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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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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

DIY Fresh Floral Garland

There’s nothing more beautiful than gorgeous florals flowing over the tables at a wedding. Floral garlands are an often forgotten-about decor element, but they can have a huge impact on the look of your wedding. Becca from Petal Floral Design showed us how to make a floral garland right at home. With her tips, you’ll be sure to make a fresh and floral statement on your tables!

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Florals: Petal Floral Design | Film: Elysium Productions

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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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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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