Diana & Alan were probably some of the best sports we’ve seen on their wedding day. The funny thing about their day was that it seemed they were destined to be cold! It was an unusually chilly October day, and despite their ceremony being in a church with a broken boiler, and braving the elements for some formals in the Public Garden, the smiles never fell from their faces (special thanks to Cori for running to keep everyone warm with some fresh hot chocolate!). We couldn’t help but notice that when Diana was in Alan’s arms, everything made sense. Any nerves (or chills) that popped up melted away, and Diana’s face absolutely lights up every time she looks at Alan, and vice versa. We had such a wonderful time with them at their engagement session, and an equally wonderful time with them on their wedding day!
I really loved how the reflections circled around Diana’s face in this space.
Time to head back upstairs at the Four Seasons for their tea ceremony!
One of my favorite images of the day of Diana and her dad.
Diana & Alan – we had such a wonderful day with you!!
I’m still holding on to fall, and not quite ready to accept that winter is quickly approaching. I’m already thankful for my seat warmers in my car, we’ve had some chilly ones lately! What better way to shut out winter than to share Nora & Rick’s beautiful Lyman Estate wedding? This has been the year of weddings at Estates and different style venues, and let me tell you, we’re loving it. Ballrooms are beautiful, but there is something to be said about places that were built over 100 years ago. There’s a charm that just comes with time, and Nora & Rick captured the beauty of the estate perfectly by gathering their friends and family together in such a warm and inviting celebration. Nora & Rick wanted to make sure throughout the day that their guests were taken care of – from the cider ready for everyone when they arrived, to surprising all everyone with the Cookie Monstah truck with yummy ice cream cookie sandwiches!
Just a few favorites from the photobooth :)
All of our weddings are now required to have the Cookie Monstah truck at the reception. We kid of course, but these guys made sure we had some dessert to keep us going for our ride home, and let me tell you, it was amazing.
Blogging on a Saturday? Yep, that’s right! It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time to share how grateful we are for all of our couples! I have realized that I say almost every wedding how “this one holds a special place for us”, and every time, it holds true. We get to really know all of our couples, so it feels like they’re family by the time their wedding rolls around. Even more so with Michelle & Mike, because many of our past couples will remember Cori, our all around adorable assistant who will sometimes make an appearance with us, and doubles as a professional bridesmaid or right hand man the guys, is Michelle’s little sister, so we know how amazing this family is. It was one of those days where the excitement is undeniable, and we heard from multiple people, “seriously, today is just the best day!” You’ll remember these guys from their amazing nautical engagement session, and I am so happy that these high school sweethearts found each other. Their wedding day was a beautifully designed nautical affair, and I felt like we were photographing the Kennedys when we had them at sunset by the water. We started our day with them at the Lighthouse Inn, where they prepped for the day, and were able to walk over to the West Dennis Yacht Club for their stunning ceremony and reception!
Cori was so beyond happy for her sister, and how can you not love that bubbly smile?
Just across the way, Josh spent some time with Mike and his guys, who had a very serious game of mini golf outside their lodge to play.
Now I know where Cori & Michelle get their smiles from :) Their mom got a serious cheek workout that day!
Michelle’s dad and brother Brody were left speechless when they walked in.
Michelle, you are just stunning.
When everyone was ready, we stepped away to allow Michelle & Mike to see each other for the first time. It’s so wonderful to have this time for just the two of you, with nobody telling you what to do, and to just be together without distraction.
Ok, so if you are on the fence about whether or not a first look will take away from the moment you walk down the aisle, please take a look at Mike as Michelle walked down the aisle. Without the nerves of everyone wondering what his reaction would be, he was able to be completely open to the moment, and (maybe unsuccessfully) was holding back tears of happiness.
At the end of the night, we had to take advantage of one of the clearest skies we’ve seen in a very long time! We could not have ended our Cape Cod part of our season in better style than with these two!
It makes us so happy when our couples choose locations that mean something to them for their engagement session. A few weeks back, we met with Jen and Jerry for their engagement session, and they chose to start at their own home with their adorable fur baby Zeuss (which is the most adorable name for a little tiny peanut), and head to the Seaport District where they like to spend their weekends with friends. I absolutely love how Jerry is always making Jen laugh. She openly admits that after just one date with Jerry, she knew he was the one, and shared that information with her grandmother the very next day. Both of them absolutely love doing things to surprise each other with a little dose of happiness, so when the time came for Jerry to pop the question, he surprised Jen on a random evening after work. What he didn’t know was that she also had a surprise birthday party planned for him the very same night. We had a blast exploring Fort Point and the Seaport with them.
Jen and Jerry, we can’t wait to celebrate your Wychmere wedding with you next year!
Thank you to Amanda McCarthy for an always perfect makeup application on our always beautiful bride!
There’s no doubt we love all of our couples, and we have been so honored that each person we’ve worked with is so filled with love and joy in their own way, that we’ve never come across a bridezilla, or groomzilla, or any other sort of “zilla” you can think of. It’s no wonder that we become friends with our brides and grooms. They’re simply awesome people. Christine & Matt are no exception. From the second the day began, our cheeks started to hurt from laughing so much with everyone. Christine & Matt have a way of making everyone around them comfortable. From Christine’s infectious laugh to Matt’s calm demeanor, you can’t help but want to be around them. On top of all of the awesomeness of the couple, the Lighthouse Inn is one of our favorite Cape Cod venues, especially when it’s a clam bake dinner! It is so different from the traditional Cape Cod feel with it’s rustic and warm atmosphere that is just a bit different from the rest. (A side note – Bill and his team treat everyone like gold, including your vendors!) The happy couple decided to see each other at a first look before the ceremony, so they could spend their first few minutes of being married together enjoying the beach over the sometimes hectic family and bridal party formals, and it was one of our favorites this year. Enjoy!
Christine gifted all of her bridesmaids coordinating Swarovski bracelets, each in their own color and style, including her own! (Disclaimer, I may have purchased one immediately after this wedding.)
Meanwhile, Josh spent his early afternoon just across the lawn with the guys…
Our flower girl for the day gave us a run for our money!
I love these two images of Christine & Matt holding each other without saying a word just after they said their I do’s.
The Lighthouse Inn was recently renovated, and it’s new bright feel is wonderful!
Christine & Matt, we are truly honored to know both of you, not only as one of our couples, but now as friends. We absolutely adore both of you!