Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Massachusetts Charming, DIY, Red Barn Wedding: Susie & Bear {Studio SMC Photography}

(c) Studio SMC Photography

A warm late Summer's day, wedding vows under a big oak tree in front of a vibrant red barn, mason jar vases, homemade jam, crisp white paper lanterns, twinkling tea lights, and a lot of love to go around.  These are the kind of lovely little details I love to see - and Susie and Bear are the epitome of true love.  You can see it in their expressions and feel the happiness just shout out from the photos.  I just love this wedding and am so happy to share it with you {with photos from the amazingly-talented Studio SMC Photography!}

From Susie, the bride:
I always thought my favorite part of the wedding would be the reception with all my friends and family, breaking it down on the dancefloor and drinking frozen margaritas. My biggest fear was the ceremony. A well known cryer on any happy occasion, I was scared I wouldn't be able to get through my vows, and thought that I would breathe a huge sigh of relief the moment the ceremony was over. Much to my surprise, my very favorite moment of the whole day was the ceremony. There were tears, but they were the most wonderful tears I've ever experienced. The clouds literally broke as my bridesmaids and I were walking down the hallway and it was a perfectly warm, beautiful day. The love in the air was tangible and I absolutely didn't want it to end.

Here's the photo-heavy loveliness!

I love this bouquet!

Such a happy couple!

LOVE this!

And now for some details:

Homemade jam favors!

Hand-stamped escort cards

Congratulations Susie and Bear!

Click here for the full slideshow!

Photographer: Studio SMC Photography
Venue: Red Barn, Hampshire College, Amherst
Hair and Makeup: Ochoa Day Spa
DJ: Tony Pluta, Black Tie DJ
Florist: La Salle Florist
Cake: La Fiorentina
Favors: Raspberry jam made by Susie and girlfriends
Bride's dress: Casablanca bridalBridal Heirlooms
Bridesmaids: JCrew
Bridesmaids necklaces: JCrew
Bride's earrings: best friend's grandmother
Bride's shoes: Ralph Lauren
Groom's suit and groomsmen's pants: Tommy Hilfiger


  1. What a pretty and fun looking wedding! I love all the genuine smiles!!

  2. I could stare at that dress all day and the love and joy on their faces is just radiant!!!!

  3. What a beautiful couple, they look so happy and so in love. I love what the bride wrote. Congrats! :) Beautiful photos. Love her big bouquet, and gown... stunning.

  4. I just can't resist a barn wedding-how sweet!

  5. Wow they seriously look like they had a BLAST!

  6. I love all that lighting and that laughing pic is so sweet!

  7. Great wedding! Love the spontaneous shots, so fun!

  8. ABSOLUTELY LOVE the lighting in the first photo!! And the picture of the bride and groom cracking up together is way too adorable - it's how every couple should look on their big day! Love it!! :)

  9. oh my goodness - i LOVE this!!! so many wonderful details.

  10. i love these pictures of this wedding. everything looks so perfect!

  11. Such fun pictures! That one of them laughing is definitely my favorite.

  12. Loveliness! Especially the b-maid necklaces!

  13. I love rustic weddings. This barn is fantastic!

  14. I love the idea of a Barn wedding, it looks beautiful! I LOVE her bridesmaid dresses and colors :) Giving me lots of ideas!

  15. i love barn weddings - they feel so warm and inviting. the groom's ring is so unique!

  16. Love the blue :) Her bouquet was gorg.!


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