We're wrapping up the week in style here at SMP Massachusetts with this pretty as can be wedding by Jenny Moloney Photography. These adorable high school sweethearts celebrated their big day with so many special and meaningful touches that it's hard to know where to begin. One thing I do know however, is that the florals by Karen Taddei of Lilacs are beyond amazing as is there super pretty custom made sweetheart tablecloth. I just love those pretty, little circles. Click here for even more!
From the mother of the bride... Annie and Ryan's story starts out like many others....they were high school sweethearts. In the summer of 2004, their respective churches collaborated to organize a work camp that would travel to Georgia to paint and repair run-down homes in impoverished neighborhoods. They worked together, shared this life changing experience and said their good-byes. But for Ryan, there was a lingering feeling that he wanted to know Annie better. Andrew, a mutual friend and matchmaker, and later an usher at their wedding, helped to make that happen. The rest is a love story, pure and simple. Their wedding was a reflection of what they most hold dear: family and tradition...
They were married at Christ the King Church with Father Woods, Ryan's dean and mentor at Boston College, officiating the ceremony. Each of their siblings were in the wedding party. Ryan's brother, Michael, and sister, Danielle, are both performers and provided the vocals for the ceremony. Four generations were present, including Ryan's 100-year-old great-grandmother, Anna.
Annie collected family wedding photos and frames to display “The Generations of Love” on the piano at the reception. Their vision was one of classic elegance and romance. With the backdrop of Willowbend's lush green golf course, a vintage red barn and neutral decor in the ballroom, Annie and Ryan chose elements with unique textures in soft colors. The whimsical "Circles" tablecloth, custom made by Table Toppers, was the inspiration. Combined with the large, silky blooms of Phalaenopsis orchids and the gold accents seen in the wine goblets, vases and menu cards, the tables were a nod to Annie's love of art and all things creative. To top it off, we experienced record-breaking warm weather in October, allowing us to enjoy the views from the venue patios. A honeymoon to Disney World was the happy ending to this fairy-tale romance. A special thanks to Jenny Moloney for capturing this special day and putting us all at ease. You are warm, genuine and a true artist.
Photography: Jenny Moloney Photography / Venue + Catering: Willowbend Country Club / Cake: Lisa Raffael of Delicious Desserts / Florist: Karen Taddei of Lilacs / Dress: San Patrick / Bride's Shoes: VANELi "Madora" / Bracelet: La Reine Bridal / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Linens: Table Toppers / Crystal: Rentals Unlimited / Stationery: Lynne Johnson of Inviting Company / Bride's Hair: Shelli Rose McNamara from i.d. Salon / Bridesmaids Hair + Makeup: Michelle Caruso and Macayla Dickie from Avante Salon / DJ: Michael Edwards of Allstar Entertainment