Archive for January, 2016

This wedding was such a classic affair filled with soft colors, gold adornments and lots of personal touches. I can’t wait to see this pretty little thing in person. This is a 12×12 Flush mount Album which will be wrapped with Ivory silk and the lace from the bride’s gown. The book will be displayed in a custom presentation box which will showcase the bride’s belt on the cover. It’s going to be so unique and meaningful!

Rosecliff Weddings

Rosecliff Weddings

Rosecliff Weddings

Rosecliff Weddings

Rosecliff Weddings

Rosecliff Weddings

Weddings at Rosecliff

Weddings at Rosecliff

Weddings at Rosecliff

Weddings at Rosecliff

Weddings at Rosecliff

Weddings at Rosecliff

Weddings at Rosecliff

Rosecliff Mansion Weddings

Rosecliff Mansion Weddings

Rosecliff Mansion Weddings

Jaclyn L Photography

Ilda & Mike’s fall Berkshire wedding at Cranwell Resort was just stunning. The couple chose the Berkshires because of the beautiful mountain views, the fall colors and the grandeur of the historic estate.

Ilda and her family are from Albania, a country which is rich with tradition. Ilda’s grandparents made the journey from Albania and were a very important part of the wedding. Not only did Ilda’s grandparents raise their own children but also raised Ilda, her brother and her cousins. She has a very strong sense of family and a close bond with them all which was very apparent throughout the day. Ilda’s cousins were her flower girls and they wore the most beautiful Albanian costumes. I loved the red accented with gold as it added a richness to the ceremony. Ilda had a family member officiate the wedding which included some beautiful Albanian poems and a beautiful song played by close friends. The reception also included a beautiful speech given by Mike’s parents, a slideshow presentation from the couple to their guests and the most hilarious slideshow given by Ilda’s parents to the couple.

Mike and Ilda are both very much into physical activities; rock climbing, running and most of all crossfit. They also both enjoy chocolate! Each of the tables were named after chocolate truffles such as dark chocolate, milk chocolate and peanut butter. Each of the place settings also had a Lindt truffle so perfectly placed across the napkin. One of the couple’s favorite part of the day was when they got to eat their Banana chocolate-chip cake!

The evening continued with excellent food, lots of laughs and a ton of dancing! Mike and Ilda we had a blast at your wedding!

Venue: Cranwell | Florist: Queen Anne’s Lace – Carolyn Valenti | Band: Black Tie Band | Officiant: Family Member | Cake: Andrea of AW Confections | Hair/Makeup: The Spa at Cranwell | Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Planner: Megan Hajduk of Cranwell

Fall Berkshire Weddings

Cranwell Estate Weddings

Cranwell Estate Weddings

Fall Berkshire Weddings

The Groom at Cranwell

First Look on the Staircase at Cranwell

Cranwell Estate Weddings

Cranwell Weddings

Weddings at Cranwell Estate in the Berkshires

Cranwell Weddings

Cranwell Weddings

Weddings in the Berkshires

Weddings in the Berkshires

Weddings in the Berkshires

Berkshire Weddings

Cranwell Weddings

Weddings at Cranwell Estate in the Berkshires

Albanian Wedding in Lenox, MA

Carolyn Valenti Florals at Cranwell

Albanian Wedding in Lenox, MA

Weddings in the Berkshires

Fall Outdoor ceremony in the mountains of Lenox MA

Fall Outdoor ceremony in the mountains of Lenox MA

Weddings in the Berkshires

Cocktail Hour at Cranwell

Cocktail Hour at Cranwell

Cocktail Hour at Cranwell

Cranwell in Lenox, MA

Cranwell Weddings

Carolyn Valenti Florals at Cranwell

Carolyn Valenti Florals at Cranwell

Dancing at Cranwell

Jaclyn L Photography

Jaclyn L Photography

Jaclyn L Photography

Jaclyn L Photography

Jaclyn L Photography

Stacy & Julian’s Brenton Point Engagement Session was a bit chilly but so much fun!! They are getting married next August at the beautiful Castle Hill Inn and we chose to to have their engagement season on Ocean Drive because the couple loves the ocean but the scenery will also compliment the backdrop of their wedding.

We started the session in the woods of Brenton Point State Park because the lighting was just stunning. The textures of the buildings made great backdrops and I just loved the sunlight that was streaming through the trees. After we headed out to the rocks where it was windy and a bit chilly but totally worth it. The crashing waves and the golden hour sunlight added so much romance to the session. One of my favorite shots from the session was when Stacy put her coat on and snuggled up next to Julian. <3

Newport Rhode Island Engagement Session

Newport Rhode Island Engagement Session

Newport Rhode Island Engagement Session

Newport Rhode Island Engagement Session

Newport Rhode Island Engagement Session

Brenton Point Engagement Session

Brenton Point Engagement Session

Brenton Point Engagement Session

Brenton Point Engagement Session

Brenton Point Engagement Session

Jaclyn L Photography

Jamie and Kurt chose Zukas Hilltop Barn as their wedding location because they had visions of a “rustic fall New England wedding”. They got that and more! It was the perfect time in October; the sky was blue with big puffy clouds, the mountains were speckled with orange and red and the forest was filled with yellow leaves doused with warm golden light.

The ladies were dressed in a beautiful burgundy which complimented the fall colors of the background and the boys were dressed in navy. Jamie’s wedding gown was stunning, lots of fluffy layers toped with the most beautiful beaded bodice. The bride chose to wear gorgeous blue shoes as her “something blue”. We got creative and used the crystals of the shoes to showcase the rings.

One of my favorite parts of the day was frolicking through the woods. The couple, especially Jamie, were troopers. They trusted us 100%, and it was worth the “hike” in heels and a dress. After we spent sometime in the peaceful woods we headed out the the field where the light was just incredible. The ceremony was a heartfelt one for both the couple and the audience and once cocktail hour was over it was time to party! That party included light up wands and the family’s famous mullet wig, it was so much fun.

Venue & Caterer: Zukas Hilltop Barn | Florist: Judy’s Village Flowers | Officiant: Art Tatro | DJ & Lighting: Greg Bedard | Hair & Makeup: Kirsten Hickman of Zuka’s Day Spa | Transportation: Le Limo (trolley) | Bridal Dress & Veil: Watters | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew

Badgley Mischka Blue Wedding shoesGetting ready at Zukas Hilltop Barn

getting ready at Zukas Hilltop Barn

Cala lillies for bridesmaids

Zukas Hilltop Barn Wedding

family portrait at Zukas Hilltop Barn

Zukas Hilltop Barn wedding

the woods of Zukas Hilltop Barn

Zukas Hilltop Barn wedding

Zukas Hilltop Barn wedding

Fall weddings at Zukas Hilltop Barn

western Ma fall wedding

ceremony at Zukas Hilltop Barn

Wedding Ceremonies at Zukas Hilltop Barn

wedding ceremonies at Zukas Hilltop Barn

Wedding Ceremonies at Zukas Hilltop Barn

Wedding ceremony outside at Zukas Hilltop Barn

fall wedding details

Zukas Hilltop Barn

Introductions

first dance at Zukas Hilltop Barn

speeches

cake cutting at Zukas Hilltop Barn

parent dances in spencer ma

Zukas Hilltop Barn Weddings

Jaclyn L Photography

Can you believe it’s 2016!? 2015 was a HUGE year for Jaclyn L Photography as it was the biggest year yet and we are so thrilled to have worked with so many amazing couples.

Last year (2014) was the year of traveling, bringing us to lots of new places. This year was filled mostly with weddings right in our own backyard. Castle Hill Inn, the Chanler, Rosecliff, Glen Manor, the Vanderbilt Grace and more! To make beautiful images we got to use the breathtaking ocean views that Newport has to offer as well as the architecture of the mansions and play inside the most amazing trees. I loved being able to explore the different venues and making each wedding’s images unique to the couple. For new venues, this year brought us into Providence, Mystic CT and in the Fall, out to Western Massachusetts. My favorite new venue was the Providence Public Library. It was filled with so much history, architecture and amazing light! Mystic Seaport was a close second with it’s quaint historic village, large ships and water views.

Along with photographing so many awesome weddings and engagement sessions for upcoming couples, we had the opportunity to photograph where it all begins… at the proposal. We had four amazing proposals take place at Castle Hill Inn’s lighthouse. I love being able to capture these moments, especially the surprised look on the ladies faces when they see the ring and realize what’s happening.

2016 is going to be another great year of fabulous weddings, engagements, proposals and coming in the spring of 2016 something {NEW!}. I can’t wait to share. Happy New Year!

{To see the full blog post, click on the link below the image. We will be finishing up this seasons blog posts in the month of Janury!}

Renaissance at Patriot Place

Intimate Wedding at the Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place | Foxborough, MA {Go Patriots!}

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Intimate Wedding at the Boston Tavern | Massachusetts

the chanler hotel weddings

The Chanler | Newport RI

Ochre Court Weddings

Ochre Court | Newport, RI

Sheraton Hotel Norwood Wedding

Tiffany Ballroom | Norwood, MA

Castle Hill Inn Proposal

Castle Hill Inn | Newport, RI

A Chanler Wedding

The Chanler at Cliffwalk | Newport, RI

Borderland State Park Wedding

Borderland State Park | Easton, MA

Castle Hill Inn Wedding

Castle Hill Inn | Newport, RI

Providence Public Library Wedding

Providence Public Library | Providence, RI

Glen Manor Wedding

Glen Manor House | Portsmouth, RI

A Glen Manor Wedding

Glen Manor House | Portsmouth, RI

Castle Hill Inn Proposal

Castle Hill Inn | Newport, RI

An Oceancliff Wedding

The Preservation Society Properties & OceanCliff Resort | Newport, RI

A Vanderbilt Grace Wedding

The Vanderbilt Grace | Newport, RI

Glen Manor House Weddings

Glen Manor House | Newport, RI

 

A New Bedford Elopement

Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford, MA

An Oceancliff wedding

Oceancliff Resort | Newport, RI

Mystic Seaport Wedding

Latitude 41 at Mystic Seaport | Mystic, CT

RoseCliff Wedding

Rosecliff Mansion | Newport, RI

New York Wedding

Private Home | New York

Castle Hill Inn Proposal

Castle Hill Inn | Newport, RI

Blithewold Wedding
Blithewold Mansion | Bristol, RI

Shining Tides Weddings

Shining Tides | Mattapoisett, MA

Lake George NY Wedding

Lake George | Lake George NY – Second shot for Tricia McCormack Photography

Zukas Hilltop Barn Wedding

Zukas Hilltop Barn | Spencer, MA

Cranwell Weddings

Cranwell Estate | Lenox, MA

Squantum Association Wedding

Squantum Association | East Providence, RI

Castle Hill Inn Proposal

Castle Hill Inn | Newport, RI

Cranwell Wedding

Cranwell Estate | Lenox, MA

Jaclyn L Photography