Happy Days…

The holidays have put us a bit behind on blogging and we’ve got lots of catching up to do. Big apologies to our faithful bloggers who have likely been disappointed to still be staring at that goofy Elf photo of us! And a special apology to Amy & Terence for not getting their wedding photos on our blog sooner. Usually, we like to get a few of our favorites up before they see the whole collection, but that just didn’t happen this time. So, while this won’t really be that exciting for Amy & Terence, hopefully it will be fun for those of you who just enjoying seeing new stuff on our blog!

Amy & Terence were our last wedding of the 2007 season. They exchanged their “I dos,” on October 27th at the beautiful St. Joan of Arc in Orleans, not far from Amy’s parents’ summer home, which was where we met them when we shot our engagement session with them earlier in the season. We had such fun with them at our engagement session. We started in the backyard, which had views of the water, then headed to the beach for an hour or so before we all went back to Amy’s parents’ house for some delicious champagne and wonderful conversation with her parents, Lucille & Gene (We just love them!! Lucille is the kind of mom who makes you want to be a mom and hope you’d be half as good as she is!). Also joining us were Amy’s brother, Brad (her man of honor), and his very sweet wife, Abby, and Amy’s adorable cousin, Corry, and her hubby, Chris. They were such a fun group; we could have stayed there all night with them sipping champagne!! Thank you all for immediately welcoming us into your family!

Needless to say, we were looking forward to Amy & Terence’s wedding and also to getting to know Terence’s family! After the emotional “I dos” we headed to the ever-elegant Wequassett Inn,for the reception. The food, as always, was delicious and Kalson and his crew once again put on a flawless event. The Marsels of Boston rocked the house and the atmosphere was electric.

It was a perfect ending to a phenomenal season for us. And we’d like to thank Amy & Terence and their families and friends for once again making us feel totally blessed to get to do what we do!!! Just getting to be creative would be enough, but getting to meet and be welcomed so warmly into the lives of such amazing people makes us wonder what we did to deserve such riches!!!

So, without further ado…here are some of our favorite shots from Amy & Terence’s wonderfully heart-felt wedding.

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Here’s Amy looking gorgeous!!!

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And demurely adorable…

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Terence gets some guidance on putting on a dickie bow (American translation…bow tie) from his big brother.

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Can’t you just hear the James Bond soundtrack with this shot? I don’t know why, but guys just look so darned handsome (and cool) walking in tuxes.

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Amy gets some help ducking raindrops as she makes her way to the church for the ceremony. (Could she be any happier?) Fortunately, the rain stopped by the time the ceremony was over. Luck was certainly on our side this year as we didn’t get rained out once!

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All the work and planning certainly take it’s toll even on the most gung-ho couples, but seeing reactions like Terence’s in this shot surely make it worth all of the effort!

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Smiles seemed to dominate the day…

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Here too…

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Amy’s mom (on the right) just couldn’t stop smiling. Lucille is seriously one of the most lovable people you could ever hope to meet.

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Terence gets some loving from Amy’s grandma…how much do we love these moments??

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Glam girls strike a pose…looking good ladies!

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I love this shot…

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Heading to the beach for a few minutes of alone time.

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Amy’s dad works for Godiva and so all the guests were treated to what I like to call “love in a box.” Man, I wouldn’t look like Amy if my dad worked for Godiva!!!

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Here’s Gene getting down and dirty to Mustang Sally….it was a brilliant performance!!! I think the Marcels may be contracting Gene for some upcoming tours. Rock on Gene!!! Who says white boys can’t dance?

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Thank you again to Amy &Terence. Your wedding was a perfect ending to an incredible season of weddings!!! We love you guys! xo

Thank you and have a safe and happy New Year!xo C & A

Holiday De-Stresser….

Friends of ours Megan & John e-mailed us one of these elfin cards the other day featuring photos of their kids. We were hysterical watching it and decided we wanted in on the fun. You may have already seen this, but if you haven’t buckle up…it’s pretty funny!!! We hope you get a good chuckle out of it and relieve some of that holiday stress! Happy holidays everyone! This won’t be up for long so enjoy it while it lasts!!

Click the image to see the show!!

Add on: Okay, so Office Max, which hosted this little show, has taken its dancing elves offline. Sorry, no more dancing Chris & Andy!

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The colors of love….

Tracy & Will envisioned a day dotted with all of the rich warm colors that make fall in New England so beautiful and that’s exactly what they got when they said “I do,” in a small church in the quaint RI town of Little Compton. Tracy & Will chose the church because it is near where their friends Allison & Christian live and where they spend a lot of time in the summer. In fact, Allison (who was Tracy’s matron of honor) and Christian were there with us when we photographed Tracy & Will’s engagement session earlier this summer. What a fun day that was!

The October 19th reception took place at the elegant Ocean Cliff Estate in Newport. Generally, most of our weddings keep us here on the Cape, but every now and then we get to photograph in some fantastic off Cape locations like Newport. Tracy looked absolutely stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gown, which seemed to have been made for her and her fabulous aerobics instructor physique. She rocked it for sure in that lacy little number! Her grandmother’s antique lace veil complimented the dress perfectly. And, Will’s face when he saw Tracy come walking down the aisle….priceless!

While weddings are obviously a time of love, joy, and celebration, every now and then we meet a couple who just ooze love for one another and Will & Tracy are that kind of couple….Tracy is such a loving, sweet, & caring person and Will is a funny, fun-loving puppy of a guy who you can tell just adores Tracy. We had the pleasure of spending a few hours with them earlier this summer at our engagement session together in Newport and then hung out for a bit afterwards at Ocean Cliff, since we hadn’t worked there before and wanted to get a feel for the place. We just loved them and knew right away that their wedding would be special and indeed it was! From all of the little fall details to the setting, but most especially to the love you could see all around them, in their friends’ and family members’ speeches to the way Will got everyone going crazy on the dance floor. It was definitely a fun almost-end to the season for us!

Here are a few of our favorites from the day:

Like little girls playing dress up Tracy & Allison get a first look at Tracy in her wedding dress. Love the expressions of joy in their eyes….so sweet!

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Tracy’s dad was fighting back the tears seeing his little girl all grown up….he almost had me going!!!

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A last quick peek before heading to the church.

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Will’s signature color is pink….and so his wedding wouldn’t be complete without a touch or two (check out those socks).

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I just love the looks on these altar boys’ faces watching Tracy & Will exchange rings. It was a very emotional ceremony and even they seemed drawn in!

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It was about an hour drive between the church and Ocean Cliff, which gave everyone (including us) time to enjoy the fall views…

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Wanting to include all of their friends and their spouses in some of the photos, Tracy & Will asked to stop for a bit at a farm stand with a pumpkin patch for a big group photo. Love it!

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Having a giggle with friends.

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Bling Bling…

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Playing in the leaves. They were a bit wet and just seemed to fall to the ground in one big clump when they tossed them in the air, which is why they were cracking up!

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This shot was really vibrant in color, but we just love how textural it looks in black and white!

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A moment alone to reflect…Can’t you just see the love in her eyes!!!

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And a quick kiss before heading to the reception.

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Just married…

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The grand ballroom at Ocean Cliff looks out over Newport’s rugged shore. Unfortunately, the weather was very iffy most of the day, so it was a bit overcast, but it was still a dramatic setting.

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A big heart-felt thank you to Tracy & Will for being such an inspirational couple. You two love without limits and it is beautiful to behold! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a happy and memorable time in your lives! We love you guys!!! xoxo C & A

P.S. Allison you were a star & warmed our hearts with your rendition of Carole King’s “You’ve got a Friend.” You rock girlfriend!