Amanda and Chris’s Hellenic Center Wedding – Ispwich, MA
I’m thrilled to share Amanda and Chris’s gorgeous wedding at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich, MA. I first met Amanda and Chris when I photographed Amanda’s big sister’s wedding back in 2013. I was so excited when she got in touch with me last year to tell me she and Chris were engaged and ask if I’d be a part of their big day. There was no doubt in my mind that it would be amazing, and when the day finally arrived, it was perfect in every way.
I met up with the girls at The Hellenic Center in Ipswich where they had use of the entire second floor to get ready. I joined the girls as they were in the midst of make up application with the fabulous Danielle G, and my partner Tamara met up with the guys at the Garrison Inn in Newburyport. Once preparations were finished, Amanda and Chris met up on the lawn at the Hellenic Center for a quick first look and finished most of their wedding party portraits before the ceremony. They exchanged vows in a sweet ceremony on the front lawn and then finished their portraits as the guests attended cocktail hour on the terrace. The Hellenic Center is a lovely, historic Georgian style mansion – a perfect spot to host a wedding. The reception space was filled with gorgeous pink and gold details, almost all of which were handmade by the bride herself. Thanks to all of Amanda’s personal touches, the venue couldn’t have looked more beautiful. It was a perfect night with an fabulous dance party (as always) hosted by Next Level Entertainment. To end the evening, guests made their way outside where Amanda and Chris shared their last dance by sparkler light and surrounded by their closest family and friends.
I’m so happy to have been part of this incredible evening. Amanda and Chris, you two are perfect together. Thank you so much for making me part of your special day. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!! As always, thanks to my fabulous second photographer Tamara for all of your help and beautiful photographs, some of which are included below.
Thanks to Tamara for photographing the guys getting ready:
Chris and Amanda’s sweet first look:The ceremony:Wedding party portraits at the Hellenic CenterThanks to Tamara for photographing the guys’ portraits:Family portraits:Bride and Groom portraits on the lawn at The Hellenic Center:
Onto the reception:
Fabulous dance party courtesy of Next Level Entertainment:Amanda and Chris’s last dance, surrounded by guests and sparklers outside:
Venue: The Hellenic Center – Ipswich, MA
Catering: Vinwood Caterers – Ipswich, MA
Florist: Karla Cassidy Design
Invitations: Designed by Amanda (the bride)
Ceremony Musicians: Occasional Brass & Strings – Medford, MA
Bridal Hair: Salon Eleven – Wakefield, MA
Bridal Make-up: Danielle Gasbarro – Malden, MA
Dress Designer: Allure
Bridal Shop: Bella Sera Bridal – Danvers, MA
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A Bank
DJ: Next Level Entertainment – Wakefield, MA
Videographer: Next Level Films – Wakefield, MA