Brookline, MA is a cool city next to Boston. It's been the home of Laura and Esteban for more than a decade, but each independent of the other. Several years ago, Laura's best friend married Esteban's brother and they were both in the wedding party. While they've known each other for years, their friendship took a different turn a couple years ago. In nutshell, when these two decided to marry, that's when I came into the picture. They chose Alden Castle, a beautiful venue in their "backyard" of Brookline, whose history and aesthetics caught Laura's art director eye. Now who doesn't love a good story?! I am honored to have documented and told Lauren and Esteban's wedding day story!
I didn't meet Laura until the wedding day and it was like we had known each other for years. She has such an easy personality and trusted me wholly, as did Esteban, to capture their wedding day story as I saw it unfold. That trust and freedom is common with the couples who I get to know, which is a treat for me as a visual storyteller and that artist in me. Laura and Esteban's wedding day had a classic, timeless feel to it. I worked hard to harness that and all the emotions that were felt throughout the day, so that they can feel those again ten, twenty, or more years into their future. Laura and Esteban have an apparent loving relationship, deeply rooted in a solid friendship -- what more could you ask for?! Some fun, fast-paced, fiery Colombian dancing, that's what! Check!
Laura and Esteban, I hope you had a blast in Greece for your honeymoon! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day! Hope to rendezvous in Brookline with you two soon!
photographer: Whitney, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: St. Lawrence Church, Brookline • venue, catering: Longwood Events' Alden Castle, Brookline, MA • music: Mike Negron, NuImage Entertainment • hair: Emily Oliveira • make-up: Inde Salon • transportation: Russo's Limousine • invitations: designed by the bride • honeymoon: Greece
• by steve
Lee and Chris were wed at the compound that is The Barn at Hardy Farm. This location has it all: a rustic farmhouse, a revamped barn, a lodge through the woods, and a serene clearing among the trees for the ceremony. Add a platform for a big, beautiful tent, and you have an incredible spread for a celebration. Not to mention Fryeburg is close enough to the state line, about a quarter mile, that our New Hampshire couple surely felt right at home.
This late August wedding was one of those rare occasions where I knew the wedding was going to be incredibly fun right off the bat. Meeting Lee and her host of bridesmaids, in the fray of hair and makeup prep, I had an immediate sense of their closeness, as well as their genuine fun loving attitude toward the day. Anticipation and nerves, absolutely, but always with a smile or a laugh.
The same fun loving approach was clear in Chris and his groomsmen as well. Best men and brothers Nick and Matt were tight with Chris and with Lee as well, delivering heartfelt and hysterically funny toasts under the tent.
Our newlyweds were clearly having a ball at the reception, visiting with every one of their guests; grandparents and newborns, aunts and uncles, old friends and new friends. The final move of the night came as the party descended upon the barn and dance floor within. It was a quiet night in Fryeburg, unless you were down by the NH border at Lee and Chris' wedding, where sounds of celebration rang out into the night...
Thanks for having me along for the ride, it was truly a privilege!
photographers: Steve and Matthew, emilie inc. photography • venue: Hardy Farm, Fryeburg • caterer: White Mountain Cider Co. • music: Crown Entertainment • cake: Wicked Unique • hair/make-up: Philip Mark Salon • gown: San Patrick at Vows, Watertown • gals: Bill Levkof • guys: Vera Wang, Mens Wearhouse • honeymoon: Bali