today’s love story:
Jared & Kristen’s Stevens Estate Mansion Wedding
and all the magical moments that made it
Its officially 2016 wedding season, friends! We kicked it off with Jared & Kristen’s wedding at The Stevens Estate in North Andover. The Stevens Estate is great because they offer beautiful space for every part of the day, from getting ready in the mansion to the ceremony on the lawn and dinner/dancing in the ballroom at the estate mansion (or tent, depending on time of year).
I couldn’t help but get a little snap-happy with all of the details, between the venue, Kristen’s jewelry and her new diamond earrings, a surprise from Jared! But her cutest “accessories” are these two – her best friend’s daughters/identical twin flower girls.
Kristen is absolutely lovely, and was beyond calm all day.
Jared and the guys were getting ready in the next room, and we’ll say, he wasn’t quite as calm just yet. That came when he saw his bride walk down the aisle. Well, after the tears. Scroll on – it is a beautiful moment!
There was another cutie little flower girl to help spread the petals. She took her job very seriously, inspecting the petals before she dropped them. Hehe.
I love the way the sunlight fell just on her at the top of the aisle.
Their ceremony was heart-felt and wrapped in beautiful evening sunshine. But the two of these truly lit up when everyone else headed to cocktail hour and they had a few minutes alone.
Ok, I know this one is a little random right here, but I LOVED this picture of Jared and his guys in black and white. And it just didn’t fit earlier with all of the color pictures.
Here’s the guest book we created for them, filled to the brim with love and best wishes for their future.
Jared’s parents kicked off the reception with a Polish blessing for a prosperous & happy life together.
Umm. These were incredible. INCREDIBLE. An unexpected surprise for their guests after the wedding cake.
Congratulations Kristen & Jared!