Caitlin + Mike’s Birch Wood Vineyards Wedding

Caitlin + Mike’s Birch Wood Vineyards Wedding

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Caitlin’s family several times over the years. Her sister’s senior session, her cousin’s wedding, even a sister session to surprise her mom. At her cousin Nathan (& Dani!)’s wedding, I not-so-subtly mentioned to Cait: “when it’s your turn, call me.”

Fast forward a couple of years and I get an email from Cait titled “It’s time!” I was SO excited. Mike had just proposed and they were ready to plan their 2018 wedding. Plans came together for an outdoor summer wedding at Birch Wood Vineyards, a winery wedding venue in Southern New Hampshire.

Love her invitation suite from Smartfish Group. Styled with fresh flowers thanks to the help of Britton Designs!

The bridal suite at Birch Wood Vineyards is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen – open, bright & furnished with stylist stations. Caitlin is so laid-back, so I knew the day would be relaxed. She also LOVES kids, and she lit up when the girls she used to nanny entered the room.

Cait had the best ladies to help her get into her gown – her sweet mama & sister/best friend Sarah. All kind-hearted beauties.

The sky was dark but not raining, so plans for the outdoor wedding ceremony in the vineyard were on…

50% of the ring bearers were thrilled. 100% of the flower girls were, and the girls took their jobs very seriously!

Mike’s one of those guys who seems so stoic. He is quiet, coaches football, and has an incredible jawline. I didn’t think he’d be emotional…but when Cait walked down that aisle, tears filled his eyes. And he couldn’t take his eyes off his bride. His sweet mama cried along with her baby boy.

Sometimes the best moment is the moment after the kiss – I love how Caitlin grabbed Mike’s face in her hands!

Thunder rumbled and rain threatened. People often ask about rain plans. My suggestion is to embrace the day – whether it turns out exactly how you planned or not. That will ensure the best pictures…because you’re genuinely having the best time. We had about 5 minutes to capture as many portraits outside as possible before the rain. And in between shots, these two giggled to each other, not a care in the world.

I told Cait that I wanted to be friends with all of her bridesmaids. She has an AWESOME bride tribe.

Their grande entrance into the Estate Room, with some of our favorites from the night…

Congratulations, Cait & Mike!

Wedding Venue: Birch Wood Vineyards, Derry NH

Officiant: John Neilon

DJ: Get Down Tonight Entertainment

Florist: Britton Designs

Hair & Makeup: Polished – Westminster MA

Cake Artist: Chickadee Hill Cakes

Decor: Perfect Party Linen

Invitations: Smartfish Group

Jeff & Heather’s Citizen Wedding Worcester MA

Jeff & Heather’s Citizen Wedding Worcester MA

If you’re browsing our website and you’re looking for an inspiring, seriously-styled wedding, well my friend, you’ve just found it. Jeff & Heather’s Citizen Wine Bar wedding in Worcester had a vintage americana theme carried beautifully throughout. From the color palette of red, white and blue, to the newspaper accents (fitting since Jeff works at the Providence Journal) and the vintage/restored touches by this DIY maven.

Heather put a lot of time into the details here, and it really showed. As a super-visual person, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But wow did it all come together and wow was it impressive. The theme was not only stylish, fun and colorful, but totally them. In addition to being super crafty, I’m pretty sure Heather’s also someone who can pull off red lipstick anywhere, anytime. She just can. She’s got sass and I love how she expressed it with the short gown, veil change (traditional to birdcage…love!), netting weaved into her beautiful curls and RED heels.

Add in a great wedding party and amazing locations – Bancroft Tower in Worcester for their wedding ceremony and The Citizen Wine Bar for wedding reception – and this ends up being one of my most favorite weddings. Enjoy!