Dana and Kevin, Falmouth Heights Beach

Here they are, two amazing gentlemen with incredible families and friends.  I’ve not laughed this hard during a wedding in quite some time!  The photos will speak of the love and admiration of the two of them by everyone there.  I was admittedly moved by all of it.  Once again, the folks at the Casino Wharf in Falmouth provided for the perfect location and ambience, the Man upstairs gave them the best cloud cover ever, and the rest followed suit.  Thank you, Kevin and Dana, for having me celebrate you!  Cheers! 

Flowers:  Vows

Cake:  Delicious Desserts

Venue:  Casino Wharf, Falmouth, Massachusetts

Invitations:  The Pink Polka Dot

 

Dee and Don

Meet Dee and Don, two lovely people finding each other in Woods Hole, Massachusetts…  Exchanging vows at the lovely Highfield Hall, an iconic jewel nestled in the Beebe Woods section of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Surrounded by family and friends, they married in the early afternoon followed by a delightful reception, given by Casual Gourmet.  The hors d’oeuvres flowed and there was laughter and love all around!

Thank you Dee and Don for choosing me! 

Venue:  Highfield Hall

Caterer:  Casual Gourmet

Hair and Makeup:  Headlines Salon and Day Spa

Rector:  Deborah Warner, Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Adrienne and Thomas, Garden City

Adrienne and Thomas picked a perfect coastal location for their April wedding.  They drove from Ohio to the place where they met, and had the most intimate beach wedding here in Garden City, South Carolina..

They hosted their families and friends with a good old fashioned southern BBQ with all of the fixins… ordered a picture perfect day, and offered Cornhole and Jenga for the competitors in the group.  Of course you know stakes were placed that day, with the bride being a graduate of Auburn and the groom from University of South Carolina!!

A couple of days later they were off, to a fabulous honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta.  It was perfect.  Thank you, Thomas and Adrienne!!

Beach Rental:  Sea Star Realty

Caterer:  Hog Heaven Catering

Cake:  Pink Pineapple Bakery

Officiant:  Tricia Kovach of Vows at the Beach

Chair and Table Rentals:  Eventworks

Romance, in a Historical Falmouth Garden

Tanya and Eric came from Milwaukee and picked the Falmouth Museums on the Green for their wedding day.  The fine folks there recommended me as their photographer, and we spoke for months before finally meeting.  We just hit it off.  Tanya knew exactly what she wanted, a romantic elegant garden wedding in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Her family spent time here when she was young and her parents currently reside right here in the village.  It was a perfect spot to introduce her soon to be husband a look into her childhood.

It was so intimate and personal.  Her flowers were even an indication of their romance, and Courtney Dunbury was the perfect creator.  The cake was a “Pièce Montée” from Falmouth’s own French Bakery, Maison Villate.  A tall mountain of cream filled puffs held together with caramel.  Can you imagine the surprise of their guests?  It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!

The french quartet provided the music for the day.  And speaking of the day, it was picture perfect in September, cool breeze, unobtrusive sun, the kind of day that made you wish summer never ended.

This was a wedding for the books.  Although I spent only a few hours with them, it was the most incredible adoring bond I’ve ever witnessed.  Like a neoclassic painting, I truly enjoyed watching it unfold.

 

Kelly and Ben, A Back Bay Wedding in December

I’ve just realized that this blog post just might come at the most convenient time!  We are deep into January, the holidays are over, precipitation is increasing (the white stuff, that is!) and we are ready for hibernation!  Until now!

I’ve known the Torlones for almost 9 years.  Having worked with the bride’s mom for a few of them, I was lucky to have taken their family’s portrait at a beautiful North Falmouth Beach, where I met the two girls.  Kelly’s sister Lauren married Jack here on the Cape a few years ago, and we were all together then, as well as for some family portraits as their family has grown.  I look forward to more and more of them all!  And let’s face it, look at them!  Gorgeous!!  Each and every one of them!!  Gah.

I spent a summer day with this couple back in July for their engagement session.  Kelly and Ben were married on December 12, 2015.  They had an incredible clear day, not too chilly, in the smack middle of Boston’s Back Bay.  The bride and her puppy Penny, along with her matron of honor, mom, and the groom’s mom, all were getting ready at the Fairmont Copley Hotel.    They occcupied the “Catie Copley” suite, a pet friendly apartment located in the top floor.  Named after one of two black labradors who live in the hotel, Carlie and Catie.  Penny fit right in.   Ben and the men got ready in East Boston, at his and Kelly’s home.

We enjoyed the lobby for our family and formal photos, with enough time for extra candids before we went to the church.  The hotel lent itself dozens of luxurious and lovely backdrops.

After an amazing ceremony given at Our Lady of Victories, we traveled over to the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill.  Decorated beautifully for Christmas, nostalgic because of its location and lit up to the top floor.  The groom’s mom made all of the favors, Christmas ornaments of their theme of antlers, which hung on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree on the third floor.  Their guests got to see the Hampshire House in all of its glory, with cocktails and hors d’orves and dessert served on the third floor, and dinner and dancing served on the second.  The amazing staff at the Hampshire House guided the guests through each course with style and grace.

The bride’s father played in his band, Charisma, which provided for a packed dance floor all night.  Their sounds got everyone moving just like they did at Lauren’s wedding!

The entire day went off without a hitch thanks to the amazing gals at The Pink Polka Dot.  Jen Chagnon knows how to throw a party!

Thank you, Kelly and Ben, for an amazing day, with all of your friends and families.  I am honored to have spent these amazing days with you all.

Special thanks to Stacey Hedman for her incredibly beautiful additions to this gallery.  She amazes me with her talent and her grace.   I love working with her!

Other Vendors to thank:

Dress:  Vows in Watertown, designed by Kenneth Pool.  Shoes by Betsey Johnson.

Flowers:  Lyndsay Loring

Makeup:  Katrina Hess

Hair:  Rachel Frederickson

Tux:  Men’s Wearhouse