This Fun-Loving Couple Held the Party of a Lifetime at the ICA
The wedding was full of music, dancing, and mini espresso-martini shooters.
September 1, 2019
Institute of Contemporary Art
Talk with Emily Nissensohn and Jordan Chase for just a few minutes, and one thing becomes crystal clear: These two have a lot of fun together. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” Emily says. “We like to be put-together, but we’re both very quirky and silly.”
The pair first discovered their shared sense of humor about six years ago, when they met as coworkers at a digital-marketing agency in Charlestown. Though they initially bonded over spirited matches on the office ping-pong table, it was the company’s holiday party—an overnight excursion at Mohegan Sun—that really brought them together. “We were all downstairs having a good time, and Emily and I ended up staying after and closing the bar,” Jordan says. “I think that’s when we broke through the friendship zone.”
True to form, the fun-loving couple put hosting a killer party—complete with lots of music, dancing, and drinks—at the top of their wish list for their September 2019 wedding at the Institute of Contemporary Art. “Every single person had a kickass time. [All of our guests] messaged us or said to us later how much fun they had,” Emily says. “It was amazing.”
Emily paired her “simple but elegant” Oscar de la Renta gown with a sparkly pair of Jimmy Choos.
“Jordan and I wanted to keep our bridal parties intimate,” Emily says of the couple’s eight ‘maids and groomsmen. “We had a party the summer [before the wedding] so everyone knew each other by the time [we got married].”
Rabbi Leslie Gutterman, who presided over Emily’s childhood synagogue, served as the pair’s officiant on the big day.
After their first look on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the couple snapped candids in several locales along the waterfront, stopping to take a spin on the Magis “Spun” chairs outside of the ICA. “Those are some of my favorite photos,” the bride says.
Fruit played a prominent role in the wedding décor, including this lemon-studded seating chart. “I love lemons. I think they’re just adorable,” Emily says. Plus, the fruit “made the room smell really citrusy, which was a nice touch,” she adds.
Working closely with planner Kristyn Kerkorian Levy and florist LauraJean Pecci, Emily and Jordan dreamed up a rustic-modern look for their reception space, complete with suspended floral installations, glowing lanterns, and a mix of long and round dinner tables.
Treating loved ones to top-notch food and drink was a main priority for Emily and Jordan, whose drink selection included mini espresso-martini shooters.
Balloons Fig Balloon Co.
Band Hudson, Night Shift Entertainment
Bride’s Dress Oscar de la Renta, L’élite Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Jenny Yoo
Caterer The Catered Affair
Event Designer/Planner K. Kerkorian Weddings & Events
Flowers LauraJean Floral
Groom’s Suit Suitsupply
Groomsmens’ Suits The Black Tux
Hair SJP Hair, Halo + Salt Salon
Makeup Makeup by Christina G.
Officiant Rabbi Leslie Gutterman
Rentals Peak Event Services
Stationery Fête Collection
Transportation Rockstar Limo
Videography Rubin Production
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