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Weddings

 

 

Zukas Hilltop Barn Rustic Wedding in Spencer MA Sarah + Nate

Ryan Williams

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Sarah and Nate started their journey into becoming newlyweds when Nate popped the question at Enrico's in Sturbridge and enjoyed pizza :) They had been growing together for four years prior to their engagement. It’s one of my greatest joys to be let into the intimate areas of my couples history together.

They started early when planning your wedding and gave themselves plenty of time to account for unexpected hiccups. Wedding planning can be quite the undertaking if you don’t plan ahead and let people take on some responsibilities you may feel are overwhelming. Sarah was fortunate to have a great deal of support from both friends and family.

Sarah and Nate…. and their photographer ; ) were animate about making sure everyone was on point for family formal photos. It’s a wedding detail that can end up being a nightmare if you aren’t providing clear communication to everyone involved.

I asked Sarah to share some of her thoughts on the dress and she simply said “My dress has POCKETS!” She got it at David's Bridal, but it's an Oleg Cassini. She never thought she’d have a designer dress... It was the first dress she tried on and every other dress after that couldn't compare. Sarah chose it by listening to her intuition -- she knew it was the one when she first tried it on, and decided that settling wasn't an option. My dress was way out of her price range, so her whole bridal party pooled funds to help get the dress of her dreams. It was a fantastic moment that she will never forget!

They spent the night before the wedding at different locations, and only saw each other for first look photos before the ceremony. Sarah shared with me how special it was to see each other for the first look photos, which they were so glad they did because it would have been “a total crying mess” during the entire ceremony if she hadn’t seen him first. It’s safe to say she recommends it for any future brides out there

Any tips on what to bring? Food, water, extra Corona!!

Many congratulations to this remarkable couple. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to document the memories that pave the way for a bright future together. These two have a recipe for greatness.

VENDORS:
Second Shooter: Greg Moss
DJ: Shawn Santanello

Elizabeth and Erik's Wedding at Walker Island Campground

Ryan Williams

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Elizabeth and Erik were married on August 26th, with a ceremony at Black Birch Vineyard and a reception at Walker Island Campground

These two met at work, and they have been together four years! Erik proposed to Elizabeth after a nice dinner and wine while they were watching a Christmas movie, and ever since that perfect holiday gift, they have been so excited to see it all come together and to be married as man and wife.

Both Elizabeth and Erik were a little nervous, but they had opted for a first look before the ceremony and found that it helped to relieve a lot of the emotion and stress of the day. By the time they got to their ceremony, they were able to better enjoy each other and their love, and it showed!

From there, it was off to a clambake-style dinner before the guests danced the night away at the Walker Island Campground. These two made a real effort to make sure their family and friends were having fun, and it was wonderful to see them partying with the people they are closest to.

Erik & Elizabeth, thank you for letting us be part of your amazing day. Congratulations to both of you!

 

Vendors

Wedding Planner: Events by Jackie M
Second Shooter: Ian Pouliot
Hair: Michelle Tomlinson and Christina Chapin
Makeup: Samar Elias
Flowers: Daisy Stone Studio
DJ: Viren Entertainment Shawn Santanello

Ashley and Jeff's Zukas Hilltop Barn Wedding

Ryan Williams

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Ashley and Jeff were married on September 18th, with a ceremony and reception at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA.

Jeff and Ashley met while they were playing co-ed softball, and Jeff proposed while they were camping at Waterville Valley over the 4th of July weekend. Jeff had the ring inside his tent the entire time and finally asked her on the last day of their camping trip after they’d gone up to a lookout spot in the mountains. 

On the day of the wedding, we were all a little nervous about the weather. The forecast said that it was supposed to rain all day, but luckily, it held out for us. We even got a little sunlight peeking through the clouds!

Jeff and Ashley opted not to do a first look and actually parted ways after the rehearsal dinner on Thursday. They hadn’t seen each other since then—until she walked down the aisle on Sunday. They had been in suspense and anticipation for the days leading up to the wedding, and it just made the looks on their faces when they finally saw each other again that much more memorable!

Ashley & Jeff, thank you for letting me be part of your amazing day. You two and your friends and family have such a special energy, and I loved being able to share that with you!

 

Vendors

Hair: Stef Eastham

Makeup: Tiffany Kowarsky and Stef Eastham

DJ/Band: Rob Alberti Productions

Dress Boutique: Vows Bridal

Caterer/Florist: Cameron and Fairbanks

Sara and Jim's Wedding at the Red Barn at Hampshire College

Ryan Williams

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James (better known as Jim) and Sara were married on October 2nd, with a ceremony and reception at the Red Barn at Hampshire College.

Sara and Jim met at Stearns Square Bike Night eight years ago, and once they started dating—that was it! Jim proposed over playing cards in a cabin in Vermont, and then I was so honored to be asked to be a part of their wedding. 

On the day of the wedding, James and Sara were a little nervous about doing a first look. They weren’t sure that they wanted to do it, but it ended up being their favorite part of the day! They were far more relaxed, and they were able to spend time with friends and family that they didn’t see very often. 

From there, it was clear that the two of them were just focused on family and on each other. It was amazing to see the two of them truly get to relax and enjoy every moment as it came. 

Sara & James, thank you so much for the honor of being part of your day! Your wedding was full of love, family, and warmth, and I loved being able to capture it for you! 

Vendors:

Hair: Salon Accent

Makeup: Divine Elegance Beauty Boutique and Spa (Alyssa Amati)

Cake: Atkins Farms and Pete's Sweets (groom’s cake)

DJ: Chris-Mouse Gaumond

Dress Boutique: Bridal Corner

Groomswear: Jackson and Connor

Caterer: Seth Mias Catering

Florist: Mark Henry Florist