In late August, Doug and Laura gathered all of the best friends and close family members for a gorgeous wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA. I got in my car and started driving – turns out Spencer is a long way from Boston! But when I got there, I was so struck by the beautiful view, the late afternoon light, and the stunning couple that I decided it was well worth the trip. If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Central MA, Zukas Hilltop Farm does a really nice job.
When I arrived, Laura was upstairs in the Guest House getting ready with her bridesmaids and getting increasingly nervous! It wasn’t long before her future mother-in-law arrived with a bottle of champagne, thank goodness. Once Doug was ready, we arranged for them to meet on the lawn and took some lovely “First Look” photos.
Like many couples, Laura and Doug chose to do their family photos before the ceremony, which means they would be free to enjoy the cocktail hour with their friends 🙂 So I clicked and clicked until their guests were arriving and it was time for the ceremony at the gazebo.
After the sweet ceremony, we entered party mode with toasts and kisses and lots and lots of dancing. Their wedding DJ, Greg from Champagne Toast, really kept the crowd going until late into the night!
Congratulations to high school sweethearts, Doug and Laura!