After what feels like forever, Kelli and Gregg are back from their honeymoon and ready to see some more photos from their fabulous day! I have been anxiously awaiting their return (yet I want them to enjoy every minute of their honeymoon – of course:)!
Kelli and Gregg chose the relatively new, Miraval Ballroom at the Mockingbird Restaurant in East Bridgewater, MA for the backdrop of their wedding day! The venue had a bridal suite for Kelli to get her dress on, an outdoor ceremony spot, a back patio for cocktail hour and a very large ballroom for the reception! After hair and make-up at a salon that morning – Kelli’s entire day was spent at the Miraval Ballroom!
I started at the hotel where all of Kelli’s details were waiting for me – she was running a few minutes behind, so her soon to be sister-in-law and my former bride Lindsay, let me into the room:)!!After photographing Kelli’s details, I headed to Gregg’s room to spend a few minutes with the guys while they got ready…After just minutes with them, I knew they were a great bunch!!Kelli, her girls and her family, took the shuttle from the hotel over to the Miraval Ballroom to get her dress on…We did a few pictures outdoors before the guests began arriving…Kelli is with her mom on the left – the sweetest woman and so happy for her daughter! She may have shed a few tears too;)
“My” Lindsay is on the right of Kelli:) Lindsay and Kevin (Kelli’s brother) were married at the Falmouth Yacht Club (click to see their day too – you can spot Gregg in the 4th picture down playing Bag-O and Kelli starts being in the photos when she is helping Lindsay get ready:)
Isn’t she the sweetest?!! She was such a good girl too and did a great job coming up the isle!Once Kelli was tucked away and the guys arrived, we squeezed in a few pictures with just minutes to spare!This is Gregg with his brother and best man:)I heart this chalkboard:)Kelli’s brother’s did readings (that is Kevin right there), and Gregg’s Uncle did the actual ceremony – I love those personal touches!After the ceremony, we had some time for pictures while the guests made their way to the patio for some food and drinks!Kelli is a dancer and a dance teacher:)
After family photos we snuck in a few minutes over by the cigar bar before the reception began!Inside the Miraval Ballroom, the “stage” was set, the guests were seated and everyone was about to make a grand entrance:) Can you see the fish in the centerpiece on the right – so clever and unique!
Some fun entrances…
Then it was Kelli and Gregg’s turn!During the first dance the bridal party joined in…that is Gregg’s mom in the middle – another sweet and fabulous woman!During dinner we snuck outside for a couple last photos before it was completely dark…
and we re-entered in time for cake and parent dances….Their “cake” was a cannoli tower…scrumptious:)!
At 9pm, the whisky and cigar bar opened on the patio outside…
Back inside the Miraval Ballroom, the dancing was in full swing for the rest of the night:)! The lady and gentleman in the top right photo are Kelli’s grandparents – full of fun and spunk:)!!Matty B. Entertainment was the DJ, but he is not only a DJ, he also plays several instruments and sings – it is a little mix of everything!Final dance of the evening:)!Kelli and Gregg – thank you for asking me to be a part of your day:)! Maybe we will run into each other down the Cape this summer too;)
bridesmaid dresses | Alfred Angelo
hair | Salon 13 in Braintree, MA
make-up | Salon 13 in Braintree, MA
florist | Caitlin Parlow-Green
ceremony | The Miraval Ballroom East Bridgewater, MA
reception venue | The Miraval Ballroom, East Bridgewater, MA
cake | Dynamite Sticks from Wholly Cannoli, Worcester, MA
dj | Matty B Entertainment
introductions | each group that came out had their own song but the bride & grooms song was Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
first dance | Back at One – Brian McKnight
father/daughter | It Won’t Be Like This for Long – Darius Rucker
mother/son | A Song for My Son
cake cutting | Cut the Cake
last dance | Best Friend – Queen
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Kelli: Walking down the aisle with my Dad and then when we got to the alter seeing Gregg for the first time that day.
Gregg: The entire day was memorable!
What was your favorite detail?
Kelli: The live fish we had in wine bottles as our center pieces that had a different love quote at the top of each one with the table number and also the signs I made for the cigar and bourbon bar.
Gregg: Cigar & Bourbon Bar
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Kelli: Take a moment to step back, look around & really take in what’s going on so you can enjoy it.
Gregg: Don’t go around to each table to talk to people; you can see them on the dance floor! That’s how we were able to enjoy our wedding.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Too many to name just one!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Where did you go on your honeymoon?