I feel so honored to have been able to be a part of Joanne and Alex's journey. It all started with a phone call from Alex two years ago where he described proposing to Joanne on a beautiful hilltop in Amherst surrounded by tons of pumpkins and jack o' lanterns. There was also a hay bale to sit on, a bottle of bubbly to pop open, and an incredible sunset. Oh, and a heartfelt marriage proposal of course! He had it all planned out and it came together perfectly when Joanne said 'Yes'.
Since then, I've gotten to know Joanne and Alex. And these two are such sweet, considerate, and positive people to be around. Their wedding day was such a great reflection of who they are too.. precisely planned yet laid back with fun, go-with-the-flow moments. They handle issues easily and together, like the moment midway into their ceremony where they realized their hand fasting cord was left in the barn down the hill (don't worry, we retrieved it!). Even their sense of levity was on display.. check out their first dance photo below with one of the two giant cat heads stationed in the window of the barn visible in the background. After all, their cats had to be there with them in some way!
I love when a wedding day really celebrates who two people are together and Joanne and Alex's wedding did just that. It was beautiful!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at The Red Barn at Hampshire College in Amherst, Ma
Wedding Photography: Michelle Girard Photography and Design
Officiant: Mikki Viereck
Florist: Forget Me Not Florist
Cake Artist: Atkins Farms
DJ: Viren Entertainment
Caterer: Seth Mias
Hair and Makeup: Vici Hair Studio & Beauty Bar
Wedding Gown by Sincerity from In White in Springfield Ma
Men's Attire from Jeffrey's Suit Rack
Wedding Bands from Silverscape Designs in Northampton Ma
Lighting by CJC Event Lighting