Connors Center Wedding, Dover MA: Mariana and James

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

We were most excited to celebrate with the people closest to us. We both have international family who we don’t get to see very often, and it was very special to have them there for our wedding celebration 

What moments did you love the most after your wedding?

One of the moments we loved most was our first dance. We had changed the song only days before and did not have time to practice our dance. The morning of the wedding we spend a couple minutes coming up with “our moves”, and when the time came and we were in the moment it was all perfect to us, and we pulled it off. 

Another moment that was so special to us was our first look. The nerves and excitement we felt mimicked that of our first date three years ago. We were both overcome with emotion, seeing each other. Afterwards it was nice to take comfort in the fact that we were doing this and in this together which settled our nerves for the ceremony. 

What was the best decision you made for your wedding?

One of the best decisions we made was working with Paula as our wedding planner. She helped us create exactly what we envisioned and made it truly special to us. Not only did she keep us on track and organized, but we found the right team like our photographer 🙂 

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

Although it was very hard to choose favorites and we love so many of the pictures, the pictures of us under the veil captured the moment perfectly and show our happiness, closeness and love for each other. It’s funny because at the time Angie told us that it may seem strange, but to “trust her”, and now they are some of our favorites.  

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

The piece of advice we would give to future couples is not only to slow down to appreciate what’s happening and take it all in, but also to enjoy the special things you booked for your event. Don’t forget to enjoy things like your dessert table and photo booth! 

Scroll to the end of the incredible list of vendors.


Vendors:

Planner – Paula of Marrero Events

Photography – Angelina Rose Photography

Venue – The Connors Center

Catering – Capers Catering

Florals – Winston Flowers

Cake – I Dream Of Jeannie Cakes

Video – Summer Wind Films

DJ – C Zone Entertainment

Makeup – Demiche Beauty

Tents – Sperry Tents

Coffee – Expresso Dave

 

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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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