Archive for October, 2014

Rebecca and Carlton’s fall Berkshire wedding at the Country Club of Pittsfield was filled with lots of love and emotion. Rebecca and Carlton are both fabulous musicians and met 11 years ago while working on a college musical production. It wasn’t until years later they found true love. The two of them are “old souls rekindled by each other’s passion for life, love, laughter and music.”

The inspiration for Rebecca & Carlton’s wedding was old Hollywood glamour of the 1920’s. Their wedding had touches of vintage lace, elegant pearls and sparkly rhinestones. Rebecca kept the color palette soft and romantic; black and whites, crèmes, blush, and touches of pink. Rebecca and her mother worked hard on all the fine details of the wedding including a beautiful Chupah created by her mother and friends. Rebecca’s hydrangea bouquet was filled with beautiful vintage brooches and from the stems hung a locket which held photos of each of her grandparents.

This was a wedding full of surprises. Not only for the guest but, for the bride and groom as well! The first surprise came right after the best man gave his speech. He invited everyone up on the to the dance floor to get the party started! The next surprise came to both the guests and to the groom! Rebecca sang the most amazing rendition of Etta James’ “At Last” I have ever heard! Before she could finish the entire room was giving her a standing ovation. The most emotional surprise of the evening was when Carlton’s brother and sister-in-law sang Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love”. It was a very sentimental moment and the couple couldn’t have been more surprised.

Congratulations Rebecca & Carlton!

Groom's details at a Berkshire Wedding

Groom at a Berkshire Wedding

Brides details at a Berkshire Wedding

Wedding dress & Flower Girls at a Berkshire Wedding

Bride getting ready at the country club of pittsfield

Bride at a Berkshire Wedding

First Look at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding Portrait

Wedding Portrait at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Flower girls at a berkshire wedding

A fall Berkshire wedding

A fall Berkshire wedding

Bridal party at a Berkshire Wedding

A fall Berkshire wedding

Romantic bridal portraits

Wedding Ceremony at the Country Club of Pittsfield

The Country Club of Pittsfield

The kiss at a berkshire wedding

Details at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Details at the Country Club of Pittsfield

First Dace at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Bride Signing to the groom

Cake Cutting at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Parent Dances at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Signing at a Berkshire Wedding

Reception at the Country Club of Pittsfield

Jaclyn L Photography

How adorable are these flower girls? Happy Friday!

Flower girls looking at the bridal gown

Jaclyn L Photography

It’s been a busy weekend as we are finishing up wedding season! Here is a {sneak peek} of Saturday’s beautiful fall wedding at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

A kiss under the fall leaves at the Pittsfield Country Club

Jaclyn L Photography

Stephen and Vanessa’s Gloucester Wedding was all about family and friends getting together and having a good time! The couple chose to get married at the beautiful Sacred Heart Church in Manchester-By-The-Sea and the reception was held at Vanessa’s childhood beach home in Gloucester. Even though the weather was not very cooperative we did get the beautiful ambiance of fog! I think fog on the beach is so romantic and the navy and jewel toned colors really popped.

My favorite touch to the day was a “local” IPA {Stephen’s favorite} which was brought to the wedding by the groomsmen. The IPA is called Heady Topper Beer and is created by a small family run brewery in Vermont called the Alchemist. The beer is so popular that the brewery can’t keep the shelves stocked with it. The only way to get it by the case is to go to the brewery and camp out the night before to ensure you are first into the shop when it opens. As a surprise, the groomsmen went up to Vermont a few nights prior to the wedding and waited in line to bring back this jewel of a brew. The couple also incorporated hops into their wedding decor! I love the texture the hops brought to the centerpieces {so clever!}

The dancing and fun continued into the night. Stephen and Vanessa, congratulations and I had an absolute blast photographing your wedding!

Fabulous Vendors – Florist: Maryann Stenson (Bride’s Aunt) | DJ: Rob Gulati (Bride’s brother) | MC: Tom Moen (Groom’s friend) | Caterer: Relish Catering

groom getting ready in Gloucester

groom getting ready in Gloucester

Groomsmen in Gloucester Wedding

Groom in Gloucester Wedding

Jewel toned flowers and gold shoes

jewelry and fall details

bride getting ready in gloucester wedding

A church in manchester-by-the-sea

A church wedding ceremony in manchester-by-the-sea

A church wedding ceremony in manchester-by-the-sea

Bridal party at Good Harbor Beach Gloucester

Bridal party at Good Harbor Beach Gloucester

Wedding Photos at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester

Wedding Photos at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester

Wedding Photos at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester

Wedding Photos at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester

Gloucester MA wedding

Fall centerpieces and fall flowers

Reception at a Gloucester Ma Wedding

Reception at a Gloucester Ma Wedding

Night Shot of Gloucester MA Wedding

Great night shot captured by Sara!

Jaclyn L Photography

Ming and Fen Nan’s fall wedding at the Wheeler House in Atlanta Georgia was as romantic as it could be! Fen Nan’s vision for for her wedding was one of elegance and beauty. They also wanted their wedding to be for their guests as most were from out of town. They wanted the guests to enjoy themselves and to just have fun! To keep things fun the couple included a few lawn games, a giant game of jenga, a pink bottled ring toss and corn hole to name a few as well as a photo booth! My favorite touch was the cookbook guest book! What a fabulous idea to have your family and friends wish you well in a cookbook!

Fen Nan and Ming wanted reminders of their culture so they included the double happiness character on their invitations and the bride made the large golden double happiness sign that hung above the ceremony site! {A great personal touch} Fen Nan also made the large crepe peonies that hung above the fireplace. They made a bold statement and added a nice pop of color to the room!

The Wheeler House was the perfect location for their wedding! A historic southern plantation with an adorable barn, stringed lights, chandeliers and of course the most beautiful southern sunlight. Congratulations to Ming and Fen Nan!

Thanks to these vendors: Catering, Settings & Flowers: Coast 2 Coast | Wedding Coordinator: Winey Blonde Events | DJ: DJ Chuck Walls | Hair & Makeup: Fashion Taipei Studios

Bride Details at the Wheeler House

Bride getting ready at the Wheeler Hosue

Bride getting ready at the Wheeler Hosue

Bridal portraits at the Wheeler House

Bridal portraits at the Wheeler House

Groom Getting Ready at the Wheeler House

Groom portraits at the Wheeler House

First Look at the Wheeler House

First Look at the Wheeler House

First Look at the Wheeler House

Couple Portraits at the Wheeler House

Couple Portraits at the Wheeler House

Couple Portraits at the Wheeler House

Bridal party at the Wheeler House

Bridal party at the Wheeler House

Bridal party at the Wheeler House

Couple Portraits at the Wheeler House

Couple Portraits at the Wheeler House

The Wheeler House Atlanta Georgia

Ceremony Site at the  Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Ceremony at the Wheeler House

A Ceremony at the Wheeler House

A Ceremony at the Wheeler House

A Ceremony at the Wheeler House

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

Lawn games at the Wheeler House

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

Details at a Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

First Dance at the Wheeler House

Toasts at the Wheeler House

Cake cutting at the Wheeler House

A Wheeler House Wedding

A Wheeler House Wedding

Reception at the Wheeler House

Reception at the Wheeler House

Sparkler Send Off at the Wheeler House

Jaclyn L Photography