Quintessential New England Wedding
Six months ago I called up my friend and fellow photographer, Kendra of Summer Street Photography, with what a that time, seemed like a crazy idea! I just had taken part in the Making Things Happen webinar with Lara Casey and was inspired.
I wanted to put together a styled shoot. But I didn't want to just do any old styled shoot, I wanted to do something that was uniquely New England. Could we pull together vendors, a location, a Bride and Groom and tailor it all under the umbrella of New England? I mean what made New England weddings so New England in the first place.
Kendra and I spent a month or so brainstorming and then go to work pulling together an amazing team of vendors who all grabbed hold of our vision for the shoot. Tradition, family, charm, history, classic lines, simple elegance, preppy details, were just some of the descriptions we thought about when planning. Before we knew it we had a styled shoot brought together with a common vision and goal: to capture what make New England weddings so special.
When our April shoot rolled around I simply couldn't believe that something which had started out as a small idea had flourished into a beautiful team project. Kendra and I were completely blown away by the talented people we had the opportunity to work with, all who were just as excited about this idea as we were.
It's been slight torture not being able to share these images with you but we had to sit tight until yesterday. (I blogged a behind the scenes post back in April...) That was when Style Me Pretty published the shoot including the wonderful behind the scenes video from Brighter Lights Media. What an amazing thing to see our dream come full circle. Sure was an exciting day around here, should have popped some bubbly;)!
So please enjoy our take on the Quintessential New England Wedding, one that is full of tradition, charm and love. (And check out the list of the amazing team down below!) I first visited The Misslewood Estate for my OWN portrait session and completely fell in love. There was no question when it came time to finding a location that Misselwood was the perfect fit!L'elite lent us the most incredible Kenneth Pool dress for our Bride. It was breathtaking.We were so excited to work with the team at Whim Events and they helped to pull all the details together, including this adorable bouquet!Check out this stunner of a bride!! Past couple Nick and Stephanie graciously spent their day modeling for us...gah WORK IT STEPH!!The talented team of Updos by Ann and Makeovers by Ligia made sure that Stephanie looked absolutely radiant!Yes, those are their rings with the cutest inscription ever!Julie of the The Stylish One was on hand to make sure that our Bride and Groom looked perfect!Misselwood just has the most stunning areas for photographs!A favorite from the day!!The incredible team at Hartford Prints! created the most beautiful stationary suite...EVER. Scripty pink font? RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!Our daper Groom "getting ready".Yes, there was even a cocktail station...a la James Bond style.Outside, with the help of Peterson Party Center, the Whim team pulled together the most elegant and whimsical of tablescapes. After we spent the morning photographing the vendor team we spent the afternoon getting some beautiful portraits of our couple!So sweet!Okokok, I might have stolen a bit of inspiration from our OWN portrait session, but how could I not??! That seaside breeze and a long veil cannot be beat!!Even though it was still early April, a bit chilly and lacking in any flowers the grounds at Misselwood were incredibly stunning!I have too many favorites....These pictures are so meaningful. That's the team acting as guests and it's incredibly symbolic of the amazing teamwork that went into pulling this day off. Yes, those are REAL smiles of happy people!! Even my hubby got in on the action... can you spot him?!
Here is the complete list of amazing vendors from our Quintessential New England Styled Shoot:
Photography: Summer Street Photography | Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography | Venue: The Misslewood Estate | Videography: Brighter Lights Media | Planning and Florals: Whim Events | Invitation Suite/Paper Goods: Hartford Prints! | Hair Styling: Updos by Ann | Makeup: Makeovers by Ligia | Wardrobe Styling: The Stylish One | Car Rental: Christopher Limousine | Church: First Parish Church | Dress, Sashes, Veil: L'elite | Gown Designer: Kenneth Pool | Accessories: Neiman Marcus, Natick and Ann Taylor | Rentals: Peterson Party Center Umbrellas | Bella Umbrella