When I was young my mother told me of this magical place one day that she visited on a company outing that had a lawn that rolled and stretched to the sea. Later I would find out that she was referring to the gorgeous Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, where Lauren and Pranay got married this July (this was their engagement session). I’m so fortunate to have witnessed their very joyful day and be able to shoot some wedding photos there. Everything about the day was so very… them. It was a celebration of who they were, their families, and laid-back and fun, my kind of wedding!
This intricate and gorgeous jewelry was a gift from Pranay’s parents to Lauren, from India
Lauren and Pranay fused their Jewish and Indian backgrounds in their wedding ceremony. This is possibly one of my most favorite wedding ceremonies because it was so personalized. They stood under a handmade chuppah / mandap which various siblings and family members held, and both sets of parents gave readings
The cocktail and reception had some great touches
Pranay’s parents and brother also presented some lively dancing
The very talented Brandy Band kept the dance floor alive the entire day, they rock!
Everyone gathered together for a tunnel for send-off!
Venue – The Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA
Catering – Swartz Catering, Somerville, MA
Dress – Designer: San Patrick; Bridal shop: La Reine Bridal
Florist – Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, MA
Music – Brandy Band
Shang Chen’s assistant: Karman Lee Photography
Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
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