Jaclyn & Paul: Married! | A Willowdale Estate Wedding

Blogging on a Saturday morning?  You know it!  Jax and Paul, where do we start?  From the moment this thoughtful couple walked in our front door less than a month after we moved into our home with ice cream for us from the best local ice cream in our town, we knew we wanted to photograph their wedding and be a part of their celebration.  These guys are ALWAYS thinking of other people, and would do anything for their friends and family, and we are so lucky to now be a part of that clan.  Jax and Paul are the couple that openly love each other with all that they have, and pretty much impossible not to love them for it.  We had an amazing time working with them, but more importantly, growing to know them and their families. On top of all of it, we had our first authentic Armenian meal with them at their rehearsal dinner, and it was delicious!

Jax was hoping for lots of snow on their wedding day, especially since Paul’s family is from Arizona, but instead their families were greeted with a sixty degree February day – not quite what we were expecting, but it allowed us to wander much farther and explore a lot more than we normally would be able to do in the dead of winter.  Willowdale Estate offered the perfect cozy backdrop for two families officially joining together to celebrate two amazing souls.

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Jax has an infectious smile.  That is all.
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Meanwhile across the hall, Paul and his groomsmen arrived looking quite dapper, and were ready for an amazing day!
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Jax and Paul opted to see each other before their sunset ceremony to be able to have some outdoor portraits.  What they didn’t realize, is that outside of logistics, it can be one of the most emotional parts of the day.  Without anyone telling you what to do or staring at you to see what your reaction will be (although we may have had a bit of an audience from inside the estate!), it allows you to be fully in the moment together, forgetting about timelines and to do’s without any distractions.  Paul didn’t have to worry about holding back tears, and the two were able to talk to each other without anyone listening (we shoot from far enough away so we can’t hear!), and start their wedding celebration together as a couple.
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Only when they were ready, we took off with portraits of the couple around Willowdale.
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Sometimes you just have to get down to get the shot ;)
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Even their pup Syrah made an appearance to get in on the wedding party!
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As we finished up our portraits, it was time for dad to see his beautiful daughter as a bride for the first time.  I love dad first looks as much as those between the couple!
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This bridal party is pretty amazing and knows how to have fun :)
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If you would like to know if a first look changes how emotional the moment you walk down the aisle is, I think Jax and Paul can assure you that if anything, it shakes off all of the nerves and allows the excitement and emotion to shine through.
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Jax’s dad held hands with both her grandmother and stepmom for much of the ceremony.
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Before a few relaxed family photos, the couple popped outside for just a few minutes to enjoy the high of knowing they were married before heading back inside with everyone to celebrate.
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How amazing is this shawl that Jax’s aunt made for her (fully expecting it to be much colder)?
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Jax & Paul started their first dance as a married couple the same way they started dating: with the song Paul first sent to Jax to win her over when they met online.  Of course, to break out into the fun side, they danced to “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease midway through!
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When people ask us our favorite images to shoot, our answer is always “the ones we had no idea were coming.”  This is a perfect example – Jax and Paul had planned a dramatic dip for the end of the slow part of their dance, but at the end of everything, Jax launched herself into Paul’s arms.  It wasn’t planned, and this is my favorite image from their day.  Nobody is thinking about what they should be doing, they’re just enjoying the awesome moment.
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Jax surprised Paul with a groom’s cake to represent how much he loves rock climbing!
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Being a pastry chef, Jax decided to have classic pastries as dessert instead of a traditional cake.  I promise I didn’t drool on them, but I wanted to eat everything on the table!
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As we said our goodbyes, Jax and Paul walked us out and we made a few quick portraits in front of Willowdale before we sent them back inside.  It was an amazing day!
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Vendor Team:

Photography: Caroline Talbot Photography Venue: Willowdale Estate Florist: North Of Boston Events DJ: Rusty Bernard Desserts: Melita Fiore Patisserie Hair & Makeup: Luxe Bar Peabody

  • Janelle said:

    She is the cutest!!! Beautiful work as always Caroline.

  • Wow - just wow! The photos are as special as the day they were taken! It was a delight to meet you all at the Armenian restaurant - You outdid yourselves with these pictures!!

  • What a gorgeous picture! absolutely captures the love they have for each other

  • Beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding!! Thank you so much for all of you efforts to make the memories as perfect as the couple they celebrate !!

  • This picture literally give me goosebumps. I feel like I was there. Gorgeous, gorgeous photo! Your love for each other just shines through your smiles. Props to you Jaclyn Marie Ledoux for sticking through the cold – almost forgot it was a February wedding! Love you both!!

  • Absolutely Love these photos!!! Beautiful Day for a Beautiful Couple! So glad I was able to share this special day with you! Can't wait to see your album❤️

  • This was the most incredible day filled with more love from two families and two people than anyone can even possibly imagine! thank you for capturing the absolute magic that was in the air on this unforgettable day these pictures leave me speechless.... Incredible thank you xoxo

  • These came out fantastic! You captured Paul & Jax perfectly!!

  • It was an amazing day and its awesome to bring the great feelings back looking at these awesome pictures!

  • You captured our day perfectly. We can relive the moments through your photographs. Love ya both!:)

  • This just one the hundreds of amazing pictures from Jackie & Paul's wedding. I can't stop looking at them!!!

  • I knew Jax and Paul would find their perfect photographer and boy was i right! You guys were amazing and more! Just witnessing you guys in action and being so down to earth with all of us (the wedding party) you worked so well with All of us and got the most amazing photos EVER! You really captured their special day fabulously , putting your heart and soul into each and every photo. So thank you so much for making Jax and Paul so happy and fulfilling their dreams of a perfect wedding day and amazing photos they will have to share forever! Thank you thank you thank you!!! ☺️

  • Rosalind Owen said:

    So beautiful! Amazing! Everyone looked so beautiful! Especially the Bride and Groom! Sorry I couldn't attend. Great photos!

  • These photos came out so perfect! Thank you so much Caroline for capturing my best friend's wedding day so perfectly!!

  • I agree they captured every moment so we can remember every feeling for the REST of our lives.

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