One of our absolute favorite locations on the North Shore to capture a wedding, the Great House in Ipswich’s sprawling Crane Estate is a filmmakers dream. The half-mile long Grand Allee leads to expansive views of the Atlantic with meticulous landscaping and historic sculptures. The Great House is actually a Stuart Style mansion dating back to 1910 with the spaces preserved for the public to enjoy.
It’s pretty easy to understand why Calyn and John wanted to be married here but it also holds special significance as Calyn’s family grew up in the area and her sister, Sarah, also got married there. Oh, and did we mention we shot Sarah’s wedding films as well? 😉
We started the day with a dreamy First Look as Calyn descended the stairs to John. Surrounded by the history of the space, they had a few very sweet moments before making their way down to the Italian Garden for the ceremony.
The Italian Garden is almost a backdrop from a movie, Calyn practically floated down the aisle with her father. The ceremony was full of thoughtful readings and moments as these lovebirds exchanged I do’s.
The glory of Castle Hill is the ability to have the flexibility with all of these wonderful spaces – panoramic views are maximized from every spot including the beautiful reception tent.
During the reception, guests celebrated the newlyweds giving sweet toasts, eating amazing food and enjoying time-honored dances. The entire evening was seamless and full of joy and love and we loved capturing it!
Thank you for including Heirloom Pictures in this lovely day – we hope you enjoy their wedding day highlights.
Thank you Lisa Rigby Photography for the beautiful cover photo!