October 14, 2016

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October 14, 2016

Boston couple Chelsey Spencer & Brian William Woods will wed on April 22, 2017 in Newport!

How we met.
I grew up in Franklin, MA and Brian grew up in Lexington, MA. We “officially met” on Match.com. However, moments before the first date, I knew there was something familiar about Brian and thought he may have gone to Roger Williams University, where I went. During our first date we realized that we had crossed paths hundreds of times at parties and on campus but had never been formally introduced.  Our second date was the following night and the rest is history!

His proposal.
The day after Christmas, as we were getting ready to leave our apartment for dinner, Brian hit the elevator to go up instead of down. When I questioned him, Brian explained that he did something “Christmasy” on the roof that he wanted to show me–he had decorated the entire deck with lights!  Brian positioned me right in front of the Boston Skyline and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Little did I know that Brian’s cousin, Meg Belanger, who happens to be a professional photographer, was hiding on the roof documenting the whole proposal!

Our celebration.
When we went down to the lobby where Brian’s parents and my family surprised me.  I was in for another surprise when we entered our apartment complex’s common room. There, 50+ of our closets family and friends waiting with food, drinks and decorations.  It was an amazing opportunity to share the moment with everyone.

Our puppy love.
We have two dogs. Chandler Bing is a Papillon and Waffles is an English bulldog.

Our photographer.
We chose Pizzuti Photography thanks to Brian’s cousin.  We really wanted Meg to enjoy attending our wedding instead of being behind the camera. Rich Pizzuti happens to be one of Meg’s closest friends and colleagues. We loved the vibrancy and clarity of his photos and felt like they were timeless. We chatted with him over the phone and loved his personality. My biggest piece of advice when choosing is to ask every photographer to send you some albums of recent weddings they have done that are similar to the venue, location and season that you will be having.  This helped us with our selection!!

Our engagement photos.
We chose to do our engagement shoot outside our apartment complex with the pups and then in the North End.  We chose the North End because we had our first date there and we frequently go there for Italian food, drinks and cannolis!

What’s next?
Our wedding party, Save the Date cards and venue selection!

Love is in the air,

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