Rich in meaningful moments and elegant stylings, this is the type of affair that fills your day with happy. From the bride’s stunning Anne Barge gown to the breathtaking florals from The Lily of the Valley to the thoughtful details so carefully chosen by the new Mr. and Mrs., including the date selected for their celebration. See every moment from Jasmine Tara Photography in THE VAULT.
From the Bride… I entered into the wedding world with absolutely no knowledge of top designers, trends or what style I wanted – all I was sure of was a classic vision without any overwhelming glitz or embellishments. I tried on several gowns before I knew that I wanted to go with a form fitting and tailored design.
I decided to take a solo trip to Malinda Macari’s store, Your Dream Bridal, without my mom, in favor of a clear head needed to make a decision on my own. Lucky for me, Malinda’s peaceful boutique provided me with the perfect space to find the gown I would later call my own. My first love about the Anne Barge Collette dress was the color. Being a red-head, champagne was a hue I felt complemented me and my vision for the day. I also loved the structure of the dress, it had that “wow effect” I was looking for without being too flashy. The pleats and buttons were a beautiful addition to a simple gown, which I made even more unique by accessorizing with a retro gold veil and a handmade beaded belt. My mom ended up coming back with me once I knew I had found ‘the dress,’ which ended with the emotional reaction I was hoping for and gave me every sense of confidence in my choice.
As for Michael and me. We met online and swiped right. The old fashioned “Hey, I have a friend I would like to set you up with,” seems to be a thing of the past!
Coincidentally, we only lived one block away from each other in Charlestown, MA. Our relationship went pretty quickly and within nine months, Michael proposed. He was finishing up his MBA and working full time. I planned a weekend getaway in Kennebunkport for his 34th birthday. On our way up we stopped at Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME. He decided to ask me to marry him on his birthday…I was completely shocked! It was such a memorable weekend.
We decided since we were engaged, why wait to get married? We found a venue and set a date within a month and got married three months later! Our wedding date took place on September 11th, 2015. Michael spent much of his life in the Army, fighting for our country in different parts of the world. September 11th has had a lasting impact on all of our lives. Michael and some of his friends in attendance spent multiple years at war as a result of that day. Yet, we chose to marry on this day to also remember it as a day of celebration in the future.
Photography: Jasmine Tara Photography | Cinematography: Clark + Walker Studio | Coordination: Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home | Floral Design: The Lily of the Valley | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Catering: Pangaea | Makeup: B. Boutique | DJ: Top Hat Entertainment | Groom's Attire: J. Hilburn | Venue: Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home | Bridal Boutique: Your Dream Bridal