Kira & Adam’s Heritage Museum & Gardens Wedding ~ Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

Our last wedding of the season could not have ended on a sweeter note than with the beautiful Heritage Gardens wedding of Kira & Adam. We first met these two lovelies back in July, when we photographed their e-session at Kira’s dad’s home in Centerville. We knew from our first chat via Skype that we would have fun with these two and they didn’t disappoint.

The fun and love was only amplified at their wedding last month. It was one of those idyllic fall days in October, when the air is cool, but not cold, the sky blue and friends & family were ready to celebrate! Their ceremony was held on the Flume Garden lawn, with the waterfall behind them, and birds still singing in the trees. It was perfection!

Surprisingly, this was our first time photographing a wedding at Heritage Museum & Gardens, but we sure hope it’s not our last….what an absolutely spectacular setting!!

Following the ceremony, guests walked up the path to a (heated) tented reception, just outside the Heald Center. And guests danced and delighted in the love & joyful celebration until late in the night.

The day started at the quaint Dan’l Webster Inn, where Kira & Adam each got ready separately. Dressed in a personalized robe, Kira gets the finishing touches on her make up by the talented folks at Beauty Muse Bridal. Hair by Cheryl Zercoe-Webb of Salon One in Wellesley.

Looking stunning in her Aire Barcelona gown and adorable custom-designed and initialed wedding flats by New Balance, where Kira works. Loooove that personalized touch!

Getting a little help with her veil and checking out the finished look….isn’t she lovely!

Beautiful Kira…

Lacey details and off to see her soon-to-be husband.

Love this next one as Kira spies herself in the car mirror as she gets ready to head to Heritage Gardens.

And, in another room at the Dan’l Webster, Adam finishes dressing and gets ready to meet his bride.

A little help from his sweet Dad, Allan…

And, he waits…..

For that first look….awww, love his open-mouthed expression of approval and appreciation! So cute!

Oh, the happy faces of love, how they do make my heart smile!

More happy….

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the  hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together.  For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow. ~ The Prophet

The light and intimacy of this particular garden was the perfect backdrop for portraits of these two…

Just so lovely….

Adam is such a tender gentleman with Kira. Loved how he grabbed her hand as they walked to join family.

And, after signing the Ketubah, they joined guests gathered for the ceremony on the Flume lawn. Oh how happy are these lovely faces. Adam flanked by his beautiful momma, Karen and dad, Allan.

I just love outdoor ceremonies. Guests always look so happy…..

Kira & Adam’s AHHH-DORABLE ring bearer, Collin, and flower girls (left to right) Emily, Talia, Madison & Zoe….all taking their jobs quite seriously. Too much cuteness!

More happy guest faces….as they watch Kira make her way to Adam…

Kira, flanked by her beautiful momma & proud papa, Nancy & Ron.

I love when couples take a moment during the ceremony to look out at their family & friends and take in all of the love being directed at them. So beautiful…

With this ring, I thee wed.

Zoe decided mid ceremony that there weren’t quite enough petals scattered…much to everyone’s delight!

Another reason I love outdoor ceremonies so much is that they often inspire this…..

Kira’s smile is infectious and beautiful. Love her.

And with a kiss, it’s official….our new missus & mister!

Greeted with a standing ovation. Wooo hooo!

Loooove Adam’s expression and Kira’s reaction to him!!! Just love!!!

We did it!!!!

More happy…

Some pretty details, including flowers by Fancy Flowers and tent by Undercover Tent, with catering by the always fabulous Casual Gourmet.

The Horah is one of my favorite wedding traditions….so much fun and love and good times!

Reacting to toasts….

Cutting of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cake, courtesy of the Casual Gourmet…holy deliciousness! And, the first dance.

Talia absolutely stole me heart…what a precious little girl. She was so attentive to her family, especially her great grandma, who she is dancing with here. Watching the way she looked at her and gave her such undivided attention just melted my heart and made me miss my own Grandma & Grandpa. This really is a special little girl! Love her!

Dancing with their flower girls….now, no pressure or anything meant here, but Kira & Adam would make amazing parents if that was something they wanted in their lives. These two are just so wonderful together and obviously have a lot of love to give. {Swooon!}

Sparkle-licious ending to a perfect day!

Kira & Adam, thank you so much for choosing to share this incredible day of love & celebration with us!! We hope you enjoy this sneak peek as much as we enjoyed being there to document all of that goodness!! You two are wonderful and we are so happy to have met you both and got to share in this chapter in your lives. We cannot wait for you to see the rest of the photos and look forward to seeing where life takes you both next!

Until then, big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxo

Nicole & David’s Falmouth Wedding ~ Cape Cod Photographers

Nicole & David said “I do!” with their closest friends & family gathered around, as the sun shone brightly and warm autumn waves lapped at the pristine shore behind them.

Late September is my favorite time of year here on the Cape. The bulk of visitors have gone home, the beaches are still busy, but it’s mostly locals coming out of their summer cocoons to enjoy a sunset dinner or a walk with their dogs. The air is cooler, but the sun still warms the skin. It is as if we get this beautiful place we call home back to ourselves….I know that sounds selfish, but I wish September would last forever.

Nicole & David’s wedding was the perfecting ending to my favorite month. Falmouth is home to this sweet couple, while they finish building their new home in CT. Nicole is a professional organizer at B.Organized and you could feel touches of her amazing organization skills all over the wedding. She is also an actress and model, and no stranger to the camera. And, the camera loves her….so do we! You can see more of her and David in their bello love session earlier this year…HERE.

Their wedding was so relaxed and so fun to photograph and we cannot wait to share a look at their day with you, so without further ado….

Sea inspired invitations….so cute!

Nicole’s stunning wedding day look courtesy of Stacey Kuehn (hair) and Andrea Kooharian (make up)

David gets a little help from his brother Bruce on the porch of the Beach Breeze Inn, just before seeing his soon-to-be bride.

I love when couples choose to get  ready together…there’s something very sweet, intimate and endearing about it to me. And, I love getting to be there to document it! David helps cut the hanger straps from Nicole’s dress and she helps with the new cuff links she bought him.

David opens the Tiffany cufflinks from his beautiful betrothed.

A few moments for a quick portrait before gathering with family for photos.

Heading to the beach….such joy!

And, beautiful anticipation….

Beaming, beautiful, breathlessly following love….

In your eyes, I see my future, my love….my forever….

LOVE the colorful parasols Nicole & David got for their guests.

Gathered in love & celebration….the prettiest place to make promises.

With this ring, I thee wed.

Ceremonies don’t always hold the attention of little boys….and thank goodness for that! LOOOVE!

The light was as bright as their shining love! Family & friends stood as witness, holding up the chuppah in a show of love & support.

Shiny, happy people Meet me in the crowd, People people, Throw your love around, Love me love me ~ REM

As a symbol of the new life they are creating in their union, David & Nicole asked guests to release butterflies.

Fly sweet monarch, fly into the clear blue sky.

And so their new life as husband and wife begins….

With a kiss and a snuggle….you are mine and I am yours.

We did it…..woooo hooo! (I remember this feeling from my own wedding. It was such a happy moment! And you can see the happy written all over their beautiful faces! Just love it!)

Letting one last butterfly fly free…..

Some snuggles from her adorable flower girls, Daniela & Jessica….such sweet peas!

As guests head across the street to the Inn, David & Nicole take a few moments on the beach to soak in the joy of the moment.

Happy. Happy. Happy…..

Sweet kisses…

Side by side, and in your arms, is where I forever want to be.

This next photos makes my heart smile so big. Just love the happiness written all over Nicole’s gorgeous face!

Now back to the party for some merry making…

Such a perfect setting for an intimate affair, with a Sperry Tent, rentals from Be Our Guest and flowers by Courtney’s Floral Creations.

Love all of the colorful, beach inspired decorations and long, family style tables!

Nicole’s friends helped make and set up the beachy favors and decor.

Aqua-licious…..

A quick change to something more casual and our happy couple makes their entrance to the party….wooo hooo!

Eat Your Heart Out Catering provided Peruvian inspired ceviche in honor of Nicole’s family roots. Almost as delicious as all the love in the air this beautiful day!

Thumbs up for love…

Corn hole fun…

Some beach breeze lovin….

These two are so adorable together!

Hummuna, hummuna…

David’s children, Marc & Sandra, gave such a warm, loving toast to their dad and Nicole. It was playful and sincere and perfectly befitting their lovely dad & his new wife.

Reacting to the toasts….

For their first dance, it felt as if no one else was in the tent….so lovely.

Love the chunky sparkle that is Nicole’s signature look, as is that gorgeous smile of hers!

Friends & family were treated to an ice cream sundae bar courtesy of Smitty’s of Falmouth.

Love David’s expression as he’s dragged in to lead a conga line.

I don’t know why more couples don’t have day weddings….they provide more time to take in all that makes Cape Cod such an amazing place.

Ole!!!

Big thanks to Walt, Don & Joyce at the Beach Breeze Inn for welcoming the wedding….we loved working there and would happily come back again, if you guys decide to do more weddings. 🙂 Thanks too to Steve & Liz of McVie Productions for helping coordinate things to run smoothly, and to all of the fabulous vendors for helping make for a perfect day for Nicole & David. We’d also like to extend a heart-felt thank you and big shout out to our friend & fellow photographer Amy Rader for referring Nicole to us! Big love!! And, the biggest thanks goes to Nicole & David….thank you both so very much for entrusting us with documenting your amazing wedding!! We have loved getting to know you both over the past year and look forward to seeing where the future takes you!! Until then, we hope these photos serve as happy reminders of this love-filled time in your lives and that years from now you might look at them and feel all of the joy & celebration as if it was the day itself! We cannot wait to share the entire collection with you and put together an album that highlights all of the love & goodness!! Until then….sending big thanks & love, C&A xoxo

Lauren & Dustin’s Oyster Harbors Wedding ~ Cape Cod Photographers

Lauren & Dustin have the kind of love that inspires those around them to love bigger & sweeter…..and to sing at the top of their lungs while they’re doing it.

Andy & I have been fortunate enough to bear witness to hundreds of weddings, and we’ve seen love come in all shapes and sizes. But, in all these years of documenting weddings, I cannot recall another wedding where 250 of the couple’s friends & family gathered around, arm in arm, swaying, singing and delighting as two people they love danced their first dance as husband and wife.

Don’t get me wrong, we’ve seen a lot of good first dances, and some really stand out, even 14 years later. But, Lauren & Dustin’s first dance nearly had me so lost in the moment and so mesmerized that I wanted to put down my camera and just soak it all in….sponge up all that love & goodness, because being in that room, in that moment, you could actually feel the love. And, at the end of a long, busy summer season, it was just the elixir my tender heart needed.

I had been enjoying myself all day, but that first dance….it was just the coolest! Lauren & Dustin swayed and spun and loved up on each other dancing to Old Crow Medicine Show’s version of the Dylan classic, Wagon Wheel, which I have always thought was cool, but from now on, every time I hear that song, I’ll think of them, which makes it even cooler! (Play it in the background HERE as you look at these images and you might just feel the love too.)

Lauren & Dustin got married last month at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Falmouth. It was a glorious September day….warm, dry, sunny Cape Cod perfection. The getting ready process started in the morning, with Lauren at her parents’ Falmouth home. Dustin and his family were across the street at a neighbor’s home. Closeness was definitely at the core of this day of love & celebration and we are super excited to share this little sneak peek of Lauren & Dustin’s fabulous wedding. So without further ado…..

Lauren gets the finishing touches on her beautiful ocean blue eyes. Meanwhile her & Dustin’s beloved poochie, MeadowMae gets her wedding day bow.

Lauren’s crazy beautiful Lee Ann Belter gown, which came with this stunning lace jacket she wore for the ceremony. The neckline was stunning!

Lauren takes a quick look at herself before she heads downstairs to show her gal pals…

Lovely Lauren gets a warm reception from her beautiful besties….These girls were so fun and so warm & supportive. Love that kind of girl power!

Dapper Dustin….love the navy suit and hip bow tie!

Dustin’s mate and co-best man Keith gets a little help with his bow tie, while cousin and groomsman, Rickey, prepares to tape a GoPro to a liquor bottle…it’s time to party!

Reading a card from his soon-to-be missus and opening some pretty amazing cuff links Lauren got for him. Love his expression as he reads the card.

Lauren is absolutely glowing as she and her sweet Papa, Jack, make their way to St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Loooove Dustin’s expression as he watches the love of his life make her way down the aisle…..Lauren and her dad look pretty happy too. Sighhhhhh!

Watching your children grow and make their own life must be one of the most heartwarming and simultaneously heart-wrenching things for a parent. You could almost feel the flutter of emotions Jack was experiencing in this moment. Just so beautiful.

So happy to be standing next to each other, surrounded by so much love & support.

Pledging hearts, exchanging vows, looking deep and with much love…..

With this ring, I thee wed.

Love Keith’s sweet, approving look as Lauren & Dustin seal it with a kiss.

Happy girl….

How Lauren & Dustin walked up the aisle together says so much about them and their wonderful love for each other. Close. Close. Close. Just adore these two!

After Lauren & Dustin’s happy “I dos!” they wanted to quickly stop at their favorite beach, back by Lauren’s parents’ home…

So they could also include sweet Meadow in some of the love & celebration. Such a cute family pic! I spy this year’s holiday card.

After a quick stop, we headed to the stunning Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville for some family & bridal party photos before guests began arriving for cocktail hour. Gotta say…..we just looooove when we have a gap of time like this to do photos and still cover the entire cocktail hour!!

Swooon….

You get yours girl….

These peeps were so much fun to be around and such a delight to photograph. Wish we could do it again!

The lovely ladies….such beauties!! Inside & out! xx

Champagne + oodles of love + a picture perfect setting = THIS

Some of the gorgeous details that peppered Lauren & Dustin’s day, including stunning white & green floral arrangements by Lilac Florals.

A familiar face to Team Bello, Tyler, the brother of one of our past grooms, Justin, enjoys himself during cocktail hour. It was so great to see Justin & Stefania and Justin’s family again!! We hadn’t seen them since their wedding six years ago. Also love these cool party favors, who doesn’t love a cute wine stopper?

Mmmmmm….

One of my favorite parts of a wedding is watching couples together…Rickey and his gorgeous girlfriend were having too much fun together all day. Lauren & Dustin’s cake was super cool. They had collected, bleached and dried out the oyster shells especially to decorate their cake. They were so cool I actually thought they were white chocolate. Glad I didn’t try and steal a bite. (wink wink)

Love how I captured the bean bag perfectly in air with Lauren & Dustin’s initials & wedding date. Totally didn’t plan this, but couldn’t have asked for better positioning!!

The happy was contagious….and delightful to document.

What ever did we do before our phones were also cameras???

Easy, breezy, beautiful…..

Everyone say, “Cheese!”

Sneaking a kiss during the group photo…

I love a late summer wedding, the sun sets a little earlier, it’s still warm and everyone wants to be outside. As cocktail hour winded to a close on the back lawn, overlooking the water, the sun set, blanketing the day in a warm orange embrace that seemed perfectly befitting Lauren & Dustin.

Like I said earlier….Lauren & Dustin’s first dance was so special, with everyone gathered around, singing along and cheering them on. So much love it was palpable.

Toasting to love…

Big hugs from bestie Katie, whose toast was warm, sweet, funny….perfect.

As was the roast, I mean toast, from Dustin’s besties Keith & Dana. These guys are the kind of best friends everyone wishes they had.

They even cracked each other up…..LOVE!

Smiles all around…

More happy….

After speeches were done, the happy moved to the dance floor, where everyone got their party on….

Sweet Caitlin and her lovely mister get serenaded by the band’s sax player.

This next photo was soooooo fun to capture. I believe the young man in the wheelchair is Lauren’s cousin, and Andy & I watched him absolutely light up the place when his dad wheeled him out onto the dance floor so he could get his boogie on. I remember we had a moment like this at my sister’s wedding, when my aunt wheeled out the mom of my new brother-in-law, who was battling pretty severe MS. My brother-in-law’s mom loved being included and the loving attention lavished on her. My sister and her hubby danced around her and the joy was infectious. It was exactly the same at this wedding and it was so wonderful to watch and (passively) participate in!!!

Lauren’s adorable brother, Bill, gets his boogie on with bridesmaid Jennifer.

A little old school invisible jump rope…..woooo hooo!

One of my favorite songs at a wedding is Shout! People go nuts for it….and Lauren & Dustin were no exception….how low can you go??? Love this moment as one of the band’s singers sings right to Dustin & Lauren, with family & friends gathered in close.

Thank you Lauren & Dustin soooo very much for including us in your incredible wedding. You two….the way you love each other and those closest to you is so beautiful and we hope these photos reflect all that love & beauty! We hope too that you enjoy this little sneak peek as we wait to get your proof book back from the printer. Cannot wait to share it with you and all of the love & goodness that was your wedding day!! Thank you again for everything!! With big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxo