Essex, MA Wedding Photographer :: Reception at the Essex Room :: Kristin + Zach (Part IV)

Quick recap: Wedding preparation gaiety can be caught up **here**, the wedding ceremony pictures at the Rose Garden at Lynch park **here**, relaxed family pictures and introductions to the wedding party **here** and now it's time to head over to the Essex Room at Woodmans, Essex, NH for the wedding reception photographs.

As the guests arrived to the elegant chamber music played by the Intermezzo chamber players, the wedding party relaxed with a glass of champagne and toasted their friends:

I stole Kristin & Zach away for some newlywed pictures:

We headed inside to the ballroom of the Essex Room.. I had the FABULOUS Julia Snider second shooting with me for the day and Julia was holding my lights for this shot. I can't say enough about how brilliant she was - from parking my car when I wasn't allowed to leave it with the limo at the Rose Garden, to getting some excellent images of the day herself. Julia will be in NYC for the whole month of July doing headshots so if you're a New Yorker looking for family pictures, updated headshots, heck - maybe a new profile pic for facebook or e-harmony - check out her site **here** :

Time for the first dance "At Last" by Etta James. I know I can be somewhat repetitive about my love of twinkly lights - this is why you should get them! They turn a regular wall into something a little more interesting:

Happy congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Foley:

As the guests sat down to delicious looking salads, last minute preparations were underway for the toasts, Eric studied his notes, Kirby was feeling a little nervous and Colin seemed pretty calm. The custom engraved silver champagne flutes were filled:

Fantastic toasts! Kirby had a perfect balance of embarrassing tales of Kristin when they were younger. Eric had everyone laughing with his stories and then smiling as he talked about how great Kristin & Zach are as parents to Autumn. Colin shared stories of his older brother the "SupahStaaaaaah" and then spoke movingly of how Zach is so lucky to have Kristin who is "the complete package" and how appropriate their choice of "At Last" was for their first dance:

Kristin & Zach during the toasts; Zach's reaction on the bottom left may have had something to do with Colin's disclosure involving a bandanna and a certain hairstyle :

Let them eat cake:

And then Autumn woke up from her nap and headed straight over to Zach for a cuddle:

I found Kristin getting a drink at the bar and loved the green leather seating:

I think it's safe to say that people were having fun ;)

Don't fret! It's not over yet, we haven't even got to the parent dances, the bouquet toss and much more. You'll just have to come back tomorrow I guess.

And before I forget, here's the Vendor list:

Photography: Leah Haydock
Ceremony venue: The Rose Garden at Lynch Park
Officiant: The Honorable Lisa L. Mead
Chamber music (beautiful music, A+++ recommendation from me!!!): Intermezzo Chamber Players ( or 781 861 7149)
Reception venue: The Essex Room at Woodmans of Essex, NH (super-organized Faye Broderick
Hair & Makeup : Rebecca Stankiewicz of Sapphire Hair Studio, Danvers, MA ( or 978 646 0047)
Flowers :gorgeous but they're not accepting any more wedding commissions so I won't tease you with their information
Antique Rolls Royce car and limo: by Sterling Swift Limousine
DJ: Zach's friend, Tim Sutton as DJ Tonzo (781-244-8752)
Cake: Zach's friend. Jerry at the Eastern Yacht Club who was unfortunately working and didn't even get to enjoy his cake!

1 comment

  1. Leah...what can I say!
    Everyday unveiling of your photos is a gift!
    Thank You!