Historic Plimoth Plantation Wedding - Plymouth, Massachusetts
Wedding/Reception Venue: Plimoth Plantation Wedding Site
I've known Julia pretty much since the beginning of high-school, so the two of us have really grown up together and despite her currently living in Seattle we've done pretty good at staying in touch through the years. So when Julia told me she got engaged [yay!], and was getting married back home at Plimoth Plantation [WHAT?!] I was speechless with excitement.
As people of Massachusetts origin know, going to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is a bit of a rite of passage. Pretty much every school age MA child goes on a field trip there at some point [if not multiple times] with 500 other kids to kick around in the dirt, eat boxed lunch, and not have to do math homework. Clearly I'm going off on a tangent, but basically it's this place that tries to reenact early Pilgrim life as accurately as possible. To the degree of full out costumed actors, native-american villages, and even the 'Whaaaat's an iPod/computer/phone?!' responses. Oh the times I had tormenting the poor pilgrim actors with the wonders of technology growing up. So the idea of having a wedding there was basically a brain explosion for me.
Well much to my disappointment they were not having a Pilgrim themed wedding, but the wedding location was a gorgeous hidden garden complete with a small pond filled with Koi fish. During their beautiful ceremony, Julia and Jeremy added a pair of their own fish to a pond in the garden to symbolize their life together. After the ceremony the party continued with a reception at the Plantation hall. Filled with delicious food and great music, the reception was a ton of fun and we even got to have a dance or two. All in all a great day's work.
It's always a pleasure when someone we have known for a while asks us to shoot their wedding because there is nothing better than seeing your friends really, truly happy. We were so excited to share their wedding day with them.
Congrats, Julia and Jeremy!