Sophisticated Summer Wedding at the Four Season’s Boston

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Sophisticated Summer Wedding at the Four Season’s Boston

Mia and Corbin were married on the 16th of July at St. Augustine’s Parish followed by a lovely reception at the Four Season’s Boston.

The July day began with Mia and Corbin getting ready in each of their parent’s homes with their nearest and dearest before heading off to the wedding ceremony. The couple said their ‘I Do’s” at the same church Mia’s parents were married in years before. They were looking forward to so many special moments but one they both remember fondly was the first moments Mia walks down the aisle. Corbin’s wide smile says it all! After the ceremony, the couple headed off to Boston to the Four Season’s to join their guests for celebrating. Donning Decker t-shirts, this fun loving couple created a reception that was both effortless and laid back. A balance of timeless elegance with full summer blossoms and a sophisticated palette. Dinner and desserts made way for dancing and more dancing where the guests enjoyed the night with full hearts and happy memories.

We are so happy to share Mia and Corbin’s highlights; thank you for having Heirloom Pictures capture your day.

Cover Photo Courtesy of Person and Killian Photography

A Sophisticated Summer Wedding in Downtown Boston’s State Room


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A Sophisticated Summer Wedding in Downtown Boston’s State Room

Heirloom Pictures recently had the pleasure of capturing Lynne and Josh’s wedding day at Boston’s State Room. The Great Room at the State Room offers unparalleled views showcasing the city Lynne and Josh have come to love. They wanted a celebration that honored traditions and blending of customs in a fresh contemporary way. Beginning the day at the bridal suite at the Langham Hotel, the ladies were energized preparing for the day ahead. Surrounded by love, champagne, and pups, it makes sense that Lynne remembers this as one of her favorite parts of the day. The bride was just lovely in a gorgeous dress with lace and silk paired with a bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids accented with ivy.

The couple created an interfaith ceremony representing the couple’s faiths. They stood under a chuppah detailed with fresh flowers that framed the couple against the floor to ceiling windows overlooking Boston. One of the marvelous things about the Great Room is watching the space “flip” from ceremony to reception. During cocktail hour, the guests peak over as it develops while enjoying good company, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The details of the reception having all the makings of a chic black-tie affair. Lush, full floral centerpieces alternated high and low and popped off sleek, floor- length black linens. The bride used her grandparents cake topper from June 1945 and we love the detail that their wedding invitations were replicas of the bride’s parents and grandparent’s invitations. Lynne and Josh commissioned a painting of their first dance to be painted during the reception – creating a special keepsake. As the sun set, dancing and dessert made for some great moments to capture and a fun way to end the evening. Spectacular views were no match for the love this couple and their ‘world-class bond’ have; Heirloom Pictures was honored to be a part of their wedding day and we hope you enjoy Lynne and Josh’s highlights.

Cover Photo courtesy of Clement and West Photography

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 –

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

Picturesque Seaside Wedding at the gorgeous Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA

Picturesque Seaside Wedding at the gorgeous Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA

Sarah and Mark were married on September 26th, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Church located in the picturesque seaside town of Newburyport, MA. The couple wanted a location that reflected the classic New England feel and the raw beauty of Cape Ann, where Sarah grew up. For the reception, the couple chose the elegant and historic Great House at the Crane Estate overlooking Ipswich Bay, where Sarah’s family has kept their boat for years. Her family has explored all the marshes, dunes and beaches that make up the Crane Estate, an activity that Mark quickly became a part of when the two met. The Great House had been a dream venue of Sarah’s for a long time and when Mark got the chance to tour it, he quickly agreed!

Though there were so many incredible moments to recall during the ceremony, Mark’s favorite moment was seeing Sarah for the first time from down the aisle. There were little school kids behind her that saw her step off the trolley and couldn’t help themselves but to sneak a peek of her as she entered the church and went down the aisle. Sarah’s favorite moment was arriving at the end of the aisle with her dad (who gave Mark a huge hug) and then getting to finally join arms with Mark and step up to the altar. Sarah and Mark are especially excited to show these highlights to Mark’s grandmother who could not attend the wedding, enjoy!
Photographer – Lindsay Ocker

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!