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Melissa and Dana, Married! | A Willowdale Estate Wedding

“The bathtub photo!” – that was all you guys’ clear favorite of the sneak peeks I sent out for Melissa and Dana’s wedding this spring at the Willowdale Estate. It was definitely something!

It’s been a privilege to photograph two weddings for this family – Melissa’s brother is Bill, whose wedding I photographed last year at the Searles Castle. The same sweetness and care for their family and friends was present at this wedding. And as Andrea (Melissa’s mother) has requested, I’ve looked for more photos of her smiling than crying for this blog post – regardless of the many tears shed, it was truly a joyous occasion. Thank you to Melissa’s family for hosting me and Karman again!

The bathtub photo as mentioned above

The entire upstairs of the Willowdale Estate is an intimate setting to which to get ready, it feels a lot like a country chic mansion. Melissa received this personalized hanger for her wedding dress as a gift

Melissa carried her father’s handkerchief in her bouquet as one sweet way to remember him

Loooove the dress

They had a delicious ice cream bar! The ice cream came in these super cute jars. I love me some ice cream so here is a whole collage dedicated to the ice cream bar

Thank you, thank you, thank you! It has been nothing but wonderful to be your wedding photographer!

(below photos by Karman)

Vendors:

Second shooter: Karman Lee Photography
Venue and catering: Willowdale Estate
Videographer: Jeff Brouillet Films
Cake: Konditor Meister
Dress: Essense of Australia
Rings: DeScenza Diamonds
Tuxedo: Giblees
Florist: Flowers by Steve
Make-up and hair: Makeup by Maria, hair by Helen and Christina, at Daeva Salon in North Andover
DJ: Keith Sherman, Last Call Productions
Invitations / paper: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Joe Spanos

Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

April 11, 2011 - 10:35 am

Amie Awesome photos Shang! That ice cream bar looks amazing… Also, love the new site layout/integration. Nice!

April 11, 2011 - 11:34 am

Linda Great photos Shang! Love the ice cream bar photos.

April 11, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Emily Love the beautiful details of the wedding!

April 11, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Karen I love the lime green windows!!

April 11, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Amy Sonricker I love the bathtub shots!

April 11, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Kimberly Love, love, love! Another fabulous job! Melissa looks so beautiful and happy!

April 12, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Melissa + Dana We love you Shang! Thank you so much for being such a great part of our wedding day and your amazing work!!!!

April 17, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Vicki Love the pic with the signage :)

April 20, 2011 - 9:14 am

Lian You know I love that bathtub shot!

May 3, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Lucy Great blog :)

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