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

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Lush, enchanting, gracious . . .I could go on and on about this exquisite wedding. Instead, I’ll let the images tell the story. This beautifully detailed event reflected the natural elegance and warmth of the participants, and the result was a truly unforgettable evening.

Special mention to the stunning floral design by the incomparable floral artists at Stoneblossom.


Catering: Russell Morin
Flowers: Stoneblossom
Band: Siman Entertainment

Laura and Drew are literally in tune with each other: they met at Boston College where they were members of The Acoustics, an a cappella singing group.

Musical touches punctuated the day: Acoustics alumni sang during the ceremony, and Laura’s band Magnus played at the reception. And the guests were in for a special treat: Laura and Drew each got up on stage to belt out a tune with the band.

One idea I especially loved: the church was walking distance from the Harvard Club, so Laura & Drew had friends lead the way, holding oversized white balloons for the guests to follow.


Ceremony: St. Cecilia, Boston
Reception & Catering: The Harvard Club, Boston
Flowers: Cocoon Home Design
Cakes: Sweet Tooth
Band: Magnus

  • connie miller - sarah, stunning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shot with the car doorframe and balloons. gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

After a cool and rain-soaked June, the sun was an unexpected but very welcome guest at Gretchen & Tom’s lovely seaside celebration at the Winslow Estate in Orleans, MA. The couple exchanged ‘I do’s’ in an emotional ceremony under a lush floral arch created by Flowers By Fancy atop a hillside overlooking the ocean. The reception featured a packed dance floor, set to a high-energy soundtrack provided by Horns In The House.

Favorite details: the “chalkboard” wine coaster favors, which doubled as escort cards, and the stunningly detailed butter cream frosted cake by Creative Baking.


Venue: The Winslow Estate, Orleans, MA
Catering: Cosmos Catering
Wedding planner: Jenn Mentzer
Flowers: Flowers By Fancy
Hair & Makeup: Lisa George
Cake: Creative Baking
Band: Horns In The House
Linens: BBJ Linen
Place settings (china, flatware, glassware): Be Our Guest
Liquor, beer, wine: Harwich East
Equipment (tent, tables, chairs, dance floor, lighting): Undercover Tent

  • Li - I’m Tom’s older brother’s college friend and we were talking about the wedding and your photography. Beautiful photos!!ReplyCancel

  • gretchen - Hi Sarah, I have shared this link so so many times with my friends! Someone just asked again today for this link…to share with others. To showcase your gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

The WPJA recently posted a list of winners from their 1st quarter contest, and one of my images from Lisa & Matt’s wedding at the Crane Estate in Ipswich placed in the top ten in the ‘Getting Ready’ category. (More images from Lisa & Matt’s wedding coming soon!)

From the judge’s comments: “Wonderful job by the photographer to see this scene in a completely different way. The bride’s hand on her shoulder is a moment that not everyone would catch and it really brings this understated but lovely image together. The use of the strong backlight helps to keep the composition simple. A rare wonderful use of a vertical composition.”

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