Jenna and Greg got married on a bright, sunny day this past October in the stylish and spooky town of Salem, Massachusetts . They chose to get ready at The Hawthorne, one of the most historic and gorgeous hotels I’ve ever been in (psa: some rooms are claimed to be haunted). After doing their first look on the common, which led me to happy tears, we moved over to Salem Old Town Hall for their simple, loved-up ceremony. Let me tell ya, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as guests and the wedding couple gushed over their love for each other and the love for loved ones that had passed.
After their ceremony and a celebratory champagne toast given by their limo driver, we hitched a ride over to the shoreline for some husband and wife portraits. They laughed while Greg gathered up Jenna’s dress and ran around the sunset-basked field.
We then road to the reception at the Peabody Essex Museum, a truly magical and perfect venue for this October wedding. Every table was decorated with comic sketches and home-made cookies that the bride and and groom made themselves (seriously! couple goals!)
Beyond the thoughtful details, it was incredible to witness the love shared between Greg and Jenna’s families. Once broken by death and grief, these families embraced one another and showered each other and their guests with unselfish, happy love. It was truly an honor to photograph.
Big thanks to all the wonderful vendors who took part in making the day possible.
Venues: Hawthorne Hotel, Old Town Hall and the Peabody Essex Museum; Second Photographer: Julianne Lesinksi; Makeup: Danielle Marie Makeup; Hair: Amanda DiRe and Alana Zucco; Flowers: Evan’s Flowers; Gown: custom design; Dresses: Weddington Way; Suites: The Black Tux; DJ: Jeff Gilbride from Beat Train Productions; Caterer: Hawthorne Hotel.