Last weekend, I headed up to lovely Salem, MA for Kristin and Kevin’s wedding. When we first met up – well over a year before their wedding – Kristin told me about the vision she had for the day: romantic and vintage, with music by their favorite revivalist band. I was so excited when I discovered the team of vendors she had put together: Kaitlyn Barry with Gracie Lou Events coordinated and was so great to work with; Dogwood Floral Design put together the incredible flowers (I loved all the soft colors and the choice of ranunculus and peonies); Carte Blanche and The Guilded Harps provided the amazing soundtrack to the event; and Sarah and Brad at Fancy That created the English afternoon tea feel with their gorgeous mis-matched vintage china and glassware. Perfection!
I started my day with Kristin and the girls at the Hawthorne Hotel for some getting ready and detail photos.
The bridesmaids’ dresses were so cute – love the boat collar, and the pockets!
Kristin’s dress was so unique, and fit perfectly with her romantic Victorian theme. The dress was custom made for her by a local seamstress and I love all the lace, the buttons on the front, and the fact that there were sleeves – so elegant.
We held the first look at Ropes garden. It was such a pretty spot for it:
We met up with the bridal party and families for some portraits back on Salem Common:
The ceremony and reception were held at 43 Church, a restaurant with a gorgeous upstairs event space, with red brick and fireplaces, and some of the nicest staff you’ll ever meet!
here are some of my favorite ceremony moments:
Kristin’s mom looked so proud of her daughter:
During cocktail hour, we popped out for a few more couples portraits by the town hall. I grabbed this quick photo of Kristin’s mom and brother just before we left:
The dining room setup at 43 Church was beyond gorgeous. I know that Kristin put a lot of time and thought into making sure everything was picture-perfect, so you’ll have to excuse the fact that this post is a little detail-heavy.
Carte Blanche provided a three-piece band during dinner – they were phenomenal!
Throughout dinner there were toasts, and the cake-cutting (the cake was by Jacques Pastries and looked divine) …
There were some really sweet moments during the first dance and parent dances; one of my favorite shots of the day came from my assistant, Erica, who took the photo above right of Kristin watching the mother-son dance. Love this!
And a final detail shot to end with – what cute guest favors! Thank you Kristin and Kevin for trusting me to document your day; I can’t wait to share your full set of images with you!