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retroblogging-jennie + joe: married|haverhill, ma wedding photographer

jennie and joe waited a long time for this day.  (and almost as long for me to blog about it.)  through school…jobs…life happenings that forced them to postpone…they stayed committed to their vision of a perfect, 50s inspired party…right down to venue choice!  jennie wanted it to feel like a wedding would have in the 50s, so she chose the haverhill country club to have their wedding.  her color palette was influenced by the colors that were popular for weddings at that time…her dress style…and on and on.  her commitment to detail really showed in how the whole day came together, and her custom made dress was just perfect!

(i believe this is joe’s grandma seeing her for the first time.)

the place cards were keys paired with a car (wedding colors, of course).

i always feel so special on the occasions when i get a name card.  😀

they had kind of a drive-in theme, so the tables were numbered like the opening sequence of a movie.  also, jennie looked far and wide for all of the beautiful milk glass vases you’ll see.

the (delicious) cake was provided by andover cakes.

custom labels in their wedding colors made chocolate bars a sweet favor.  (also, yes…yes, i am blogging their wedding the day after it happened!  a day + a year.  i’ve always said i’m a delinquent blogger!)

i photographed sara’s wedding in 2008.  she and jennie have been best friends for, like, decades.

ok, i’m not afraid to admit that i’m kinda dorky.  i figured with their awesome 50s style, it might be fun (albeit dorky) to do a group shot reminiscent of the ending of a guys and dolls number.  so that’s what’s going on here.  i think the guy on the left’s face/pose is my favorite.

first dance

would it be a wedding without “shout”?

(this guest doesn’t think so.)

we borrowed a guest’s hat for a few more portraits.  i think it fits with the vibe of the day PERFECTLY, don’t you?

we grabbed their friends to help them rock the hat and the piano…

check out those legs and those shoes!  and that skirt!  and those cars!

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katydid7 September 2010 - 06:16

Gwyneth—I LOVE these photos!! Another awesome job! Wow, I’d like to get married all over again so you could photograph it! 🙂 (the photo of the grandma seeing the bride is priceless)…

Jen9 September 2010 - 02:53

She has SPECTACULAR legs!! I love these shots Gwyn. I think you aught the feel perfectly 🙂

Shannon13 September 2010 - 14:04

I love the *squee!*expression on her face at the end of the ceremony! And the Guys and Dolls shot! And the last shot! Oh my, such a fun-looking day!

Dorthe13 September 2010 - 14:39

Ohh my – love the shots with the grandmother – I even started to cry. Perfectly caught. Also loving the last pic with the cool cars.


Jennie15 September 2010 - 09:38

Awww… The photo’s look even better year later. I love! I sometime’s wish I could go back to that day and just dance around. hahah Thanks for capturing my wedding day so beautifully!
– Jennie

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