Jess & Dwayne || Wedding at the Stevens Estate, North Andover
Ahh... happy snow day?! Hopefully this will be the last of it and spring will truly come later this week. One can hope! Well, Jess and Dwayne had a wonderful, relaxed day last summer in Andover. It was my first time shooting a wedding at the historic Stevens Estate in North Andover - I had never even realized it was there until this wedding! It was an amazing venue - the cocktail hour was inside and the reception in the tent behind the mansion.
Jess and Dwayne had a long journey to this day... it started in college twelve years earlier when they first met and became friends. I just love stories like that! Congrats, Jess and Dwayne, may your years together be filled with as many friends and laughter as your wedding day was.
Ceremony: St Augustine's Church, Andover, Massachusetts
Reception: The Stevens Estate, North Andover, Massachusetts
The priest had some funny anecdotes about the couple that he threw into his homily - that definitely lightened things up!
Chandeliers in the tent! Love it!
It was another drizzling, dreary day, so we mostly stuck to some indoor photos as well as using this archway at the entrance to the estate.
We found this neat little key rack upstairs - thought it would be fun for a ring shot :)
A little story behind these images... Dwayne is from Jamaica originally, and the night of the wedding was during the Olympics - specifically the day that Usain Bolt (of Jamaica) was running his 100 meter race. No one knew how the race turned out, but someone got the audio from the games to the DJ. He surprised the couple by playing it during the reception... And here's the reaction! (He won, of course, so there was much celebrating :))
And then... Call me maybe?
I hadn't realized that this side of the estate was all lit up until I had packed everything up and was driving away... Luckily I looked over and saw this and stopped the car (in the driveway) to get the shot. Glad I did!
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