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Cassie & Dan: Destination Home, Part 2

Cassie and Dan’s hometown destination wedding on Martha’s Vineyard was truly picture perfect. From the Chappy rehearsal dinner (photos to come) to the wedding day to the Sunday brunch, Edgartown’s waterviews, white washed buildings and picket fences, and amazing skies provided a gorgeous backdrop for their celebration.

Picking up after the ceremony with a view of the Old Whaling Church, and our happy couple now as husband and wife.

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A few portraits around the Daniel Fisher Estate before joining the guests in the tented reception.

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First dance.

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I don’t blame Cassie’s mom one bit. I felt it too.

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Toasts by the Best Man and Cassie’s sisters. There were tears and…

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laughter. Actually lots and lots of laughter.

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Celebrating with our groom.

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Dancing with her dad.

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Dan with his mom. So sweet.

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Observing and remembering.

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The dancing got underway and this crew definitely knew how to have a good time.

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The send off began with a group familial hug. Such joy and love!

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And continued with sparklers and cheers.

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How could you not be smiling after seeing this gorgeous day? And yet, if you want more smiles, you will have to come back because the after party was an absolute blast too.

In the meantime, check out their engagement session at Fenway Park and the getting ready and ceremony on Martha’s Vineyard for more fun photos.

Cherry Blossoms, Views and Dancing

Amy and Phil’s engagement session last spring brought together their passions for each other, for ballroom dance, for MIT, and for the beautiful cities of Cambridge and Boston. On a foggy day (rare for Boston) and with the cherry blossoms showing off their best color, Dave met up with Amy and Phil to capture these portraits for them.

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If you would like to see more from Amy and Phil, check out their wedding blog entry 1 and 2, their engagement and wedding slideshows.

Amanda & Ed at the Copley Plaza

A few more from Amanda and Ed’s classic Boston wedding. After we left the Old South Church, I ventured with Amanda and Ed to the Public Garden for portraits.

Amanda and I had talked a bit about what she liked in portraits, and one of the things we wanted to capture was intimacy in the midst of busy-ness. Usually on the bridge in the Public Garden this is an easy task, because there are tons of people around. On this particular Sunday afternoon, it was actually a challenge to get people in our photo, and then to encourage them to keep walking. They were all so nice and respectful, not wanting to interrupt their session. Oh, the irony. Patience, however, paid off, as we captured this moment.

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Not having too many people also had it’s benefits.

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We could go anywhere without worrying about them. And were even able to capture a bit of fall, though in general the trees hadn’t started to turn.

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You may recall we took a cab to the gardens. Amanda carefully gets out.

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Back at the Copley Plaza, we took a few more portraits. Love the lines of the staircase.

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Introductions, right into their first dance.

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Such a sweet moment when Ed dances with his mum (mum because he’s from England).

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The toasts were fantastic. Ed’s step-dad and best man went first. He was hilarious.

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Amanda’s dad had his turn as well. Of course, he shared one or two embarassing stories.

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Loving the autumn colors infused into their cake.

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Another super special tradition. Amanda’s sorority sisters from Duke, sang her a song and passed around a candle in her honor.

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Then the party really got underway. This crew knew how to have a good time.

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One last treat from their celebration.

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Many congrats to Amand and Ed. Such an all around amazing day. So many people to thank for helping make it perfect.

Getting ready and reception venue: Alice Fay from the Fairmont Copley Plaza
Ceremony venue: Helen McCrady from the Old South Church
Officiant: Cal Grenzel from the Old South Church
Cake: Ellen from Cakes to Remember
Floral Designer: Rob Galeski from Twig
Lighting Design: Paul from Boston Uplights
DJ: Greg from 5 Star Events
Cocktail hour musicians: Felice from Gilded Harps
Calligraphy: Katrin from Calligraphy Katrina and Maison du Papier
Gown Designer: Lazaro dress from Christinas Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Saison Boutique
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Mens Wearhouse
Hair: Erik from Will Charles Salon
Make-up: Dani Wagener from Dani Wagener Studios

If you want to see more, check out their first entry and their PicFlick.

Amanda & Ed: Classic Elegance

Amanda and Ed are both scientists, but they do not fit the mold the word conjures up. Of course, I never saw either of them in their lab jackets, but still… As a couple, they are sweet, romantic, in tune with each other. As individuals, they are intelligent, creative, talented. Their wedding day brought together their style, their love of family, and their connection to Boston.

Talented? Case in point. Ed carved this traditional Welsh lovespoon himself; it’s all from one piece of wood. Typically this is given earlier in the relationship, but Ed’s gift on their wedding morning couldn’t have been more sweet or more appreciated. We included the engagement ring in the photo, another very special gift.

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And the wedding ringshot on the Globe.

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And now to Ed, during his getting ready at the Copley Plaza. Did I mention his sense of humor?

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The gents took the stairs down to the Oak Room, for a toast before the ceremony.

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A good opportunity for a portrait of our dashing groom.

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Meanwhile, the ladies were still getting ready. Dani Wagener provided her expertise for Amanda’s make-up.

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Love this photo of Amanda’s wedding dress in her hotel room; mysterious and romantic.

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Such intricate and beautiful detailing.

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Amanda is a classic beauty; she chose to keep her personal style natural, simple, elegant. It was perfect for her.

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The ladies also enjoyed a toast before the ceremony.

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So pretty.

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Her church is across the square and she can see it from the window. Getting ready for her big day, she looks out.

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The ceremony in the Gordon Chapel of the Old South Church had a very intimate feel. I also especially liked the Gothic look of the space as it reminded of Duke, where Amanda went to school (about 10 years after me).

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They included readings by friends.

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This little gal really wanted to be with the bride.

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Afterwards we took portraits in and around the church and on the square lawn. A casual bridal party shot.

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A classic bride and groom (aka husband and wife) portrait.

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When we finished up there, I hopped in a cab with Amanda and Ed to take photos at the Public Gardens. Love this moment in the taxi. Definitely one of my favorite photos of the year.

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More to come for sure… there were tons of amazing portraits at the Garden and a great party with their wonderful families, so check back soon.

Ayesha + Jon at Searles Castle

From our engagement session, I already knew a bit about how Ayesha and Jon were as a couple, and as parents to their pup Lucy. They are easy-going and each has a calming presence, but they also like to play and laugh. They are generally just really nice to be around. On their wedding day, we got to see another side of them. They were all of those things and more; they were gracious, warm hosts and even took care of us (totally not necessary but very much appreciated).

The day was hot, really steamy kind of hot, but night came and brought a bit of relief. Fortunately they also chose an absolutely gorgeous venue, which lifted sticky spirits and added to the whimsy and romance of the day.

We started with Ayesha as she was getting ready at the hotel. I had my first chance to see a woman dressed in a Sari. For South Asian brides (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc), this is the customary wedding attire. Can I just say- it is one stunning dress! Oh and it takes about 20-30 minutes to put on with the help of a professional.

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Ayesha’s bridesmaids also got to wear these beautiful garments, though modified so they were a bit easier to put on.

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The boys had it easy- tuxes. Still they look awfully good on this crew.

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I especially love the contrast and vibrancy of the reds.

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Having chosen to see each other before the ceremony, Ayesha and Jon had their first look amongst the castle walls.

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Big smile from Jon when Ayesha told him he could turn around and see her.

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Equally huge smile from Ayesha.

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The girls hanging and enjoying the day.

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I love the way these two hold hands, so sweet.

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Yup, pretty stunning here.

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Too bad, ladies, he’s taken.

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Melts my heart.

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We went back up to the main house to get ready for the ceremony. The light was beautiful and so was our bride.

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A quiet moment before things really get underway.

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More to come from the outdoor ceremony and the tented reception.

Amanda & Greg = Style & Wit

You may have already read about Amanda and Greg’s wedding on Style Me Pretty, but I wanted to share a few more of my favorite images and a bit more of their story here for our readers. And of course you can check out the story (and leave comments, etc) there as well.

Let me start by saying that Amanda and Greg are awesome. He was pretty laid back about all of the wedding stuff; she had definite ideas. And her ideas were amazing! Amanda is a lady all sewn up with style- from head to toe, truly. Her dress, her shoes, her hair, her make-up, her jewelry= stunning. The decor, the location, the food= fantastic. Throughout the planning, Greg provided the witty commentary that was needed to balance Amanda’s perfect vision.

When we were able to finally meet in person at their engagement session (virtual conversation up until then due to their living out of state), I knew their wedding was going to be an absolute blast. And it really was. These two set the stage for an incredible party; their friends and family obliged with energetic dancing and celebratory spirit. And it was a great way for us to conclude our 2011 wedding season. So let’s get to sharing some pics….

Amanda checking out the work of her make-up artist, natural beauty shining through.

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Having chosen to see each other beforehand, Greg and Amanda enjoyed a first look on one of the catwalks at the Liberty. Greg’s big smile.

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And a beautiful silhouette, kiss, and pretty fall views from the hotel.

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A fun bridal party pic. The Liberty Hotel is an old jail and as such still has some of the prison character.

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Couple portraits. One of my favorites is always the moment before the kiss.

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A few of Greg.

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Did I not say she had amazing style? I totally love her dress by Lazaro.

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Ruffly fun for this bridal portrait.

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Amanda went to hide away before her guests arrived, but Greg got to check out the ceremony space. He was pretty excited about the day!

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The ceremony included all sorts of personal touches, with only ladies standing up for the Bride and a family ceremony for the groom’s daughter, Olivia. It was truly special. Here, Olivia walks down the aisle in her role as junior bridesmaid.

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Amanda’s entrance.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this photo captured by Dave. Everyone is so happy and Amanda is absolutely glowing as her Dad kisses her.

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Of course, it doesn’t stop there. She can’t stop smiling at her groom.

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Sealed with a kiss.

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Such a beautiful beginning to their lives together as husband and wife. And in their next entry, it’s all about the party! Get ready for some real fun.

Eleni & Johnnie: Part 2

I pick up where I left off with Eleni and Johnnie’s joyous wedding. We had just finished our portrait session at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, so Eleni and Johnnie climbed into their vintage limo to head to Cambridge for their reception.

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At the Charles Hotel, we had a little extra time for portraits. (We had originally planned to take portraits at the pedestrian bridge over the Charles River, but it was covered in scaffolding. So bummed about that, but really glad the hotel has a pretty awesome lobby.) The lighting and the art at the hotel is mysterious and rich, lending to some amazingly unique images. Here, blending reality with a dreamlike quality- kind of like a wedding day, actually.

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Meanwhile the guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour. One of my favorite things about the Charles Hotel as a venue is this courtyard.

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Inside the romantic scene was being set with candles,

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Warm lighting and vibrant colorful floral arrangements,

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And this decadent, sparkly wedding cake.

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Eleni and Johnnie made their grand entrance.

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Right into their first dance.

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As is the Greek custom, their family and friends showered them with money.

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Ultimately they were joined on the dance floor by everyone. I especially enjoyed their nephews dancing crazily beside them.

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And the party begins….

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After the DJ got things heated up, the Greek band led the Greek dancing.

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A highlight for all… the men’s dance. Hilarious. I am not 100% sure what it is about, but the boys have to get down on their knees,

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On their backs,

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and drink. Too much fun!

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And I’ll drink to that.

Huge congrats to Eleni and Johnnie and their families. What an amazing celebration. We are so glad we could document it for you.

Additional thanks to all of the pro’s who help make it a fantastic day:

Ceremony Officiant and Venue: V. Rev. Dr. Cleopas Strongylis of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Reception venue and planner: Sarah Chatigny of the Charles Hotel

Caterer: Henrietta’s Table at the Charles Hotel

Cake: Danny Angelopolus at the Charles Hotel

Brides wedding gown: Monique Lhullier from L’elite Bridal Salon

Bridesmaids dresses: Melissa at Allegria Bridal with Jim Hjelm and Lazaro gowns

Groom and groomsmens tuxes: Russo’s Tux

Bride’s hair: Maria Iannessa from Bella Capelli

Bride’s make-up: Eddie Fee

Floral and lighting design: Donna Fucaloro of Pepperberry Flowers

DJ: Kostas Flathras of Hellenic Sound Productions

Ceremony Musicians: Lindsey McChord of Longly School of Music

Videographer: Jesse Barack of Mass Videography

Invitations and other printed materials: Lynne Johnson of The Inviting Company

If you still want more, check out their engagement session, Part 1, and their PicFlick.

Eleni & Johnnie: Part 1

We knew that Eleni and Johnnie’s wedding was going to be fantastic long before the actual day arrived. First there was our initial consult and the way Johnnie looks at Eleni. And at that first meeting, he shared how much he wanted to just get married so they could start their life as a family.

Then there was their engagement session, which was loads of fun. The North End was Johnnie’s stomping ground, and where they had their first date. We saw more of the neighborhood than we ever had before. And then during our pre-wedding meeting, we asked them what they were most looking forward to and they both reiterated, “We can’t wait to be married!”

So we knew the day would be extraordinarily special, focused on their love and we knew based on how much fun these two are, that their friends and family would surely be a blast as well. We were not disappointed.

We started at Eleni’s parents home for her getting ready photos and family portraits.

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Gotta love her dress, but this image is also about the home that she grew up in- the chandelier, the china cabinet and other family heirlooms.

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Dave popped outside to get a photo of all the boys in the family. Eleni couldn’t resist sneaking in. Only one little guy noticed. Then Dave headed off to Johnnie’s mom’s house for their family photos.

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Meanwhile, Eleni was helped into her beautiful dress by her mom and her sisters.

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I took a few portraits of Eleni in her parents bedroom. The window light was gorgeous. But I also love all of the family details. In this image, I was able to capture her mother watching as well as her parents wedding photo on the wall, a layered story.

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And the boys helped her make her way down the stairs.

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On the way out, she kicked the glass of water down the stairs. Then she hopped into her vintage limo.

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Meanwhile, Dave and the boys had made it to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Johnnie can totally pull off the Godfather look; he has the perfect smile.

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But his true nature comes out as he waits in the back of the church. He must be thinking, “When can we start already?!”

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And then the festivities began in earnest. The boys made their way out to the sanctuary. And as his niece was walking down the aisle, his sister waved her on enthusiastically.

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Eleni waited outside the doors with her parents.

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From the moment she entered, she and Johnnie were all smiles. And he kept stealing glances at his beautiful bride.

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Just before the kiss, Johnnie’s smile grows even bigger.

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And what a kiss it was!

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Portraits followed… here’s one quick glimpse of what is to come following the ceremony.

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And the Charles Hotel reception follows that with some seriously fun and funny Greek dancing!

Fall and Game Inspired Details

Details don’t make a wedding, but they certainly can make it elegant, fun, romantic…. you name it. Here’s a bit of inspiration from Lindsay and Rob’s wedding which absolutely was all three of those.

Lindsay’s bouquet with soft pinks, purples, yellows and whites- roses, dahlias, berries and more- it had a romantic country garden feel to it.

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Her flower girl’s bouquet with similar flowers in a brighter color pallette- yellows and oranges and pinks- was a perfect complement to Lindsay’s bouquet and the coral dresses the bridesmaids wore.

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Lindsay is supremely talented, a graphic designer for a game company, a jewelry designer, a cake designer. She can pretty much do it all. And she certainly had her share of DIY projects. Including this beautiful necklace and the necklaces she game to her bridesmaids, each one unique.

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She also made this special something for her hair.

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The earrings however were an heirloom, something old.

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Because they met at Hasbro and love games, their was tons of whimsy and playfulness in their day. Here, our groom’s boutonniere- with yellow calla lily- has a Scrabble letter attached to it. Happens to be an R for his name, Rob. The groomsmen all had similar flowers with their own letters.

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Kiddush cup for their Jewish wedding ceremony under the chuppah.

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The look of the ceremony continued with rustic elegance in fall shades.

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Another DIY project by the couple, the ringbearer’s pillow with birch bark and moss.

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The Garden House at Look Park looked amazing, warm, romantic, elegant. Then the names of each tables are names of games – Life is at the forefront.

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They made a game of it, with the escort cards. Guests had pieces from the game on their name card. They had to match the piece to the game to find their table.

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- game theme and game of matching piece to table escort cards

View from the sweetheart table, with bride’s bouquet as centerpiece.

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- sweet heart table with brides bouquet as centerpiece

At the guests’ tables, a little entertainment- Trivial Pursuit: the Lindsay and Rob Edition.

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- trivial pursuit game with design and facts about bride and groom

Cake designed by Lindsay to match her chocolate brown and coral orange theme, as well as the touches of fall.

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- cake designed by bride with orange fondant flowers dripping down the sides

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The printed pieces also stunning. No surprise there. Menu…

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- menu card designed by graphic designer bride diy

Invitation suite.

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- invite from their wedding- melon and brown color scheme

The sweetest touch: Lindsay and Rob created cookie mixes for guests to take home. We made one batch for their premiere and instantly became addicted. Out of this world delish!

look-park-wedding-northampton-ma-details- delicious cookie mix favors for guests

Congrats to Lindsay and Rob on creating a supremely special event in which the details helped tell the story of who you are individually and as a couple.

And many thanks to the wedding experts who made the whole day such a success:

Getting ready location: Ruby Meng from Hotel Northampton
Ceremony venue: Jill Larken from Look Park, Pines Theater
Reception site: Jill Larken from Look Park, Garden House
Wedding planner: Caroline Levin from Sweet Caroline Weddings
Dress boutique: Bridal Heirlooms
Gown designer: Demetrios
Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomâ?(tm)s suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen attire: Menswearhouse
Make-up: Karrie Welch
Ceremony musicians: Chari Peno from Con Fuoco Music
Entertainment: Tommy Plante from Hard At Play
Lighting: Jim Powers from CJC Event Lighting
Florist: Heather Sullivan from Durocher Florist
Caterer: Blue Heron Catering
Cake: Susan Forest from Royal Icings
Officiant: Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Want more from Lindsay and Rob’s wedding? Check out their sneak peek, scoop, and PicFlick.

Sonoma as the Sun Goes Down

Just thought we should kick off this rainy holiday weekend with a refreshing celebration from this past summer. Part deux of Soo Jin and Roger’s perfect Sonoma wedding at Viansa Winery.

Our last post was all about the beauty leading up to and through their wine cave ceremony. And now we share sunset portraits and one fabulously good party.

First up the bridal party, with signature white parasols, courtesy of Viansa.

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And then some alone time enjoying the magnificent valley scenery as the sun was beginning to set. Warm light made their skin glow. Well, that, and the happy day.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- bride and groom overlooking the grapes at sunset

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- bride and groom enjoying the paths at the estate

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So many beautiful spots to shoot. We honestly could have photographed here all day.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- a look through an arch to the sonoma valley hills and our bride and groom

But we had a party to attend. And the guests were waiting.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- silly groomsmen and bridesmaid bouquet

Grand entrance through the bridesmaid and groomsmen gauntlet. Love that the girls took the guys sunglasses and handed off their bouqets to the gents.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- bride and groom entrance

Yup.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- bride enjoys the entrance and dance

First dance.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- bride and groom's first dance under the tent and chandeliers

Finished off with a dip.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- dip at the end of the first dance

Kiss, please!

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- clinking glasses asking for a kiss

Father-daughter dance.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- bride and FOB during dance- hug

Fooling around in the photo booth.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- silly photo at photo booth with bride and groom

Check out this super fun ring shot. They had the letters on their dessert bar table. Picked up the little chairs which were holding the escort cards, and then placed the rings on each chair. Love the connection to their day.

viansa-winery-wedding-vineyard-sonoma-ca- ring shot with initials of bride and groom behind it

All around good times and simply stunning wedding. Congrats to Soo Jin and Roger and thanks to all those who made it a spectucular wedding!

 

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