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Chris+Steph | Engagement Session | Downtown Amherst & UMASS Campus

My baby brother Chris is engaged & will be getting married to Auntie Steph (as Prue calls her).  Our Family is so excited and can’t wait for the May 27, 2012 to come.  They met while in school at UMASS Amherst so we decided it made sense for their engagement session to head back to Amherst, MA.  We love them so the drive from Lowell to Amherst wasn’t so bad.  Drew & I enjoyed the drive from Lowell.  We also took a break to have dinner & then another break to have some drinks.  We started the session in Downtown Amherst, stopped by ABC (the Amherst Brewing Company) because they had their first date there.  We all enjoyed a beverage while at ABC.   Then we headed to the UMASS Campus and spent some time walking all over.

We had a great time hanging out with them & can’t wait to shoot/celebrate their wedding next May at the Publick House!

Jill+Victor May 28, 2011 | Flag Hill Winery, Lee NH

We had the honor of shooting Jill & Victor’s wedding at the Flag Hill Winery up in New Hampshire.  You might remember them from their engagement shoot.  We’ve known Jill and Victor for quite some time now.  Amanda & Jill were RA’s together at Salem State.  We’ve stayed in touch over the years and when Jill & Victor got engaged the one thing Jill was sure about was having us photograph their wedding (which we this is super sweet!)  Jill is originally from New Bedford area so obviously that means she was/is awesome in Drew’s book.

We had a great time & it was a beautiful day.  Flag Hill Winery is a amazing wedding location & we would love to shoot there again.  Finding an awesome outdoor wedding location in New England can sometimes be tough.  We aren’t California, but the winery offers that amazing wine country feel.  The food was yummy, the staff was awesome & Heather the coordinator was great to work with.

Thank you Jill & Victor for trusting us to capture your day.  We wish you many years of happiness to come :)

Her bridesmaids gave her a box of Jelly Beans (she was called Jilly Bean so it was really sweet!).  They also included lots of photos from over the years.  The bridesmaids really dug deep into the photo archives. Victor with his 2 adorable nephews, doing Victors go pose. I love this photo.  If Drew and I were to renew our vows, I’d want to do it outside under trees as beautiful as these. Jill’s bouquet was gorgeous.  Julie at Creative Gardens did an amazing job on all the flowers!

Jill, you are gorgeous! Love the dreaminess of this one!  The sun was gorgeous and the backdrop of the vineyards was amazing. Love this one too.  I think this would make a great canvas print for your home :) Jill & Victor came out for their first dance and then within seconds a bunch of their guests joined them on the dancefloor.  They planned a flash mob, everyone was laughing and having a blast dancing with them.  It sure was a memorable first dance.  Jill is a huge Michael Jackson fan.  (It’s all we listened to while they were getting ready in the morning).  Jill’s mom & sister lead the guests in an amazing rendition of thriller.  Jill also gave the dj a special megamix of MJ to play during the reception.  The dance floor was packed all night long! | Wedding Info |

Wedding Coordinator:

Heather Houle, Coordinator for Flag Hill Winery

Hair Stylist:

Derek James of Aidan James Salon

Florist:

Julie Floyd of Creative Gardens

Makeup Artist:

Leslie of Aidan James Salon

DJ:

Heart of Boston Entertainment

Ceremony Music:

The Festiva String Quartet

Officiant:

Frank Reinhold, owner of Flag Hill Winery

Brides Dress:

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Bridesmaid Dresses:

David’s Bridal

Wedding Wednesday Etsy Finds | The Jersey Maid Convertible Wrap Dress

I was searching today on etsy and found this fun idea for bridesmaid dresses.  It’s a convertible dress that your girls can choose how they want to wear it.  Here is some info from the etsy shop

“Bridesmaid dresses you’ll actually want to wear again…and again!

Made from high-quality jersey satin fabric, the Jersey Maid dress is a great option for showcasing each bridesmaid’s personal style while creating one uniform look!

These dresses are also prefect for everyday wear as well!

Wear it casual, wear it formal, perfect for travel!”

The seller Erin currently offers the dresses in 5 colors.  The easiest part is it’s one size fits 2-14 so no stress on ordering the right size.  She lists the measurements for what the dresses fit so you can be sure it will fit.  She also offers a discount if you buy 4 or more dresses.  The photos from the shop are all from actually customers.

The Jersey Maid - Convertible Wrap Jersey Bridesmaid Dress

The Jersey Maid - Convertible Wrap Jersey Bridesmaid Dress

The Jersey Maid - Convertible Wrap Jersey Bridesmaid Dress