The ceremony location had a special significance for these two, as they met in the audience at the Somerville Theater when attending as show. They didn’t start dating, however, until a few months later when they were both in a play together, also at the theater. I think the Somerville area is creatively very diverse and I use to visit good friends of mine in Davis Square whenever I could, so I enjoyed being back for the wedding.
They opted not to see each other before the ceremony, and so the first time Brad saw Mindy was when she was coming in for the Ketubah signing. He had tears in his eyes when he saw her, and it was truly a touching moment. Following the signing was a beautiful ceremony. And then, after leaving the theater, we all traveled to the nearby Cambridge Boat Club for the reception.
Between the wedding and reception, the duo decided that they wanted to do something as a new couple, so they went out on the town in full wedding regalia for a mini date. I followed them with my camera, and some of my favorite images came from just walking around the neighborhood with these two.
Throughout the day, it was clear that they had amazing friends and family to back them up and support them. One of the most amazing details about the wedding was the This American Life-style audio documentary that their friend, Andy Hicks, produced from interviews with them and their friends and family. It framed the entire ceremony and was an amazing way to showcase their lives. I am a big fan of This American Life, so I enjoyed the theme choice.
They also observed the Jewish tradition of the seven blessings, but with their own personal twists. Some of their closest friends wrote and read their own versions of each blessing, individually tailored to Brad and Mindy. This moment, really the entire day, was filled with fun and whimsical details, perfect for them.
Brad & Mindy, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this amazing time in your lives. It was so much fun to hang out with you all day, and I wish you both the very best!