Marisa and Evan planned an amazing July 4th themed wedding with country fair touches, complete with the amazing Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts as the backdrop. The heavy downpours that went on all day (thanks to Hurricane Arthur remnants) did not put a damper on the excitement of the whole day. Their ceremony was moved indoors, but everything else went perfectly according to plan, and everybody danced the night away with the amazing live band, The Grift. Hardly anyone was left in their seats.
Marisa and the girls got ready in the large suite in the main inn. The colonial architecture was evident throughout the inn, which has been in use since 1771, and has a long and fascinating history spanning 230 years. Marisa looked gorgeous and confident, even though I know she was a little nervous. A little spritz of her signature fragrance, Burberry Brit, and she was good to go, armed with a stunning wildflower bouquet by Michele Bernard Florals.
Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready over in the country lodge. I always find it hilarious when I go through the photos and see what the guys are doing vs. what the girls are doing at the exact same time prior to the wedding. In Evan’s case, they were munching on different kinds of bacon and sampling different whiskeys. The best! In fact, this shot of Evan’s wedding vows has bacon tongs in the background. #winning
Marisa’s mother Patricia made all of these adorable jars of canned pickles, sauces, salsas, and jams herself using organic produce from a local CSA share. These wedding favors were a HOT item, and people were definitely not leaving these behind. I’m pretty sure fighting ensued over them. I was lucky enough to bring home a tomatillo salsa verde which was amazing. Thank you so much!
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Publick House Historic Inn, Sturbridge MA
Flowers: Michele Bernard
Bridal Salon: VOWS
Band: The Grift
Graphic Design for invitation suite, table signage, tickets, etc: bride’s brother Joshua Yelle
2nd Photographer: Carey Hough