This Memorial Day weekend I photographed the most beautiful rustic wedding at Bittersweet Farm in Westport, MA! Sarah & Adam have spent many years together just waiting to tie the knot. They met at a young age and have followed each other around the country chasing their dreams. Technically, they became Mr. & Mrs. a couple of months ago in a small ceremony, but this was their big wedding to celebrate their love and commitment with their loved ones!
Since my last two weddings were rained out, I was trying to hold out hope that this one would be different. To my surprise, their wedding day was blessed with the most beautiful Spring weather! We started our day with some getting ready pictures at the couple’s hotel. The bride and bridesmaids finished hair and makeup and began on the finishing touches. The guys put on their ties, laced up their shoes, and were quickly on their way to Bittersweet to wait for the rest of the wedding party. After I shot some details in the bridal suite, it was finally time for Sarah to get ready! At every wedding there’s so much anticipation waiting to see the bride in her dress–It’s the first moment of the big day when everything comes together and actually feels real. As Sarah’s Mom buttoned her dress, there were constant ‘Ooh’s and Aww’s’ from bridesmaids looking on. How incredibly gorgeous is her lacey, vintage-inspired gown? All of the details she chose for herself were absolutely perfect!
The gown was on. The makeup was perfect. And the veil was in place. Now it was onto the first look! I was thrilled when these two agreed on doing a first look–It’s a great option when you want your first moments together on your wedding day to be more intimate. It also allows more time for photos (which is an obvious plus as a photographer!). As their closest friends and family stood quietly in the background, Adam turned to meet his wife with the biggest smile on his face and tears in his eyes. The way they smile with each other is something incredibly special–I can’t help but be reminded of my own loving relationship with my husband. You can just feel the love between them! After portraits with their bridal party and family, it was time to hide the bride and groom in preparation for their guest’s arrival.
Friends and family filled the ceremony seats and the bridal party looked on as Sarah and her father elegantly made their way down the isle. They read their personal, written vows to one another, exchanged the rings, and shared a beautiful kiss as their guests cheered. After a few more photos it was finally time to start the party! Bittersweet has an amazing reception space with rustic, wood beams and huge, antique windows. As the sun set outside, the ceiling above was filled with twinkling lights while everyone danced the night away.
To Sarah & Adam: I had such a wonderful time photographing your wedding day. Thank you for letting me tell your story and share in this beautiful moment in your lives. I’m so happy for the two of you and wish you all the best in your future together!