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Rustic Summer Wedding at The Barn at Gibbet Hill

There is just something about barn weddings that I don’t think I’ll ever tire of. The combination of rustic and romantic, the relaxed elegance of it all – and the photos always come out beautifully! Case in point, this summer celebration captured by Deborah Zoe, where the Bride and Groom beamed and the whole day was a pure dream. See every second right this way!

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Summer
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Barn
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Rustic

From Deborah Zoe Photography… RJ and Meredith are high school sweethearts who met in Spanish class over eight years ago. As Meredith describes it, RJ was the class clown who she wanted nothing to do with. But as soon as they started talking flirting, it was all over. They’ve been inseparable ever since!

When it came time to pick a venue for their wedding day, they knew the perfect spot, Gibbet Hill. Located in the town where they grew up and fell in love, it also had the approachable and rustic feel they were looking for. Meredith picked a delicate palette of creams to accent the day, including her amazingly beautiful ombre laced dress.

From the Bride… We searched near and far for the perfect elegant yet rustic venue. After months of looking without any luck, we realized nothing compared to Gibbet Hill in Groton, Massachusetts. Gibbet Hill is a restored barn that is located in our home town, where our love story began 10 years ago. While the venue is breathtaking, we especially loved that this venue was so close to home and our hearts.

The most special part of the day was being surrounded by our family and friends that have supported and loved us unconditionally. Having been together since high school, this wedding was a long time coming. The energy and excitement of our guests was palpable and we are so grateful for their love.

My goal was to incorporate details from my family members’ wedding days into my own wedding. I wore a family veil that my aunt first wore on her wedding day in 1978 and all my cousins have worn since. I also wore the pearls that my father gave to my mother on their wedding day. My most favorite decoration was a display I created with a picture of our grandparents and our parents on each of their wedding days.

My advice to brides planning their wedding day is “don’t sweat the small stuff.” At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is you are marrying your best friend and beginning your life together.” Enjoy every minute and take the time to soak it all in, it will be the best day of your life!

Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography | Floral Design: Les Fleurs | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Konditor Meister | Stationery: Elli | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan Rhea | Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty | Hair Stylist: Gina Joubert Wedding Hair | Band: Men In Black | Officiant: Stoddard H. Melhado (JP) | Wedding Venue: The Barn At Gibbet Hill | Bridal Boutique: Modern Bride And Formal Shop | Groomsmen Attire: Perry Ellis | Musician: Lizary Rodriguez | Veil: Family Heirloom

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Dreamy Nautical Engagement Session in Rockport

Summer is here and the sunshine covered coast is calling, which is why we’re heading seaside thanks to the lens of Sarah Jayne Photography. Set in a charming town, this duo literally tied a knot in anticipation of their upcoming nuptials. Capturing a sweetly nautical yet perfectly preppy e-sesh, it’s New England at it’s finest and you can see every darling detail in the gallery!

From Sarah Jayne Photography… Katie and Tucker met on the sailing team at Roger Williams University, and have a shared love for the ocean. When it came to selecting a location for their engagement session, Rockport was a natural pick, with its charming seaside town, rocky coastline and sailboats dotting the harbor. These two are so natural together, and I just love the way Tucker is looking at Katie in all of these photos. What a beautiful couple, inside and out!

Photography: Sarah Jayne Photography | Makeup: Tada Makeup | Venue: Rockport MA

Cape Cod Wedding at Wequassett Resort

I’m just going to come out and say it, the Cape is magic. Want proof? One look at the snaps from Lynette Boyle of this romantic affair awash with whimsical details (like pineapple accented decor) and you’ll see just what I mean. It’s the type of wedding that’ll have you pinning for days, and you can watch it all unfold right over here!

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Spring
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Resort
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Elegant

From Lynette Boyle PhotographyWhen Holly contacted me last year about photographing her and Brian’s wedding on the Cape, it was a no brainer to say yes. Having known the family personally for years and photographing Holly’s sister’s wedding, I knew I would be in for a good party. Holly and Brian met through mutual friends a few years ago, though ironically enough, Holly’s sister had knew the groom in college. She jokes that the first time Holly came to visit her for a long weekend in Boston (over 10 years ago), Brian was most likely in the same club! Though it didn’t happen that night, sparks eventually flew all those years later, and it wasn’t too long before Brian proposed.

Holly and Brian both have a classic, but contemporary style that just clicks. I’m pretty certain that even if they had not coordinated the maids and the men before hand, the bridal party would have looked flawless. They played off their gorgeous ocean front venue, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, with a navy, blush, and gold color palette. They chose a bit of classic resort whimsy by including pineapples throughout their décor. Holly was a stunning bride in her Matthew Christopher gown. Her hair and makeup were absolutely classic…seriously, that hair! She even wore the same veil her sister wore two years ago on her wedding day. The maids’ long dresses ruffled softly in the ocean breeze, and the guys looked sharp in their classic navy suits, with just a pop of blush from their Vineyard Vines ties. Their florals were cream, white, and blush, and featured showstoppers like peonies and hydrangeas. Blush peonies adorned their four-tiered cake, which featured the same dove rings that appeared on Holly’s grandmother’s wedding cake.

Being organized was the key to making it easy for these two to let go and enjoy their celebration. Instead of spending time stressing out about little details, they made their important decisions early on and were happy to let their vendors take the wheel. This allowed them to be present with their guests, knowing that any small hiccups that might occur probably weren’t very important anyways. Their May wedding was absolutely perfect…sunny and warm with a light breeze, but most importantly, it was filled with their loved ones from near and far.

Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography | Floral Design: Brattle Square Florist | Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher | Cake: Montilio's | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Laura Preshong | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Wequassett Resort And Golf Club | Makeup Artist: Blush & Tryst | Hair Stylist: Stacey Kuehn | Band: Night Shift | Groom's Attire: Vineyard Vines | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Wedding Venue: Wequassett Resort And Golf Club | Bridal Boutique: Allegria Bridal | Bride's Clutch: Santi | Bride's Hair Clip: Jennifer Behr | Bride's Jewelry: Miriam's Jewelry | Bride's Jewelry: Marcia Moran | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groomsmen Attire: Brooks Brothers | Invitation Suite: Checkerboard | Mr + Mrs Chair Back Sign: BHLDN | Pineapple Candles: Anthropologie | Program And Menu: Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Dress Hanger: BHLDN | Wooden H+B Sign: Rustic Marlin

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Romantic Nantucket Beach Wedding Inspiration

Nantucket is a truly magical place – the endless coastlines, shingled cottages, and breathtaking views – it’s hard not to love every inch of that sweet little island. So when a team of talented vendors join forces to create inspiration that beautifully compliments the Grey Lady, we just know it’s going to be good. Styled and shot by Melissa Jill with florals from The Local Bouquet, stationery by Foil & Ink and one gorgeous Sarah Seven gown from The Dress Theory – this gallery is just everything

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Summer
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Beach
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Elegant

From Melissa Jill PhotographyNantucket Island is such a dreamy location, and I really wanted to highlight the beauty of it with this romantic wedding inspiration shoot. I drew all of my inspiration from the setting, which you can see in the colors we included – the muted neutrals of sand and stone, weathered grays and blues of the sea and the local homes, and pinks to echo the cherry blossoms that adorn the island. Our florist, Mary Kate with The Local Bouquet, created a lavish bouquet that reflects those colors and feels very organic. It is tied with a pale gray ribbon from FrouFrou Chic, with trailing ends that drift beautifully in the wind.

Speaking of the breeze, the Sarah Seven dress has a chiffon skirt that provides amazing movement in the sea air. The gentle flow of it makes our model Annamarie look absolutely ethereal.

The invitation suite, created by Jacki Miller with Foil & Ink, harmonizes perfectly with the historic lighthouse setting and with the color palette.

When I think of Nantucket, I always think of this lighthouse, Great Point Light. It sits at the very tip of the island, right where Nantucket Sound meets the ocean. There’s a loneliness and beauty about this remote lighthouse that makes it feel like the very soul of New England.

Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Styling: Melissa Jill Photography | Floral Design: The Local Bouquet | Stationery: Foil & Ink | Venue: Nantucket Island | Dress Provider: The Dress Theory | Models: Annamarie & Ryan Akins | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Seven

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Cozy + Romantic Indoor Garden Wedding Inspiration

This stunning inspiration shoot from Lindsey Ocker Photography proves it’s all in the details. From the yummy looking drinks, to the pretty custom calligraphy and invitation suite, to the ah-mazingly romantic “chandelier” of greenery and burdgundy amaranthus, this cozy shoot has it all! Don’t miss a single ounce of the romance, in the gallery right here.

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Winter

From Lindsey Ocker PhotographyAfter this past winter in Boston, being buried by snowstorm after snowstorm, I wanted to pull something together that would mix bright, vibrant florals with the coziness of an old Boston space. The exposed brick and beams inspired us to create floral installations to accentuate those features while creating a space that felt new, glamorous, and really fun. Sweet Annie Floral Design took the lead to create these spaces with hanging greenery and gorgeous pops of peach and burgundy. Craft cocktails by mobile drinkery WanderLush, including lavender honey gimlets and cherry thyme spritzers, added elegance and entertainment. We wanted to create a party that felt cozy and charming and vibrant while Boston was still blanketed in cold and snow, and we were so thrilled with the way everything came together. It was a party I’d love to attend again, for sure.

Photography: Lindsey Ocker Photography | Event Styling: Ina + Luby | Floral Design: Sweet Annie Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Gossamer Vintage | Make-Up: Karla Patricia | Hair: Jennifer Tawa | Venue: Private Residence | Bridal Accessories: Hushed Commotion | Calligraphy/Stationary: Extras by Alaina | Craft Cocktails: WanderLush