Cinzia and Johnny were married on a warm fall day at the Saphire Estate in Sharon, MA. These two are high school sweethearts! Yes, you read that right - high school sweethearts! They met when Johnny was a freshmen and Cinzia was a sophomore and they started dating a month after they first met. They then went away to separate schools for college, with Cinzia at Bryant and Johnny at SNH, and although long distance for several years was difficult, they never wavered. By their junior and senior years in college they had figured out how to do long distance and knew that they would be together forever. In a truly romantic move, Johnny proposed on Valentine's Day! After 9.5 years growing up side-by-side and staying together through high school and college, they were so so happy to be getting their life as a married couple started that the party to celebrate these two saying I do was brimming over with love, joy, and fun!
Getting Ready: Champagne, Toasts, & A Gorgeous Wedding Dress
Cinzia and I met at a bridal expo two years ago. But she wasn't there as a bride, she was there as a rep for David's Bridal! Needless to say, it was really fun to see her over the course of her engagement at a few different bridal shows in the area as we showed up at them together! And her dress is a gorgeous beauty from David's Bridal White by Vera Wang collection. With a stunning low back and a bow that is to die for - obviously, I'm still drooling over her dress! Cinzia and Johnny wanted a warm rich color scheme for their fall wedding so they chose a sangria burgundy as their main accent color and incorporated gray suits for Johnny and the guys to allow the deep colors to pop. To add depth, they also had rose quartz and blush pink accents in their designs. They added deep maroons and purples in the groomsmen's vests and pocket squares, as well as in their stunning florals from Studio One Twenty Three West to tie it all together. And Cinzia went for a bold dramatic look in her makeup with a deep wine lip color. Sarah of Beautiful By Sarah did a fantastic job bringing Cinzia's vision for a classic bold look in her makeup to life. I loved the elegant twist on classic that she chose for her hair as well with a neat updo by Taglio Salon accented by a rose quartz comb from Emma Katzka.
Ceremony: I Do's - 9.5 Years In the Making!
Saphire Estate has beautiful grounds and a lovely garden area for the ceremony. The fall colors on the trees surrounding the ceremony space were the perfect backdrop and exactly what Cinzia and Johnny were hoping for in choosing a fall wedding date. Cinzia's mom did a reading and friends and family looked on and cheered during their first kiss! I love the excitement on their faces as they walked back down the aisle as husband and wife!
Wedding Party & Couple's Portraits At Sunset
I love the grounds at Saphire Estate. They have a gorgeous trail through the woods that afternoon light pours into through the trees. They've placed a stone bench part way down the path and it's a perfect spot for couples to snuggle up together for a quiet slow moment in the midst of the wedding day hustle and bustle. And it made the perfect spot for photos too - bonus! And then just across the street is the estate's private beach overlooking a lake. The sun sets across the lake and makes for a romantic and beautiful spot for portraits. We did both bridal party and couples portraits right on site because there were so many beautiful options.
During their first dance Cinzia sang along while she and Johnny stared into each other's eyes. They laughed and smiled all day long, but watching them together for their first dance you could see how truly comfortable they are together, how much they love each other, and how happy they were to be tying the knot! The dance floor was packed all night long and NuImage Entertainment made sure the songs kept people on their feet. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Bishop! XOXO