Annie & Brian’s Chic Borsari Gallery Rehearsal Dinner

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Day 2 of Annie & Brian’s wedding weekend concluded with their Rehearsal Dinner at the rustic and uber romantic Borsari Gallery in Dennis.

Built in 1895 by Sea Captain Uriah Howe, the barn was originally an abattoir for the Cape. It later served as a gallery for local artist David Grose. In 2008, Bob and Kathy Borsari purchased the property and spent three years transforming the post and beam structure back to its original rustic beauty, where it now serves as a beautiful backdrop for weddings, rehearsal dinners and other intimate events.

The main floor serves as the dinner space with art covering the wood slat walls. Downstairs features a wine cellar with cement floors and a chic and sexy vibe. And an outdoor patio surrounded by lush local vegetation completes the serene setting.

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Guests enjoying cocktail hour in the wine cellar.

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Annie’s super sweet dad, Jim, catching up with Annie & Brian’s friends.

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Brian’s lovely Grandma chatting with her oldest granddaughter’s boyfriend…perhaps asking him when it’s his turn to pop the question. LOL! (Sorry Jamie & Cezar!)

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Guests enjoying cocktail hour. Wine + Smiles + A beautiful setting = the perfect recipe for a great evening.

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Brian’s family (Jamie, Kevin, Jill & Megan) offer words of love & support to Annie & Brian…

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…which are happily received by our smitten couple and joyfully toasted by friends and family alike.

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Dinner (by the talented Eat Your Heart Out Catering) is served…

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Brian & Annie welcoming their friends and bridal party members…

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A kiss and a tender moment captured. Love these two.

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Annie & Brian take in all the love & well wishes directed at them from co-best man, Wes.

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And then express their heart-felt thanks….

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Matron of Honor Caitlin toasts the happy couple.

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Brian’s parents offer a fun and interactive toast, complete with props and puppets of King Brian and Queen Annie. So fun!

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Enjoying all of the affection being showered on them…

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Megan & Jamie react to their parents’ toast…

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More fun reactions, this time to Brian’s funny Grandpa and his toast….

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A picturesque sunset completes another amazing day of love & celebration for Annie & Brian.

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Annie & Brian we are so grateful to you and your families for once again sharing such a special weekend with us. Getting to hear all of the wonderful and super thoughtful things your family & friends shared about you demonstrated how much effort you two put into your relationships and how much people appreciate you. It’s been an honor to get to know you both; you epitomize the idea that you get back what you put out into the world….and it’s obvious that you two put out a lot of love!

Thank you too again to Jamie Bohlin and the fabulous team at Cape Cod Celebrations. You guys sure do know how to throw a party! Bob & Kathy it was great meeting you both and we hope to see you back at the Gallery very soon!

With big love, Christine & Andy

Annie & Brian’s Chatham Bars Inn Welcome Dinner

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It’s not unusual for us to be asked to photograph a couple’s rehearsal dinner. We love when that happens because it means having extra time with our couple, their family and friends. The more time we have with people, the more comfortable they are with us and the more relaxed they end up being when in front of our cameras….which always results in better photos!

So, when Annie & Brian wanted us to not only document their rehearsal dinner, but also the welcome dinner they were planning for everyone the night before, we were super excited. The festivities began Friday night of Memorial Day weekend, at the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn Beach House Grill, where their entire 250+ guest list was invited for a relaxed barbecue/lobster bake, with music, beach games and s’mores by the fire.

We arrived a little early to greet Annie, Brian and their parents. The happy couple wanted to thank their super supportive and incredibly loving parents with some playful gifts. Here Jill, Brian’s super fly momma, shows off her Mother Of the Groom baseball hat in Annie & Brian’s blue & yellow wedding colors.

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Love this tender moment with Annie and her super sweet dad, Jim, before guests begin arriving. Annie’s mom tragically passed away 10+ years ago, and with no siblings, she and her dad are as tight as two can be. Seeing them together in this way warms this daddy girl’s heart!

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Guests begin arriving….all smiles and ready for a full weekend of love & celebration!

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The dinner was like one big long cocktail hour, with a buffet dinner and guests mingling inside and out. Happy was definitely the theme for the evening!

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The Beach House Grill…one of the prettiest spots on the Cape to relax and really soak in everything that makes Cape Cod such a special place.

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The view…..

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The love…

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And warm embraces from dear friends…

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Brian gets a hug from family friend, Tessie, while bridesmaids extraordinaire, Garima & Zoe, ham it up for the camera! And, this was just night one with these wonderful peeps. Loved so much being a part of Annie & Brian’s amazing wedding weekend!

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Co-best man, Wes, and his gal pal…..smiles that are infectiously happy!

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Brian’s gorgeous sister, Jamie, gets a big hug and smooch from their Grandpa!

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More happy smiles from friends happy to be here.

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Good food + good music + good company = a really great night!

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A pretty dessert and an equally pretty view.

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Annie’s cousin’s girls are just delightful. They served as flower girls during for the wedding and were super happy to see the bride-to-be.

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Annie & friends get close for a selfie. I love taking photos of people taking photos.

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More photo taking…and smooching…and just plain enjoying the evening.

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Stay tuned for the Rehearsal Dinner…coming soon. In the meantime, if you like what you see, we hope you share and spread the love…maybe even leave a little in the comments for Annie & Brian!

Thank you Annie & Brian for inviting us to share in this incredible weekend of love! Thank you Jamie Bohlin of Cape Cod Celebrations for helping to make that happen and for just being so stinking good at what you do! As always, we loved working alongside you and your fabulous team! Thank you too to Kate Mann and the rest of the staff at Chatham Bars Inn for a flawless evening of fun!

Big hugs, Christine & Andy xx

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