Wow, what an amazing weekend! Lauren and Allen booked me to shoot their Boston wedding last weekend all the way from Hong Kong earlier in the year. This was the first Chinese wedding I've ever shot, and man was it an experience. Many similarities and many differences during the day to what I'm used to, so it was very cool to have a new take on weddings in America. Maddie and I headed up to Boston for this beautiful weekend with some serious fall foliage happening, along with a substantial drop in temperature. Everything turned out to be a great success though, and it was cool to see so many people travel from all over the world to celebrate Lauren and Allen's big day. And big day it should have been, as they finally tied the knot after 19 years of dating!! We started on Saturday at a farm outside Boston, catching up with friends and family apple picking, playing cornhole, and an awesome lobster feast rehearsal dinner at ECCR. ECCR is a beautiful and very natural venue tucked away in the woods north of Boston, and was the perfect location for these two to tie the knot. After the ceremony on Sunday we drove into Chinatown, Boston to Hei La Moon for a Chinese banquet with about 400 people. There were plenty of games throughout the day and night, laughing was plentiful, and everyone had a great time. Check out a few of my favorites from the weekend, this one's a bit heavier on the images than usual!
my competition for the weekend ;)
hayrides through the changing leaves on the apple farm
dualing cornhole games
these cornhole bags had seen better days...
the wedding rings, lauren's was made out of wood. so freakin sweet!
all the guys getting ready in the attic
allen putting on the finishing touches, right before he realized he was wearing the wrong jacket!! haha
lauren's beautiful dress
one of the major differences in chinese weddings, the games played before the bride and groom can see each other. the bride and bridesmaids make up games that the groomsmen have to do and then they have to approve of how well the games are done before the groom can see the bride. you can see lauren watching from the bridal suite as allen gets lipstick put on that had to be transferred between the groomsmen, and then they had to get out some of their dancing skills. pretty hysterical to watch and be a part of, haha!
one of the many beautiful spots on the grounds of ECCR
loved lauren's flower in her hair
a quick badass shot before they tied the knot
one of many funny moments during the ceremony
they were a stunning couple
some of the amazing appetizer creations
that little girl back there was eyeing up the strawberries like nobody's business!!
cheers! this was another different custom, the bride and groom go to each table, say a quick word or two, cheers, and throw one back.