I was contacted by the groom of this Concord wedding 5 days prior to the big day. This is how he began his email to me,
You will first doubt, and then perhaps laugh, but my fiancee and I are to be married in Concord this coming Saturday, May 25th, and are only now looking for a photographer. It’s a combination of her reticence and my procrastination after convincing her.”
He couldn’t have articulated a better assumption, and I knew right away this was someone I’d enjoy working with. This wedding was an intimate affair, one that felt classy with a bit of historic charm complemented by the venue and dress. The couple decided on the historic Scout House as a rain destination (outdoor plan was Old Manse), which was an open room with gorgeous windows and exposed beams. The ceremony was performed by close friends and relatives. The standout of the day was most definitely the bride’s vintage gown, an heirloom that has been worn by five women and through three generations. It was a beautiful ivory silk and lace dress, and I am really excited about the photos where all the women in the family who have worn it gathered together. I think you can see the lovely resemblance between them all, but mostly between the bride and the original wearer of the dress. Inside the expansive skirt all the brides stitched their initials and wedding dates.
After the ceremony we headed to the Colonial Inn for the reception. Though I was only there briefly, I could tell it was going to be a fun afternoon of dining and dancing. My best wishes to the happy newlyweds – and I hope the bride is happy she was convinced by her now husband to have a photographer capture her special day ; )