Navy wedding at the Commandant’s House & USS Constitution, Boston

Updated: Jan 18

Julie and Brendan tied the knot in a most truley historic Boston fashion at the  Commandant’s House, built 1806, in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Brendan first proposed on the roof at the XV Beacon hotel in Beacon Hill, so they had their intimate reherasal dinner their in their wine cellar restaurant Mooo (which boasts the biggest wine list of any restaurant. Mooove over Napa!)

The ceremony took place on the lawn of the historic Commandants House on the active Naval Yard in Charlestown where the battle of Bunker Hill was fought during the American Revolution. The colors of the wedding were navy blues to go with their maritime and sailing theme as both Brendan and Julie have family ties to the Naval reserves. We had to have special permission to shoot photos aboard the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) which was exciting and made me so proud to be a Bostonian. More beantown ties: Julie and Brendan’s families are from Ireland (go Celtics!) and Boston City clerk and Justice of the Peace Rosaria Salerno married them (she was also a former candidate for Mayor of Boston in ’93!) Have a peek at their wicked awesome Boston  Love Story!



Their wedding rehearsal dinner at Mooo restaurant, private dining and wine cellar in the VX Beacon Hotel, Boston



A Navy inspired wedding at The Commandants House, historic Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston


A detail from the staircase in the Commandants House showing Bunker Hill monument. Wedding guest place cards aboard the USS Constitution. Custom wine labels inspired by their dog.


Just married onj the front lawn of the historic Commandant's House, Boston. The front steps were great for getting pictures of all their family and wedding guests.


Photographing their wedding formal photos aboard the historic USS Constitution in the Naval yard, Charlestown.


First dance in the tent outside Commandants' House. Wedding cupcakes were a fun and delicious alternative to a traditional wedding cake (provided by Five Bites Cupcakes, Boston)


Wedding Rehearsal dinner Mooo Restaurant and Wine Bar (inside the XV Beacon Hotel, Beacon Hill)

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: Commandant’s House, Boston

Caterer: Gourmet Caterers, Boston

Oyster Bar: Island Creek Oysters

Cupcakes: Five Bites Cupcakes

Florist: Studio 123

Tent rental, Linens and Lighting: Peterson Party Center

Band/Wedding DJ: Sweet Tooth and The Sugar Babies

Wedding Planner: Ronda Flashen, Entertainment Concepts

Bride’s wedding dress: From Vows. Designer: Provonias

Justice of the Peace: Rosaria Salerno

Wedding Photographer: Melissa Mermin

Julie & Brendan’s Boston Wedding Love Story

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