Beth and Jared planned a fantastic Holy Cross College wedding  at the St. Joseph’s chapel with a reception at Wedgewood Pines CC in Stow, MA. This wedding was pretty special for us because this couple was a referral from a couple that is near and dear to our heart, Heather and Dave, who also had their ceremony at Holy Cross. Once we spoke to Beth and Jared, on the phone a year or so ago, we knew that we would fit right into their wedding. They sounded like a sweet couple and were very excited about the photography opportunities around the campus. And because we’ve photographed a dozen or so weddings there, we were able to talk specifically about the areas we wanted to utilize. This was helpful because at the time, Jared was away and wasn’t able to plan a face to face meeting. Thankfully we all were able to meet at HC and go over the timeline and get to know each other a bit better before the wedding.

The end of June was a bit on the warm side and the historic St. Joseph’s chapel has no air conditioning. This can be challenging but proper hydration is key. What’s even more important is knowing were to find more water after you’ve already finished your supply. And the answer to that is upstairs next to the organist… sneaky, I know. Who would ever think of hiding cold water in the hottest part of the church? We even delivered a cup of cold water to a guest, who happened to be more than a few months pregnant. It was very hot in there and it seemed like the right thing to do, after all she probably was not going to climb that winding stair case to the organist balcony, right?

During portraits we had the opportunity for a bit more time than usual as the limo had overheated and refused to start up. Fortunately, a replacement was soon dispatched and got everyone to the reception right away. Beth and Jared were still able to enjoy their cocktail hour and Wedgewood Pines did a fantastic job coordinating the rest of the wedding. After some hilarious speeches, heartfelt toasts and an excellent dinner, the party started hard and went strong all night.

We are very excited to show off this wedding and we are very happy that Beth and Jared asked us to be their wedding photographers. Below you’ll find some of our favorites from their wedding.