“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

And what a beautiful day it was, on a warm summer evening in July. Kristin and Ross are just those type of people though – spreading love and joy all around them, finding beauty in the little things.

Kristin and Ross chose to have their wedding at Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. It combined their love for beautiful architecture (the building itself it gorgeous! And Ross is in the architectural field), and nature. Take a look at all of their nature and woodsy wedding details in the photos!

Ceremony & Reception: The Habitat, Belmont, MA

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This gate at the end of the pathway was just amazing for photos (and just another beautiful detail of the gorgeous estate at the Habitat).

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Such fun details for this woodsy outdoor wedding!

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I love this, with the open doors onto the forest beyond.

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They move the wedding inside the estate at the Habitat for the cake cutting and dancing.

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But we still snuck outside for a few more photos before sunset because there are so many great spots there!

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Florist: Lakes Region Floral Studio, Laconia, NH

Cake: Gluten free cupcakes from Something Sweet Without Wheat, Arlington, MA

Band/DJ: DJ Raffi, Watertown, MA

Caterer & Cake: Cuisine Chez Vous, Somerville, MA

Officiant: Sue A. Anderso

Dress: Pure Bliss, Newburyport, MA

Hair/Makeup: ­­­­­­­­­­­Studio 73, Franklin, NH

Suit/Tux: Black Lapel

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“If I believe in one thing… just one thing… I believe in her.” – Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor

The way Seph looks at Tara, and sweetly kisses her hand and holds it to his heart, you will see how that quote is so incredibly perfect for their love. Not only because of how they both feel, but because they are huge Doctor Who fans! Actually, that quote (in it’s entirety) was displayed in a little frame as part of their Doctor Who-inspired wedding details. Love love LOVE it.

There were so many personal touches, not only with Doctor Who, either. Tara’s aunts made the cake and flowers, and their friend officiated the ceremony. Just goes to show how many people came together in celebrating the wedding of these two! Congratulations, it was so fun to shoot!

Ceremony and Reception: Hellenic Center, Ipswich, MA

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All of these kids are so freakin’ adorable, and you can see how excited this little flower girl was.

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Trying out their DIY Doctor Who photobooth – their friend made the TARDIS backdrop (seriously amazing), and they had all sorts of appropriate Doctor Who themed props!

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And of course Tara looked stunning!

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Just little moments like this… Tara was getting a little choked up during her vows, and Seph reached out to reassure her. Sometimes I notice these things even after I’ve shot it and am going through the editing process, and I sigh and say “awww!”

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Their officiant and friend, Baratunde might’ve thrown in a little “Go Pats” and “Go Sox” into their ring vows.

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It was a gorgeous summer evening for the cocktail hour on the lawn outside of the Hellenic Center.

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Did I mention these kids were cute, or what?

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Classical Guitarist: Matthew Lister

DJ: White Label DJs

Caterer: Vinwood Caterers

Officiant: Baratunde Thurston

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Dress: Lili Bridals

Hair: Highlights of Chelmsford

Suit/Tux: Indochino

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Just looking through Kathryn and Robb’s photos from last October makes me feel so happy for them – remembering how they would calmly and serenely look into each other’s eyes, like the rest of the world didn’t exist for those moments. And the giddy looks of joy that came over their faces as they said “I do.”

These are things I’m so lucky to be a part of – thank you Kathryn & Robb, and happy (early) first anniversary!

Ceremony & Reception: Lyman Estate, Waltham, MA

In Kathryn’s words, about the wedding:
We wanted it to be very relaxed, but elegant! Full of family, friends, food, and fun! We are not DIY people, and did not want to spend a ton of time on planning (we got married 7 months after we got engaged), so we made sure to pick a location that was beautiful just as it was (the Lyman Estate was perfect for this!). We also wanted to really enjoy our time with all of our family and friends, so we knew we did not want a sit down dinner – the buffet stations and cocktail tables were great for this (our caterer was amazing). Lots of other details of course… but mostly it was just fun!

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I’m so glad we did this [the formal photos] first! It felt important to have those few minutes alone with Robb before being together with everyone else. And of course, more time to actually be at the party!

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Having my sister as the officiant was amazing! We knew the general structure of what she was going to say, but not the actual words. She captured us perfectly, it was so personal and lovely. Robb and I don’t love being the center of attention, but somehow we didn’t mind that during the ceremony.

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It was actually great, and felt really special to be out on the dance floor by ourselves for the first time as husband and wife. And the party was a blast! As everyone said it would, it went by too fast, but I’m pretty sure we at least said ‘hello’ to everyone, actually got to eat hors d’oeuvres and dinner, and, most importantly, got to dance (a lot) with all the guests!

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What were your first reactions to the photos?
I loved getting the preview photos on Facebook so soon after the wedding. We were on our honeymoon, and it felt like re-living the day again, which we of course wanted to do! Then all the beautiful photos – the ceremony particularly was so great to see – we look so happy! I feel like the photos captured the fun of the day exactly as I remember it.

What is one suggestion you have for other couples who are planning their weddings?
Enjoy the planning process, and don’t stress out about the details. What you and everyone else will remember from your wedding is the fun, the excitement, and the love.

Florist: Derby Farms

Cake: Concord Teacakes

Band/DJ: DJ Deja (Denise LaCarubba)

Caterer: Swartz Catering

Jeweler: Long’s

Dress: Casablanca from Cristina’s Bridal of Andover

Hair/Makeup: ­­­­­­­­­Blushing Brides

Suit/Tux: Jason Anthony’s Formal Wear

Favors: Burdick’s

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“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

And what a fun ride Rachel and Dewey’s wedding was! I had such a great time, a day that just reminds me of how much I love doing what I do. Iconic Boston locations, a lovely bride & groom (who don’t take themselves too seriously), gorgeous wedding party, and just a beautiful day. I love capturing those “in-between moments,” and you’ll see a lot of them in this post.

So, this is a bit of a throwback, to 2014 and Rachel and Dewey’s classic Boston wedding. We started at the Langham Hotel for getting ready, the first look and all of the formal photos… then on the trolley to the church! And finally, a super fun reception at the Boston College Club – great views up there.

Getting Ready/First Look/Formal Photos: Langham Hotel, Boston, MA

Ceremony: Gate of Heaven Church, Boston, MA

Reception: Boston College Club

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That’s Rachel’s silhouette in the door, getting ready to come down the aisle.

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This was a first for me – Rachel and Dewey hired an artist to paint a picture of their first dance – she started the background before the reception began, and finished it by the end of the night! So neat.

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Florist: Cedar Grove Gardens

Cake: Konditor Meister

DJ: Press Play Entertainment

Jeweler: Clifford Jewelers

Dress: Allure from Dress Express

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair: Hairstyles by Ana

Makeup: Allison Barbera Beauty

Transportation: The Original Party Trolley

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