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

Whimsical Garden Wedding in Southern Massachusetts

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Whimsical Garden Wedding in Southern Massachusetts

Sam and Enrique’s late summer wedding at their family’s home in southern Massachusetts was a splendid example of New England charm and easy elegance. A picture perfect setting at Samantha’s family home in South Dartmouth; full of abundant and expansive gardens and long grasses on a sprawling property. We began the day as the finishing touches and final preparations were underway. Inside the house, the bride was excitedly getting ready for the First Look and Ketubah signing. With a lovely lace detailed dress and a bouquet brimming with flowers, Samantha greeted her sharply dressed groom as they shared a private moment of joy. After the First Look, the couple took some time to stroll the property and take the significance of the day in.

Thoughtful details greeted guests – family photos attached to a tree in the yard – making for a unique ‘family tree’, handmade wooden signs, a lavish aisle ready for dried flower petal confetti and, of course, the family Buick on display courtesy of Sam’s grandfather. The chuppah, a lovely pergola swathed with lightweight fabric and lush greenery, made for a grand backdrop for Sam and Enrique to take lifelong vows. The rabbi sang beautifully as the bride and groom completed their traditional Jewish oaths. One of the bride’s favorite moments was being wrapped in the talit while she and Enrique looked at each other.

Under the tent, the romance and garden whimsy continued with soft accent lighting and centerpieces full of natural, unfussy florals – each table adorned by dahlias grown by Sam’s father. The dancefloor was consumed with a rousing horah and guest rejoicing alongside the newlyweds; the absolute joy on their faces says it all. In the end, the evening was full of tender moments, big smiles and lots of homegrown fun. Heirloom Pictures is thrilled to present to you Samantha and Enrique’s highlights – mazel tov!

Thank you to Lisa of Lisa Rigby Photography for the lovely cover photo!

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