Sylvia & Patrick

Sylvia & Patrick

It may look like Sylvia and Patrick’s story began 4 years ago, when their friends, Addie and Ethan got married. The two of them had never met before, but were paired to walk together in the bridal party - which, Addie says, gives her reason to take a LITTLE credit for getting these two together!! But really, their story began long before either of them met.

Sylvia and Patrick made it very clear that their family members - parents, grandparents, siblings - helped to make them who they are today. It was also these family members who were their example of what it means to love Jesus. As much as they knew that this was their wedding day, they realized that they would not be here if it was not for their loved ones and their Lord. They wanted to honor those who had been there for them not only during the years of their relationship, but during the first, foundational years of their lives.

And it showed! There was such a history in the simple, special details and their whole day was a celebration of that history: the entire day took place in the city of Boston, where Sylvia grew up...the shortbread and Irish tea at their reception was in honor of Sylvia’s grandmother...the Filipino clothes they wore to the reception were to honor Patrick’s side of the family and the country they came from...the ivy in Sylvia’s bouquet was grown by Patrick’s grandmother and has been kept and taken care of by his aunts ever since...I could go on and on!

To Patrick and Sylvia, their wedding day was an opportunity to honor each other, their family, their friends, and their Savior. And it was full of moments that reflected that...their sweet first look, where Patrick said he was “speechless”...his tear-filled eyes as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle while the rain cleared and the sun shone through the windows...the genuine joy and excitement after their first kiss...the sentimental stories of their best man and matrons of honor...the joy of celebrating the talents (and sense of humor!) of their friends and family during the variety show at their reception.

It was a day to tell their story - a story that began long before they met. It was a day for people of different countries, cities, and families to come together. And it was a day to celebrate Sylvia and Patrick and the love that brought them here - the love of Jesus Christ!

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready in Boston wedding
Bridal bouquet Boston wedding
Bridesmaids helping bride get ready for wedding ceremony.
Mom and flower girls watch bride get ready for wedding.
Groom putting on tie for wedding.
Groom putting on tie for wedding.
Groom getting ready for wedding ceremony.
Groom waiting for bride during first look.
Bride tapping groom on the shoulder during first look.
Groom’s first look when he sees his bride for the first time.
Bride and groom’s first look.
Black and white photo of bride and groom’s first look.
Bride laughing with bouquet at Boston wedding.
Bride and matron of honor laughing during formal photos.
Groom laughing during formals at Boston wedding.
Groom and groomsman laughing during formal photos.
Groom formals at Boston wedding.
Bridal portrait at Boston wedding.
Bride and groom under veil.
Black and white photo of bride and groom under veil.
Bride and groom walking in downtown Boston in the rain.
Groom dipping bride.
Ring bearer carrying sign down the aisle.
Flower girl throwing petals down the aisle.
Bride walking down the aisle with her dad.
Groom crying while bride walks down the aisle.
Bride walking down the aisle.
Groom looking at bride walk down the aisle.
Bride’s father giving bride a kiss at wedding ceremony.
Father of the bride giving bride away.
Bride and groom singing during wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom’s first kiss.
Bride and groom smiling after first kiss.
Bride and groom announced and leaving ceremony.
Bride and groom with nieces and nephews.
Bride and bridesmaids laughing in Boston wedding.
Groom and groomsmen laughing during Boston wedding.
Bridal party cheering for bride and groom.
Bride and groom kiss in downtown Boston.
Reflection of bride and groom walking in Boston.
Bride and groom formals during golden hour in Boston.
Black and white photo of bride and groom in Boston at golden hour.
Groom giving bride a kiss at golden hour.
Bride and groom kissing at golden hour in Boston wedding.
Cookies from grandma at Boston wedding.
Irish tea and tea pots at Boston wedding.
Detail photo of wedding rings.
Detail photo of wedding rings.
Bride and groom laughing during wedding toasts at reception.
Matron of honor giving speech at reception.
Best man giving speech at wedding reception in Boston.
Bride and groom laughing at wedding speeches at reception.
Kids singing at wedding reception in Boston.
Tap dancing during wedding reception variety show.
Junior bridesmaid singing during wedding reception.
Matron of honor singing at wedding reception variety show in Boston.
Bride and groom watching variety show at wedding reception in Boston.