Before 2015 closes today, we had to share our last wedding of the season, and boy did the season go out in style. We were so lucky to have a mild November and December, with lots of shoots that will be shared in the new year, but we couldn’t let the year end before sharing Chris & Jeff’s amazing and emotional wedding day. This was truly a joining of two families, and Chris & Jeff made sure to embrace that in every detail. With Chris’ family traveling across the Atlantic from Ireland, along with Jeff’s family from the Azores, everyone was bursting with excitement for these two grooms. After this wedding, we can safely say no celebration is complete without donuts from Blackbird (you’ll see what I mean below!). We are so lucky to have these two lovely men as part of our lives now, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them.
It’s so fun when a whole family gets into an idea. Jeff (not so jokingly) asked for a Kardashian Christmas Card photo, and everyone humored us as we styled the room and asked them to look at us like they thought they were better than everyone – nailed it! (This image was followed by hysterical laughter.)
This was such a moving ceremony. With a tree planting ceremony including soil from their home towns as well as their home countries, and wrapping up with Chris’ vows ending with his only wish – that he could travel back in time to the younger version of himself back in Ireland to let him know that on November 7, 2015, he was going to marry the man of his dreams, and know that his future is happy. There was not a dry eye in the house.
Before we said goodnight, we snuck out to take advantage of how romantic the outside of the Commander’s mansion is at night, and left these two to finish their celebration with two amazing families.