Sara & Justin – A Willowdale Estate Wedding

I had the extreme pleasure of photographing the wedding of Sara and Justin on one of the most beautiful days of the year.  I loved these two from the moment they showed up to our engagement session with a six pack of great beer and some candy for my son!  We had such a great evening of walking around Rockport, MA getting to know each other a bit a few months before the wedding.  Fast forward to the wedding – when I arrived at the hotel, I felt like I was meeting up with old friends.  Sara simply radiated joy and I knew the day would go without a hitch.  The ceremony and reception were held at the Willowdale Estate, which is such a gorgeous spot.  The estate was originally a summer home built in 1901 – and it’s a testament to the old saying, “they don’t build them like they used to.”  The craftsmanship of the building is such an inspiration and definitely gets my creative mojo working!  Sara and Justin pulled together such a beautiful wedding that felt so intimate and romantic.  The flowers were done by Natalie at Whim Events and the evening’s entertainment was provided by Nightshift.  I pulled together a few of my favorites from the day. I hope you enjoy!

Love this makeup shot:

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Justin getting ready at Willowdale:

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I loved the color of these shoes.  They fit so well with the wood at Willowdale.

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Sara applying the final touchups to her makeup before seeing Justin for the first time.

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Sara’s bridesmaids helped to escort her down to a secluded spot to see Justin.

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So cute to see them together:

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The beautiful flowers by Whim Events:

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Some details from the ceremony:

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The happy groom sees Sara walking down the aisle.

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The ceremony was filled with laughter and smiles.

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I love this one!

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I thought these ‘escort cards’ were such a great idea.  The couple had collected rocks from different places that were special to them.

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The beautiful cake:

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As the evening set in the guests were escorted into the tent for the first dance.

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Grandma getting in on the action:

Ray from Nightshift getting another grandma involved!

Gotta have more cowbell!

A romantic end to the night.

A huge thank you to Sara and Justin for being such perfect clients and allowing me to share this day.  Also special thanks to Doug Levy for his help as a 2nd shooter as well as Monique at Willowdale for being so easy and accommodating.  If you want to see more of this beautiful wedding check out the slideshow below:

Sara & Justin from Ned Jackson on Vimeo.


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