An Old World Boston Wedding at Alden Castle (With a Fenway Park Rehearsal Dinner!)

by Jamie Miles
bridesmaids | Lime Green Photography |

Shayna and David met while students at Syracuse University and got engaged while living in San Francisco. When it came time to pick a wedding venue though, they knew they wanted to get married back home in New England. “Boston is us," says Shayna. The couple settled on the gorgeous Alden Castle which happened to be right across the street from the bride's home where she grew up. The couple chose it (actually, the venue chose them the bride says!) because it was a perfect representation of their old souls. “I'm pretty sure Dave and I both lived former lives in the early 1900s where we hosted white-tie dinner parties and drank fabulous champagne cocktails out of crystal champagne coupes," says Shayna. The couple counterbalanced the antique, old world feel of the venue with bright peony and rose arrangements by The French Bouquet Florist, gold accents and lots of sparkle.

Being from Boston, the couple was intent on capturing their wedding in familiar places like the Boston Public Gardens where their first look photos were taken. “This is a place that is near and dear to my heart. My family and I would take frequent Sunday trips into the city to ride the Swan Boats and have dinner in the North End," says Shayna. The couple also wanted to be sure their guests had a “real Boston experience" so they had an alternative rehearsal dinner at Fenway Park the day before the ceremony. They even had their names on the scoreboard!

The combination of old world chic elements and the couple's nod to their New England roots make this wedding extremely special. See all the beautiful photos captured by Lime Green Photography and Lindsey Plevyak below and here.

Boston Red Sox rehearsal dinner | Lime Green Photography |

wedding rings on boston map | Lime Green Photography |

wedding dress | Lime Green Photography |

groom getting ready | Lime Green Photography |

bridal necklace | Lime Green Photography |

bride veil | Lime Green Photography |

dramatic bridal portrait | Lime Green Photography |

bridesmaids first look | Lime Green Photography |

bride in wedding dress | Lime Green Photography |

bride en route | Lime Green Photography |

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couple's first look | Lime Green Photography |

dramatic couple's portrait | Lime Green Photography |

groomsmen formalwear | Lime Green Photography |

pink bridesmaid dresses | Lime Green Photography |

peony and rose bridal bouquet | Lime Green Photography |

bridesmaids | Lime Green Photography |


ceremony chairs | Lime Green Photography |

traditional Jewish ceremony | Lime Green Photography |

traditional Jewish wedding ceremony | Lime Green Photography |

traditional Jewish ceremony | Lime Green Photography |

traditional Jewish ceremony | Lime Green Photography |

chandelier reception | Lime Green Photography |

glitter reception table runner | Lime Green Photography |

menu cards | Lime Green Photography |

first dance | Lime Green Photography |

jewish chair dance | Lime Green Photography |

Watch their emotional wedding trailer by McElroy Weddings:

Alden Castle: Shayna & David from McElroy Weddings on Vimeo.

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