Jessica and Andrew || Royal Sonesta Hotel || Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hello my blog-stalkers….I know you’ve been waiting for this! I’m so excited that I finally have some pictures to share from Jessica and Andrew’s fabulous wedding on the Charles River. Ever since Jessica booked me a year and a half ago, she has been a faithful blog reader, and gotten her friends and family in on the action, too! We had so much fun doing their engagement shoot, that I knew their wedding would be a blast!

The ceremony and reception were at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, and Christine Lopez made sure everything ran perfectly!

Her little sister couldn’t get over how great she looked!

Fiona at Chanel on Newbury did her make-up and it looked beautiful.

Jessica and Andrew chose to see each other before the ceremony and do their pictures so they could enjoy their cocktail hour. I had them meet on a stairway because it makes it really easy to see them both at the same time. Right before their meeting, I took this picture – I could see them both, they could hear each other but not see each other.

It was pretty windy outside, so before we went out, we did a few pictures inside. They just opened a new bar at the Sonesta called the ArtBar. It has such a cool modern feel, and made a great backdrop for photos.

Of course, once Christine knew they were in there, she sent them a few glasses of champagne . Jessica’s flowers were by Tangerine Creations.

The men heading upstairs after the Tish.

I love the light in this shot during the ceremony, and that you can see Jessica’s mom and dad behind her.

So, this picture is not the most fabulous one ever, but I just wanted to illustrate how many people were on the dance floor BEFORE THE INTRODUCTIONS! And the band was just playing some mellow music – I guess it was a combination of a great band and a bunch of guests ready to party!

Beantown kept up the pace all night and everyone had a blast.

Jess’s dad with some high kicks!

Jess’s mom listening to Jess’s sister Danielle giver her toast….

Andrew and his mom…

My apologies to the guest I borrowed the program from for this shot – I totally forgot to give it back to you! It made for a fun picture though….

I usually don’t post two ring pictures, but I loved the handwriting on this card….

Jess’s mom went a little crazy with the pink & brown themed candy bar – here she is letting all the kiddos loose on it!

Congratulations you two – can’t wait to show you the rest!

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  • DanielleJuly 21, 2008 - 12:04 pm

    These pictures are breathtaking!! I cannot wait to order some!!! Way to capture such a special day:)

    Danielle DeNinoReplyCancel

  • ANDIJuly 21, 2008 - 12:04 pm

    The pictures are so beautiful. I’m just so happy to have been a part of such a special event.

  • AnonymousJuly 21, 2008 - 6:06 pm

    Nancy, You recreated the magic of the day! We can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures. How magnificent!

    Debby and Bob GellesReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 21, 2008 - 7:02 pm

    Pictures are gorgeous. I especially love the soulful, thinking pictures. So glad to have been a part of this wonderful celebration

    Love, Sharon and SteveReplyCancel

  • MarcyJuly 21, 2008 - 7:32 pm

    From the very second that Nancy and her assistant arrived at the hotel, I knew she would capture every emotion, feeling and excitement of the day. I was right! I’m sitting here in tears… Nancy you captured moments that I didn’t remember. Thank you so much…..I can’t wait to order pictures!…….Marcy Kaufman
    (mother of the bride)ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 21, 2008 - 7:57 pm

    The pictures are just fabulous! What a special day!
    Stacy ShapiroReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 21, 2008 - 9:29 pm


    these pictures are great, and Jessica is such a beautiful bride.

    I love how you added notes with the pictures,

    Lauren VinesReplyCancel

  • AlanJuly 22, 2008 - 5:17 pm

    Magnificent photos! Jessica is beautiful and Andrew is handsome. Your photos have captured more than virtual images but the joy the wedding reflects.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 23, 2008 - 7:39 am

    they are BEAUTIFUL, nancy! looking forward to seeing the rest, yipeeee! 🙂

  • GellesJuly 24, 2008 - 10:31 am

    As I told you before you left the wedding that night, we love you! You made the experience of our wedding even greater and to see some of the final product is a great expression or your artistic genius. You have an amazing eye and a warmth that made working with you a pleasure.


    Andrew GellesReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 24, 2008 - 1:30 pm

    The pictures look amazing. I can tell by the care you took during the event that they were going to come out great. You really captured each part of the night perfectly.

    Josh CohenReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 24, 2008 - 1:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I definitely just started to cry in my cubicle. Jess, Andrew, and their families will have so many beautiful reminders of their day!ReplyCancel

  • Julie BrettJuly 24, 2008 - 1:41 pm

    Aaw, I was about to cry (again!). These pictures are beautiful and special- and capture the wonderfulness of two of my favorite people…ReplyCancel

  • AlexisJuly 24, 2008 - 2:02 pm

    Through this small sample of picutres you were able to capture such special moments of Jess and Andrew’s wedding day. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures!

  • elyssaJuly 24, 2008 - 2:12 pm

    Fabulous photos of a fabulous couple. The captions are great, and the photos perfectly capture the day. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • NatJuly 24, 2008 - 3:16 pm

    What a beautiful bridge and groom! Love the pictures and can’t wait to see the rest.


  • AnonymousJuly 24, 2008 - 3:34 pm

    LOVE the photos! Can’t wait to see all of them!ReplyCancel

  • BarryJuly 24, 2008 - 4:18 pm

    Andrew looks breathtakingReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 24, 2008 - 4:37 pm

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful! We are so happy we could join in the celebration.


  • AnonymousJuly 24, 2008 - 8:23 pm

    Nat and I enjoyed taking a second look at your evening. We can’t wait to see the full take! Welcome back, married couple.ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 25, 2008 - 7:41 am

    These photos are wonderful. It’s great how soon after the wedding these were posted for all of us to view, and reminisce on such a spectacular event. Special pictures for a very special couple!


  • BethJuly 25, 2008 - 2:18 pm

    So great to be able to relive the fabulous Gelles (now x2!) wedding so soon. I loved the pictures along the river. Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 27, 2008 - 6:18 pm

    So fun- best wedding eva! haha


  • AmandaJuly 28, 2008 - 6:18 am

    Nancy – These pictures are outstanding! Jessica and Andrew you look amazingReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 31, 2008 - 8:50 am

    The pictures are fantastic! It was a beautiful wedding & the pictures captured that wonderfully!
    Kaye & PaulReplyCancel

  • AnonymousAugust 4, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    I never knew Gelles was so sexyReplyCancel

  • AshleyAugust 5, 2008 - 12:16 pm

    I work with your Mom and she showed me the pictures. YOU LOOK gorgeous. The wedding turned out beautiful!!!! I know your mom was so excited for your big day.

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