In my experience, September is THE month for weddings in New England. Everyone wants to hit the sweet spot of weather. It won’t be too hot, it won’t be too cold, or so we hope! No matter the weather, September of 2018 has held some of the best weddings I’ve done in my entire career. Seriously, night after night, week after week, each party seemed to top the last! All we want as entertainers is to have a packed dance floor leaping and screaming with their hands in the air. It’s the best part of my job.
September 2nd I teamed up with Fireside Catering and Esther Mathieu Photography at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA to celebrate Mary and Steve Roth. This party was off the hook. We kicked it off with our own harpist for ceremony and cocktail hour and then I brought down the house with a jammed dance floor until they kicked us out! The party was killer but check out the VIEW and that sunset over the mountains right behind the sweetheart table!!
September 8th was special because it took me to a venue I’ve never been to! We were at Sharksmouth Estate in Manchester By The Sea, which is a SWEET rental property. Check out my pictures of the property. A truly unique ceremony space and a jaw dropping house to match. The party? Oh man, what a crowd. Check out my boomerang of them losing it on the dance floor! Hattie and Mike Bailey were a wonderful couple. Hattie surprised Mike with a videographer to capture everything so I set up a microphone for the ceremony to help them out. Raya on Assignment took the professional photos!
You know I couldn’t go a month without visiting the Barn at Gibbet Hill, so I went there the very next night! Ashley and Dan had an intimate Sunday night wedding that was anything but “a school night”. Whether or not you like “Shout”, these folks did and it shook the dance floor until the lights came on! Many thanks to the lovely Deirdre at the Barn for her hard work as always. Thanks for Chris Roux for capturing the pics too!
And what’s this?! Twice in one month I visit places I’ve never been? North Chatham is hiding a gem of a rental property with the Turntide Estate. This one is not an easy one to find online but check out this listing here! I shouldn’t pick favorites but this wedding probably took the gold medal this September. It was perfect. It could not have been any more perfect. The weather was perfect, the setting – amazing. Our own Tom Pendergast played guitar at ceremony and cocktail hour. My absolute favorite photographers in the game, Kristen and Joe from Organic Photography bobbed and weaved their way through an insane dance floor to immortalize the memories. But check out my amateur footage anyway because they were losing their minds to Rihanna! Alli and Eric were the most pleasant couple to be around and it was a real pleasure playing for them.
I went to Castle Hill in Newport the next night, September 17th, to party with Alex and Melissa. Not every wedding is a complete rager so I really felt like September was going to take a night off, but nope! This crowd went hard RIGHT from the get go. Castle Hill is as classy as it gets and so were the bride and groom. Check out the awesome sunset photo I snagged after the ceremony seats had been abandoned. Such a gorgeous night.
Welp, September 22nd was a couple days before my own wedding anniversary! I originally planned to take the day off but I got a call from a wonderful woman whose family I’d already done two weddings for. I couldn’t say no. Her daughter Chantal and her husband to be, Chris, had their reception at Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua, NH. I knew some of the family from past events so I KNEW this one was going to be a blast. I met a new photographer friend who was so much fun, Shannon Lee. Chantal and Eric LOVED the classics. They truly had a mixed crowd of young friends and older family members so seeing everyone on the dance floor at once was really awesome. I did their uplighting too. Check out the hyperlink to learn more! Chantal, an avid Disney fan, even changed into a replica of Belle’s dress from Beauty and the Beast to share a special dance with Chris!
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