Dec 14, 2012 | Weddings

beautiful bride spinning and holding her bouquet at turner hill

For my final wedding post of the year, I bring you Julie and Jonathan’s amazingly gorgeous peacock and Parisian themed wedding at the always magnificent Turner Hill in Ipswich, MA. They actually got married all the way back in early October, but as I was second shooting for my good friend Leah Haydock for this one, there wasn’t the usual rush to get teasers out to the couple – she already did that here. So these sweet pictures have been sitting on the back burner for a couple of months, and it was so fun finally getting to go through them again for this blog post.

our lady star of the sea exterior

I started my day at Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Marblehead. After grabbing a few shots of the guys, my attention turned to Julie, who arrived in style with her dad in a gorgeous vintage car:

bride in limo at church applying makeupbride arriving at our lady star of the sea

While Leah shot the processional, I got to hang back with Julie, her family, and her bridesmaids – and this is something I’d like to do more of next year, as this is where the real moments are found. I love this next one of Julie’s bridesmaids helping prep her for her walk down the aisle:

bride and her bridesmaids, preparing for the ceremonybride and father sharing fun moment before walking down the aisle

Our Lady is the most lovely church; I adored the soft colors.

wide shot of church interior during catholic ceremonybride and groom light the unity candle with their moms looking on

I had fun getting this shot, using the organist’s mirror up in the choir loft. Do you like it?

artistic ceremony photo from the church loftexcited couple leave the church as a married couple

After the ceremony, we headed over to Turner Hill, one my all-time favorite wedding reception sites. It’s a golf course that doesn’t feel like a golf course … the mansion is old with wonderful dark wood and a ton of character, and the grounds are beyond gorgeous. I grabbed a few candids during cocktail hour, as well as a few photos of Julie and Jonathan.

cocktail hour candid of fun momentbride walking with her bridesmaid and appetizers being passed during cocktail hourcandid moment as groomsman watches portraits during cocktail hour

I love these next photos of Jonathan and Julie – what cutie pies!

bride and groom walk through the grounds of turner hill at their weddingturner hill wedding couple sit and giggle together during their portraits

The wedding had a peacock/Parisian theme and wow … just wow. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite so beautiful! Here’s the wrought iron birdcage escort card holder, with vintage French postcards for the cards themselves. The tables were named after streets in Paris.

peacock themed escort cards at turner hilla sweetheart table at the paris themed reception in turner hill's tent

The Place de Trocadero was the couple’s sweetheart table. I’m loving the peacock blue toasting glasses …

detail photos of the beautiful parisian themed reception with peacock blue accentssetup for the wedding reception at turner hill outside boston

Julie and Jonathan opened the reception with their first dance. So many sweet moments!

the bride and groom's first dance together

I don’t usually post cake cutting photos, but these two were just so sweet:

turner hill wedding cake cutting and couple sharing a kisssweet father daughter dance inside the mansion

After a super cute father-daughter dance, the party really started … and these guys sure like to dance!

reception dancing moments are lively and fun

Thank you Julie and Jonathan for so graciously welcoming me to your gorgeous and very fun wedding. And to Leah for having me second shoot!

beautiful night time portrait of the bride and groom at their turner hill wedding


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