Jac & Mitty’s Falmouth Wedding ~ Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

Jacqueline & Mitty are like peanut butter & chocolate…alone they’re pretty awesome, but together…..well, it’s a winning combination that’s hard to beat! We first met these two lovebirds earlier this summer, when we got together for their bello love session.

It’s not often that we first meet our couples just minutes before photographing them and still hit it off right away, but that’s exactly how it was with these two. They’re just super cool people…fun, warm, funny, and absolutely beautiful, both inside & out.

I knew even before meeting them that we were going to like these two. Before our love sessions, we give our couples a little survey with questions that let us get to know them a bit better. Andy & I provide our own answers too, to help couples feel a little less intimidated to share personal info with us. Jac & Mitty sent back their survey…all 4 pages of it…and it was like Christmas morning. Not only did we get a real inside look into who they are, and what they love about each other, but with every single, thoughtful word they were welcoming us in to their world with open arms & open hearts. And, that is gold to us.

More often than not, our couples send back surveys with one line answers…and we get it…we’re all busy and who has time for something so seemingly trivial. But, Jac & Mitty’s answers were so much fun to read. Jac’s replies were particularly verbose….which I suppose I could relate to, as anyone who’s ever got an email from me can attest…I’m never at a shortage of things to say. But, they weren’t just chatty responses, they were seriously heart-felt. And, in their words it was easy to see how much these two love & care for each other.

Their wedding a few weeks ago, in the backyard of Jac’s grandfather’s ocean front Falmouth home, was the perfect testament to just how BIG these two love …and not just each other, but their families & friends and life in general. It was such an honor to bear witness to that kind of love & celebration. It was the kind of wedding you never want to end (Well, the kind of wedding you’d never want to end if you could put down your 20 pound cameras and join everyone breaking it down on the dance floor, which we were seriously tempted to do.)

I could keep going on about how much we adore these two, but I know most folks come here to see photos…so, I’ll just let the photos do the talking. We hope you enjoy this little sneak peek into the love & celebration that was Jac & Mitty’s wedding day!

Beautiful Jac…with eyes as blue as the ocean…love this girl and her Sex in the city hairstyle by the talented team from Artworx Hair Design. Make up by Dani Wagener.

Ga ga gorgeous!!! Jac is a vision in her Ramona Keveza wedding gown. Just beautiful! And, to think, all she said to us when we first met was how awkward she is in front of the camera and how she can never take a good photo….yeah, whatever!

Mitty and the guys were getting ready at the Sea Crest Resort just down the road. The guys all wore these handsome bluish/grey suits by Isaia, and super cool plaid ties .

Our handsome groom, getting ready for his soon-to-be Mrs.

Last minute gloss touch ups…and away we go….

Happy looks like this…

Jac & Mitty had their first look on Jac’s grandfather’s front lawn. The property and tent just looked so beautiful thanks to the talented team at Sperry Tents, the super sweet and uber stylish Jen Chagnon at The Pink Polka Dot, and the lovely Courtney Dunbury of Courtney’s Floral Creations. We are huuuge fans of Courtney’s and this wedding was some of her best work ever. Just so beautiful and so totally Jac’s style. Awesome job Court!!

Look at that beautiful face light up at the site of her sweet mister….swooon!

Joy is this….

These two were absolutely glowing….yaaay for love!

Jac’s grandpa’s dog is a sweet old fella, who was doing his part on the wedding day to help keep Jac calm and centered….and look pretty adorable doing it.

Jac & her girls….including her super sweet sister Christina (on Jac’s right)

Jac & Mitty could not have asked for a more perfect day to say, “I do!”

Side by side, now and forever!

Sweet kisses….

Mitty & his besties, including his brothers, Chris & Chase (far right) before the ceremony starts at St. Barnabas in Falmouth.

Love this unscripted moment as Jac arrived via the side door, with her handsome dad, Dennis, and her soon-to-be nephews/ring bearers, Harrison & Alex.

If every day could feel like this, life would be soooo good!

Love the way Mitty gently touched Jac’s arm as she made her way to him….sometimes so much can be said in a simple touch.

Or in a look…..

We did it!!! Woooooo hooooo! Look at their faces….can you stand it?? So much happiness!!

Jac gets a love-filled hug from a friend just outside the church.

I LOOOOVE this photo of Jac, it’s almost as if she can’t believe how happy she is in this moment. Meanwhile, her super sweet parents, Dennis & Elissa, make their way out of the church.

See what I mean about Courtney’s flowers???? Just stunning! And, that floating ball of flowers in the middle of the tent must have been about 4 feet wide! Love the linens too!

A little pink sparkle and a ruffled cake by the talented staff at The Casual Gourmet. As always, Olive and her staff made sure everything ran with machine like precision, while guests enjoyed the delicious food!

The new Mr. & Mrs…..

A fun perspective on their first dance.

Jac played lacrosse in college and here some of her former teammates shower their gal pal with love & kisses.

Mitty & Jac steal a kiss during the toasts.

Love Mitty’s expression as he listens to Christina talk about her new big brother. Just lovely!

This little star lit walkway….it provided the perfect backdrop for a little late night break from the party for our happy couple.

Sealed with a kiss…..

Honestly, there were just too many great moments to fit in this post…I could have kept sharing, but we’re already a bit late getting this online, so we had to stop somewhere. We hope you, Jac & Mitty, enjoy this little peek. More to come very soon…we promise! We cannot wait to share the entire collection with you…so many wonderful love-filled moments jammed into one day! Until then, thank you both sooooo very much for including us in your amazing wedding! We love you guys and loved being a part of this special time in your lives. You, your family & friends all made us feel so welcomed, and you two shared yourselves so selflessly. We appreciate it so much and cannot wait to see where this journey of love takes you both next!! With big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxoxo

Jac & Mitty’s Falmouth Rehearsal Dinner ~ Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

We are a bit behind at the moment with our editing….August & September were crazy busy for us, so I’m going to keep this brief and just let the photos from Jacqueline & Mitty’s super fun August 22, rehearsal dinner do all the talking.

The party took place at the swanky Golf Club of Cape Cod in Falmouth, where Jac & Mitty spend a fair bit of time when they come visit Jac’s grandfather here on the Cape. The wedding reception, which took place the next day, was held in the backyard of Jac’s grandfather home….and boy was it a party of epic proportions…more photos from that coming soon. For now, enjoy some of the special details and love-filled moments from this wonderful couple’s rehearsal dinner.

Love the monogrammed golf ballĀ  and M&M favors for guests….thought they’d make a great prop to show off Jac & Mitty’s wedding hardware. Love the fall flavors of the party too…with the sunflowers and bronze planters.

Hearts & candles and lots of love for Mitty & Jac!

Our happy….and dare I say drop dead gorgeous….couple, Jacqueline & Mitty. Love these two….and love Jac’s killer dress!

Friends & family enjoying a drink, some good conversation and the beautiful view of the course.

Jac & Mitty greeting their guests….love that smile!

Mitty’s super sweet Dad, Chris, gave a funny and heart-felt toast to his son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law.

Taking in all the words of love & praise…and playful joking about these two special people.

Mitty’s older brother Chris was teasing his baby brother, which Mitty took in stride. Love Jac’s reaction!!

Friends & family enjoy the speech as well, including Mitty’s other brother Chase (far right) and fellow groomsmen Lars. Such sweet guys!

Big hugs….

And happy cheers….

Thank you Jac & Mitty for inviting us to share in this wonderful weekend of love. It has felt like an old friendship with you both since our first meeting and we are so grateful to have been able to share such a special time in your lives with you both, and with your wonderful families & friends!! We look forward to sharing more fun times with you both in the future!! For now, we hope you enjoy this little sneak peek! Cannot wait to share more photos from the BIG day…coming soon! Love you two! Chris & Andy xoxo

Tanya & Stu’s Wareham Wedding ~ Cape Cod Photographers

Love. Ceremony. Celebration….and, the beauty that can be found in all of those things is pretty much what summarizes the experience of documenting a wedding for us. Although there are common elements in most weddings, each is unique and each carries with it an opportunity to stretch ourselves….to push our creativity and open our hearts to be ready to capture real moments as they happen. Sometimes, I’ll admit, it’s not always easy to do that, but with Tanya & Stu….it was.

Right from our first meeting, we felt a connection to these two warm, generous, wonderful people…an openness and a willingness to share and let us in to see their special kind of love. When we get that, it opens something in us and makes capturing the beauty of love, ceremony & celebration not only easy…but super fun, and also incredibly emotional.

It was really hard to narrow down all of the images we captured to a small collection for this blog. We like to tell our couples’ story here, but theirs is so layered and beautiful, picking just a few doesn’t somehow seem to do justice to Tanya & Stu or their day…but we’re going to try. So, without further ado, here is a sneak peek at Tanya & Stu’s crazy wonderful wedding day…. (for more background on this lovely couple, check out our love session with them last fall HERE)

The wedding took place at Stu’s family’s property in a hidden gem of Wareham that makes this Cape Cod girl want to move across the bridge. Truly, this area of Wareham is so beautiful & peaceful and with everything that makes Cape Cod so special, yet without any of the drawbacks…like traffic, congestion and hordes of people. It was a treat to spend some time here, and what a backdrop to highlight some of the gorgeous details of the day, including Tanya’s stunning Pronovias wedding gown and her stunning bridesmaid bouquets from Flowers by Semia.

Like slippers made for a princess…

Stu’s wedding band was engraved with his & Tanya’s initials and their wedding date….so sweet!

The talented ladies from I Do Wedding Hair New England gave Tanya her beautiful, natural wedding day glow…not that she needed much help. She’s already stunning…inside & so obviously out!

Sweet Stu getting ready…with super cute sailboat socks. Stu is a gifted professional sailor and an award-winning member of the U.S. Olympic team…and still the most humble guy you’ll ever meet! Love him!!

The first look….looove the way these two look at each other.

Beautiful….people & flowers.

A candid moment during the family photos between Beth, Stu’s crazy sweet momma, and Tanya. What I loved so much about these families is the way they embraced each other with such love. Beth kept referring to Tanya as her new daughter and with two sons, you could tell she was happy for the addition…not just for the added girl power, but because she genuinely loves & cares for Tanya. Just so sweet!

Tanya’s adorable parents, Sinh & Mynga. Love these two moments…

Stu & his sweet Dad, John, exchange a candid moment between photos.

Cuddling cuties! Stu & Tanya used golf carts to transport guests to and from the ceremony & reception area. Functional and fun!

Andy & I love finding spots that most people would walk right past and using it as a backdrop. These woods, next to the driveway had light streaming through in the most magical way….

Pretty woods, magic light and a gorgeous couple = homerun!

Love the way these two laugh & play together…just so delicious!

Dreamy…the look of love!

Off to the ceremony….but first we stopped in the middle of the tree lined road for a few more smooches…

A quick kiss and off to one more location before they say, “I do!!”

Stu’s brother’s property is right on the ocean, with a gorgeous stone-lined step path to the water, and this beautiful built-in bench, a perfect perch for our sweeties!

Like a pair of love birds in their nest…

To the dock for some more snuggling!

It was windy & wonderful and beachy perfection.

Sexy legs…

Leading to love…

Stu watches as the ceremony begins and his bride makes her way to him…

Love these faces!! Such gratitude and adoration….just so beautiful!

wild & wonderful

Stu & Tanya’s friend Teddy did a fabulous job officiating…infusing love & humor and pure heart in the ceremony.

Stu & Tanya wrote their own vows…..swoon!

Beth looks on with such love written all over her beautiful face!!!

Tanya holds tightly to Stu as she makes her vows to him. I love this…when couples get their strength/comfort from each other’s touch.

Sealed with a kiss….and forever I am yours and you are mine.

We did it!!!! Woooo hoooo!!

Loved the table settings…with a casual chic vintage feel, lace runners, lead glass votive holders mixed with vintage glass jars and fresh cut flowers.

Loved the personalized thank you notes on the table, with fresh herb twigs.

The cupcake tower by My Sweet Indulgence was ADORABLE!! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to try one, but boy did they look deee-licious!

Guests enjoying themselves during cocktail hour, which took place in a big field, with wooden barrel tables to gather around, and corn hole games to play. So fun!

Tanya & Stu also brought in a shuck truck from Cabin Cover Oysters, which was crazy cool and guests were eating them up!

Cocktails & conversation…

The gang gathers for introductions…love this cute wave by Marissa & Natalie…such sweet gals!

Loved watching Tanya & Stu’s first dance…it was as if no one else in the world existed for them in that moment. Sooo sweet!

Like Tanya, I nearly lost it when her dad gave his toast. It was obvious…he said as much so…that he wasn’t one to express how he felt or how proud he was of Tanya…but he laid it all out there in that speech and it was beautiful. Watching him stand there, vulnerable and exposed, and hear him talk about all of his daughter’s accomplishments and all of her wonderful qualities, knowing that saying so was not something that came easily for him (even though the feelings were obviously always there) was so incredibly touching. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one fighting back tears.

A grateful daughter. A proud dad. A wonderful moment!!!

One of Tanya’s MOHs, Ana Lauren, gets an equally big & appreciative hug following her speech. Love how Stu’s is holding on too….so freaking cute! I’m telling you…the love at this wedding was palpable!

And the fun level was off the hook!!! Love this moment as a friend rips off his tie and breaks it down!!!

Go Ana Lauren. Go, girl!!

Boston-based cover band Flipside didn’t disappoint and had guests tearing it up!!

Including our bride & groom. I have a theory….a couple who dances together stays happy together.

A little love to end a lovely day!!

Andy & I loved working with Jamie Bohlin from Cape Cod Celebrations for this incredible wedding. There were lots of moving parts, and Jamie & her staff did an incredible job of keeping everything moving smoothly forward and looking crazy good! Thanks Jamie for making our job such a pleasure!!! Special thanks too to Beth, Joe, Mynga & Sinh for sharing your lovely children with us and for being such a joy to work with and just generally be around. We loved getting to be a part of this incredible milestone for your families and hope these photos serve as happy reminders for many love-filled years to come! And, finally, to Tanya & Stu…..thank you for welcoming us with such warm, open arms. Thank you for sharing your beautiful love & gentle hearts with us…for showing us the real you that makes you both so special! It’s couples like you who makes us continually fall in love with our work! We can’t wait to share the entire collection of wonderful, love-filled moments with you. Until then, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek. Love you guys! With big love & hugs, Chris & Andy xoxo