Maura and Patrick met during their first day of class at Harvard Business School (where we did their engagement photos!) The two had a knack for ending up in each other’s company, and it became clear to everyone around them that they were interested in one another (maybe even before it became clear to them)! Once they started dating, they were lucky enough to both be assigned to Mumbai when the semester ended with all first-year students travelling to one of thirteen emerging market cities around the world. They will both tell you that spending two weeks travelling around India is a great way to test a relationship early on! Despite a train ticket scam and some stomach issues, they ended up having a wonderful time touring the country together.
Travel and road trips remained an important part of their lives as Maura and Patrick grew together after graduation. They've explored Machu Picchu, braved the wind and rain at The Open at St. Andrews, navigated to tiny Trappist breweries in Belgium, and cheered on the Yellow Jackets at a football game in Dublin. Some of their favorite travels, though, have come during their many cross-country journeys. Over the past few years, they have moved together between three different areas of the US, always choosing to turn the moves into opportunities for epic road trips. They love breaking up the drives by visiting beautiful sights, including eight national parks so far.
While driving to Boston for Thanksgiving 2016, Patrick knew it would be a memorable experience to stop by one more national park. During a walk with their dog, Mac, he proposed to Maura in front of the Brandywine Falls of Cuyahoga Valley, and - Spoiler Alert - she said yes!
Moraine Farm offered a relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous fall views, and the New England charm of a historic estate with sprawling gardens and timeless stonework. Maura and Patrick’s day started with a lawn ceremony in front of the tea house and ended with a wild dance party.
Congratulations to Maura and Patrick, and thank you for choosing us to capture your big day!
Wedding Planner: Joe from Contagious Events / Venue: The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA / Florist: Karla Cassidy / Hair & Makeup: Boston Ever After / Dress: Bella Sera Bridal / Suit: Hive & Colony / Catering: Fireside Catering / Dessert: Cakes for Occasions / DJ: DJ Petro
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