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Joanne and Chris, Married! | DeCordova Sculpture Museum Wedding, the Details

Fresh, fun, modern, green, and sustainable! The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum wedding of Joanne and Chris was not short on these super-creative and personal details. What details are important? Well, it varies from wedding to wedding, but I often ask the bride and groom what is important for me to focus on. Given how long people take to plan weddings, I want to make sure that all the hard work does not go to waste. It could be jewelry, it could be invitations you spent a lot of time slaving over, or something else, the important thing to me is that they mean something to the client. Detail shots take time! This is why I typically arrive with up to 2 hours to spare in the getting ready segment to capture these, and I also take a part of cocktail hour to head to the reception site first to photograph the setups before the guests arrive. Be sure to also check out part 1 of the wedding – the photjournalistic shots – if you haven’t had the chance!

There are two things I love in dresses (I know, personal taste, still) – lace and ruffles. Joanne’s dress had so many ruffles, loove!

She wore sky-high apple green shoes through the entire day. I really don’t know how she managed but it was pretty amazing

Amy helped set up the next shot with the bridesmaid shoes =)

The journal that Joanne gave to Chris

Joanne DIYed all the paper for this wedding, I’m super impressed. The graphics are super fun, modern, and the postage matches the mood

The jewelry Joanne wore. The purple ring on the left actually belongs I believe to Chris’s great-grandmother

If you notice, Joanne’s rings have 3 parts – the top is her engagement ring, followed by a golden band, then another platinum band. Chris’s band is also designed to reflect those colors

Chalk boards for the escort card table and bar

Lemonade cooled guests as they waited for the ceremony. The ceremony program

I have seen this once before at another wedding and I love this idea of a tree where guests leave their fingerprints. A great addition to your newlywed home! Be sure to leave a piece of paper for people to practice and wet towelettes to clean those inked hands

The wedding reception was held at the Dewey Gallery inside the DeCordova Sculpture Museum

One of the top highlights of the wedding details – cactus escort cards! Every guest had a small potted cactus with their name that they could take home

The fresh theme carried into the centerpieces with baby’s breath and potted rosemary. A sprig of rosemary also lay on every menu at the place setting. Table numbers were painted onto rustic tiles

“I love my caterer because I got to have pizza as one of my entrees!” exclaimed Joanne to me during the wedding. Guests had a delicious choice between filet, pizza, and fish

The cupcakes were awesome – I sampled a carrot cake cupcake. The top and bottom tiers also had these super-fancy sugar toppers that added to the modern setting of the day

Coming tomorrow – the gorgeous, gorgeous portraits from the day!

The vendors:

Shang’s Assistant: Amy Bao
Venue: DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Catering and cupcakes: Different Tastes, Boston, MA
Joanne’s Dress: Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne
Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six Bridesmaid
Rings: Springers Jeweler’s, Maine
Chris’s Suit: Pronto Uomo
Florist: Hillside Florist, Woburn, MA
Hair: Di Re Hair, Ltd., Waltham, MA
DJ: Boston Music Works, Woburn, MA
Invitations and Paper: DIY

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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Totonto Wedding Photographer Wow. These pictures are phenomenal.
I really loved the little cactus escort cards.
Great work from one photographer to another.

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