“Our wedding was Sunday, October 9, Columbus Day weekend, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The ceremony and reception took place at The Barn at Wight Farm, a beautiful post and beam style renovated building. We booked our wedding when renovations first started, two years before our date, going by pictures and thoughts of what the final product was going to look like. Everyone that dreams of a beautiful fall wedding thinks of the colors of foliage, beautiful sunset, and comfortable temperatures that Massachusetts offers. Instead, we had an appearance by Hurricane Matthew… imagine a bride, waking up on her wedding day knowing that there is no chance of this rain stopping. With the help of the wonderful staff at The Barn and our AMAZING florist Natalie at Ladyslipper Designs, what was supposed to be an outdoor ceremony came together SO beautifully inside. I actually keep saying how much I loved the ceremony inside, rather than out, because it was so much more romantic.
I got my dress at Elizabeth Ann’s Bridal Boutique in Auburn, MA. I ordered it about two years before the wedding date and everyone was so nervous that it was too soon. I chose the Blakesley style #115251 by David Tutera. I knew as soon as I put this dress on, that it was THE ONE. There was never a single moment in the planning process that I found a dress I may have liked better. The hardest part was waiting for the dress to come in, and then waiting for it to be time to have alterations done. I have gotten so many compliments on the dress; it was just absolutely perfect. After the ceremony, the rain had slowed down enough that we decided to go outside for pictures with umbrellas and then eventually without umbrellas. Our photographer, Shawn Kelley, was so great. She had actually told me that she enjoyed shooting in the rain/overcast skies better because it would make all of our fall colors pop! And boy was she right! We had so much fun and have such unique shots because of the rain. My only wish is that we could do it again and again and again!! Thank you for making the most perfect dress to wear on the most perfect day!!!”
Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri Blakesley – Style 115251 / Bridal Boutique: Elizabeth Ann’s Bridal Boutique / Photography: Shawn Kelley Photography / Venue: The Barn at Wight Farm / Florist: Ladyslipper Designs