Rachel and Marko flew my husband and I out to Boston for their wedding in September and now Boston is one of my favorite locations! The couple found me over a year and a half ago through their friend Ann Foley, who is Hank’s sister. Anne showed her Hank and Ale’s wedding in Bogota, Colombia and soon we began Skyping, emailing, and calling about all things wedding. Rachel is a wedding planner at WedBoston and so no detail was left unturned and as new elements developed, she kept me in the loop from the east coast. It was so great to see her wedding dress, help narrow down their wedding ceremony and reception venue choices, and even get a peek of her late night party dress as well.
Then finally, after a year and a half, Rachel and Marko’s wedding weekend was here. Rachel and Marko embraced their New England roots and love for Boston’s harbor by adding subtle nautical touches throughout their day. Rachel’s gift to her bride’s maids was a canvas bag full of goodies, including their wooden necklaces, pashminas, a navy bracelet adorned with an anchor, and a purse made out of sail cloth with the couple’s rope logo sewn in. Their invitation suite was custom made with sailing touches. Their table names were boats. Marko’s surprise groom’s cake was of a sail boat named Endeavor (one of his favorites) with their dog Coco on top! And Rachel even found a adjacent loading dock freshly painted with a giant sail boat for some post ceremony photos.
I had mentioned in the Rehearsal Dinner post how they incorporated Marko’s German roots with a Poltrabend. At the wedding reception, the couple ended the cocktail hour by sawing a giant birch log! This was to signify their first tough task accomplished together as husband and wife! The couple chose David Gray’s Sail Away as their first dance. And the backdrop for their photo booth was made of sail clothe as well.
I could go on for paragraphs about Rachel’s impeccable taste and Marko’s great sense of style. But the true story is about their love. This couple needed no direction from me, effortlessly showing their love for one another to the camera. And you could tell is was equal. It was appreciated by the other. And it wasn’t stale. For some couples, being together for years brings complacency. But not for Rachel and Marko. They were as giddy as high schoolers at the prom. The way he made her laugh. The way she embraced him. It was all priceless to photograph. Rachel and Marko, you two clearly are so perfect for each other. Eliza was right when she said your wedding day was Rachel’s way of showing Marko just how much she loved him. And Marko’s leadership, being engaged in the conversation about every detail, was his love in return. Thank you for having me along for the ride. Stay tuned for the fabulous slide show tomorrow! Enjoy!
Wedding Planner : WedBoston
Reception Venue: Cyclorama
Ceremony Venue: The ICA Boston
Catering: Capers Catering
Coffee: Espresso Dave
Beverages: Gordon’s Liquors
Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes
Florist: Roses & Thistle
Lighting: High Output
Rentals: Be Our Guest
Music: DJ Deja
Videographer: AfterImage Productions
Hair & Makeup: Rachael Berkowitz
Dog Walker: Gopher Dogs Boston