We had the honor of shooting Catie+Mike’s wedding in September at the Smith Barn in Peabody MA. We’ve shot at the Smith Barn a few years ago and were excited to shoot at this venue again. We didn’t get to take full advantage of the venue last time we shot there due to it being in November and the ceremony happening at another location. This time we explored all parts of the venue and enjoyed a very warm day in September! We couldn’t have asked for better weather.
We started the day getting ready at the Holiday Inn in Peabody. I love this hotel for weddings because the suites are huge with lots of space for everyone to get ready.
I love Catie’s vintage inspired earrings (she got them at Chantilly Place…the bridal shop where I also work during the week) She got all the important ladies in the wedding party cute sweatshirts. The Mom’s enjoyed sporting their’s while getting ready. Catie had really sweet touches through out the day. The flowers were beautiful, the cream shades matched perfectly with Catie’s dress and the bridesmaids dresses too! Catie is a hair dresser and owns Vanity Hair Salon in Wakefield. Getting ready was full of the stylists all doing there thing. I’d say it was the best looking bridal party for sure! Everyone’s hair and makeup was perfect. The guys had some fun while they were getting ready too :) Catie got in on the hair styling as well doing the final touches to the hair of her friend/employee who had just finished doing her hair. The guys headed over the Smith Barn early enough to hang out and shoot some portraits before the ceremony. Catie and Mike didn’t opt to do a first look, so we did as many portraits of the guys and gals separately. Catie’s had her mom and mother in law help her put on her jewelry. In the image below, I believe she’s putting on her grandmother’s ring. Such a sweet moment :) The guys get to have fun while the girls are getting ready. Here they are looking all badass during portraits before the ceremony. I love this image. A few portraits before we headed to the venue, Smith Barn. These are some lovely looking ladies for sure :) Loved all the details at the reception. Perfect for the rustic barn vibe. I also love how the centerpieces were different. Love the bridesmaids cowgirl boots! Such a fun touch and perfect for the Barn atmosphere! The ladies were comfy and able to get down all night long during the reception. A special touch to the ceremony was Catie’s brother being the officiant. He did a great job :) Lot’s of tears during the ceremony. It was very sweet to have Catie’s brother officiating the wedding. After the ceremony it was time for couples portraits and wedding party portraits!! We had a great time exploring the venue. Such a beautiful early fall day. I love September weddings for just this reason. It also doesn’t hurt to have a lovely farm tucked into Peabody as your backdrop.
Catie with her grandfather…aka Bamp :)
We finished up portraits right on schedule and then headed right into the reception.
The ladies delivered some amazing toasts :) The best man did a pretty great job on his too! Lot’s of laughs during the toasts. Catie+Mike had a cigar bar for guests to enjoy out of the patio during the reception. It was a big hit and everyone enjoying them. It also made for a great ring shot.
After the formal dances it was time for the party to start and the floor was jamming all night long!! The Vanity Girls celebrating with Catie! (I think the image on the right needs to be on the salon’s website!!) Thank you for letting us celebrate your wedding day with you, Catie & Mike. We had such a great time!!
Venue: Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm
Hair & Makeup: Vanity Hair Salon