Taylor and Jim’s summer wedding at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA, was an absolute whirlwind of love, laughter, and one heck of a good time! I’m about to spill all the juicy details, especially about why Granite Links deserves all the love.
The Beginning of Taylor and Jim’s Love Story
Let’s kick things off with a deep dive into the love story of Taylor and Jim. Picture this – five years ago, at Boston Chops, where brunch turned into a marathon of fun. Introduced by friends, Taylor and Jim hit it off instantly. From drinks to dinner to bowling, their first date was a non-stop adventure. Fast forward to August 24, 2023, and they’re standing at the altar of Granite Links, ready to embark on the next chapter of their epic love story.
Let’s Talk About the Venue: Granite Links in Quincy, MA
Granite Links – a venue straight out of a dream. Those rolling hills and panoramic views of the Boston skyline? I was immediately in love with the view! It’s something out of a fairytale, and for Jim, a golf enthusiast, it was a match made in heaven. Seriously, this place set the stage for their big day, and I’m totally obsessed with it. Shooting here was an absolute delight, and I have to give a shout out to the amazing staff who made everything run seamlessly. Their professionalism and efficiency truly made the day more special.
A Recap of Taylor and Jim’s Day : Granite Links Wedding
Taylor Getting Ready
The day kicked off at the Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree! Taylor and her bridesmaids had the best time in their cute PJs from Le Rose, popping champagne, and getting the party started. Fun and laughter filled the room. I had so much fun capturing Taylor and her bridesmaids.
Jim Getting Ready
In a different room, Jim, the man of the hour, was absolutely ready to tie the knot with his best friend. From getting ready with his groomsmen to photos with his groomsmen, Jim was the epitome of cool, calm, and collected.
Taylor’s Dress & First look with her Dad
Fast forward to Granite Links – where the magic happened. Taylor rocked this modern and minimalist dress from Made with Love Bridal that had everyone doing double takes. Taylor had a special first look with her dad. It was all captured in the charming embrace of Granite Links.
Taylor and Jim’s First Look & Private Vow Exchange
Taylor and Jim shared a first look overlooking the Boston city skyline, where they exchanged their own self-written vows privately. It was such a sweet and emotive moment and it seemed like the whole world stopped to witness their love.
The Wedding Party
After Taylor and Jim’s super sweet first look, the bridesmaids strutted their stuff in some seriously chic dresses, adding a pop of color and flair to the scene. With the Boston skyline as their backdrop, the whole crew was buzzing with excitement and joy, totally vibing with the romantic feel of the day. As they celebrated Taylor and Jim’s love, their tight-knit bond was on full display, making for some seriously unforgettable moments against that epic skyline!
The Outdoor Ceremony at Granite Links
The ceremony at Granite Links was nothing short of breathtaking. Set against the backdrop of rolling hills and the Boston skyline, Taylor and Jim exchanged vows in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony decorated with the most beautiful summer wedding florals. The weather that day? Warm, sunny, with a gentle breeze – the perfect backdrop for an outdoor summer wedding ceremony. As Taylor and Jim walked down the aisle, guests showered them with flower petals! The petals created a whimsical and romantic atmosphere and then, right in the middle of the aisle, Taylor and Jim shared a stunning dip kiss, a moment that took everyone’s breath away. It was truly epic and perfectly captured the love and joy of their special day.
The Reception Details
Taylor and Jim’s vision for their wedding at Granite Links was all about modern elegance and timeless romance. Granite Links fit their vision perfectly. From the bridal suite to the stunning outdoor ceremony space, every corner of the venue complemented their style flawlessly. The reception was in the indoor ballroom which is massive! It provided ample space for all their guests to dine and dance the night away. During the reception, a martini ice sculpture stole the spotlight – see picture below for a glimpse of how amazing it was! The guests absolutely loved it and couldn’t stop talking about this unique and stunning feature.
During the reception a live band got everyone on their feet, and the dance floor was the place to be. Granite Links knows how to throw a party, and Taylor and Jim were the stars of the show.
Sunset Portraits on Granite Links’ Balcony
During the reception, we were able to sneak away and take sunset bridal portraits on the balcony – talk about picture-perfect!
Now, as the one behind the lens, I can’t help but express my sheer obsession with the moments captured on Taylor and Jim’s wedding at Granite Links. Each click was not just a photograph but a testament to their love and joy. The images are more than mere visuals. They’re a journey through the emotions, the laughter, and the celebration that made this day uniquely theirs. From the stylish details to the heartfelt exchanges, the photographs stand as a cherished collection that Taylor, Jim, and their families will treasure for a lifetime.
Ready to capture your own love story with the skyline of Granite Links?! Contact me today to schedule your consultation and let’s turn your wedding dreams into timeless memories.
Photography: Bella Gavini Photography
Venue & Catering: Granite Links
Florals: Only Prettier Design
Hair Stylist: Barefoot Bridal Co
Makeup Artist: Beauty by Maria Christina
Videography: White Elm Films
Dress Designer: Made with Love Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie
Bride’s Shoes: Dolce Vita
Men’s Attire: The Black Tux
Band: Wilson Stevens Bands
Cake: Dessert Works Bakery
Invitation Suite: Truly Engaging
Guest Audio Book: After The Tone
Marquee lights: Your Love In Lights
Bridesmaids getting ready outfits + Bridal Robe: Le Rose
Wax seals: Artisaire
Cocktail stirrers: Cutts Studio
Cigar Labels: White Confetti Box
Monogram drink wafers: The Sip Social Co
Cigars: Carolina Tobacco