Kristin and Brian were married at the Mansion at Turner Hill in Ipswich on the rainiest day in June. As their big day approached and the weather kept threatening major storms on their wedding day, we were all a little disappointed that their outdoor garden ceremony and leisurely cocktail hour they had originally planned to be outdoors would need to be moved inside. Lucky for us (and the rest of the wedding guests) the inside of the Mansion at Turner Hill is absolutely spectacular. In fact, it has served as a backdrop for many major motion pictures and even stepping inside you feel as though you have been whisked back into another era. As the morning of the big day arrived and as all of the preparations buzzed, Kristin was as cool as a cucumber as she readied herself to see her groom for the first time on their wedding day. Brian and his guys waited for the ladies while relaxing in the historic smoking room, playing cards and drinking scotch. As the rain poured down, we found a large covered overpass for Kristin and Brian to have their First Look and Portraits utilizing the natural light while remaining dry and clean in the hurricane-like weather. We were all glad to go inside afterward where guests started arriving to be welcomed by a large fire in the library and many happy welcome hugs. A cozy vibe isn’t something you might expect at a June wedding but it was a fabulous touch and highlighted the exquisite nature of the venue. Their ceremony was sweet and beautiful and the rest of the evening went off without a hitch; dining in the tent, toasting to their happiness and rocking out the dance floor with a live band. While the wedding did have to utilize that all important ‘Plan B’ rain back up plan, the most important elements – family, love and two people entering into a new life together – were so present and full that the small details paled in comparison. It truly was a perfect day.