Atlantic Inn Wedding, Block Island: Matthew and Stephen

What lead you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?

We wanted to have a wedding that was different the traditional one, but we still wanted all of our family and friends to be able to join us.  We’d visited Block Island a few times over the past few years and fell in love with it. With the laid-back atmosphere and the scenic views, we knew it was where we wanted to tie the knot.

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

We were most excited to get to celebrate (what turned out to be a beautiful day) with our closest friends and family and to see everything we had been planning for over a year come together.

Did anything surprise you?

Looking back, it feels like the day flew by, but at the time, we truly celebrated every moment.  We were worried that the day would slip away from us, but we truly feel like we savored every detail. It’s amazing to see how much love people have for you when they set aside an entire weekend, travel varying lengths to get to you, and have a truly awesome time together.

Which images did you love the most?

All of them. Sincerely.  We went through and made a list of favorites that was still over a hundred images.  The golden hour photos are supreme, but the wedding party photos we did at the lighthouse also turned out spectacular, even if they did decide to park a crane in front of the lighthouse!

Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?

Stay true to yourself.  It truly is your day, so don’t compromise – all of your guests will be guests at other weddings, but this one is (hopefully) the only one that’s yours – you’ll remember the details so don’t let any of them bring you down.   Also, book Angie. Seriously.

Saphire Estate Wedding, Sharon MA: Casey and Colby

What lead you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?

 It was very important to us to have the wedding local for most guests. I grew up in Canton and most of my family and friends still live in the area. Most of the guests did not have to travel far and weren’t obligated to get a hotel room or spend their whole weekend away. It was also important to the both of us to get married in a church because that’s how we both always pictured our wedding.

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

We were obviously very excited to get married but we were both really looking forward to the party after! We knew celebrating with all of our friends and family at the reception would be a blast! Also, I was so excited about finally wearing my dress and Colby getting to see me in it!

Did anything surprise you?

I was surprised I didn’t cry! I always tear up and cry at other people’s wedding so I was fully expecting to ball my eyes out at my own. Instead, I was just so happy all day!

Which images did you love the most?

Colby loves the formal pictures of just me in my wedding dress and the picture of us where he is holding my dress up as we are walking in the woods. I love the candid photos like walking down the stairs to meet my dad, Colby and I hugging outside of the church where you can see my long veil, him kissing my hand as we are sitting on a bench, feeding each other cake, and my dad and I dancing with my mom and grandparents in the background. I could go on and on!

Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?

Pick what is important to you and just go for it, even if you have to splurge a little. We decided that the photographer and the DJ were the most important to us so we made sure we picked the right vendors for us. Our plan worked perfectly; our DJ provided an awesome party and we couldn’t be happier with our photos!

Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth MA: Caitlin and Max

For months I’ve been looking forward to sharing Caitlin and Max’s wedding at Highfield Hall and Gardens from this past spring. These two meticulous planned and created a elegant and wonderful experience for their family and friends, many who were coming in from out of state. The couples main focus was to spend time with guests and share their love with everyone.

The couple started the day with a first look at Max’s family friends Japanese inspired garden. The garden abuts Max’s family home and I could not have been more stunned at the incredible oasis their neighbors have created. After some portraits and family formals, the couple held there ceremony in a quintessential New England church in the center of Falmouth. Tears and laughter followed with some of my favorite processional images.

For the reception, Caitlin’s father gave a touching toast where he talked about his love and admiration for his daughter as well as her strength an compassion. He juxtaposed her elegant composure with her fierce competition and shared a story about Caitlin taking no excuses in a crew race and turned into a bull dog of a coxswain. Caitlin’s sister, the maid of honor, and Max’s life long best friend and best man followed with equally touching and funny stories about the couple. It was a memorable wedding and one I’m very happy to share with you.