I’ve been meaning to share Rosie and Lloyd’s wedding for a while now, but I just didn’t have the time to dig in and do it with the justice it deserves. This global pandemic has provided the time to go back through wedding galleries and images from the past year – a silver lining I suppose? Strangely, it feels appropriate to create this post now as so many engaged couples are forced to re-imagine what their wedding day will look like during these uncertain times. No one knows what the future will hold for the wedding industry and the large gatherings we’ve become accustomed to enjoying could become a thing of the past. A fellow photographer, Mark Spooner (if you don’t follow him, do so – his work is incredible) shared a post about intimate weddings yesterday. He said, “intimate weddings offer a unique opportunity for couples to narrow their focus to the most important and essential elements of their marriage celebration.” He went on to say that “the events industry may be in the midst of a sort of ‘re-birth’, but I’m convinced the human connection that motivates the core of this industry will remain vibrant through the transition. The future is bright, even if it’s different.”
After reading Mark’s post, I immediately thought of Rosie and Lloyd and their intimate wedding last Memorial Day Weekend in Charlestown.
This wedding will forever be one of my all-time favorites. Rosie and Lloyd are two of the most authentic, kind, and personable people I’ve met during my time in Boston. To put it simply, people like them attract others who are similar, so when they mentioned they were having a small, intimate affair with all of their favorite people in our neighborhood, I jumped at the opportunity to document their nuptials.
The afternoon started with a small gathering on their back terrace in Charlestown. Super informal yet incredibly heartfelt. Rosie and Lloyd greeted their guests as they arrived at their apartment. They joked with one another saying “hey, you wanna go out back and get married?” before they took their place at the far end of their quaint terrace, which was now filled with their closest friends and family.
After the backyard ceremony, we went over to the Navy Yard in Charlestown to snap some family portraits by the water before heading to Brewer’s Fork, where more family and friends gathered for an evening on the terrace with food, drinks, and a little dancing to a pre-made playlist.
Special Quarantine Feature: Small Business Love!
Rosie + Lloyd also happen to be small business owners in Charlestown who are hustling hard during this surreal time.
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