Elm Bank, Wellesley Wedding: Jess + Chris Reception

Aug 8, 2010 | Weddings

After the ceremony, Jess and Chris went to spend a few minutes alone, and found a neat little spot for some more couples photos.  The light back there was gorgeous, and it also meant we could grab a few photos in the Italianate Garden on the way back to cocktail hour:

Cocktail hour was in full swing when we got back.  It was fun seeing the blue and green parasols, and the games for guests; there was a photo game for the little ones, and an “I met you when” board for the adults.  I’m a big fan of having fun things for your guests to enjoy throughout the day!

The reception was held in the Coach House at Elm Bank.  I love its rustic charm, and Jess’ whimsical bird theme perfectly fit the building.  Jess and her mom created almost all of the details themselves – Jess’ mom Bobbie even hand carved the cake toppers with clay the week of the wedding!

After dinner came the toasts.  They were sweet and fun, and I love the expressions I caught on Chris and Jess’ faces:

One of my favorite moments in the day is the first dances.  There was some great energy here …

And a few final shots from the reception to finish off.  The dessert table was amazing – I’m so happy I had my little video lights on hand to light this dark corner!

Thank you all so much for a very fun day, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this crazy week of teasers!


  1. Gorgeous photos and gorgeous light.

  2. Thanks Audra + Laura 🙂

  3. Thanks so much Nicola, you are so sweet =)

  4. Love these photos! They are amazing!

  5. Thank you Hiba 🙂

  6. fantastic photos, Kate!


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