It's not often that JP traffic slows down in front of my South Street home, so when it did on one rainy August afternoon this summer, I peeked out to see why. A wedding procession was marching by, led by a bride and groom who strolled together under a cheerful red and white-striped umbrella. As it turns out, they were en route to their reception at the Loring Greenough House after exchanging their vows at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, a short walk away.
My elation upon seeing the couple was especially heightened, for just a month later a good friend of mine would be celebrating her marriage at the Loring-Greenough House as well. Little did I know then, I would soon be helping couples plan their “big day” as the new private functions manager at the historic house.
The couple I spied walking by in August, who I now know as Caitlin and Tom, like to keep it local; “I can't help but smile every time I walk by the Loring-Greenough House, which is pretty much a necessity given our current address," admits the bride who, like me, lives just a few blocks from the house. Despite the rain, she remembers: "...it was such a great day.”
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-Contributed by Melissa Desjardins. If you are interested in hosting your own private function at the Loring-Greenough House please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.524.3158.