Harrington Farm | Massachusetts Wedding Photographers

This beautiful couple is none other than my sister-in-law and my new brother-in-law! I couldn't be happier for them and was so excited for them, starting from the moment Brian proposed to Sarah in Maine! You may remember seeing their Ogunquit, Maine engagement session from last year... If not...go check it out now! We love photographing in new places and traveling to meet up with our couples.

Sarah & Brian's wedding day was a little bit on the rainy side, but we had the perfect amount of cloudy mist for their first look and portraits outdoors before the ceremony! Sarah's pastor officiated their wedding ceremony, with a braided rope tie (brides, take note - what a great idea!), unity candle lighting, readings by her brothers (including MY HUBS), a beautiful solo of "Wherever You Go" (David Haas) by Sarah's mom, and communion taken by the bride and groom. The reception was filled with personal details with a baseball theme, since they met playing softball! Soooo many fun ideas here, like a concession stand for their wedding favors, and tickets as escort cards! See that cake topper??? Custom-made by the bride's talented father, who hand-carved the topper himself! What is better than personalized details that really tell your story as a couple on the day of your wedding?!

I love weddings with a mix of DIY and stylist/planner ideas incorporated in, because everything comes together so nicely and there is less stress for the bride and groom on the actual wedding day. You'll hear from the stylist below, on how the planning process went and how she works with couples!

Shannon Downey, Owner of More Than a Moment:

When I was asked to help create details that had an underlying baseball theme for Sarah & Brian’s wedding day I was beyond excited. I am a baseball girl at heart and grew up playing softball and cheering on the Red Sox. One of my favorite things to do as an event stylist is to help personalize each couple’s day in a way that is unique to their individual personalities.

Sarah and Brian love the Red Sox and she wanted to incorporate this into their theme without it being too overbearing. Sarah and her mom wanted to partake in the DIY aspect of their wedding while also being able to delegate certain tasks to myself. I helped guide them in the painting process of their distressed mason jars as well as the overall color scheme for the day. Sarah knew she wanted to do a concession stand as a focal point for the favor aspect of the wedding day. I assisted in giving input towards the layout of this table but Sarah and her mom did most of the ordering and display mock-ups for me to implement on the day of.

Other ways we incorporated the baseball theme was through the seating chart and the overall vibe of the signage throughout the venue. I always work with my couples to choose a font and colors that fit their theme and then we use these multiple times during the design process. For Sarah and Brian it meant using their pink and blue colors with a touch of the ivory and red accents.

One of my favorite things to create for their wedding was the seating chart display. Instead of your standard tented escort cards they opted for my suggestion of “tickets” that would show which table the guest was seated at. The tables were named after famous Red Sox players to coincide with the theme. I was able to utilize the budget they gave me to purchase some additional décor that fit the baseball vibe such as a few Louisville Slugger bats, some extra baseballs and some good ol’ fashioned peanuts.

My favorite part is pulling everything together the day of that we have worked so hard on. From the seating chart to the welcome table to the cupcake display the details were executed in a style that said “Sarah and Brian” while still exuding some wedding elegance.  Everything had a touch of Sarah’s hard work as well as my professional eye for execution and layout.

The most gratifying part of what I do is seeing my couples at the end of the night, once the celebration has come to a close, and they are able to reflect on everything coming together in just the way they had imagined during the planning process! 

Wedding Professionals

Wedding Venue: Harrington Farm
Wedding Stylist: More Than a Moment
Officiant: Pastor Steven Koroskenyi
D.J. & Entertainment: Mike Connelly Sound Productions
Hair Stylists: Heather & Andrea from Salon Speakeasy
Makeup Artist: Pam from KiSSandMaKeUp
Videography: Primo Video
Bridal Boutique: Elizabeth Ann's Bridal Boutique
Bakery: Aunty Ellen's Creative Confections
Floral Design: Windmill Florist
 

Butternut Farm Golf Club Wedding | Massachusetts Wedding Photographers

I was so excited when Becky and Ben chose us to photograph their July wedding, because I've known Becky for years and knew it would be a beautiful day. We began at her family's home in Leominster, MA with getting ready photos before the ceremony. It's funny when you've been somewhere to visit so many times, yet you notice new things that you've never observed before. Things like the pattern on the dining room chairs, the wicker textures in the sun room, or the way the light comes in so pretty through the windows in the front living room. I guess it's the photographer in me - so many details and seeing things so differently.

One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is almost always the ceremony. It’s usually short and sweet, but there are so many once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen between the couple. For instance, the moment Ben saw Becky and her dad walking down the aisle, or the way they were smiling at each other while holding hands on the altar. Witnessing that moment of excitement when they’re pronounced husband and wife, and seeing their guests look so incredibly happy. Becky and Ben chose to recreate a photo from her parents’ wedding, with their bridal party and parents on the steps of the church, which I love. It’s such a meaningful photo, created with thought and sentiment, and one of those photos that will likely be looked at and truly treasured through the years until you are sitting with your children someday and planning their wedding days. You’ll show them your wedding album and talk about style, planning, trends…but then you’ll come across that photo and explain to them the sentiment of recreating something from the past, and it will be so special.

Once we arrived at Butternut Farm Golf Club for their reception, I couldn’t have felt more welcome. Carol gave us a little walkthrough so that we could see a few different spots to choose from for their group portraits. By the time the toasts came, I was laughing over Becky’s twin sister, Chrissy’s toast (that included a story about a spatula) and couldn’t believe that their wedding day was flying by so quickly. Guests danced to music by East Coast Soul, and the dance floor was packed the entire night.

To Becky & Ben – I feel honored to have been chosen to photograph your wedding, and I’m so incredibly happy for the two of you! XOXO

Wedding Professionals
Wedding Venue: Butternut Farm Golf Club
Wedding Photographer: Simply K Studios
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Studio Em
Floral Design: Cauley’s Garden Center
Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridal Gown: BHLDN Chestnut Hill
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Limo Transportation: All Points Limo
Music & Entertainment: East Coast Soul