What would you most like to do on the morning of your wedding day? Take a hike? Well, that’s what Carrie did! As I was walking around Willowdale Estate, getting some photos of the building and grounds, I see Carrie emerging from the wooded area… “Just wanted to get some fresh air and take a walk!” She said. As she is someone who works outdoors, and with kids, I was not too surprised to hear this. Thankfully the rest of the wedding party was prepared to hike a bit into Willowdale Forest for some photos, too!

Ceremony & Reception: Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA

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A very quick and sweet first look on the boardwalk!

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This was definitely a “the hills are alive” type moment. Ha! You can see the joy in Carrie’s face, being outside on her wedding day (it was a real toss-up, as it was early October and storms were predicted).

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One of my favorites – they were both just so happy all day, and couldn’t take their eyes off each other!

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This was a first for me! I’ve photographed lots of weddings at Willowdale Estate, but never a ceremony that was held on the front lawn in front of the estate (facing the wooded area and river). Even the planners said that this was not a usual occurrence, but Carrie really wanted that natural backdrop while they were saying their vows.

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Florist: Aster B

Cake: Frederick’s Pastries

DJ: Chuck Uglietta

Officiant: Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault

Jeweler: Madelynn Cassin Designs

Planner: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Courtney Ryan Hickey at Willowdale Estate

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