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Jun
19
Pam + John: A Colorful Country Chic Fall Massachusetts Historic Village Wedding By Tricia McCormack Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Tricia McCormack PhotographyVenue: Hancock Shaker VillageDress Designer: Maggie SotteroFloral Designer: Gillooly & Co. DesignJewelry: Adeler JewelersCaterer: Savory Harvest CateringDJ: Rob Alberti’s Event Services

Pam and John were married at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass. on October 5. “We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall day,” Pam said. “The foliage was at its peak with oranges, reds and yellows made all the more brilliant against a slightly overcast sky.” The bride wore a sweetheart chiffon wedding gown with a ruched bodice, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a bow tie and Vans tennis shoes. Bridesmaids wore long blue dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias.”We had our cocktail hour before the ceremony,” she said. “John and I were both there to greet guests and to signify it was truly going to be just one big party. The cocktail hour turned into a ‘cocktail half-hour’ as rain began to threaten.” An altar was fashioned from birch branches as well as programs with leaf motifs for the outdoor ceremony. “As I walked down the aisle to the beginning of ‘Jungleland’ by Bruce Springsteen, the rain started to fall, but no one really noticed,” Pam said.  “We wanted a casual feel to it all – while still in dresses and suits. We kept calling the wedding country chic! It was important that our personalities also showed – that it felt like only a wedding we could’ve thrown.” All 134 guests were escorted to their seats via cards displayed on vintage shutters. Inside the reception tent, tables were decorated with wooden box centerpieces, fun fact numbers, and votive candles. “Our guests danced and ate and drank for hours,” she said. “The shortened cocktail hour created a longer party! And a party it was, as I had directed to play no song longer than 2 minutes. That kept the energy and excitement up!” In lieu of a traditional cake, nostalgic desserts such as Hershey’s chocolate kisses and Hostess’ cupcakes were served. Plus, apples doubled as favors! See the full board here.

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Feb
03
Anna + Pat: A Surprise Purple Massachusetts Island Wedding By Dreamlove Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Dreamlove PhotographyEvent Planner: Patrick O’Connor; Floral Designer: Poppy FloralDress Designer: Allure Vintage; Hair Stylist: Lindsay GriffinMakeup Artist: Kerri Herlihy; Groom’s and Groomsmen Suits: J.CrewGroom’s Shoes: Cole HaanGroom’s Tie: Tie ObsessedVenue/Caterer: Thompson Island; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; Rentals: New England Country Rentals;Desserts: Maya Bounar; Cake Topper: Lovebirds; Music: Redline

Anna and Pat became wife and husband on Thompson Island along the Boston Harbor in Massachusetts this fall. However, everyone thought they were attending a family reunion. Little did they know it was a surprise! Some members of the wedding party knew about the wedding a couple weeks before, some (like the best man) found out the day before,” Anna said. “We planned it for about two years and really wanted to make it as stress-free for everyone as possible. We just wanted everyone to have fun.” Guests didn’t find out until the boat docked. and Pat’s seven-year-old nephew announced that they were indeed getting married that day. “When he did, everyone started cheering,” she said. “The pictures from that moment are some of our favorites.” She walked down the aisle wearing a layered ruffle wedding gown, accessorized with a wildflower bouquet, towards her groom wearing a tan suit, accessorized with a purple checkered button-up and yellow tie. The ceremony included readings from The Little Prince, A Farewell to Arms, and others, and lots of whimsical, personal touches like high fives. The reception followed underneath the pavilion where classic New England fare was served — lobster, corn on the cob, etc. They even brewed their own cider, which doubled as favors! See the full board here.

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Oct
03
Julie + Pete: A Preppy Patriotic Massachusetts Private Estate Wedding By Shannon Cronin Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Shannon Cronin Photography

Julie and Pete first met on Fourth of July weekend, so of course their wedding had patriotic spirit! But with a nautical twist. “The ocean and boating are a huge part of our lives and something we share a love for,” Julie said. “It was only fitting that since we met on the water, we get married there as well.” The bride and bridesmaids got ready wearing monogrammed button-down shirts, which were also gifts. Julie looked lovely in her lace Allure wedding gown with a keyhole back while her bridesmaids looked neutral in their J.Crew dresses. Pops of bright colors were added into the bouquets and Julie’s pink peep-toe bow tie pumps. As the newlyweds exited the church, guests waved American flags, and the bridal party piled into a boat for a ride before the reception. Anchors were seen throughout decor — on napkins, place cards, and koozies. Since both Julie and Pete are Boston College alumnus, the marching band surprised guests with a performance at the end of the night. See the full board here.

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