The time is finally here! May 12th marks the beginning of my 2018 wedding season. I can’t believe how quickly these past few months have flown by. My last 2017 wedding was in December, I gave birth to our son Cooper (6 weeks early) in January, and now here we are in May!
I’m super excited to be starting off this wedding season with a bang! When Viviana & George contacted me last year, I was honored that they wanted to hire me as their photographer. These two seemed like a sweet couple with an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue to match. Tupper Manor is a picture-perfect mansion located in Beverly, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. The grounds and mansion itself are stunning and offer endless locations for photos.
Unfortunately a few days before their wedding, we noticed the impending rain in the forecast. I always try to reassure my couples that no-matter what the weather we will create beautiful keepsake photos for their special day. There's no weather that could ever keep us from photographing your wedding to the fullest! We may not be able to access all of the locations that we wanted to originally, but we will strive to push our creativity and embrace the rainy weather.
One of the best qualities about Tupper Manor is that The Wylie Inn and Conference Center is located right on the property. This made their getting ready pictures and wedding day travel so much easier. We started our day by meeting Viviana at the Wylie Inn for some getting ready photos. When I arrived, she was just finishing up her hair and makeup while the bridesmaids were getting ready. Her hair was styled into a elegant bun and accessorized with a gorgeous, jeweled hairpiece. Viviana’s sister helped button up her amazing dress, while Mom looked on from the adjacent room. Just a few more pictures and it was finally time to tie the knot!
After a 30 minute drive, we arrived at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Although it’s a cozy church inside, it’s also completely beautiful. This ceremony was a first for me–I had never photographed a Greek wedding before! I spent a few days researching and watching as many videos as possible. I come from a Catholic background so, while there are many similarities, there are many traditional components that I just wasn’t familiar with. George’s sister was amazing to communicate with during the planning process, and had sent me their detailed program ahead of time.Viviana & George exchanged rings and were officially husband and wife.
When we returned to Tupper Manor, it was time for portraits. Unfortunately the rain was pretty consistent at this point, so we made the most of the mansion’s beautiful interior. It has such a classic, romantic feeling, so it wasn’t too hard to find some incredible spots for photos. After their pictures, it was time to introduce the married couple into their reception! During their first dance, Viviana surprised everyone by singing Mandy Moore’s ‘Only Hope’ for George. It was absolutely beautiful! Then it was finally time to celebrate and dance the night away!
Thank you so much for letting me be your wedding photographer and capture these moments for you! Congratulations again Viviana & George–Wishing you all the best in your future together!