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A summer Willowdale Estate wedding in Topsfield, MA

In the words of the groom, “People said it will never work - she is a beautiful angel and he is a unique-featured weirdo.”

Mallory & Ryan have known each other since high school, through awkward encounters and mutual friends. After realizing they were particularly sweet on each other, Mal & Ry patiently waited for the right timing to be together. Between law school, medical school, Connecticut, and Boston, Ryan popped the question by the romantic reflecting pool in Boston, and she said YES! 

With the forecast showing thunderstorms and rain at Willowdale Estate all day, Mallory & Ryan prepared themselves for a wet wedding day. It poured all morning long, as predicted. As Mallory descended down the stairs to see her husband for the first time, something miraculous happened: the SUN came out. After a joyous first look, the ceremony began. Right before their first kiss, everyone could hear the pitter patter of drops bouncing off the tent - it began to pour as they sealed their marriage with a kiss and ran down the aisle. 

Here's to an INCREDIBLE Italian honeymoon and a lifetime of love, dancing, basketball, scooper bowl ice cream, getaway weekends to Burlington, beer, running, and HAPPINESS! <3

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Hair & makeup - Traveler Beauty Company
Invitations - Jen Simpson Design (Etsy)
Dress - Mikaella Bridal
Suit - Joseph A Bank
DJ & live musicians - Czone Entertainment
Florist - Petals, Inc
Cake - Topsfield Bakeshop

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A whimsical summer Willowdale Estate wedding in Topsfield, MA

"You know I'll never be lonely, you're my only one and I love the things, I really love the things that you do... you're my best friend"

Kate & Ryan are one of my most loving, bubbly, thoughtful, joyful couples. They are over the moon for their pup Oliver, are health & fitness fanatics (see Kate doing push-ups at her reception below), and love hanging out together, whether it's hiking through Vermont or lounging at the beach. 

I knew Kate had my sense of humor when I got her contract back in the mail. She listed her address, and under the "Groom's address" section, she wrote "Same! Living in sin ;)" I had a good laugh that day, and that was just the beginning.

On the 10th day of June, the sun was shining at a perfect 70 degrees on Willowdale Estate. Kate and her girls rocked mint green Converse Chuck Taylors, with Kate's being a blinged-out white pair with "Donovan" stitched along the back. A piece of her mother's veil was wrapped around her bouquet, which was filled with roses, peonies and lots of succulents. After laughing through a teary eyed "I do", they danced into their reception with Kate's hoisted over Ryan's shoulder, backside first to Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls". Epic? Very. They partied the night away to almost every Queen song ever written, including their first dance. At the end of the night, a familiar tune caught the ears of the guests, and an ice cream truck pulled up with tasty frozen treats.

Wishing Kate & Ryan a happy marriage 'till the day Kate annoys Ryan into the afterlife, and they both learn how long forever really is. But, I think they know that it's pretty awesome when you're with your soulmate. XOX

Thank you to the amazing vendors!

Venue, planning + catering: Willowdale Estate
Assistant + second shooter: Mei Lin Barral
Flowers: Petals, Inc
Hair: Jessie & Tara of Boston Makeup Artists
Makeup: Amber of Boston Makeup Artists
DJ: Keith Leavitt of Cape Tunes
Cake: Frederick's Pastries
Ice cream truck: Cool Cow Ice Cream
Dress: Allure
Suits: Tommy Hilfiger