Crane Estate Coastal Wedding in MA – Lauren & Nick

Lauren and Nick’s Crane Estate coastal wedding had a Great Gatsby vibe and was filled with the most majestic views! For several years, Lauren has visited this breathtaking venue and known that she wanted to have her wedding here. With an outdoor ceremony behind the Great House on Castle Hill, guests watched these two say their vows with the blue ocean behind them. A tented reception followed and the Soul City band capped off the night with dancing in the estate ballroom. We loved so many details from this wedding! From the 1937 Packard coupe to the gold candelabras on the dinner tables… there was so much beauty to document!

Here are some of our favorite natural wedding pictures from Lauren and Nick’s day…

Bride and groom stand in front of the Great House on Castle Hill before their Crane Estate coastal wedding in MA.The bride and groom pose in the Italian Garden area of the Crane Estate before their outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean.View of the reception tent on the side of the Great House at the Crane Estate for this coastal wedding on the northshore of MA.Bride gets ready for her wedding at the Blue Inn in Newburyport, MA.green wedding shoes on a wire chair at the blue inn on the beach in newburyport, maBride gets ready for the day in Vera Wang dress at Blue in Newburyport, MA.Groom's best man helps him put on his bouttoneiere at the Inn at Castle Hill in MA.Guys laugh while getting ready at the Inn at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA.Flower girl puts on her crown before the Crane Estate wedding on the northshore.Monarch butterflies in the Italian Garden on purple flowers at the Crane Estate wedding.The bride and groom have their first look in the Italian Garden at the Crane Estate.Romantic wedding photography of the bride and groom at the Crane Estate Italian Garden.The wedding party poses in the Italian Garden in Vera Wang in MA.The bridal party poses in the garden at the Crane Estate.Groomsmen pose in tuxedos by Ralph Lauren at the Crane Estate.Ethereal wedding photography of the bride and groom at the epic Crane Estate wedding venue in Ipswich, MA.Bride and groom stand under an ivy covered arbor in the Italian Garden for natural portraits.Bride wearing a high lace collar Vera Wang dress at the Crane Estate.The bride and groom pose in the flower garden at the Crane Estate.Bride and groom pose in an ancient ruins garden at the Crane Estate for their wedding on the north shore of MA.A unique photo of the bride and groom surrounded by tall pine trees at the Crane Estate.The bride and groom have a romantic kiss under an arch covered in ivy at the Crane Estate.Bride and groom walk up the hill with their 1937 antique Packard coupe on the great lawn at the Crane Estate.The bride and groom stand in front of the great house on Castle Hill with their antique Packard car.Bride in Vera Wang and groom lean against their antique packard car in front of the epic Great House on Castle Hill wedding venue.Epic coastal wedding venue at the Crane Estate on the great lawn.Simple outdoor wedding ceremony with a flower arbor at the Crane Estate overlooking the ocean.Example of round tables set up for dinner under the tent at the Crane Estate in MA.Modern wood chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the tent at the Crane Estate.Vintage green glassware is used during dinner at the Crane Estate.Green and gold wedding at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA.A naked wedding cake with green ferns at the Crane Estate wedding reception, paired with a watercolor painting of specialty drinks for the night.View of the great house on Castle Hill for a Crane Estate mansion wedding.Candid wedding photography of guests waiting for outdoor ceremony.The flower girls walk down the aisle during the outdoor ceremony at the Crane Estate.Bride and her father walk out of the Crane Estate mansion for the outdoor ceremony.The groom watches the bride walk down the aisle with her dad at the Crane Estate.Beautiful and natural wedding photo of the bride looking at the groom during the ceremony at the Crane Estate.Coastal wedding ceremony outside overlooking the ocean at the Crane Estate in MA.The bride and groom release white doves during their Crane Estate ceremony overlooking the ocean.White doves fly out of a box during the wedding ceremony at the Crane Estate.Bride and groom look at each other during the sunset wedding ceremony at the Crane Estate.Parents watch the wedding ceremony on the lawn at the Castle Hill in MA.View of the outdoor wedding ceremony at the Crane Estate in MA.Sunbursty wedding ceremony on the lawn in front of the Great House on Castle Hill.Bride and groom kiss during the wedding ceremony at the Crane Estate.The bride and groom wave to guests at the end of their outdoor ceremony at the Crane Estate.Funny candid photo of the bride and groom surrounded by kids at the Crane Estate house.Kids run up the hill during sunset at the Crane Estate wedding in August.Epic wedding photography at the Great House on Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA.Raw oyster bar at the Crane Estate in MA.Amazing appetizers by Fireside Catering at the Crane Estate wedding.Natural photos of the wedding guests laughing during cocktail hour on the terrace at the Crane Estate.Funny photo of this fashionable couple at the Crane Estate.Wedding rings on the terrace at the Crane Estate.Wedding guests mingle during the tented reception at the Crane Estate.Kids perform during the tented reception at this Crane Estate wedding.Documentary wedding photography wedding speeches.Bride and groom laughing during wedding speeches at the Crane Estate.Wedding party toasts at the tented reception at the Crane Estate.The bride dances with her father under the tent at the Crane Estate.Mother and son dance at tented reception at Crane Estate.The bride and groom have their first dance at the Crane Estate ballroom in Ipswich, MA.

Soul City performs during the Crane Estate wedding.

The groom lifts up the bride during their first dance in the ballroom at the Crane Estate.Bride and groom dance to Soul City band at the Crane Estate.Wedding guests dance during the ceremony reception at the Crane Estate.The bride and groom dance in the ballroom at the Great House on Castle Hill.

Wedding guests dance on the floor while laughing at Crane Estate.Bride and groom kiss at the end of their reception at the Crane Estate on the northshore of MA.Blue light during twilight at the Crane Estate with a tented reception.

More about this Crane Estate Coastal Wedding:

After Lauren and Nick’s Hudson Valley engagement photography session last fall, we knew that these two were complete naturals in front of the camera. This couple has a magazine-worthy sense of style, and we knew their wedding would be stunning. Lauren prepared for the wedding day at Blue–Inn on the Beach in Newburyport, MA. This Inn had tons of natural beachy light that poured into the room as the girls did makeup and dressed for the wedding. Surrounded by bridesmaids and family, Lauren stepped into her Vera Wang “Isabel” wedding dress and looked radiant.

Nick and his groomsmen got ready at the Inn at Castle Hill, just down the road from the Crane Estate. With tunes from Phish playing in the background, these guys couldn’t stop laughing while telling stories from the good old days together. After Nick put on his suit, he was ready to get to the Italian Garden for the first look with his bride to be.

We had so much fun using the ancient remnants of this estate as backdrops for bride and groom photos. While capturing photos of these two walking hand in hand through ivy-covered stone arches, I couldn’t help feeling like we were lost in Europe somewhere! The Crane Estate is known for it’s rolling hills to the ocean, but truly, there are incredible spots for photos around every corner at this venue.

Congratulations to Lauren and Nick! We hope you had a wonderful time in Maine for the honeymoon!

Vendors who contributed to the day:

Ceremony/Reception Venue – The Crane Estate
Wedding Coordinator – Maura McCarthy
Florist – Poppies Flower Design
Catering & Raw Bar – Fireside Catering
Cake –  Cakes for Occasions
Hair –  ZenaRose
Makeup – Jeannie Vincent
Bride’s dress & veil – Vera Wang
Bride’s shoes –  Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaid dresses – Reformation
Rings – Emily P. Wheeler Design & Brilliant Earth
Groom’s tuxedo – Custom Ralph Lauren
Groom’s shoes – Ralph Lauren Velvet Shoes
Band – SoulCity
Car rental – 1937 Packard
Trolley rental – Salem Trolley
Printer – The Printery
Vintage dinner plates – Sourced via various Etsy shops
Watercolor cocktail signs – Li Wardian

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