Happy F-F-F-Friday everyone! Sorry, that was just my teeth chattering. It’s freaking freezing out, so before I put on my 367 layers to head outside, I’m going to leave this here for you – it will certainly warm your heart! I first met Christen & Alex when they were guests at Stephanie & Dan’s wedding, where Christen fell in love with the venue. I’m happy to say I’ll be returning back to White Cliffs Country Club in 2017 for a reunion with this group of awesome friends, this time for Christen & Alex to tie the knot! We had such a blast hanging out with these guys in their neighborhood in Somerville, during the hustle and bustle of rush hour. Alex and Christen couldn’t stop laughing with each other, and we wandered Davis Square, complete with a stop at their favorite date spot!
Where do I even begin with how much we love Tracy & Ashley? After knowing them as great next door neighbors, then as amazing clients, we can’t say enough wonderful things about this pair. I think we laughed more than we photographed (okay, that’s an exaggeration, but we seriously didn’t stop laughing all day). Everything about this wedding was so personal. From their amazing ceremony officiated by their close friend (who couldn’t help but burst into both tears and laughter at the same time), to some incredibly hysterical toasts, to an energetic dance party complete with an intense limbo competition, it was a blast from start to finish. They’re a perfect example of how to enjoy your wedding day, and forget about the rest.
I love how both Ashley & Tracy both fell into a complete fit of laughter as they got to the end of the aisle.
The Royal Sonesta provided a beautiful backdrop of the Boston Skyline during their ceremony.
Sometimes, you just have to take a break from standing during the whole ceremony.
Everyone immediately broke into celebration mode during a lively cocktail hour! From here on out, it was full on party mode for this group. Each and every guest knew they were in for an amazing soiree.
At the end of the evening, we had to sneak the Mrs. and Mrs. away for a few quick portraits with the evening skyline and their killer party shoes. Thank you again for having us – we can’t wait to see where the rest of this crazy adventure of life takes you!
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’s time to share yet another couple that we are so thankful to have met this year. Dana & Alec got married at the Endicott Estate, right around the corner from our old home, so we were so happy to be back in our old stomping grounds! These two are a perfect match for each other. Dana helps keep Alec calm, while Alec is the logistics manager, making sure that everything is always running smoothly. Alec is one of those guys that may hide his emotions, but is one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gentlemen we’ve had the pleasure of working with. One of our favorite moments of the day was watching Dana page through a scrapbook Alec had made of the history of their relationship, to surprise her before their wedding. This was a day that was filled with energy, with one of the best horahs we’ve seen this year, to the groom and his friends’ outward love for boy band music, we couldn’t help but smile all day. Top that all off with some of the most beautiful blush details and the historic and romantic estate, and you’ve got yourself a killer day!
Dana & Alec, thank you for having us join you on such a joyful journey, and we know you have lots of happiness waiting for you!
We’re so thrilled to be sharing this session with you, friends! For those of you following along who have met our lovely assistant Cori (and have subsequently wanted to adopt her as your own), Michelle is Cori’s loving sister! Michelle & Mike met in high school while working at their after school job together, and after a little while, to ask Michelle out for the first time, he drafted and filled out a boyfriend application to take her out on a date. Lucky for all of us, Michelle accepted his application, and the rest is history.
In late August, we had the absolute pleasure of spending an evening on the waters of Green Harbor with Michelle & Mike. After a few tries with the weather, we ended up with nothing less than a perfect night! Not only did we have perfect weather, but our trusty Captains, Tom & Julie, navigated the harbor as we pointed towards perfect light and climbed all over their beautiful fishing boat. Julie had champagne at the ready for everyone to celebrate one month until the big day, and it was all around an awesome time. But enough about how much fun we had, let’s get to what you really came here for!
Once we were on the boat, Mike said he needed to start his boat fund to get one of his own. Michelle pointed right over this way, and said that this was probably the boat he’s going to end up with. Here you go, Mike!
I don’t know how we lucked out with the ocean being the perfect painterly sea foam green, but I’ll take it!
Thank you to Tom & Julie for being such gracious hosts and having us join you on your boat! We’re just going to pop over all the time now, ok? ;)
As the sun dipped past the horizon, we coasted back into the harbor and wrapped up a beautiful night. Michelle & Mike, we can’t wait to see you next Saturday for your wedding!