OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE WEDDING- STURBRIDGE, MA
Ahhhhh, we love this wedding, folks. And we love Jenn and Ben! They had a gorgeous Old Sturbridge Village Wedding on a beautiful April day. Sometimes the smaller, intimate weddings are just the best. Jenn and Ben had amazing and heartfelt responses to our usual wedding day questions, but you have to go to the bottom of this post to read them all. One hint for all you Central Mass kids: Ralph’s. Period. Thumbs up if you know what we mean!
And we started off this post with our favorite images from their big day.
Jenn & Ben, So. Much. Fun. Thank you both!
Audrey & Cody
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Love them. Jenn’s getting ready details.Jenn getting ready.Jenn with her matron of honor and Mom. Ben getting ready. Uhhh, our favorite cuff links. Ever.How good do these two look!?!First look at the covered bridge at Old Sturbridge Village. Just love that we caught Jenn chatting with the kids passing by. Oh, love Ben’s reaction. Oh yes, that would be cattle in the background!Bridal Party!The horses who pulled all the guests in the carry-all. We were told the horses like to pose. 😉 What do you think?Pre-ceremony.Time to get hitched in Parsonage barn. Here comes Jenn and her Dad. The wedding ceremony.The sweetest first kiss. We can’t get over Ange, Jenn and Ben’s friend and JP! The whole room was so excited.Bullard Tavern. Jenn and Ben’s first dance. Toasts and speeches from the matron of honor and best man.The gorgeous naked cake from Francesco’s Italian Bakery. The hitched cake topper was super cute. Cake cutting. Father daughter dance. Mother son dance.A night shot of course! Love that Old Sturbridge Village puts out classic tin lanterns. Behind the scenes of the first look at the covered bridge and the kiln. We had to include this outtake that we like to call “sexy-leg”, which Ben recounted as his funniest wedding moment (see below). This all started back at their engagement session when we were prompting Jenn with posing, and then Ben took it to the next level! So Ben, this one’s for you. Keep calm & sexy-leg on!
OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE WEDDING
Photographers: Audrey and Cody Cutler – West Boylston MA
Flowers: They were a DIY, Ange and Jenn made them
DJ: Jon Strader
Bride’s Dress: Bella Bridal Boutique
Suit: Jos A Bank
Cake: Fancesco’s Italian Bakery – Charlton MA
Hair Salon: Ann Wright – D’Orios Salon
Makeup: Angelina Frangiosa
Groom’s Ring: Cormier Jewelers
Bridal Jewelry: April Soderstrom Jewelry
JP: Angelina Frangiosa
Guitarist: Sarah Gibson – one of our past brides!!!
How did you both meet?
Jenn: “Ben and I knew each other for years through his cousin, but never connected at family functions. Then we ran into each other one night at Ralph’s and it’s been magic ever since.”
Ben: “One fateful night at the most upscale night spot in worcester (Ralphs). I was wearing a pink shirt, she was wearing a flower shirt and the reddest lipstick I had ever seen. I knew then and there she was something special.”
What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?
Jenn: “It’s so hard to choose just one! Seeing as though you are making me choose, I’m going to say the carriage ride after the ceremony. It was great to have hugged and kissed all our family and friends in the receiving line and then be able to have 15 minutes to ourselves. It was absolutely perfect! We soaked up all the excitement and love that just happened and got to just be with each other without any commotion. Then we picked up the lovely Sarah and Allison at the tail end and they are just the best. ”
Ben: “My most memorable part of the day was the anticipation and hearing her footsteps coming up behind me at our first look. She looked amazing, the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.”
What was the funniest?
Jenn: “Ben and his cousin Dan have an amazingly funny and loving relationship. During the reception, Dan kept calling Ben to discuss how things were going. I think he missed having him at this table, just a little bite.”
Ben: “Reviving the sexy-leg”
Advice for future couples?
Jenn: “Make a list and work at it little by little. It takes all the stress away! The month before the wedding, I had nothing left to do! Also, remember it is your wedding! Thank everyone for their opinion, but try not to take it to heart.”
Ben: “Communication is key. Someone is always going to take the lead but both parties should have equal input.”
- Processional: “Hey Ho” – Lumineers & “Over the Rainbow” – Judy Garland
- Recessional: “Best Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
- First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
- Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl” – Tim McGraw
- Mother/Son Dance: “Stand By Me” – Ben E King
- Last Dance: “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne
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