This Huntington Theatre Wedding Was Full of Drama (In the Best Way Possible)

April 28, 2024 | justine

Bobby and Matthew–who share a passion for art and theater–chose to say “I do” at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, a venue close to their hearts. Their decision was spot-on, as the theater radiated historical charm, transporting everyone to another era. With guests dressed to the nines, the wedding sparkled like a lavish premiere. Their Huntington Theater wedding was a touching tribute to their love story, commemorating their unique journey in a truly unforgettable way.

Among the classic elegance of their wedding, the couple infused their own unique flair. Their ceremony kicked off with a heartfelt song performance, setting the tone for the day. The pair took center stage as the red curtain rose, dancing beneath dazzling crystal chandeliers—a truly dramatic moment! The following reception seamlessly blended masculinity and softness, with lush floral arrangements, flickering candlelight, grand chandeliers, and playful disco balls adorning the space, making it both classic and undeniably lavish.

If you’re dreaming of adding a touch of theatrical flair to your wedding day, take notes from this  Huntington Theatre wedding. It’s the ideal inspiration for you. Sarah Jayne Photo Co. did a great job capturing all the beautiful details. 

The Couple:

Bobby and Matthew

The Wedding:

Huntington Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Special Reason They Chose to Have a Huntington Theatre Wedding

We’re both avid lovers of the arts and theater, so we chose to join hands as partners for life at Boston’s historical Huntington Theatre, a space that holds tremendous meaning for us both. I sit on the Board of Advisors for The Huntington Theatre. While Matthew is the Co-Chair of the Hunt (the young theater donor program). Our time spent together is most often in the seats of this theater. Where I gifted Matthew his own dedicated seat on the balcony.

A Ceremony Full of Dramatic Flair

Matthew and I wed on a balmy January day, a glorious double rainbow symbolically presented in the sky above as we walked the Boston streets hand in hand before our show-stopping ceremony. Having a true flair for the dramatic, the ceremony began on stage with a solo vocal rendition of “The Lighthouse Keeper” by Sam Smith. A song that truly represents our love for each other. The red curtain lifted to reveal us dancing beneath dramatic crystal chandeliers overhead. Guests cheered and clapped in delight at the reveal. The Theatre’s Artistic Director officiated the ceremony meaningfully, leaving no dry eye in the house.

A Decadent Cocktail Hour Followed by a Luxurious Reception

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a decadent cocktail hour and dinner on the Theatre’s mezzanine level. We curated a menu and beverage experience above all else for their guests, including a raw bar, roving beverage carts featuring signature espresso martinis and margaritas, and a decadent two-course plated dinner. Working with our wedding planner, the design aesthetic merged our personal history and design aesthetic preferences—timeless and classic, yet undeniably luxe and decadent. The setting combined masculinity and softness throughout with abundant floral and candlelight and luxurious velvet linens with plaid accents on the napkins. The intention of the design was to nod gently toward our favorite designer. Giving the space a certain Ralph Lauren je ne sais quoi.

A Festive Second Line to Kick Off the Dance Floor

From dinner, guests were led via a jubilant second line led by the band’s horn section back to the Theatre, where the stage was transformed from ceremony into an energetic and lively space for dancing. Guests, led by Jordan Kahn Music Company’s 12-piece Georgia Bridgewater Band, delighted in dancing and revelry. We cut into a decadent three-tiered cake set upon an extravagant dessert table before an outfit change, after which nonstop energy and joyful dancing on the grand stage commenced.

Staying Debt-Free by Planning a Year in Advance and Sticking to Their Budget

We created the budget a year in advance. The budget adjusted as the year passed, but we pledged not to have any debt after the wedding. We stuck to our budget, and everything was paid in cash throughout the year.

Custom Cookies as Wedding Favors on Their Huntington Theatre Wedding

As guests departed, they had the choice to take home custom cookies made by MAX Ultimate Food. Some cookies were pine trees, as I grew up on a Christmas tree farm. And some were lighthouses, as Matthew grew up on Cape Cod.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sarah Jayne Photo Co.
Event Planning – Wild at Heart Co.
Venue – Huntington Theatre
Floral Design – The Wild Dahlia
Catering + Cake – MAX Ultimate Food
Officiant – Loretta Greco
Live Music – Jordan Kahn Music Co.
Videography – Angela O’Neal
Invitation Design – Gus and Ruby Letterpress
Groom’s Apparel – 9Tailors
Rings – David Yurman
Rentals – Peak Event Services
Transportation – Town Livery
Specialty Lighting Decor + Drapery – Ryan Designs
Custom Rentals + Decor – Form Creative Services
Cotton Candy Cart – Le Petit Pouf


Congratulations to Bobby and Matthew on their Huntington Theatre wedding, which was full of drama in the best way possible! Many thanks to Sarah Jayne Photo Co. for capturing every moment and detail that made their celebration memorable.

Your wedding venue holds the power to set the tone for your celebration, just like it did for Bobby and Matthew. If you’re starting your search for the perfect venue, take a cue from their love story. Once you’ve found the right spot, add your personal touch by getting creative with your fashion choices and drawing inspiration from unique ideas. These simple steps can transform your wedding day into something truly extraordinary.

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