Gia & Kevin were married at one of my favorite spots on the North Shore, Turner Hill. The mansion on the property is one of those “vacation retreats” constructed around the turn of the century. Needless to say, they don’t build houses like this anymore. It’s an excellent spot for a wedding. It’s both intimate and elegant, and better yet, they can fit larger sized groups because they’ve got a gorgeous tent on the property with a teak floor.
I got the chance to know Gia and Kevin during an engagement session in the North End about a year before their wedding. These two couldn’t have been easier to work with (as you can see from a few of my favorites from that day). Fast forward one year – and I got the chance to hang out with their closest family and friends at their rehearsal dinner at Woodman’s in Essex. It’s definitely not hard to win my heart with a little chowdah and lobstah. Top that off with the fact that Gia and I both graduated from the University of Richmond (GO SPIDERS!!!). To say their party was epic is an understatement. The dance floor got a serious workout.
I hope you enjoy a few favorites from the day!
On to the wedding – here is Gia putting on the finishing touches:
This little flower girl was completely in love with Gia in her dress. Total infatuation.
A window in the bridal suite overlooks a path that the guests use to access the ceremony. Here the girls cluster around the window to catch peeks of all the guests.
Gia shortly before the ceremony.
Gia and Kevin decided to get some of the photos out of the way before the ceremony – so we arranged a private spot for them to see each other for the first time. Both were glowing.
I was joined for the day by Rhode Island Photographer Brad Smith who had this great angle during the ceremony.
The outdoor setting at Turner Hill is just about perfect for ceremonies.
I was having so much fun with the bridesmaids and their awesome shoes!
Big groups call for dramatic portraits!
Probably my favorite from the day!
Love this one.
A quick glance during the toasts. Dinner and toasts were held in the tent, before the guests were ushered into the mansion for the first dance and party.
As the sun was setting we snuck outside for a few more quick portraits. I love the timelessness of the Turner Hill grounds.
I never get tired of shooting this building.
We were treated to an AMAZING sunset.
The first dance – hard to mistake the happiness on this day!
I thought this was a fun way to end – the kids found the only quiet spot left.
Thanks so much to Gia and Kevin for inviting me to share the day with such fantastic friends and family! Also – special thanks to Carol at Turner Hill and Brad Smith for his help! Check out the full slideshow below!