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A Fourth of July wedding at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA

 
 

Erika & Charles met in high school over a decade ago on a double date - but not with each other. They went to separate colleges, wishing each other the occasional “Happy Birthday” on Facebook. As fate would have it, though, they met once again as classmates in grad school in Pennsylvania in 2016. They quickly became friends, and took a chance on each other - and they’re so glad they did!

Charles popped the question at Acadia National Park, and they both marvel at the fact that it took them so many miles and so many years to find each other, even though they grew up 15 minutes from each other. Erika picked out the perfect beach for their engagement photos at Crane Beach in Ipswich (peep their gorgeous sunrise photos here!) and celebrated their big day not too far away on the Fourth of July at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA.

They had a perfectly sunny day complete with a wild and energetic wedding party, photos of all their world travels together, American and Korean traditions blending together seamlessly, and an ice cream sundae bar to put the cherry on top of their perfect day. Congrats #teamcherika!!!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!

Venue: Willowdale Estate - Photography: Lena Mirisola - Coordinator: Nichole Armano - Videography: Some Fuzzy - DJ: DJ Case - Hair + makeup: Love Notes By June - Florals: Karla Cassidy Designs - Dress: Pronovias - Bridesmaids dresses: Lulu’s - Grooms attire: Indochino - Rentals: PEAK

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Matt & Melissa // A nature inspired Willowdale Estate wedding

Almost ten years in the making, I introduce to you, Mr. & Mrs. Campbell.

Matt & Melissa are one of my most loved and cherished wedding couples. You really get to know a couple when you shoot their engagement, go out for ice cream, bridal shower, secret video shoot, meetings over lunch... by the time their wedding day FINALLY rolled around, I thought, "Oh! So this is what we were all waiting for? Well gosh!" The two of them are such deep soulmates. They're best friends, always laughing at each other, doing sweet things for each other, and being the best people they can be.

Melissa, her mother and her sister got ready on the second floor of the incredible Willowdale Estate, followed by the boys across the hallway. Lace from her mother's wedding dress was sewn into Melissa's silk dress belt, while she wore her grandmother's ring on her finger. The couple exchanged gifts without seeing each other, until their first look. They exchanged vows with tears from the audience, and sealed it with a kiss and HUGE smiles! They attended their own (gorgeous) cocktail hour, surrounded by vintage boxes and crates and live music. Matt & Melissa entered their reception with a surprise video, followed by Melissa breaking into an epic air guitar dance with her dad, and Matt giving everyone a tear-jerking dance with his sister. They had the most DELICIOUS cupcakes and warm, gooey cookies straight out of a Toll House commercial, fuel for them to dance the night away.

I don't have enough "thank you's" to give to my incredible second shooter Anthony Fusco, and Leslie and the team at Planned Perfectly Weddings & Events. M&M fell in love with Anthony right away, and Leslie and the girls couldn't have made anything more perfect for Matt & Melissa on their special day. 

THANK YOU TO ALL THE AMAZING VENDORS!

This was Matt & Melissa's surprise reception video. The summer before their wedding, we met up (in secret!!!) and filmed their introduction video - as they talked about what they're most looking forward to in life, how they met, and read parts of their Dear John letters when Matt was overseas.

Venue: Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA
Catering: Willowdale Estate
Event planning: Planned Perfectly
Cupcakes: Creative Cakes by Deb
Clergy: Elizabeth Gemelli
Ceremony music: Matt Descoteaux
Hair & Makeup: Andrea from Indra Salon
Florist: Garden Designs
DJ: All Start Entertainment
Signs & rentals: Antea Amoroso Design
Transportation: McGinn Bus Company