The Falmouth wedding of Christina & Jon was pretty much a fairytale in every way! Princess Christina & Prince Jon are just the kindest, most lovely, warm, wonderful people one could ever hope to meet…they’re not really royalty, in case that wasn’t obvious, but they do have everything going for them that a Disney prince & princess do…all that AND a bag of chips!
We were lucky enough to be a part of their wedding rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding, so we got to meet a lot of their closest peeps. You can catch a glimpse into those fun festivities HERE.
But, their wedding was definitely the pièce de résistance of the weekend as about 170 friends and family members gathered to celebrate these two special people.
Their beautiful ceremony was held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth and was led by Deacon Peter Guresh. Their reception followed at the family’s ocean front home in North Falmouth, under a gorgeous sailcloth tent by Sperry Tent, with crazy beautiful flowers by the ridiculously talented Courtney Iris Barnes of Courtney’s Floral Creations. Catering was provided by the fabulous Olive Chase at The Casual Gourmet, and music by the high-energy, super fun Boston band, Hi-Fi, with all of the details of the weekend coming together seamlessly thanks to the care and creativity of the dynamic duo Megan & Sarah from Elegant Engagements.
Christina’s drop-dead gorgeous Reem Acra dress was definitely fit for a princess.
Just love how their stunning wedding invitations by Elise Cherney of No Regrets in Newtonville were a subtle nod to Christina’s dress.
Getting into her dress with a little help from her beautiful momma, Elissa. Just love her boho chic ponytail by Erik Howard of Will Charles Salon.
Mom getting a good look and clearly liking what she sees! Who could blame her!
Christina’s super sweet dad, Dennis, getting his first glimpse. Just love their reactions!
Bridemaids and cousins, Julia (left) and Leah putting on their finishing touches.
Meanwhile at the Sea Crest Hotel, Jon and his besties get ready for the big day.
Henry puts on his bow tie, as Jon and his other groomsmen get ready. Such a nice group of guys, which is no surprise given how lovely Jon is.
Looking good, Jon!!! You too Max!
What did we ever do to entertain ourselves before smart phones? I have no idea what the guys were watching, but it looks like it was good stuff.
A toast with your best mates…what could be better?
Jon & Christina opted for a first look, which meant meeting back at Christina’s grandfather’s house for photos….loved having all the time we had with these guys before the ceremony & reception began.
With everyone else away for a bit, Jon waits for Christina to make her way to him for their first look. I just love his face and how he’s biting his tongue, no doubt to hold back the happy tears. Such a tender heart!
The look of love….
And an embrace that speaks volumes!! Just love these two!
Oh Jon…..you are the sweetest!
With you by my side….everything is possible.
After a few minutes with our happy couple, we invited family to join us for some photos. Just love this candid moment featuring Jon’s crazy sweet momma, Karen, and dad, Tom.
Fun times with best friends….(PS…If you’re a frequent visitor to our blog…AND have a killer memory…you may recognize Christina’s totally awesome sister & MOH, Jac (right). We photographed her amazeballs wedding four years ago.)
In addition to her sis, Christina’s bridal party included all cousins. For Jon, it was his closest friends and big brother, Brendan, was BM. Such an awesome group!! We had so much fun with these guys!
We had so much fun with these guys!
This next one reminds me of something out of one of those thick coffee table fashion photography books. I just love those in between moments in life…when folks aren’t aware of our cameras and everything just falls into place in such a beautiful, real way! (PS…Keep an eye out for Christina’s cousin, Julia, holding her dress, we photographed her wedding a few weeks after this one and will be highlighting that soon on our blog!)
Quiet moments with our princess and prince.
We’re goinnnnng to the chapellll and we’re gonnnnnaaa get maaaaaarried. Waving by to family as they head to the limo.
And, here we go….
Friends arrive at St. Elizabeth Seton for the ceremony…excited to see these two awesome people say, “I do!” Heeeey, Marissa!!
That moment, when you feel all the feels and realize this man you’ve loved forever is about to lead you down the aisle to meet the new, most important man in your life. So much love & gratitude…for showing you what a real man looks like and for loving you without limits. Just the best!!!
Here comes the bride….Jon can barely contain himself, and Christina’s little shoulder scrunch as she feels all eyes on her! AHHHH, these two….just the sweetest!!!
Love the look Elissa gives Dennis after he takes his seat. Proud parents…so sweet!
Sharing words of wisdom, guidance and love, Deacon Guresh speaks to Christina & Jon.
Here we go….the “I do!” part. You think they’re happy?
With this ring….I thee wed.
The new Mr. & Mrs.!!!
Family celebrate with hugs outside the church, including Jon’s dad & brother. So sweet!
Our happy couple boarded a trolley with family & bridal party and off they went, first bidding farewell to guests still outside the church.
Love these quiet moments on the trolley, when couples have a chance to soak in what just happened.
A few quick beach portraits with our newly married Mr. & Mrs.
A perfect summer night + a sailboat + a kiss from your forever person + a day to remember = one hell of a fairytale!
Practicing their first dance moves on the jetty…be still my heart!
Here in your arms is where I always want to be…
Love. Love. Beautiful Love!
Pretty in pink…just love the way the tent came together with all the stunning details.
And touches of gold.
Elissa and friends enjoying cocktail hour.
Friends of C&J gather for a photo.
Cousin Ashley enjoying cocktail hour conversation…so cute!
Their first dance as a married couple…
The reaction from family & friends was one of rousing approval.
Brendan’s toast could be my all time favorite best man toast ever! He crushed it!! It was sweet and sentimental, full of love & pride for his baby brother and it was also brilliant and hysterically funny.
Reacting to loving words directed at her new husband.
I felt for Jac, having to follow Brendan, but she too nailed it and gave her sissie all the feels!
So much love between these two sweet sisters. Just love them and feel so grateful to have shared such special days with them both!!
When you get a killer sunset, you gotta interrupt dinner for a few quick photos. Baaaaam!!!
Dancing with his beautiful momma…can’t you feel the joy?
Guests getting down on it…
Get it Matty….the love was contagious.
Auntie Sarah busting some serious moves…you go girl!
More fun dance floor antics.
A perfect ending to a perfect day!
Thank you to everyone who made this day so special for our happy couple. Heartfelt thanks to Elissa & Dennis, for once again sharing such an important family milestone with us and entrusting us to document these precious family memories!! Christina & Jon….you two are just delightful in every way and we feel so honored to have shared in this amazing day with you both!! Thank you for welcoming us with such open arms and open hearts and reminding us why we love what we do!! We hope these photos bring you as much joy as being a part of your wedding brought us! The rest of the photos will go online very soon…so stay tuned. Until then, we send you both big love & hugs,
Christine & Andy xoxo