Set in Cambridge amidst the ivy-covered walls of Harvard Business School, this “Love Story” stars Thayer (Christodoulo) and Philip Meicler. They met while first-year business school students and shared every class, which led to their eventual decision to share the rest of their lives.
The engaged couple was living in Hong Kong while planning their Boston wedding. “Organizing a wedding from a distance required a lot of coordination, but Alexis Davis from The Charles Hotel, Rafanelli Events, and my mother did an amazing job,” says Thayer. “We sent many emails back and forth with pictures and ideas, allowing us to participate in the planning and it turned out exactly the way we hoped. We saw it as a celebration and wanted a warm atmosphere for our closest family and friends to let loose.”
The couple chose The Charles for their May wedding, in part because of its convenience for out-of-town guests, but also because of its “quiet charm” and proximity to where they met.
The color scheme from invitations to bridesmaids’ dresses to ballroom décor featured blues accented with light greens. “We picked spring colors and wanted a cheerful vibe,” says Thayer.
By all accounts, they achieved that cheerful vibe and then some. “After we said our vows, our guests broke into loud applause supplemented by noisemakers,” says Thayer. “The groomsmen had vuvuzelas (horns) and the bridesmaids had pom-poms. We were so surprised and the moment was wonderfully energetic.”
Photographer Jill Person of Person + Killian Photography vividly captured the many special moments. ”Everyone was so happy; it was a fantastic time,” says Jill. “And they let me do what I do. Working with people like Thayer and Philip brings a freedom that lets you get the best pictures and really capture the spirit of the celebration.”
Jill emphasized that in addition to viewing a photographer’s work, it is essential that the couple personally connects with the photographer. Thayer agrees. “The formal pictures were fun and fast and she captured the spirit of the party,” says Thayer. “On your wedding day, just remember to enjoy yourselves in the moment!”
RECEPTION: The Charles Hotel
PHOTOGRAPHY: Person + Killian Photography