The bridal suite at Willowdale Estate is just lovely, lots of room for a big bridal party, and that iconic bathtub! The best part though, is that the windows overlook the courtyard where the wedding ceremony usually takes place. On this day, we were all looking up at the clouds and wondering if we could make it before the rain started… maybe? Oh, we were trying to push it! Everyone wanted to be outside. It was simply gorgeous – a warm early October day, with the foliage at its peak… Alas, the decision was made to go under the tent, even though it was barely sprinkling a few minutes before ceremony time. BUT! It was a good decision it turns out because it started pouring right in the middle of the ceremony, I believe Sean’s dad (also officiant) made a remark about the rain sounded like clapping for the couple, it came at just the right moment.

Thankfully Roisin and Sean chose to do a first look and take all of the photos beforehand. We started on the wooden walkway beside the Ipswich River by the estate for the first look, which is rapidly becoming my favorite photo spot at Willowdale. And I don’t think Roisin could be more stunning! Her pale rose dress was like nothing I’ve ever seen before… and just wait until Part 2 with the reception details!

Ceremony and Reception: Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA

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Florist: Dogwood Floral

Cake: Frederick’s Pastry

Band: Soho from Nightshift

Video: Key Moment Films

Caterer: Willowdale

Officiant: Barry Cahill (father of groom)

Invitations: An Elegant Affair

Jeweler: DeScenza Diamonds

Dress: Monique Lhuillier from L’elite

Hair: Gina Joubert

Makeup: Kimberly Fosher

Shoes: Chloe (Saks Fifth Ave)

Veil: L’elite

Bridesmaid Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Tux: Saks Fifth Ave

Transportation: McGinn

Lighting: Revelation Productions

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