On a picturesque afternoon in early September, the winds of change blowing through the newly auburn leaves, two souls in love were joined in long-anticipated matrimony. Alex and Corina delighted in all of the idyllic autumnal sights and scenes the park had to offer, and their blissful energy was palpable to guests and onlookers alike.
They’ve been working on a garden together as a quarantine project. The beautiful garden and the process of cultivating it served as a serendipitous symbol for their relationship and the patience and dedication that can reap a lifetime of happiness.
In Boston, the Arnold Arboretum was the perfect venue for their celebration, with the regal cascading trees and exquisite architecture gracing the space. A small group of loved ones gathered at the park to witness Alex and Corina’s union and shared in the warmth of their joy. The couple and their immediate families returned to the couple’s apartment for an intimate reception and enjoyed a spectacularly delicious cake by Autumn Nomad.
Words by couple Alex & Corina
We met in Providence at a work function that Alex got invited to through mutual friends.
About a year before we got engaged, we went to Costa Rica with Corina’s family. We took a day date by ourselves on a mountain ATV-ing excursion to visit a coffee farm. The coffee farm owners made us a delicious lunch, and the coffee was freshly roasted and ground. It was a full mind and body experience and the adventures of the day had us laughing and smiling the whole time.
The pandemic far outweighs any other challenges we’ve faced as a couple for many reasons. We’re still navigating these waves of uncertainty and grief, so the process of overcoming this is still happening. We are both grateful for each other’s support every day, and our relationship has reached new dimensions. It feels like we’ve been together for 30 years, not 7!
We’re so glad we decided to downsize our wedding and do it as safely and distantly as possible instead of postponing it to 2021. It was hard to plan a pandemic wedding, but in the end, everything was worth it because the day was so special and intimate.
For the future, we hope to grow our little family and continue to do work for our community through advocacy and activism.
Photography by Kate Preftakes Photography
Bakery Autumn Nomad
Catering Barcelona Wine Bar
Ceremony Venue Arnold Arboretum
Florals Apotheca Flowers
Furniture Rentals Kadeema Rentals
Officiant Beth Simmons
Planning and Design Events By Sorrell
Shoes Louboutin, Badgley Mischka
Stationery Southern Calligraphy
Suit Bindle and Keep