The Pintos Fairytale Wedding – Hammond Castle and The Hawthorne Hotel – Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

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Katie and Chris had an enchanted wedding, with their ceremony at Hammond Castle in Gloucester and their reception at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem.

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It was so fun getting to photograph this awesome couple’s wedding day after photographing their engagements a year ago. (Check out their engagement session here!)

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The bride and groom got ready at the historic Hawthorne Hotel.

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Katie had special memory lockets of her grandmothers adorning her beautiful bouquet.

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Katie’s “something old” was a special bracelet that Chris gave her when they started dating over a decade ago! And how classy are those wax sealed invitations?

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Katie and Chris shared a sweet “first look” on the drawbridge of Hammond Castle.

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Such a beautiful bride!

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One of the bride and groom’s favorite memories from their day was their sweet flower girl making sure her petals were dropped evenly along the aisle. It was so cute!

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A harpist played The Game of Thrones theme song to go with the medieval vibes for their ceremony inside the castle!

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After a lovely ceremony the new Mr. and Mrs. Pinto and their guests headed back to The Hawthorne Hotel for the reception!

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DJ Greg of Entertainment Concepts kept the guests dancing all night during the reception.

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Thank you Katie and Chris for choosing me to capture your special day!

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Vendor Information

Wedding Dress: Watters, Purchased at Vows
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Black by Vera Wang
Hair and Makeup artist: Aqua Salon – Salem, MA
Ceremony Venue: Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester, MA
Reception Venue: Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA
Florist: Flowers by Darlene/North Shore Baskets – Salem, MA
DJ/ Entertainment Services: Entertainment Concepts
Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company – Brockton, MA
Invitations: Happy Frog Copy Center -East Bridgewater, MA (they did the printing but the couple did the outer shell themselves!)
Favors: Ben’s Sugar Shack – Temple, NH

Songs

introductions:
– parents/bridal party: “sing, sing, sing” – benny goodman
-bride/groom: “bad touch” – bloodhound gang

first dance: “comes and goes” – covey

father/daughter: “transformation score” – beauty and the beast soundtrack (1991)

mother/son: “my wish” – rascal flatts

last dance: “your song” – ewan mcgreggor (moulin rouge soundtrack)

Bride/Groom Questions

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?

Everything about the day but if we have to pinpoint one, as cliche as it is, when we said “I do” in front of our close friends and family

What was your favorite detail?

All the candles lit in Hammond Castle – they added a nice ambience.

Any advice for future brides/grooms?

Book good vendors – they’ll get you through the day and take off a lot of the “day of” stress so you can enjoy it. Remember this is your day and take in every moment, it goes by fast!

Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Our flower girl being so diligent in ensuring that every petal was evenly dispersed as she walked down the aisle.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?

We were lucky the weather held out for both our rehearsal and wedding but just ensure you have a back-up plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

South Africa and Zimbabwe – A jam-packed adventure with cage diving with sharks, bungee jumping at Victoria Falls and safaris through Kruger National Park.

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