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Fruitlands Wedding, Harvard MA: Emily and Simon

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What were you most excited about before the wedding?

Emily – I was excited for all of it, but I was mostly excited for the pictures. It was really important to me to get fantastic photos from the wedding.

Simon – After a long time waiting and everyone telling me how beautiful she looked, I really wanted to see Emily in the dress. The reveal moment ended up being exactly as wonderful as I had hoped.

What moments did you love the most after your wedding?

Getting the photos through for the first time and getting to relive the wedding in the slideshow that Angie had prepared was a really beautiful moment. There were tears all round and we were so happy with how it turned out.

What was the best decision you made for your wedding?

Simon – Doing the formal photos before the ceremony. This meant that after the ceremony we could spend time with everyone instead of having to spend time doing lots of photos.

Emily – Packing up our meal so we could eat it later at the hotel. We were running around so much during the wedding and it was really nice that night to sit down with our food and relive the day a little in a quiet space. It might sound trivial, but it helped us to reflect and breathe and enjoy the moment together.

Which images did you love the most, any one specific ones and why?

Simon – I loved the sunset photos the most as I’ve always loved the sunset and Angie captured it really beautifully with us in the foreground. I also loved the pictures from the Ceilidh where the movement and dynamism of the dance really came through in the photos, bringing back strong memories even a couple of months after the wedding.

Emily – I liked the ceremony photos and the sunset photos, but I also loved the photos from the speeches where Angie managed to get a lot of the reactions to the speeches and not just photos of the speaker. The wide shot of my veil flowing in the wind might still be my favorite photo though.

If you shared a little advice for couples going through this process what would be the biggest take away?

Once you get to the day, there is little, if anything, you can change. You might be stressed in that moment and hoping everything goes to plan, but you’re out of ways to influence it so try to take a deep breath and enjoy it as much as possible. You only get to do it once (if you’re lucky) and it’s worth getting completely lost in enjoying the moment.

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Newport Vineyards Wedding, Middletown RI: Jessica and Kyle

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

We were most excited to see how everything would come together. During all the planning, there’s so many moving pieces, and it’s hard to imagine everything as one.

What moments did you love the most after your wedding?

Relaxing! The wedding stress is real (even if you think it won’t get to you – it will!). We also really enjoyed talking with family and friends and hearing their stories from the wedding day. It was really fun to listen to everyone’s different experiences.

What was the best decision you made for your wedding? 

We decided very early on that we wanted a “wear whatever you’re comfortable in” dress code. That by far was the best decision we made. It was so awesome to see friends and family in everything from shorts and t-shirts to floor-length gowns and suits, and we heard from so many appreciative guests about how they were so happy to be able to wear what they wanted.

When thinking about how to share this day with your friends and family what were the most import factors? 

We definitely wanted a wedding on the smaller side. It was really important for us to be present with our guests, so that the day would be more intimate for both them and us. Keeping the guest count on the low end is what allowed us to make sure we were able to spend a little bit of time with everyone. We also knew that we wanted our wedding to have an indoor/outdoor feel, and Newport Vineyards ended up being the perfect setting.

Which images did you love the most, any one specific ones and why? 

We both really enjoyed all the candids. We loved going through the photos and seeing the genuine reactions and emotions of our guests throughout the wedding, because a lot of that we weren’t able to see for ourselves in real time. Hands down though, the best picture is the one where Kyle’s dad (George) ended up with Jess’ veil in his face as the recessional began. There is a sequence of a few photos where you can see the build up to what’s about to happen, and then George has his hands in the air, the veil across his face, and all of our attendants are dying laughing. Neither one of us had any idea that even happened, so it was hilarious to go through the pictures and see that.

If you shared a little advice for couples going through this process what would be the biggest take away?

Don’t procrastinate! There are a lot of little yet time consuming things that will sneak up on you during the last couple weeks, so whatever you can do in advance – do it! And make sure that you carve away some time (even if it’s just ten minutes) for the two of you to spend alone with each other during the wedding day. You will be busy, and overwhelmed, and it is easy to forget to take in the moment. This day only happens once, so make sure you get some time to truly enjoy it.

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La Brassa Wedding, Somerville MA: Connie and Ben

I’m sure you’ve seen these two quite a bit on my instagram feed. I thought it was about time you experienced Connie and Ben’s full wedding. The couple started the day off at Connie’s parents home in Concord MA. Connie and her parents had designed and built the house just in time for the wedding, it was really the first time it was open for friends and family. The couple had an outdoor ceremony followed by some family formals and portraits in the yard. Afterwards everyone headed over to La Brassa in Somerville MA for the reception. It was my first time at La Brassa and the staff and food was exceptional. The couple enjoyed a delicious cocktail chatting with friends and family. Everyone mixed and mingled and then when the dance floor opened, it never stopped. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.