today’s love story:
Chad & Jessica’s Red Barn Wedding – Amherst MA
and all the magical moments that made it
Red Barn at Hampshire College is now officially one of my favorite wedding venues in Massachusetts – it has all of my favorite wedding day photography loves including the red barn, rolling fields, amazing food and a phenomenal staff. Oh and its in Amherst, home of my alma mater. Major bonus points. More on The Red Barn soon, but wait until you see Chad & Jessica’s beautiful wedding. This day was so much fun to be a part of – these two are incredibly kind and fun, as are their friends & family. Ben and I were welcomed in at Jessica’s parents’ house in Holyoke, and the day started off right. The church in Holyoke they were married in was huge and gorgeous.
The agenda for pictures? First stop at Nick’s Nest, a top-notch hot dog stand. There were two prestine hot rods, and the owners felt inspired to offer a duel to the couple – who’s car did they like the best and want pictures with? That’s a duel I’m happy to be a part of any day! So they tried them both out, as well as a hot dog, before we headed to the base of Mt Tom for a few pictures, the spot of their first date. Then on to The Red Barn at Hampshire College. This was our first time here. I was looking forward to this one, and they exceeded our high expectations. The grounds and barn are gorgeous. The food and beer spread they had was impressive. I loved Jessica & Chad’s flowers, complete with J&C tags, a surprise from their florist!
Lawn games outside, dinner and dancing inside. We even snuck out for a few perfectly-timed sparkler & sunset shots. The most perfect day, congratulations Jessica & Chad. These pictures are only the tip of the iceberg of what we have to share with you!