Laura & John: The Neighborhood Club {March 29, 2014}

Going through Laura & John’s wedding photos to write this blog post, all I can say is “wow”! Surely one of the most fun-filled weddings I have photographed, starting with getting ready at the Quincy Marriott, during the ceremony at St. Agatha’s in Milton and right through until the last dance at The Neighborhood Club, there wasn’t one moment that didn’t exude Laura & John’s love for each other, and for their friends and family who joined them that day.

Quincy Marriott

Getting ready at the Quincy Marriott was a breeze for Laura. All smiles, no stress. She makes it look easy!

Laura & John’s wedding at St. Agatha’s was unique in that it was modernly steeped in tradition. A very cool priest, Rev. Murphy, let the day dictate itself instead of trying to run the show made for an easy-going, nicely flowing and worry free ceremony.

Saint Agatha's

Laura & John’s wedding ceremony at St. Agatha’s, March 29, 2014.

Laura & John choose a great venue for family and friends to gather for their reception. The Neighborhood Club helped to give them a wonderful night of great food, dancing and celebration that won’t be forgotten.

The Neighborhood Club

Celebrating at The Neighborhood Club, no one could stay off the dance floor.

Church: St. Agatha’s, Milton
Reception Venue: The Neighborhood Club
Photographer: Photography by Joe Goldsberry
DJ: John Cristoferi
Flowers: Coleen’s Flower Shop
Wedding Cake: Montillio’s Bakery

Leah & Eric: Holy Family Church {March 9, 2013}

We’d like to take you on a photographic journey of a wedding that took place just over a week ago. Leah & Eric were married by Father Hickey at Holy Family Church in Rockland, and continued the celebration with family and friends at The Pembroke Country Club. The stage was set: a beautiful bride, a handsome groom… A wedding party filled with family and friends and overflowing with smiles and tears. There were tears of joy for the coming together of two beautiful people and their families, and there were tears of sorrow for those who could not be with them in body, but were surely there in spirit, to offer Leah & Eric their blessings from beyond. Above all, love each other deeply.

You must be ready for a peek at the bride by now? Here she is…

Leah makes a stunning bride. Bouquet by Barry's Flowers.

Leah makes a stunning bride. Bouquet by Barry’s Flowers.

This wedding couldn’t get underway without some smiles and advice from the bride’s grandmother.

Leah clearly gets her smile from her grandmother, as they both light up the room.

Leah clearly gets her smile from her grandmother, as they both light up the room.

Grandmothers can speak volumes without saying a word…

Leah's grandmother overlooks and silently gives her blessing.

Leah’s grandmother overlooks and silently gives her blessing.

The bride always get first dibs on the blog, being mentioned and showcased first. That’s just how it goes. But we had a groom, as well, and the groom had plenty of support.

Eric and his groomsmen at Holy Family Church, Rockland.

Eric and his groomsmen at Holy Family Church, Rockland.

A grand entrance was made by all, including the youngest of the wedding party. Lucky guy, or lucky girls? You decide.

The Junior Usher is escorted by two lovely Flower Girls.

The Junior Usher is escorted by two lovely Flower Girls.

As the ceremony gets underway, Leah and Eric follow the lead of Father Hickey on their journey of becoming man and wife.

Leah, Eric and Father Hickey are the center of attention, as family and friends look on.

Leah, Eric and Father Hickey are the center of attention, as family and friends look on.

Smiles, laughs, and stolen moments, unknowingly captured and frozen in time.

Taking a break during communion to smile and relax.

Taking a break during communion to smile and relax.

Once it’s official, it’s official forever!

Two lives, one moment... a lifetime ahead.

Two lives, one moment… a lifetime ahead.

It was on to the Pembroke Country Club, where, announcing for the first time ever, as husband and wife… well, you know the rest!

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Machado made their grand entrance into The Pembroke Country Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Machado made their grand entrance into The Pembroke Country Club.

The first dance tradition was not lost on Leah and Eric. These two were in a world of their own, yet surrounded by family and friends. Congratulations, Leah & Eric. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!

Leah & Eric's first dance for the rest of their lives.

Leah & Eric’s first dance for the rest of their lives.

Ceremony: Holy Family Church, Rockland
Reception: Pembroke Country Club
Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry
DJ: Sister Spin
Cake: Montilio’s
Flowers: Barry’s Flowers

A wedding party who knew how to party!

A wedding party who knew how to party!

Ericka & Mark: A Quincy Wedding {March 31, 2012}

They say the first wedding of the season sets the tone for the year. Let’s hope that’s true, because Ericka & Mark’s wedding last Saturday was one to aspire to for the rest of the season. Imagine, the day started off with the threat of snow, but before anyone could even think of worrying, Mr. Golden Sun made his presence known, seen and felt.

The bride got ready at the Quincy Marriott, and as you can see by some of the getting ready photos, the day was getting off to a smashing start.

Ericka at The Quincy Marriott, looking absolutely lovely, in both color and in black and white.

Natural light is the professional photographer’s best friend. Here, mixed with the white of Ericka’s dress, and the red tones of the carpet, it all comes together perfectly.

The bride looking out a window, as the natural light billows in.

A few more pre-ceremony shots, some with the girls, and a moment with mom. Then, a toast! Down at Kilroy’s Irish Pub, there’s nothing better than an Irish toast to love, life and happiness!

A shot with the girls, a moment with mom... and then another "shot" with the girls!

Onward, time to get to the ceremony, which was held at The Neighborhood Club in Quincy. One last shot of the beautiful bride, and the first shot of the nervous groom, side by side.

The bride, just before leaving to go to the ceremony, and the groom, waiting patiently. Because... the waiting is the hardest part.

Her chariot arrives...

The ceremony, simple and sweet, was held at The Neighborhood Club.

The couple said "I do" as family and friends watched on at The Neighborhood Club.

A toast to the new Mr. & Mrs. Luggelle.

A toast to the happy couple.

The weather did cooperate for some outdoor photos, and those flowers are simply eye-popping!

A few of the outdoor photos.

Details and dancing are what’s up next. Entertainment and lighting were superbly provided by Entertainment Specialists. The uplighting certainly added an air of elegance to the reception. And as for dancing, there is no better photo than one of the couple’s first dance where their guests are watching and smiling in the background with such obvious love for the couple on their faces.

Elegant uplighting, beautiful flowers, and a most perfect wedding cake help set the mood.

We could have danced all night...

And one last shot from the end of the night…

A moment alone before a lifetime together.

It was a pleasure and an honor to photograph Ericka and Mark’s wedding. Thanks to both of them, and to their families and friends for helping to make my job fun, easy, and enjoyable.