Somebody call 911! Shawty fire burning on the dance floor - whoa!
And that shawty was Lisa on her wedding night!
Lisa was my ten year old daughter's dance teacher and you guessed it - they performed last Spring to Fire Burning on the Dance Floor by Sean Kingston dressed in their fire-lady attire. Without any hesitation, Lisa did it in her wedding gown at her reception and I have to say - it was wayyy cuter!!! ;)
I knew the dance floor would be hotttt when Lisa and Harry asked me to photograph their wedding and boy do I love a dance party!
When they asked me to be their wedding photographer, I invited Lisa and Harry to our local brewery to get to know them a bit and talk wedding preparations. Harry appeared to be the complete opposite of Lisa. A man of few words, not quite the dancer Lisa is, but he is clearly so very much in love with her! Watching him read their letters to each other before their ceremony and then his reaction when she entered the church - wow. My eyes welled up too!
Lisa's day started at Sereni Salon in Hudson, MA. Hair and make up with her lady crew! Lisa gave her girls ring pops for bling! Then we headed to her childhood home where they got dressed and ready to go to the ceremony where they were to meet up with the guys, family, and guests.
Lisa and Harry shared a private "no peek" moment at the church where they exchanged letters. Such a special moment before two people make such a big commitment to each other! They wiped away their tears, gave a sweet little hand squeeze, and a "see ya up there!"
When Lisa entered the doorway of the church with her Dad to walk her down the aisle, stoic Harry broke into tears. Pretty sure she took his breath away!
Their ceremony was given by Lisa's childhood priest - the very same who baptized her! He traveled from Buffalo, NY to be there! They treated him like a member of their family. He was in their family photos and traveled along to Boxborough to join us for the reception! Even gave the blessing before dinner!
After the ceremony, family stuck around for a few photos in front of the church, then we were off to Acton Arboretum with the wedding party! Fall graced us with it's beautiful palette for some gorgeous backdrops! If you haven't been to Acton Arboretum, now is the time to go! It gets better and better every year!
Off to Boxborough Regency Hotel for some yummy food, drinks, and dancing! A really cool space that makes you feel like you're outdoors. Lots of trees, sky lights, gazebos, water, and gotta love those twinkly lights! Unique Sounds Entertainment had everyone dancing - even Harry's grandmother who could get "lower" than him!
Cheers! to Lisa and Harry on a perfect wedding day! Thank you for having Laura and I there to capture it all! We wish you the happiest ever after!
Venue: Boxborough Regency Hotel
Dress: Gigi's Bridal
Suit: Jos. A. Bank
Hair and Make up: Sereni Salon
DJ: Unique Sounds Entertainment
Rings: Lisa is carrying on her grandmother's rings
Harry's is from Rustic & Main
Second Shooter: Laura Donia Photography
A perfect early Fall wedding! Well worth the wait! These two families now joined together as one, through Monica and Johnathan.
After getting ready in separate homes, they met at St. Michael's Parish in Hudson for their ceremony. Monica struggled to get Johnathan's ring on, but she did it! A perfect kiss and they were off in their sweet ride to Old Stone Church in West Boylston for some photos.
Old Stone Church is gorgeous with it's historical structure surrounded by water but is often swarmed with visitors. We lucked out! We even had time to catch a few shots on the swing!
We made it back in time to catch the tail end of cocktail hour at the Chocksett Inn in Sterling where they spent the rest of their night celebrating with good food, drinks, and music! This crowd was ready to party!
I hope you can re-live these moments through your photos. This was certainly a day you'll never forget!
Congratulations, Monica and Johnathan!
Monica's Dress: Alexandra's Boutique
Johnathan's Suit: Men's Wearhouse (Vera Wang)
Hair: Melissa Packard
Make up: Cynthia Knotch
Catering: Chocksett Inn & Old School House Pub
Venue: Chocksett Inn
Florist: Frugal Flower
DJ: Eduardo Alves
Capturing memories for me and for you!