I have been photographing weddings for 14 years now, hundreds and hundreds of best days ever all over the world, but in all those weddings, no one has ever died.  Until this weekend.  Before he had a chance to present the bride and groom as husband and wife, the officiant was MURDERED…and the wedding party was escorted out of the ceremony in handcuffs in front of the stunned guests who had gathered at the Omni Parker House in Boston to witness the nuptials of Alessandra and Kevin.

If this sounds all very dramatic, it fit this couple to a T.  I arrived in proper attire for this 1940’s themed noir wedding, and found all of the bridesmaids being made into starlets from the golden age of Hollywood, with beautiful hairstyles and classic movie star makeup.  Moving up to the bridal suite, we took some time for a fun pinup inspired photoshoot before Alessandra stepped into the beautiful, scarlet accented gown and the role of a lifetime.  Back down to the press room, the ceremony went off without a hitch, with the bride and groom reading their own vows, while the crowd smiled, laughed and cried with them.  Without a hitch, that is, until the officiant suddenly keeled over dead.   Luckily a detective arrived in record time, determined to get to the bottom of the shenanigans, and declaring everyone in the room a suspect.  That’s when the wedding party was led out in cuffs.

Throughout the reception, the intrepid detective worked the case, with the help of the deceased’s twin brother, a reporter from the Boston Globe, and all of the assembled guests (who had clues to the crime at each of their tables).  In between there was time for dancing and toasts, and food and drink and plenty of celebration!  The crowd wasn’t going to let a little thing like a murder get in the way of Alessandra and Kevin’s special day.  By the end of the night, justice was served, the culprit was captured, and Alessandra and Kevin were declared married!  It was a perfect Hollywood wedding with a perfect Hollywood ending!

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

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