Jennifer and Dave's Andover Country Club Wedding || Andover, MA

I met Jennifer and Dave about a year before their wedding, they were so bubbly and excited for their future and the best part is that nothing changed between then and their wedding day. The start of their wedding day was a little cloudy but shortly before arriving to photograph the getting ready portion of their day,

Jennifer was surrounded with friends and family to start the wedding day, and it was the same with Dave. One of the sweetest moments of the day was when Jennifer saw her dad for the first time that day. Sharing such a sweet moment just the two of them, which would be even trumped by a later moment.

The church was filled with all of their friends and family excited to celebrate the two of them, it was a lovely ceremony and filled with a little laughter as well. During the vows Jennifer said something along of the lines of “I promise to Facebook,” which made everyone in the church crack up. After these two were officially married, they both pumped up their arms in excitement.

The fun didn’t stop there, the start of their reception brought in unique and joyful moments such as their first dance being to a remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” that had some latin music remixed in. Her and her dad killed it on their dance together, and I totally think her dad wins for the best dancing father in a father/daughter dance. One of my favorite moments of the day was how happy her father was hugging her after that dance, and all the while Dave looking on so happy.

The speeches were also amazing, with Dave’s best man talked  about the day the two became friends. In his speech he told everyone how Dave sent him a note saying that he wanted to be friends and listing his other friends as references. Jennifer’s friends also killed it reminiscing about their friendship and when Jennifer and Dave started dating.

Jennifer and Dave’s family and friends rocked the dance floor all night. It didn’t matter what song was on, everyone was up and dancing all night, creating the perfect atmosphere for a celebration of their marriage. It was a perfect first wedding of the season for me, and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to start off my 2018 with. Congratulations again Jennifer and Dave, you two are so perfect for each other!!

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|| Vendors ||

Ceremony Site: St. Michael's Parish 

Venue: Andover Country Club || www.andovercountryclub.com

Event Coordinator: Charlotte Hillery

Hair and Makeup: Hair & Make-Up by Gina & Company || ginamellone.com

DJ: DJ Randell || djnelski@aol.com || 

Second Photographer: Lorna Stell || www.lornastell.com

Wedding Dress: Cristina's Bridal || www.cristinasbridal.com

Tux: Classic Tuxedo || http://classictuxedo.com/

 

Leanne and Ben's Boston College and Castle Manor Inn Wedding || Chestnut Hill and Gloucester, MA

The first time I met Leanne and Ben, I became instantly thrilled about being the one to capture their wedding day. I had been communicating with Leanne via email for a few weeks, and already through email I could tell what a warm, and caring person she was. Upon meeting Leanne and Ben at Fuel America coffee shop, I could tell these two were my ideal clients. They are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet, and hearing how they met and how long they have been together made me so happy. These two met in middle school, were friends for that whole time and then started dating their junior year of high school. Literally one of the rarest stories you will hear now is high school sweethearts who are each others' best friends, but that is who these two are. 

Both Ben and Leanne spent some time at Boston College, Ben for undergraduate studies and Leanne for graduate studies. So of course, the fitting place for their ceremony would be the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola on Boston College's campus. The day started off with some showers but as if it was timed perfectly, the showers stopped right before their ceremony concluded. As a special gift to Leanne, Ben got a bag pipe player to play outside of the church as guests were arriving.

From there we all headed up to Gloucester, where I was able to get the bridal party over to Good Harbor Beach for photos. These guys were such good sports about photos, and I barely had to coach them on what to do. We got such fun moments captured on the beach and then Leanne, Ben, and I headed over to a private area that they considered one of their favorite places in the world. This place was so special to be for their wedding day, because they said they have spent a lot of time sitting on that bench watching the ocean. 

Once back at their reception venue, Castle Manor Inn, the party got started. The speeches given by Leanne's sister Abigail, Ben's friend Kirby Bumpus, Ben's mom Leslie, and Leanne's father Tom were so heartfelt and personal. Leanne's sister Abigail started out the speeches by sharing excerpts from a diary she kept when Ben and Leanne first started dating and Ben's mom Leslie finished with a hilarious story of "Where's Ben," a game she used to play of worrying about where Ben was, that was until she met Leanne and didn't have to worry about Ben's whereabouts anymore. The whole reception was so filled with love, you can see how much every one of Ben and Leanne's friends and family care about them, and that is definitely a result of how caring and wonderful the two of them are. I just wish I could gush for another five blog posts about this wedding because these two and their family and friends were so amazing, and just made me so joyful with how over-the-moon happy they were to be there to celebrate Ben and Leanne. So thank you so so much Leanne and Ben for letting me capture your wedding day, you two are seriously the sweetest and most adorable clients. Best wishes for your future, I know you two will have a long and happy life together with lots of laughs and travel. 

 Vendors

Coordinator: Laura Baker at Castle Manor Inn || 978-515-7386

Florals: Wegman's in Chestnut Hill, MA || 617-762-2000

Dress: Karen Willis Holmes || www.karenwillisholmes.com

Ceremony site: Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola at Boston College || Chestnut Hill, MA

Reception venue: Castle Manor Inn || 141 Essex Avenue Gloucester, MA 

Jenny and Phil's Reservation Golf Club Wedding || Mattapoisett, MA

When I first met Jenny at a Starbucks, I could see just how excited she was to be planning all aspects of her wedding to her fiancé Phil. I then met Phil when I did their engagement session at his family's campground. For their engagement session, they wanted to include their whole family which included Phil's son Patrick and their two dogs Kody and Kenpaichi. From that moment I could really see how caring and family-oriented these two are. From their engagement to their wedding, their immediate and extended family was so integrated into their lives, it made me so happy to see. 

Their wedding day had gorgeous weather, a perfect thing for an outdoor wedding. These two had their first look at the White's Factory ruins in Acushnet, MA. It was such a unique and beautiful place for a first look. As Jenny walked up to see Phil for the first time on their wedding day, she was just beaming with excitement, and as Phil saw her for the first time in her wedding dress his smile was ear to ear. 

From their first look at White's Factory ruins we had a bit of time to head to a few locations for photos and then went over to their wedding ceremony site. In perfect late-summer decor, there were sunflowers everywhere from their ceremony site to their reception tables. When the ceremony started, I got to see all of their immediate and extended family and friends gather and could feel the excitement of the day through them. The ceremony took place under an arch decorated in sunflowers that was under the shade of a nearby tree near the golf course. One of the most special parts of the ceremony was when Jenny, Phil, and Patrick took individual glass containers of sand and combined this into a new glass of sand representing their new family. It was such a great way to symbolize the day, and something for them to keep forever to show them the start of their new lives together. 

From their first dance to their family and friends tearing it up on the dance floor to "We are Family" by the Sister Sledge, the reception was so much fun. It truly was a celebration of these two wonderful people coming together to show off a new start of their lives together. I know these two will be amazing together because they have such a beautiful love and such a deep family connection that will carry them through life. 

Congratulations again Jenny and Phil!! Thank you two for allowing me to capture your wedding day for you, I am so happy to have been there for you :) 

 

 

Vendors

Coordinator|| Jessica Marchese || jesslo126@gmail.com

Flowers || Stop & Shop Fairhaven, MA || 508-990-4500

DJ || Arthur Calabro  arthur@mydjmc.com www.mydjmc.com

Videographer || Jason Lewis  www.elegntmnts.com

Hair/Makeup Artist || Marlene Amaral 401-286-1401

Dress/Veil || Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique Fall River, MA www.alexandrasbridalboutique.com

Violist || Emma Galloway Emma.K.Galloway@gmail.com www.emmagalloway.com

Caterer || Courtyard Restaurant Fairhaven,MA

Cake designer || Mandy Letourneau

Photobooth || Nellie Raposa www.nelliesphototainment.com

Linen Rentals || Piece by Piece Linen Rental  tinysflowers2@aol.com

Justice of the Peace || Janice Medeiros 508-996-4500

Second Photographer || Elise Dolen || www.about-time-photography.com