Emily and John are back from their amazing honeymoon (be sure to read their answers below)and I couldn’t wait to share their preview with them:)!
Our day together started at a hotel nearby while Emily and her girls got ready…
We were using the steamer (and by “we” I do mean I tried to help with my two cents), but it was Emily’s mom who swooped in and was the expert!Emily’s shoes were already prepared with the six pence and a penny:)Emily’s mom and sister were two integral parts of putting on the dress and details:)After the dress was on, I headed over to the church to meet up with John and his brother – who was also his best man!John’s parents were helping to pass out the programs…
John tucked away inside when Emily arrived.Emily’s father helped her out of the limo and up to the church…
and then it was time for the ceremony to begin:)
I love a church that has a balcony like St. Catherine’s of Norwood…It is such a pretty view!
When we arrived to the Milton Hoosic Club, we scooted around back to squeeze in our portrait time before joining the guests for a bit of cocktail hour…I love all of these images and all of the ivy at the Milton Hoosic Club!There are great photos with each of Emily’s girls but this one with Emily and her new sister-in-law just put a huge smile on my face:)The whole group – both sides:)The sun peeked through at just the right moment – we had just finished the family photos and we were headed over to join cocktail when we saw it – just perfect:)!
The walk over to the patio of the Milton Hoosic Club – their party was about to begin:)Inside the Milton Hoosic, the room was set and ready for the guests…Emily and John went with a guestbook that shared their favorite images from our session and they also had photographs displayed throughout that showed off their childhood photos through their engagement!There were toasts by both Emily’s sister and John’s brother that were absolutely hysterical and then Emily’s father rounded out the evening with a heartfelt toast that even had me choked up:)
John’s mom was the first person on the dance floor and I don’t think she ever left:)Emily and John did all of the formalities before the dancing kicked off:) That made sure there were no interuptions during the party:)The dancing kicked off with a slow song…
and then the dancing was in full swing!John’s brother and Emily’s sister were both dancing machines – there were even a couple of dance offs:)!
We snuck out back for a quick moment to cap off the evening….and when we returned we wrapped up my time with them to a super fun “Uptown Funk” complete with the shopping cart and the fishing pole moves – adorable!!
Emily and John – Thank you so much for having me be a part of this special time in your lives! From our time together at Boston College to this day with your family and friends – it was fabulous! Congrats to you both!
bride’s dress | Bluethread Bridal (designer) from Flair
bridesmaid’s dresses | Alfred Angelo
hair | I Do Onsite Hair and Face
make-up | I Do Onsite Hair and Face
florist | Whole Foods Dedham
ceremony | Saint Catherine of Siena in Norwood, MA
reception venue | Milton Hoosic Club in Milton, MA
cake | Montilio’s
band | Guilty Pleasure
videographer | Freeze Frame Productions
introductions | September, Earth Wind & Fire
first dance | The Very Thought of You, Natalie Cole
father/daughter | Butterfly Kisses, Bob Carlisle
mother/son | The Times of Your Life, Paul Anka
cake cutting | Sugar Sugar, The Archies
last dance | The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Our first dance! We had taken one dance lesson and had practiced sporadically, but the wedding dress added a new element to the mix. As we did our grand finale dip, we looked at each other and laughed, relieved that neither of us tripped over the dress.
What was your favorite detail?
Our table numbers. We met online, and so our recollection of our first dates is pretty vivid. For each table number, we wrote an accompanying description of the corresponding date (table #1 was our first date, #2 our second, etc.). We wanted friends and family to get to know us a little better. And, it was a chance to relive our first twelve dates and appreciate how far we had come.
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
We’d heard over and over to appreciate every moment, which we did. That’s Step One. On the wedding day, one of our married friends suggested Step Two: as soon as we have the chance, we should write down everything we remember about the wedding, which we did the following day. All the funny moments, the blips, and the pleasant surprises. Even just a few weeks later, we’ve already forgotten some of those details, so having that list to refer to brings the day back to us.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
The best man, who had already been the star of the dance floor, started a conga line around the dance floor, out into the bar area, over to the coffee station, and back. Most of our guests – on both sides – participated enthusiastically!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
No way! We couldn’t have dreamed up a better wedding day, filled with the love and support of family and friends.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Italy (Positano and Sorrento, with a day trip to Capri) and Spain (Ronda, Granada, Madrid, and Barcelona). It was hard to come back home!