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Wachusett Country Club Wedding | Massachusetts Wedding Photographer | Jenna + Ethan

From the moment I met Jenna + Ethan at their consultation I knew this couple was special! Not only had they been together since they were young (the pictures displayed at their wedding were so cute!) but they just had the most adorable connection. Their engagement session was one of my favorites to date, a rustic Fall session full of snuggles and glamour because these two brought the fashion! You can see that session on the blog by clicking here! You might see some familiar faces from previous weddings and engagement sessions in this blog too, because this wedding was full of friends and love. Wachusett Country Club was the perfect setting, with rolling green fields and trees, and a gorgeous sunlit day. The thing I love most about weddings is being involved in a couples story and having an impact on creating an heirloom of their marriage. I was nearly brought to tears (ok this happens at most weddings because I LOVE my couples!) by the sentiment behind the speeches by family and friends. Congratulations Jenna + Ethan, you guys rock!

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Photography: Alicia Ann Photographie
Second Shooter: Lauren Surowiec
Planner: Ashley Ryzewski
Groomsmen's Attire: Bonardi's
Venue: Wachusett Country Club
Getting Ready Hotel: Homewood Suites
Transportation: Le Limousine 
Hair: Holly
Makeup: Cristina Mastro
Officiant: Mike Burlas
Cake: Elena at Baked
DJ: A Touch of Class

 

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Wedding Planner: Rebecca Poggi
Ceremony Venue: Log Cabin Delaney
Chaplin: Chaplin Bourquin
Makeup Artist: Makeup By Ally
Hair: Cutting Loose Christina
Florist: All Occasion Flowers
DJ: Jared Beamish
Catering/ Cake: Venue 

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Cozy Home Engagement Session | Victoria and Brandon

There's no place like home, home is where the heart is, you always lead me back home...there are a million sayings that revolve around love and being home with your family. Victoria and Brandon spent so much time and love on renovating their beautiful home that they couldn't think of a better place to share their engagement session! From all of the charming details, including a super sweet sparkley wedding count down (which has since lost some numbers!) they were perfectly at home and proud of their hard work. Thank you for inviting me into your home Victoria and Brandon, I can't wait to capture your wedding next year!

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Engaged! Now what?! 5 Tips for Starting to Plan Your Wedding | Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

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The love of your life proposed, you said yes! Congratulations! This is one of the biggest moments in your lives, and a reason to celebrate. You will feel excited and maybe a little anxious as you think about planning your wedding. There are so many resources out there to help with your planning, but where do you begin? As a wedding photographer I often talk to brides about much more than just photography. It’s almost like we become such good friends that photographing their wedding seems more like just being an honored guest that gets to capture it all, and I’m always down to bring you a coffee to your bridal suite!

1.) Get Organized
I love buying all kinds of fun notebooks and folders, especially the ones with pretty designs and typography on them. It helps to have a folder with receipts, print outs, and things you rip out of magazines for inspiration all in one place. Notebooks are handy as well to write down ideas of anything that you want to remember to do.

2.) Plan a budget and stick to it
Next, you want to do is sit down together and plan how much you want to spend on your wedding in total. Keep everything in mind from venue, to dresses and suits, to décor. Also keep in mind if you want to include the cost of your rings (including the engagement ring) in this budget. Try your best to stick to this because the last thing you want to do it start your marriage with an enormous amount of debt over your head as newlyweds and being stressed about it.

3.) Venue Search
Before you book anything else you need to nail down your venue and date. This in itself can take a lot of time, but the best research can start online. Many sites like The Knot (www.theknot.com) and Wedding Wire (www.weddingwire.com) have reviews by real brides on their venue and vendor sites, as well as cost (stick to that budget!), and loads of pictures so you can think of décor and what you want your theme to be. Don’t worry if you don’t have or want a theme, your theme could always just be pretty wedding! Make sure you see your venues in person, speak to the coordinators, read the contracts and find out all the details. Now would also be a good time to hire your wedding planner if you are using one and they will take care of all the fine print for you. Think of how you want your photographs from your day to look while choosing your venue. If you love bright and airy images, don’t choose a place with no windows and dark wooden walls, floors and ceilings.  Time of day matters as well, here in New England it’s not the best idea to have a 4:00 wedding in December with no first look if you want bright and well lit portraits after the wedding since it will be dark.

4.) Choose Your Bridal PartyOne of the greatest things about planning your special day is planning to share it with your closest friends. Both of your should choose your bridal party and think of a color theme that will be present in the décor and bridal party outfits. You can even ask friends to be a part of your bridal party with hand lettered cards and homemade gifts to add a special touch to it. Do some searches online to get some great ideas for some crafty fun, and start to imagine what your wedding day will look like!

5.) Dresses and InvitationsNow that your date and bridal party are set, you can shop for your dress and the dresses for the ladies! This is such an exciting and special day to share with your closest family and friends.  Start looking for invitation designs at this time or hire a designer. Etsy (www.etsy.com) and Minted (www.minted.com) are really great resources for finding some beautiful invitations.

Now get ready to plan your big day! Get organized, set your budget, research and book your dream venue, gather your friends, say yes to the dress, and send those save the dates. Planning a wedding should be exciting and fun but is no doubt going to get a little stressful at times. The best advice I can give you is to enjoy the process. If things don’t go as planned, step back, take a breather and remember to enjoy planning your day together. It will all come together, and any issues can be overcome. Ready?! Go!

Alicia

www.aliciaannphoto.com

Rhode Island and Cape Cod Wedding Photographer | Kristin and John | The Lighthouse Inn

I'm always up for an adventure and exploring new places, a wedding by the sea as summer ends was a wonderful way to end the season. Kristin and John were married right by the ocean at the Lighthouse Inn in Dennis, MA  (Cape Cod). Since they love being by the ocean this venue was perfect, from its seaside charm and beautiful lighting. The cabins for the couple to get ready in were just adorable, it would be so much fun to stay here by the sea! We decided last minute to do a first look, and the docks by the ocean made the perfect backdrop for this as well as family and bridal party photos. Congratulations Kristin and John, I had a blast capturing your big day!

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Venue: The Lighthouse Inn http://www.lighthouseinn.com/

Music: Full Service http://fullservicemusic.com/