Thursday, January 12, 2012
[Rockstar Wedding] Sarah & Joe's Harry Potter/Autumn Themed Wedding [Westport, MA]
Sarah and Joe met James and I at Panera Bread (our favorite portable office) one cold February evening in 2010. Over an hour later we were all full of coffee and still talking about books, knitting, movie adaptions of books (let's just say Hunger Games casting opinions were voiced) and having babies. (Sarah had recently had Joey, their adorable son).
They told us about how they met, with the same almost embarrassed face that all couples who met at a bar have before admitting "YES, I totally dated the bartender!" It's really common, allow me to assure you bar-made couples out there of this!
Seems like that was months ago and here we were waiting to start shooting their wedding! Crazy!
Sarah, who'd make a divine art director with her location eye, took us to Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery for the first look and formals on the big day. Sarah arrived as the sun was setting and skillfully picked her way down the path, to her awaiting groom hanging around in the vines with his brothers.
Joe said her dress wasn't what he pictured she'd choose, but I think it might have been better by his expression.
These are my favorite of my first look shots...how cute are they?
I'm also in love with this photo...what a beautiful family in a beautiful setting.
We had a great time shooting at the Westport Rivers Vineyard. They allow brides to pay a fee and use their beautiful land for wedding formals and engagement sessions. They gave Sarah and Joe a yummy looking bottle of bubbly, too! I'd love to shoot there again.
This is where I out Sarah and Joe (Mainly Joe) as gigantic Harry Potter nerds. We grabbed a quick shot of the wedding party rocking their not-at-all-forcibly-given Hogwarts scarves.
Then it was off to the yarn store. Yes. The yarn store. Lauren was a knitter and so is Sarah! Love it!
We invaded (after asking, of course) Sisters of the Wool in Westport, MA just before they closed for the evening. The staff there was wonderful and let us roam the store being silly.
Altared Visions: We MAY ask you to model for our own immature delight. You've been warned.
The flower girl was a cutie pie.
The reception details were fabulous and all the products of Sarah's talented, crafty hands! Check out the Harry Potter book flowers and table cards. So cute!
Did I mention she made the cake? Yeah...she made the cake.
It was a full moon on 11.11.11, it looked beautiful rising behind our detail shots!
The ceremony was short and sweet, upstairs in the lofts of Bittersweet Farms. The venue is beautiful, this was third time shooting there but the first time at night. It's quite dark, photographers...be warned!
Joey wasn't having any part of not being included in the ceremony and helped the officiant read her script.
I see you James!
The glow sticks came out at the reception and were a hit!
Aside from the Harry Potter theme, this is Joe's other contribution to the wedding!
Momma dancing with Joey.
Joey was ready for bed, can you tell?
Love wedding kids...
Congratulations Sarah & Joe! Here's to many more happy years for the knitter and the bartender. :)
VENUE: (First Look)Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery Westport, MA
VENUE: (Ceremony/Reception) Bittersweet Farms Wesport, MA
DRESS: Anjolique Bridal
SHRUG: Fabulous Furs Sarah says "Best(!) faux fur site I found in my searching after falling in love with a real fur in a Martha Stewart mag that was $5k!"
HAIR & MAKEUP: Nuance Salon
Sarah says "This is my friend, Jen Oliveira's, salon - she uses Bare Minerals.
DJ: DJ Wyatt Kelley
FLOWERS: Jayne's Flowers
Sarah Says "She doesn't have a website, she has a small kiosk on the corner of Federal & Milk in Boston [and] she does weddings through word-of-mouth only."
CAKE: Sarah made it, as well as the pumpkin butter favors!
GAME TRUCK: Games2U Mobile Entertainment
Sarah says: "So much fun!"