Stephanie & Nate Roberts

June 30th, 2012. Although Stephanie and Nate lived in the same Boston neighborhood, their worlds didn’t collide until New Year’s Eve 2010 when they met at the Back Bay Social Club. Their romance quickly sped into whirlwind status; fast forward to early December 2011 when Nate celebrated Stephanie’s birthday by hanging some special bling (that would be an engagement ring) on the Christmas tree.

The couple continued on their fast track and selected June 2012 as a date and vowed to discover a venue that would celebrate their affinity for Boston along the waterfront. Luckily for Nate and Stephanie, the Museum of Science had a cancellation. “The Museum was perfect as it is both unique and very Boston. We remember visiting there as kids,” says Nate.

The couple set out to design a wedding that was relaxed and personal describing the vibe as “preppy casual.” The rehearsal dinner was held in a luxury suite at Fenway Park where guests enjoyed Fenway franks and a tour of the 100-year old Boston landmark.

“Steph and Nate were extremely organized through the whole process and had a beautiful vision for their wedding. Their color scheme looked beautiful in the Washburn Pavilion, a beautiful outdoor venue along the Charles River where Steph and Nate enjoyed their special day. They couldn’t have had better weather for this late June 2012 event,” says Cheryl Penaskovic, account manager of social sales at the Museum of Science.

Along with fair skies, guests enjoyed a very personal ceremony designed by the couple that included select family members officiating, playing guitar and singing songs and favorite poem readings. The neighbors turned newlyweds followed their Big Day with a romantic honeymoon on the French Rivera.

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Written by: Stacey Marcus
Photography by: Kristen Schueler
Reception: Museum of Science, Boston

*This real wedding was featured in Southern New England Wedding magazine’s 2013 issue.

To read about other venues in the city, check out the post on Urban Vows.

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