We’ve been photographing weddings on Cape Cod for the past 16 years….still can’t believe it’s been that long! It feels like just yesterday when we got married ourselves and disappointed with what our photographer captured, we decided we wanted to give weddings a try….hoping to provide more of a documentary style, capturing real moments of love & celebration that we felt our photographer missed.
Since then, we’ve documented hundreds of weddings and although weddings all have common elements, each one we’ve been invited to share in has offered us something new and beautiful to photograph. And, that’s just how we like it!
For Katherine & Dan’s wedding last month at Wychmere Beach Club, their special day was equal parts love & happiness and over-the-top fun fun FUN!
We first met Katherine & Dan last summer. Katherine’s sister, Maura, had reached out to us a few years prior to photograph her wedding. Unfortunately, we were already booked and weren’t able to be there. But, we got to photographer Maura, her now husband, Patrick, their sweet baby boy, Cullen, Katherine & Dan, Katherine’s other sister, Meghan, and the sister’s super sweet mom & dad, Maryellen & Kevin when the family all got together on the Cape. Click HERE for a look.
We had such fun with the family and again this past fall when we photographed KK & Dan for their engagement session, at Bentley College, where the pair met and their love story began. It was a super fun afternoon getting to know them and we quickly became smitten.
We’d been looking forward to their wedding with great anticipation and it, and more specifically, them and their love for one another didn’t disappoint! All of the ingredients for being able to capture their beautiful love in what we hope is a beautiful way, were all there.
See for yourself….
Beautiful Katherine getting the finishing touches to her natural wedding make up by the very talented Charlotte Phinney & Co. And, the adorable reaction as Katherine opens her wedding gift from her soon-to-be hubby, Dan.
Wedding mornings often carry with them lots of chaos…it’s just the nature of the beast as months and months of planning come together in a few short hours. Personally, I love this time of the wedding day…when all the excitement and anticipation that’s been building all come together. Add in a bunch of gorgeous ladies who LOOOOVE their bestie bride, well, it’s a morning of fun, no matter how you slice it.
Meanwhile, across town, Dan opens his card and wedding gift from his lovely bride-to-be.
Hugs from her beautiful momma, Maryellen.
Getting a peek at her finished look as Katherine gets zipped into her gorgeous bohemian beachy Anais Anette dress.
And here we go…..
Let’s go guys….
That moment, right before you walk down the aisle….and it suddenly hits you….THIS IS IT!
Here comes the bride….
You think these two are happy to be marrying each other? Ummmmm….yes?!!!!
Standing or sitting, by your side is where I want to be from here on….
Quiet moments during their Catholic service at Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham.
Love this perspective during the sign of peace moment during the service, as Katherine gives her new Father-In-Law, Paul, a kiss and her momma-in-law, Suzanne, looks on, happy as a Cape Cod clam!
And with a kiss, it is sealed….together forever. Woooo hoooo!
Even the rain couldn’t dampen spirit, as our happy bride leaves the church.
We had some time between the ceremony & cocktail hour to take photos of family & bridal party.
Dan & his guys, going a little besties huddle.
Much like the rain, even a little bird poop on bridesmaids, Colleen & Maggie, who were very good sports, couldn’t dampen spirits.
Love these guys….
Our beautiful bride….can we talk about her hair for a second??? I’m obsessed!
Just love the candid moment on the right after Katherine struggled to get up the ladder from the beach. So cute!!
Happiness is….moments like these.
Love is = me + you.
Hugs from friends and family as cocktail hour kicks off…
Beautiful, happy, smiling faces all around.
Enjoying a cold one with friends….
Overcast skies after the rain….best time for weddings and for catching fish!
Katherine’s big sissie, Maura, with her sweet hubby, Patrick, and their A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. wee one, Cullen pose of a photo. Cullen wasn’t so cooperative when Auntie & Uncle wanted one. Love it!!!!
Cocktail hour is one of my favorite times of the day….great time for catching lovely candids of guests enjoying themselves and not always aware they’re being photographed.
Though sometimes they are….but that’s cool too!
Posing for iPhone photos with friends.
A quiet corner and some good conversation.
KK & Dan put a lot of time and effort into their adorable place card holders. Crushed it!
Some more reception details, including the stunning arrangements by the uber talented Meredith Fancy of Fancy Flowers.
The bridal party introductions were AWESOME…with friends having some fun with it….and doing a little land surfing.
Best introduction of the day….the new Mr. & Mrs…. Woooo Hoooo!
Reactions from family & friends….
Katherine isn’t an overly effusive person, but the emotions were busting out during her first dance with Dan….just love the happy tears in this one! Be still my heart!
Another sweet moment as KK’s sister, Meghan, dances with Dan’s brother John. So cute!
Love this sweet snuggle too during speeches.
Speeches by siblings: Maura & Meghan, Katherine’s sisters, and Dan’s brothers, John & Andrew.
Dan’s lovely momma, Suzanne, listens with pride written all over her beautiful face.
Reactions from our happy couple…
Maryellen enjoying the brother’s toast….
They even gave Katherine a soccer ball to commemorate one of the couple’s first dates.
Cutting the cake….
Get down on it, Dano!
The Sultans of Swing brought the house down all night.
Groomsman Justin busting some serious moves!
A big, heart-felt thank you to Katherine & Dan, their wonderful family & friends for including us in such a special day! We hope these photos reflect all of the love & joy you all felt! We adore you and feel so grateful to have been there to witness the beginning of this next happy chapter in your lives! With big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo (more to come soon!)