Fall is upon us, and that means that we’re saying goodbye to beautiful summer weekends like the day Kristen & Brooks said I do at the Museum Of Science in Boston this year. We absolutely adore this venue – not only is it an amazing space to wander with your guests and get some totally unique images throughout the museum, it provides one of the most unique views of Boston along the Charles river. We started our day with Kristen and Brooks at the always incredible and newly renovated Liberty Hotel. It was a beautiful and cool day for August, and we could not have had more fun with this lovely group!
Kristen wore a veil that traveled three thousand miles and has existed for over 100 years since her great grandmother wore it at her wedding in Ireland.
Once the girls were en route to the ceremony, Kristen’s face absolutely lit up and she couldn’t stop smiling, even with tears streaming down her face as she walked towards Brooks at the top of the aisle.
Before heading to the Museum of Science, we took a pit stop to party along Memorial Drive.
These two couldn’t help but sneak
This is the only time I’ve answered the question “can we do that T-Rex chasing us picture?” with a resounding yes.
Kristen & Brooks, we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of such an incredibly fun wedding day!
On probably one of the most unexpectedly hot days of the year, we joined Lindsey and Aaron for their incredibly fun filled day at Nashoba Valley Winery. The forecast called for clouds and rain all day, but Mother Nature decided she had only sunshine in store for this duo. Both Lindsey and Aaron’s families and friends invited us in like one of their own, and faced the heat head on with smiles and laughter.
Just a boy and his owl.
I loved these few moments just before their ceremony where Lindsey’s dad saw her for the first time.
Aaron could not hide his emotion as Lindsey walked towards him.
Towards the end of the reception as it cooled down a bit, we took some time to sneak away for some portraits around the winery and in the barrel room.
Lindsey & Aaron, we are so happy that you found us, and can’t wait to see where this road of life takes you!
Sometimes a couple meets with you, and not only says all the right things to warm your heart, but you know they mean it. The first time we met R+N on our couch, they explained that they wanted their wedding day to be somewhere for their friends and family to have a ton of fun together, and to feel totally comfortable. Now don’t get me wrong, lots of people say that same thing. But R+N had a spark in their eye talking about R’s kids, showing us family pictures, and telling us all about their adventures together. We were so excited to celebrate their wedding day, and even with the threat of thunderstorms all day, the rain held off until everyone was dancing the night away inside. Rather than a traditional wedding venue, R+N opted to rent a beautiful estate for their closest family to stay, and opened it up to all of their guests for the weekend to celebrate the official start of this family!
Before their ceremony R+N spent a few minutes alone together, so they could take in the whole day and all of it’s emotions by each other’s sides.
This little guy tested the aisle for us to make sure it was fit for a bride.
Before their vows to each other, N had a few special vows for R’s children, promising to care for them in the same way he cares for their mom. There wasn’t a dry eye in the garden.
With the happy couple officially married, it was time to relax in the garden and enjoy a delicious comfort food meal. I’m also pretty sure that these guys hired all the cutest children in the world to be at their wedding.
R+N, thank you so much for inviting us into your world. It is an absolutely amazing one, and we couldn’t be happier for both of you!
We have come to learn recently that when we have a UConn couple, we can expect an amazingly beautiful wedding (we’re looking at you, Ali & Joe and Christina & Stephen!). Liz and Matt were no exception to the rule. We arrived down to the Inn At Mystic on a beautiful June Saturday, and immediately fell in love with the Inn at Mystic. We made our way up to the Hayley Mansion where Liz and her bridesmaids were prepping for the day, and the energy was awesome – everyone was so excited as hair and makeup was wrapping up, and the bridal suite is just stunning, looking over the river. Not only that, but I now think all bridesmaids should come with their own bottle of confetti in a champagne popper (you’ll see why later). From the look on Liz’s dad’s face when he saw her in her wedding gown for the first time, to UConn huskies cheers, to “union breaks” jokingly demanded by the groomsmen, a choreographed family dance to kick off the party, to a red carpet laid out for anyone brave enough to strut their stuff in the middle of the dance floor, we were smiling every moment of the day. I could go on all day typing about everything that was awesome about this wedding, but instead let’s just show you, shall we?
Can we talk about how loving Liz’s parents are? Their eyes lit up every time they caught a glimpse of her!
Meanwhile, the guys were having no fun in their rooms.
Just before the couple saw each other for the first time, we made a few portraits of each of them, and Liz was able to open the gift Matt gave her – a perfectly personalized itinerary of how their next week during their Nantucket honeymoon would go, complete with Liz’s beloved naps built in!
Often times our grooms will be a little nervous before their first look – not Matt. He was having fun the whole day, requesting his signature Blue Steel pose.
See what I mean about how handy a little (okay, this was a LOT) of confetti comes in?
With everyone tucked back inside, guests began to arrive, and before we knew it, it was time for Liz to come down the aisle.
We always encourage our couples to take a few minutes to themselves before anything happens after their ceremony. We are always there to document it, but this time, we saw that they were headed straight for under the flag post, so we shot from about a football field away for this shot.
As soon as they came back from their “holy crap we’re married!” moment together, the emotions ran freely, and everyone enjoyed cocktail hour!
I can’t tell you how much I love the tent at the Inn at Mystic. It’s beautifully draped in soft fabric and lined with stunning chandeliers that makes it so much more romantic than a regular tent!
Guests had no idea that Liz’s family had a flash mob prepared to open the dance floor!
As the sun set, we snuck out to the cliffs overlooking Mystic harbor while the sky turned all sorts of pinks and oranges.
Shout selfie on the dance floor!
Liz and Matt, we had such an amazing time documenting your wedding – thank you for trusting us with such an amazing story!
When we’re scheduling engagement sessions with our couples, we always explain how we roll with the punches on wedding days, but given the choice of weather, we’re always going to plan for the ideal light for their engagement session. With crazy amounts of thunderstorms passing through our area over the past few weeks, Symantha and Marcus were so patient as we rescheduled due to storms more than once. Finally, we had a perfect weather day, and we made the trek out to Good Harbor Beach for their engagement session. As we drove, we saw the perfect mixture of sun and clouds and were fist pumping to how awesome the light was going to be. As we turned to the coast, about a mile from the beach, a dense fog rolled in, and I may or may not have yelled out loud at mother nature in the car. I remember thinking, “REALLY? WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?” as we pulled into the parking lot, unable to see more than 50 feet ahead of us. By the end of the session, I was thinking, “All fog, all the time!” We had so much fun with how good spirited Symantha & Marcus are, and had a blast both in and out of the water for their session, and can’t wait until their Bradley Estate wedding next month!
A benefit of having a crazy weather pattern? Having the whole beach to yourself.
No land to be seen for miles…
See those cliffs that are barely there in the background? There’s a mansion on them. I love how dreamy the shapes of the cliffs are here!
After a quick outfit change and a few quiet portraits, we pulled out our own sun, and laughed at Mother Nature for trying to take away our sunset.
Symantha and Marcus, thank you so much for being such awesome sports, and absolutely nailing being awesome! This was one of our favorite beach sessions ever, so be on notice that we’re expecting your wedding to be just as amazing! ;)