The weather was beautiful on Saturday July 12, and everything that day came together beautifully for Nedina & Jeremy as their family and friends joined them at The Bay Pointe Club to witness and celebrate their wedding day. They also had the bonus of a Super Moon on their wedding night.
Ashley & Keith chose one of the quaintest spots on the South Shore for their wedding ceremony and reception. TJ Smith's Victorian House provides the setting that is overflowing with charm and beauty. Their charming chapel provides a unique way to keep all the events of the day at one venue. Ashley was able to get ready with her girls right on site.
The ceremony went off without a hitch. From that first glimpse of his bride, to a recessional among family and friends, Keith could not have exuded a drop more of happiness.
Plenty of gorgeous outdoor backdrop for some formal photos...
A beautiful ceremony, followed by a day of celebrating, dancing, and a flower toss...
Going through Laura & John's wedding photos to write this blog post, all I can say is "wow"! Surely one of the most fun-filled weddings I have photographed, starting with getting ready at the Quincy Marriott, during the ceremony at St. Agatha's in Milton and right through until the last dance at The Neighborhood Club, there wasn't one moment that didn't exude Laura & John's love for each other, and for their friends and family who joined them that day.
Laura & John's wedding at St. Agatha's was unique in that it was modernly steeped in tradition. A very cool priest, Rev. Murphy, let the day dictate itself instead of trying to run the show made for an easy-going, nicely flowing and worry free ceremony.
Laura & John choose a great venue for family and friends to gather for their reception. The Neighborhood Club helped to give them a wonderful night of great food, dancing and celebration that won't be forgotten.
Nicole & Kevin were married at one of our favorite venues, Indian Pond Country Club. Nestled in Kingston, Mass, Indian Pond is about as picturesque as it gets. With a beautiful rolling golf course as your backdrop, the perfect weather on Nicole & Kevin's wedding day only sweetened the deal.
With the promises and the "I do"s complete, the recessional made way to the formal photos.
Always a perk at Indian Pond Country Club, golf carts to get you where you're going!
Another great feature is the bridge view, perfect for group photos. say cheese!
Classic, but casual.
Nicole & Kevin take a stroll on the grounds before making their way to their reception.
After their grand entrance as husband and wife, Nicole & Kevin took to the dance floor.
Nicole's dance with her dad was surely one of the many highlights of his day.
Congratulations, Nicole & Kevin. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Indian Pond County Club Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Video: Bob Thorley Flowers: Marie Wallace Officiant: Cynthia DiTullio Wedding Cake: Veronica's Sweetcakes
We photographed a wedding at Saphire Estate in Sharon, Mass. last month that could not possible have been more perfect. The bride, Jes, was an absolute joy to work with. Her groom, Josh, was an equal pleasure to his bride, truly a match made in heaven. The friends, the family, the vendors, the venue, the sunset... this is why I love my job.
It was especially cool that the groom's aunt, Hon. Beverly Weinger Boorstein, was officiating the ceremony. She was smooth and captivating, and had the guests mesmerized.
The first dance is possibly one of the most pivotal events of the night. DJ Derek Holt from Entertainment Specialists was on hand to ensure that everything went as planned.
The traditional parent dances took a unique turn when both couples, bride & dad and groom & mom, took to the floor together.
The traditional dancing didn't stop there. The night couldn't be complete without a Hora.
A few moments stolen away from the crowd is treasured, because the day is over in the blink of an eye.
When you have a lake, an amazing sunset and a newly married couple, the next photo is a must.
We'd like to thank Jes & Josh for trusting Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry with their wedding photography. Congratulations, and best wishes for a happy & healthy life together!
With all the crazy weather we've had this season, Jen & Cody got lucky on their wedding day. It was warm with some clouds, and the rain stayed away. The alluring bride and her girls were getting ready at The Quincy Marriott, and so it was there Jen & Cody would also have their "first look". The stage is set, and Cody is anxiously awaiting his first look of his bride. This photo, one in a series, truly captures all of the emotion, excitement and bliss that is happening and that is to come...
And once their eyes have met, the anxiety melts into a calm serenity that will set the mood for the rest of the day.
When one arrives to their wedding, we always suggest you arrive in style...
Jen & Cody's wedding ceremony was nothing short of spectacular. One of Jen's bridesmaids, Julia, doubled as their officiant. The colors were amazing, the smiles were stunning and the words they spoke were both personal and winsome.
Once everyone was in place, Julia was by her friends, upfront and center, to help them exchange the vows that will change their lives forever in a few short moments.
Now it's official, and it's just about time to celebrate!
There's always time for an extra hug, a well wish, a moment to reflect.
Jen & Cody had Epic Entertainment on hand to take over the Master of Ceremonies and entertainment for the evening. Bring in the wedding party, and start the fête!
First things first, and that's the first dance.
A wedding day is full of "firsts" and traditions, and Jen & Cody did not leave out the tradition of the wedding cake. The wedding cake dates back to ancient Rome, and generally symbolizes good luck to and for the new couple. Jen & Cody's wedding cake, by White's Bakery, fits the bill.
As the night wore on, there was much tripping the light fantastic attended to and performed by all. You'll have to check in with Jen & Cody for more photographic proof, but here's one peek...
As the night winded down, we knew what a great wedding we had on our hands (and in our cameras). You, the reader, may or may not know Jen & Cody personally, but we think you'll feel like you know them after reading their wedding blog post. A wonderful, fun couple who have a lifetime together ahead of them, we wish them well as they endeavor into married life.
Getting Ready/First Look: The Boston-Quincy Marriott Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Neighborhood Club Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry DJ/Photobooth: Epic Entertainment Boston Flowers: Suzanne Luck Wedding Cake: White's Bakery Officiant: Julia Sellers
We'd like to take you on a photographic journey of a wedding that took place just over a week ago. Leah & Eric were married by Father Hickey at Holy Family Church in Rockland, and continued the celebration with family and friends at The Pembroke Country Club. The stage was set: a beautiful bride, a handsome groom... A wedding party filled with family and friends and overflowing with smiles and tears. There were tears of joy for the coming together of two beautiful people and their families, and there were tears of sorrow for those who could not be with them in body, but were surely there in spirit, to offer Leah & Eric their blessings from beyond. Above all, love each other deeply. You must be ready for a peek at the bride by now? Here she is...
This wedding couldn't get underway without some smiles and advice from the bride's grandmother.
Grandmothers can speak volumes without saying a word...
The bride always get first dibs on the blog, being mentioned and showcased first. That's just how it goes. But we had a groom, as well, and the groom had plenty of support.
A grand entrance was made by all, including the youngest of the wedding party. Lucky guy, or lucky girls? You decide.
As the ceremony gets underway, Leah and Eric follow the lead of Father Hickey on their journey of becoming man and wife.
Smiles, laughs, and stolen moments, unknowingly captured and frozen in time.
Once it's official, it's official forever!
It was on to the Pembroke Country Club, where, announcing for the first time ever, as husband and wife... well, you know the rest!
The first dance tradition was not lost on Leah and Eric. These two were in a world of their own, yet surrounded by family and friends. Congratulations, Leah & Eric. Here's to a lifetime of happiness!
My wedding blog posts are usually chronologically presented, but with a title like "A Winter Wedding Wonderland", I have to "WOW" you right out of the gates and go a little out-of-order. Ready? Set...
I can't leave it at just one. I have to sneak in another outdoor photo in the snow.
Now we can go back to the beginning and start with the ceremony. Bethany and Chris were lucky with the wedding date they picked. It was one week after the big blizzard, and just enough snow to make everything a little prettier. Their ceremony and reception were both held at The Holiday Inn, Rockland.
Stealing some time away for husband and wife photos after the ceremony, before the reception, and during that magical time when Bethany & Chris realize... we're married!
After the introduction by their DJ, Tim Kane from Blue Line Entertainment, Bethany & Chris fall into their first dance.
The parent dances are always a special and emotional time for the parent to spend a few moments with their now adult child and reflect.
Bethany & Chris had a wedding cake that was just beautiful, colors that complimented and coordinated with the rest of the wedding, and looked almost too good to cut.
Later in the night, Bethany changed from her traditional wedding dress into a fun "dance the night away" wedding dress, and just had to get away for a few minutes with her girls...
It may seem like a small detail to some, but a wedding without wedding cake would be noticed by all. History tells us that the idea of wedding cake comes from the Roman Empire, when the groom would break bread over the bride's head to bring good fortune. There are so many traditions, superstitions and symbolism attached to wedding cakes over the centuries and they have brought us to where we are today. Some cultures said the cake would bring luck, prosperity or even fertility. In some eras, depending on who cut it and who served it, it was said to show the groom's dominance over the bride. We've all seen the modern-day wedding cake where the bride and groom feed each other one bite of cake and then kiss. I think we also all dread any cake in face antics.
Having been to hundreds of weddings over the years, we have seen some beautiful wedding cakes. Some with such painstaking detail, you almost didn't want to see it eaten. We've also seen some of the most unique cake toppers you can imagine.
Imagine using a topper that has been passed down from generation to generation. What a great tradition!
Sometimes a wedding cake topper is there to showcase the couple's personalities.
And yet something as simple as a monogram can still be as elegant as any other wedding cake topper.
And finally, as far as wedding cake toppers go, classic never goes out of style.
The details on your wedding cake can be eye catching, exquisite, subtle or WOW! It all goes along with you, your theme and your personalities. I loved this autumn themed cake, and the edible details.
As many cakes as we have seen, we can still be "wowed" and amazed at the talent, time and craft that must go into achieving the detail like you see here.
Sometimes it's the cupcake buffet that makes an appearance and surprises everyone's taste buds.
It's no wonder black and white has always been thought of as elegant.
Black and white elegance, part deux...
While the traditions of centuries ago dictated a white wedding cake to indicate purity, today's modern couple gets to have fun with color as they please.
When a wedding cake can become the center of the entire room, it really makes a statement.
We've seen cakes by the larger and popular bakeries in the area like Montilio's, White's and Konditor Meister. When you start you wedding cake search, don't forget the smaller guys like The Cake Lady and Veronica's Sweet Cakes. So many delicious choices!
Christina & Christopher's wedding was our last wedding of 2012... and sort of our first wedding of 2013, all in one! They were married New Year's Eve at TJ Smith's Victorian House in East Bridgewater. If you have ever had the pleasure of attending a wedding at TJ Smith's, then you can surely imagine what a wonderful time was had by all. For starters, take a look at this first photo, and see if you can guess what the groom does for work...
The ceremony was held at TJ Smith's quaint on location chapel, as family and friends gathered to ring in the New Year and celebrate the newly married couple.
There was plenty of dancing and entertainment all night long, thanks to DJ Arthur Calabro. The first dance is always the most memorable.
There is something about this photo that really captured my attention. The pride you can see in Christina's mom's face actually seems to have traveled to Christopher. Is that even possible? You decide.
Let's not forget... this was New Year's Eve! There may have been some really cool music being played. There may have been some really amazing dancing going on. (If you were at the wedding, I suggest you ask Christina and Christopher for the link to all their wedding photos...) And yes, there may have been some colorful masks, some interesting hats and other props floating around...
We were honored that Christina and Christopher choose Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry to capture their wedding, and to share this night with their family and friends. One last photo, and this one they specifically asked for...
Ceremony and Reception Venue: TJ Smith's Victorian House
Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry
DJ/Entertainment: Arthur Calabro
2012 was a great year for Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry. We've truly been blessed to have met so many wonderful people who started out as clients and became friends. We are also very aware, as a small business, how lucky we are to have acquired so many wonderful clients. As we all enter 2013 together, we'd like to take a look back at some highlights from 2012. We hope we can make some of you smile, as many of you have made us smile, ear to ear. In 2012 we met a local Bon Jovi tribute band, Living on a Bad Name, and came out to photograph and film some of their shows. Here are a couple of our favorite photos of them, taken at an outdoor concert in Dartmouth, Mass.
Guitar player Ethan Brosh is always well received...
We took a poll earlier in the year, and found that our FaceBook audience loves baby photos more than any other!
Some babies were just born to be cute... Maybe "steal the show".
Of course, when babies grow up, they become kids. Kids can make for some really great portraits. (They tend to take direction better than babies...)
Traveling is something we do well, and we love looking back to see where that took us...
When Canada gets too cold, and you need to warm up, the Cayman Islands will hit the spot.
Another great community event we captured in 2012 was the Abington, Mass rededication ceremony for their 300th anniversary.
And we can't forget the weddings! This photo is our "most clicked" FaceBook photo. It was "liked" almost 150 times, and viewed well over 2,000 times.
We've photographed weddings of all sizes this past year, and one of the smallest took place at the Church Street Chapel in Whitman. Stacie and Justin had only a handful of family and friends witness their wedding, but this photo shows the love that filled the room.
We were also asked to photograph and film the same wedding, a first for us. The bride and groom, Debbie and Joe, could not have been happier with the outcome. With a beautiful traditional ceremony at The Christ Church in Plymouth, followed by a fun-filled ceremony in Norton, we managed to capture everything they asked for on both photo and video.
Of course we could go on and on, showcasing so many babies, kids, families, brides, grooms, people and places. But we'll wrap up this "look back" by showing you the highlight video from one of our most famous weddings of 2012. Deanna and CJ had their Easton Country Club wedding showcased on TLC's Four Weddings. This highlight video was our most shared blog post, shared 175 times on FaceBook.
Thank you, everyone who has supported Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry in any way. Whether you're a past client, a 2013 client, or you clicked "like" on a FaceBook photo, we appreciate you, and we are so happy you are taking this journey with us!
Having your wedding in Boston has its advantages and one of them is having your formal wedding photos taken at the Boston Public Garden. Britany & Michael recited their vows at St. Peter's Church in South Boston. St. Peter's is a beautiful, historic Catholic church in the heart of South Boston.
Following the wedding ceremony, the bridal party boarded a trolley to make the short trip to the Public Garden. The sun was setting just as we arrived.
The reception was held at Florian Hall in Dorchester where Britany & Michael danced the night away with all of their guests.
If you have ever been lucky enough to have attended a wedding at Jones River Trading (or better yet, had YOUR wedding there) then you know what a unique and beautiful hidden gem is tucked away on that side road in Kingston. Megan & Michael were married at First Parish Church of Kingston and then celebrated with family and friends right across the way at Jones River Trading. And oh what a celebration it was! Where to even begin in a pictorial method to share the day with you... maybe with a photo that the bride would not have seen as it happened. The flower girl and ring bearer leading the way.
Stealing a quick moment alone after the ceremony but before the reception, Megan and Michael are officially husband and wife when this photograph was taken.
If you have never had the good fortune to attend an event at Jones River Trading, check out this view that showcases the uniqueness of the venue which sets it apart from others.
Megan and Michael look as though they are falling in love all over again during their first dance as husband and wife.
How about when the dance floor opened up for everybody? The DJ and MC for the night, Tim Kane of Blue Line Entertainment, did his job, and he did it well. The dance floor was packed all night with happy, dancing, smiling people.
There's no denying that Megan & Michael had a wedding that will be remembered by all who attended for years to come. We were and remain honored that they choose Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry to capture all the moments and memories of the day. Congratulation, Megan & Michael, and wishing you a life time of happiness.
Amy & Steve didn't let a little rain get in the way of having the absolute best wedding day ever. First things first, take a look at the amazing detail on Amy's gorgeous dress.
The ceremony was a traditional Greek wedding, held at St. Catherine's in Braintree.
Every groom needs a best man by his side, and Steve had his...
The ceremony was steeped in Greek tradition.
The crowns play a very important part of the ceremony. The crowns are said to be a visual reminder of what awaits us in Heaven, but they also are said to symbolize that the couple has just become King and Queen of their newly created family.
Another beautiful shot of the ceremony...
Every ceremony ends with "You may kiss the bride"...
Time for one last shot outside the church, before we head out to The Tirrell Room for Amy & Steve's reception.
We started with some indoor "formals", thanks to Mother Nature and her pesky rain drops.
Mother Nature was kind at some times during the day, and allowed us to get some outdoor photos.
Amy & Steve's first dance together as man and wife may have left only a few dry eyes in the house.
In case you were wondering if there was cake, the answer is: of course there was cake, silly!! Thank you, Montillio's Baking Company!
Mother Nature gave us a little reprieve later in the night, and we will close with one of those outdoor, end of the night shots...
Our congratulations to Amy & Steve, as well as our thanks for allowing us to be their wedding day photographer.
The day was full of "perfect". The gazebo, the details, the weather... the bride and the groom. Kim and Steve choose a beautiful spot in Halifax for their wedding day. The Monponsett Inn, with its gazebo and water views lends itself to being a premier ceremony and reception location on the South Shore. Check out some of the details that made their wedding unique, and made their guests "ooohhhh" and "aaahhhh"...
And did I mention the gazebo? The Monponsett Inn is well-known for their gazebo view. It's no wonder so many people choose to get married here.
You've seen the details, you've seen the gazebo. But what you're really here to see is the bride and groom. Seeing the groom watch his bride walk down the aisle is a shot that cannot be recreated. It's a once in a lifetime look that speaks a thousand words.
Steve and Kim were married among family and friends outdoors. The sheer happiness of the day is evident at every moment throughout the day and night.
Dinner and dancing followed their wedding ceremony well into the night. A packed dance floor set the scene for a night of festive celebration.
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Monponsett Inn Photographer: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Videographer: Cupid Productions Florist: Barry's Flowers DJ: Jack Barros Cake: Montillio's Officiant: Dave Clinton
When we first met with Debbie and Joe, it was to discuss the videography for their wedding. They were dream clients who knew exactly what they wanted. They weren't sure about who they would hire for photography, and the DJ was still up in the air at this point, but they had their videographer. :) We gave them a DJ referral to Big Daddy Ray at Rob Peters Entertainment, and that meeting went so well that they had their DJ by the end of that meeting. They were still undecided on a photographer, and had told Big Daddy Ray that they probably only wanted formal photos done. Big Daddy Ray gave them an idea... ask us to do the formal photos in addition to the wedding video. That idea was just crazy enough to work! And what we now present to you is the first wedding with photography and videography both done by Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry.
We did more than just formals in the end, simply because we could. The ceremony was held at the Christ Church in Plymouth. This is a beautiful church rich in history. Reverend Fredrickson and the church wedding coordinator, Donna, could not have possibly been any more accommodating. The church is beautiful, inside and out, as you can see the inside...
A wonderful, heartfelt and tear evoking ceremony that ended with "you may kiss your bride" with family and friends to bear witness went just as perfectly as planned.
Did I mention the outside of the church is as beautiful as the inside?
One of the formal photos outside the church...
After the ceremony, it was off to the reception at The Chateau in Norton. Nicole and all the staff were ready, willing and able to help the newlyweds celebrate in style.
Coming down the stairs from the bridal loft, the light coming in from the window helped to capture a stunning image of the bride.
Of course there was cake! It was made by White's Fine Cakes and Pastries, and yes, it was as delicious as it was beautiful.
Before Big Daddy Ray provided plenty of traditional Irish and traditional Greek music to get all the wedding guests on the floor, the bride and groom had their first dance together. The bride's dad started the ongoing theme for the night by showering them with money as they danced.
We were able to steal the couple away from the crowd for a few minutes to do some outdoor sunset photos.
The best way for you, the reader, to get a true glimpse of the day to watch Debbie & Joe's trailer video. Our hope is that they have internet access on their honeymoon, so they can watch this before they get home. Our heartfelt congratulations to a truly wonderful couple!
Photography & Videography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Ceremony: Christ Church Parish (Plymouth) Reception Venue: The Chateau (Norton) DJ/Photobooth: Rob Peters Entertainment (Big Daddy Ray) Invitations: The Happy Frog Cake: White's Bakery