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

by Jamie Miles
bridesmaids | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

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 | blog.theknot.com

wedding rings on boston map | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

wedding dress | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

groom getting ready | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

bridal necklace | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

bride veil | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

dramatic bridal portrait | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

bridesmaids first look | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

bride in wedding dress | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

bride en route | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

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couple's first look | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

dramatic couple's portrait | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

groomsmen formalwear | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

pink bridesmaid dresses | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

peony and rose bridal bouquet | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

bridesmaids | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

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ceremony chairs | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

traditional Jewish ceremony | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

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traditional Jewish ceremony | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

traditional Jewish ceremony | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

chandelier reception | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

glitter reception table runner | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

menu cards | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

first dance | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

jewish chair dance | Lime Green Photography | blog.theknot.com

Watch their emotional wedding trailer by McElroy Weddings:

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

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