Allow me to cut to the chase: This wedding by Dreamlove Photography is a dream! The country chic Crane Estate served as the ultimate backdrop for Audrey’s Flower Shop to enhance the luxe surroundings. And let’s face it, the brides Marisa dress plus her girls Alice and Olivia numbers look like they were a match made in wedding fashion heaven. For more dream worthy images, check out the full gallery here.

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From the Bride… Andrew and I got engaged in August 2011 and wanted to get married in the Summer of 2012. I am originally from Boston and Andrew grew up in the Bay Area, where we met and currently live. We initially struggled with where to have our wedding because we wanted to include my grandparents, who are in their 90′s and are unable to travel, but we worried about our ability to plan a wedding from across the country. Ultimately, we decided that including family was more important than ease of planning, and we chose the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a neighboring town of Annisquam, where I spent summers growing up. I read and heard many people say during the planning process that “it is all about the details,” but Andrew and I were all about simplicity so we went with a natural look.  My advice to brides planning their weddings is that you should go with your gut and plan the wedding that will make you both happy. Planning a wedding can be stressful and a lot of work, but do your best to embrace the excitement and enthusiasm everyone has for you because it comes from their love for you. 

Our favorite parts of the day were seeing each other for the first time; our first dance sung by one of our best friends, Aoife O’Donovan; being surrounded by our amazing family and friends and feeling so much love … and our impromptu afterparty at Rockfish in Newburyport.

Wedding Photography: Dreamlove Photography / Wedding Venue: The Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts / Wedding Planning: Tracy Kelly of Tangorra Wedding Planning / Floral Design: Audrey’s Flower Shop / Catering + Wedding Cake: Swartz Catering Company / Wedding Paper Goods: Paper and Parcel / Band: Night Shift / Wedding Dress: Marisa via L’elite / Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender / Bride’s Engagement Ring: Kern’s Jewelry / Bride’s Wedding Band: Adamas Fine Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alice and Olivia / Groom’s Suit: Theory / Groom’s Wedding Band: Derco Jewelers / Hair: Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist / Makeup: Kerri Herlihy

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