Ilana & Dillon were married on one of those perfect summer days at the Gardens at Elm Bank. It was August, so it was refreshing to have weather that wasn’t too hot, no humidity – just a gorgeous day to be getting married outside surrounded by lush gardens. We started the day with them at the Hotel Indigo in Newton, where they were getting ready in bright, airy rooms with fun pops of color. A nice hotel room to get ready in is always such a special extra touch to the day, and a great place for us to start! Once everyone was ready, we made our way to Elm Bank, where Ilana & Dillon had their First Look in one of the garden paths. It was important to them to do a First Look so we could build in plenty of time to do photos in the many gardens on the property. We hit as many locations as we could, but honestly we could spend an entire day there taking photos, there are so many gorgeous spots – from the Manor House to Weezie’s Children’s Garden to the Greenhouse, we’d never be at a loss for locations at Elm Bank! Once we finished up photos, it was time to sign the ketubah, and move right to the ceremony in the Italianate Garden. Ilana & Dillon had a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah, and the sun had dipped just enough that everything was sparkling as they said their vows in front of family and friends. After the bride and groom said I do and floated back down the aisle, cocktail hour was held in one of the gardens, before the guests made their way back to the main building for the reception. It was a perfect day in an amazing location with such a fun couple, we couldn’t have asked for more!
Thanks and congrats to Ilana & Dillon!