We had a blast at our wedding. It definitely went by fast like everyone told us it would, but it was great. The weather was beautiful and everyone seemed to have a good time.
Since Anthony and I live so far away we do not see our family and friends as often as we would like, so to have them all in one place at the same time was probably our most favorite part of our wedding. The whole day was just AMAZING and truly special thanks to all our family and friends.”
From Jen: Anthony and I have been dating for 9.5 years now. We met our freshmen year in college. Anthony lived the floor below me in Colby Hall. We were friends for the first semester and started dating after winter break. After 9.5 fun years together, we couldn’t be happier that we are married now and starting a new chapter together.”
J Michaels Salon and Spa in Andover, Ma. did such a great job on all our hair and makeup. Everyone loved it and commented on how good we all looked. The bridesmaids, my nieces, my mother and I all thought they did a great job. They even let us order panera and bring mimosas to the salon and have my older brother come to take pictures of us all. They were great!!!!”
“ I went to Christina’s Bridal in Andover, MA with my mother, mother-in-law, sister, nieces, sister-in-law and some of my bridesmaids. I told them all that I was looking for a simple a-line or mermaid dress that was sweetheart top. My mother-in-law and bridesmaid found this dress that had more bling than I planned on wearing. My mother saw Anthony’s mother hold it up for me to try on and yelled at me when I said no and told me that I had to. When I tried it on, my eyes lit up and I knew it was the one. When I brought it out for them all to see and saw the look on everyone’s faces, I knew for sure and bought it right then.”
Our flowers were from Susans Weddings out Hamstead, NH. They were also a pleasure to work with. The flowers came out so pretty and the perfect colors that I wanted. I am not big into flowers, so when they were talking to me about each flower name, I just trusted them that it would look good and the two colors that I wanted and it came out sooooo nice. I loved them, especially my alter/sweetheart table flowers and bouquet. Just stunning!”
Anthony wanted a light tux for him and his groomsmen and was definitely happy with what he chose on the actual day when it was in the high 80’s. He said he was very happy that my favorite color was blue, because he loved the light blue appose to a pink or purple and I am sure his groomsmen did too. 🙂”
Our groomsmen are Anthony’s best friends in the world. There is not another group of guys he would have rather had next to him on his wedding day. They did a great job of keeping Anthony calm all day and killed it on the dance floor all night!”
“ Our bridesmaids were amazing these last few months. From hosting my bridal shower in Newburyport and taking me out for my amazing bachlorette party in Boston to helping me badazzle placecards, doing the bathroom baskets for us, putting flowers on flipflops and giving their opinions on every little detail…they truly were amazing. You really do see who loves you and would be there in anything you need when planning your wedding. I love my family and friends soooooo very much and hope they know I would do it all for them as well. Love you girls!!!”
Our First Glance
“ Will and Lucia (from Focus Photography) were great. There were so many emotions going through us that day it was hard to stay focused on taking good pictures, but Will and Lucia definitely keep things moving. While Lucia made sure we got everything we wanted, Will really lightens the mood and helps you enjoy the day all while taking BEAUTIFUL pictures.”
“ Focus Photography went above and beyond what most photographers will do and were a pleasure to work with. I looked through their website pictures and blog and fell in love. The angles they use, the quality of the pictures, the landscapes, the balance, clarity everything was just right.
I am a graphic/web designer, so I have an eye for detail. If one thing is off I will notice it, so it was pretty hard finding a photographer that I really liked. When we met them, we were definitely sure. They were great to work with, and we cannot wait to see our wedding album.”
Anthony’s aunt Jane performed our ceremony. It was so meaningful to have her perform our marriage and we loved every bit of it. No one else had a ceremony like ours. It was so fitting to Anthony and I and we have her to thank. Jane really helped us with putting it together and gave her input on how to put it all in order. We love and thank you, Jane.”
“ Our ceremony and reception were both at Castleton in Windham, NH. We couldn’t be happier with the venue location. We lucked out with a beautiful day, so we got to enjoy our ceremony outside on the lake. With a few boaters going by yelling Yahooooo and Don’t Do It, nothing could ruin it. It was the perfect day for us. Castleton did such an amazing job setting up everything and keeping the grounds GORGEOUS!!! We loved everything about the place and the day.
One person we would like to thank over and over again is Stephanie from Castleton. She worked with all the vendors, made everyone happy while making sure both Anthony and I were happy with every decision before it was made. She set up everything for us and made sure nothing happened that was not supposed to….Even when Anthony gave me my bouquet to toss, she came running out..NOOOOOO and gave me the fake bouquet to toss…(oooppsss our bad) ”
“ Stephanie did everything our parents and family asked her to do with a smile on her face and made everything happen. I can not say I am jealous of her job. She has so many people to make happy and so many things to keep track of and yet she does it with ease. She was awesome and I definitely recommend Castleton for anyone looking for a venue.”
“ Another favorite part of our wedding day was the singer (Lou Belmont) Anthony’s parents got for us for cocktail hour and dinner. With the cigar roller we got, it just made for an awesome cocktail hour that everyone keeps commenting on and we truly loved. Just amazing. Everyone is asking for his name and number.”
“ Our dj was Anthony’s cousin Ron Ferris. Everyone keeps telling us that they had a blast. We absolutely loved it all and enjoyed every minute of the whole night of music.”
“ One thing I will never forget is my sisters speech/rap that she did with help from the backup rappers/bridesmaids and my nieces. My sister is pretty shy like me, so for her to surprise me with a speech was just shocking. Then when she busted out her rap…my mouth just dropped. I couldn’t have felt more special than in that moment. I know she hates being the center of attention, so I know she has to love me a lot to do what she did. Anthony and I just loved it and so did all our guest. Definitely something we will never forget. ”
“ The cake was from Jacques Pastries. We did not give this to guests, but both families got to enjoy it the day after and we all just loved it….soooo good and soooo pretty. It came out just the way I wanted it. We had a chocolate dessert for everyone that Castleton gave out, I really enjoyed it. Our favor was a whoopee pie, thanks to Anthony’s mom Lynne for making them all. Everyone enjoyed them very much. ”
“ We danced to Crazy Love by Michael Buble, and then later danced to our song Still the One by Orleans.”
“ Our parents were amazing with helping us with everything. They all put in so much time, effort and money that we truly appreciate everything they did for us to make our day even more special. We love you all. ”
We made it home and rested up. Now its time to do the thank you notes…YIKES! haha. Thank you for sending us the link. We absolutely love the photos. They came out awesome and we are soooooo excited to see the rest and definitely excited to see the album. We would definitely recommend you both…. you guys are awesome and do great work.
I am really glad we trusted your artistic view. Thank you,”