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…

Wedding VenueZukas Hilltop Barn

Makeup ArtistLindsay Cadrin

Hair StylistJenn Nelson

10 Comments

  1. Jenn Nelson on June 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful bride, Beautiful pictures, Beautiful wedding!!

  2. Robin LeClaire on June 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    this was beautiful!
    a wonderful wedding

  3. Caty on June 27, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I have the chills looking at these!! Erica, you and your husband did and AMAZING job – you captured Jess and Doug perfectly. Jess and Doug – you guys are amazing and looked amazing on your wedding day! Love you guys!

  4. Kristine Flood on June 29, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Great photos that captured the wonderful moments of this amazing event in these two great friends lives.

  5. Bonnie Stevenson on July 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Amazing job capturing my gorgeous cousin and her handsome groom on a day my family was so blessed to be a part of <3

  6. Leah Jolin on July 2, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    The wedding was beyond beautiful, so much fun, and one of the happiest days I have ever been a part of!!!

    The photographs capture that so exquisitely!!! Can’t stop looking at them nor wait to see more! <3

  7. Yvonne Rapoza on July 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Congrat’s to Jessica and Doug.

  8. heidi on July 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    we ae so happy with the pictures i would definately recommednd you to others hope you had a good time at the wedding we sure did it was perfect

  9. Erica Ewing Photography on July 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback everyone! I’m so glad to have done Jess & Doug’s beautiful day justice, it was absolutely perfect!

  10. La Jolie Fleur on October 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Incredibly beautiful photographs! Erica, you rock!!

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