The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA is one of our favorite summertime wedding venues, the rolling green hills and seaside feel are perfect for a July or August wedding. But it can also be a perfect venue for a beautiful Autumn wedding, as we saw this October with Wisam and Jack.

Wisam and Jack celebrated their wedding on a perfect October day at the Crane Estate, it was beautiful with not a cloud in the sky. The look and feel of the wedding was driven by two things — the couple’s love of books and reading, and the color inspiration of orange and grey, which was seen in details throughout the evening. Wisam carried a gorgeous Autumn-inspired bouquet of bright orange and red flowers, mixed with cool grey berries and leaves to match the decor. The ceremony took place outside on the Crane Estate’s sweeping half-mile lawn, with a beautiful view of the ocean behind the couple as they said their I dos.

The reception was warm, intimate, and modern, with great little details that really made the night special, thanks to the couples wedding planner Paula Marrero of Marrero Events. The grey and orange color inspiration popped up everywhere, from the grey linens topped with orange bouquets, to the grey and orange printed escort cards, to classic grey drink straws tied with orange ribbon. The details also reflected the couple’s reading theme, with small stacks of books on each table and table numbers printed on book pages.

When we asked our good friend Paula Marrero for her thoughts on the details and feel of the event this is what she had to say: With Wisam & Jack we tried to represent both of their personalities, using vintage book stacks, antique milk glass, and a strong color palette of persimmon orange and charcoal gray. The contrast between the vibrant shades of orange, the solid and prominent gray tones, the textured milk glass, and the gently weathered books complimented the architecture of this old New England estate.

The celebration lasted well into the night, with great food, fun, and even a special performance from Sabrina the belly dancer! Congratulations Wisam and Jack on a beautiful Autumn wedding, we loved being able to capture this day with you. Also a big thank you to Paula Marrero for being so lovely to work with!

Vendors | Planner: Marrero Events Caterer: Capers Catering|Hair & Makeup: Michelle from Demiche, Invitations/Paper Products: Chic Ink, Dress: Lazaro from Marcella’s La Boutique, Flowers: Karla Cassidy Design, Cake: Jenny’s Cakes, Lighting/Entertainment: C-Zone, Other: Belly Dancer Sabrina


An Autumn Wedding at the Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA. Photography by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662 and are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston and on Bellevue Ave in Newport, RI