Amy+Matt | Blue Ocean Event Center, Salisbury MA | Wedding

Fair warning, this is going to be a long blog post!  I tried to cut it down, but just couldn’t.  I’ve known the bride Amy for about 20 years since she was the annoying little sister of my best friend…I say annoying in the most loving way.  I was her RA when we both attended Salem State where I felt like I needed to keep an eye on her like a big sister.  I’ve watched her grow up and become the strong & amazing woman that she is and I’m so happy she found an equally amazing partner in Matt.  We were so happy to be a part of Amy and Matt’s wedding day.  It doesn’t feel like work when you’re spending it with all your friends celebrating two people you love.

Drew started the day with the guys at a nearby hotel and after getting ready they headed over to the wedding venue, Blue Ocean Event Center. I met up with Amy & her bridesmaids at the venue and where they finished getting ready. Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0001 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0002 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0003 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0004 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0005 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0078 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0006 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0007 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0008 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0009 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0010 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0011 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0012 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0013 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0014 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0015 Before heading out for the first look I took advantage of the gorgeous window light in the bridal suite to take some portraits of Amy.  Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0016 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0017Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0018 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0019Amy’s parents just celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary yesterday on May 23rd.  They are a great example of a loving and happy marriage.Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0021Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0020 It was cold but not rainy so we ventured to the beach for the first look.  It felt chilly when you walked outside, but once you stepped around the building onto the open beach, it was downright freezing.  We powered through the first look and portraits on the beach as quickly as we could!  Amy and Matt were troopers!Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0022 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0023 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0024Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0025 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0029 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0026 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0027 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0028Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0030 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0031 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0032 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0033 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0034 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0035 A happy accident with the missed focus below…I’m loving these mistakes lately. The rest of the wedding party met us outside for portraits on the beach and then we headed to the arcade for a chance to warm up and some more portraits. Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0036 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0037 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0038 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0039 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0040 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0041 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0042 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0043 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0044 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0045Everyone got some quarters and it was time for a some skeeball! Best part of having a oceanside wedding if you ask me!  Amy also wanted to get in a racing game since it’s something that her and Matt love to play.
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Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0087 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0088 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0089 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0090 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0091 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0092 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0093 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0094 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0095 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0096 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0097 Amy’s sister officiated the wedding, making it even more special and guaranteeing I cried during the ceremony.  What really hit me during Amy and Matt’s vows was they both included “I love you and I like you” a quote from Parks and Rec.  It pushed me right over the edge and the tears started.  Thankfully my girl Caroline was seated next to the aisle and was able to pass my a tissue so I could keep shooting. Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0098 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0099 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Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0143Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0113Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0114 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0115 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0116 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0117 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0118 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0119 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0120 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0121 They reception room was decorated beautifully with the tables named for tv shows that Matt and Amy love.  We were seated at the Parks and Rec table.  It’s one of Drew’s favorite shows, so it was perfect for us.  Their cake topper was an adorable lego bride and groom.  Amy and Matt also crafted a C.A.R.D.I.S (short for Cards and Related Documents in Storage) for their cards to show their love for Dr. Who and the TARDIS.  Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0069Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0070Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center 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Center Wedding_0139 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0140 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0141After all the formalities of the reception, it was time to party!  Everyone had an amazing time and the dance floor was full all night long. Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0148 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0149 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0150 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0151 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0152Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0160Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0159Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0161Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0158Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0153 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0154 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0155 Amy_Matt Blue Ocean Event Center Wedding_0156

 

Thanks to everyone involved that made Amy and Matt’s day wonderful and unique to them.

Wedding Coordinator: Stacy Kelley www.blueoceaneventcenter.com
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Courtney Scott  www.vagaro.com/luminoushairstudio/about
Florist: Ford Flowers fordflower.com
Bakery: Robyn Spiridigliozzi www.topsfieldbakeshop.com
DJ: They went the DIY route with a playlist.  Special thanks to their friends Ryan who MC’d and Mel (my twin sister) who took care of cueing up the correct music!
Officiant: Alicia Greenwood
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal www.davidsbridal.com

Kelleymarie+Melissa | Wedding |Tewksbury Country Club

It was a beautiful (albeit a bit chilly) day at the beginning of April for Kelleymarie and Melissa wedding.  It wasn’t raining (or snowing) so that’s all you can really hope for when you have a Spring wedding.  You just don’t know what you are going to get in New England in the early Spring.  Drew started the day with Kelleymarie getting ready at a nearby hotel while I headed to Melissa & Kelleymarie’s house.  Melissa was there getting ready with her friends and family.

KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0001 The best helpers, helping Kelleymarie put on her shoes!KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0008 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0002KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0003KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0005 I love that Drew caught this moment of one of the flowergirls chomping on the flowers.  KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0006KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0007KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0004 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0009 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0010 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0011 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0012 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0013 After Melissa and her bridesmaids were all ready, we stepped outside for some portraits.  It was a little windy and definitely chilly, but these ladies made the best of it!KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0014 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0015 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0016 Kelleymarie surprised Melissa with a special photo of her Dad, who has passed away, so she could have him with her while they got married.  It was so sweet. KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0017Kelleymarie and her crew were already at the Tewksbury Country Club taking some portraits with Drew.
KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0018 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0019 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0020 Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony to start!KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0021 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0022 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0023 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0024 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0025 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0026 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0027 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0028 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0029 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0030 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0031 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0032 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0033 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0034 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0035 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0036 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0037 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0038 These two brides were ready to celebrate and did it by dancing their way down the aisle!KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0039 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0040 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0041 The flower girls found the FunBooth props while they were waiting to take portraits.  It was a moment I had to get. KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0042 We headed back outside to brave the chilly air for some portraits with the entire wedding party. Thankfully we didn’t have to go very far as the Tewksbury Country Club has a gorgeous bridge right outside the ballroom that is perfect for portraits. KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0043 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0044 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0045 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0046 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0047 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0048 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0049 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0050 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0051 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0052 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0053 I loved the bride’s complimentary but different bouquets.  KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0054 AHH!  I just love this shot, such a beautiful moment on the bridge. KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0055 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0056 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0057 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0058 You can see some guests peeking at the happy couple from the balcony during cocktail hour. KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0059 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0060 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0061 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0062 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0063 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0064 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0069 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0065KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0066KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0067KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0068KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0070 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0071 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0072 The brides started the reception with a lovely first dance followed by toasts from Kelleymarie’s siblings. KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0073 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0074 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0075 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0076 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0077 There were lots of laughs and smiles during the toasts!KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0078 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0079 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0080 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0081 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0082 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0083 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0084 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0085 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0086 After cutting the cake Melissa’s sister offered another toast.KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0087 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0088 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0089 Melissa is known to perform Proud Mary at family events so of course on her wedding day she killed it.  Before singing she changed into a different outfit so she could really get into it!  It was an amazing moment and everyone loved it.  KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0090 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0091 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0092 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0093KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0094 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0095 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0096 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0097 KM_Wedding_Tewksbury Country Club_0098

In case you missed the slideshow on facebook, enjoy this slideshow of some of the fun that was had in the FunBooth!

Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your special day Kelleymarie & Melissa!  It was a day filled with love and laughs and we couldn’t be happier for the two of you.

Wedding Coordinator: Melissa Sponholtz www.tewksburycounrtyclub.com

Hair Stylist:
Axle Color Studio in North Reading www.axlecolorstudio.com
All About You Hair in Tewksbury www.allaboutyouhairdesigns.com

Florist: Evergreen Florist www.evergreen-florist.com

Makeup Artist: All About You Hair in Tewksbury www.allaboutyouhairdesigns.com

Bakery: Konditor Meister www.konditormeister.com

Band or DJ: Your Entertainment Specialists www.getyes.com

Officiant: Rev. Courtney Jones

Videographer: “I Do” Wedding Videos www.idoweddingvideos.com

Bridal Dress Designer:
Kelleymarie‘s Dress: David’s Bridal
Melissa’s Dress: Nordstrom’s. The designer is Adrianna Papell.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Cristina’s Bridal Designer Watters www.cristinasbridal.com

and of course! Photographers: Mr+Mrs Drew Photography www.mrdrewphotography.com

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Carmela+Evan | Cake Smash Session

A few weeks ago I spent some time with these two sweeties who just turned one!  Their mama’s planned a lovely cake smash session at Erin’s house.  Carmela and Evan’s moms are friends and they are already planning the wedding for these two born only days apart.  Cake smash sessions are always so much fun to shoot because you never know how the kids are going to react.  Enjoy some favorites from this session!

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