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Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a wedding as a ceremony at which two people are married to each other; an act, process, or instance of joining in close association. I love that notion of closeness. And, Michelle & Marvin epitomize that.

We met Michelle & Marvin a few weeks ago, when they travelled to Cape Cod from Georgia & South Caroline respectively to pledge their hearts and lives to one another in an intimate elopement at the picturesque Inn on Cape Cod in downtown Yarmouth Port.

Marvin had first reached out to us a few weeks prior and there was something in his warm voice that told me his wedding would be special, and that bearing witness to it would be an honor & a privilege we shouldn’t miss. Happily, he & Michelle decided they wanted us there with them, documenting their beautiful love and boy, are we glad they did.

Michelle was dressed in a beautiful lacy mauve dress and Marvin in a super sharp grey suit with matching mauve bow tie. Their faces were beaming with love & excitement when they saw each other before they took their vows….

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So much happiness and such beautiful smiles that seemed to shine through the beauty that lies within.

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Mike & Helen Cassels, owners & hosts at The Inn on Cape Cod, were kind enough to let Michelle & Marvin, who were staying at the inn, get married on the porch of the grand estate. The stunning Inn was built in 1820 as a private home for Boston businessman, Joshua Sears, a direct descendant of Richard Sears, a pilgrim, who came to the US on the “Leyden” in 1630. It has a sort of southern charm to it that seemed a befitting setting for these southern sweethearts to say, “I do!”

And with a kiss….two lives merge and a new family is born.

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Their faces after they were announced Mr. & Mrs…..just delightful!!! And, such a warm embrace….LOVE!

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Host Helen and some adorable guests visiting from China who were also staying at the Inn joined us as happy witnesses to the sweet nuptials.

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After the formalities, we took our newlyweds off for some photos and some alone time to absorb the commitment they just made to one another. So much love & sweetness between these two lovely people…

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And such beautiful smiles that speak of the joy they share for life and for enjoying each other.

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What says late summer better than sitting on a porch swing with your sweetie? Just love these next few moments with these two lovely people..

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Happy, Happy…

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And more happy!!!!

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Michelle was absolutely beaming…and Marvin, so totally smitten.

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Marvin asked if he could pick Michelle up for a photo….ummmm, Yes!! So much fun…and so stinkin’ cute!

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Not only are these two incredibly sweet, gentle, kind-hearted, warm people, they also carry themselves with such an elegant grace that made this photographer giddy!!! I could seriously have photographed these two all day long!!!

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Kisses for his new Mrs…..

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With a rich history, the Inn is peppered with some really old trees, and we just couldn’t resist the backdrop this 300-year old eastern cottonwood provided our two sweethearts.

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Love these two and the way they are with each other…just so much sweetness!

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Heading off into the setting sun….as every good love story should begin!!

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Michelle & Marvin, thank you so very much for inviting us to share in such a special and intimate time in your lives. You had us at, “Hello!” and our warm feelings toward you both only grew upon meeting you and being there with you to watch as you wed one another. Our hope is that these photos serve as joyful reminders of your beautiful wedding for many happy years to come. We hope too that you might share them with family & friends so they can feel like they were there, and see, as we did, just how happy you two are together and what a perfect match you make!  Thank you so much for opening your hearts to us and sharing your beautiful relationship with us in such a warm and welcoming way. Should you ever make your way back to our sandy shores, we hope you let us know so we can see your beautiful faces again! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xx