Posts with tag: "Dorchester"
Saturday, September 09, 2017
By Sedman Photography
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Location of Wedding:  St. Bridget’s Parish

Location of Reception: Venezia Waterfront Restaurant and Banquet Facility

Cake Maker:               Montilio’s

DJ:                            Rob Peter’s Entertainment

First Dance Song:       Coming Home, by Leon Bridges

Florist:                       Wild Dahlia Floral & Event Design

Limo Service:              Bristol Limo, and Salon Salon Limousine

 

 

1.)   How did you two meet?

We met at a New Year’s Eve party of a mutual friend back when I was in high school and Jeff was home from college.

 

2.)   How did he pop the question?

Jeff proposed on top of Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire, one of our favorite places we visit every year.

 

3.)   What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?

My favorite moment was the ceremony at the church. There was so much anticipation in seeing Jeff for the first time and the marriage sacrament meant a lot to us.

 

4.)   How long have you been together?

Jeff and I have been together for over ten and a half years!

 

5.)   How would you describe your overall wedding experience?

Our wedding experience was perfect, and we would not have asked for anything to be different.

 

6.)   What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding?

Wedding planning became more stressful the closer it got to the wedding date. Take time for yourselves to focus your mind on something other than the wedding. For us, we liked to go for long walks around our neighborhood every day and talk about anything OTHER than the wedding.

 

7.)   What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?

Do your research. I feel that word of mouth is the best resource when finding a vendor for your wedding, especially for one who will be capturing your entire day in photos.

 

8.)   Tell me about your dress. Where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?

I got my dress at David’s Bridal. I knew it was the one based on the reactions of my mother and sisters when I came out of the dressing room wearing it.

 

9.)   How was your experience taking photos/working with me on your wedding day?

Great! I don’t consider myself a photogenic person and it was nice to have someone telling me how to pose, what to do with my hands/elbows/feet/etc.! I felt very comfortable and enjoyed the few pictures you showed me right there on the spot from your camera.

 

10.) Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting or would you have rather done it differently? Tell me why or why not!

We didn’t see each other before the wedding, and I would not have it any other way. Jeff and I both had so much excitement and anticipation building up to the ceremony. It also helped calm some of my nerves of walking into the crowded church knowing that Jeff was at the other end of the aisle feeling the same way.

 

11.) Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?

Get sleep the night before and drink lots of water the day of. It’s also nice to have lipstick or lipgloss on hand because you will smile a lot.

 

12.) Any tips that you have about preparing your wedding party for the photos? What did you tell them, how did you get them to cooperate, what did you do or what would you have done differently?

My wedding party had all been through the photos before and knew what to do!

 

13.) Any tips on what to bring?

Lipstick for the girls. The morning of my wedding day was rainy and I wished I had purchased umbrellas so that I would be able to get some pictures done outside using them. The rain stopped so I wouldn’t have needed them anyways but I thought they would come out fun had it been raining.

 

14.) We love to hear about vendors you love. List any vendors here and feel free to share your experience. Be sure to include the name of the vendor, their profession, city/state, site or Facebook page and how your experience was!

Wild Dahlia – florist – Shawna was amazing to work with! I gave her a general idea of the types of flowers I like and the color palette and she made gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces—better than anything I could have come up with!

Special Event Beauty – hair and makeup – Rachel and Maryanne came to where we were getting ready, and did 6 girls’ hair and makeup with plenty of time to spare. They stuck around until the limo took us away in case anyone needed touch ups before we left.

 

16.) What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about regarding your wedding day and what was the outcome?

I was most anxious about the church and that I would faint walking down the aisle! Fortunately, this did not happen and it ended up being my favorite part of the whole day.

 

17.) What’s one piece of advice you would give to other couples for planning their wedding?

Plan together, go to the venues together and visit then vendors together. Jeff was very laidback in the whole planning process and went with whatever decisions I had made, and we both wish we spent more time in visiting all the places together.

 

18.) Have you had any prior photo sessions? If so, what type, and where?

We had an engagement shoot at Governor Ames Estate in Easton.

 

19.) What kind of food was served at your reception?

Everyone had a plated meal of statler chicken, with the option of vegan or gluten free dishes.

 

20.) What was the first song you danced to as husband and wife? Father-daughter dance? Mother-son dance?

Our first song: Coming Home, by Leon Bridges

Father-daughter: God Only Knows, by the Beach Boys

Mother-son: 59th Street Bridge Song, by Simon and Garfunkle

 
Sunday, March 19, 2017
By Sedman Photography
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Location of Wedding: Saint Peters Parish - Dorchester, MA
 
Location of Reception: Searles Castle - Windham, NH
 
Cake Maker: Jacques Pastries
 
DJ: Jeremy Guilbeault
 
First Dance Song: Combo of –I don’t dance –Keith urban & Hey pretty girl kip Moore & anywhere with you Jake Owens
 
Dress Boutique: Cryssie bridal
 
Caterer: Searle’s Castle
 
Florist: Lopez Florist
 
Limo Service: First Student
 
How did you two meet? We met at Squantum Rock quincy when we were having a bonfire in high school.
 
How did he pop the question? He blind folded me and said he was taking me to lunch at a special location and actually took me to Squantum Rock and popped the question where we had our first kiss
 
What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
1.Saying I DO!!!
2.Taking pictures with our bridal party!
3.Dancing the night away!
 
How long have you been together?
9 years
 
How would you describe your overall wedding experience?
Hectic at first planning but smooth sailing day of! Planned my whole wedding with help from my mother and maid of honor and of course the groom!
But trial an error since I am the first bride in my family to get married!
 
What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding?
Use Weddingwire.com for a list of when to have things done by
Research you DJ and provide a do not play list
Provide the photographer with a list of must haves!
 
What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?
1.Research a photographer and listen to peoples reviews
2.Provide a picture list of must haves
3.Instruct them who you don’t want pictures of people not to listen to
4.TIME is everything you want to see the whole day so do as much time as you can afford
 
Tell me about your dress. Where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?
1.Well.... I was in florida two days after I was engaged with my family and there was a grand opening for a bridal boutique, so I decided to go in and have some fun! I feel in love with the first dress! Never thought I would like a big princess dress but once it was on I knew I had to have it! Well I didn’t order it from there since it was out of state, we came home and I went to school and figured I had time to purchase well my dress was DISCONTINUED! I then started to panic, I went online and hunted down places who sold the designer and finally found chrysies in canton happen to have it in their back room in a box!! I went straight away and bought it that night!
 
1.As for how you know, it gives you goose bumps and butterflies and you feel beautiful!
 
How was your experience taking photos/working with me on your wedding day?
1. IT was perfect! You and Scotty made a huge impact on my wedding, myself and kevin enjoyed laughs and smiles with you all day! Our wedding party also still talks about how funny steve and scotty are together!
 
Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting or would you have rather done it differently? Tell me why or why not!
No we didn’t see each other
 
We provided a note to each other to read before, it was cute and helped build butterflies which made it feel like the first kiss all over again!!! WAIT TO SEE EACH OTHER
 
Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?
Have a good hair stylist and make artist to make you feel amazing and just remember continue to smile the whole day and night and breathe you are married!
 
Any tips that you have about preparing your wedding party for the photos? What did you tell them, how did you get them to cooperate, what did you do or what would you have done differently?
My wedding party just followed Steve's orders! We provided our list of photos and told our wedding party what we wanted! They all just did as they were told We gave our wedding party food and drinks to get the night going and we had a great time!
 
Any tips on what to bring?
Food - Drinks - Music
 
We love to hear about vendors you love. List any vendors
here and feel free to share your
experience. Be sure to include the name of the vendor, their profession, city/state, site or Facebook page and how your experience was!
 
Florist- Lopez florist Dorchester mass, http://lopeztheflorist.com/ - loved my bouquets
and the owner of the shop is amazing small family owned!
 
DJ- Jeremy Guilbeault - AMAZING! He never had an empty dance floor and guest are still complaining about how sore their feet and legs are!!!!
http://www.getdowntonight.com/DJ_Jeremy_Guilbeault.html
59 Stiles Road North, Suite 102 Salem, NH 03079
 
Jacques pastry– Our cake was original and delicious – we had two tone frosting and amazing peanut butter filling! http://www.jacquespastries.com/
128 Main St, Suncook, NH 03275
 
Harbor view video– Darryn - http://harborviewvideo.com/ Amazing and perfect to get all of the footage to see dance moves we missed and to relive the ceremony which we thought went so fast!
781-686-5293 Norwood Massachusetts
 
Did you find a store/site that had everything you were looking for? Use this space to talk about favorite shops. You can include where you got your dress, sites you got your veils/décor/accessories, etc.
1.
http://www.orientaltrading.com/
1.
Favors
welcome bags
2.
http://bostonbridaldress.com/
- dress
3.
http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/index.jsp
- invitations
4.
http://www.magnetstreet.com/
- save the dates
5.
http://www.totallykoozies.com/store/home.html-
favors
 
What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about regarding your wedding day and what was the outcome?
1.Weather–perfect not to hot or too sunny, rained but later at night
2.Transportation not showing up–all on time and no break downs
 
What’s one piece of advice you would give to other couples for planning their wedding?
WEDDING WIRE TASK LIST!
 
What kind of food was served at your reception?
Plated menu
Caesar salad
Beef tenderloin tips
Chicken piccatta
Boston baked haddock
 
What was the first song you danced to as husband and wife? Father-daughter dance? Mother-son dance?
Husband and wife
Combo of–I don’t dance–Keith urban & Hey pretty girl kip moore & anywhere with you Jake Owens
 
Father daughter combo
I saw her first–Heartland
My little girl–Tim McGraw