Last fall, when the foliage was absolutely at its peak and the evening temperature was heading towards “crisp,” Eliza & Sean were married in a stunning rooftop ceremony at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park in Lincoln. From what I heard, this was the first time a couple conducted their wedding ceremony on the museum’s rooftop, and the results were absolutely wonderful. The view from up there was incredible, and Eliza & Sean sparkled in the evening light. After the ceremony (during which I think Eliza was admittedly a little cold…) the couple and their guests retreated into the museum for cocktails, dinner, a series of incredibly moving and funny toasts, and finally some dancing. As I usually advise couples to do in the fall when the days get shorter, Eliza & Sean chose to do a first look (where they see each other privately), followed by their posed family photos, and then some time to make authentic portraits of the two of them alone. That way, after the ceremony when it was getting dark and they were ready to party, they could do so!
One of the things that made this wedding so unique was the variety and the depth of the toasts. Toasts are always among my favorite parts of the night for the laughter and tears they can evoke. Eliza & Sean had eight toasts (!) and each one perfectly complimented the one before. I know they felt honored and celebrated by all of their wedding guests, which is just how a couple should feel at their wedding.