Filomena and Dan grew up in the same town but only started dating after moving around the country as single, free spirited people. Eventually, they got together and moved down south to build a life together. Despite their home base being in a place where it’s warmer, they decided to hold their ceremony and reception back home in Ludlow, Massachusetts.
If you grew up in Ludlow, like me, you probably grew up going to really big Portuguese weddings at the Ludlow Portuguese Club. My mom and dad had their reception there, as did myself and my husband. Many of my friends and family also had their receptions there. It’s a great place for the community to host really big, memorable parties.
Mena and Dan wanted to share their love with their family and friends by hosting them at this venue.
Mena and Dan were married at the Congregational First Church of Christ in Springfield, Massachusetts and held their reception at the Ludlow Portuguese Club in Ludlow, Massachusetts. Photos following the ceremony were taken at Springfield City Hall. MGM Springfield hosted the bridal party and also guests traveling from out of town. The reception was catered by the Villa Rose and a special appearance was made by the Hartford Raincho of the Hartford Portuguese Club, a traditional Portuguese music and dance troop. When the dance floor opened, I set up an open air photo booth to photograph friends and family.
The entire day was so fun and I could not have asked for a more beautiful and loving couple to close out a super eventful year.
Congrats Mena and Dan! I wish you a lifetime of love, health and happiness!
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Suits: New York Bride and Groom
Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy
Hair: Tiffany Duchesne
Make-up: Divine Elegance Beauty Boutique
Cake: Theme Cakes by Jolene
Entertainment: Hartford Raincho
Signage: E+B Creative
Flowers: McClelland’s Florist
Caterer: Villa Rose
Wedding Coordinator: Helena Braz
Second Photographer: Tara Sullivan Photography
Photobooth Photographer: Emma Welford