Colleen and Michael had the perfect weather on their wedding day at The Commons 1854 in Topsfield, MA.  Their Wedding Ceremony was at their church in Bradford,MA and the reception followed with formal wedding photos at the historic Gould Barn on location at The Commons 1854.


Their wedding moments were captured by the fabulous wedding photographer Gaby McCarthy who knew the brides classic vision and acquired every special moment.

The wedding photos continued inside to the ballroom where the bridal party lined up on the balcony for one of the Commons 1854's signature wedding photos.


When the bridal party had finished their photos, they joined the cocktail hour to enjoy the brides signature drink "Red Berry Sangria".  The signature cocktail was unique in that it was made with white wine, fresh berry puree, organic peaches and strawberries.  The master bartenders at the Commons 1854 allowed the fruit to soak in the wine for 2 days prior to the wedding.  The sangria paired so well with the brides summer wedding cuisine. 


Finally, the bride and groom had some time alone for the first time since being pronounces husband and wife on their wedding day.  We all know your wedding day is so busy and there are many guests to talk to and wedding reception formalities to complete.  Our planners at the Commons 1854 make sure that the bride and groom get a rest all the while enjoying their great food and beverages that they have hand selected in the wedding planning process.   Now for the fun part...



Colleen and Michael were introduced for the first time as husband and wife into the grand ballroom at the Commons 1854; their wedding reception site.  This picture is worth 1000 words and perfectly describes the feel of the event and the fun that the bride and groom were experiencing.


The Details
A Replica house was handmade and used as the gift box, it was set just inside as guests entered the cocktail hour through the garden terrace.








The Garden Terrace Cocktail hour at The Commons 1854








We love Rod iron tables adorned with lanterns with this Summer Wedding Theme



The Favors- So cute and original
Votive holders mimicked a chalk board, they were filled with a piece of chalk and a match book with the
couples name and date 




The sunset shined through the 9 large window at the Commons 1854 onto this beautiful bride and groom during their first dance as husband and wife.  It was a moment that their wedding guests will never forget!


Finally, the twilight photo! The guests enjoyed their woopie pie station as the bride and groom stood on the Common with their wedding venue in the background.  This was in fact the perfect summer wedding reception.




Blog by Johanna Esposito
Boston Wedding Consultants
The Commons 1854