Infusing the groom’s Hispanic culture and the couple’s family-oriented style, Sabrina and Samuel’s Boston wedding is one you won’t soon forget.
Having connected at college, their relationship blossomed into a forever love. Knowing they wanted to be together, Sam popped the question to Sabrina.
“Fast forward seven years, a puppy and an apartment later, Sam proposed to me on his 30th birthday on the roof of our apartment building in front of friends and family. It was the first summer of the pandemic and I had recently lost my father so this was such a beautiful new chapter to look forward to,” shares Sabrina.
They decided to tie the knot in the area that they met, choosing a venue that fit the aesthetic they were hoping for.
“We loved the idea of getting married in Boston where we first met and live — Hotel Commonwealth provided a really beautiful city setting with charming exposed brick meets modern finishes,” mentions the pair.
The goal for the day was to have a style that was romantic, elegant, and modern while showcasing details that were as unique as their love. With family being everything to each of them, it was also important to Sabrina and Samuel to have everyone feel as a welcomed part of the celebration – including those they lost too.
“Because I had recently lost my father and Sam’s birth mother had passed years ago, we wanted to incorporate their memory and how special they were and will always be to us. To do so, I had my brother walk down the aisle with photos of both of them to then be placed on a special chair reserved for each, as well as a photo section during cocktail hour to help remember those we have lost throughout the years.”
In addition to those personal touches, modern elements and colors of burgundy, blush, and emerald green shined throughout the decor. A mixture of single budded vases and arrangements with a plethora of blooms looked fresh and inviting on each table. Nearby a semi-naked wedding cake was displayed with hints of berries to unite the color and vibe flawlessly.
Guests were able to choose from a list of specialty cocktails of which included a spicy margarita The spirits high throughout the evening as all eyes were on Samuel and Sabrina who embraced one another for a special first dance.
“I loved our first dance — it was a mix of both the original English and Spanish version of Stand By Me,” states Sabrina. “Sam’s family is Hispanic so it was cool to have both of our cultures combined in a really unique and beautiful way. It was a twist nobody was expecting but loved.
Afterwards the party really got started with an upbeat song that brought guests to their feet.
“It really set the tone for the night and how clear it was that everyone was having the best time and just so happy for us.”