Sarah Bastille Photography Blog » Images and inspiration from elegant weddings in Boston and beyond

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Lovely weather graced Kelley & Geoff’s wedding at the DeCordova museum on the 12th — a beautiful setting, and some gorgeous light. I was even able to get that old clichéed image of the bride & groom with a gigantic fiberglass baby…classic!

Reception: DeCordova Museum
Caterer: Tiger Lily Caterers
Hair & Makeup: Salon Marc Harris
Flowers: Nature’s Design

Here’s a grab bag of ideas & tips to make the most of your wedding day:

1) Once you put on the dress/tux, RELAX! The planning is over and this is the signal for you to start experiencing the day instead of organizing it.

2) First thing in the morning, hand your cell phone to your trusted right-hand-man/woman (same reason as above).

3) Be together! Take five minutes from the party to steal away and have a romantic moment, just the two of you. See if you can find a spot where you can see the party and all the people there celebrating the two of you. Be proud of the party you’ve worked so hard to throw. And then go back and join it!

4) Unless it’s really not your thing, do take time away from visiting with guests to get onto the dance floor…(grooms, this means you too!) Guests love to see you both having a great time, and they’ll join you on the floor.

5) I was reminded of this one this weekend: no red wine! (That goes for both of you). Just witnessed a mishap yesterday…someone jostled the groom’s hand and the merlot went flying (right onto his new wife’s dress, of course). Nothing a little club soda couldn’t fix, but it’s a lot easier to spot-clean white wine stains…

I’ll be adding more to this post as I think of things, so check back!

Here are a few images from Jillian & Brian’s beautiful, beachy wedding at the Wequasset Inn in Chatham. They used beautiful seashell details throughout the wedding; there were shells peeking out of Jillian’s bouquet, on the programs, and tied to the placecards. The shell theme even extended to the menu, with a lavish ice-cold raw bar during the cocktail hour!

Reception venue/catering: Wequassett Inn
Hair & Makeup: Lisa George

Jaclyn & Greg met at BC (my alma mater), and they knew that’s where their ceremony had to be. I’m always glad to be back on campus, and St. Ignatius is beautiful. Before heading to the reception, they wanted a quick portrait in front of Walsh Hall, where they met. The reception was held at the brand-new Granite Links Golf in Quincy; it’s a gorgeous facility with tons of natural light and a stunning view of Boston. And it’s always fun to work with talented videographer Mark Willand. One of my favorite details were the cocktail hour hors d’oeurves — bite-sized hamburgers and paper cones of french fries.

Reception venue/caterer: Granite Links Golf Club
Makeup: Bruce Fisher
Videographer: Mark Willand
DJ: Dave Pettengill