Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Wedding: Sarah & Mike

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022Weddings
arah and Mike were such a fun couple with larger than life personalities, so I knew right from the moment we met this one was gonna be a banger. They both got ready at the Intercontinental Hotel, laughing and joking with their friends and family. The ladies had Makeup by Marlo and Leather and Lace Artistry doing hair and makeup while their dog kept them company running around the hotel suite. Sarah changed into her gown by Alyssa Kristen and Mike changed into his Tux by Loro Piana and separately headed down to the back patio for their first look. Afterwards, we walked to the Fan Pier Harborwalk to take portraits with the bride & groom and their wedding party in the insane heat before heading to the Institute of Contemporary Art for their ceremony. After walking so far in new heels, Sarah ended up asking one of her bridesmaids to spray her feet with lidocaine (that's true friendship, lol) while Mike decided that 30 minutes before the ceremony would be the perfect time to finally sit down and write those vows! ;) Their the ceremony really shows off how unique of a space ICA is for a wedding, since the riser-style of seating allows everyone to have a clear view of the ceremony. There's also a great vantage point from behind the couple which allowed me to snag an epic first kiss shot with all their guests cheering in the background. Cocktail hour was outside right on the water, and inside the reception space was elaborately decorated by my close friend and "work-husband" Gregory from Flou(-e)r. The rest of the evening was crazy, starting off with hilarious entrances by the bridal party, and some rowdy toasts that had everyone in stitches. Speaking of stitches, during the first dance Mike showed off some of his Dirty Dancing moves and totally ripped his pants! Don't worry...this photo-ninja was right there to capture the rip in all it's glory. A huge thank you to Sarah and Mike for including me in their special day, and to Masao Okano, my associate photographer.