Willowdale Estate Wedding: Emily & Charlie

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022Weddings
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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!
A black and white wedding portrait of the bride and groom at Willowdale Estate.
Willowdale Estate the morning of a wedding ceremony.
The bride smiling in a candid photo as she gets ready the morning of her Willowdale Estate wedding.
A detail photo of the brides wedding details the morning of the Willowdale Estate wedding.
A candid getting ready photo of a bridesmaid smiling at the bride at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests smiling at the bride as she gets ready for her Willowdale Estate wedding.
The bride smiling while she pops champagne while getting ready for her Willowdale Estate wedding.
The bride posing for a getting ready photo with her bridesmaids in a bathtub at Willowdale Estate.
The bridesmaids smiling while getting ready for the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
A detail photo of the flowers on the table at Willowdale Estate.
A candid wedding portrait of the bride looking out the window while getting ready at Willowdale.
The bride smiling at her mother as she is helped into her wedding dress at Willowdale Estate.
The bridesmaids looking at the bride in her wedding dress at Willowdale Estate.
Solo wedding portraits of the bride getting ready for her wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate.
The bride putting in her earrings while getting ready for her Willowdale Estate wedding.
The groomsmen laughing while putting on their bow ties for the Willowdale Estate wedding.
Groomsmen putting on their bow ties while they get ready for the Willowdale Estate wedding.
Two groomsmen posing with their bow ties as they get ready for the Willowdale Estate wedding.
The groomsmen helping the father of the bride into his bow tie at the Willowdale Estate.
The groom smiling while he gets ready for the Willowdale Estate wedding.
The groomsmen smiling while they get ready for the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The groom getting ready for the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The groom smiling at his bride during their first look on the staircase at Willowdale Estate.
The groom reaching out for the bride during the first look at Willowdale Estate.
The groom smiling at the bride during their first look on the grand staircase at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom kissing on the grand staircase for their wedding photos at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom walking down the grand staircase at Willowdale Estate for their wedding photos.
A black and white wedding portrait of the bride and groom at the Willowdale Estate.
A stained glass wedding portrait of the bride and groom posing together at Willowdale Estate.
Two closer intimate wedding portraits of the bride and groom together at Willowdale Estate.
A wedding portrait of the bride and groom posing together at the Willowdale Estate wedding.
The bride and groom looking at each other during their wedding portraits at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom walking with their wedding party at the Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom posing with their wedding party photo at the Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom posing for a fun portrait of the bridal party at the Willowdale Estate.
The bride posing with her bridesmaid for a bridal party photo at the Willowdale Estate.
A candid wedding portrait of the bride and her bridesmaids walking to the wedding at Willowdale.
The groom posing with his groomsmen for a wedding portrait at Willowdale Estate.
The groom walking with his groomsmen for a wedding portrait at Willowdale Estate.
Solo wedding portraits of the bride in the forest of Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom walking together in a forest path at Willowdale Estate for a wedding photo.
A black and white wedding portrait of the bride and groom at Willowdale Estate.
A traditional wedding portrait of the bride and groom at Willowdale Estate posing for a photo.
The bride and groom posing for wedding portraits at Willowdale Estate before their wedding.
The bride and groom posing together for a wedding portrait at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom walking together for a wedding portrait at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom posing with the brides parents at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom posing with their family for family portraits at Willowdale Estate.
A cute wedding portrait of the bride and groom hanging out the window of Willowdale Estate.
Sunset wedding portraits of the bride and groom at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding portraits of the bride and groom together at Willowdale Estate.
Sunset wedding portraits of the bride and groom together at Willowdale Estate.
A wide angle wedding portrait of the outdoor wedding photo space at Willowdale Estate.
A colorful flower display at Willowdale Estate for a summer wedding arch.
Wedding guests mingling during the wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate.
The bridesmaids standing together waiting for the bride during the Willowdale Estate wedding.
The groom smiling while watching the bride walk down the aisle at Willowdale Estate.
The father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle at Willowdale Estate.
The father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle at Willowdale Estate.
A wide angle photo of the bride being walked down the aisle at Willowdale Estate.
The groom smiling at the officiant during his wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom at the front of their wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate.
A wide angle photo of the wedding guests watching the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom at the front of their Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
A wide angle photo of the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride smiling at her groom during their Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The best man smiling during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The father of the groom smiling during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The parents of the bride smiling during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom at the front of their colorful Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride saying her vows during her Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
Wedding guests smiling during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bridesmaids smiling at the bride and groom during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bridesmaids wiping tears from their eyes before the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The groom delivering his vows during his Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
Wedding guests smiling during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom at the front of their Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride putting the grooms ring on his finger during his Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride kissing the groom during their Willowdale Estate wedding.
The bride and groom kissing each other during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The groom putting his hand in the air during the Willowdale Estate wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom walking out of the wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate.
The bride and groom kissing halfway down the aisle after their Willowdale Estate wedding.
The bridesmaids hugging the bride after her wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate.
Detail photos of the bride and grooms cocktails with photos of them a children on them.
A wide angle photo of the tented wedding reception space at Willowdale Estate.
A colorful table detail of the Willowdale Estate wedding reception tables.
Wedding table details at the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The sweetheart table wedding details during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Colorful florals on the tables during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Colorful florals and candles on the tables during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The bride smiling while talking with her family during the Willowdale Estate cocktail hour.
The groom hugging a wedding guest at the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
A wedding guest smiling at another during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests talking with the bride during her Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests talking during the Willowdale Estate cocktail hour.
Wedding guests smiling and talking during the Willowdale Estate cocktail hour.
Wedding guests enjoying the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests hanging out at the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests enjoying the Willowdale Estate cocktail hour during the summer wedding.
Wedding guests enjoying the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests talking during the Willowdale Estate cocktail hour.
Wedding guests cheering for the entrances to the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The bride and groom walking into their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The wedding party applauding for the bride and groom as they enter their Willowdale Estate wedding.
The groom spinning his bride during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The groom looking at his bride during their Willowdale Estate first dance.
The bride and groom dancign their first dance at the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The groom smiling while dancing his first dance with his bride at the Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests smiling and mingling during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The bride and groom smiling at a guest as she delivers a wedding toast at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests cheer during the Willowdale Estate wedding toast at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests raise their glasses for a toast at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests smile and laugh during the Willowdale Estate wedding toasts.
A table of wedding guests toasts together during the Willowdale Estate wedding toasts.
The bride and groom cut their wedding cake and kiss at Willowdale Estate.
The bride dancing with her father during her parent dance at Willowdale Estate.
The groom dancing with his mother for their parent dance at Willowdale Estate.
The groom spinning his mother during his wedding reception at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests smiling and dancing during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests dancing together during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The wedding guests dancing together during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests dancing together during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The wedding guests at the Willowdale Estate wedding reception dancing together.
The bride and groom dancing together during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests dancing together during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception at Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests dancing together during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests dancing together during their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The groom dancing with his friends during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
A photo of the cookie table at the Willowdale Estate.
Wedding guests dancing together for their Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
The groom dancing with his friends at his Willowdale Estate wedding reception.
Wedding guests dancing together during the Willowdale Estate wedding reception.