I met Allison and Nick in the Spring of 2018 and knew they would be great to work with if they chose to hire me. At the time they had only been together for a year or so and you could tell the love seemed fresh for lack of a better word! Thankfully they thought we would be a good fit and booked shortly after.
It was funny because they had chosen Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, MA as their reception venue and I could have sworn that I'd been there before. When I pulled up it was not the venue I was thinking of! I had the Tewksbury Country Club in my head for unknown reasons! Luckily I always arrive early to get situated so I gave myself a quick tour and made a plan of action. As a wedding photographer things rarely go as planned on wedding day but mistaking one venue for another was a first for me. Oh well.. I'll move on from this now lol.
Usually I start with the bride getting ready but Allison and Nick weren't too bothered with those photos so we started with the first look out on the lawn by the building. The landscaping is beautifully done at Indian Ridge and with it being an early June wedding the colors were vibrant. I set Nick up on the lawn after we got his boutonniere pinned on. Allison arrived shortly after and we got the ball rolling.
It's always nice when couples decide to do a first look before the ceremony. We can budget more time for formal photos which dramatically reduces stress later on when time is limited. We had an hour or more before heading to the Methuen Memorial Music Hall for the ceremony.
I had never been to the Methuen Memorial Music Hall either (go figure) and boy, what a building it is! The interior is epic and has one of the biggest organs I've ever seen! The craftsmanship is amazing. It felt like it should exist somewhere in Europe!
The ceremony was fairly short. There was no official bridal party and Allison and Nick walked down the aisle together. We did some family photos after along with some super shots of Allison. I don't always use my fisheye lens but this place was screaming for it! I was very happy with how everything came out.
After the ceremony we headed back to the Indian Ridge Country Club for the reception and I rounded out the day with some great sunset photos with the two of them overlooking the golf course. I hope you enjoy some photos from their wedding day!