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Jess + Jeff were married on on New Year’s Eve with their ceremony and reception at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA.
They were together for four years when Jeff proposed during a weekend getaway to Cape Cod. He waited until sunset on the beach, and while the memory is certainly a romantic one for both of them, they also remember it as a cold and windy day. All the more fitting they opted for a winter wedding to close out the year with their family and closest friends.
On their wedding day they both got ready at the same hotel but on different floors. In documenting those moments my second photographer and I played lookout as we navigated the hallways and lobby to ensure they didn’t see each other before the ceremony.
Separate limousines took them and us to the venue where Jess put on her dress, and both practiced their vows before the big moment. Jess’ younger brother served as ringbearer and pulled the flowergirl down the aisle in a red wagon to everyone’s amusement.
After a heartfelt ceremony Jess + Jeff spent some time alone in the bridal suite to exchange gifts. She was overjoyed to be given an additional ring that matched the one Jeff gave her during their ceremony. Then, once the toasts had commenced, we took them upstairs to the venue’s loft and got creative with video lights to make some stylish portraits.
Then it was time for the parent dances which segued into much energetic dancing on the packed dance floor. As it got closer to midnight, Jess + Jeff distributed handheld confetti canons to their guests. For the last 30 seconds of 2016 the band counted down to the new year. When it was exactly midnight the canons went off and covered Jess, Jeff, and their guests with silver confetti that rained down on all of us.
As the night drew to a close there was music from an amazing band, more dancing, and a lot of memories from a truly great day.
Jess + Jeff had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Hair Styling : Trés Lounge with Jessica Berrelli, Malerie Hinkley, and Natalie Gaudino
Makeup Artist : Melissa Laskiewicz
Florist : Floral Arts
Videographer : Rockstar Cinema Productions
Band : Ripcord
Cake + Cupcakes : Konditor Meister
Reception Styling : Lady Slipper Affairs and Events
Jess’ Wedding Dress : Vows Bridal Outlet
Bridesmaid’s Dresses : Pearl Bridal Boutique
Jeff’s Suit : Williams Clothiers
Groomsmen’s Suits : Men’s Warehouse
Second Photographer : Walter van Dusen
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler
Here are some photos from the day…