One look at the ceremony photos from Chelsea and Jim’s wedding tells a story of true love and adoration. I just couldn’t get over the joy written on their faces, it was clear that they’ve both been waiting for this day for a long time. Plus, I’ve never seen a fist-bump at the altar during communion, and that about sums up these two and their fun, yet traditional wedding day.
Their ceremony was held at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover, Massachusetts. Upon arrival guests were greeted by a traditional Irish bagpiper; a member of the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums. Irish heritage and the Boston Red Sox were reoccurring themes throughout this wedding day. There was no mistaking that we were just outside of the Boston city limits. Tables at the reception were named after favorite Sox players (I hope we didn’t have any Yankees fans present!). Instead of a guestbook, guests signed a pair of Louisville Slugger baseball bats, which I’m sure will be prominently displayed in the Joyce home for years to come.
The raucous reception was held at sunset at Atlantica in the sleepy seaside hamlet of Cohasset. Boats bobbed in the little harbor under a perfectly clear, and starry night. Never at a wedding have I seen such a talented, and downright hilarious bunch of dancers. When the DJ played a song by Boston’s favorite hometown band, The Dropkick Murphys, we were treated to a spontaneous performance of authentic Irish step dancing, the crowd went wild!
Congratulations Chelsea and Jim, hope you’re enjoying St. Maarten!