Mazel Tov!
Hannah + Aly

What a day to remember. This was such a loving wedding highlighting inclusivity. The melding of two families. I was floored by the care both Hannah and Aly took to have details of their unique backgrounds included in their day to have everyone feel truly at home, loved, and appreciated during this incredible event.

Hannah and Aly would like to thank their incredible parents and grandparents for helping host the best day of their lives.

From the moment I spoke with Aly and Hannah I knew that I wanted to be a part of their team. They expressed the difficulty finding an officiant to unite them because they are of two different religions. I had the same hardship finding an officiant for my wedding as well. Thankfully Rabbi Suzie Jacobson (from Temple Israel) was up to the task many officiants find difficult. Rabbi Suzie Jacobson was mindful the entire time to keep things intimate and sacred. The Pierce House was the perfect location boasting acres of available land meticulously cared for. The perfect setting for their first look that included all of their friends and the ceremony location featuring lush gardens and tall trees. They enjoyed a private ceremony before their family event.

The family ceremony was like nothing I have ever experienced. With interpreters present for Aly’s side of the family (who are Deaf), they carried out a beautiful visual part of the ceremony in American Sign Language. Hannah spoke to family and friends while Aly signed their words. This collaboration, a strong team, carried though the entire event. It was about unification and working together, what Hannah and Aly have promised to each other forever. It is one thing to promise, but we all witnessed them demonstrate this throughout the day. It was truly humbling and inspiring. An example of how we all should be.

Food was passed between long farm tables creating conversation and providing guests with an experience like I have never seen at a wedding. It was a nod to holidays that your grandmother hosted providing a unique type of hospitality. The choice of a band also provided an impactful visual experience. Guests were encouraged to raise their hands and shake them so everyone was included instead of clapping or clinking glasses. Dances were meticulously choreographed by Michele Cloutier, from Dance in Boston, so everyone could feel the music even if they could not hear it.

Our night ended with an image Aly specially requested to emulate. A wedding image her grandparents took at their wedding that she loved. I did my best to do it justice.


Suit: Paige Held at the Knot Standard
Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld

Dress: Mikaella 

Veil: Bel Airs bridal 
Makeup: Ashley Christine
Hair: Nikki from blushing brides
Venue: Pierce House
Bakery: Modern Pastry

Caterer: Ani’s Catering & Cafe

Choreography:  Michele Cloutier, from Dance in Boston

Rings: Friedman Jewelers

Invitations: Kayleigh Dumond (on Etsy)
Band: Silver Arrow
Officiant: Rabbi Suzie Jacobson (from Temple Israel)
Videographer: JayNandez Films
Florist: Robert Peczka & Renee VanGestel
Favors/bottle openers: With the Grain Weddings
Coordinator: Tracy Dapp of Inked Events