Liz & Travis’s Wequassett Wedding ~ Harwich Photographers

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Liz & Travis’s Wequassett wedding last month was perfectly dreamy in every way. The weather was one of those quintessential warm fall days, sunny, dry…perfect. Family & friends gathered, overlooking picturesque Pleasant Bay, to watch as these two best friends pledged their hearts and lives to one another, having written their own vows and guided into marriage by their dear friend, Gary….perfect! There were heart-felt speeches, that were equal parts humor and sentiment and had everyone smiling from ear to ear. There was delicious food, good music, dancing and oodles of love and happy celebration.

All in all, theirs was a perfect wedding and the perfect way with which to end our 2016 season.

We had been looking forward to the day since meeting them last fall. Sitting in our studio, hearing about how they met, their hopes for their special day, and how much they enjoyed our work, we instantly fell for them! And, quickly fell for Liz’s super sweet mom, Jane, and dad, Stephen, who welcomed us warmly into their home when we got together in June for Liz & Travis’s engagement (click HERE for a peek)…even asking us to stay for dinner. Just like Liz & Travis, they are super warm, welcoming, kind, generous, lovely people. And that sentiment was perfectly reflected throughout the wedding.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments from their incredible day, beginning with just a few picture perfect details, including Liz & Travis’s wedding rings, sitting atop a perfectly plum Mrs. Box (love these little ring boxes!), Liz’s bling-a-licious Jimmy Choo shoes, stunning bouquet by Lilac Florals. (You outdid yourself with this one, Karen!), invitations by JPapers and Liz’s crazy beautiful Reem Acra wedding dress. The purple and gray wedding colors paired with the blue suits and gray ties were stunning!

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Liz gets help getting in her dress from her super sweet sister, Laura, and mom, Jane (behind Liz), while her adoring cousin, Rachael lends moral support. Slipping into her sexy Jimmy Choos, I just love this candid portrait of Liz! She’s so serene, so beautiful and so sexy all at once!

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The gorgeous rushing and beaded shoulders on Liz’s dress fit her perfectly!!!

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With a little spritz of her chosen wedding day scent and a smile and she’s ready to go see Travis for their first look. Isn’t she lovely?! Liz got her flawless look thanks to good genes and the talented team of Artworx Hair Design and Kristin McKenzie Make Up.

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Meanwhile, in another room at the resort, Travis gets ready with his besties. Just loved their stylish blue suits and sharp ties, which Travis gave to his groomsmen as gifts. Travis started Tora Clothing, a high end menswear company, so we just knew the guys would be looking good….they didn’t disappoint!

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Tying ties is more fun together…

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Travis looks over his vows…nervous, excited…ready! Gary, one of his groomsmen and good friends (second from left) performed the ceremony and rocked it!

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The bridesmaids (including niece, Ellie (left to right), cousin, Rachael, sister, Laura, and dear friends Lauren & Susan in their gorgeous Jenny Yoo dresses. Such sweet ladies.
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That moment…when you see your best friend for the first time on the day you will say, “I do!” Just the best!

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Look at Travis’s beaming face…love it!

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Now that’s a happy man!

W0308_0193A happy man + a happy woman = a very happy (and adorable) couple!
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With a little time before the ceremony, we headed down to the beach path for a few quick portraits of a happy couple.

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I mean….come on. Love these two!

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The look of love…

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Guests begin arriving for the sunset ceremony, and more gorgeous details by Lilac Florals.

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Liz’s sweet dad, Stephen, with Ellie & Rachael, watching from their perch as guests arrive.

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Ushers extraordinaire – Jack, Brock & Weston, take a break from wedding duties to post for a photo just before the ceremony begins.

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Here come the fellas..

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Liz’s beautiful momma, Jane, beaming as she’s led down the aisle by Liz’s handsome brother Peter.

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Guests already enjoying the ceremony…

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Here comes the blushing bride…

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Then it hits you….this is really happening! Ahhhhh!

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And with a kiss and a gentle touch she leaves the arm of the first man she ever loved for one she will spend the rest of her life loving.
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Goosebumps from the fall chill or the romance unfolding…

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Proud parents, Stephen, Jane, Audrey & Richard stand to show their support and blessed wishes for the newly joined couple…
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By your side is how I want to walk through the rest of my life….

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Travis taking in all the love being promised to him by Liz…

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With this ring, I thee wed.

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With a kiss…a nice long one….these two are officially wed.

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The new Mr. & Mrs…woooo hoooo!

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Wanting to take a few moments alone to soak in what they just did, our happy couple heads to the beach.

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Brandishing his new hardware…

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Love these tender hearts!

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A sunset stroll and a new life beginning…
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Candid moments during cocktail hour are some of our favorites! Just love this adorable moment as friends share a giggle and some bubbly.

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First dance….a samba. You go girl! And, a little sweetness in a slice.

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Travis’s best man, Ryan, is quite a character and had us (and everyone else) in happy stitches! Way to knock it out of the park Ryan!

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To Liz & Travis…

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Audrey & a guest reliving some of the highlights of Ryan’s toast. Love it!

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Guests getting down on it…

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Crazy man Ryan and fellow groomsman Adriaan going for it. You guys!

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John Saville Entertainment kept guests having fun on the dance floor…

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Taaaa daaaaa…

W0308_0868This one melts my heart….having no kids of our own, I see a lot of mother/son dances and can’t help but feel a little sad that I’ll never have that. But, seeing sweet Travis dance not only with his lovely momma, but also with his favorite Aunt Judy gave me hope that I could still have this. (Callie & Mikey….are you listening? And, Sadie & Stella, I am totally open to a bride/Auntie dance too, just for the record!!)
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Like the whole world melts away and all there is is me and you….let the fairytale begin! 

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Liz & Travis, thank you both so very much for inviting us into your lives and sharing such a special day with us. Entrusting us to document all of the beautiful love & joyful celebration was both an honor and privilege that we absolutely relished! You guys are wonderful. Your families and friend equally so and we could not have ended our wedding season on a sweeter not! So thank you!!! We hope you enjoy these photos half as much as we enjoyed being there to capture them for you! Can’t wait to share the rest with you! Until then, sending big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo

Jessica & Mike’s Falmouth Engagement Session ~ Falmouth Wedding Photographers

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Jessica & Mike met in high school, working at a local restaurant after school. Mike was a senior and Jess was a junior at a nearby high school. The two became fast friends at work, but didn’t start dating until the following year, when Mike headed to college, and the pair has been inseparable ever since.

Now, ten years later and they are planning their Cape Cod wedding for next summer.

“I think we always knew we were always going to make it to marriage and now we are just happy to start our lives together as husband and wife,” they told us.

We first met Jess & Mike a couple of weeks ago in Falmouth. Jessica had been referred to us by a friend of Katie, one of our brides from last summer. Both Katie and her awesome friend, Brooke (love ya Brooke) work for Jessica’s Uncle. And, it was at his house that we met Jessica & Mike. It is always where they will hold their wedding ceremony next summer. Jess & Mike often come to the Cape and stay with family and thought it would be the perfect setting for their engagement session. We couldn’t agree more.

Mother Nature, however, had other ideas and was not playing as nice as she could have been. It was a rather foggy, humid, windy, day…not the best conditions, but we all had fun together despite.

Here are a few of our favorite moments from our time with this sweet couple and their equally sweet fur babies.

Super cute Gunther and his older sis, Mia. Such handsome doggies! Having rescued our own fur baby nearly two years ago, we hold a very special affection for rescue dogs and their owners.

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Happy faces as we try to get the kids to smile for the camera….

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A walk on their favorite beach and a little lovin….does the heart good.

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Happiness is….moments like these, when you’re with the person and poochies you love most.

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Gunther walks much like our Faithy does…at the very end of his leash. Love it!

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After some fun with the doggies, we put them away for a little alone time with our smitten couple. Are they cute or what?

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Too cute!!

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Love the photo of Jess on the right….I feel like her beautiful smile is really radiating from within!

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Mike is crazy about cars…perhaps as crazy for cars as he is for Jessica. So, he asked us if we’d mind taking a couple of photos with his hot rod. Sure…we can do that. Gotta say the foggy day made for some great car lighting!

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A man, his honey and his sweet ride. Mike’s face says it all….

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Love, and kisses and happy soon-to-be-Missus.

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A fun perspective on our lovely couple…

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Such sweetness..

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Jessica & Mike, it was so awesome meeting you both and your cute pooches. Thank you so much for going outside your comfort zone and doing the session with us, particularly since we know the weather wasn’t what we’d all hoped for. Thank you too for choosing us to document this exciting time in your lives. We’re looking forward to meeting your families and friends and being there to document all of the love & joyful celebration that is sure to surround you at your wedding! Until then, we hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed spending the afternoon/evening with you both! Big hugs, Christine & Andy xo