Kerri & Billy had their wedding reception few weeks ago at a place that is very special to Andy & me….Bourne Farm. It is where we said “I do!” fourteen years earlier. In fact, it was our own wedding that inspired us to get into wedding photography. We were seriously disappointed with the photos we got for our wedding….long story for another day, but we realized that we wanted to tell others’ story in the way that we had wished our story had been told, so that’s exactly what we set out to do.
And getting to tell Kerri & Billy’s beautiful story was, in addition to being an honor and a privilege, also a TON of fun!
We had an inkling that it would be this way when we got together with them earlier this spring for their engagement session. You can see some of the photos from that and read more about these two sweeties and their love story HERE.
And, without further ado, here’s a sneak peek at Kerri & Billy’s amazing wedding day celebration, starting with a look at Kerri’s stunning Christos wedding gown and bling-tastic Jimmy Choo shoes. Love!!!
Kerri gave her super sweet gal pals these ahhh-dorable wedding day pajamas….almost as cute as the girls themselves.
Kerri’s crazy cute momma, Debbie, checks out a photo of herself. LOVEEEE the reactions!
Kerri puts on her shoes and takes a quick look in the mirror to see her wedding day look come to life. STUNNING!!!
Just beautiful…..inside and so obviously out!
Meanwhile, across town, Billy and his mates get ready. I always love watching the guys messing with pocket squares and bow ties.
Happy faces as ties are tied and photos taken….here, groomsmen Sean (front), Drew & John get dressed and ready for the big day.
The guys head to St. Elizabeth Seaton for the start of the ceremony. From left to right: Sean, Billy’s older brother & BM Eddie, John, younger brother Brian, Billy, Drew, BIL Mike, youngest brother Tommy and BIL #2, Richie.
Kerri’s adorable grandpa makes his way to the church.
Kerri’s momma, Debbie, smiled like this for most of the day. She is an infectiously happy person. Love her! Also all smiles, sisters and Kerri’s oldest friends, Jess & Malorie….had so much fun with all of these lovely ladies.
And, our main girl….Kerri, with her proud papa, Mike.
The look of love and anticipation….lovveeee it!
A more serious moment as Father Medeiros leads the wedding service…
With this ring, I thee wed.
Love the symbolism of a unity candle….almost as much as the happy faces on these two lovelies.
The new Mr. & Mrs….showered with lots of love & happy applause.
We did it!!!!
Boys and bubbles….delightful.
Happy hugs from family & friends.
And a sweet kiss before they head to their party….
Kerri flaked by her gal pals (from left to right): Malorie, MOH Katie, Kim, Jess, Amy, Tara, Ali and SIL Charlotte.
These two are so stinkin’ cute. And, I’m in love with the way Kerri’s hair came out! Just perfect for the setting!
Wildflowers and wedding bells….oh my.
This setting….I just love it so much. And, with two of the sweetest people filling it with so much love. It just doesn’t get any better!
Bourne Farm is forever….like true love, it grabs a hold of you and won’t let go.
Kisses as sweet as grapes.
happy. happy. happy!
Now off to the party they go….wooo hoo!
Friends and family enjoy themselves.
Chasing bubbles….oh the joy!
Yummy looking appetizers from the fabulous Casual Gourmet.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the introductions….it’s just such a fun time…the music, energy….so much happiness and support for two people starting a new chapter of their lives together.
First dance….so full of love.
A sweet exchange with Debbie and her oldest son, Mike, as Kerri’s dad , Mike, welcomes everyone. This family loves big….just how we like it.
Love the reactions to the toasts….way to go Katie!
Kerri’s grandma gets down on it!!
Kerri’s first dance with her dad was wonderful!!! Made me want to get married again and dance with my dad! 🙂
The mother son dance always gets me….there’s just something about a momma’s love that cannot be denied! Look how happy beautiful Janet is as she looks at her little boy, all grown up! Love it!!
Kerri & her girlfriends have so much fun together….I was seeing moves earlier in the day. And, when they took to the dance floor….total awesomeness!
You go girl!
This pretty much summed up this day…..so much LOVE!!
Kerri & Billy, thank you both so very much for sharing this amazing day with us. You two are such wonderful people and a perfect couple. We loved getting to know you both over the past year and feel so honored to have had the opportunity to document and share in all of the love & celebration that surrounded you on your amazing wedding day!! Thank you too, to your families and friends, who were so warm and welcoming and a total blast to be around! You guys rock!! Also, special thanks to Olive Chase for making the day go off without a hitch! As always, Olive, you and your staff hit it out of the park!
Getting to be back at Bourne Farm was like a homecoming for us….and we loved every picture perfect moment!! Thank you guys so much for sharing this day with us…cannot wait for the post wedding session with your horse Kerri!! Until then, we hope you, your families & friends enjoy this sneak peek. More to come soon! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo