I am so excited to bring you Natasha and Joe’s Holyoke wedding photography!
Natasha and Joe’s Holyoke wedding photography was spectacularly surrounded by love and crazy weather. Let’s hear about their wedding day from the two of them.
May 15, 2022
We met each other our freshman year of High School through classes and mutual friends. We would go to football games together and gatherings with friends. After almost a year of being friends, Joey asked me to be his girlfriend at the end of freshman year. From that point, we have been together since.
Joey had candles burning, along with long stem red roses on our coffee table in the living room with a book he put together. The book retold the story of our relationship from the moment we met until the moment he was about to propose. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I of course said Yes! After that, we went out to a sunset picnic at Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA to celebrate our engagment.
Watching everyone have a great time and enjoy themselves!
It was officially 13 years of being together the day we got married!
Incredible! It was so much fun and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to remember!
Start the planning process early so you have time to make adjustments as needed. Also, don’t stress the small things, let them fall into place. Everything will work itself out for the best!
Trust your photographers and let them do their job. They know the best course of action to take in order to capture amazing photos!
My dress was an A-line white dress with a shimmer underlay. I had a train with a scalloped lace bottom along with flower and leaf lace on the top of my dress. There were also lace on parts of my dress throughout it. I went to a few different places and tried on dresses. Initially I thought I was more of a plain dress person but the more I tried on, I learned that I needed more on the dress but not too much. I knew this was the dress because I imagined myself walking down the aisle to Joey and instantly got a feeling that it was the one, I never had that with the other ones I tried on.
It was a wonderful experience working with you and Lesley on our wedding day. You both were very professional, calming and enjoyable to be around. Your love for the job truly shows both in person and in your photos you take.
We decided not to do a first look. Joey wanted to see me for the first time walking down the aisle with my dad. It was perfect because seeing his face said it all with the genuine look he had.
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Joey and I let the bridal party and families know ahead of time about pictures and who would be in them. We made sure that they were nearby during the cocktail hour and designated a runner to get people to make the process go smooth and fast.
Crystal Vasquez and Company from Westfield, Ma for my hair and makeup along with my bridal party were amazing to work with. They were all friendly, caring, and approachable. They all were able to create a fun environment for all included the day of, especially making the two young girls in our wedding feel just as important. They knew how to make each one of us feel beautiful!Our DJ, Manu from Marx Entertainment in East Longmeadow, ma was fantastic! He was friendly, was able to lighten the mood, and bring energy to the dance floor. He checked on us throughout the night and made sure we were doing okay. DJ Manu was very proactive on all basis for the wedding. He truly was an awesome DJ!Rebecca Fitzgerald from Forget me not florist in Easthampton, Ma was a pleasure to work with. I did a few phone calls with her and showed her inspiration photos of what I wanted from the bouquets for the girls to the boutonnieres for the guys. We left the centerpieces up to her vision and just gave her the color scheme. She did am amazing job!Amanda Long and her team at The Log Cabin- Wedding Venue Holyoke, MA – Such a pleasure to work with and very proactive to ensure everything was in order for the day. Was always an email or call away if we had a question.Bella from Cerrato’s Pastry Shop in Springfield, Ma was a pleasure to work with. She gave us her honest opinion on what we should have/ with how much for the Italian Pastry table. She accommodated some gluten free desserts for two of our guests along with making our wedding cake look beautiful!New York Lace Couture- Dress, Taunton Ma Every vendor we had was truly amazing and such a blast to work with. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better!
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We were very anxious about the weather because we wanted to make sure we could have an outdoor ceremony with photos and sparklers during the night. The morning was a little cloudy with some rain but it cleared up for exactly what we wanted and it couldn’t have been a better outcome!!
Enjoy every minute because it goes way too fast!
First dance as husband and wife: From the ground up by Dan and Shay Father-Daughter dance: I loved her first by Heartland Mother-Son dance (Joey’s mother passed away when we first started dating. He did this dance with my mom, who has been a mother figure to him since the day his mom passed away) My wish by Rascal Flatts