Michael and Samantha first met when they were young and living in New England. But it took a chance meeting in Chicago for the sparks to fly and love to blossom. Every since reconnecting as adults Michael and Sam have been by each other's side and have a built a life together in the Windy City, where they fell in love. But when it came time to plan their wedding, Mike and Sam knew that the perfect place to say "I Do" had to be in their home state surrounded by their family and friends.
They chose the historic and charming Milton Hoosic Club for both their ceremony and reception. Samantha, who loves antiques and things weather with character, simply loved the charm of the Club and worked hard with her family to create an inviting and cozy atmosphere for her guests. Antique photographs of family, flickering candles, a beautiful chuppa. The details were carefully chosen to be a perfect reflection of who Sam and Michael are and the things that they love.
It was an absolute joy to celebrate with the couple. Friends and family alike could not have been more happy for the couple and it was if love permeated every facet of the day. Michael and Samantha, it was an honor to be a part of such a special moment and a joy to celebrate alongside you and your loved ones!! I hope you enjoy your images, Mazel Tov!!Lauren captured all the fun as Sam got some last minute touchups from her Bridesmaid and aspiring makeup artist, Lina.Samantha chose a form fitting and absolutely STUNNING Nicole Miller Gown.
As a wedding day splurge, Samantha indulge in a beautiful pair of Christian Louboutin heels, I couldn't get enough!!How incredible are their rings?!!I adored Samantha's invitation suite with it's simple and elegant design.Before Samantha put on her final details she opened a wedding gift from Michael.The whole room gasp as Sam opened up a ring box from De Beers with the most intricate and delicate ring inside. Sam, you are STUNNING!!That bouquet -- GORG!!As Sam's wedding gift to her Groom she gifted Michael with Mont Blanc cufflinks to wear with this tuxedo.Michael looked just daper in his Ralph Lauren Black Label tuxedo. Time for the First Look!!A favorite from the day taken by my amazing second shooter Lauren!!The light at the Hoosic Club was incredible that afternoon, and this porch was the perfect backdrop!Gorg, gorg, gorg!!One of my favorite portraits from the day.I loved this angle from Lauren.Samantha surrounded by her amazing group of friends!I loved the subtle color shift between each Bridesmaid gowns and how each gown was slightly different!!
Adorableness!!What a good looking group!!Time to get married!!Sam's parents were so incredibly proud as they walked their daughter down the aisle.Michael and Sam had a beautiful and moving Jewish Ceremony surrounded by their family and closest friends as they said their vows.
Such a happy couple!!MARRIED!!!As favors for their guests, Samantha's Mom whipped up some delicious and decadent chocolate truffles.The ballroom of the Hoosic Club looked lovely, set and ready for guests and the evenings festivities!!
Following cocktail hour the couple were introduced and enjoyed their First Dance together.The First Dance led right into the Hora with every guest surrounding the couple and dancing to their hearts content!!Samantha's Dad was so incredibly proud of his daughter and they shared the most lovely and sweet Father Daughter dance, followed up by an adorable danced shared by Michael and his Mom!!Then Michael shared an equally sweet and moving dance with his Mom!Drooolll....Instead of a formal cake cutting, Michael and Sam chose to do a private cutting at their dessert table and yes it was delicious as it looks!!Then it was time for DANCING... lots and lots of dancing!!
Of course I couldn't resist styling the couple's wedding rings with the delicious chocolate truffles... who doesn't love some lovely bling and yummy chocolate?!!Venue : Milton Hoosic Club
Wedding Planner : Cangiano Events
Gown : Nicole Miller
Tuxedo : Ralph Lauren Black Label
Hair : Make Overs Salon
Floral Design : Whole Foods Dedham
Catering : Catering With Distinction
Entertainment : All Star Entertainment
Instrumentalists : Intermezzo Chamber Players