Valentine’s Day Wedding at BU Castle

What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day, photographing these college sweethearts at BU’s Marsh Chapel and BU Castle. I really enjoyed photographing Victoria & Francesco, these guys were so much fun!!! Victoria was a beautiful bride, in an amazing dress, in a stellar location and Francesco was a handsome and elegant groom. Victoria’s gorgeous dress from Allure Bridals was purchased at a Brides Against Breast Cancer charity event last winter. Every detail was a unique expression of their love: walking underneath GGRC rowing oars (in honor of Victoria’s crew team) as they exit the chapel as man and wife, a ski slope-shaped wedding cake in honor of their love of skiing, and one of the best first dances I’ve ever seen. The start of yet another Boston blizzard didn’t stop this joyous celebration.

Enjoy the photos as well as a personal note from the bride herself:

We met during freshman orientation at Boston University and nearly eight years later decided to return to our alma mater for our wedding. The Tudor Revival-style mansion on campus – the BU Castle – had always appealed to us and it was the perfect venue for a small and intimate reception. Francesco proposed on my January birthday and had planned an amazing engagement trip to go skiing and snowboarding in Stowe, Vermont. Because we wanted a winter wedding and a skiing honeymoon, we chose February 14 as our wedding date. To go along with the Valentine’s Day theme, I surprised Francesco with a champagne-pink ballgown as my wedding dress. There was plenty of white on our wedding day, though, as another snowstorm hit Boston and we were able to take some magical shots outdoors. We also chose ivory linens and ivory floral arrangements, thanks to Madison Floral. Special thanks also to our wedding coordinators Erin Phinney and Heidi Freimanis-Cordts, and to A Beat Away Entertainment, Giacomo & Rondi Salon, and David Tucker Photography.

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