Fun Garden House Wedding :: Look Park in Northampton MA :: Emily and Matt :: Sneak Peek

It was a beautiful Sunday in the park with flowers blooming everywhere, geese waddling by, paddle boats dotting the lake, people enjoying the train that wraps around the field, playgrounds full, and two incredible people committing to each other for life with personal, heartfelt vows.

Emily and Matt had such a fun, memorable wedding day at Look Park this past weekend! They planned out a relaxed and vibrant celebration that seemed to match who they are. We started with an early morning first look where these two got to see each other, hug, laugh, and kiss. After wandering the park a bit with their wedding party, they got read for their ceremony at the Sanctuary, right across from the park's lake. Their ceremony had so many touching moments. There was a wreath that they made from items in the park and then together placed above them at the altar. The vows they wrote for each other. And their huge smiles after they said 'I do' and their guests blew bubbles for them as they came back down the aisle together, hand in hand. 

They embraced everything the park has to offer and invited their friends and family to do the same by incorporating wristbands for activities and a scavenger hunt into their wedding day. It was the perfect way to celebrate Emily and Matt who have such huge hearts and are so loving while also being up for some fun and an adventure! 

Wedding Ceremony at the Sanctuary in Look Park in Northampton Ma
Reception at the Garden House at Look Park in Northampton Ma
Wedding Photography by Michelle Girard Photography with help from Stephen Wang
Floral Arrangements by The Botaniste in Easthampton Ma
Cake by Atkins Farms
Catered by Seth Mias
Hair and Makeup by Salon Herdis
Wedding gown by Liancarlo from Vows
Grooms and Groomsmen Attire from Menguin
Wedding Ring from Anna Sheffield
DJed by Bob Raina
Wedding Favors from McCreas Candies

Hartford, CT May Wedding :: Cathedral of Saint Joseph Ceremony :: Marquee Events Gershon Fox Ballroom Reception :: Meghan and Steve

Meghan and Steve harnessed the classic beauty of Hartford in their location choices for their wedding day, an incredible cathedral, the grader of city hall, and the art deco decor of the Marquee. On top of these gorgeous locations and the weather being as close to perfect as New England offers, Meghan and Steve had such a great group of people around them all day. You could feel the excitement that their friends and family had for them.. almost as much as you could see how much these two love each other. It was a day of big smiles, cheers, hugs, belly laughs, music (did I mention the live music at cocktail hour??), dancing, and margaritas (it was Cinco de Mayo after all!). It was a perfect way to celebrate the marriage of two beautiful people. Congratulations again Meghan and Steve!

Wedding Ceremony at Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT
Wedding Portraits at Hartford City Hall
Wedding Reception at Marquee Events Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford, CT
Wedding Gown by Casablanca from In White in Feeding Hills, MA
Bridesmaid's attire by Bill Levkoff from Bridal Corner
Hair: Sicilians Salon
Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Groom and Groomsmen's attire by Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse
DJ and Photobooth: Rob Alberti's Event Services
Cocktail Hour Band: Echoes of Sanatra
Floral Arrangements by Flowers Flowers!
Cake Artist: Modern Pastry
Videographer: Surge Unlimited
Wedding Rings from Blue Nile

Charming New England Winter Wedding :: The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Ma :: Sneak Peek :: Emily and Chris

Saturday was such a beautiful Winter day, especially at the Lord Jeffery Inn where Emily and Chris had their wedding. The fire places and lanterns around were lit and a light snow was falling as these two braved the chill for their first look outside. The moment they saw each other, they both just lit up. They smiled, laughed, hugged (a few times!), and really took in the moment together. Emily spun to show off her dress and Chris showed off the custom lining and inscription in his coat jacket. And that was just the start! Their whole wedding party shared in their excitement. As we wandered around the inn for photos the energy was just so positive, even as snow got into heels and noses turned red in the cold. (We definitely utilized those fireplaces between photos!) The whole day had such a spirited, loving feel. There were big laughs and happy tears throughout their ceremony and straight into the reception where three incredibly touching toasts were made. Glasses clinked for the  newly weds. Group photos on the dance floor were accompanied by cheers. And, as soon as dinner was done, the dance floor was full.. Everyone was ready to celebrate!

Winter Wedding at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, MA
Photography by Michelle Girard
Officiated by Rev Hannah Grace
Floral Arrangements by Nuttelman's Florists
Music DJed by Mike Tierney at Audio Media Solutions
Hair and Makeup by Vici Hair Studio & Beauty Bar
Wedding Gown from In White

Fall New England Inn Wedding in Amherst, Ma :: Intimate Lord Jeffery Inn Ceremony and Reception :: Sneak Peek :: Jamielou and Evier

Jamielou and Evier had an incredible whirlwind week! In order to share their wedding with both of their families, the people that mean so much to them, they decided to have two celebrations so that travel wouldn't keep anyone from being there with them. It began with getting married on the beach in California, followed by a trip across the country for a second wedding in a quintessential New England setting on Saturday at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Ma. They lucked out with the most beautiful, though chilly, day in November and we utilized that sunshine as we did portraits after their 'first look'. After the sun set, they had an intimate, emotional ceremony in the library where they said their vows, taking the time to say them in English and Spanish, through happy tears. Everyone there was laughing and smiling with them.  Once they said 'I do', the party started and you would have sworn that this group of twenty was a crowd of a hundred as they laughed and cheered throughout the night. It was an unforgettable energy that could only leave you smiling and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of it with them! 

Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Ma
Photography by Michelle Girard Photography and Design, LLC
Officiant: Martha Convers
Floral Arrangements by Badgers Flowers & Co.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Wedding Gown from David's Bridal