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A Garden Wedding in Danvers, MA

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Helen & Matt in Danvers, MA
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Ceremony and Reception Site: Glen Magna Farms, Danvers, MA 
Photography: Leah Haydock Photography
Videography: Brighter Lights Media 
Gown: Alvina Valenta, Madeleine's Daughter, Portsmouth, NH
Hair: Kyhle Coppe and Tracy Boston/The Salon @ 903 Central
Makeup: Joanna McDonough/Joya Beauty
Veil: Amie Noel Designs, Etsy.com 
Bridesmaid Dresses: ...
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Along with cake, guests noshed on cupcakes in flavors like vanilla, coconut with almond buttercream, Guinness stout and Key lime pie.
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Jars, cloches and other found items topped the tables and housed flowers and nests (to play into the day's theme). Votives added a little romance.
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During the cocktail hour, guests played lawn games like bean bag toss (with customized bags) and croquet.
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Raspberry lemonade was served during cocktail hour in take-home Mason jars.
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The couple's guest book table was decorated with an antique tray and a vintage wildflower guide and quill.
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Helen and Matt exchanged vows in the garden under a wisteria-draped pergola.
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Beacon Lane, Etsy.com
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The bridesmaids wore pale-pink V-neck dresses, while the groomsmen all matched in gray pants and vests and blue ties.
Bridesmaids: Nordstrom; Groomsmen: J. Crew
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The girls carried smaller versions of Helen's bouquet. Feverfew and pastel roses added a punch of color.
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Helen's feminine, vintage-inspired gown with Alencon lace came with a lace bolero that she wore for the ceremony. Matt wore a gray three-piece suit and finished off his old-timey look with a boater hat.
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Soft blooms like David Austin roses, peonies, dusty miller and dahlias gave the bouquet a romantic look.

Helen & Matt in Danvers, MA

The Bride Helen Straus, 31, a speech-language pathologist
The Groom Matthew (Matt) Neill, 34, a creative director
The Date July 7

Helen and Matt decided on a lovebird theme for their outdoor garden wedding. They made the day unique with vintage touches and casual details to play up a summer backyard party vibe.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • Beacon Lane, Etsy.com
  • Bridesmaids: Nordstrom; Groomsmen: J. Crew

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