Briar Barn Inn Wedding, Rowley MA: Natalie and Bob

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

Natalie: I was most excited to see Bob at the ceremony, celebrating with family/friends and to see all the endless work we’ve put into planning our wedding finally come to fruition.

Bob: Excited to recite my vows properly (I didn’t, but close enough), to let loose after the formalities and just party.

What moments did you love the most after your wedding?

Natalie: I really enjoyed our portrait session after the ceremony. It was nice to have one on one time with Bob after all the excitement. Also being at our reception and seeing all the people we love together in one room was really special.

Bob: The whole thing went pretty much as planned which we we very pleased with. The food exceeded expectation, which was one pleasant surprise. Otherwise just people’s positive reactions and willingness to party was great.

What was the best decision you made for your wedding?

Natalie: Picking amazing wedding vendors that we really wanted to work with was a big plus. Also having a day-of coordinator was a lifesaver!

Bob: Besides the open bar…just choosing great vendors and not holding back on anything that is truly desired in the wedding.

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

Natalie: I love the portraits of Bob and I after the ceremony and the candid moments of everyone during the reception having fun.

Bob: Tough one – I am biased and probably like the portraits of my bride the most. The family photos are nice and the candid reception photos are great too.

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

Natalie: Don’t wait too long to book vendors you really want to work with and let go of the stress/expectations as much as you can, especially on your wedding day. When people say it goes by so fast, it really does! Just try to relax, enjoy and absorb all the love and celebration of the day!

Bob: Just sent it. Cut corners and save money where you can by all means, but if it makes your life easier to spend a little money it’s probably money well spent.

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Newport Vineyards Wedding, Middletown, RI: Erin and Erik

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

Being able to throw such an amazing party for all of our closest friends and family. We love planning and hosting so this was that to the extreme! We are both big people pleasers, so we just wanted all of our guests to have a blast!

What moments did you love the most after your wedding? 

Our ceremony was just so perfect, with our best friend serving as our officiant. We also loved our first dance with our other best friend singing for us. All in all, we love how personal everything felt. The dance floor was definitely Erin’s favorite- she did not leave once! 

What was the best decision you made for your wedding?  

To go with a photographer like Angie – someone who was able to capture all these amazing moments in such a natural way. She exceeded our already lofty expectations and was able to capture so many moments and emotions that would’ve been lost to time if not for her photos.

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

We loved the shot of the two of us kissing underneath the veil – such a cool shot that showed just how close we felt that day. We also loved the shot of us walking back to our cocktail hour while the sun was setting – truly a moment we’ll never forget…I mean we did stop traffic crossing the street haha.

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

On the day of, take as many moments as you can to soak it all in with your new spouse. The day passes you by so quickly, and you’ll want to relish in the happiness! And remember to just have fun- I was nervous throughout the planning process and being able to just enjoy yourselves with your closest friends and family is the best advice we can give you!

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! 

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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