Groveland Fairways :: Groveland, MA Wedding Photographer :: Lori + Kris (Part I)

I'm somewhat of a stickler for my one-wedding-each weekend rule but once a year I'll break the rules and this Labor Day weekend was just that weekend for I have SO much great stuff to share with you starting right now!

Saturday started out with the wedding of Lori & Kris at St Monica's Church in Methuen, MA followed by their wedding reception at the lovely venue of Groveland Fairways, Groveland, MA (if you're planning your wedding here you HAVE to contact me, it's maybe 10 minutes from my house).

Anyway, the day started at Lori's parents home with honorary flower girl Lola the dog looking a little glum that she wouldn't be allowed to attend the wedding ceremony. However Lola couldn't resist my dog whispering skills as I encouraged her to "work it Lola, work it!"

My child whispering skills are a little mixed :) here's Rylee the real flower girl:

Love love loved Lori's beautifully beaded dress:

Lori's bouquet was an elegant arrangement of roses, peonies and delicately fragrant white freesia (by the super talented Michele Bernard, bridesmaids bouquets and STUNNING centerpieces to follow over the next few days)

And this peony seemed like the perfect home for the wedding rings:

Useful wedding information: Brides! - if your dress has a corset to be laced up you MUST allow AT LEAST 20-30 minutes to get dressed. I have lost count of the number of weddings where we've run short on family picture time due to the fastening of the dress!!! It was fine at Lori & Kris's wedding as we had planned for pictures after the ceremony but if you'd like pictures with your family or bridesmaids you don't want to try to get dressed with 5 minutes to go...

The best kind of friend will happily hold you up in your wedding dress and Lori was surrounded by friends and family holding up her dress, lacing up the back and even holding it off the floor:

Here is Nana. I would almost like to do a whole blog post just featuring Nana as she was so wonderful and kind of reminded me of my own amazing grandmother. Nana watched happily as Lori stepped into her wedding dress and then the emotion of her granddaughter getting married hit:

Final tightening of the dress (count how many hands are helping!) and a super happy bride:

Excellent hair by Carrie from John Michaels in Salem, NH (603 890 6000) & Lindsay Berry of Monte Carlo Salon and flawless make up Andrea M Samra, licensed esthetician and make up artist (978 749 3161)

Time to head over to St Monica's Church in Methuen, MA to get ready for the wedding ceremony:

Here's Kris and his best man just minutes before he marries Lori and his nephew who also served as an altar boy for the ceremony:

And on that cliffhanger I will leave you. I have a beach engagement shoot this afternoon so the ceremony pictures will be up late on Friday or even Saturday...

Lori & Kris - I hope you're having an AMAZING honeymoon in Italy! Feel free to leave Lori & Kris your well-wishes in the comments..



  1. You did such a beautiful job - and your Nana photos got me all over again! -- Katie

  2. yeah, nana totally made me cry too! pics are gorgeous as always, Leah