Rashah & Evan’s Skaket Beach Wedding ~ Orleans Photographers

W0304_0291-Edit

Getting to photograph the super sweet and wonderfully intimate Skaket Beach wedding of Rashah & Evan last month was like coming full circle for Andy & me.

Evan is the brother of Dianna, whose wedding we photographed more than 13 years ago…say what?!!!! Seriously, where did the time go?!  Back then, Andy & I were very green as wedding photographers, still shooting film, with just a few weddings under our belts and Dianna & her now husband, David, took a chance on us with their big fat Greek wedding.

We had so much fun together and captured some wonderful moments, but with them living in Virginia and their wedding having taken place in Boston, over the years we’d just lost touch. So, it was such a happy surprise when we got an email from Rashah, all the way from Singapore, and she mentioned that her fiancé, Evan, was Dianna’s sister.

Evan, Dianna, Rashah, Singapore, Cape Cod wedding…..I’ll admit, it took me a few minutes for things to click and me to make the connection, but I eventually got there and happily Evan & Rashah decided to hire us as their photographers. 

They said, “I do!” surrounded by family & closest friends at Skaket Beach in Orleans, just as the sun reached the edge of the horizon. It was a foggy September evening and the air was thick with love…just how we like it!

Here’s a few of our favorite moments from our reunion….and their beautiful oceanside wedding.

Beautiful Rashah and her super sexy wedding dress. Hummuna hummuna!

01 bride getting ready

I had so much fun photographing this lovely woman! We had some extra time before we needed to go meet Evan, so I suggested doing a few boudoir type photos and Rashah was totally up for it. We had such fun and got some amazing photos…sorry, but those are for Evan’s eyes only. (Something to think about for brides who would like a couple of pretty/sexy pics of themselves on their wedding day….budget the time!!!)

W0304_0034

Love these two images….Evan’s face as he sees Rashah in her wedding dress for the first time…such happiness!! And Rashah’s proud-as-a-peacock spin as she shows her husband-to-be her sexy wedding day look. Such fun!

02 first look

Beautiful, happy, lovely people….really enjoyed spending the day with these two!!

W0304_0134

We left the Ocean Edge Resort, where Rashah & Evan were staying and headed to Crosby Landing Beach to meet family & friends for some photos. But, first a little one-on-one time with our happy couple, who waves to family as they arrive…

W0304_0322

During family portraits, flower girls extraordinaire, Olivia and Marina, pose for a quick photo with the blushing bride. Olivia is Dianna’s youngest daughter and Marina is the youngest daughter of Evan’s other sister, Melaina. Love the candid capture of Evan helping Rashah across a rising tidal pool.

03 cape cod beach wedding

After family photos, we headed to Skaket Beach for the ceremony, but had to wait for another wedding that was finishing up there, so we took a little detour and went to Nauset Beach for some more alone time with our sweet couple.

04 skaket beach wedding

Then off to get married….

W0304_0441

Love this photo of Rashah & Evan enjoying the ride and a glass of bubbly…

W0304_0397

Rashah’s very dear friends, Romel & Donna, escorted her down the beachy aisle. Happy faces all around….

W0304_0476

Even from our flower girls, who seemed completely enamored by their beautiful new auntie. A special shout out to David and gang for moving like a Nascar pit crew to get the beach set up for the wedding before the fog chocked out all the light. You guys rocked!

W0304_0482

Olivia making her way to her beautiful momma and adoring uncle. Good job sunshine!!!

05 skaket beach wedding

Like her cousin, Marina took her job of scattering petals very seriously….one step at a time. Precious!!

W0304_0502

And then it was time…..Evan’s face says it all! And Rashah’s….happy, happy, happy!!!

06 skaket beach wedding

Surrounded in an intimate semi-circle of family & friends, Evan & Rashah commit their hearts and future to one another, and were met with approving smiles all around!

W0304_0527

Melaina’s middle son, and Oliva’s twin brother, Seve, was the perfect ring bearer.

07 skaket beach wedding

Evan’s face says he was very, very happy to be putting a ring on it!!

W0304_0541

And with a kiss, our new Mr. & Mrs. were met with cheers and happy applause….so lovely!

08 skaket beach wedding

Hugs and happy smiles. This is love!

09 beach beach wedding

Oh, how the love did shine as the sun’s light was nearly gone…sparkle, glitter and love…oh, my!

W0304_0583

Rashah & Evan….thank you so much for allowing us to not only document your incredible, love-filled, wonderful, happy, abundantly joyful wedding day, but for also setting the stage for a much welcomed reunion with your beautiful family! Dianna & David, it was so great seeing you both again and meeting your sweet boos. You too Melaina & John. And, Dorothy & Athan, so great to see you both looking so well and enjoying the fruits of the amazing family you created! We really loved being a part of this wonderful day and hope these photos serve as wonderful reminders for many happy years to come! Rashah & David, please let us know when you guys come back stateside and let’s all stay better connected this time around!

With big hugs & much love, Christine & Andy

Sarah & Keith’s Wychmere Beach Club Wedding ~ Harwich Port Photographers

W0307_0504

Like so many couples today, Sarah & Keith chose to see each other before their ceremony so they could take family and bridal party photos, then attend their cocktail hour and enjoy more of their party. It’s a trend Andy & I are really appreciate.

Sarah had explained to us before her Wychmere Beach Club wedding how important it was for us to capture the moment she and Keith saw each other for the first time. “I’ve sort of been dreaming about this all of my life,” she told us. So, when the moment came, we watched and waited and these two smitten people didn’t disappoint. Their obvious love and affection was written al over their gorgeous faces…and it stayed there all day long!!

We’d become really excited about their wedding after being at their rehearsal dinner the night before at Chatham Bars Inn. There were lots of love-filled speeches, heartfelt hugs and so much affection it was infectious and hard not to want to be a part of it all! So, getting to be there for more of the same on their wedding was such a pleasure.

Here are just a few of some of our favorite moments from their incredible wedding day…

Beautiful Sarah getting last minute makeup touches by the lovely Emanuela Castellano, who traveled from NYC to give Sarah and her gal pals their glamorous wedding day looks. Just love the matching floral PJs Sarah got all her girls to wear as they got ready.

01 bridesmaids getting ready

Keith buttoning up his wedding day look, with a sharp Ferragamo tie and Ralph Lauren suit.

05 groomsmen getting ready

Some of Sarah’s bridesmaids, Kate, Elizabeth, Kerri & Nicole, chilling out on the sun deck, while Sarah and the rest of the girls finish up with hair & make up.

W0307_0320

Keith & his mates getting dressed. Love how the stuffed shark plays off the color of their ties.

W0307_0431

Sarah and her besties….

W0307_0360

Keith looks over his vows with groomsmen, John & Rob.

W0307_0435

Sarah gets her wedding day look and puts on her stunning Monique Lhullier dress, getting a little help with her Badgley Mischka shoes from super sweet sis, Amanda, while momma Teresa and baby sis, Olivia look on.

03 bridal make up

Proud papas Steve & Bruce discuss the best way to fold their pocket squares.

W0307_0439

Taaaa daaaaaa….is she gorgeous or what?! Look out Keith, she’s ready for you!

02 bride monique lhullier dress

Enjoying the beautiful weather and a cold one on the porch….

W0307_0445

Getting a little help from flower girl extraordinaire and niece, Emerson, Sarah heads to see Keith.

04 spring blooms wedding invitation

Having fun with the fellas…

W0307_0483

That moment….when the months of planning and years of dreaming meet and you see your beloved for the first time on your wedding day. So much love and happiness!

06 wychmere wedding first look

Beautiful, happy, lovely people…

07 wychmere wedding

Are they cute or what?

W0307_0696

Friends gather as the ceremony is about to begin…

08 wychmere wedding cocktail hour

W0307_0715

Love this perspective as guests start to make their way to their seats and collect their program…

W0307_0737

Friends & family excitedly wait for the ceremony to begin…

W0307_0744

Here they come….led by groomsman, friend and master of ceremonies, Matt, Keith and the groomsmen make their way to the altar, as Sarah’s beautiful momma, Teresa is led by Sarah’s brother, Bruce.

09 wychmere wedding

Keith’s beautiful momma, Pamela, and dad, Steve, lead some of the grandkids/flowergirl/ring bearers down the altar.

W0307_0759

Here comes the bride…much to the joy of the happy groom…

10 wychmere wedding

Not sure whose smiles is bigger, Sarah’s or her sweet dad, Bruce….

W0307_0796

This face….so much love….

W0307_0800

Matt did such an awesome job with the ceremony….lots of love and laughter, the perfect combination for these two wonderful people!

W0307_0811

Let the love shine bright….

W0307_0815

So full of love and so engaging with everyone lucky enough to know her….this photo just sums up Sarah to me!

W0307_0825bw

Looks like she learned how to love big from these two wonderful, smitten people…

W0307_0830

Fun + love = a really enjoyable ceremony.

W0307_0832

For everyone….

W0307_0837

With this ring I thee wed..

W0307_0881

Happy tears, big smiles and super sweet flower girls = awesomeness!

11 wychmere wedding happy tears

Sealed with a kiss…

11 wychmere wedding kiss

Wooo hooooo…the new Mr. & Mrs.

W0307_0910bw

Some of the beachy details and beautiful flowers by Beach Plum Floral.

12 wychmere wedding details

Guests enjoy the sunset and cocktail hour….including lovely Nicole.

W0307_0969

13 wychmere wedding cockatil hour

And groomsman Jimmy….Jiiiiiimmmmmyyyy!

W0307_0976

A spectacular finish to a spectacular day. Now, let’s get this party started….

W0307_1004

A tunnel of love for Teresa & Bruce.

W0307_1009

The new Mr. & Mrs……woooooooo hoo!

W0307_1018

Their first dance….fun, flirty and full of love.

13 wychmere wedding first dance

Sarah & Keith soak in all the love-filled words sent their way during the toasts.

W0307_1122

Olivia and her momma have some fun on the dance floor.

W0307_1189

So much love in these two families. Makes the heart warm a few degrees just to see it!

14 wychmere wedding

Get it you two…get it!

W0307_1203

W0307_1192

Sarah & Keith, thank you both so much for inviting us to share in such a special time in your lives. We absolutely loved getting to know you both better and meeting your families and friends was such a treat!! We have no doubt you two will live a long, happy life bathed in deep love! We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of a little of that love and joyful celebration that surrounded you both at your Chatham Bars Inn rehearsal dinner and again the next day at your wonderful Wychmere wedding! More to come soon! Big hugs, Christine & Andy xo

Sarah & Keith Chatham Bars Inn Rehearsal Dinner ~ Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

W0307_0032A

Sarah & Keith’s wedding rehearsal dinner at the oceanside Chatham Bars Inn was the kind of family-centered celebration that vividly reminds Andy & me why we love what we do.

There were so many smiles, big heartfelt hugs, and genuine expressions of love that we left the evening asking Sarah & Keith’s parents if they were open to adopting two grown adults. Seriously though…these two know how to love and have surrounded themselves with people equally adept at loving BIG.

I’ll admit, we didn’t really know what to expect from the wedding weekend because we’d only met Sarah & Keith briefly last fall and hadn’t had the opportunity to really get to know them before the big day. But, man….did we make up for that lost time and have fun with these sweet peeps.

Getting to hear all of the wonderful things their family & friends had to say about them during the rehearsal dinner had us feeling not only completely smitten by these two kind, thoughtful, sweet, caring, lovely people, but also like we’d known them and their families forever.

Here’s a look at some of that love & celebration….

01 chatham bars inn wedding

They are as cute together as they are really good together.
02 chatham bars inn wedding

Nothing like an elegant classic surf & turf dinner to kick off their Cape Cod wedding weekend.

03 chatham bars inn wedding

Friends gather in happy celebration of Sarah & Keith with some pre-party cocktails at CBI’s outdoor bar….so much good mojo.

04 chatham bars inn wedding

Two of Keith’s super sweet groomsmen, Jimmy & Matt…Matt was also the officiant for the ceremony the following day (a sneak peek on that to follow shortly)….and  he did an AMAZING job!

W0307_0069

I love this candid moment where Keith & Sarah share some hugs and love with Sarah’s crazy sweet parents, Teresa & Bruce. Just the kindest most genuine people! Love them!

W0307_0164

One of Sarah’s gorgeous gal pals/bridesmaids, Nicole, enjoys a giggle with Sarah’s family.

W0307_0175

A perfect late summer evening and pink-kissed sky…

W0307_0176

Jimmy enjoying his lobster….LOL!

W0307_0202bw

The evening was full of wonderful toasts to Sarah & Keith…kicked off by Keith’s wonderful parents, Pam & Steve.

W0307_0226

There were as many hugs as there were warm, love-filled words for these two.

W0307_0231

Lots of laughter too…

W0307_0251bw

Sarah & Keith…thank you so very much for letting us be a part of your incredible wedding weekend!! We loved meeting your incredible family & friends and are so happy for you and all the love you both share…with each other and all the wonderful people in your life. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek and look forward to sharing more love & goodness from your wedding very soon! Big hugs, Christine & Andy xo

Cape Cod's Premier Wedding Photographers. Please feel free to contact us, we'd love to chat to you about your event

Our blog started in 2007. Every entry can be found in one of our categories. Feel free to browse:
Categories
Instagram