Stefania & Justin have known each other for more than 10 years. And in that time, they have been through much together, including the tragic passing of Justin’s dad when Justin was just a sophomore in high school. Having lost my mom too soon, I know what it means to have someone there by your side, a best friend to lean on when the hard days come and the tears flow without sign they will ever stop. When you go through something like that with another person, an amazing thing happens….a foundation surer than that of any fortress is laid and roots, stronger than the oldest tree, begin to dig in. And, you know….this person will catch you if you fall, they will cheer you on when you succeed and be there…in good times and in bad.
Love grabs hold and the only thing to do is to promise your heart to that person. To give yourself to them as completely as they have done to you. And that’s exactly what Stephania & Justin did on a perfect September afternoon by the salty water on picturesque Cape Cod, surrounded by their families and dearest friends.
Here are just a few of our favorite moments from their spectacular Nauticus Marina wedding…
Stefania’s crazy beautiful dress and super cute shoes.
Stefania checks out progress on her hair and make up by the talented ladies at Beyond Beauty in Hyannis….beautiful!
Stefania’s bridemaids, including her cousin and sister, help get the dress ready…
I remember that feeling when I put on my dress the day of my wedding day….suddenly the fairytale felt real. Oh the joy!!!
Justin hands out gifts to his groomsmen, including this very cool poker chips set for his brother Scott….
One more quick check in the mirror before heading out to say, “I do!”…..Lookin’ good Justin!!! Lookin’ GOOD!
I love this next one of Stefania and her dad, Max, heading into the church….so cute!!! (Stefania reminds me of a young Sophia Loren….Che bella!
Another very cool moment….
Officially Mr. & Mrs., Justin & Stefania jump in this super cool Rolls Royce and head to their party….but not before a quick kiss and a toast. Awwwww…..
During cocktail hour, we stole Stefania & Justin away for a few photos around the marina….
I love this perspective with Stefania’s ga-ga gorgeous bouquet of white orchids (one of my favorite flowers) by Karen at Lilac Florals.
The look of love……I love how the boat in the background says Angel!
Sometimes all you need are some steel doors for a cool backdrop….
Oh, and a super cute couple having fun with each other doesn’t hurt either…..love it!
Karen put together some AMAZING flower arrangements for Stefania & Justin’s wedding, including this super cool white tree wrapped in orchids that stood above the guest’s placecards. Very dramatic!
Announcing the happy couple….love their expressions, love the lighting!
Their families and friend made an arch for them to come under during introductions and it provided a super cool perspective for some candid photos.
After watching her Uncle Justin dance with her new Auntie Stefania, too-cute-for-words Jaclyn steals a quick kiss. I just love this photo!!!
Stefania’s cousin, Lea, gave an amazing speech and looks on in this next photo as Justin’s brother delivers an equally funny and heart-felt speech.
In the lighthouse….
Dusk at Nauticus…..BEAUTIFUL!
And here are a few of the incredible details from Stefania & Justin’s wedding….
We’d like to thank all of the wonderful vendors who helped make Stefania’s & Justin’s day run perfectly and who provided beautiful eye candy for us to photograph including Olive Chase & the fabulous staff at The Casual Gourmet and florist extraordinaire Karen Taddei of Lilac Florals.
We’d also like to thank Stefania’s & Justin’s super sweet families for welcoming us with open arms. But, as always, our biggest thanks go out to Stefania & Justin for trusting us to document such a special day for you! We have loved getting to know you both over the past year. It is obvious that the love you have for each other runs deep and we feel truly honored that you asked us to be a part of starting this new chapter in your lives together! We hope these photos (and the others soon to follow) will help to keep the memories of your BEAUTIFUL wedding day alive for many happy years to come!
Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo