Willowdale Estate Wedding: Emily & Charlie

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022Weddings
mily and Charlie's wedding took place at one of my all-time favorite venues, WIllowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA. When I arrived, the champagne was flowing and we took a few requisite photos of the bridesmaids toasting in the clawfoot bathtub before Emily and her crew put on their gowns. Emily's dress suited her so perfectly and I loved how she had the bridesmaids and groomsmen all in black, which made the rustic vibe of Willowdale feel a bit more fancy and formal! Emily & Charlie had their first look on the staircase and then we spent a little time inside the house taking portraits. I wanted to showcase the details that attracted them to this space, so took portraits in front of the big leaded glass windows and in the front entranceway to show off the beautiful architecture of the house. From here, we headed out with the wedding party down to the path that runs along the river to take portraits with the greenery and gorgeous sun coming through the trees. The ceremony felt so genuine, and was a great balance of tears and laughter. Their reception took place in the tent was decorated with pink and orange flowers and vases of varying sizes which gave the space a rustic diy vibe and felt like a perfect fit for their outdoor summer estate wedding. After toasts and dinner, all of their guests fueled up on Willowdale's chocolate chip cookie bar (!!!) before rushing the dance floor! This wedding was a perfect mix of rustic and casual mixed with fancy and formal, which is everything I love about Willowdale Estate. A huge thank you to Emily and Charlie for the invite, and to my good friend and associate photographer Liz Friar for all of her help and hard work!