This special wedding day started in the heart of the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts. Katie and her bridesmaids got ready for the day at the quaint Merchant Hotel and Matt and his friends stayed at a comfortable AirBnB just a few minutes away. The morning was filled with busyness of last minute preparations and lots of laughter and happiness. The way it should be. Once everyone was set, the wedding party moved on to the venue for the ceremony and reception. The Estate at Moraine Farm is located in a magnificent park area in Beverly, offering you the privacy you are looking for on an intimate day like your wedding. After Katie put on her dress with the help of her mom, it was time for the first look and the happy couple laid eyes on each other for the first time of the day. They were joined soon after by the family and closest friends for some group pictures and we used the last half hour before the guest arriving to sneak away and take couple portraits around the property.
The ceremony was lead by one of Katie and Matt’s closest friends, who shared some wonderful stories of their life together and gave this formal act a very personal touch.
After the official part of the day was over, it was time for some celebration. Katie and Matt made their rounds to enjoy the guest who came from close and far, long family friends, camp and college friend, relatives, all there to share the joy. After the cocktail hour the party was moved to a beautiful tent. During the speeches we heard camp songs, long forgotten stories and joyful moments of the couples life together. The dinner was delicious and strengend everyone for dancing time to close out the night.
Getting Ready Location: Merchant Hotel, Salem
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Estate at Moraine Farm
Coordiantion: Amy Hudon, Estate at Moraine Farm
Officiant: Ben Kamisar
Makeup & Hair: Sarah Bombard, Premiere Makeup & Hair
Invitation Design: Jen Simpson Design
Catering: Fireside Catering
Floral Designer: Karla Cassidy Designs
Dress Designer: Essense of Australia
Videographer: Shutter & Sound Boston
Live Music: Gimme 5
Grooms Apparel: Blank Label