I recently photographed Hillary and Stuart’s Castle Hill Crane Estate wedding in Ipswich, Mass. For so much of this summer the weather has been raining and gray. On this day, the weather’s moodiness seemed to suit the estate, which has such a sense of history, romance, and even mystery.
Crane Estate Weddings
For so long I’ve wanted to photograph at the Crane Estate. But for years it seemed like every inquiry I received was for a date where I was already booked! Finally, this year, the stars aligned with Hillary and Stuart and my dream came true. I just love everything about this place: the grounds, which were designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Central Park fame; the interiors with beautiful natural light and patterned wallpaper; and the framing provided by the interior and exterior architecture. In fact, I’m very excited to be returning for another wedding next year!
Hillary and Stuart had a wonderful team of vendors and creative sources for their Crane Estate wedding. For a detailed list, scroll to the end of this post.
Hillary and Stuart assembled a wonderful team of vendors for their Crane Estate wedding. Some details: Videography: SH Videography | Invitations: Invitations & Company (Arlene Cronk) | Cake(olive oil layers and white cake with raspberry preserves + buttercream): Montilio’s | Florist: Karla Cassidy Designs | Band/Entertainment: Kahootz (Chris Cole) | Engagement ring + Bands: Serjeo | Bride’s shoes: Benjamin Adams London |Dress: Judd Waddell via Allegria Bridal, Belmont | Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom + Groomsmen suit: Classic Tuxedo, Boston | Make up – Kristina Makris of Flawless Makeup and Beauty Lounge | Hair: Priscilla Collins of The Modern Priscilla | Favors: donations to American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, in lieu of traditional favors