February 26, 2014
Topsfield MA, Salem MA, & Boston MA
While I have certainly been MIA here on the blog front, I have to admit I have a pretty good reason… my sister got married!! In the midst of one of the most bitterly cold and stormy winters that New England has seen in years, she planned a gorgeous, quaint, winter wedding at the beautiful Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA, and while the week was filled with unexpected snow showers, lightning, and rain, Saturday, her wedding day, turned out to be a “warm” and sunny 48. An unexpected break in a string of chillingly cold and stormy weather, perfectly fitting for a perfect day.
When I arrived in Boston earlier in the week, I remember being astonished, first of all that the plane landed in the middle of the blizzard that was happening and second, about just how much snow had accumulated everywhere. Even though my family provides me with constant weather updates, it doesn’t seem real when you’r living in 70 degree weather every day. Then, as if he was reading my mind, the flight attendant got on the intercom and said “Welcome to Boston. And welcome to an actual, real winter.” I laughed a bit and then quickly found my scarf and hat and braced myself for the frost-filled air that was awaiting me outside.
It was winter alright and I got a heavy dose right away. Quick dinners in the city turned into longer ones, as I attempted to wait out the sudden blasts of snow that set in as we ordered our meals. “Where did that come from?” I’d ask, but no one even seemed to notice. This has become their everyday.
I honestly think the weather made Erin’s wedding even more lovely. She embraced the rainy weather at her rehearsal dinner by wearing adorable blue rain boots (“something blue”) with her white cocktail dress and coat. The few photos that I’ve seen were stunning in the snow and the venue and hotel were both suited for a cozy winter venue. The white candles that flooded the reception area and snow covered windowpanes were truly romantic. Erin glowed in her stunningly classic gown, and my lively family kept the dance floor full throughout the night.
I’m so thrilled that my sister found such a wonderful guy to spend the rest of her life with. She is so happy when he’s around- I could’ve been in LA to feel the love at this wedding. I wish you guys nothing but the very best! xoxo