Sheri & Steve’s morning wedding at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich a few weeks ago was dreamy. Not only were Sheri & Steve over-the-moon happy, the kind of happy that makes anyone in the near vicinity feel giddy by association, like their family & friends, who were clearly enjoying themselves and relishing Sheri & Steve’s happiness, but theirs was the kind of wedding that was a total blast to photograph.
Although most of our weddings are generally evening soirees, Andy & I have become BIG fans of day weddings….especially if it’s an overcast day (I know brides don’t want to hear this, but truly…overcast days are THE best for photographing with natural light!)
And, with a day wedding, there’s a casualness that is at once relaxing, intimate and fun in a chilled out, easy way. Plus, when you’re fortunate enough to have a view like Wequassett it’s so nice to get to enjoy it for the entire party.
The day started off cloudy, and it seemed it might rain, but instead….as if the love Gods were shining down on these two smitten souls, we got the most perfect overcast skies that just illuminated everything and made getting great photos a breeze! Haaaaaallelujah…Hallelujah, Hallelujah, H.A.L.L.E.L.U.J.A.H!!
Although weather certainly helps when it comes to providing a good backdrop for a fun party, we like to think it’s the couples themselves who really set the tone for the day and Sheri & Steve had the party happy meter set to super high.
Sheri, who is one of the sweetest, most caring, kind, lovely people was absolutely radiating joy all day, and that shone through in the most beautiful way….and it was made even more special knowing that she & Steve found each other later in life.
“Even when I felt discouraged being single and felt alone, I always knew that I would find my best friend and life partner one day,” Sheri told us. “Even though we say we wished we met earlier in our lives, in my heart I know we met at a the time that was intended for us to meet. I am right where I’m supposed to be, with my Mr. Right.”
Honestly, these two are so freaking cute together….and photographing them and their amazing, overflowing-with-love wedding was fun, inspiring, an absolute honor and privilege all rolled into one. We photographed a lot more than we typically do for a day wedding, but I think that’s because Sheri & Steve gave us a lot of time for photos and there were just so many amazing moments our shutters were flapping on overdrive.
Here’s just a sneak peek of some of our favorite moments from their wonderful wedding…
Sheri’s stunning Casablanca wedding gown, super cute Badgley Mischka shoes and bling-a-licious wedding day jewelery.
Love how Sheri’s perfume had a ribbon that matched their invites perfectly. PS…I’m obsessed with Sheri’s engagement ring setting & wedding band. You go Steve!
Beautiful, lovely Sheri in all her bridal perfection…
A few final adjustments…..and, we’re off.
Heading out to see her Mr. Right…
Sheri’s parents are crazy sweet, and here, her mom, Mickey, comforts her dad, Errol, who got a bit emotional at the sight of his baby girl ready to marry her best friend. I love watching parents in these moments, knowing that as a parent all you ever want for you kids is for them to be happy. And, on this special day, that’s exactly what Micky & Errol got. Yaaaay for love and lots of happy!!!
Earlier in the morning, Errol was hanging out the groomsmen, including Trevor, Sheri’s neice and Errol’s grandson, who was checking out his grandpa’s Vineyard Vine tie. Love this candid moment and the crazy awesome light.
Sweet Steve showing off and then putting on his crab themed Vineyard Vine tie.
Trevor and his dad, Jeffrey (Sheri’s brother), put on their ties…love this moment shared between father & son.
Can we talk about Steve’s face, filled with excited anticipation, as Sheri makes her way to him for their first look? LOOOVE!!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was when I first saw these images captured by Andy as Steve reacts at seeing Sheri for the first time. This is how every woman wants the person she’s about to marry to react upon seeing her for the first time…especially if these reactions are followed by happy tears. Just love this soooooo much!!
And so did Sheri!!!!
Happiness is THIS….
These two are so crazy cute together, they make my heart purr!
Sweet kisses + true love + a perfect setting = Time to say, “I do!”
Lovers who laugh together stay together…
Sheri wore this beautiful smile, full of love & gratitude all day long!! She truly was a vision! And, her sweet gal pals were so wonderful and attentive. Andy & I had so much fun with this fabulous group of people!!
Hey girls…looking gorg in your Jenny Yoo coral dresses and crazy beautiful flowers by Courtney Dunbury of Courtney’s Floral Creations.
Sheri & her beautiful momma, Mickey.
A toast….to the bride. Cheers!
Trevor hands out programs, while guests take in the view and enjoy a cold glass of lemonade. The wedding was on one of the hottest days in September.
More happy as guests wait for the ceremony to begin…
And off go the girls….
Here comes the bride…..think she’s happy? Ummmmm, yup!
Love this moment as Sheri’s dad gives Steve a big hug. So freaking cute!
I’m thinking maybe Errol didn’t want to let his baby girl go….
The look of love….
Taking it all in…
Sheri’s cousin, Danny, performed a beautiful version of Rascal Flatts Bless the Broken Road, which was sweetly moving and had Sheri happily singing along and snuggling in with her man. It was so fun to watch.
And with that, two hearts commit themselves to one another….
Sealed with a kiss….and a tender touch. Swoon!
Our happy couple….
Every long lost dream led me to where you are…..
This much I know is true…..that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.
They way they look at each other is so full of love & goodness….just love it! And, I also love the way Sheri’s hair came out, thanks to Leann Szestakow of 129 on Main Salon in CT.
Beautiful inside & out!
Taaaaa daaaaaa….I mean seriously, is she a vision or what?
Love the color scheme….
The new Mr. & Mrs. welcomed in to the Pavilion for their first dance.
I’m crazy about this next first dance stolen moment…..it’s just soooo them!!!
This was the first time we’d seen a reception in Wequassett’s new Pavilion and it was fabulous, especially for a day wedding, when guests happily mingled inside and out for the reception. Hi guys!
Enjoying the last bit of summer on Cape Cod…
Dancing with her proud papa!
Guests boogie on down for the hora….
Up, up and away she goes!
The desserts were off the hook….not that we tried any, but the artistry was phenomenal. They also had an ice cream bar and cake by Montilios.
Having fun with friends….
Sneaking away for a few more pics on the back porch…one of my favorite spots at Wequassett.
Cheek to cheek and heart to heart……precious.
Giggles & drinks and what a view, oh my.
At the prompting of the DJ, Steve sang along to Frankie Valle’s “Sherry Baby,” serenading his sweet Sheri, much to the delight of everyone in attendance.
Especially Errol…..love this!
Sheri & Steve, thank you so very much for entrusting us with documenting such a special day in your lives. We absolutely LOVED being a part of your wedding, getting to meet your family and friends and seeing you two begin this next happy chapter of your lives together. You two are prefect together and we hope these photos are the perfect reflection of your perfect day!! Can’t wait to share the rest with you very soon! Until then, big love & thanks, Chris & Andy xoxo