Kaitlyn Chantry & Jason Luciana
Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.
June 22, 2013
Museum of Science
When Kaitlyn Chantry signed on to direct the Longwood Players in Youâ€™re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 2009, she didnâ€™t expect to find a good man of her ownâ€”especially one dressed as a dog. â€śItâ€™s kind of hard not to fall in love with someone when theyâ€™re playing Snoopy,â€ť she says of Jason Luciana, the theater teacher who was cast as Charlie Brownâ€™s pup. The pair bonded over their hometownsâ€”theyâ€™d both grown up outside of Philadelphiaâ€”and over their shared sense of childlike wonder: One of their first dates was to a Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science. Four years later, Jason proposed to Kaitlyn after a trip to the Funspot arcade, in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Inspired by that early date, the couple decided to host their big day at the Museum of Science, with a ceremony at the institutionâ€™s Washburn Pavilion beside the Charles River. Before the reception began in the Blue Wing, the bride and groom enjoyed the museum, crawling into a space capsule, posing with a T-Rex, and even starring in the electricity show. â€śIt was a place that was really special to us, and it was nice to be able to experience it as a newly married couple,â€ť Kaitlyn says.
Kaitlynâ€™s mother, Sandy, a professional costume designer, made the rockabilly-inspired bridesmaid dresses.
One of the ceremony readings was the Walt Whitman poem â€śAll Is Truth.â€ť
Sandy fashioned Kaitlynâ€™s necklace from vintage bead strands, while Kaitlyn made her bridesmaidsâ€™ earrings with finds from Boston Bead Company, in Harvard Square.
Â The couple snuck a kiss in a space capsule at the Museum of Science.
Kaitlyn found the table numbersâ€”based on Margaret Colbertâ€™s vintage dinosaur illustrationsâ€”on Amazon.
The bride and groom ordered their flowers, which included Anastasia roses, freesia, calla lilies, sweet peas, anemones, ranunculuses, and hypericum berries, from the website FiftyFlowers. Kaitlynâ€™s mother and bridesmaids assembled the bouquets andÂ boutonnieres with ribbons purchased on eBay.
Â The coupleâ€™s forks featured wedding messagesÂ stamped by Sycamore Hill.Â
Gown:Â Sewn by the brideâ€™s mother, Sandy Chantry
Bride’s Shoes:Â Pinup Couture (heels); Converse (sneakers)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sandy Chantry
Menswear: eBay; Etsy
“I Do” Forks: Sycamore Hill
Cake Topper: Simply Silhouettes
Band:Â The Toni Lynn Washington Band
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Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/weddings/article/2014/01/07/real-wedding-kaitlyn-chantry-jason-luciana/