Michelle + Mike's Beautiful Winter Wedding at The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Ma
What a gorgeous day for a winter wedding in Salem! Michelle and Mike chose the historic Hawthorne Hotel as the backdrop for their special day. As a lifelong resident of the North Shore and former Salem resident, I am very familiar with the area but surprisingly this was my first time inside the Hawthorne Hotel. Legend has it that one of the rooms is haunted, actually, one of Michelle and Mike's guests got the "Haunted Room" and didn't know it until after they checked in. The hotel has a very nostalgic and grand feel that lent itself perfectly to Michelle's vision of a Gatsby-ish themed winter wedding. Their ceremony was held at St. Anthony's in Revere, one of the most beautiful churches in the area. After the ceremony, we returned to the hotel and took a quick stroll around the commons for some great night portraits where Michelle nicely informed me that I "better blog her wedding!" LOL. I already planned on it Michelle ;) Their reception was kicked off upon our return by DJ Greg Capozzi from Czone who also provided live music to keep their guests entertained during cocktail hour. Michelle and Mike...you two were a pleasure to work with. I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!
Special thanks to Catherine Threlkeld who walked all of a half mile to come shoot this wedding with me :)