Karen and Paul had a beautiful, touching wedding at The Fellowship in Easton, MA. It was such a blessing to watch their two families become one, and to see pure happiness & joy for these two.
Karen’s mother, Connie, her daughter, Jess, and friend, Nancy, helped her get ready, and her longtime pastor prayed with her before the ceremony. Karen’s adorable granddaughter Linnea was part of the festivities too:
Karen and Paul wrote their own vows, and the ceremony featured some of their favorite verses about love and commitment. Read more from the bride’s perspective below on how special the detailed ceremony was to them.
How unique is this cake made by family friend, Debbie Urquhart? I loved it!
Karen and Paul had a reception for all their guests at The Fellowship immediately following their ceremony, and then had a more intimate reception for their families at The Chateau.
Between the reception at the church and the reception at The Chateau, we stopped by Old Pond in Easton for some portraits of the happy couple:
Karen’s pastor gave them two acorns as a symbol of their growing love:
The reception at The Chateau featured lots of sweet moments, including Karen giving her grandson, Jakob a special gift:
Thank you so much Karen and Paul for letting me capture your special day!
Florist | Pillsbury Florist
Ceremony Venue | The Free Evangelical Fellowship, Foundry Street, Easton, MA
Reception Venue | The Family Activity Center of The Fellowship Easton, MA & The Chateau, Norton, MA
Wedding Planner/Coordinator | Renee Noonan
Videographer | Tom Tullis – ceremony only
Cake | Debbie Urquhart – family friend
Catering/Reception coordinator – Karen Johnson (Fellowship) & The Chateau
Bride & Groom Questions
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
There were so many memorable moments that day! However, I remember those moments just before I walked down the aisle with my mom. As I was standing in the back, listening to the music, the song “It Is Well With My Soul,” started. I knew that Paul and the other two men would be walking down the aisle to this music. The trumpet and piano were so majestic! Then, the music changed to “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. As the piano and viola played, I could only think of how those two songs had ministered to Paul and I through the years. I entered the sanctuary, and was overcome by the image of Paul, waiting down front for me, and the crowd of family, extended family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, all representing different facets of Paul’s life, and my life. That walk down to the front, to Paul, was overwhelming for me.
What was your favorite detail?
The whole ceremony was special. The music was provided by special friends and family – Beth Buonocore on piano (a friend for years, who taught Jess piano), Earl and Barb Raney as vocalists (Earl is the choir director, and both have sung at the Fellowship for quite a few years), and Hannah on viola (my niece, who just graduated from high school). Each of our five children read Scripture. My daughter, Jess, and Paul’s son, Ben, stood up with us, along with Nancy, my friend, and Doug, Paul’s friend. My mom walked me down the aisle. We wrote our own vows, and read them together, and to each other. Having special people involved in the ceremony gave it special meaning.
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Prepare well, so you can enjoy every moment of the day! And remember, no matter what happens, you will be married at the end of the day!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Nothing was particularly funny – it was all special, and everything that we hoped that it would be!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
NO. I had hoped that everything would run smoothly, and it did. We were able to relax, and enjoy the day, and were able to spend time greeting each of our guests. The only glitch was that the music on the my ipod for the reception wasn’t played, but there were so many people that it was not missed.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to the White Mountains in New Hampshire for a week. The resort upgraded our condo to a beautiful, two level suite, and we enjoyed a relaxing week, exploring the White Mountain National Forest, waterfalls, and the scenery in the area.