I couldn’t be more excited to share these images from Danielle and Kevin’s intimate destination wedding in Venice, Italy! Danielle and Kevin met in Venice while traveling abroad on a school trip for an art history course, and when they began planning their wedding (after getting engaged in Iceland, one of my favorite other countries!) they realized none of their initial plans were really feeling right. So, they decided to gather their families and bring them back to where it all started for an amazing week long trip of a lifetime.
With the help of an extremely talented wedding planner, Danielle and Kevin crafted the most beautiful day for their friends and family. The two began by getting ready at the Ca’ Sagredo hotel which has no shortage of historic details inside. We all water taxied to Palazzo Cavalli for the most adorable little city hall wedding, then proceeded to Piazza San Marco for drinks with live music. Watching Danielle and Kevin dance with their grandmothers in the square brought me back to this time last year when I was doing the same thing with mine! Sidenote: Italy has a piece of my heart. We wandered around for an hour or two to take portraits while their guests freshened up, then made our way to a little restaurant for their reception where we were fed something like five or six courses. I truly thought I was going to explode. People always think European countries eat healthier than us, which I definitely believe to be true! Until you make it to said countries and realize you need three different appetizers, bread, a salad, a main course, and two desserts. What an experience I will never forget.
When Hannah and Toni approached me about photographing their intimate wedding at Oleana, I was all in. Secretly one of my goals moving forward is to photograph more intimate gatherings, and I loved everything these two had planned for their day! They chose the absolutely amazing restaurant Oleana in Cambridge, MA to host their wedding day, and let me tell you it did not disappoint. (As a side note this may have been, quite honestly, the best food I have ever been fed at a wedding). Back to Hannah and Toni though! Hannah is a creative specializing in jewelry making (check out her earrings, she made those!), with an absolutely amazing sense of style. With the help of Liz from Mikado Weddings, Hannah and Toni’s intimate yet stylish wedding plans were brought to life. These two were troopers as we pranced around Cambridge for photos, where they received so many honks and congratulations from passerby’s! Ahh, there is just nothing like a good city wedding!
Caroline is a really old friend of mine, we date all the way back to an elementary school sailing camp where we met! So when she asked me to photograph her backyard wedding on her father’s property, I didn’t have to think twice about saying yes. We met as youngins and reconnected when we went to high school together. Cue far too many insane adventures to list in a blog post. We went our separate ways for college but I watched her relationship with Alex blossom from afar. It was so easy to tell she was in love!
Caroline is a super creative gal (one of the reasons I gravitated towards her in high school) and she did all of the calligraphy for her wedding. She use to work for a florist AND a tent company so she crafted the most magical, detailed backyard wedding ever. Plus the evening ended with a special appearance from Elton John…
Dress: Truvelle, Natalie dress from Dream Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Fusion Beauty
Florist: Robin Hollow Farm
DJ: Wicked Good Entertainment
Catering: Emery’s Catering
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Isis Cakes
Rentals: Ryan Designs