I've known this family for a long time. The Downey's have been a part of my life story since I was little, so it was an extra special for me to be a part of this wedding. Caitlin & Myles worked and worked and worked on this field to get it ready for their wedding. The field belongs to Myles' parents, Buddy and Laura as their future spot for their retirement home. I would say it is just about the most perfect spot to have a wedding. I'm hoping the Downey/Winter's rent it out for a couple of years before they put their house on it, as a wedding venue, and I am the exclusive photographer. I knew it was gonna be a good day when I came into Nancy's house and the ladies were calm, well into getting ready and looking fabulous in their cute robes. Karrie Welch was the amazing makeup artist, and Lauren Boucher was the master of hair. I've never seen such a gorgeous bunch of ladies. Then I saw Caitlin's dress from Pearl Bridal, in Holyoke, and I knew I was headed into dream wedding scenario. Caitlin was so chill, everything little detail was taken care of and everything looked gorgeous; the hand made arbor and nest over the dance floor, the antique china place settings, feathers and gorgeous florals from Forget Me Not Florist. Everything was lovely.
I've never seen so many sweet emotional moments, and I even got Myles to smile. Actually he couldn't stop smiling, which was perfect, because it complimented his absolutely stunning bride the entire day. The bridesmaids and flower girls were accessorized with parasols and pinwheels, and the processional was just awe inspiring, really, with Buddy serenading along with a harp. Nancy was the officiant, another sweet touch to the event, and there were many tears shed and laughter sprinkled about.
The best thing about this weeding (at least for me) was how much time Caitlin and Myles gave me for taking photos. So much time, such good light. While guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres from Hillside Organic Catering, I got some field shots of lovely people, and they were even able to go and take a break before their first dance. Toasts with tears and love followed by dinner by Hillside continued into sweet dances with parents and then oldies but goodies music to dance the night away under the stars. Jacob Sound, the DJ was one of the best DJ's I've seen, he was dancing away to each number he put on, and coordinated the evening so smoothly. I love walking away to my car at the end of the night under the stars as a fun tune plays over the fields and a bon fire roars in a corner. It's pretty magical.