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Real Weddings

From our August 2023 print issue.
Take inspiration from these six couples’ stunning celebrations.


Meet the South End Wedding-Gown Designer Behind Bremelia

In her senior year of college at Mass Art, bridal designer Bre Budryk watched her friend walk down the aisle in an open-backed, elegantly simple […]


Art Deco-Inspired Nuptials and a Rescue Dog Cocktail

The Story When Amy Breeding and Mark Krowchun sat down for their first date, the clock was ticking—literally. Early in the pandemic, restaurant reservations were […]


A South End Cathedral Ceremony and Country Club Reception for College Sweethearts

The Story When her then-boyfriend, Blake Alessandroni, popped the question in Stonington, Connecticut, not far from where they met in college, Maggie Maloney was completely […]


A Newbury Street First Date, a Zakim Bridge Proposal, and a Five-Star Back Bay Venue

The Story The city has always played an important role in the relationship of native Bostonians Merilin Castillo and Marquise Stephens. After a chance meeting […]


A Boston Publicity Titan, a Lovely Airline Stewardess, and 400 of Their Closest Friends

The Story The meet cute. Without it, how would romance movies exist? But even Nora Ephron might struggle to write a love story as endearing […]


A Tinder-Match Roadtrip Led to a Harvard Art Museums’ Reception

The Story As a New England newbie, Kasey Catlett failed to anticipate just how long the drive would be from Worcester, where he had recently […]


Real Weddings: A Yacht Tender Limo, a Lighthouse Proposal, and Herb Chambers’ Niece

The Story Growing up, some of Madison Chambers’s best family memories are of their time spent together on Nantucket. “I call it my happy place,” […]