I recently had the pleasure of capturing Sam and Jen’s wedding photography on a beautiful May afternoon at Lake Pearl in Wrentham Ma, 40 minutes outside of Boston, MA one of New England’s most beautiful estate wedding locations.
We started the day off at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Franklin Ma where the couple was getting ready for the big day.
Once we left the Hawthorne Suites it was straight to Lake Pearl!
This amazing couple’s wedding ceremony was officiated right on the edge of the water over looking Lake Pearl. The DJ, Chris Chapel (http://www.uniquesounds.com) played an instrumental version of “ A Thousand Years” while the wedding party walked down the isle. It almost brought me to tears.
Jen looked amazing in her wedding gown as everyone stood to watch her walk down the isle. The way these two looked at each other was beautiful, one could see the love.
During the wedding ceremony Jen’s grandfather George read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 before Jen and Sam shared their own very heart felt written vows.
Their “ I dos” were sealed with a kiss.
After the ceremony, I captured breathtaking photographs along the water. What a fantastic wedding venue! There were so many locations on the premises that provided a variety of gorgeous backdrops for portraits. Sam and Jen decided on a smaller bridal party, making their wedding day a lot more personal and a little more special. The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their lovely gowns.
I wanted everyone to have their own pose so I told them to do what felt right and here is what happened.
The cocktail hour took place in the Tree Top Lounge and the wedding reception took place in the Tree Top Room. Colleen Calzaretta, Director of Service was such a breath of fresh air to work with. She made sure that every detail was beautiful. Jen and Sam took dance lessons in preparation for their big day. Their hard work paid off, as they both looked incredible dancing their first dance together as husband and wife!
Jen and Sam took their time before entering into this union as they dated for 10 years before getting engaged and married and it was so touching to see these two amazing families become one!
Sam’s mother Candi was diagnosed with lung cancer prior to the wedding. At the time of the wedding, she was in hospice. This extraordinary woman got out of bed and said, “nothing will stop me from attending my son’s wedding.” SHE MADE IT! Although, I only spent a short time with her I could tell she was an amazing woman. One could see the happiness she brought to everyone during the occasion. It was heartwarming to see Sam dance with her.
Candi passed about a week after the wedding. Please rest in peace Candi you will forever be remembered. It was an honor to meet you.
During the wedding reception, we snuck outside to capture more magical moments!