Carla and John celebrated their 1 year wedding anniversary this past October. We posted some of their wedding on our facebook page but never did a full blog post. Fall is always a crazy time of year with weddings and then squeezing portrait sessions in for the Holidays. I figured now was as good a time as any to post their full blog post!
Carla and John were married at the Devens Common Center, in Devens MA. It was a gorgeous fall day. John and the guys got ready at Carla and John’s house. Andrew spent the morning with them while I went to the see Carla and the bridesmaids getting ready at the hotel at the Devens Common Center.
Carla made cute survival kits for the guys :)Drew got to drive to the venue with John. I love these images from the drive.
Carla had a fun colorful wedding. Each bridesmaid wore different colored shoes and Carla had made ribbon wands for each of them. Carla looking absolutely stunning! Time for the first look. Drew and John left the hotel before Carla and I. We had found a location just down the road in Ayer. It’s called the sweetheart memorial. It’s right off Jackson Road. It was a perfect location for the first look. Love, love, love Carla’s bouquet. A gorgeous fall mix of dahlias and zinnias. I just love this special moments during a first look.
After the first look we headed back to the Devens Common Center for the ceremony. Carla put together so many amazing details for the wedding. From the programs to the ribbon wands to the chocolate bar place cards. Such a colorful and fun wedding! Carla even made the ribbon backdrop for the ceremony. She used our backdrop stand to hang the backdrop. Then during the reception the backdrop transitioned to the backdrop for the Funbooth (our photo booth). Carla and John really customized the ceremony so it was special to them. They surprised everyone with an adorable reading of the book “A lovely love story”. One friend read the book (who happens to be my twin sister) while another friend held up the images from the book. After the book John’s friends and bandmates played an amazingly sweet song dedicated to Carla and John. It was a lovely way to make the ceremony personal and reflected Carla and John’s interests. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. They finished the ceremony by a hand fasting ceremony using ribbons to match all the other fun ribbon details. All the guests celebrated their marriage by waving the ribbon wands they were given at the beginning of the ceremony.
After the ceremony we went back outside and captured some portraits with the wedding party! The light was gorgeous and it was such a warm fall day. We really lucked out. So many beautiful and amazingly colorful details for the wedding reception!
Carla also made the cake toppers! She definitely wins the award for craftiest bride!! Beyond the expected Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dances, Carla also honored her mom by having a special dance with her. They danced an adorable swing dance.
We ended the night with everyone on the dance floor having an amazing time! I loved being able to relive the night while writing this blog post. We had so much fun, thank you for letting us capture your wedding. We are so happy to count you as friends.
Venue: Devens Commons Center
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Photography: Mr+Mrs Drew Photography
Adorable DIY details: The AMAZING Bride!!