Chelsea and Connor had a storybook wedding celebration last weekend at The Woodstock Inn & Resort. Chelsea’s parents and grand parents both got married at the North Chapel so the couple thought it was only fitting to exchange their vows at the same spot. Upon exiting the church, the couple, along with their friends and family, were led to their reception through town by two members of the band Young Love and the Thrills based out of Boston, MA.
The couple worked with Birds of a Flower to create a classic, romantic feel. Bamboo sticks were used as place card holders set in moss covered boxes. Moss was also used on the bridal table as a beautiful base that was topped with glassware from Simon Pearce holding beautiful floral arrangements and candles.
Chelsea adorned a gorgeous gown by Christos that allowed her to move so eloquently throughout the day from the first look to the dance floor. She wore her grandmother’s seawater blue ring as her something borrowed, something blue. Her bridesmaids wore a mix of navy and light blue lace dresses by Self Portrait. The groom and groomsmen wore blue blazers and pants with ties from The Tie Bar.
Chelsea and her family worked with Post Road Press at Two Ems to create their paper goods. Chelsea’s talented sister created the artwork and collaborated with Post Road Press to create beautiful stationery from the dinner menu to the save the date cards. Having her sister’s artwork on their wedding papers provided a perfect special touch.
Another thing the couple did was in addition to opting for a first look, they pre-organized their timeline to have all their formal portraits out of the way before the ceremony, including family formal portraits. I have to say that I was a bit nervous packing this much in before the ceremony but we approached it with some flexibility knowing that if we weren’t able to get through all the portraits before the ceremony, we would finish them up during cocktail hour. With proper planning, we made it happen so that the couple ended up enjoying ALL of their cocktail hour with friends and family. Now that I’ve done it and see how much more the couple enjoyed their cocktail hour, I highly recommend it. Chelsea and Connor were able to enjoy mingling and catching up with guests they may not have seen in a long time.
By the way, speaking of first looks, how adorable is the mini-first-look Connor had with his mom right before the first look with Chelsea? Lots of good takeaways from this wedding and so much fun!
Thank you, Chelsea and Connor, for choosing me as your wedding photographer! It was so much fun being with you on your day and capturing all the fabulous in between moments!
Venue: Woodstock Inn & Resort
Floral Design: Birds of a Flower
Stationery: Post Road Press at Two Ems & Lily Andrews artwork
Tent and Table Rentals: Rain or Shine Events
Catering & Cake: Woodstock Inn & Resort
Entertainment: Young Love and the Thrills
Makeup: Maison Roug
Hair: Woodstock Inn Spa
Wedding Dress: Christos Bridal
Second Photographer for Amy Donohue: Jennifer McKenna Photography