Remember your Boston Estate wedding, with landscapes, castles, barns and more with Boston wedding photographer, Nicole Chan
Laura, Billy and I hung out one day at the Taj hotel for drinks. My first 30-second impression was, “Holy crap. This girl never stops smiling. This is amazing.” I’ve never meet anyone in my life so animated and so joyous. I love her excitement and energy, even for silly things like… when I shared with her our air bnb strategy (which btw, I’m so glad that you two decided to go with!) Billy thought the same. he tells me that when they started dating, she made him laugh all the time. “We seemed to have an incredible amount of fun whenever we were together.” He says that it only took him a short few months to think – she is the one.
There are polite and happy, reserved smiles. The ones you give when someone tells you a half-funny one-liner or gives you a compliment. Then, there are the big GIGANTIC smiles – the ones where your cheeks get sore, your teeth are shown, and a twinkle or two might appear in your eyes. These are my favorite kinds of smiles. I always notice “smile wrinkles” – the ones clearly developed through years and years of genuine smiles. These sorts of sorts of wrinkles are the ones that I will openly welcome on my face!
All of my conversations lately have been surrounding the concept of dedication. Chad DiBlasio and I had a wonderful chat about commitment and how it separates the hobbyists from those that genuinely care. Karen is working on an incredible underwater shoot, and putting in tremendous amounts of effort into pre-production as well as preparation for the post-production. Jason, after newly launching his first escape game, Trapology’s “Drunk Tank”, is diligently working on his second game, and spends every waking moment perfecting the kinks and sometimes electrocuting himself in the process of tweaking the magnet locks.
The Estate at Moraine farm in Beverly, MA is like a little oasis in the ‘burbs of Boston. Most of the history property is conservation land and it lends beautifully for outdoor weddings. To date, all of my weddings at Moraine Farm have been sunny and warm. There’s a lucky charm over this estate, for sure. When Chrissy and Louie met there was an instant connection. After only a few months of dating, however, he was deployed to Afghanistan for ten and a half months. While they were thousands of miles away from each other, their connection became deeper and the distance brought them closer together.
On July 5th they got married on Moraine Farm, a beautiful rustic backdrop for a romantic wedding. Before the ceremony started we walked into the room where Chrissy was getting ready in order to photograph bride prep. Her mother, sister, and soon to be sister in law helped her into her dress. Her father was never far off though. He kept peeping in the room to make sure Chrissy was okay.
After Chrissy and Louis said their “I dos,” and sealed that promise with a kiss, the festivities started in a beautiful tent under the setting sun. The toasts were all heartfelt. You could see the pride in Chrissy’s dad’s eyes as he talked about how excited he was to have Louie join his family. Louie’s younger brother, Cole, brought the humor with his speech, as he mentioned that this wedding must be a pretty important event because his dad got a haircut for it. To top it all off, Chrissy’s brother in law, and also one of Louis best men, couldn’t keep the tears from flowing as he wished the newly married couple success.
It was a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding. Congrats Chrissy and Louis!
Gary Kremen is the thank for a handful of marriages, but I’d put money down that one of the most beautiful relationships is Sarah and Eric’s. Both are brilliant, patient, and geuninely kind souls. Both have smiling eyes, warm families, and a fantastic sense of unique style. Word on the street says they have super awesome conversations – a topic a few months ago was about how their dog interprets a world without color. I’d pay big bucks to be a fly on their wall just to listen in on a conversation like that!