Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding First-Look

June 27, 2023


Gretchen and Richard’s Fairmont Copley Plaza wedding first-look was such a beautiful moment during their wedding day, I’m so excited to share all of it! Their entire day, from the first-look at the Fairmont Copley Plaza to their reception party at Atlantico, embodied modern elegance. If you are looking for Boston wedding inspiration, then keep reading! 

A Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding First-Look

Gretchen and Richard chose the Fairmont Copley Plaza as their getting-ready location before their wedding ceremony, and the luxury hotel fit the elegant feel of their whole day perfectly. Gretchen absolutely radiated classic beauty in her gown and pearl accessories. We captured a few photos of her on our way downstairs to meet Richard for their first look, and she could not have looked more stunning!  

Once downstairs, we met up with Richard for their first look in Copley Plaza. Richard was handsome in a blue suit, and together they shared a few romantic moments before we headed to their ceremony site nearby.

A Sweet Boston Wedding Ceremony

My favorite part of photographing weddings is really being able to tell a couple’s story. I was so thankful that G+R let me in and shared with me the sweet story of how they found each other and fell in love. The Comm Ave mall has a lot of significance to them and their relationship, and so that is where they decided to hold their ceremony. The romantic history of this location for them made their ceremony extra special!

The Reception at Atlantico Boston

There are so many unique ways you can celebrate your marriage now – it doesn’t always have to be a traditional affair! Gretchen and Richard chose to think outside the box and planned something that was really unique to them. They invited only about 40 of their closest loved ones to witness their ceremony but then celebrated with a larger group afterward at Atlantico Boston. And the reception itself was non-traditional as well. They opted for more of a cocktail party rather than a typical dinner reception – such a fun and unique way to celebrate! Atlantico served up some gorgeous seafood appetizers while guests mingled happily.

[Looking for more Boston elopement or micro-wedding ideas? Check out these posts: The Boston Elopement Guide: How To Elope in Boston, and A Classic Stylish Boston Courthouse Wedding]

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Kicking the day off with a Fairmont Copley Plaza wedding first look, and ending it with the elegant atmosphere at Atlantico Boston made for such a memorable wedding day for G+R. It was such an honor to capture their day! If you are still searching for your perfect Boston wedding photographer, I would love to hear from you

Vendor Credits
Getting Ready and First-Look: Fairmont Copley Plaza
Venue: Atlantico
DJ: Ron Furr
Florist: Winston Floral
Makeup: Jojo (781) 603-6140
Hair: Ashley Saltalamacchia
Officiant: Gretchen’s brother

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ABOUT kelly

At home near the sea. Ever-focused on finding beauty in intimate or grand moments; found in the love stories that leave me breathless and in awe. 

Kelly  deeply values connection by being intentional in knowing her couples and their love stories. Through her organic and natural photography style, she creates timeless images that allow you to relive your moments and remember how you felt. Kelly began her professional career in 2015 and has since been delivering skillfully crafted images and an elevated experience for every couple she works with. She will help you feel natural and relaxed in front of the camera by knowing when to give guidance and when to let the moments naturally evolve, focusing on your unique and unforgettable celebration from start to finish. Based in Boston, she would love to document your authentic love throughout New England and beyond.