Happily Ever After

We met Andrea and Eric at the Great Bridal Expo about a year and a half ago. They were memorable from the beginning. Out of all the stories I heard that day, their proposal story stood out- Eric popped the question on top of a mountain in Palm Springs- and I even wrote about it here on our blog.

Then we met with them for their consultation and their story continued to speak to me. They met while working on a production of Into the Woods. I love Into the Woods and find it absolutely fitting that their story began with fairy tales as the backdrop.

And after their engagement session in Marblehead, we couldn’t wait for their wedding. It was so much fun getting to know them. We were really looking forward to celebrating on their wedding day and couldn’t wait to meet their friends and family. We knew that they, too, would be fabulous.

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When the big day arrived this fall, we had a lot to look forward to. We knew there would be lots of love and great stories. We knew there would be music and dancing. We knew we would be surrounded by beauty.

So allow me to share from the beginning…

Dave and I split up for the getting ready. I started the day with Andrea.

andrea_eric_blog- bride catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror before her wedding

And Dave headed over to the church.

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Nephews, brothers and co-ring bearers.

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It was truly an emotional day. Andrea’s dad felt the significance, walking her down the aisle, and Andrea had a huge smile on her face when she saw Eric.

andrea_eric_blog- bride and her dad walk down the aisle during church wedding in central ma

They had a traditional Catholic ceremony, sans mass, in this beautiful church in Worcester.

andrea_eric_blog- bride and groom during catholic service in central ma

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After the ceremony they were all smiles.

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They hopped into their limo and dashed off to the Harding Allen Estate, where they were hosting their reception, and where we would take the portraits.

We captured a few candid moments in between the cocktail hour and the reception. I love this one of Eric getting used to the feel of the ring on his finger. The brides have the whole time of the engagement to get used to a ring on that finger, but this is always an adjustment for the grooms.

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And one closing photo of Andrea; this was captured as her sister was working on her bustle and she is smiling at Eric who is watching. She looks absolutely beautiful.

andrea_eric_blog- bridal portrait from wedding at harding allen estate in barre ma

If you would like a taste of what’s to come, check out the movie Dave created of their special dances.

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