I’m so pleased to share photos from Kaitlynn and Michael’s amazing wedding at the Crane Estate, Castle Hill
. This spectacular wedding venue is perched high above Crane’s Beach, overlooking the Atlantic ocean in Ipswich, MA. Kaitlynn and Michael enjoyed the best of both worlds by getting ready at downtown Boston’s hip and chic four star Godfrey Hotel
. This contemporary hotel was a fun and luxurious setting for Kaitlynn and her bridesmaids, and Michael and his groomsmen, to enjoy the pre-wedding excitement.
The couple had originally met at a mutual friend’s birthday party and in Kaitlynn’s own words: “I was under the impression we were in for a night of salsa dancing. I dressed appropriately with bangles, a belly shirt with tassels and a red flower in my hair. When I arrived to our friend’s house I came to realize plans had changed! People were arriving in suits and I learned we were headed to a high end night club. Although I was mortified, it was quite the ice breaker. We thank our mutual friend Nicolle for introducing us. She stood by my side as a bridesmaid while I professed my love for Michael.”
Once we arrived on the beautiful grounds of the Crane Estate, Kaitlynn put on her gorgeous dress in the elegant bridal suite of the Stuart-style mansion, designed by the world-renowned architect David Adler. Katitlynn was stunning in her Simone Carvalli dress purchased at Tulle Bridal in Andover, MA. She discovered Tulle through a close family friend named Cat, a former manager of a bridal salon in New Jersey. Kaitlynn had tried on the dress very early in her search. She brought her mother -in – law to the bridal boutique to see the dress and when she walked out wearing it, her mother – in- law started to cry. At that moment, Kaitlynn knew this gown was the one. Michael’s amazing three piece, custom tuxedo was handmade by Christopher Cuozzo of Sprezzatura in Woburn, MA.
Michael and Kaitlynn’s first look was on the breathtaking “Grand Allee” which is a wide stretch of rolling, grassy land cascading all the way down to the ocean. The elegant atmosphere of the estate was a perfect venue for this striking pair. Following their ceremony, which was full of humor, elegance, and breath-taking seaside views, the couple took to new heights for a few intimate shots on the Crane Estate rooftop. Delicious food was by Fireside Catering.
Friends and family celebrated with love and enthusiasm. Join me in congratulating this awesome couple!