Category Archives: Willowdale Estate

Kristin + Patrick || Willowdale Esate || Topsfield, MA

Hi there! It’s crazy to think we are already more than halfway through October! This beautiful fall is flying by. I took a break from Cape Cod and headed north to the Willowdale Estate. I just love it there, the grounds are so pretty and the house is gorgeous. The weather did not look the…

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andrea and paul || willowdale estate || topsfield, massachusetts

Hello blog stalkers!!! I heard through the grapevine that Andrea has been checking everyday to see her pictures…so here they are! **quick public service announcement – I’ll be doing mini-portrait sessions on 10/2 and 10/10 at hopkinton state park – $75 for 15-20 minutes. email me at nancy@nancygould.com or call me at 617.283.3882 to get…

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fabulous/not-so-fabulous….ali and sean || willowdale estate

Next up is an entry from Ali, whose wedding will be featured in the next issue of the knot! “I was so proud and happy with the ceremony Sean and I created – it was original and it was “us”.  We were able to incorporate all my high school friends (aka “Flower Goddesses”) and all our friends and family during our ring passing…

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  • Sean BridgeoMarch 15, 2010 - 11:11 pm

    I think my wonderful wife put it perfectly… The day went off with out issue, and every one did a fabulous job! the only thing I would change is the fact one of my groomsmen may have spilled a beer on Nancy… I’m still sorry…ReplyCancel

  • Maureen O'NeillMarch 16, 2010 - 7:25 am

    Ali and Sean planned such a unique and beautiful ceremony that showcased their personalities and their wonderful relationship. I will always remember their wedding day fondly, from getting ready with Ali in the elegant estate to walking down the aisle as one of the “flower goddesses” to watching Ali and Sean share their fabulous first dance. They’re a fantastic couple who had a very special wedding, captured perfectly by Nancy!ReplyCancel

  • Chris MarcoglieseMarch 16, 2010 - 8:25 am

    I had a great time. I ate some great food, drank some booze, and I got to dance with Mrs B. It was great to see two people so happy. That was a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Tessa McKinleyMarch 16, 2010 - 8:49 am

    Ali and Sean’s wedding was absolutely beautiful, and Nancy’s photography really did it justice. Everything did go perfectly, although I nearly messed it up by being so late! But I just made it- and from the ceremony through the reception it was clear that not only was it a special night, but everyone had an absolute blast!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney McGowanMarch 16, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Everything about Ali and Sean’s wedding was fabulous, and each time I look at the amazing photographs Nancy took, I’m transported back to that wonderful day! Willowdale has so much natural beauty, and Ali and Sean’s beautiful wedding decor perfectly emphasized this. But, most importantly, everybody at the wedding had an amazing time celebrating the very happy couple!ReplyCancel

  • Jill D'OrsiMarch 16, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    The pictures look beautiful! I love the angle on the forest photo, it makes the light shine nicely on the two of you.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa QuachMarch 16, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Kudos to the lovely couple & I raise my glass to the photographer, excellent job!

    Ali, I love the DIY!!!!!!!!!!!! Those shoes are A+++++ReplyCancel

  • Kristin McCueMarch 17, 2010 - 11:06 pm

    What I loved most about Ali and Sean’s wedding was the fact that it felt so completely true to who they are as individuals and as a couple. I’m so glad they decided to go for it instead of feeling pressured to conform to any traditions. The day and night were truly joyful because we got to celebrate Ali and Sean as a couple.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Muther-JonesMarch 18, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    The wedding shots were unique and beautiful; a perfect way to commemorate such a special day. Nancy was extremely creative and fit right in to the festivities; her results were so prefessional and expressive, I would highly recommend her.ReplyCancel

  • Suzy GalvinMarch 25, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    Ali and Sean created a unique, personalized day that was captured perfectly by Nancy’s photography. I loved seeing my sister filled with so much happiness!ReplyCancel

  • Paul GalvinMarch 25, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    Ali and Sean’s wedding was fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Erin MannApril 6, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Nancy has a way of capturing such great moments– I love the look between Maureen & Ali. These shots are gorgeous. Congrats once again to Ali & Sean on a perfect day and the start of your lives together.ReplyCancel

  • Ryan McNeilApril 6, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    A great recap of a wonderful day! Congrats again, Ali and Sean.ReplyCancel

  • NicoleApril 6, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple… the wedding was just perfect for Ali and Sean, and we all had a wonderful time celebrating with them.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley SullivanApril 7, 2010 - 7:42 am

    Ali and Sean’s wedding was a perfect expression of who they are as individuals and as a couple. If Ali had a few pre-ceremony jitters, it didn’t stop her from being completely herself that night. She even offered a few of us who arrived late and were standing a little apart from the other guests a smile and wave as she walked down the aisle with her Dad. There was so much joy and love being shared that evening. Congratulations again to Ali and Sean!ReplyCancel

  • Rod JonesApril 7, 2010 - 8:51 am

    I votedReplyCancel

  • KerstinApril 7, 2010 - 9:17 am

    Absolutely beautiful – congratulations Ali and Sean! All your DIY projects Tessa told me about seem to have paid off and Nancy’s photographs look absolutely gorgeous.ReplyCancel

ali and sean || willowdale estate || topsfield, ma

I had the pleasure of meeting Ali last summer at Maureen and Luke ‘s wedding. She was newly engaged and in charge of handing out programs. Of course everyone was noticing her lovely new sparkly ring, and not wanting to steal any thunder Ali considered flipping her ring around. I was so happy when Sean…

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  • CourtneyAugust 25, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    The pictures are GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to see the rest of them…ReplyCancel

  • KellyAugust 25, 2009 - 3:53 pm

    These pictures are amazing! You and Ali look great!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaAugust 25, 2009 - 3:53 pm

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. Ali, great job on all the diy’s! Also, I am enamoured with the shrug. Sean confirmed it was from etsy, I LOVEEE Etsy!

    Congrats and I wish you all the best of luck.ReplyCancel

  • madhabi mistryAugust 25, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    these pictures are so beautiful! and along with the narration, i felt like i was there! congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenAugust 25, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    I’m not the slightest bit surprised – these photos are beautiful! I could look at them again and again – it was a fantastic day, down to every last detail. I can’t wait to see the rest of them. Ali and Sean, congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • CarterAugust 25, 2009 - 5:39 pm

    Great pictures! It really was a wonderful evening!ReplyCancel

  • FrancescaAugust 25, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    These photos are beautiful! I love the wedding cake top–amazing! Everything is so sweet and loving; looks like it was a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • KatAugust 25, 2009 - 5:56 pm

    Adore the photos! I know the two of them put a lot of time and effort on the the details, and I love that you took the time to capture them for their photos. Definitely captured the spirit of the wedding. Hooray for Ali and Sean!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan DalyAugust 25, 2009 - 7:03 pm

    The setting is gorgeous, the pictures are fabulous and you both look so happy. Congratulations and best wishes for a long, happy marriage.ReplyCancel

  • BellaAugust 25, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    Beautiful photos! If I hadn’t already booked a photographer, I’d be calling Nancy. It was such a wonderful event, and I thank you for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • Deana PeabodyAugust 25, 2009 - 7:35 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! I absolutely LOVE them! Ali you looked so great! The ceremony pictures are amazing. Wish we were there, best of luck to a fabulous couple.ReplyCancel

  • NataliaAugust 25, 2009 - 10:01 pm

    I hope Sean’s tie ended up on his head at some point in the evening!ReplyCancel

  • KatieAugust 25, 2009 - 10:03 pm

    Wow! Really great photos! Ali and Sean, what a wonderful, fun wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • NicoleAugust 26, 2009 - 12:06 am

    Wonderful pictures from a wonderful day!!ReplyCancel

  • kristinAugust 26, 2009 - 12:22 am

    Great photos!! You two looked SO happy all day–not hard to get great pictures–I’m looking forward to seeing the rest.ReplyCancel

  • ShellyAugust 26, 2009 - 1:42 am

    Great pics! They really capture the joy and playfulness of the evening. I love the small b&w series of Ali & Sean. So perfect!ReplyCancel

  • ToddAugust 26, 2009 - 7:37 am

    Great photos that celebrate a even greater nightReplyCancel

  • Michelle FreniereAugust 26, 2009 - 11:34 am

    These pictures look amazing adn perfectly capture the essence of the day. I love them!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha AndersonAugust 26, 2009 - 11:59 am

    What beautiful photos! It was an amazing celebration and the pictures reflect all of the love and happiness that was felt that day! I love the series of the 3 black and white pics of Ali & Sean 🙂ReplyCancel

  • TessaAugust 26, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    absolutely love these photos- Nancy, you are gifted. and I really appreciate that these are posted online so that we can all see them so easily and relive the great night.ReplyCancel

  • RichAugust 26, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    How did I miss the cookies??ReplyCancel

  • Mishawn Davis-EyeneAugust 28, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve seen pictures that caputre the little precious moments of a wedding any better!ReplyCancel

  • katie PublicoverSeptember 3, 2009 - 7:44 pm

    Had such a great time!!!!! These pictures came out great. It is clear in the photos how much you guys love each other….
    I had a great time and i am really blessed to have you as a sister and Doug as a new Brother in law….
    happiness always!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra ChiurriOctober 26, 2009 - 11:57 am

    Hi Ali! What a beautiful wedding!!! Alex ChiurriReplyCancel

  • […] 5. For the DIYer – This cute little stir stick is so easy to make at home! Simply place a wooden stir stick from your grocery store between two stickers and TA-DA!  Photo by Nancy Gould […]ReplyCancel

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