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It’s not unusual for us to be asked to photograph a couple’s rehearsal dinner. We love when that happens because it means having extra time with our couple, their family and friends. The more time we have with people, the more comfortable they are with us and the more relaxed they end up being when in front of our cameras….which always results in better photos!

So, when Annie & Brian wanted us to not only document their rehearsal dinner, but also the welcome dinner they were planning for everyone the night before, we were super excited. The festivities began Friday night of Memorial Day weekend, at the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn Beach House Grill, where their entire 250+ guest list was invited for a relaxed barbecue/lobster bake, with music, beach games and s’mores by the fire.

We arrived a little early to greet Annie, Brian and their parents. The happy couple wanted to thank their super supportive and incredibly loving parents with some playful gifts. Here Jill, Brian’s super fly momma, shows off her Mother Of the Groom baseball hat in Annie & Brian’s blue & yellow wedding colors.

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Love this tender moment with Annie and her super sweet dad, Jim, before guests begin arriving. Annie’s mom tragically passed away 10+ years ago, and with no siblings, she and her dad are as tight as two can be. Seeing them together in this way warms this daddy girl’s heart!

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Guests begin arriving….all smiles and ready for a full weekend of love & celebration!

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The dinner was like one big long cocktail hour, with a buffet dinner and guests mingling inside and out. Happy was definitely the theme for the evening!

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The Beach House Grill…one of the prettiest spots on the Cape to relax and really soak in everything that makes Cape Cod such a special place.

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The view…..

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The love…

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And warm embraces from dear friends…

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Brian gets a hug from family friend, Tessie, while bridesmaids extraordinaire, Garima & Zoe, ham it up for the camera! And, this was just night one with these wonderful peeps. Loved so much being a part of Annie & Brian’s amazing wedding weekend!

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Co-best man, Wes, and his gal pal…..smiles that are infectiously happy!

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Brian’s gorgeous sister, Jamie, gets a big hug and smooch from their Grandpa!

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More happy smiles from friends happy to be here.

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Good food + good music + good company = a really great night!

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A pretty dessert and an equally pretty view.

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Annie’s cousin’s girls are just delightful. They served as flower girls during for the wedding and were super happy to see the bride-to-be.

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Annie & friends get close for a selfie. I love taking photos of people taking photos.

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More photo taking…and smooching…and just plain enjoying the evening.

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Stay tuned for the Rehearsal Dinner…coming soon. In the meantime, if you like what you see, we hope you share and spread the love…maybe even leave a little in the comments for Annie & Brian!

Thank you Annie & Brian for inviting us to share in this incredible weekend of love! Thank you Jamie Bohlin of Cape Cod Celebrations for helping to make that happen and for just being so stinking good at what you do! As always, we loved working alongside you and your fabulous team! Thank you too to Kate Mann and the rest of the staff at Chatham Bars Inn for a flawless evening of fun!

Big hugs, Christine & Andy xx