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Bride and groom on grass in front of Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Narine + Chris


Time-honored traditions + special memories in the making

Before moving to the Boston area in 1992, Narine spent the first seven years of her childhood overseas (in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Yerevan, Armenia). Chris, on the other hand, was born and raised in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Currently the couple lives in Quincy with their 10-year-old Westie named Shelby and 1-year-old Beagle mix, Cooper. The couple jokes that theirs is “a true modern-day love story,” since they met on dating app Bumble. Since they love spending time in Vermont, this felt like the ideal wedding location for them. They say, “There’s so much we love about the state, from the awe-inspiring landscape to the amazing food and craft beer scene. Manchester, specifically, is such a beautiful, quaint and historic town.” The fact that everyone involved with their Kimpton wedding was so amazing to work with reassured them they had “absolutely made the right decision.”

Memorable Details

They had reserved one of the cottages—an ideal location for the bridal party to hang out and get ready. Everyone in the bridal party helped make it an especially stress-free day. The boys took an early ride (in their fun cars) up to Mt. Equinox, which eased any of Chris’s pre-existing nerves. The couple wrote letters to each other and read them privately prior to the ceremony, which proved one of the many memorable moments shared that day.

Bridal party on top of bed toasting with champagne
Wedding shows and bouquet on armchair
Kimpton Taconic Hotel front porch

“We love the Kimpton brand, and have always had an amazing experience staying at Kimpton properties.”

Bride in wedding dress
Groom kissing bride’s forehead
Wedding altar and arch at Kimpton Taconic Hotel

The couple was so grateful to have family and friends come from all over to celebrate with them; they say it was extremely touching to be surrounded by SO MUCH love and support.

Wedding stationary
Bride looking at camera while holding groom’s hand
Wedding dress next to armchair with bouquet and wedding shoes

Other special moments included having Chris’s 96-year-old grandmother there (as the only remaining grandparent); she even walked down the aisle. And Narine, whose mom walked her down the aisle, had a photo of her late dad pinned to her bridal bouquet, meaning both parents were present with her in that moment. Narine also cherished having Armenian music woven into the celebration, saying, “I loved having an aspect of my heritage and culture included in our special day.”

Wedding couple with bridal party
Wedding entrance sign on wood
Wedding couple after being married
Wedding cake with floral decorations

Their ceremony was held on The Green, right under the pergola. They were married by an old teacher/ family friend of the Benvies. All florals were executed by Nancy Bishop Floral Design (Haley). Everything was done on-site, which the duo loved and was exactly what they wanted. There were many happy tears shed throughout the beautiful day.

Wedding couple walking towards Kimpton Taconic Hotel
Wedding reception table set up at Kimpton Taconic Hotel
Wedding couple on dance floor

Photography by Renee Hollingshead