Boston & New England Wedding Photographer Deborah Zoe

Boston & North Shore Wedding Photographer creating timeless imagery for classic New England weddings with a fine art approach.

"Let's Give Them A Wedding" at Willowdale Estate

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At the beginning of January a friend and fellow photographer, Shannon, posted about her clients needing to cancel their wedding. They had just found out that Erick, the groom, was very sick and they couldn't afford both a wedding and his aggressive treatments. Upon hearing the news, Shannon desperately wanted to do something to help. So she enlisted the help of Facebook and reached out to vendor friends seeing if they could possibly donate their time, services or art to help make Erick and Jennifer's dream wedding, not a cancelation, but a reality.  

What happened next was simply unbelievable. What Shannon coined as "Let's Give Them A Wedding" went viral and wedding industry peers from New England, across the country and even across the globe began pouring in offering to donate their services. They, like Shannon, were deeply moved by Erick and Jennifer's story and wanted to do whatever they could to help. It was simply amazing to watch what started out as a simple "plea" on Facebook, in a matter of days turn into something so much bigger.  

Before Shannon had a date nailed down I offered to assist and second shoot if she needed anyone. Knowing that she had hundreds of other photographers offering the same thing, I waited for Shannon to make her choice for the team that would be best suited to her style and for Erick and Jennifer's needs. I was absolutely floored and honored when Shannon contacted me to see if I was available. I was overwhelmed to be a part of something so special and I immediately jumped on board. Along with the talented Steph Stevens we rounded out the photography team. There was also an amazing team of videographers, Jeff Brouillet Films, capturing the day as well. Check out the incredible day of video here.  

If you'd like to read more about Erick and Jennifer's story you can click here. And if you'd like to see Shannon's take of the day, make sure to head on over to her blog to see her beautiful images. For the most part, I'd like the images to do the talking so I'll leave you with Jennifer and Erick's lovely day at the incredible and graciousWillowdale Estate. If you'd like to see the list of amazing vendors from the day, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post.  

winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at the Willowdale Estate
winter wedding dress at willlowdale estate
winter wedding dress at willlowdale estate
winter wedding dress at willlowdale estate
winter wedding dress at willlowdale estate
Florals from Whim Events at Willowdale Estate
Florals from Whim Events at Willowdale Estate
winter wedding at willlowdale estate
winter wedding at willlowdale estate
winter wedding at willlowdale estate
winter wedding at willlowdale estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
First Look at Willowdale Estate
Ceremony details at Willowdale Estate
Ceremony details at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Ceremony details at Willowdale Estate
Ceremony details at Willowdale Estate
Ceremony details at Willowdale Estate
Ceremony details at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Bride before ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter Ceremony at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Winter wedding details at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate
Indoor reception at Willowdale Estate

Jennifer and Erick, I was honored to have been a small part of such an amazing and moving experience. I hope that you were blessed beyond measure and had a day more magical than anything you could have imagined. Your love is infectious and it is a joy to witness and I'm so glad that your day wasn't canceled. Instead it was a beautiful reality!!Organizer and Lead Photographer : Shannon Grant

Venue: Willowdale Estate

Event Design & Coordination: Whim Events

Videography: Jeff Brouillet Films

Second Shooters: Steph Stevens & Deborah Zoe

DJ: Scott Rosenthal of Cape Tunes

Photobooth: The Danger Booth

Rentals: Petersons Party Center

Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists: Jeni Teran, Karrie Welch, Hilary Warner, Janeen Jones

Officiant: Kathie Nutter

Paper Suite: Strawberry Small Works Studio Cake: Frederick's Pastries

Bridal Dress: Velace Bridal

Bridal Headpiece: Jannie BaltzerGroom & Men's suits: Sposabella

Custom Cake Topper : Danielle De Luna

Addt'l Donations: Pink Polka Dot Events & Couture Wedding Design

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by Deborah Parker