Backyard Massachusetts Wedding Super8 Film | Marissa and Dave

Film photo of modern backyard wedding with abundant flowers; double exposure

This past September, I was honored to be able to associate shoot a Super 8 film for the amazing Gabby Riggieri.

Gabby is a good friend and a super talented photographer, and we love to work with her every chance we get. 

Marissa and Dave met in High School, and their hometown remains really important to both of them. So they decided to have their wedding in their hometown to honor their connection to it! Marissa got ready in her childhood home surrounded by her mother, grandmother, and all her bridesmaids. We all then hopped onto a school bus and went to the next site, which was a local historical society where the wedding ceremony would be held. The lovely old house and gardens brimming with flowers made the perfect backdrop for the couple’s first look and portraits. Luna Moss created a gorgeous lush floral arch for these two to get married beneath, and their ceremony was sweet and heartfelt. 

After the ceremony, Marissa and Dave and their wedding party went to another spot for a few more portraits and then decided to make the short walk from there to Dave’s childhood home where the reception was. The walk ended up being one of my favorite parts of the day. Locals were coming out of their homes and shouting congratulations as everyone paraded by and it was so much fun. 

Marissa and Dave’s vendors transformed the backyard into a gorgeous reception venue with seating areas on the lawn and a tent full of long tables decorated with colorful flowers and candles. There were speeches and dances and a delicious dinner, and then everyone was ready to party. The dance floor was absolutely packed from the very first song. 

Overall, it was just a perfect late fall day in New England. Marissa and Dave were so happy the entire day and their family and friends were overjoyed for them. Their Super8 film and a few photos I shot on film are below. 

If you’re getting married and you’re interested in a Super 8 film or nontraditional photography, get in touch here! We can’t wait to meet you!

Bridesmaid helps bride get ready for backyard wedding
Film photo of bride excitedly being greeted by her bridesmaids
Guest smiles at modern wedding
Bridesmaids look at bride emotionally captured on film
Bride holds her bouquet while getting ready for her modern wedding
Bride boards school bus to take her to backyard wedding celebration
Film photo of bride and groom with their families in a back yard
Film portrait of colorful bridal party
Film photograph of backyard wedding ceremony; bride and groom stand with their hands clasped while wedding guests look on
Film photo of modern backyard wedding with abundant flowers; double exposure
Film photo of modern wedding party walking from ceremony to reception
Motion blur film photo of bride, groom and wedding party walking after backyard wedding ceremony
Wedding party walks down New England street in the fall
Wedding guests celebrate the newly married couple at New England back yard wedding
Film photo of wedding favors
Wedding guests laugh and celebrate while seated at banquet table inside reception space, captured on film
Film photo of wedding guests sitting below floral installation
Bride and father share a dance in a beautifully lit event tent
Guests smile and enjoy the candlelit reception at a backyard wedding in New England
Bride laughs with her father at her modern wedding
Film photo of modern wedding details including table number and unique glasses
Wedding details including candles, unique glasses, and flatware captured on film
Candid film photograph of a wedding guest posing over floral decorations
Film photo of wedding details
Bride and groom sit with their guests at reception in backyard tent with lush floral decorations
New England wedding reception with guests seated at long banquet table inside event tent
Modern wedding details - film photo of menu and flatware
Modern wedding table-setting with candles, wildflowers, vegetables and centerpieces
New England wedding guests dance in backyard event tent
Wedding band horn section plays at reception, captured on film
Guests at modern backyard wedding drink and dance together into the evening
Wedding guests laugh and dance, captured on film
Film photo of modern wedding guests dancing and celebrating

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