremony in the courtyard and it was gorgeous. Right in the middle of the library, the courtyard had beautiful views of the city.
I was the greeter and handed out the programs and helped people get their table numbers.
Speaking of table place-cards- look how cute this is!The ceremony was interfaith and it was so well done.
My favorite part was how Joanna planned the Seven blessings.
*The Seven Blessings are a key part of a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. The blessings are adapted from ancient rabbinic teachings, beginning with the blessing over the wine and ending with a communal expression of joy. In many ceremonies the prayers are read or chanted in both Hebrew and English. There are also numerous modern English variations on the blessings.Many couples also ask friends or relatives to read some or all of the blessings, or may ask all the guests in attendance to read the blessings from a wedding program. Some couples create their own blessings, or ask honored guests to create their own. (Source)
Joanna and Dean chose to have guests read them 7 blessings (or stories) based on keywords on marriage and advice. Some were about laughter, friendship, marriage, love- Joanna help me out with the rest! But let's just say there were a of Sex and the City quotes!
It went from lightness, to dusk to darkness during the ceremony.
And the kiss! I narrowly missed the perfect shot. Tear...
And introduced as Mr. & Mrs...
Okay now on to food... you know you all want to see it. I missed the appetizers because I was too busy drinking Champagne with a splash of cranberry juice. (Yes, three in one hour)
First course- Salad with Chevre, poached pear, pecans and delicious vinaigrette! I loved this dish. The flavors worked together perfectly.
Main Course: Miso Roasted Salmon with Bok Choy, Pea Shoots, Jasmine Rice and Black Sesame Seeds. Asian Flair for a delicious dinner!
And dessert, Cake! It was Carrot Cake. Delicious!They also had some mini-ice cream cones. Yum!
Aren't they cute?
Okay other pictures from the night- my camp friend Abbe and I. I haven't seen Abbe in quite some years and she surprised me by telling me she reads my blog! Hi Abbe!
The beautiful bride and me!
Camp girls!!! Some of the girls also told me they read my blog! Brie, Stacey, Bethany, me and Nicole!
And my favorite picture of the night! Joanna looked absolutely gorgeous and so happy. It's so emotional seeing your friends you've grown up with get married. Joanna and have known each other for almost 20 years. We went to camp together and sat at the same mixed table then became pen-pals for years and years. We got our closest during and after college and relied on each other through heartbreak and love. I am SO so lucky to have met such an amazing friend many many years ago! I love you Jo! Congrats!
*The Boston Public Library was a gorgeous location for a wedding. I loved the courtyard where the ceremony was held! The food was great and the band was amazing. If you are a bride in the Boston area, check this location out!