Crane Estate, Ipswich, Massachusetts

When Brittany first wrote us about her wedding, she said she and Justin had been a couple for eight years, but had known one another for more than 20 years. So we were surprised when we met them in the bar of our Salem hotel the day before their wedding, and found two people in their mid-20s. It turns out these two grew up down the street from one another. Justin’s sister has been one of Brittany’s best friends for years. So it just seemed to make perfect sense in the universe when Brittany and Justin finally got together.

Even though we didn’t meet them in person until their wedding weekend, they felt like old friends right off the bat. Brittany and Justin are both warm, open people who hold nothing back. We knew right away that they were our kind of people.

The reception was held inside one of the most beautiful estates we’ve ever seen, the Crane Estate. Brittany and Justin brought in a lot of extra lighting, and also an 80s band, which lead to my favorite multitasking: dancing and shooting.  Brittany, however, was the one who ruled the dance floor, which you’ll see plenty of evidence of in the photos here.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  Ipswich, MassachusettsVenue:  Crane Estate