A Chic City Wedding at the State Room in Downtown Boston

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A Chic City Wedding at the State Room in Downtown Boston

Elysa and Keith exchanged vows on June 11, 2016 at the State Room in historic downtown Boston. Surrounded by history & culture, Elysa & Keith wanted to celebrate their marriage in the heart of the city where they met and live. What better location than the quintessential State Room offering sweeping panoramic views of the city they love. Elysa’s spent quality time getting ready with her nearest and dearest in preparation for one of her favorite moments of the day, the first look. She recalls savoring the moments leading up to and during the first look where they enjoyed the first glimpses of each other and a quick private moment. Reminiscing on the day, Keith confessed his most favorite part of the day was Elysa walking down the aisle towards him.

Their love for hosting was evident with a sweet and elegant ceremony blending cultures and families. Intimate candlelight complemented by walls washed in warm light made for a stunningly beautiful reception. Friends and family gathered to toast, celebrate, feast, and of course, dance the night away. They are especially excited to share the highlights with Keith’s Grandmother who was unable to attend the festivities. Truly a good time was had by all. Please enjoy the highlights as much as we did capturing this lovely June day!

Photography – Sweet Monday Photography – sweetmondayphotography.com

A Joyful and Elegant Wedding at The Boston Public Library – Boston, MA

A Joyful and Elegant Wedding at The Boston Public Library – Boston, MA
Simply put, Jennifer and Max’s sweet & romantic Boston Public Library wedding on May 21, 2016, was kismet. Few backdrops can match the magnitude of forever, but the intellectual beauty of this historic location felt simultaneously timeless & warm with an unfussy grandeur. Among the many highlights of the day, Jennifer & Max adored the quiet moments of the first look & vows; their faces say it all. They are especially appreciative of their siblings who officiated the ceremony set in the open air courtyard on a light and breezy May day. When they uttered the words, “We did it!” after the ceremony, you can’t help but smile and know they are a perfect match.
It was easy to feel the love surrounded by friends and family who said time and time again that they were just meant to be. Equally as memorable was the pure joy they had getting down during their first dance setting the tone for a packed dance floor and glorious send off. Enjoy!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Sweet Monday Photography
Venue – The Boston Public Library
Catering – A Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library
Event Planner – Tracy Kelly of Tangorra Wedding Planning
Flowers – Winston Flowers
Special thank you to Erica Clemons of the Catered Affair!

A Romantic and Rustic Wedding at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA

A Romantic and Rustic Wedding at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA
Brittany and Ben were married on October 17, 2015 at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA. The Willowdale Estate had the perfect rustic charm and old world feel that Brittany and Ben were looking for. Not only that but the surrounding foliage created the perfect canvas for this quintessential Fall wedding. For Brittany and Ben their favorite moment was at the reception, surrounded by family and friends dancing and celebrating. Feeling the genuine love of everyone there and being at the center of the happiness, joy and excitement was the highlight. Brittany and Ben are very excited to share this highlights with their grandparents in Arizona and Missouri who couldn’t make the wedding. Enjoy!

A Luxurious Las Vegas Wedding in Boothbay, Maine

A Luxurious Las Vegas Wedding in Boothbay, Maine
Rochelle and Michael were married on August 29, 2015 at the Wilson Memorial Chapel in Ocean Point, ME. This charming chapel was a long way from the Las Vegas courtship that brought this couple to their wedding day. Rochelle had spent her childhood visiting her grandmother in Boothbay. Celebrating their reception at the Costal Maine Botanical Garden, where her grandmother is a founding member, was a natural choice. Guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail hour on the grounds surrounded by summer flowers and then entered the gold and glitter under the reception tent. The day was filled with lovely emotion from the bride and groom with many tears and smiles. Rochelle and Mike were so happy that so many of their family and friends could make it to celebrate with them that day. Enjoy!
Photographer – Cindy Giovagnoli – Cuppa Photography
Ceremony – Wilson Memorial Chapel
Wedding Planner – Cairn Events

Elegant Rhode Island Wedding at Linden Place in Bristol

Elegant Rhode Island Wedding at Linden Place in Bristol
Jenny and Ian were married on June 20, 2015 at the historic and elegant Linden Place in Bristol, RI. Jenny and Ian picked this location with its picturesque downtown and waterfront charm mostly for their guests so that they would have a lovely destination to vacation at while visiting for the wedding. For Jenny and Ian the most memorable moment of the day was when Jenny came down the aisle and walked to Ian. The formal garden with its abundant flower bushes was a perfect romantic setting for the ceremony and the candle lit carriage house turned reception hall was cozy and intimate for their reception. While guests danced and celebrated inside, the rain made a bold entrance but mother nature is a true lady and knew when it was time to leave. The clouds parted just in time for the sparkler exit. Congratulations Jenny and Ian on your beautiful day, the Beshert thing worked. 😉
Photographer – Ashley Odell – Ashley Odell Photography
Ceremony and Location – Linden Place Bristol RI – Linden Place
Catering : Russell Morin – Russell Morin Catering & Events

Welcome to Heirloom Pictures | Boutique Wedding Films for Boston & Beyond


Welcome to the new Heirloom Pictures blog!

Filmmaker Marcella Hoekstra has been creating wedding films since 2005. Heirloom Pictures is a small, in-house boutique wedding film studio that crafts unique and personalized wedding films for its clients.

What makes the experience “boutique”? Firstly, Marcella shoots first camera at every Heirloom wedding and edits all highlights films herself. Also, the Heirloom Pictures team communicates with its clients every step of the way from “Hello” to “Here are your films!”.

By keeping our experienced production team small and consistent, it allows for intimacy with each project that ensures quality and attention to detail at every stage.

Heirloom Pictures is delighted to offer couples the choice of multiple packages as well as additional a la carte items. Our goal is to provide the coverage you require, and the edits you love while personalizing our approach to shooting based on who you are as a couple. It is our privilege to work with you to preserve one of the most important and beautiful days of your life.

Please contact us to discuss your needs. We are excited to tell you everything that Heirloom Pictures has to offer. We will happily provide detailed package and pricing information prior to consultation.

For more information on HOW we create our films, please watch this short, three-minute video to hear owner, Marcella Hoekstra, discuss her shooting style and how she works with her team and other vendors on your wedding day.

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you!