today’s love story:
Doug & Jess’s Zukas Hilltop Barn Wedding
and all the magical moments that made it
Zukas Hilltop Barn is one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in New England. Ben and I were married there 7 years ago, and had the pleasure of photographing Jess & Doug’s Zukas wedding on our anniversary weekend this year. The day was perfection, as it always seems to be at Zukas – from the weather, to the ambience in the tent to the service and the food. They get it perfect every time.
Jess & Doug are some of the nicest people you’ll meet, and so I’ve been looking forward to their wedding day for a long time. I love the mix of elegance meets rustic that came together for their wedding day. Here are some of my favorite details, moments & portraits from their beautiful wedding day at Zukas…
Both Jess & Doug got ready on the property at Zukas. I love that they have separate locations for the guys and the girls. These two chose to have a first look, so here Doug waits patiently for his bride as she makes her way from the spa/bridal suite.
Getting ready for the ceremony, under a perfectly blue sky with perfectly white clouds.
Jess’s Uncle David officiated their outdoor wedding ceremony and kept it short and sweet so we could skip out for a few more photos of just the bride and groom before they headed in for cocktail hour in the barn.
This one is for Doug’s Dad…
The 85 1.2 lens plus a long hallway of ivy…
The wedding favors were jarred candles with a picture (taken by moi) from their engagement session – apple pie and coconut lime scents. Thank you again for surprising us with some on our way out, Jess! We love them.
Lynn, Allyson & team at Zukas have thought of everything, from the black & white checkered dancefloor (love the update this year!) to details as small as the pitchers of water they place out, complete without a touch of mint & lemon.
Jess & Doug worked for month perfecting their first dance, and they pulled it off perfectly!
Rings on the cover of their engagement guest book…