Sam and Ben are married and Greenvale Vineyards was a beautiful backdrop for their day! It was my first time at this Vineyard and as Sam shared with me, that they actually only do a limited number of weddings per season! As I headed to the house that Sam was getting ready at, I made a quick stop at Greenvale to take a peek and fell in love – little did I know that the backdrop of this day didn’t come anywhere near the amount of love that I have for this couple, their friends and family:)
As I arrived at Sam’s location, the girls were wrapping up hair and make-up, steaming the dresses and chatting in the basement at Sam wrapped up her hair and make-up.
Just about a couple of miles away, Ben was getting ready with his guys. This was a second Airbnb rental that Sam and Ben had found and this one even had a spot outdoors where they hosted their rehearsal dinner the night before!
Back at Sam’s the girls were ready to help her into her dress!
As I mentioned above, this whole wedding and all of the people that surround them, are just fabulous, but Sam is at the top of the list. She radiates kindness and exudes happiness – truly stunning inside and out!
These two are just the cutest – wait until you see them during the ceremony when their brother joins them too!
After our pictures in the yard with the girls, I headed to the Vineyard to meet the guys and ended up following them right in!
Inside the tent, the details were set and just waiting for the guest to arrive for the ceremony!
As the ceremony began, it began to sprinkle but then it stopped – a perfect dropping of good luck as they say:)!
Such cuties and even cuter as she continued to walk, unable to see but didn’t have a free hand to fix it – absolutely adorable!
The best reaction seeing Sam for the first time – completely in awe!
The ceremony view and surroundings at Greenvale Vineyards is just a gorgeous backdrop!
This cutie came out of her shell during the ceremony and was a quiet little ham for parts of the ceremony!
The best place to scoot out of the way is down a vineyard path! Such a fabulous end to a ceremony – pure happiness from all!
After our wedding party scooted off to cocktail, we moved into family photos and then had a bit of time with just Sam and Ben:)!
These two (and Greenvale Vineyards🙂 are the best! I am in love with all of their photos but also their sneak peek video from Andy at Some Fuzzy – definitely go take a peek (the drone footage is AMAZING:)!
Off to the last bit of cocktail they go:)
Once the guests were seated, the reception kicked off with a bang!
Dane from 617 got the party started and it kicked off with a huge bang – I LOVE an energetic group!
My time ended with the parent dances, but I know the party kept going for a bit longer:)! This group was ready to dance some more!
Sam and Ben – Congratulations!! All of your planning came together perfectly! It was a fabulous day full of fabulous people! I wish you the best and hope we meet up again soon! In the meantime – go enjoy that honeymoon:)!!!
Bride’s Dress | Madeleine’s Daughter located in Portsmouth, NH
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Birdy Grey Online Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup | Entyre Makeovers, Saugus, MA
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Greenvale Vineyards, Portsmouth, RI
Catering | Blackstone Caterers, Middletown, RI
Cake | Cancan Cakes, Fall River, MA (we just did a small cake for Ben and I, the top two tiers of the cake were fake for display/photos)
Donuts | PV Donuts, Providence, RI
Videographer | Some Fuzzy, Beverly, MA
Florist | The Wandering Florist, Hanover, MA
Tent & Equipment | Newport Tent, Portsmouth, RI
Introductions | A Good Night by John Legend
First Dance | Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
Father/Daughter | Dance Baby Dance by Chris Cagel
Mother/Son | Wildflowers by Tom Petty
Last Dance | I think it was Shout by The Isley Brothers ?! Ben says a slow song but doesn’t remember the name
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Samantha: Reading our hand written vows to each other 🙂
Benjamin: Watching Samantha walk down the aisle, the most stunning thing I have ever seen
What was your favorite detail?
Samantha: I absolutely loved our ceremony arch & donut wall that was hand made by my Uncle 🙂 The arch is something we will repurpose within our backyard and we will always have a constant reminder of our special day. Also, not a materialistic detail but our DJ literally found Ben and I in a crowd of guests during dinner time escort us to our sweetheart table and encouraged us eat our dinner- this was amazing as we were both starving and couldn’t wait to try out the food we had picked out
Benjamin: Having donuts served instead of traditional wedding cake for our guests
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Samantha: Make the splurge for great, professional vendors! They made our day flow so smooth 🙂 Also, everyone says it and I never believed it but don’t sweat the small things because you’re likely the only one that will notice!
Benjamin: Take time with your wife to try to step away from everything. It goes bye fast.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Samantha: Literally right as our bridal party began walking down the aisle it started to sprinkle for maybe 15 seconds (I could not believe the timing!!) but it was almost like a sprinkle of good luck;)the rain stopped and didn’t start again until way later into night when we were all under the tent and then stopped again prior to the end of the night so our guests left completely dry as if the rain never happened
Benjamin: All the groomsmen attempting to take pictures with the photographer before the ceremony.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Samantha: To shove cake all over Ben’s face after he got me during our soft cake cutting
Benjamin: I wouldnt change a thing. Everything was absolutely perfect
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We are leaving for Greece on 9/29/19 and we could not be more excited