Jessica and Chris | The Barn at Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA

¬†This day was a long time in the making…both for Jess and Chris and for me! Jess and I originally met just shortly after her engagement. She was a bridesmaid in her friend Kellie’s wedding and I was the photographer! We chatted a bit about her engagement (because Kellie could be my personal¬†publicist she is so good to me ūüôā ) and shortly after Kellie’s wedding, I got an email from Jess and Chris!¬† When I sat down with them, I was already so comfortable…Jess had been fantastic during Kellie’s wedding and the two of them were so easy to talk to! At that meeting I learned¬†that Jess and Chris have been together for 9 years!¬†¬†That little fact was one of the first things that came up in her sister’s toast too…very cute!! undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThe girls helped with Jess’s dress and her¬†fabulous mom helped with the jewelry – seriously one of the happiest and energetic mothers that I have worked with!undefinedStunning, stunning, stunning…undefinedJess and Chris opted to do a first look…my favorite!! We were able to get SO many pictures, because they really prioritized their pictures¬†by giving us a¬†big chunk of time!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedLove this one…AND it was Chris’s idea!! He asked for a serious one – which I find can be difficult for a lot of bridal parties (probably because I am not a very serious person to begin with!), but when he asked, they all listened and did a GREAT job…I am sure you will be seeing this on my new website this winter!undefinedand they of course had to smile too!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThe Barn at Gibbet Hill is GORGEOUS, inside and out!!undefinedundefinedundefinedWhen the music began that evening, I was all smiles! Country music was a big chunk of the evening!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined¬†Although these two pictures were taken during the reception, I had to save them for the end…I just LOVE them!! The sky¬†couldn’t have been any better!!¬†

undefinedJess and Chris – Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your¬†wedding…It was a fantastic day from start to finish!

 

Vendor Info
 
bridesmiad dresses| Bride’s Choice Waltham, MA
hair | Di Re Hair Limited, Katie Shaw
make-up| Girly Junk
florist | Dogwood Floral
ceremony | The Barn at Gibbet Hill
reception venue | The Barn at Gibbet Hill
cake| Kondetor Meister
dj| NuImage Entertainment
 
Songs
 
introductions | Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks, Luke Bryan – Country Girl Shake It For Me, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero’s – Home
first dance | Brad Paisley – Then
father/daughter | Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are
mother/son| LeeAnn Womack – I Hope You Dance
cake cutting | ¬†Queen – You’re My Best Friend
last dance| Darius Rucker – History in the Making
 
 
Jess & Chris
 
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
 Jess РWalking up behind Chris when we saw each other for the first time and saying our vows.  
 
 
What was your favorite detail?
 Jess РThe venue was just amazing.  Anything added was just a bonus.  Our flowers and the cake were gorgeous.
 
 
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
¬†Jess – Do your best not to get stressed. ¬†Yes it is hard but it really isn’t worth it. I did not take my own advice.
 
 
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Jess РSeeing everyones photo booth pictures and participating in a few fun ones myself. 
 
 
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
¬†Jess – I wouldn’t change a thing. ¬†The day went perfectly!
 
 
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Riviera Maya, Mexico.  Beautiful beaches, great food and fun people!