Erik and Colleen had such a beautiful wedding celebration at Bittersweet Farm in Westport, Massachusetts this past November! I adore this rustic barn wedding venue! They were fortunate to have such a gorgeous late-fall day (seriously, my couples had the BEST weather in 2017!) and we got to enjoy lots of time outside for photos.

I started the day at Colleen’s parents’ house where Colleen and the ladies were getting ready. It’s always a treat when I get to document the bride getting ready somewhere with special meaning to her. Erik had left a very sweet card and gift for Colleen that brought out the emotions of the day.

“…I believe these two will stand side-by-side through any challenges life brings them.”

This sweet couple was married at St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and it was a beautiful ceremony celebrating their love for each other. Colleen’s mother sang a couple songs for the couple and all the guests were in awe of her gorgeous voice! While delivering his homily, the priest had such a powerful message. He talked about how he often feels like couples stand in front of him and state, “I promise these things in good times…and in health,” and just don’t seem to understand that these promises must be kept in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. Of course, when you’re standing in front of all your loved ones on one of the happiest days of your life it’s certainly hard to fathom that there will be bad times! His message was so powerful, though; that Colleen and Erik (and all couples) must truly realize the commitment they are making when they say, “I do.” Watching the joy that Colleen and Erik bring to each other, and witnessing how strong their relationship is, I believe these two will stand side-by-side through any challenges life brings them. But for now it’s a focus on celebration!!!

“Family and friends shared laughter and tears (oh, parent dances will get you every time!)…”

Bittersweet Farm was decorated with this couple’s stunning color palette: blush, gold, and champagne. The touch of sparkle, along with these colors, brought the rustic barn to life! A year before their wedding Colleen had been telling me about her vision of rustic elegance for the reception and she definitely pulled it off! Family and friends shared laughter and tears (oh, parent dances will get you every time!) and had the best time celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs.! In addition to a a photo booth, Erik and Colleen also had a caricature artist at the wedding. I’d never seen this done before and guests had a blast getting their caricature drawn! How unique and fun!

I wish you two many wonderful years ahead, but when those tough times do happen, I know you’ll be there to lift each other up and your relationship will only grow stronger! Cheers to Colleen and Erik!

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Amazing vendor team for Colleen and Erik’s big day:

Venue: Bittersweet Farm

Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church, Dartmouth, MA

Day of Coordination: Christina Pinheiro of Violet’s Floral Events

Dresses: Alexandra’s Boutique

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Bands: Jared The Galleria of Jewelry

Hair and Make Up: Nadia at Luxx Beauty Bar

Videography: Precious Moments Wedding Films

DJ: Derek Pacheco

Baker: Artisan Bake Shop

Florist: Garlington Florist

Invitations: B Wedding Invitations

Uplighting and Photo Booth: JAM Event DJs

Linens: XO The Girls

Transportation: Rockstar Limo

Caricature Artis: Michael Lynch

Accommodations: Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport

Photography: About Time Photography

Second photographer: Jessica Herndon Photography

Real Weddings

February 28, 2018

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