It was a perfect fall afternoon for Laurie & Joe’s Willowbend Country Club wedding a few weeks ago. The weather was warm, the sun was shining and all felt right with the world.
Laurie & Joe put a lot of time & effort into all of the special little details that gave their wedding their own unique signature look and getting to be there with them to record all of those details, and more importantly, document all the moments of love was not only an honor, but truly a pleasure. It was hard to narrow down the photos to just a few, but here are some of our favorites that together tell the story of their special day…
Laurie’s super cute shoes wrapped in ribbon & bling along with her stunning wedding dress.
Laurie getting buttoned in as her mom, Nancy, looks on proudly.
I love this photo of Laurie in the limo on the way to the church. Her mom, Nancy was telling Laurie how much she loves her and how proud she is of her, as her dad, Steve, looks at his baby girl and just beams with pride. Such a sweet moment!
The boys getting ready…
Joe and his mates….
Laurie & her girls as they head into the church….is she stunning or what?!
Left alone for a moment outside the church just before the ceremony starts. We love this moment with our grooms….the nerves suddenly go into overdrive as you prepare to commit your life to your best friend. Love it!
Here comes the bride….I just love how Laurie & her dad look at each other right before heading down the aisle to Joe.
I don’t know why, but I really like this next shot. I think it’s the drama the organ chimes provide in the backdrop mixed with the serious expressions on the faces of Laurie, Joe and their BM, Mark and MOH, Marisa. While love is certainly the main theme of a wedding; it’s also a serious commitment and seeing two people pledge their lives to one another is a beautiful thing…
I just love the way Joe is looking at Laurie in this next one. Laurie is definitely the more timid of the two, especially in front of a crowd, and I just love how Joe is holding her in his gaze……lovely!!
With vows & rings now exchanged, the nerves settle down and the celebrating begins….
This next one makes me smile! I love the color, the composition and the story it tells as the congregation raises their hands to send blessings to the happy couple…
The receiving line can be a great opportunity for candid photos like this next one. Laurie & Joe built enough time into their schedule to allow for it and still have plenty of time for photos. We LOVE that!!!
The new Mr. & Mrs.
Yeah…we did it!!!!
It was an unseasonably warm late September afternoon and so there were a few people on the beach, but we just had Laurie & Joe take a little stroll with their friends for some more candid “formals.”
Love this perspective….
And this one as Laurie & Joe head back to the limo….
Back at Willowbend, and after the family pics, we still had some time for a few photos of Laurie & Joe out by the club’s super cool red barn. The sun was setting, providing some dramatic lighting for this fun perspective…
And this one…Love that sun flare!
The barn…taaaadaaaaah….so dramatic and so fun!
And a different perspective telling a different story of that same moment….again, two photographers is always better than one!!!
And here are some of our favorite details from Laurie & Joe’s amazing wedding….
We’d like to thank all of the wonderful vendors who helped make Laurie & Joe’s day perfect…including Randy van Tasel & the fabulous staff at Willowbend Country Club; cake queen Lisa Raffael at Delicious Desserts, Concetta Gordon and the always-fun First Class Band, florist Kate Farrington of Gatherings in Duxbury and the talented Tessa Gonzalez Vasak of Evenstar Paperie.
We’d also like to thank Laurie & Joe’s super sweet families for welcoming us with open arms. But, as always, our biggest thanks go out to Laurie & Joe for inviting us to share in such a special day in your lives. The fun began with our wickedly-fun love session at Fenway Park….thank you again for such a great afternoon. You two are so sweet together and we have loved getting to know you both over the past year! Being there with you when you said, “I do,” was both an honor and a privilege and we hope these photos (and the others soon to follow) help keep the memories of your AMAZING wedding day alive for many happy years to come!
Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo