Wedding Blog: Melanie and Christopher

charles riverboat wedding cruise

We were so excited to host Melanie and Christopher’s special day onboard.

The couple wanted to be sure they greeted each guest as they came onboard but prior to doing so, Tommy Colbert took some amazing photos of just the two of them around the boat. Melanie used our private lower deck bedroom to switch into her beautiful wedding gown and to take a few intimate moments with her daughters before walking down the aisle.

The upper deck was stunning as guests took their seats for the ceremony. With the Boston skyline as their backdrop, the couple said their vows and sealed them with a kiss. Their family roared in approval as they danced back down the aisle and out to the bow for photos.


Melanie and Christopher invited all guests to meet them on the bow for a group photo which was a perfect way to kick off cocktail hour on the main level. Melanie and Christopher both have a fondness for sailing and wanted to include all aspects of the vessel with their friends and family. The open air fan tail hosted a stunning raw bar while a large charcuterie station complimented the beauty of the wooden salon, both done by Johnny Burke Catering and Events.

As guests enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres, our team was hard at work turning the second floor into a gorgeous dining room. The big reveal was nothing short of breathtaking as we welcomed guests to dine at a dramatic table set up spanning the length of the boat. Using our fresh seasonal floral centerpieces, the table looked incredible and was a beautiful way to create an intimate dinner onboard. Johnny Burke Catering and Events highlighted the event with a custom menu designed by the couple.

After a beautiful set of toasts from the couple’s newly blended family, the couple was able to sneak away to take some amazing sunset photos on the bow. The DJ then turned the music up and dancing continued through the night!

A gigantic thank you to our incredible vendor team that made all our couple’s dreams come true!

Photography: Tommy Colbert Photography / Catering: Johnny Burke Catering and Events / Entertainment: Entertainment Specialists /  Venue: Charles Riverboat Company