Chelsea & Harrison | June 15, 2022

Chelsea & Harrison | June 15, 2022

📸: Sabrina Scolari Photography // @sabrina_scolari_photograph

These Suffolk University Law School alumni tied the knot at the City by the Sea’s OceanCliff Hotel.

By Jamie Coelho

The Meet Cute: The couple finally met at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, after their mutual friend, Dylan, had already talked them up to each other. Chelsea attended Syracuse University with Dylan, and Dylan said she and Harrison should meet, since they were both going to Suffolk. Sure enough, the two met the first day of law school while waiting in line to take Student ID photos. It turned out that they were in the same law school section and had all of their first-year law school classes together. They sat next to each other in class, and formed a close group of law school friends who are still friends to this day. 

The Proposal: Chelsea’s friends from work insisted that they all get their nails done before Chelsea’s trip to Florida for New Year’s with her family. Turns out, they knew Harrison was going to propose that night, and that Chelsea would want to have a fresh manicure. The couple had planned to go to dinner with friends in downtown Boston that night. On their way, they passed by Suffolk University Law School, and Harrison said he needed to use the bathroom inside the law school. They had already graduated, and the security guard gave Harrison a hard time about going inside the school. Chelsea waited for him in the front foyer. Moments later, Harrison approached, reached into his pocket, pulled out the ring, and got down on one knee. Chelsea said, “Yes! A million times, yes!”

On the second floor, a photographer snapped photos, and the evening turned into an engagement shoot. Afterwards, they headed to dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Boston, just the two of them. They arrived at the restaurant and the couple was escorted to a private room where Chelsea’s and Harrison’s families waited to celebrate. 

The First Look: Chelsea says she looked in the mirror right before the first look and started to cry with joy and excitement. When she finally saw Harrison, she put her hand on his shoulder and he turned around, beaming and smiling. 

The Details: Both the bride and groom grew up Jewish, so incorporating the ketubah and other traditions into the day was important to them.

The Highlights: Their best friend from law school, Brendan, officiated the wedding. He told their story from his perspective and how he saw their love unfold from the beginning through to the wedding day. The evening had the most gorgeous sunset, which was documented in both the couple’s and the guests’ photos. “It was a moment we couldn’t have planned for, but it was so special that all of our guests got a piece of the sunset, too,” says Chelsea.

Advice: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. At the end of the day, the forks don’t matter, the tablecloths don’t matter, and unfortunately, not all guests will be able to make it for one reason or another, but that’s okay! So long as the bride and groom have each other and are able to celebrate feeling the love with the guests in attendance, that is really all that matters. Try your best to be present because it goes by so fast!”

The Details

Ceremony, Reception and Catering: OceanCliff Hotel, Newport | Hair: Prima Deana Salon, Warwick | Makeup: Allison Barbera Beauty, Newport | Bridal attire: Alexandra’s Boutique, Fall River, MA | Groom attire: Milton’s Clothing Store, Chestnut Hill, MA | Cake: Scrumptions, East Greenwich (now closed) | Entertainment: World Premier Band | Florals: Twigs Floral Design Studio, East Greenwich | Videographer: Shutter and Sound | Transportation: Flagship Transportation

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