Could The Crane Estate be any more lovely, more regal? It looks like it could be straight out of a fairytale, but for this Bride and her new Mr. it was one very gorgeous reality. With the wedding being the epitome of elegance, each glorious image taken by Jenny Moloney Photography is such a timeless keepsake for this couple, and gives us a full gallery of gorgeous to swoon over today. What’s better than that?
From the Bride… The Crane Estate was initially a venue I thought was”fairy tale” unattainable. We went to see it anyway — its grand architecture and ocean view were what drew me. Our appointment to look at it was at 9 a.m. on a Sunday in early December, and though there was no snow or leaves, the marshes had a warm golden glow, and the waterways were silver in the early sun. We stood in the back of the house looking out towards the ocean and thought “Yes, this is where it should be.” The house itself made me think of Jane Austen novels and that romantic sentiment took me away.
My dress was intended to be sort of “old Hollywood glam.” I wanted it to be simple, and the ivory satin had a certain sheen to it that reminded me of old ’40s movies. I got it at Vows Bridal Outlet, and it is a Liv Harris Couture. When at the seamstress, trying on the veil with the dress made me really feel like a bride. The hair comb was found on Etsy and was supposedly a brooch from the 1920s made into a hair comb. It was totally vintage and lovely. My shoes were black satin, as the color theme was “ivory and black.” They are beautiful shoes by Badgley Mischka. My jewelry selection centered around the opal necklace I wore of my mother’s. It was a present for her graduation from high school, and I got earrings to match it. Our wedding rings were designed to match designed by Shana Lee.As for the decor, other than our flowers and family portraits, we wanted the great house to be the center of the decoration: the moldings, high ceilings, parquet floor and large gilded portraits were nearly all the decoration we needed. Flowers by Petros did a wonderful job with the all-white palette. I wanted long tables for a more formal, old-fashioned eating arrangement. The cake was made by Cakes for Occasions and was beautiful and delicious. The harp, ah the harp. That was a last minute decision, as a friend of ours was supposed to play violin and couldn’t make it. We sprung for the harp, which was so romantic and beautiful! The processional for the ceremony was the theme from the old Romeo and Juliet movie, “A Time For Us.” It all worked out perfectly and was more than I could have hoped for. Special thanks to Jenny Moloney, photographer extraordinaire, for being there through it all!
Wedding Photography: Jenny Moloney Photography / Wedding Venue: The Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Flowers by Petros / Wedding Cake: Cakes for Occasions / DJ: Max Baun / Harp: C-Zone Music / Wedding Dress: Liv Harris Couture via VOWS Bridal Outlet / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Opal Necklace: A Family Heirloom / Bride’s Hair Piece: A 1920s Brooch Made into a Hair Comb / Engagement Ring: Skylight Jewelers / Wedding Bands: Shana Lee