Timeless Elegance at the Boston Public Library

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Julia and Gregg married on a lovely summer day at the unparalleled Boston Public Libary.

Heirloom Pictures recently had the pleasure of capturing Julia and Gregg at one of our most favorite locales in Boston; we love the Boston Public Library for many reasons, the least of which is its grand architecture and dramatic scenery. The day began as Julia and her closest girlfriends and family gathered at her parents’ place nearby. The ladies helped Julia with her final preparations for the day and put the finishing touches on before the couple’s First Look.

The couple chose the Grand Staircase as the location for their First Look where they shared in a few quiet moments before their ceremony. The magnificent Courtyard at the BPL is always a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, vows and rings were exchanged in a custom ceremony with a friend of the couple officiating. The celebration moved to cocktail hour followed by the reception in historic Bates Hall.

Filled with the glow of the antique green lamps, the couple chose a classic palette of whites, creams, and greens running down the center of each guest table. Julia and Gregg had been excited to have all of the loved ones in one room celebrating together alongside them – it is clear they were soaking up every moment. They listened to heartfelt toasts, enjoyed exquisite food and danced the night away enjoying every second of this memorable day. Julia and Gregg are looking forward to sharing these highlights with everyone and especially excited to share with Gregg’s grandmother and uncle who were unable to attend. Please enjoy!

Thank you Joshua Behan Photography for their cover photo! – joshuabehan.com

Venue: The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library
Photography – Joshua Behan
Flowers – Lindsay Norris Floral Design
Lighting – Designlights
Cake & Dessert – Oakleaf Cakes
Band – SoHo of Night Shift Entertainment
Ceremony Music – Allison Drenkow from New England Conservatory
Hair – Deb of Studio 9
Makeup – Kacie Corbelle Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist

Sweet Summer Wedding at the Historic Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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Chelsey and Liang married on a lovely summer day at the historic Great House on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA.

The Crane Estate is one of the most absolutely stunning locations to hold an event. From it’s seaside location to the half-mile-long Grand Allée to the rich history of the estate and the beautiful architecture of the restored Great House, Chelsey and Liang knew the moment they visited it was the spot for them. They wanted a romantic and light affair with all the formality of a black-tie evening. Chelsey and Liang decided to have a First Look in the Italian Garden on the estate – one of our most favorite moments to capture for its poignant sweetness.

The rolling lawns of the Grand Allée make for an unbelievable backdrop for a ceremony. With gorgeous weather and panoramic views, Chelsey and Liang said their ‘I do’s’ surrounded by their nearest and dearest.

The reception held under the tent where the newlyweds and guests enjoyed dinner & toasts before packing the dance floor celebrating the night away! Heirloom Pictures is so thrilled to show Chelsey and Liang the highlights from their day. We know they are also excited to share with their family in China who was unable to make this special day. Please enjoy!

Thanks to Thomson Photography for this gorgeous cover photo.
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Venue: The Great House at Crane Estate
Catering – Fireside Catering
Photography – Thompson Photography Group
Flowers – Karla Cassidy Design
Make up – Jenny Luu
Bus – Burlington Transportation
DJ – All Star

An Enchanting May Wedding at the Boston Public Library

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An Enchanting May Wedding at the Boston Public Library

Kaori and John were married on an early spring day nestled in the heart of historic downtown Boston. The couple wanted to incorporate a garden-like feel within the walls of the preeminent Boston Public Library – to create the most memorable moments as they blend their traditions & loved ones for a once in a lifetime day.

Their first look took place on the grand marble stairs outside of Bates Hall; capturing this very precious moment is always one of our most favorite parts of the day to be able to witness! We made our way to the iconic Courtyard where the ceremony was to take place after grabbing a few formal photos with the entire wedding party. Not to be outshined, Olive, the couple’s beloved collie (with her own social media following!), was ready to celebrate alongside and join in the festivities.

The ceremony was personal and heartfelt, full of raw emotion. One of their favorite parts was when John placed a daffodil in Kaori’s bouquet as a way to honor John’s mother. The afternoon progressed into Bates Hall for the reception where an almost magical atmosphere was created by the all-star team of vendors assembled by the couple. Surrounded by gorgeous spring blossoms, delicate touches of pink and timeless style, this wedding was truly picture perfect. Toasts and dinner progressed into dessert and dancing as Kaori and John enjoyed every second of this night. Heirloom Pictures was thrilled to capture this spectacular occasion and we are so happy to share their highlights with you!

Thank you so much to the entire team of vendors that worked to create this day.
Special thank you to Emily Tebbets for this cover photo.

Photographer – Emily Tebbetts
Event/ Floral Design – Marc Hall Design
Lighting – Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting
Catering – A Catered Affair
Band – Hudson from Nite Shift Entertainment
Photo Booth – Danger Booth
Makeup – Katrina Hess
Hair – Ivey Johnston

 

We loved capturing this enchanting May Wedding at the Boston Public Library.  Interested in more BPL weddings with Heirloom Pictures? Check out the gorgeous wedding of Jennifer and Max!

Classic Cape Cod Wedding at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

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Classic Cape Cod Wedding at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

Liana and Mike were married on a summer day in August at the Wequasset Resort in Cape Cod. Liana’s fond memories of her time there made selecting Cape Cod an easy first choice. The Wequasset Resort is quintessential Cape Cod nestled in the elbow of the Cape with sweeping water views. Of most importance, Liana and Mike were thrilled to celebrate with their friends and family – some of whom haven’t had the chance to experience the beauty of the Cape.

The details of the day involve many elegant nautical elements that lend themselves perfectly to this setting. From the lush bouquets to the beautiful ceremony arbor and the gorgeous summer hydrangeas and the gentle hints of blue, each aspect felt timeless and easy. The day was full of heartfelt speeches and endearing moments of celebration – ending with a packed dance floor! We are thrilled to share Liana and Mike’s highlights – please enjoy.

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 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

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