Whole wedding guest photo at Bradley Estate.

Bradley Estate Summer Wedding in Canton, MA – Lisa & Paul

Lisa and Paul hosted their Bradley Estate summer wedding in early June. This was our first time photographing a wedding at this historic mansion venue, but it has been on our wish list for years! As soon as we walked up to the estate, we knew there would be some amazing photo opportunities. The English style garden behind the mansion was perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Guests enjoyed exploring the estate. Several of the rooms inside are furnished with antiques and historic artwork.

Here are some of our favorites from Lisa and Paul’s big day… more details and vendor links are posted below!

Bride and groom kiss in historic garden of Bradley Estate in Canton, MA.
View of the Bradley Estate, a historic wedding venue near Boston.
Bride getting ready in bridal suite at Bradley Estate.
Garden wedding details at Bradley Estate near Boston.
Bride in white sunglasses at Bradley Estate.
Bridesmaids looking out windows at Bradley Estate.
Funny groomsmen carrying groom at estate wedding venue in Boston.
Fashion wedding photo of groomsmen in the woods on rock.
Bride poses with her bridesmaid in lilac at Bradley Estate.
Bridesmaids movie pose at Boston wedding.
Photojournalistic wedding photographer captures wedding party.
Artistic images of bride and groom through the purple flowers at Bradley Estate.
Happy wedding photographer captures bride and groom at Bradley Estate.
Classic wedding photo in black and white of couple in the garden.
Summer wedding bouquet with blush colors at Bradley Estate.
Bride and groom kiss under the trees at Bradley Estate.
Fashion wedding portraits of bride with heart shaped necklace.
English garden wedding venue near Boston.
Summer flowers blooming in garden at the Bradley Estate wedding venue.
Bradley Estate watercolor floral wedding invitations.
Mother of groom looks at son at historic estate venue.
Girl ring bearer stands nervously watching ceremony at Bradley Estate.
Groom watches bride enter outdoor garden ceremony at Bradley Estate.
Bride walks into the outdoor garden ceremony at Bradley Estate.
Bride reads her vows to smiling groom.
View of summer wedding ceremony outside at Bradley Estate in Canton, MA.
Romantic birch wedding arbor with pink flowers.
Bridesmaid reads during ceremony at Bradley.
Jewish wedding stomp glass at Bradley Estate.
Whole wedding guest photo at Bradley Estate.
Bride holds a butterfly at Bradley Estate cocktail hour.
Wedding guest sits by the fountain in the english garden at Bradley Estate.
Delicious appetizers cocktail hour Bradley Estate.
Outdoor cocktail hour at Bradley Estate in garden.
Candid wedding guest cocktail hour.
Facetime wedding guest at Bradley Estate.
Sunset over reception tent at Bradley Estate.
Creative wedding photographer captures rings in alium flower.
Modern reception tent set up at Bradley Estate.
Handmade candles as guest favors at English garden wedding near Boston.
Gold and glass terrarium table decor at Bradley Estate.
Bride and groom custom cocktails at Boston garden wedding.
Wood cut cake topper at Bradley Estate.
Joyful wedding photography bride and groom first dance.
Best man speech Bradley Estate tent.
Bride and groom listen to speeches at Bradley Estate.
Funny speeches at Bradley Estate wedding.
Groom's mom gives toast in tent at Bradley.
Fine art wedding photographer captures speeches at Bradley Estate.
Documentary wedding photo of bride and grandma dancing at Bradley Estate.
Gay couple dancing at Bradley Estate wedding.
Parent dances under sailcloth tent at Bradley.
Lawn games reception tent at Bradley Estate.
Sunset photos of bride and groom at Bradley Estate.
Traditional Jewish dance of the hora is done at Bradley Estate.
Candids of wedding guests dancing Bradley Estate.
Jewish wedding dance at Bradley Estate in Canton, MA.
Russian dances at Bradley Estate venue near Boston.
Bride and groom lifted on chairs to do the hora at Bradley Estate.
Romantic bride groom dance at Bradley Estate reception.
Twilight over the Bradley Estate with golden reception tent.

More about this Bradley Estate Summer Wedding:

Lisa and Paul prepared for the day at the Bradley Estate. It’s always so relaxing when the couple can get ready at their venue. The estate has a few gorgeous rooms filled with natural light… perfect for wedding day prep! Before the ceremony, we spent time exploring the venue with this sweet couple. We explored the woods, and found beautiful flowering trees for a lush photo backdrop.

Before guests began arriving, Lisa and Paul had some relaxing downtime. Lisa headed back to the bridal suite, which also doubled as the perfect place to spy on guests as they for the outdoor ceremony! As the ceremony began, I couldn’t help noticing a new trend. The bride and groom are often walking into the ceremony with both parents on either side. This is our tenth year photographing weddings, so I’m not sure if we are statistically able to say much, but it does seem like this type of family procession is happening more, which I think is pretty cool.

A few favorites:

There were so many parts of this wedding that were favorites. At the top of that list might be the speeches. Lisa and Paul laughed their hearts out and did a bit of tearing up listening to their parents and siblings give some incredible toasts. I particularly loved Paul’s mother speech where she talked about their family’s history of coming to the United States from the Soviet Union. She explained how they were able to leave the Soviet Union and come to the U.S. because of the wheat trade. You could have heard a pin drop as she talked about what it was like to be a mother in a country without many prospects for her children. What an incredible story, and amazing journey that this family made. I felt honored to be there to witness her words.

Well, that’s a hard act to follow as I list a few other favorites, but I’m going to keep going. :) I loved the modern glass terrarium centerpieces by Copper Penny Flowers. Edged in gold, some had candles while others had flowers in them. These little geometrical glass vessels added a real Anthropologie vibe to the tables. I also thought the hand-poured candles (that LISA MADE HERSELF!!) as guest favors were the coolest. With custom labels saying Lisa + Paul and their date, what an awesome little gift for guests to part with.

I can’t remember the last time I wrote so much about a wedding, but I just really had so much to share about this one! This summer wedding was a perfect introduction to the Bradley Estate. Thanks to Lisa and Paul for hiring us to document such a special day in their lives!

Thanks to these talented vendors at this Bradley Estate outdoor wedding:

Venue – The Bradley Estate

Planner – Tim Holmes of Bradley Estate

Coordinator – Melissa of Bradley Estate

Florist – Copper Penny Flowers

Catering – Fireside Catering

Cake – Bean Counter Bakery

Cake topper – RabarBerry

Bride’s dress – Enzoani

Veil – Bridal Alterations by Anahit

Jewelry – Heirloom

Bride’s shoes – Miu Miu

Bridesmaid dresses – Dessy

Hair and makeup – Charlotte Phinney & Co.

Groom and groomsmen attire – Indochino

Bowties/pocket squres – The Tie Bar

Band – The Fey Band

Guest Favors – Made by BRIDE!

Glass terrariums – Copper Penny Flowers

Table number holders – Frames from Amazon

Calligraphy for table numbers/drinks – Ming Doyle

Invitations – Minted

Officiant – Family member Jeanne