Three more fall weddings to share with you and then I'll be back with two more November weddings and another at the end of December. Not to mention eleventy hundred engagement sessions to post - gotta love fall in New England!
Today I have Jo-Ann & Ben's wedding pictures at Glen Magna Farms in Danvers, MA. Glen Magna is one of my very favorite outdoor wedding venues on the North Shore. It's a STUNNING property, the gardens are amazing and the whole team are a joy to work with.
I should backtrack to the first email inquiry I received from Ben. Amongst other things it read,
"Hi. You seem like fun and not a square like some of the other photographers we've internetted."
I felt like one of the cool kids for like 3 minutes and quickly replied with probably way too much info about how I shoot weddings and availability and pricing. And Ben replied,
"We like your stuff significantly more than other people. So we're in! Leah Haydock Photography or bust!
Verge jewelry did the beautiful restoration work and created the wedding band to fit around it)
Jo-Ann gave her sisters/bridesmaids these cute floral robes
Blushing Bride in Peabody
Cozymade (along with the flower girl brooch bouquet and the flower pin escort cards)
Obviously you don't choose your wedding venue based on the amazing backdrops and light for pictures but it's a pretty great bonus when everywhere you turn it gets more beautiful (Country club X on a hill with no shade and a tiny gazebo that fits a small toddler only - I'm talking to you...)
photobooth (pictures coming soon!) and I knew that Audrey would be taking care of it during the reception so the talented Kate Harper joined us for part of the day. I asked Kate to stay back with Jo-Ann and her dad and the next two images are hers.
"Mayonnaise jar & two cups of coffee" story which was one of the readings you are missing out.
Vinwood Catering (I have this urge to try to make tomato soup shooters with mini grilled cheese right now...) out on the lawn:
Pepperberry's team and Jo-Ann's collection of vintage doilies and china (Ben mentioned this in his vows promising to love Jo-Ann when she is old and grey and her love of doilies is finally age-appropriate).
*this* so I switched to pasta :)
White Label DJs was amazing. If you're looking for a real DJ (vs a playlist kind of guy) without any of the usual wedding cheese I can't recommend these guys enough.