The Wedding Day
On a summer day in June, Kristina and Nathan got married at Willowdale Estate. Willowdale is one of my favorite venues in Massachusetts for so many reasons. The venue itself is gorgeous and open for weddings year-round, with both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites. The view of the outdoor ceremony is breathtaking, thanks to the venue’s stone siding and green accents, and Kristina and Nathan only added pastel florals to not take away from the venue’s natural design. There are two very roomy suites at Willowdale where the getting ready took place, and as a photographer, I always appreciate that. The bridal suite also has a master bathroom with a vintage bathtub that is perfect for a fun take on bridal portraits, which obviously we took full advantage of. The getting ready was easy-going, and before we knew it, it was time for Kristina and Nathan’s First Look.
The First Look took place on a hidden path adjacent to the venue. Surrounded by nothing but sunshine and greenery, they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. The second time they saw each other, it was time to make it official.
The ceremony was so, so sweet. Nathan cried as Kristina walked down the aisle, they hugged their parents, and they worshipped God in song. Their wedding party sat with their guests instead of standing next to the bride and groom, which kept their photos looking minimal and clean, and it also allowed their bridesmaids and groomsmen to have the best view of the ceremony! They read vows, exchanged rings and sealed it with a kiss. SO. MARRIED.
Cocktail hour was full of happy people eating and drinking on the patio while we took some family photos, and then Kristina and Nathan snuck upstairs for an outfit change. Oh how I love a reception dress. They danced, they ate, Willowdale served her famous chocolate chip cookies (you know the ones) and the entire night was filled with love and joy over Kristina and Nathan.
The Vendor Team:
Venue: Willowdale Estate
Coordination: Julia D’Agostino
Photography: Nicole Maday Photography
Videography: Veiled in Motion
Cake: Silver Whisk Bake Shop
HMU: Minah Campos
DJ: EFC Entertainment
Rings: Laura Preshong
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