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After spending Saturday morning with Tram & Justin for their tea ceremony, we were excited to get to the big wedding day on Sunday! Justin and the guys showed up at the Villa ready to go, while Tram and the girls got dressed in the bridal suite and had a quick toast. We snuck outside for a few photos before the ceremony, which was held on the lawn – rain threatened up until the last minute, but Tram & Justin decided to take their chances and keep it outside, and it turned out perfect! After the I Dos, the bridal party joined us for photos, and the sun started to peek out just enough to make Tram & Justin glow. Once we were all finished up, we headed inside where the bride and groom were introduced and had their first dance as husband and wife. After toasts and their dances with their Mom and Dad, we grabbed Tram & Justin to head out to the old bridge for a few quiet photos. It had started to drizzle a little, so we pulled out the umbrella and also had Tram & Justin do another, private first dance. It was so pretty and romantic – sometimes it’s nice to take a few minutes away from the party before things really get going and it all flies by! Once we headed back in, the dance floor was full and Tram & Justin joined their friends and family to finish off their weekend celebration. We loved being a part of everything from their tea ceremony to their wedding day!

Thanks and congrats to Tram & Justin!

Tram & Justin held a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony the day before their wedding in July, kicking off two full days of festivities with their families! We have never been a part of a tea ceremony before, so we were so excited to photograph it. We arrived to Tram’s parents’ house early that morning, where everyone was already dressed in the most gorgeous, colorful traditional garments. The bride, along with her family and bridesmaids were in the house, as Justin and his groomsmen and family arrived. As the ceremony began, Tram was hidden away in her bedroom, as the bridesmaids met the groomsmen outside to receive the gifts – then they were all carried inside, where the introductions began. Tram’s uncle was the MC, and introduced the bride’s side of the family, followed by Justin’s father introducing his side – then it was time for Tram’s mom to retrieve her from the bedroom, and bring her out to her groom! Tram & Justin then offered tea to every member of their family, and received gifts in exchange. Afterwards, the family was treated to a Vietnamese feast prepared by Tram’s grandmother, and we headed outside for some photos. It was a great way to start off the weekend, and we always love seeing the way different cultures and families celebrate. We continued the festivities the next day, so stay tuned for part two coming up next!

Caroline & Ryan were married on a hot, sunny day at the beginning of July. We started our day with them at the Red Lion Inn, where they got ready and would have their reception later that evening. As Caroline and the girls were having their hair and makeup done, her gift from Ryan arrived, and it was one of the most thoughtful and elaborate wedding day gifts we’ve ever seen. There was new jewelry, family heirloom jewelry, a framed map of their journey, which began in Ireland and led them to their wedding day here in Boston, among other things – along with a card and a letter, which threatened to ruin Caroline’s makeup. Ryan nailed it. Caroline didn’t do too shabby herself, sending Ryan a guitar – these two started the day on a high note! Once they were ready to go, we headed outside for their First Look and some photos before making our way to the ceremony at St. Anthony’s in Cohasset. After the I Dos, the newlyweds exited the church surrounded by bubbles before we headed over to Cohasset Harbor for a few more photos before the party began! Back at the Red Lion, the barn was decked out in white flowers with plenty of greens, while the cocktail hour featured Irish music and Guinness! Ryan is from Ireland, where he and Caroline met when she was living abroad, and their Irish roots were woven throughout all the details of the day. After cocktail hour, Caroline & Ryan were introduced for the first time as Mr. & Mrs., leading right into their first dance. The party took off from there, and the band helped keep the dance floor going all night! Since we were approaching the 4th of July, Caroline & Ryan ended the night by exiting the barn surrounded by their friends, family & sparklers! It was a beautiful day, and we wish Caroline & Ryan a lifetime of happiness filled with trips to Ireland!

Thanks and congrats to Caroline & Ryan! Slainte!

Sara & Dan were married at the Fruitlands Museum on a perfect summer day in June, back before the heat and humidity took over New England. They arrived together, ready to go, so we got right into portraits! The grounds at the Fruitlands are gorgeous, with amazing views of the mountains. Sara & Dan chose it as their venue for that reason – they are athletes, and spend their time running marathons and hiking, so getting married in a place of such natural beauty felt like home to them. Sara’s short dress was so much fun and suited her perfectly, and the strappy back added beautiful detail. The bridesmaids chose their own navy blue dresses, with the guys in shades of gray suits. We all made our way around the property, from the classic red saltbox house to the field of wildflowers to the newly installed art sculpture. Everything from the art to the girls’ bouquets and centerpieces by Derby Farm Flowers were so bright and colorful, and it all added up to such a fun, summery feel! Once we finished photos, guests were making their way out to the field for the ceremony. Sara walked down the aisle with both of her parents, and she and Dan were married by a friend with the mountains as their background. Once they exchanged I Dos, they sealed it with a kiss, the breaking of the glass and a fist bump once they made it back down the aisle! At cocktail hour, guests were treated to charcuterie and yard games before making their way into the tent for toasts, dinner and dancing. The dance floor was kept full all night by Nick at Beat Train Productions, always one of our favorites to work with! Sara & Dan had a beautiful day, and are such a lovely couple – we are thrilled to have been a part of their wedding!

Thanks and congrats to Sara & Dan!

Simone & Peter were married on a perfect Friday evening in June in Amherst, MA. We started our day with them at the Hotel Northampton as they got ready, and we were able to do some photos in the gorgeous atrium of the hotel before heading out. Simone looked absolutely stunning in the bright, airy room, and it was a perfect place to start the day. When we arrived at the Red Barn, we got right into the First Look, and these two had so much fun with it, as you can see! They really compliment each other perfectly, and they were so easy to photograph together. They seem to have so much fun together, and were just being themselves and enjoying the day so much – they really never stopped laughing and smiling all day. After photos, everyone went inside to freshen up and guests began arriving for the ceremony. Simone’s grandfather, in his military uniform, took his place waiting for her to make her entrance so he could walk her down the aisle. Simone had told us in our original meeting that her grandparents were a very important part of the day, but she filled us in a little bit more when we got there that day. They have been married for 75 years, and there were little touches throughout Simone & Peter’s day dedicated to them, like their original cake topper adorning Simone & Peter’s cake. Seeing Simone’s grandfather walk her down the aisle was so special, and watching him hand her off to Peter – just the sweetest thing. Simone & Peter wrote their own vows, which were written in custom made books stamped with their newly shared last name. Of course they had each other, and everyone else laughing through tears, and then sealed it all with a kiss. Once they were husband & wife, everyone headed over to the lawn for yard games and cocktails, before heading in to the barn for dinner. The barn is the perfect rustic setting, with gorgeous dark wood, big windows and white lights strung everywhere. The room was perfectly complimented by fresh flowers in silver tins, table numbers done in needlepoint by Peter’s mom and homemade fudge as favors (which we can confirm was delicious). Simone & Peter entered the room, and danced their first dance as Mr. & Mrs. with smiles plastered on their faces, as their friends and family looked on. After toasts by Peter’s brother, Simone’s sister and both Moms, Simone took to the dance floor with her grandfather. Yet another of the sweetest moments we’ve seen, and I am almost sure there was not a single person in the room who didn’t have tears in their eyes. It was truly a beautiful day, with two such nice people so in love with each other – days like this one really make us love what we do.

Much thanks and congrats to Simone & Peter (and grandma & grandpa)


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