For Jessica and Daniel’s (aka DJ’s) wedding at Three Village Inn, they aimed for it to look as romantic as their love story. Now, that’s pretty hard to match, however, they nailed it!
This bride and groom met when they were just 15. DJ played basketball with Jessica’s cousin growing up, so the two knew each other. But, the stars did not align until they were 24 and finally started dating.
A few years later, DJ proposed to Jessica on a very familiar bench in the Boston Commons. It was the one featured in her favorite movie, Good Will Hunting! She was so shocked she shouted, “Shut up!” Soon, when she remembered, she said yes.
For their big day, Jessica and DJ wanted their decor to be as personalized as possible. They wanted to ensure people felt like they weren’t just walking into a wedding, they were walking into their wedding. Jessica made DIY signs like one that said: “Put it in The Books” which was a nod to their shared love of the New York Mets and Howie Rose.
That was not the only thing they personalized, though. The newlyweds implemented a signature cocktail, a classic margarita, and named it Cally after Jessica’s family dog. They also had a donut wall with apple cider donuts from the Jericho Cider Mill. Our mouths are watering!
When Jessica was younger, she imagined her wedding at the Dragonfly Inn from Gilmore Girls. For those who haven’t seen the show, it was always autumn and the Dragonfly Inn was a rustic venue. So, when Jessica and DJ came across the Three Village Inn, they knew it was perfect. They leaned into the rustic feel letting the building’s elegant gold accents and natural wood speak for itself. In the end, Jessica got the Gilmore Girls wedding she had always dreamed of.
To brighten up the day, even more, the couple went with sunflowers and daisies as their florals. The white and yellow flowers went perfectly with their theme and nicely contrasted the navy bridesmaids’ dresses.
Speaking of dresses, check out Jessica’s breathtaking A-line, tulle skirt gown by Essense of Australia! She fell in love with it as soon as she saw it, as did we! She was going for a romantic look with lace and tulle and that is exactly what she got. As for her groom, DJ wore a navy blue tuxedo to match the bridesmaids and contrast his groomsmen in grey. He also donned a yellow pocket square and bow tie to match their flowers and pay homage to his late mother who loved yellow.
We always ask our brides and grooms if they have any advice they would like to share with future couples planning their big day. Jessica received and followed the following advice, which we think is perfect.
“Pick no more than five things that you truly, truly care about early on in the process of planning and commit to not stressing over anything but those five things. My five things were: 1. Being surrounded by the most important people in our lives. 2. A photographer/videographer that we trust. 3. Great music. 4. Good food. 5. The venue/location. Throughout the process, I didn’t allow myself to worry much about anything that went wrong unless it impacted one of my five things.”
“It gets so stressful and it’s so easy to go down crazy rabbit holes. It’s incredibly important as a bride to have some perspective on what’s actually important and remind yourself that in ten years, everyone will remember having a great time, no one will remember your table linens.”
That’s some pretty great advice, thanks for sharing Jessica. And congratulations on your wedding at Three Village Inn! We loved getting to know the two of you! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!
Check out their engagement shoot, here.
Venue: Three Village Inn
Cake: Rolling Pin Bakery
Florist: Main Street Nursery
Transportation: Mark of Elegance
Music: Party with Espo
Officiant: Church of Ancient Ways
Gown Boutique: Blossom Brides
Gown Designer: Essense of Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Makeup: Victoria Marino
Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto