Sarah & Keith’s Wychmere Beach Club Wedding ~ Harwich Port Photographers

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Like so many couples today, Sarah & Keith chose to see each other before their ceremony so they could take family and bridal party photos, then attend their cocktail hour and enjoy more of their party. It’s a trend Andy & I are really appreciate.

Sarah had explained to us before her Wychmere Beach Club wedding how important it was for us to capture the moment she and Keith saw each other for the first time. “I’ve sort of been dreaming about this all of my life,” she told us. So, when the moment came, we watched and waited and these two smitten people didn’t disappoint. Their obvious love and affection was written al over their gorgeous faces…and it stayed there all day long!!

We’d become really excited about their wedding after being at their rehearsal dinner the night before at Chatham Bars Inn. There were lots of love-filled speeches, heartfelt hugs and so much affection it was infectious and hard not to want to be a part of it all! So, getting to be there for more of the same on their wedding was such a pleasure.

Here are just a few of some of our favorite moments from their incredible wedding day…

Beautiful Sarah getting last minute makeup touches by the lovely Emanuela Castellano, who traveled from NYC to give Sarah and her gal pals their glamorous wedding day looks. Just love the matching floral PJs Sarah got all her girls to wear as they got ready.

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Keith buttoning up his wedding day look, with a sharp Ferragamo tie and Ralph Lauren suit.

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Some of Sarah’s bridesmaids, Kate, Elizabeth, Kerri & Nicole, chilling out on the sun deck, while Sarah and the rest of the girls finish up with hair & make up.

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Keith & his mates getting dressed. Love how the stuffed shark plays off the color of their ties.

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Sarah and her besties….

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Keith looks over his vows with groomsmen, John & Rob.

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Sarah gets her wedding day look and puts on her stunning Monique Lhullier dress, getting a little help with her Badgley Mischka shoes from super sweet sis, Amanda, while momma Teresa and baby sis, Olivia look on.

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Proud papas Steve & Bruce discuss the best way to fold their pocket squares.

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Taaaa daaaaaa….is she gorgeous or what?! Look out Keith, she’s ready for you!

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Enjoying the beautiful weather and a cold one on the porch….

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Getting a little help from flower girl extraordinaire and niece, Emerson, Sarah heads to see Keith.

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Having fun with the fellas…

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That moment….when the months of planning and years of dreaming meet and you see your beloved for the first time on your wedding day. So much love and happiness!

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Beautiful, happy, lovely people…

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Are they cute or what?

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Friends gather as the ceremony is about to begin…

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Love this perspective as guests start to make their way to their seats and collect their program…

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Friends & family excitedly wait for the ceremony to begin…

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Here they come….led by groomsman, friend and master of ceremonies, Matt, Keith and the groomsmen make their way to the altar, as Sarah’s beautiful momma, Teresa is led by Sarah’s brother, Bruce.

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Keith’s beautiful momma, Pamela, and dad, Steve, lead some of the grandkids/flowergirl/ring bearers down the altar.

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Here comes the bride…much to the joy of the happy groom…

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Not sure whose smiles is bigger, Sarah’s or her sweet dad, Bruce….

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This face….so much love….

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Matt did such an awesome job with the ceremony….lots of love and laughter, the perfect combination for these two wonderful people!

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Let the love shine bright….

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So full of love and so engaging with everyone lucky enough to know her….this photo just sums up Sarah to me!

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Looks like she learned how to love big from these two wonderful, smitten people…

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Fun + love = a really enjoyable ceremony.

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For everyone….

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With this ring I thee wed..

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Happy tears, big smiles and super sweet flower girls = awesomeness!

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Sealed with a kiss…

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Wooo hooooo…the new Mr. & Mrs.

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Some of the beachy details and beautiful flowers by Beach Plum Floral.

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Guests enjoy the sunset and cocktail hour….including lovely Nicole.

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And groomsman Jimmy….Jiiiiiimmmmmyyyy!

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A spectacular finish to a spectacular day. Now, let’s get this party started….

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A tunnel of love for Teresa & Bruce.

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The new Mr. & Mrs……woooooooo hoo!

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Their first dance….fun, flirty and full of love.

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Sarah & Keith soak in all the love-filled words sent their way during the toasts.

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Olivia and her momma have some fun on the dance floor.

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So much love in these two families. Makes the heart warm a few degrees just to see it!

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Get it you two…get it!

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Sarah & Keith, thank you both so much for inviting us to share in such a special time in your lives. We absolutely loved getting to know you both better and meeting your families and friends was such a treat!! We have no doubt you two will live a long, happy life bathed in deep love! We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of a little of that love and joyful celebration that surrounded you both at your Chatham Bars Inn rehearsal dinner and again the next day at your wonderful Wychmere wedding! More to come soon! Big hugs, Christine & Andy xo

Michelle & Marvin’s Cape Cod Elopement ~ Yarmouth Port Photographers

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a wedding as a ceremony at which two people are married to each other; an act, process, or instance of joining in close association. I love that notion of closeness. And, Michelle & Marvin epitomize that.

We met Michelle & Marvin a few weeks ago, when they travelled to Cape Cod from Georgia & South Caroline respectively to pledge their hearts and lives to one another in an intimate elopement at the picturesque Inn on Cape Cod in downtown Yarmouth Port.

Marvin had first reached out to us a few weeks prior and there was something in his warm voice that told me his wedding would be special, and that bearing witness to it would be an honor & a privilege we shouldn’t miss. Happily, he & Michelle decided they wanted us there with them, documenting their beautiful love and boy, are we glad they did.

Michelle was dressed in a beautiful lacy mauve dress and Marvin in a super sharp grey suit with matching mauve bow tie. Their faces were beaming with love & excitement when they saw each other before they took their vows….

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So much happiness and such beautiful smiles that seemed to shine through the beauty that lies within.

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Mike & Helen Cassels, owners & hosts at The Inn on Cape Cod, were kind enough to let Michelle & Marvin, who were staying at the inn, get married on the porch of the grand estate. The stunning Inn was built in 1820 as a private home for Boston businessman, Joshua Sears, a direct descendant of Richard Sears, a pilgrim, who came to the US on the “Leyden” in 1630. It has a sort of southern charm to it that seemed a befitting setting for these southern sweethearts to say, “I do!”

And with a kiss….two lives merge and a new family is born.

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Their faces after they were announced Mr. & Mrs…..just delightful!!! And, such a warm embrace….LOVE!

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Host Helen and some adorable guests visiting from China who were also staying at the Inn joined us as happy witnesses to the sweet nuptials.

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After the formalities, we took our newlyweds off for some photos and some alone time to absorb the commitment they just made to one another. So much love & sweetness between these two lovely people…

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And such beautiful smiles that speak of the joy they share for life and for enjoying each other.

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What says late summer better than sitting on a porch swing with your sweetie? Just love these next few moments with these two lovely people..

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Happy, Happy…

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And more happy!!!!

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Michelle was absolutely beaming…and Marvin, so totally smitten.

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Marvin asked if he could pick Michelle up for a photo….ummmm, Yes!! So much fun…and so stinkin’ cute!

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Not only are these two incredibly sweet, gentle, kind-hearted, warm people, they also carry themselves with such an elegant grace that made this photographer giddy!!! I could seriously have photographed these two all day long!!!

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Kisses for his new Mrs…..

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With a rich history, the Inn is peppered with some really old trees, and we just couldn’t resist the backdrop this 300-year old eastern cottonwood provided our two sweethearts.

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Love these two and the way they are with each other…just so much sweetness!

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Heading off into the setting sun….as every good love story should begin!!

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Michelle & Marvin, thank you so very much for inviting us to share in such a special and intimate time in your lives. You had us at, “Hello!” and our warm feelings toward you both only grew upon meeting you and being there with you to watch as you wed one another. Our hope is that these photos serve as joyful reminders of your beautiful wedding for many happy years to come. We hope too that you might share them with family & friends so they can feel like they were there, and see, as we did, just how happy you two are together and what a perfect match you make!  Thank you so much for opening your hearts to us and sharing your beautiful relationship with us in such a warm and welcoming way. Should you ever make your way back to our sandy shores, we hope you let us know so we can see your beautiful faces again! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xx