Wenham Tea House Wedding: Hadley + Chris

Oct 9, 2009 | Weddings

A couple of Saturdays ago, I shot my first New England wedding (yay!) up in the tiny and very cute town of Wenham, MA.  It was a last-minute booking (thank you Channing!) and a lovely introduction to the north east.  I started the day riding in a limo with Hadley, her mom, her matron of honor Lucy, and friend Catherine.  We headed over to Hadley’s appartment where there was a flurry of getting ready, then it was off to the tiny back chapel of the First Church in Wenham for a short but sweet ceremony.  Their officiant was an absolute gem, and flashed huge grins throughout.

After that, we went outside for a big group photo of the 35 or so family and friends, then some group photos in the church grounds.  It was a perfect day, crispy and fall-like, but really sunny.  Chris and Hadley were adorable together, and I loved that they needed no prompting for the many kisses and loving gazes that I captured between them.  After photos we headed back inside, this time to the adorable Exchange at Wenham Tea House.  We enjoyed a delicious cream tea, cute apps and some of the most amazing quiche I’ve ever eaten.  The decor was perfect for fall (love the pumpkins) and there was a very yummy and pretty cake made by Lucy’s mom.  At the end of the afternoon, I followed the guys outside where they were sneaking a couple of beers in the parking lot – love it!  Thank you Chris and Hadley for a beautiful day, and special thanks to Hadley’s godfather Dan for arranging the photography for this gorgeous bride.  🙂  I hope you all enjoy the teasers below, and of course the slideshow (click here).

Bride and groom during wedding at Wenham Tea House

The bride and groom at Wenham Tea House

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. Love the rings on the pumpkin. As always Kate, you rock. 🙂

  2. Hi Kate,

    I would love to post any photos that you might have of the Wenham wedding, and also credit you for them…maybe we could do more weddings together!



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