What lead you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?
We had always wanted a destination wedding and couldn’t decide on an international or domestic location. We were also planning for an extended family vacation to the east coast, since the east coast family had been coming out west for the last couple of years and it was our turn to go east. After discussions within the family we decided to combine the two into one event. Dana was looking into locations such as Vermont and the Hamptons when her mother suggested Cape Cod. As neither of us had ever been there we both thought it would be a great location. Dana then spent countless hours looking for the perfect home that could host our entire extended family and few friends we were going to invite to the wedding. After at least one false start with a home we loved but had questionable ownership she finally found the home that would become our venue.
What were you most excited about before the wedding?
Not only was our event a wedding, but a fun vacation for ourselves and our guests. We planned activities and events throughout the week to keep everyone entertained leading up to the wedding and in the days after. The whole experience was exciting from start to finish. Not only did our guests rave about it being the best wedding they’d ever been to, but also the best vacation they’d had.
Did anything happen that you weren’t expecting?
Dana was bracing herself for the inevitable twist and turn that seems to accompany every wedding, but it never came. We had an excellent wedding planner and everything was executed flawlessly. It all culminated in a magical evening, and friends and family celebrating into the night.
Which images did you love the most?
That’s a hard question to answer, since all of our pictures were magnificent. Angie captured completely the essence of our entire evening, from the emotional and intimate moments to the fun of the reception and all the candids an craziness in between. If we had to pick, the intimate one-on-ones on the private beach are definitely some of our favorites. Angie was the perfect photographer for our wedding, since her style matched our desire to capture images that told the story of our wedding from start to finish.
Any advise for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?
First, hire Jyl Deering, our wedding planner who steamrolled all issues and decisions on the path to a smooth and flawless wedding. Second, hire Angie and take a sigh of relief knowing you’re in good hands and will have beautiful pictures to commemorate your wedding. Third, sit back and enjoy your day, and don’t let the little details ruin your experience. Only you two know how everything was supposed to be planned, and your guests will only be looking to you to know if everything is ok. If you’re having fun, they’ll be having fun. This is a special and intimate moment that ou two will share, so enjoy it to the fullest.