I recently had the pleasure of capturing Sara & Matt’s wedding photography on a beautiful June afternoon at Lake Pearl in Wrentham Ma, one of New England’s most versatile estate wedding venues, and one of my favorite venues to collaborate with.
The day started out at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Frankin, MA where we met up with Matt and his groom’s men for some detail shots. All of the men were having a great time laughing and joking with Matt while he was getting ready.
Soon after we headed over to Lake Pearl to meet up with Sara and her bridal party. All Lake Pearl brides enjoy their very own private bridal suites. Bridal attendants provide hors d’oeuvre, cheese & crackers, champagne and bar service. The suite also offered a fun environment for incredible photos of Sara and her ladies helping her get ready.
This warm and friendly couple said their “I do’s” in front of friends and family in Lake Pearls beautiful out door gazebo, set alongside a pristine 128-acre natural lake. Sara looked incredible in her wedding gown as everyone stood to watch her walk down the isle.
Following the ring exchange the couple had a wedding sand ceremony. Sara and Matt each had different colored sand and they took turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect. The wedding sand ceremony is a symbolic combination of the couple's lives into one mutually loving union.
The couple, who are among the most adventurous I have met, played a video that documented some of the endeavors they have done together during the reception which was fun to watch. From hiking, mountain climbing, to kayaking, these too are now officially locked into this beautiful journey of marriage together.
The cocktail hour took place in the Tree Top Lounge and the wedding reception took place in the romantic Tree Top Room, one of Lake Pearl's most popular rooms for intimate weddings. Colleen Calzaretta, Director of Service, was such a breath of fresh air to work with as usual. She always makes sure that every detail is beautiful.
After the new Mr. and Mrs. were announced for the first time as husband and wife they went right into their first dance together to Led Zeppelin’s Thank you which was a perfect song for them. Baltazar Entertainment DJ, Lighting and Photo Booth were in charge of the music and kept the party going. http://www.baltazarentertainment.com/
During the reception the best man, Neil gave a funny yet heartfelt speech about Matt and how Sara completes and compliments him all at the same time. This was followed by a speech from the maid of honor, Jessica (Sara’s sister, which made everyone laugh out loud while also bringing tears to everyone’s eyes. It was evident how close Sara and her siblings were throughout the day.
During the wedding reception, we snuck outside to capture more dreamlike photographs! Lake Pearl's boathouse chapel, gardens, pumpkin carriage, arches and gazebos allowed for so many amazing photo opportunities as always.
Congratulations Sara and Matt
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