Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Michelle and David said "I do", with all of their friends, family, (and Colby!) by their side.
A cloudy Fall day at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA - Main St. was bumpin' with activity. Outdoor tents, pumpkins, cider, donuts, apples, scarecrows, and lots of tourists! Michelle was tucked away in her bridal suite with her ladies as she got ready for her wedding day. David hung out with the guys at the cottages on site with their dog, Colby (who has the cutest wrinkly forehead you ever did see!)
David and Colby made their way over to the bridal suite for their first look. Colby saw first, but barely recognized his Mom! Nerves subsided as we hopped onto a golf cart to get a few portraits of Michelle and David before their ceremony. David's brother did his best to chase after us with Colby so we could add him to some of the photos! Publick House offers a beautiful private field called The Meadow with a gorgeous tree right in the middle and a red barn that's a short walk away. We also took advantage of our time (and golf cart) to see their ceremony site at the Hillside Arbor.
Shortly after sunset, guests made their way to pick a seat for the ceremony. Sadly, the lights over the arbor were not working that day so they basically got married in the dark, but that obviously didn't stop them! Colby, the dedicated dog that he is, brought the rings - good dog! They said "I do" and sealed it with a kiss - then off to PARTY!
A little tense as Michelle's team of ladies were confused as to how her dress bustled, but they did it! David remained calm as he tried to find the secret door in the library. ;)
Their reception took place in Paige Hall, beautiful high ceilings with giant chandeliers! Really rustic but elegant! David and Michelle made their way into the Hall with their fans roaring! They went right into their first dance - Elvis Preseley's, I Can't Help Falling in Love With You. Michelle had two MOH's who both gave their own sentimental speeches. David's two brothers were his Best Men. They were very happy to welcome Michelle into their family and paid their respects to those who are no longer with us.
A fun tradition from Uncle Rui was giving them the ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL! I heard from an insider that Rui would bribe couples at family gatherings with a hundred dollars if they'd get married. Uncle Rui stayed true to his word and presented the one hundred dollar bill to Michelle and David. Michelle immediately yanked it away as Rui handed it to David! Too funny!
I was about to pack up my things but FORTUNATELY I caught the Celine show before I did!
David and Michelle, I'm sure your wedding day is all a blur but after seeing these photos, I hope it's all coming back to you now. ;)
Cheers to a most beautiful and memorable wedding day!
Venue: Publick House Sturbridge, MA
DJ: Sean from Atlas Event Group
Cake: Publick House The Bake Shoppe
Hair & Make Up: Christy and Co.
Florist: Herbert E Berg Florist
Dress: Marianne's Bridal Outlet
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Second Photographer: Oliver Scott Photography
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