Jackie & Chris’s wedding day was Cape Cod perfection at it’s best….quintessential beach wedding goodness, right from the rainy, cloudy start to the spectacularly sunny finish. With Wychmere Harbor Club’s sandy beach paths and their sailboat entrance, it’s what one dreams their wedding will be when deciding you want to say, “I do!” on these beautiful shores of the Cape.
We’ve known Jackie for many years now, since first meeting her when she was MOH at the wedding of her big sis, Jenn. We loved her then and had always hoped we might be there to document her wedding day…when the time was right. Well, the time was right…and everything could not have gone better!
We first had the pleasure of meeting Chris last summer, when we photographed him and Jackie for their crazy beautiful love session in Sandwich. Click HERE for a look.
Chris is a quiet, kind, warm, and clearly smitten with Jackie. They are really such a sweet couple. We loved spending time with them and had so much fun at their e-session, which was also classic Cape Cod goodness. Jackie’s dress for the e-session was awesome!!! I literally gasped when I saw her, knowing it would catch the wind and just be so beachy beautiful. But, man, did she turn up the heat for her wedding, with her amazing mermaid style Amsale gown that hugged in all the right places. Chris’s classic grey JCrew suit was the perfect compliment! Truly, all of the details they selected were beautiful and came together perfectly thanks to the flawless execution of planner, Allison Liset and her team at Elegant Engagements.
Here’s Jackie & Chris’s invitations by Kleinfeld Paper….. elegant and understated, with the perfect pop of gold! And, just love the image they chose from our e-session for their Save the Date card. Perfect!
Getting a little help from her beautiful besties, and looking so totally stunning, with hair & make up by the talented duo…Stacey Keuhn and Andrea Kooharian-Simpson. Love the girls’ beautiful blush gowns by WToo.
Isn’t she lovely!!!
Getting a little veil help from her beautiful momma, Maria.
Jenn’s sweet pooch, Winston, did not know what to make of all the hooplah, so he hung out under the table…this face!!! LOVE!
And across town, Chris & his fellas make their way to Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich.
Posing for a quick selfie before the ceremony begins. So fun!
Here comes the bride! I just love this candid capture by my talented hubby. You can feel the excitement and anticipation Jackie is feeling! This moment….so awesome!
Jackie’s adorable niece, Mabel, checks out the church’s iconic stained glass in a quiet side room, while Jackie & Chris happily exchange their vows.
Love that Jackie took a moment to turn around and see the faces of family & friends, shining love & light on her and Chris. It is these moments that become treasured memories!!! LOVE!
A beautiful moment of silence to reflect and send blessing of love & long life to Jackie & Chris.
The look of love…speaks more than words ever could.
And with a kiss…a new Mr. & Mrs. is made!
Woooo hoooo!! Love this candid capture as big sis/MOH Jenn and best man Kevin follow Jackie & Chris out of the church.
Into the Rolls Royce and away they go….embarking on a new and exciting chapter in their lives. But, first…time to party!!
Friends pose for a quick selfie outside the church. Gotta say, I love the selfie trend.
With a short gap between their ceremony & reception, Jackie, Chris and their family/bridal party arrive at Wychmere to do some photos before guests join the fun.
Time for family photos….and a little golden bling.
FAMILY….is there anything better?!!!
The bridal party…ready to party!
We stole Jackie & Chris for a little alone time by the beach, but Jackie decided she wanted to steal a little kiss first and blocked us. So cute!!!!
Peek-a-boo, we see you!
Hello lovelies!!! Beachy perfection!!!! Love love love beach weddings!!!
Add in a sailboat and a super sexy couple…and I’m in heaven! Love that I got to share this quiet moment with them as they sailed into cocktail hour.
Love how Chris’s sunnies match the sail covers.
Taaaaa daaaaaa…I mean, come on!!! What’s not to love about Cape Cod weddings?!!!
Meanwhile, back at the dock, Chris’s niece, Kayla, waits with her Papa Joe for Uncle Chris & Auntie Jackie to arrive. When Andy & I started Bello 14 years ago, we decided early on that we wanted to photograph weddings together, so we could really tell a more complete story of our couples’ wedding day. It’s been one thing that’s really made us stand out and our work shine and we’re so happy to see more studios offering two shooters.
Greeted by waves and warm smiles from their adoring family & friends, Jackie & Chris make it to the dock…thumbs up!
Waving to the crowd as they approach the dock. One of the great things about Wychmere is the dock and the balcony above that allows us to get a group shot of everyone for our couples. We just love that!! And, we hope they do too!
Jackie’s crazy-cute nephew, Braedon, makes a mad dash for the dock. Love him!
Some more beautiful details from their spectacular day, including flowers by Lilacs.
I’m not a fan of the expression sisters before misters…but I do love the way women love & support each other. These friendships we forge with one another are like no others. Our gal pals get us, are there for us, inspire and cheer each other on. And, this photo sums that up for me. I just love it! And, loved hanging with these beautiful, wonderful, totally awesome women!!!
Oh Jackie….you are a vision! Like a perfect flower!
We did it….we’re married. I’m yours and your mine…forever!
Jackie & Chris make a happy entrance as their guests gather on the dance floor. Can’t you feel the celebration?!
Their first dance….showered in love & happy goodness. A moment to remember forever!
It’s as if everyone in the room disappeared for them in this moment….LOVE!!!!!
Uncle Chris gets dissed by cheeky little Kayla…priceless!!!
Kevin was admittedly nervous about giving his best man speech, but he totally nailed it!!!! And, this photo….his face….I nailed it too! 🙂 Can I say that?! But, seriously……it’s good, right?!
While dinner was still going on, and the sun has settled below the horizon, we stole Jackie & Chris away for a few minutes…one more cherry on the top of an already cherry-rific cake. I had seen this field of Queen Anne’s Lace earlier in the day and knew it would be an amazing spot for photos. It was a small grassy area that didn’t look like much…but TAAAA DAAAA! I just love when I find spots that others might look right past and find a way to make them extraordinary. I try to challenge myself with this every time I shoot and it makes me so happy that I can still do it…14 years later!
Completely unprompted, Sir Christopher kisses his beautiful bride’s hand and at once, my heart melted! Swoon!
Back to the party they go….even the in between moments with these two made for stunners like this.
Chris gets down on it as Beantown rocks the house.
Jackie schools her friend Jordan in classic Madonna. Get it girl!!!
That same friend Jordan busting out some serious singing moves of his own…much to the delight of everyone, including the band!
A little wedding hustle….so fun!!
What an amazing time we had at this wedding! Jackie & Chris, thank you so very much for being so warm and wonderful…for sharing such a special time in your lives with us and for giving us so much love & goodness to capture! Thanks too to Maria & Charlie for inviting us to document another wedding for your amazing family! You guys are wonderful and we adore you and our time together! Joe & Lee….it was so wonderful meeting you both and getting to know your wonderful sons. A special shout out to the bridal party…who rocked it and made our job so fun!! Special thanks too to Wychmere’s Karen Rood and staff for making our job not feel like work! To all the amazing vendors who remind us why we are lucky to do what we do in this beautiful place we call home!! Jackie & Chris, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek…honestly, it was sooooo hard choosing just a few photos to share while your proof book is getting printed! I feel like we left so many amazing ones out! Cannot wait for you to see them all!! Honestly….the best is yet to come!! Love you guys! Christine & Andy xoxo