Destination Photographer | Elopement | Andrew & Mark

Boston Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer

I met Andrew and Mark on the tenth anniversary of their first date at the Four Seasons. Boston foliage was at it’s prime and it’s as if the sun saved itself for their celebration. Due to the pandemic, their families and friends who are out of state weren’t able to join them from their Southern homes for what was initially, a larger celebration so they decided on an intimate sunset sail to marry on Boston Harbor. Both grooms wore matching navy suits and encompassed the epitome of a classic and dapper look. Andrew gifted his groom with a sketch he purchased in Europe on one of their travels and had been saving it for Mark to gift on their wedding day. Before making our way to their floral covered sailboat, they read personal letters to one another in their hotel suite overlooking the city of Boston.

After arriving at the boat dock, The Captiva set sail on what was the most perfect, warm, sunny, October evening just days prior to New England’s first snowstorm of the year. Andrew and Mark stood on her bow as Captain David led their ceremony and we listened to both grooms exchange their most heartfelt vows. A decade of difficult times and life’s best times filled their love story. Sealed with a kiss, they became a married couple. We sailed through the harbor while they sipped champagne and enjoyed the sights as the sun slowly went down over the skyscrapers.

Captiva was flooded with the most luxurious florals covering both Starboard and Port sides as well as their cocktail “nook”. Draping greenery and pops of burgundy exemplified fall’s finest pallette. This couple brought true “Southern Comfort” to New England and their sunset sail was not only classic but unparalleled in taste and beauty. In the midst of adversity with all this year has handed to our engaged couples, seeing gorgeous ceremonies focusing on what is truly important, is a refreshing and joyous breath of fresh air.


Planning + Design: Kate Murtaugh Events & Design via Mainstay Collective

Florals: Beach Plum Floral Event + Floral Design

Sailboat: Classic Sail Boston

Preparation location: Four Seasons One Dalton

November 22, 2020

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