Copley Square Wedding at the Boston Public Library

October 24, 2017

This beautiful Boston Public Library wedding in Copley Square was a true tribute to all things “Boston”. Joc and Zac first met while both attending Harvard University (Joc was on the swim team while Zac was on the diving team), and their Fall wedding day incorporated both a tribute to Boston’s rich history as well as a modern nod to the city’s bright future.

The entire wedding celebration took place in Boston’s Copley Square, starting with both grooms getting ready at the Fairmont Copley Boston. They had their first look inside the hotel, before heading outside for some formal photos. The couple was joined by their handsome labradoodle Winston (who also made an appearance in Joc and Zac engagement photos last Fall) as well as their wedding party for photos around Copley Square and inside the Boston Public Library.

The wedding ceremony was held inside Boston’s Old South Church, a significant site in Boston’s history, and included a reading from the 2004 legalization of gay marriage in the state of Massachusetts. Joc and Zac said their “I do”s surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones — then it was back to the Boston Public Library to get the party started!

The couple was drawn to the Boston Public Library for its deep historical roots in Boston (it was founded back in 1848), but also wanted to elevate the space with a modern color palette and unique personal touches. The white table runners for the reception in Bates Hall were accented by gold-vased floral arrangements and black and gold accents on each tabletop. The Abbey Room next door was set up for a night of dancing, with gold and black high-top cocktail tables and a decadent dessert bar for everyone to enjoy. The grooms made a special request for 90’s pop tunes for dancing, and it was clear everyone was thrilled to be there to celebrate with this wonderful couple.

We were so happy to be able to share this wedding day with Joc and Zac. Special thanks to the couple, as well as the entire team at The Catered Affair and the Boston Public Library for a spectacular event.

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Vendors | Getting Ready: Fairmont Copley Plaza; Ceremony: Old South Church; Cocktails (Courtyard), Dinner (Bates Hall) and Dancing (Abbey Room) at the Boston Public Library; Suits: Ralph Lauren, Purple Label Tuxes from Newbury Street; Hair/Makeup for Wedding Party: Charlotte Phinney & Co.; Invitations/Paper: Goosefish Press; Flowers: Table & Tulip; Linens, Catering & Dessert: The Catered Affair; Lighting & Entertainment: C-Zone – Live Jazz Quartet and DJ Max; Video: Shotgun Films (friends of the grooms who came in from New Orleans)