When you meet Joana and Welitom, there is a feeling between them that cannot be put into words. It's clear that they are made for each other and their wedding absolutely reflected that. Many friends, family, and vendors worked together to make their day a success. Photos were captured by the talented Oliveira Studios.
Joana, Welitom, and their bridal parties got ready at the Hilton Airport Hotel, while the bride's sister, Debora, and friend, Yolanda, put the finishing touches on the decorations at the venue space. The Bellevue Golf Club venue was completely transformed by the beautiful decorations from Debora and Yolanda, as well as the pieces rented from Rust and Luxe. When hair and makeup from expert Thammy Ellen was completed, the girls hopped in a limo and headed to Melrose.
After a few final touch-ups, the ceremony began at the 18th hole overlooking the beautiful course. The timing was perfect; a stunning fall sunset was the backdrop for Joana and Welitom to say "I Do." Post-ceremony, guests headed inside for cocktail hour while the bridal party took some final photos outdoors before it got dark. Indoors, guests loved the DIY photobooth (including a rustic wooden door backdrop) as well as all of the Brazilian touches and treats available. The couple even had a signature drink: Sangria!
As guests entered the main hall, they saw the stunning setup and the huge sweets table, a Brazilian tradition. The centerpiece was a cake from Bread & Company. The bridal party were introduced into the room by DJ Del, who got all of the guests on their feet for Jo and Wel's first dance. The team at Bellevue served a delicious meal, which was followed by toasts from the maids of honor, best men, and bride's mother, in both Portuguese and English. Then came a big surprise for Welitom: Joana had captured his mother and other family members on video since they couldn't be there on person. We queued up the video and Wel immediately was struck by emotion.
Jo and Wel cut their cake, took photos with their guests, and filled the dance floor. They completed a special garter and bouquet toss before the night was over. Even when the party ended and guests departed, they were off to the afterparty to celebrate the couple's love late into the night. Congratulations Joana and Welitom... you are beautiful people who had a beautiful wedding!
Jordan and Don’s wedding at the historic colonial home, The John H. Pierce House in Lincoln, took place on a beautiful late summer day in August. With farm to table food, pink and peach color accents, and rustic décor, their seasonally inspired wedding drew from the transitional period between late summer and early fall in a classic New England landscape.
We are proud to present this blog post with photos from I AM SARAH V Photography.
Jordan and her bridesmaids, clad in hues of pale pinks, kicked off the day getting their hair and makeup done in nearby Concord. Guests gathered in the lush front garden sipping on lemonade and iced tea, eagerly anticipating the bride and groom’s arrival. Jordan appeared from the bridal suite wearing a vintage-inspired, strapless ivory gown sparkling with sequins. They recited their custom vows in the sunlight garden under the pergola that Don made by hand, with guests springing to their feet to celebrate their union in a sea of tears and applause.
Guests made their way to the reception tent, adorned with long strings of lights that cascaded across the high peaks of the ceiling, casting a romantic glow over the dancefloor. Clusters of succulent planters, candles, lanterns, and antique gold and crystal vases filled with peach dahlias decorated the long tables. The flowers themselves were arranged by Jordan and her bridesmaids, and they came from Muddy Feet Flower Farm and the gardens of Jordan and her friends. The dinner menu was inscribed on clear gall frames on easels. Guests lounged on tufted pink velvet living room style furniture.
Guests scattered on the sprawling green grass playing lawn games until dusk, including ultimate Frisbee, and croquet, and jenga, while the couple snuck away for a short photo session. Staying refreshed with mint mojitos and red sangria, they took their seats at long, reclaimed wood tables under the tent to enjoy dinner. The caterer, Saltbox Farm, served farm-fresh platters of seasonal family-style foods from farro and chickpea salad to summer vegetable succotash.
After sunset, guests huddled over a fire pit on the lawn snacking on make-your-own s’mores. Plates of peach pie and a sampling of several delicately-detailed cakes from Jake’s Old Fashioned Cakes + Ice Cream, from carrot to white chocolate raspberry, flew off the dessert buffet station. Closing out the night, Jordan’s father and sister and Don’s brother offered thoughtful and funny toasts to the crowd before departing.
We wish Jordan and Don all the best as they embark on their lives together!
Note from Sarah!
Life got too crazy to blog, but please enjoy these archives of some of our favorite past weddings.