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AC Hotel Worcester Wedding | Kate & Brett

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Kate and Brett got married at the AC Hotel in Worcester. Their entire day was totally *them* and more goth than a typical wedding might be. Kate, my beautiful bride, wore a two piece black dress with a puffy tulle skirt with an open back crop top while Brett, my handsome groom, wore a black and maroon suit. They wanted absolutely no white at their wedding, so everything from the ceremony backdrop to the centerpieces were black and maroon.

The ceremony backdrop (which doubled as the sweetheart table decor) was a coffin-looking black wooden ensemble with wooden flowers and candles that Kate and her mom decorated themselves! Their day had so many other personalized touches like:

  • Kate had a first look with Brett and all of his groomsmen at the same time

  • The best man iced Brett during the first look

  • Their tattoo artist made all the signage for the wedding

  • Instead of a guest book, they got a phone for guests to leave voicemails

  • Their best man / flower-man threw petals from a fanny pack while walking down the aisle

  • They each danced with their parents at the same time

  • They served breakfast for dinner and followed up with cereal as a late night snack

The AC hotel in Worcester has really interesting architecture so we did a lot of their portraits in the bar area that has funky vertical lights and a lounge area as well as a long, gorgeous fireplace. While there are a few outdoor areas around the AC Hotel where we could have taken some photos, like City Hall's courtyard or one of the many POW-WOW murals around Worcester, we elected to stay inside to stay on theme and not feel rushed. It was such a fun day and such an awesome creative reset to photograph a more unique wedding.

Vendor team:

Video: StopGoLove

Wooden Flowers: Wooden Flower co.

Rentals: XO The Girls

Getting Ready at the AC Hotel

bridesmaid first look with bride

mother of bride and bride hugging on morning of wedding

Portraits at the AC Hotel

bridal portrait at AC hotel worcester

groom wedding photo in front of fireplace at AC Hotel Worcester

First Look outside the AC Hotel

first look with bride and groomsmen

groom getting iced on wedding day

AC hotel worcester wedding party photo in bar area

AC hotel worcester wedding party photo in the lounge

Couple's Portraits at the AC Hotel

Gettin funky with it nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah.

unique wedding photo with long shutter for blurry faces

AC Hotel wedding photos in front of bar lights

AC hotel wedding couple's photos in bar area

couple posing at sweetheart table decorated with gothic touches

skull hand champagne glasses

couple hugging each other in front of sweetheart table

Ceremony in the Wachusett Ballroom at the AC Hotel

wedding ceremony in the Wachusett ballroom at the AC hotel

Cocktail Hour in the Pavilion Tent at the AC Hotel

newlyweds showing off rings to camera

Reception in the Wachusett Ballroom at the AC Hotel

gothic wedding at AC hotel in worcester

gothic wedding centerpieces and table decor

gothic wedding sweetheart table decor

John Strader Worcester DJ
Jon Strader!

What a day! Getting married at the AC Hotel or another venue in Worcester? Contact me and see if I'd be a good fit to photograph your wedding!




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