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Salem Cross Inn Wedding :: Mixed faith Ceremony

Salem Cross Inn Wedding

Liz & Michael’s Salem Cross Inn wedding on November 9th was our last one of the year. What a way to end the season! These two had put so much time and thought into planning every detail of their day, and it was very apparent. Their mixed faith ceremony, which they wrote themselves, was so relaxed and personal. The reception was a blast and the dancing did not stop, except for when we took Liz and Michael out at sunset for a few more photos. We almost didn’t want to interrupt them, but SO glad we did! We will start out with of our favorites shots of Liz and Michael as the sun was going down. 

Thank you Liz and Michael! What a way to end our wedding season.

Much Love!

Audrey & Cody

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Natural_central_massachusetts_wedding_photography128-Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding-IMG_1050Michael getting ready.Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingSalem_Cross_Inn_WeddingSalem_Cross_Inn_WeddingSalem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Bride_Getting_Ready_IMG_0011Liz getting ready with her Mom and sisters. They reminded me of my sister and Mom. Being in the bridal suite with them was hysterical. I might as well have been at home 🙂Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Bride_Getting_Ready_IMG_0017Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Bride_Getting_Ready_Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingSalem_Cross_Inn_WeddingLiz and Michael’s first look. Love this first shot.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_First_LookLiz making Michael wait just one more second before he could turn around.011-Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_First_Look-IMG_0061ASalem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_First_Look Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_November_IMG_0086A How gorgeous is Liz’s sweater!?Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingMy view, and then Cody’s view.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Fall Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Fall Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_November_IMG_5509 Vibrant_Fall_Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding These two images very much describe how it is to photograph these two. Liz is always making Michael laugh!Personal_Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingThat is a pretty handsome couple right there.Natural_Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding 043-Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_November-IMG_5546Personal_Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding Vibrant_Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding


Vibrant_Fall_Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingNatural_Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingWhen I had first asked Liz and Michael to dance for one of the shots, this is what we got from Liz 😉 … I should I have known better, haha.Fun_Salem_Cross_Inn_WeddingThe Ceremony. Time to get hitched! Inter_Faith_Wedding_Salem_Cross_InnIMG_0166Inter_Faith_Wedding_Salem_Cross_InnLiz and Michael had a beautiful mixed-faith ceremony, that they prepared themselves. It really is a pleasure to witness personalized and thoughtful wedding ceremonies like theirs. Inter_Faith_Wedding_Salem_Cross_InnA couple family photos.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Family_picturesJust a few reception details.Salem_Cross_Inn_Fall_Wedding_Details089-Salem_Cross_Inn_Fall_Wedding_Details-IMG_0205The rings! Salem_Cross_Inn_Fall_Wedding_Details_Rings_IMG_0867Liz and Michael gave a great welcome speech to all their guests. Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionThe Hora.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_HoraTwo really sweet toasts.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Toast_SpeechesWe loved how simple, yet beautiful, the cake was.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_CakeCutting the cake! Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_CakeThe first dance.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_First_DanceSalem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionSalem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionThe Braley boys.
Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionWho doesn’t love a baby at a wedding 😉Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionSalem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionWe had to get one of the whole group.Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionSo sweet!Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_ReceptionThe sun was setting during the reception, so we grabbed Liz and Michael to snap just a few more!Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_SunsetLiz and Michael had a sparkler exit!Salem_Cross_Inn_Wedding_Sparkler_Exit


Photographers: Audrey and Cody Cutler – Sterling MA

Venue:  Salem Cross Inn – West Brookfield MA

Florist:  Mishka Luft (center pieces), Mary Braley (bouquet and boutonniere)

DJ:  World Record DJs – Fitchburg MA

Bride’s Dress:  David’s Bridal

Tux/Suit: Men’s Warehouse 

Cake: Salem Cross Inn – West Brookfield MA

Hair: Alison Chartier

Makeup: Audrey & Emily Braley

Rings: Family Heirloom, Doyle & Doyle, Leo Ingwer – Manhattan

Transportation: Varney’s Garage – East Brookfield MA


How did you both meet?    

Liz: “We met in a service-learning program at UMass Amherst called Citizen Scholars.  In class one day, I looked over at him and realized he was pretty cute.  The rest is history. ”

Michael: “Liz and I were in a program together during College, I must have impressed her with my supreme intellect and dashing good looks.”

What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?    

Liz: “There were so many highpoints, it’s too hard to choose one.  We put a lot of work into our ceremony and as it all unfolded (a little differently than planned), I was really proud to look across at Michael knowing that we had done this together.  It was also really fun at the end of the reception when everyone stood in a circle and belted out Don’t Stop Believin’. ”

Michael: “Our ceremony, which was we planned to a T, ended up going a little awry, but ended up being a wonderful and super personal experience.  ”

What was the funniest?

Liz: “My family dancing at the wedding.  I am blessed to come from an amazing group of people who are as passionate about breaking it down as I am. ”

Michael: “Trying to wrangle your family members for formal photos is like trying to get a group of naughty school children to listen and stand still and listen to instructions.”

Advice for future couples?

Liz: “On the day of the wedding, you should let go of the details and make sure you are really engaged and present.  The goal of the day is to get married.  As long as that happens, everything has gone as planned.”

Michael: “Make sure you get lots of people to help you take care of lots of the little things.  If you are too tied up in the details you won’t be able to relax and enjoy yourself in the months prior to your wedding and will be more stressed about it on the day of.”


  • Pre-Ceremony: “Re: Stacks” – Bon Iver
  • Processional:  “First Day of my Life” – Bright Eyes
  • Recessional:  “More than Two” – Kathy Winter
  • Introductions:  “I Feel Good  James Brown
  • First Dance:   “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You ” – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Cake Cutting: “Glitter in the Air” – Pink
  • Last Dance: “Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey


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