We loved this classic, elegant summer wedding at the beautiful Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. The couple chose a small and intimate gathering of close family and friends, and clean simple colors for their late summer wedding celebration.
Merideth + Doug began their day getting ready inside the rooms of the Crane Estate’s stunning Great House. The bride got some help getting into her wedding dress by her mother and sister. Her dress was accented by a white bouquet filled with light roses and soft peonies.
She brought lots of different necklaces to try on with the dress — including a red choker that had been in her family for over 100 years and a string of white pearls — before deciding on a simple silver chain with a diamond.
As soon as she was ready, we headed to the beautiful Italian Gardens right outside the Great House for the traditional first look with her husband-to-be! We took the happy bride and groom around the gardens and Crane Estate grounds for some fun and romantic pictures before the ceremony. Even with a little bit of drizzle, the bride and groom remained smiling.
The outdoor wedding ceremony was set up on the Crane Estate’s sweeping half-mile manicured lawn, with white garden chairs and two beautiful white and green floral arrangements on either side of the altar. Following the “I do”s and big kiss, we kept Merideth + Doug outside on the lawn for some formal shots with close friends and family before joining the rest of the guests at cocktail hour.
The dinner reception took place inside the Great House’s Gallery, which was the perfect size for the couple’s small and intimate group of guests. The classic white linens were paired with black ballroom chairs, and each tabletop featured a summery arrangement of white flowers in square crystal vases. A playroom full of toys and games was set up nearby for the kids, while adults enjoyed dinner, dancing, and wedding toasts from family and friends of the bride and groom. The evening had a wonderful atmosphere of warmth and togetherness, as everyone was so happy to be in the presence of such a loving couple on their beautiful wedding day!
Special thanks to the entire team at The Crane Estate, and to Merideth + Doug for letting us be a part of your fantastic wedding celebration!
Vendors | Hair & Makeup: Bella Sante; Dress: Cymbeline Paris; Flowers: Les Fleurs; Caterer: Fireside Catering; Cake: St. Moritz, Greenwich CT; Entertainment: C-Zone
The Crane Estate Late Summer Wedding of Meredith + Doug by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] and [email protected] and are located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116