today’s love story:

M+D’s Greek Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

and all the magical moments that made it

Miranda and Drew’s Greek Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden was beyond beautiful, but also filled with those meaningful moments and pure joy that bring us back to photographing weddings time and time again. These two were so excited to spend the day with family and friends after the long bout of separation because of Covid. But … they spent their pandemic time wisely, and learned a new skill that they brought with them to the wedding – dancing! And wow, did they dance. From their beautifully-choreographed first dance in the Orangerie at Tower Hill where their wedding reception was – to the traditional Greek dancing and finally the PACKED dance floor to finish out the night.

Greek wedding party pictures at Tower Hill botanic garden, a beautiful estate wedding venue in Central Massachusetts.

Drew and the guys had genuine bow ties, which are classic and so so worth it. But they take some experience! And a quick YouTube study and groomsmen Phil stepped up to the plate. But the end result was perfection…you’ll see!

Miranda and her ladies got ready for the wedding day at her parents home, just down the road from our portrait studio in Bolton. We arrived as they were practicing their Greek wedding line dance that would open up the dance floor that night.

wedding details for a greek wedding in Marlboro MA.

Miranda’s sister and mom helped her into her gown, and dad got to see her first. Then the big reveal with the bridesmaids!

Dad sees his daughter for the first time on her wedding day, with mom looking on.

the exterior of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Wedding in Marlborough MA the interior of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Wedding in Marlborough MA

Their wedding was at the GORGEGOUS Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Marlboro, MA. Miranda’s smile lit up the entire church as she walked down the aisle, and I love the glance to her mom just before she got to Drew.

Stefana crowns started in the 11th century and are still one of the most important Greek wedding traditions. As someone with very little tradition (ok, essentially none!), I love when cultural or family history is celebrated.

Newly married at Greek church in Marlboro, MA.

Miranda + Drew had a birdseed toss exit planned, but they had to get everyone outside before them! They decided to greet all of their guests inside (while their parents did outside) quickly, which made for a reverse receiving line that moved super quick and got the job done. Brilliant. AND…I’m obsessed with birdseed exits. Keep scrolling, my friend!

Just married! Photographed by The Ewings - Bolton, MA

We love being the preferred photographer/videographer team at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Central Mass. It’s one of our favorite wedding venues and its just down the road for us! Click here to see more of the weddings we’ve captured at Tower Hill – they do a fantastic job every single time.

Clearly this is an easy group to take pictures of. Everyone was in SUCH a great mood, ready to celebrate Drew + Miranda’s wedding in the garden at Tower Hill. And below…I always love sister vibes, and these two fixing each other for pictures was completely unscripted and so cute and sweet!

The connection between Miranda and Drew is beautiful – love and laughter. And they literally take time to smell the flowers…these are our kind of people.

Smelling the beautiful flowers before his wedding reception in Boylston, MA.

After pictures in the garden, they headed to cocktail hour in the courtyard to spend time with family and friends, and celebrate, enjoy drinks and laughs before heading into the Orangerie for the reception. Ohhhhh the gorgeous greenhouse where garden wedding dreams are made! We’re so lucky to have this venue just outside of Boston!

Miranda and Drew took up a new hobby during their pandemic time – dancing! After months of practice the first dance was perfect – Mango Tree by Zac Brown and Sara Bareilles.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Wedding in Boylston Bride + Groom having fun in the garden at Tower Hill

Blue ombre cake by Peppers Artful Events in Northborough, MA, who did all of their catering.


Father daughter dance with beautiful bride

Nothing gets the dance floor started like Greek line dancing. Everyone basically jumped from their seats to the dance floor. There was so much dancing that it even extended outside!

It was so nice to see so many people on the dance floor. There were so many unknowns at the beginning of the year, but to see life returning to normal – the hugs, the closeness, the joy – its everything.

Miranda + Drew, congratulations friends! We hope you had the best time in Iceland, and we can’t wait to shower you in SO many pictures and your wedding film!

 

Miranda & Drew’s wedding vendor team

CHURCH: Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church

OFFICIANT: Fr. Gregory Christakos (and Fr. Steven Clemence)

WEDDING VENUE: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

GETTING READY: Family Home in Bolton + Hyatt Place Marlborough Apex Center

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Meagan Wyson – THBG

CATERER + CAKE: Peppers Artful Events

DJ + LIGHTING: Steve Vinzi at Greg Bedard Entertainment

FLORIST: Danielson Flowers Inc.

WEDDING GOWN: Alexandra’s Boutique¬†ALTERED BY Bella Sera Bridal Salon

HAIR: Gina Joubert

MAKEUP: Cynthia Klocek Makeup & Skin

INVITATIONS: Zazzle

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