Kelly Benvenuto | Wedding Photography | Boston, New England » Intimate and authentic wedding photography in Boston, New England and Beyond

Faith and fun are the two defining words when I think of Erin and Peter’s wedding, followed closely by friends and family. These two have the biggest hearts with smiles to match, and it was such an honor to witness this wedding. They both got ready at the Marriott Copley, and then walked the short distance to St. Cecilia’s where they saw each other before the ceremony, and greeted their guests as they arrived. They celebrated a full mass, with Erin and Peter helping to serve communion, and their college friends singing. I loved seeing Erin and Peter singing along during both the processional and recessional. After the ceremony, we did some family portraits on the altar, and then headed out into Back Bay and along Commonwealth Ave for bridal party photos. The reception was later in the evening at the Harry Parker Boathouse. Erin and Peter aren’t originally from Boston, and they wanted to share some of their favorite food with all the out of town guests – so had delicious catering by the Taco Truck and Cookie Monstah. They even had a cutting of the ice cream sandwich! Erin and Peter – thank you so much for allowing me to document this joyous day for you!

Marriott Copley atrium
bride getting ready at Marriott Copley
bride and mother toasted before putting on dress
bridesmaids toasting the bride
friend hugs bride
bride getting ready at Marriott Copley
bride's hands
bride hugs her father
bride surprised by cousins
bride walks to the wedding
groom getting ready at Marriott Copley
groom getting ready at Marriott Copley
groom's father helps with bowtie
groom's mother pins boutonniere
groomsman checks the time
groom walks to wedding
groom arrives at St. Cecilia's church in Boston
first look in the courtyard at St. Cecilia's
first look in the courtyard at St. Cecilia's, groom wipes away bride's tear
first look in the courtyard at St. Cecilia's
bride and groom on stairs of St. Cecilia's
bride and groom greet guests before the ceremony
bride and groom greet guests before the ceremony
bride greets guests before the ceremony
guests wait for the start of the wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony at St. Cecilia's, Boston
bride and groom sing while they process to their wedding ceremony at St. Cecilia's, Boston
a young guest at a wedding ceremony at St. Cecilia's, Boston
bride and groom exchange vows, St. Cecilia's Boston
bride and groom receive blessing
bride and groom with their parents and priest
bride gives communion to her grandmother
bride and groom sing during recessional following ceremony, St. Cecilia's Church, Boston
family wedding portrait, St. Cecilia's, Boston
family wedding portrait, St. Cecilia's, Boston
family wedding portrait, St. Cecilia's, Boston
wedding party in Back Bay, Boston
wedding party on Commonwealth Ave, Boston
wedding portrait of bride and groom on Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
bride and groom at the Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
wedding portrait at the Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
wedding portrait at the Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
guests arrive for wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
wedding reception guests at Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
bride greets young guest in tent at Community Rowing
father of the bride says grace
wedding guests line up for the Taco Truck
wedding reception guests at Community Rowing
documentary wedding photography at the Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
bride and groom's first dance at Harry Parker Boathouse
bride dances with father at Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
parent dance at Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
bride and groom cut the ice cream sandwhich
wedding guests line up for the Cokkie Monstah food truck
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
guests dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
groom's family dances at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
bride and groom dance at wedding reception at Harry Parker Boathouse, Community Rowing
bride and groom exit reception at Harry Parker Boathouse
bride and groom kiss at the end of the night

  • Bill Ramsey - Wonderful photos, Kelly Benvenuto Photography! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Tooher - How wonderful to see it all again! Great memories and you captured it beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Cashman Coyle - Thanks for sharing! Congrats…..fabulous picsReplyCancel

  • Jackie Newns - BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLL! Erin and Peter , Kelly Benvenuto Photography captured you….stunning and timeless!ReplyCancel

It’s so wonderful to see a wedding vision translated into reality. When Jamie and Chris contacted me a year and a half ago, Jamie wrote “Our celebration plans include a short ceremony at the First Unitarian Church around the corner, a celebratory walk down to the museum with our 180 guests, time for fun and exploration at the museum (it’s so cool!!), followed by dinner and dancing and merriment into the night. We love simplicity, flowers, and personal handmade details. We don’t love cake-cutting, bouquet-tossing, or picture-posing. We want our wedding to be sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews and parents and grandparents and great-grandparents and friends, friends, friends all squished together, singing and dancing and kissing and having a really good night.” And that is the day they had – graced by beautiful weather, the presence of their families and friends truly present during their unplugged ceremony, delicious food passed along long tables, and adorned by all the beautiful handmade details. Jamie and Chris – thank you so much for inviting me to document this amazing day for you!

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  • Brie Ana - beautiful photos! ReplyCancel

  • Sue Betta - Yes beautiful! Looking forward to seeing them all!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Traverso Weir - Gorgeous photos! Congratulations again! ReplyCancel

  • John A Sabetta - Simply beautiful!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

Leigh and David met while attending Williams College, and they didn’t graduate all that long ago. There’s a quiet excitement, a bit of playfulness and an intense connection between these two. As someone who met and married her college sweetheart, I have to say, and I’m admittedly biased, but there’s something very exciting about growing up with someone before growing old with them. I’m thrilled to be photographing their wedding come August.

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