Despite their size difference, Kate & Hugh are one of those couples that when you see them together, it’s hard to deny that they just FIT together…..and I mean, fit perfectly! They share the same sense of fun, abundant love for one another, and a sincere passion for living life to its fullest.
Their wedding, at Kate’s family’s summer home in Woods Hole, was a true reflection of those things they hold most dear. It was also quite a party! With 400 guests, a 28-person bridal party and dancing that seemed like it might never stop…it was a day filled with love & happy celebration! It was so wonderful to watch Kate’s parents, Nancy & Craig, beam with pride over their baby girl and the union they so obviously supported, all while throwing a party of Great Gatsby-like proportions. It truly was an amazing day, and, Andy & I were honored to have been there to document all of that joyful exaltation!
Here’s a peek at their F A B U L O U S wedding:
Simply gorgeous! And, that happy expression was the one she was wearing all day long!
Sexy hot pink Christian Dior shoes and some seriously sexy bling to match! Looove!
Kate’s super sweet momma, Nancy, was beaming (and getting a little welled up) with pride and love for her sweet girl, as she sees her dressed and ready to marry her best friend.
The excitement builds….
Kate’s besties react to seeing their gorgeous friend…
Meanwhile, down the road a bit, Hugh gets dressed and ready with his favorite guys. Part of his wedding wear included these cufflinks that belonged to his grandfather and namesake, former Governor of New York Hugh Carey.
Looking good in his custom-designed Vineyard Vine tie, featuring flags with his & Kate’s initials.
Thumbs up to the cool ties….
Having some fun with his mates…
Hugh arrives in style for the ceremony, then takes a moment for a quick photo with his guys, including his best man and little brother, Donnie.
Kate & her proud papa, Craig, ready to enter the church….love these emotional expressions. Weddings are so freaking awesome!
I love this photo and the appropriate symbolism of the past, the present and the future depicted in the reflections seen in the church doors.
Giving away his baby girl….LOOOVE! Seriously, be still my daddy-lovin’ heart!
And embracing his new son……more love!!!
The love & laughter, oh how it did flow….
Hugh & Kate’s flower girls were crazy cute and really getting into the ceremony….
As a surprise to their guests, Hugh & Kate delivered the communion during their wedding mass. So lovely.
The new Mr. & Mrs.! Yaaahoooo! (if only people would put down their cell phones and bask in the glory of the moment!
Hugh is a little too tall for the car they made their get-away in. Watching him try to squish in was precious….almost as much as Kate’s face as she watched in delight.
The happy couple….
We went to the house Hugh’s dad had rented to do some photos, but first, a little snack for our newly married couple….I really LOVE candid moments like these. Totally my faves.
The old house has such character…and Kate’s stunning dress suited it perfectly.
Heading down to the gardens for photos….
Jumping for joy….
Hugh’s guys and his girl…..so fun!
Our sweet couple….
Love and a pink, heart-shaped bush….it was meant to be! Seriously…a pink, heart shaped bush! It’s like it was made for this moment!
Hot pink and ready to party….
Hugh & Kate and their bridal party sailed over to the reception, captained by Kate’s dad….does this look like an ad for Ralph Lauren or what??
As they approached the party, Hugh & Kate released some balloons…..letting their love rise to the heavens. Ahhhhh….
Love this super sweet basket-weave cake by Icing on the Cake.
One of Hugh & Kate’s signature drinks…..looks as good as their guests. Hello sexies!
Cocktail hour candid moments…my faves.
Hugh’s beautiful momma, Pam, digs in to the raw bar.
As Hugh & Kate make their arrival to the reception, greeted by lots of happy waves.
Trying to corral 400 people was no easy feat…but we did it. Wooo hooo!
Yay for love…and for Hugh & Kate!
This is what I strive for…..love like this, after so many years. Truly, is there anything more beautiful?
An entrance for the ages…..you go gurls!
Kate & Hugh’s dance had all of the fun, flair and love you’d expect from these two. And, their guests ate it up!
The final twirl….delightful!
Kate & Hugh’s party kicked off straight away, with our happy couple joining The Sultans of Swing for a bar or two of song! So awesome!
The sun sets as dinner is served….so Great Gatsby!
I had to grab my tripod when I saw this moment, as one of the flower girls, dances on her own during dinner. Like a fairytale come to life!
And, a little while later the party kicked into high gear with some Vineyard Vines inspired limbo. Kate & Hugh provided a ton of ridiculously fun hats for their guests to play with…LOVE!! Check out Cheesburger head following up his wife for some limbo action. AMAZEBALLS!
“Hey sharky, I wanna eat you up”….so playful & fun! Thanks guys!
Fun! Fun! Fun!
The night ended as high as one can, with Hugh & Kate taking center stage and leading one of the most amazing renditions of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. I love this view of them in embrace, as their friends & family cheer them on! Just wonderful!
Kate & Hugh…what can we say?! Your wedding was just so incredible, with memories made that will surely last a lifetime! Thank you so much (and thank you Nancy & Craig) for inviting us in and allowing us to be a part of all of that wonderful love & celebration! We had so much fun and hope these photos serve as happy reminders of all of the fun you so obviously had for many happy years to come! More to come soon!! Special thanks too to Jen from Pink Polka Dot Events for being amazing and also to Kat Hanafin for helping us capture some of the fabulous details and happy exchanges during cocktail hour. With lots of love & big hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo