Believe it or not, this stunning Museum of Fine Arts Boston wedding wasn’t exactly what Danielle and Kyle originally planned. After two postponements and a shift from spring to fall, this sophisticated, unique celebration finally came together into a magical event. As their Boston wedding planners, we were glad to be by their sides every step of the way.
Danielle & Kyle met while both attending Harvard University, and got engaged on a cozy winter’s night in 2019 in the Boston Public Garden. With Danielle’s residency as doctor starting in the early June of 2020, they had a limited number of dates to select from – or so they thought! The two moved quickly to secure a spring 2020 wedding.
With deep roots in their home city, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston was the perfect place to celebrate and welcome 250 guests into their beloved hometown. The two imagined a spring ceremony in the museum’s outdoor courtyard, followed by a natural garden-inspired reception inside the museum.
But when the pandemic hit two months before the big day, they postponed their large celebration to May 2021 and got married in an intimate ceremony in the backyard garden of Danielle’s childhood home in Beacon Hill. There, they said their vows alongside their most immediate family, followed by a meaningful dinner under garden bistro lights. Soon after, they postponed their large celebration again to November 2021, with high hopes that this would allow them to feel the same intimacy and magic with all of their friends and family.
While the wedding date and season may have changed from their original plans, the love story and warm feeling of community certainly remained. The original garden celebration adapted into a “midnight in the garden” twist, full of personal and emotional details that made it a one-of-a-kind celebration.
On November 6th, 2021 they were able to hug and dance the night away with their loved ones by their sides, in the garden of their home city, just as always planned.
They welcomed their loved ones to Boston with a local bag (supporting the Little Market non-profit charitable organization for women) full of local goodies and “The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time” book.
To create a magical garden inside the MFA, we lined the stairway to the ceremony with white roses, greens and candles. The floral installation became a photo backdrop for the wedding party and guests.
Following the ceremony, our floral team repurposed the stairway florals into wrapped mini-bouquets, gifted as favors for guests at the end of the evening.
The nature-forward ceremony space in the Koch Gallery featured angelic lighting, a garden-inspired chuppah and a candlelit aisle. Tucked into the chuppah were little memories of loved ones there in spirit, including Danielle’s grandmother’s handkerchief, her grandfather’s cufflinks and tie, her great grandmother’s pearl wedding bell and Kyle’s grandfather’s wedding ring and tie, his grandmothers bracelet and a piece of his grandmother’s wedding dress.