Crane Estate Wedding Film | Laura & Miles | Ipswich, MA
Crane Estate Wedding Film
Laura & Miles were two of the kindest, warmest souls we had the pleasure of working with this season, and we knew that the day would go off without a hitch thanks to the hardworking & talented ladies at Whim Events. We’d met a lot of other participating vendors earlier in the year at the Boston B List party, the biggest annual Boston wedding vendor party, and had a great time connecting with some of this crew. So when we had the chance to all actually work together for Laura & Miles’ big day, and capture our first Crane Estate wedding film, we knew we were in for an awesome time.
The Crane Estate on Castle Hill dates way back to the 1600’s and sits atop an insanely beautiful outlook on Boston’s north shore. Chock full of history, the property was donated to a land preservation & historic conservation organization in 1945, where it became an outdoor venue for some of the most prolific names in Jazz music including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and David Brubeck before it was designate as a historical landmark in 1998. Through the early 1900’s there were beautiful rose gardens added, terraces and incredible outlooks sitting atop the Atlantic ocean. It’s pretty much a fairytale-like venue straight out of a Disney movie.
From the incredible first look in the rose garden, gorgeous florals arranged throughout the tent and atop a classic car, to the intimate & personal garden ceremony, the intricate details & emotional moments were something we won’t soon forget. We could feel the emotion building throughout the day, and during the prep moments we spent alongside Laura, which all came to a head just before Laura walked down the aisle where she sobbed in joyful anticipation for what was about to happen. Be sure to watch their film below for that moment – it’s definitely on the list for one of the best moments of this year’s wedding season.
Huge thanks to Laura & Miles for having us along to capture the magic of their day, and the extended vendor team noted below for all of the great collaboration, teamwork & memories.
Planning: Whim Events | Photography: Viera Photographics | Venue: Crane Estate | Band: Speechless Music | Catering: Fireside Catering | Floral Design: Whim Events | Photobooth: The Danger Booth | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Lounge Rentals: Kadeema Rentals | Makeup: Kacie Corbelle | Hair: Jillian Kirylo
Rachel & Jeff | Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding Film | Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Inn Wedding Film
I’ve gotta say, Rachel & Jeff’s wedding day was a pretty magical experience. Set in the middle of Vermont’s Green Mountains in the quiet town of Chittenden, Vermont; it was apparent their decision to have their wedding day at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort was a true expression of their love for nature, the outdoors and the New England mountains. Unsurprisingly, we love all of these things too, so to say we were excited to capturing our first Mountain Top Inn Wedding Film was an understatement.
We made the drive from the Connecticut with our friend Rachel from Rowanberry + Lavender and her amazing 2nd shooter Sarah. Sharing conversations with friends and admiring the natural beauty of Vermont – it was one of those crisp fall days that you just knew was going to be special as soon as we got in the car. On the way to Chittenden you drive through sleepy Vermont towns, beautiful mountain vistas and quaint little shops that bleed New England charm through and through. It was easy to see why this place and this atmosphere was so important for them to share with their friends and family.
Upon our arrival at the Mountain Top Inn, it immediately became clear to us why this place is one of the most talked about destination mountain venues in New England. The quiet charm, the incredible backdrop of the green mountains from the ceremony location, and the beautiful reception building directly adjacent to an an incredible outdoor patio with blazing fire pits – truly the perfect spot to warm up on an early fall evening. Just the kind of place you’d want to run away to, soak in the orange & red colors of fall, sip on some cider and take a few deep breaths – it was perfect.
It’s difficult to sum up all of our experiences & emotions with Rachel & Jeff from their incredible day, but we’ll keep it short and say that we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to tell their story. From their incredible first look you’ll see in their film, to the amazing vendor team we worked with, to their absolutely incredible and tear inducing selfie review they sent us after they watched their film (watch below) – it’s a day we’ll never forget. These kinds of reactions you’ll see if their selfie review are exactly why we work as hard as we do, and why we love what we do so much. We’re not just capturing an event; we’re capturing the creation of a new family tree and the start of something new, and we’re honored to be doing it. Hey Mountain Top, we’ll see you again this year, and in 2020!
Jen & Kyle | Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding Film | Stonington, CT
Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding Film
Jen & Kyle’s wedding day was one we’ll never forget. From the gorgeous location on the water, to their emotion charged first look and their incredible hand written vows to each-other, our team was a bit of an emotional mess – in the best kind of way. When Jen & Kyle hired us to shoot their September 2018 wedding, we were elated to be returning to shoot another Saltwater Farm Wedding Film. Back on a hot hot day in July 2017, we had the incredible privilege of capturing Matt & Laura’s wedding during our first trip there. We had such a blast during our first visit, when Jen & Kyle booked us, we excitedly marked it on the calendar.
A few things about Jen & Kyle; they’re some of the most kind, genuine and caring people we’ve met. After meeting them at a local spot in Manchester CT for our consultation, we shared some conversations over a beer or two, and I knew immediately they’d be an absolute blast to work with. They met through mutual friends and connected after completing a Tough Mudder together. Shortly after they started dating and the rest is history. They’re animal loving vegans, craft beer lovers, and much like us – enjoy a good trip up into the mountains of New Hampshire & Vermont to get away. Our kind of people, hands down.
Their wedding day was truly special. Surrounded by their closest family & friends, the moments we shared with them prior to the ceremony were special. From Jen’s interaction with her dad during their first look, to Jen & Kyle’s incredible first look with each other – it was a powerful, powerful day. Do yourself a favor, and watch their film below and be sure to stick around for this moment, as well as their vows to each-other during the ceremony. Prepare the tissues and just listen to how they pour their souls out to each-other.
We couldn’t have been more honored to capture Jen & Kyle’s day. We’re bless to have had another opportunity to work with such an incredible team of vendors including our friend Rachel from Rowanberry + Lavender, Jerry from Power Posse (we shot his brother Phill’s wedding in 2018 as well) and the incredibly hospitable staff at Saltwater Farm. It’s days like this one, we’re super thankful to be doing what we do <3
Photography: Rowanberry + Lavender | Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard | DJ: Power Posse Productions | Catering: Gourmet Galley | Floral Design: Ladybug Designs | Hair & Makeup: Venora’s Salon | Gown: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Zest Fresh Pastry
Nicolle & Andrew | Spring House Hotel Wedding Film | Block Island
Spring House Hotel Wedding Film
Block Island is a pretty special place, and until Nicolle & Andrew’s wedding, was a place we never had the opportunity to visit. This tiny island off the coast of Rhode Island was named “Manisses” or “Island of the Little God” by the early dutch settlers in 1661. I’m no history buff, but what I do know is that our brief time spent on this little rock in the middle of the ocean was truly incredible, and has a special allure and ambiance that I haven’t experienced in a lot of places in my life. So when the opportunity presented itself to travel to Block Island and shoot our first Spring House Hotel Wedding Film, we were pretty excited.
This weekend with Nicolle and Andrew capped off a back to back island wedding weekend for us at NEC, with our travels to Martha’s Vineyard to shoot Najah & Omar’s wedding the week prior. Two ferry rides, two first-time island visits, and two incredible weddings with amazing couples.
We arrived to Block Island after a quick ferry ride from New London, CT and as soon as we stepped off the ferry on the docks at Block Island, we were immediately pulled into the unique, quaint and perfectly New England surroundings of this place. After getting settled into our vendor house, and meeting some of the band crew, and the incredible Angelina Rose Photography, we were picked up by officiant and brother of the bride Jackson, and drove through some quaint BI backroads to meet Nicolle & Andrew. From our time spent with Andrew and his groomsmen, connecting over our favorite Treehouse Brewing craft beers, to our time spent with Nicolle, her bridesmaids, and her mom as she prepped just prior to the ceremony, we knew we’d mesh well with these two.
From the incredible first look at the Mohegan Bluffs, riding around in Nicolle’s rad maroon jeep she’s had since high school, to the majestic views and amazing staff at the Spring House Hotel – a 164 year old historical landmark and the island’s oldest hotel which has hosted many notable guests over the years including Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, and Billy Joel; it was an amazing day. Shout out to Angie from Angelina Rose Photography and her assistant Lizzy from Elizabeth Rose Creative for being my surprise assistant, and all-around awesome people to hang with. We couldn’t have had more of a blast on our first trip to Block Island, and look forward to many more opportunities in the future. Now give their film a watch below, and witness the magic of this amazing place.