Mount Holyoke College Summer Wedding: Cate and Cathrine

So here’s the thing, when you put two beautiful souls together, add in a gorgeous day, people who love you, that special tree you met by during college, a surprise visit from your grandmother, cupcakes, amazing food, a photo booth and  a rockin’ band…you get an amazing wedding with lots of happy people! That about sums up Cate and Cathrine’s wedding and I have photos to prove it.

These two ladies and their loving families were such a joy to photograph we didn’t want the celebration to end. I got to spend the day with my super talented pal Kelly Prizel who helped me capture so much awesomeness. We started at the Lord Jeffrey Inn for getting ready and then we went to Cate and Cathrine’s alma mater Mount Holyoke College for their ceremony. Their reception was held at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland, which is an amazing restaurant if you haven’t checked it out yet. The decor at the Blue Heron is elegant and rich in color, a perfect complement to Cate and Cathrine’s flowers and wedding details. Check out the painted wallpaper runners they created to mimic the tin ceilings…so cool!

Thank you Cate and Cathrine for the honor of photographing your special day. Being witness to your love and getting to know your families was such a privilege. I hope you enjoy this collection of beautiful moments from your day.

xo,
Sandra

This is the tree where all the magic began.

The Abbey Chapel at MHC is so beautiful. Photo by Kelly.

Cate and Cathrine had two signature cocktails: The Bee’s Knees and The Manhattan.Everyone had so much fun that rainbows started to appear!

The Boss Band was ah-mazing! This great shot was captured by Kelly.

A huge shout out to the amazing vendors who made Cate and Cathrine’s day complete. And to Kelly Prizel and Brett for being my right-hand ladies all day!

Getting ready: Lord Jeffrey Inn
Makeup: Liz Washer, Makeup Artistry by Liz
Hair: The Lift Salon
Dresses: JCrew, Cathrine; W2Brides, Cate
Ceremony: Mount Holyoke College
Flowers: Old Friends Farm
Venue: Blue Heron Restaurant
Band: The Boss Band
Cake/cupcakes: Pasture Patty’s
Photography: Sandra Costello Photography

Beth Berrien Beaulieu - Incredibly beautiful!

June Shipos - Great photos, love the black and whites

Suzanne Morse Rilla - I’m not sure if you could have caught the love, the loveliness , the happiness, and the joy any more than you did. We don’t have to do a redo (don’t we all remember getting at least one elementary school redo picture) because it was all perfect the first time and you caught every minute of it. Thank you so so much.

Lisa Bryant - Fabulous pictures!

Christa Chiarello - A lovely event! Fabulously done Sandra, and the Blue Heron, as always!! Many congratulations to the happy couple.

Liz Washer - Makeup Artist - OMG! So much love to these ladies, and what incredible photos to capture their day! It was an honor working with them.

Ruthie Sund McDonald - Beautiful photos Sandra, as always! What a gorgeous couple too. Love the details too!