September 9, 2014

Jen & Billy's Gibbet Hill Wedding

Central Mass Wedding Photographer

Jen & Billy's Gibbet Hill wedding is without a doubt one of the most entertaining wedding we've photographed. It also happened to be spectacularly beautiful - a beautiful sun-shiney day at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, a venue with so much rustic chic charm, enhanced by the rustic details like the burlap napkins and table runners, sunflower bouquets and centerpieces, and chalkboard signs.

They started off the day at the Westford Regency for hair and makeup before heading to Gibbet Hill.

Wedding Venue The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Band Business Time
Florist Flourish Flowers
Wedding Gown Vows Watertown
Bridesmaid Gowns Target!
Makeup & Hair Teal Hair Studio
Photographer Erica Ewing Photography
Videographer Latimer Studios




While the guys were hanging out, the girls were dancing...there was so much dancing at this wedding, little did I know how telling this pre-wedding time was!



As I headed out to Gibbet Hill, I glanced down and saw a HEART in the bricks... Hopeless romantic over here :-)













The sun broke through the clouds just before their ceremony...







Love this next one...





As a mom, I am always so touched when couples choose to include a tribute to their moms, like Jen & Billy did.















Their wedding party was straight awesome. And how much do you love the sunflower+boots combo on the girls?!



Bridesmaids enjoying the signature cocktail!





Ok, warning - there are a crazy number of adorable-Billy-&-Jen-portraits coming up. They are just too cute, and were so happy for some alone time together before the party got started. Plus the light was amazing, and Gibbet Hill is gorgeous sooooo....



















The two of them practiced their first dance in the field...based on this, we thought it was going to be a sweet slow dance. We thought wrong! More on this in a bit.









Have I mentioned yet how Gibbet Hill is an absolutely perfect wedding venue for brides looking for a rustic, yet elegant wedding venue. So much character, charm and class. And the food & staff are top-notch.



Party time! Every member of the wedding party rocked their intro. And yes, that is a pantless groomsmen you see there!



And then it was time for Jen & Billy's first dance. Sure it started slow, like the preview Ben and I got in the field...but it didn't stay slow for long! I've never seen two people move around a dancefloor as much as these two.





And then the speeches, kicked off by Jen's two best friends. Who wrote up the best Bridesmaids-esque (the movie) speech. It was hilarious!







During dinner, Ben and I like to break out our ice light for some fancy ring shots. This is the part of the night where guests think I'm robbing the bride & groom. I swear I give them back! But not before making some beautiful ring pictures...







And then time for Billy's roast by his dad!



Next came desserts and DANCING. Billy & Jen had a whole dessert spread by the amazing Konditor Meister (where our wedding cake was from too!), and I have to say that their wedding band - Business Time - is one of my new favorites. The dance floor was rockin in .2 seconds. Plus they're all around nice guys too.







So. Much. Dancing!



Party tip...spin a shoe to choose the next center-dancer!



Just before we left, we snuck outside with Jen & Billy for a few last portraits.



And then she sent us on our way with a box of goodies to go. Love love love her for this, they were amazing. I'm such a sweet tooth but would have never indulged without her insistence. Thank you again, Jen. You are the sweetest! I hope you enjoyed this preview, there are so many more incredible pictures coming your way very soon!

 



"I am so happy to write this review for Erica Ewing Photography. For me, photography was one of the most important aspects of my wedding day and Erica and her husband, Ben, are the BEST. First off, Erica is great to work with. She is so nice, fun, sweet, and this is important in a wedding photographer because you essentially spend the entire day with this person. I truly felt like Erica was just one of my girlfriends that just happened to be taking a lot of photos. She even put up with some of our more outspoken groomsmen, and she had a smile on her face the entire time! Erica was also extremely helpful in answering any and all questions throughout the planning process. She is very organized, responsive, and overall she is just on top of everything. She took note of the things that were important to me and my husband, and made sure that these were captured in the photos. Most importantly, Erica's photos will blow you and all of your family, friends, co-workers, etc away. I am not kidding about this. I have seen Erica's photos bring people to TEARS! Just take a look at Erica's blog. Her portfolio really speaks for it self. Erica is truly an artist. She has a way with lighting, composition, etc and she will capture every important aspect of your wedding. On top of that, her pictures will capture the emotion of the day as well. I relive my wedding day every time I look at her photos. If Erica is available for your wedding day, book her!!"
- Jen D.
 
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