venue: Moraine Farm Beverly, MA
caterer: Timothy S. Hopkins Catering
florist: Lynn Curcio
band: Rare Form Boston, MA (my new favorite band!)
hair: La Belle Femme Marblehead, MA
photographers: Emilie & J
I knew Jess and Nat's wedding was going to be fantastic the moment I met Jess last year at a coffee shop in Portsmouth. We immediately gabbed like old friends, spent a year furiously sending emails back and forth as their plans came together, and even met again for lunch at one of my favorite places in Boston, Wagamama. So on our drive down to Beverly the morning of their wedding, I really felt like we were going to photograph a friend's wedding (which is often the case, I'm lucky to report!).
Settle in for a lengthy slideshow here.
I met Jess and the maids at an adorable salon in Marblehead, the town Jess grew up in. It was perfectly shabby chic with lots of pink and sweet, sparkly details.
Jess' maids were such fun throughout the day. Few wear make-up on a daily basis and all were fascinated with Jess' elaborate application (which even included a heated mascara brush curler. Brilliant).
They giggled like school girls when they pulled out their old yearbook.
I always love catching the reaction once the veil goes on, and it all comes together.
Meanwhile, J was with the guys as at their hotel, and then at Moraine Farm (what a great venue! Our first time there and I cannot wait to go back) waiting for things to get underway.
As they were assembling for some posed formals, a spontaneous (and clearly fake) kung-fu fight broke out.
Jess' mom's reaction to seeing her in a wedding dress for the first time. How precious.
In the limo (the biggest I have ever been in) en route!
Beautiful hydrangeas accented the ceremony chairs.
The amazing ceremony site in front of Moraine's tea house.
The reception tabletops.
First dance bliss.
Very funny toasts!
Jess and Nat opted for a dessert bar instead of a cake. What a perfect opportunity for a creative ring portrait!
The glow of the tent against the night sky.
Jess and Nat, I know you know how much you mean to me. Many thanks a million times over for sharing your love with us, and inviting us to capture that for you and your families always. Looking forward to catching up with you again soon! Hugs!