[title maintitle=”” subtitle=”Tom and Lee, both self-described nerds, had a fun, eclectic wedding in Boston, including a live chemistry presentation for the unity ritual”]


Tom and Lee wanted a sophisticated, contemporary and masculine wedding and the State Room was the perfect venue for them. Lee is a research scientist and Tom is a software developer, so the wedding had lots of fun, nerdy elements chosen to reflect their personalities, interests and relationship.

Tom & Lee’s wedding at State Room Boston from GENERATIONS cinemastories on Vimeo.

Tom & Lee’s wedding at State Room Boston from GENERATIONS cinemastories on Vimeo.


The two grooms chose a Venn diagram as a visual and thematic motif throughout the day; a metaphor for the union of two separate individuals into one. Their ceremony included a live chemistry demonstration designed by Lee for its unity ritual, in which the grooms donned safety goggles and mixed two chemicals together. Guests found their seats via a custom iPad app designed by Tom—and those tables were named and arranged by the elements in the Periodic Table. The grooms’ first dance was the love theme from Battlestar Galactica—the first show they watched together as a couple—and they incorporated a carefully curated list of other favorite movie, television and video game themes throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour, performed live by a pianist. The wedding cake was a showstopper: a multi-layer cake of two different flavors reflecting each grooms’ personal palette, with a middle-layer Plexiglas box that contained both sets of ingredients, including rolled chocolate, chili peppers, almonds and apples.


Planning: 14 Stories, a preferred Equally Wed vendor
Ceremony: Nancy Sen
Venue: Ames Hotel
Stationery: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Photography: Ben of Avenna Studios
Video: Generations Cinema Stories
Floral: New Leaf Flores
Food: Chef David Blessing of Longwood Events
Cake: Chef Kristen Repa of Dessert Works
Piano: Bob Baughman
DJ: DJ Addam