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Sara and Evan’s Wedding – Published!

I am so excited to share that Sara and Evan’s classic, elegant, urban Des Moines wedding is featured on Brides.com! I know their stunning event will inspire many readers.

Congrats, Evan and Sara!


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Amy and Greg’s Wedding – Published!

I am so happy to share that Occasions Online has chosen to feature Amy and Greg’s Plimouth Plantation wedding! This was one fun event – I still talk about the gorgeous Hornblower Garden and how wildly entertaining the dance floor was that evening. Congrats, Amy and Greg!

See the post here: http://www.occasionsonline.com/plymouth-massachusetts-wedding-at-plimoth-plantation-by-julie-sterling-photography/


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Evan and Michelle’s Wedding – Published!

Congratulations, Evan and Michelle! Your wedding is featured on DIY Bride today!



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Wedding: Melissa and Dan at XV Beacon Hotel and Mooo Restaurant

I recently got to return to a wonderful Boston venue for another intimate dinner wedding, which is what XV Beacon Hotel and Mooo Restaurant do best! Melissa and Dan invited their families to watch them tie the knot in Mooo’s gorgeous wine cellar. Melissa rocked an awesome cocktail wedding dress by Herve Leger and we got to do a fun photo session of the couple before their ceremony and party. With her fiery red hair and the love these two obviously share, it was a pleasure to photograph this couple! What a stylish night overall!




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Wedding: James & Kim at the Bedford Village Inn, NH

Earlier this fall I had a wonderful time with James and Kim at their Bedford Village Inn wedding up in New Hampshire. What a beautiful place! Everything happened at the charming yellow inn and was just gorgeous, from the lush garden ceremony to the fairy light-studded reception. Take a look at all the fun!

See their engagement session!

Wedding Venue: Bedford Village Inn

Florist: Apotheca

Cake: Jacques Pastries

Musicians: Chris Fitz Band

Makeup: Kim Bowen

Hair: Liz Kidder

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Wedding: Evan & Michelle at Curtis Farm, Wilton, NH

I am excited to share my brother- and sister-in-law’s wedding! It was a wonderful weekend in New Hampshire and everything was just beautiful. It was such a pleasure to welcome Michelle into the family! She worked so hard on all the gorgeous details and they all came out so well. Some of my favorite moments of the day were Michelle getting ready with all her lovely lady attendants, the ceremony processional with bubbles, the enthusiastic wedding party, the Williams brothers’ impromptu song/speech, a high-five post cake cutting, Michelle’s mom’s reaction to the father-daughter dance, and the Middlebury College tradition of stripping off shirts whenever you hear Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” – that really brought me back! So many good memories. Without further ado … Michelle and Evan!


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Wedding: Molly & John at Overbrook House, Bourne, Cape Cod

Molly and John put on an absolutely magical day at the Overbrook House in Bourne. So much thought and love went into this event, I felt truly lucky to be a part of it! Both bride and groom are chefs, so needless to say, all the edibles were delicious. Add that to a setting that exudes nothing but whimsy and romance and you have a wedding to remember! But first, Molly’s lovely details, including a bouquet with a feather from her favorite rooster who used to live on her friend’s farm; the rooster is also a symbol of John’s Portuguese heritage, so it is extra-meaningful to them!

And because it takes the ladies a bit longer to prepare than the gents, the boys got to play some croquet on the lawn while they waited!

The ceremony took place beneath a large oak tree on the property, and pumpkins and sunflowers abounded! The symbol of the acorn was incorporated into many aspects of the day; Molly’s mother had recently found two acorns fused together, and just by chance, the acorn was already the theme of their invitations! Molly also wrote a poem about acorns which a friend read during the ceremony, and the mothers participated in a planting of that special double-acorn for the couple. It was all so lovely and personal and fit well into the farm atmosphere of Overbrook.

(Was that not the cutest I’m-so-excited-I just-got-married hop you’ve ever seen?)

The Overbrook House grounds are full of romantic, beautiful spots for portraits, and we took full advantage of all of them! Molly and John are so in love, it was easy to capture it photographically. They are also a hilarious, spunky duo, so we got some quirky shots in, too, including a fake “interrupted by the paparazzi” sequence, balancing on a diving board, and a guest’s idea, “floating away with balloons” – both the serious lovey-dovey shots and the absurd ones were so much fun! I could have spent all day wandering the property with these two …

Molly and John had a full day of fun planned for their guests. First up, a delectable lunch. Then, a trek through the trees to a reception in the barn. Everything was beyond beautiful!

Molly and John, you could not be a sweeter couple and it could not have been a better day. Thank you for having me be a part of your day. It was gorgeous in every way!

Venue: Overbrook House, Bourne, MA

Florist: Bourne Florists

Catering: Soulfire BBQ

Cake and Desserts: Cakes by Nickia, Babycakes and Confections

Music: The Goodtime String Band

Hair: Kaitlyn McAllister of Salon Cu


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Sneak Peek: Erin & Brandon

Could this girl get married in any other season but fall? Not with that red hair! Erin and Brandon got the last beautiful autumn day in New England and we took advantage of every minute of it. Congratulations, you two! More to come soon!

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Wedding: Merideth & Rory at XV Beacon Hotel, Boston

Merideth and Rory had a lovely, intimate wedding at XV Beacon Hotel in downtown Boston. Their nearest and dearest were treated to a gourmet dinner at Mooo and a touching display of the couple’s love! I started the day with Merideth and her breathtaking dress in one of the hotel’s suites, followed by the ceremony in Mooo’s wine cellar (rain forced us down from the roof deck, unfortunately). The weather did cooperate later, though, and we were able to do some portraits outside – gotta love Boston streets for photos! The hotel offered some nice settings, as well. The reception took place back in the wine cellar where there were some hilarious toasts (and using both candles and iPhones to light up the speeches people had written down – it was a bit dark down there!) and a good time was had by all.

Thank you, Merideth and Rory, for having me with you on your wedding day! It was fabulous!

Venue: XV Beacon Hotel, Mooo Restaurant

Florist: Table and Tulip

Makeup: Yvette Cordio

Hair: Beaucage Salon

Dress: Alvina Valenta

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Wedding: Kate & Dan at Home in Sudbury, MA

Kate and Dan had a wonderful day wedding at their home in Sudbury – everything was absolutely gorgeous! This intimate affair included some of the most gorgeous floral arrangements I’ve ever seen, including whimsical flowers hanging on ribbons from the tree where their ceremony took place. The tents were lovely, the food was delicious, and Commodore the dog participated, too! The day started at a nearby inn where Kate prepared:

Back at the house, I photographed the rings, and a heart-shaped stone Dan made as part of his proposal to Kate. So sweet! The bouquet was pretty fabulous, as well:

The ceremony was completely unique; about seven of Kate and Dan’s closest friends all acted as “officiants,” each reading a selected passage and sharing their stories of Kate and Dan. It was such a touching, personal event, full of laughs.

While guests enjoyed some pre-lunch cocktails in the outdoor lounge area before proceeding to the tent for a delicious meal …

… Kate and Dan and I took some portraits! They are the sweetest couple, with the cutest dog, too!

The floral design was stunning. I could not stop taking photos of all the details! I want to live in these tablescapes:

And, oh, the food! Absolutely delicious. Unbelievably delicious. It really set the scene for a delightful cocktail hour and a fabulous luncheon, complete with funny and sentimental speeches galore:

Kate and Dan, thank you for having me there on your wedding day. Your laughter is still ringing in my ears!

Venue: Private Home

Prep Hotel: Wayside Carriage House Inn

Bride’s Hair: Michelle McGrath

Bride’s Makeup: Salon Sama

Bride’s Dress: Watters

Florist: Michele Bernard Florals

Food: Chef Tim Weichmann of T.W. Food Restaurant

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