Timeless Bride


By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup By Nancy

A dear friend once said to me, “I’ll never get married again. I’m too old.” I was shocked!! Weddings aren’t only for 25 year olds – A bride is a bride, classic, timeless, and elegant. When families are blended because two people fell in love, it simply means there are more reasons to celebrate!

A group of wedding professionals from Massachusetts and New Hampshire put together this lovely style shoot with Andrea Rotolo and Maggie Corolan with The Manor in West Boylston, MA serving as our gorgeous backdrop.

This style shoot allowed us to focus on the beauty of family. The majority of people getting married at an older age are each bringing children from previous relationships. By including the children in your big day it becomes their day too! Just look at the little one’s eyes light up as she surveys the dessert table from Aunty Ellen’s Creative Confections and Darby’s Bakery!

Our lovely bride Erika is a vision in this gorgeous bridal gown by Allure Bridals Romance Collection and is available at Elegance by Carbonneau. The details of the gown come alive as she floats over The Manors brand new hardwood floors. The flair and elegance of this ballroom is palpable especially after adding some of today’s trends in wedding design including using blush and gold tones. These colors were found everywhere from the light catching gold table runners, the place cards, and of course the stunning florals by Herbert Berg.

Chris Keely Weddings did a beautiful job of capturing all the details that made this day the fairytale it was – Including photos staged by the visionaries that are Beth Rolfe, of Fetching Events, and Patti White, of Simply Done. The Manor has an incredibly creative staff that work to provide additional details to make your day perfect! Look at the lanterns overflowing with gorgeous florals as a centerpiece!!

Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy and Gina Mellone of Hair by Gina found and followed their own inspiration for each of these unique and beautiful ladies! Given the broad range in age, they provided each with a custom and breathtaking look that came together to create this gorgeous and happy wedding party.

Age is just a number – love and marriage know nothing of it! Better together and of course, happily ever after.

Venue: The Manor, West Boylston
Event Planner: Fetching Events
Photographer: Chris Keeley Weddings
Gown and Dresses: Home of Elegance by Carbonneau
Desserts: Aunty Ellen’s Creative Confections
Desserts: Darby’s Bakery
Cake: Bean Counter
Florist: Herbert Berg Florist
Stationary/Details: Simply Done
Hair Stylist: Hair by Gina
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Nancy