Christina & Jon’s Falmouth Wedding ~ Cape Cod Photographers

The Falmouth wedding of Christina & Jon was pretty much a fairytale in every way! Princess Christina & Prince Jon are just the kindest, most lovely, warm, wonderful people one could ever hope to meet…they’re not really royalty, in case that wasn’t obvious, but they do have everything going for them that a Disney prince & princess do…all that AND a bag of chips!

We were lucky enough to be a part of their wedding rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding, so we got to meet a lot of their closest peeps. You can catch a glimpse into those fun festivities HERE.

But, their wedding was definitely the pièce de résistance of the weekend as about 170 friends and family members gathered to celebrate these two special people.

Their beautiful ceremony was held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth and was led by Deacon Peter Guresh.  Their reception followed at the family’s ocean front home in North Falmouth, under a gorgeous sailcloth tent by Sperry Tent, with crazy beautiful flowers by the ridiculously talented Courtney Iris Barnes of Courtney’s Floral Creations. Catering was provided by the fabulous Olive Chase at The Casual Gourmet, and music by the high-energy, super fun Boston band, Hi-Fi, with all of the details of the weekend coming together seamlessly thanks to the care and creativity of the dynamic duo Megan & Sarah from Elegant Engagements.

Christina’s drop-dead gorgeous Reem Acra dress was definitely fit for a princess.

Just love how their stunning wedding invitations by Elise Cherney of No Regrets in Newtonville were a subtle nod to Christina’s dress.

Getting into her dress with a little help from her beautiful momma, Elissa. Just love her boho chic ponytail by Erik Howard of Will Charles Salon.

Mom getting a good look and clearly liking what she sees! Who could blame her!

Christina’s super sweet dad, Dennis, getting his first glimpse. Just love their reactions!

Bridemaids and cousins, Julia (left) and Leah putting on their finishing touches.

Stunning….

Meanwhile at the Sea Crest Hotel, Jon and his besties get ready for the big day.

Henry puts on his bow tie, as Jon and his other groomsmen get ready. Such a nice group of guys, which is no surprise given how lovely Jon is.

Looking good, Jon!!! You too Max!

What did we ever do to entertain ourselves before smart phones? I have no idea what the guys were watching, but it looks like it was good stuff.

A toast with your best mates…what could be better?

Jon & Christina opted for a first look, which meant meeting back at Christina’s grandfather’s house for photos….loved having all the time we had with these guys before the ceremony & reception began.

With everyone else away for a bit, Jon waits for Christina to make her way to him for their first look. I just love his face and how he’s biting his tongue, no doubt to hold back the happy tears. Such a tender heart!

The look of love….

And an embrace that speaks volumes!! Just love these two!

Oh Jon…..you are the sweetest!

With you by my side….everything is possible.

After a few minutes with our happy couple, we invited family to join us for some photos. Just love this candid moment featuring Jon’s crazy sweet momma, Karen, and dad, Tom.

Fun times with best friends….(PS…If you’re a frequent visitor to our blog…AND have a killer memory…you may recognize Christina’s totally awesome sister & MOH, Jac (right). We photographed her amazeballs wedding four years ago.)

In addition to her sis, Christina’s bridal party included all cousins. For Jon, it was his closest friends and big brother, Brendan, was BM. Such an awesome group!! We had so much fun with these guys!

We had so much fun with these guys!

This next one reminds me of something out of one of those thick coffee table fashion photography books. I just love those in between moments in life…when folks aren’t aware of our cameras and everything just falls into place in such a beautiful, real way! (PS…Keep an eye out for Christina’s cousin, Julia, holding her dress, we photographed her wedding a few weeks after this one and will be highlighting that soon on our blog!)

Quiet moments with our princess and prince.

We’re goinnnnng to the chapellll and we’re gonnnnnaaa get maaaaaarried. Waving by to family as they head to the limo.

And, here we go….

 

Friends arrive at St. Elizabeth Seton for the ceremony…excited to see these two awesome people say, “I do!” Heeeey, Marissa!!

That moment, when you feel all the feels and realize this man you’ve loved forever is about to lead you down the aisle to meet the new, most important man in your life. So much love & gratitude…for showing you what a real man looks like and for loving you without limits. Just the best!!!

Here comes the bride….Jon can barely contain himself, and Christina’s little shoulder scrunch as she feels all eyes on her! AHHHH, these two….just the sweetest!!!

Love the look Elissa gives Dennis after he takes his seat. Proud parents…so sweet!

Sharing words of wisdom, guidance and love, Deacon Guresh speaks to Christina & Jon.

Here we go….the “I do!” part. You think they’re happy?

With this ring….I thee wed.

Wooooooo hoooooo!!!

The new Mr. & Mrs.!!!

Family celebrate with hugs outside the church, including Jon’s dad & brother. So sweet!

Our happy couple boarded a trolley with family & bridal party and off they went, first bidding farewell to guests still outside the church.

Love these quiet moments on the trolley, when couples have a chance to soak in what just happened.

A few quick beach portraits with our newly married Mr. & Mrs.

A perfect summer night + a sailboat + a kiss from your forever person + a day to remember = one hell of a fairytale!

Practicing their first dance moves on the jetty…be still my heart!

Here in your arms is where I always want to be…

Love. Love. Beautiful Love!

Pretty in pink…just love the way the tent came together with all the stunning details.

And touches of gold.

Elissa and friends enjoying cocktail hour.

Friends of C&J gather for a photo.

Cousin Ashley enjoying cocktail hour conversation…so cute!

Their first dance as a married couple…

The reaction from family & friends was one of rousing approval.

Brendan’s toast could be my all time favorite best man toast ever! He crushed it!! It was sweet and sentimental, full of love & pride for his baby brother and it was also brilliant and hysterically funny.

Reacting to loving words directed at her new husband.

I felt for Jac, having to follow Brendan, but she too nailed it and gave her sissie all the feels!

So much love between these two sweet sisters. Just love them and feel so grateful to have shared such special days with them both!!

When you get a killer sunset, you gotta interrupt dinner for a few quick photos. Baaaaam!!!

Dancing with his beautiful momma…can’t you feel the joy?

Guests getting down on it…

Get it Matty….the love was contagious.

Auntie Sarah busting some serious moves…you go girl!

More fun dance floor antics.

A perfect ending to a perfect day!

Thank you to everyone who made this day so special for our happy couple. Heartfelt thanks to Elissa & Dennis, for once again sharing such an important family milestone with us and entrusting us to document these precious family memories!! Christina & Jon….you two are just delightful in every way and we feel so honored to have shared in this amazing day with you both!! Thank you for welcoming us with such open arms and open hearts and reminding us why we love what we do!! We hope these photos bring you as much joy as being a part of your wedding brought us! The rest of the photos will go online very soon…so stay tuned. Until then, we send you both big love & hugs,

Christine & Andy xoxo

Amanda & Kevin’s Wequassett Wedding ~ Harwich Photographers

Some people love with their hearts so wide open that you can almost feel the excess spilling out into the world. That’s how it is with super sweeties, Amanda & Kevin. We met these two last fall, when we photographed their Sandwich love session aka engagement session. They picked the spot because it’s where they got engaged and right from the start we could see their love is special.

They are just so good together and individually they are such warm, kind, smart, fun, funny, caring people. All of that was reflected in their wedding and reception, so much so that we ended up with a caboodle of photos. I had a reeeaaaalllllly hard time culling and picking some for the blog. And, even as I look at what I ended up with, I still feel like I could have added another 80 before I really did their day justice.

But, it’s getting late and I know Amanda & Kevin are excited to see something…so without further ado, here’s a little look at just a smidge of the beautiful love and joyful celebration that was Amanda & Kevin’s incredible Wequassett wedding, starting with Amanda’s gorgeous Maggie Sotero wedding dress and finishing make up touches by the talented and lovely ladies of Artworx.

Helloooo….. Jimmy Choo just got a whole lot sexier.

More pretty details…

Getting dressed with a little help of her super sweet sissie, Veronica. Love these two wonderful ladies.

Meanwhile, not far away, Kevin starts his getting ready process.

With some of his besties.

The World Cup was in its final stages and the fellas couldn’t help put watch….

Ready to go….

More and more couples are opting for a first look, and we LOVE it! There’s such anticipation in this moment…where all the planing and preparing comes together and for a few long seconds, you hold your breath! Plus, it means more time to enjoy cocktail hour and we get more time to document all those super fun candid  moments.

With a turn and a quick smile….the kisses just kept coming.

You think he’s happy???

Such love between these two….so beautiful.

By your side is where I always want to be.

And in your arms, life can’t get any sweeter.

After a few minutes to take in the moment alone, Amanda & Kevin met up with family and their bridal party for some photos. Love these sweet moment as Amanda hugs Kevin’s super sweet momma, Elizabeth.

And Amanda enjoys another sweet embrace with her beautiful momma, Dana. And, Flower girl, Novella, and Ring Bearer, Rowan, did a fabulous job….such sweeties.

Amanda and her bestie gal pals…all smiles with these lovely ladies.

Why helloooooo beautiful!

Kevin’s nieces and nephews, Samantha, Max, Kai & Aria, did a fabulous job handing out programs

And guests were all smiles as they arrived for the ceremony on the Grand Lawn.

This next photo sums up for me this wedding…just so much fun, joy and oodles of love.

Meanwhile, Amanda and her bridesmaids hide away as they wait for the ceremony to start.

Friends excited for the ceremony to start.

Kevin looks pretty excited for it to start too….love this guy!

Here comes the bride, on the arm of her proud papa, Bob.

I looooove this next moment….Bob looks chuffed as pie and Amanda….looking into the eyes of her soon-to-be husband…well, her face says it all for me.

And Kevin can’t take his eyes off of her. For those who think having a first look will somehow make this moment less special….look again.

A hug of love…

And a smile that goes on for miles.

It was hard for friends and family not to feel all the love & joy.

These two were radiating!

Sweet Delia couldn’t stop the happy tears as Amanda & Kevin read their thoughtful and super heartfelt vows to one another.

Kevin’s brother, Erik, performed the ceremony, which ended with several sweet, meaningful kisses…it’s like the didn’t want to stop. Just love it!

So much happiness.

Wequassett likes to give their couples a few minutes alone after the ceremony to just take in the moment. With a plate full of hors d’oeuvres and full glasses of champagne, these two made the most of their moment.

We like to take our couples for a couple of minutes alone time too…just to capture those happy highs after the ceremony.

So much happy…

Then, down to the dock to take advantage of the setting sun.

You light up my life…

Intoxicating….

Checking out their new hardware and looking freaking gorgeous doing it!

Beautiful details…

…including stunning summer flowers by Beach Plum Floral.

Welcome the new Mr. & Mrs.

These two….

Their first dance was off the hook.

Crushing it.

The look of love.

Toasting the happy couple.

Kevin’s best man, Michael, did such a great job with his toast.

He had these two in stitches.

Taaaaa daaaaaa….

Time for a dance with Dad.

And a little love for Mom.

Then it was time to get down on it….and this lot really did!

Serenading their bud….with so much love.

Oh yeah!!

We did it baby….we did it!!

Amanda & Kevin…thank you both sooooooo much for choosing us to document your incredible wedding day. Right from the beginning, you two welcomed us with open arms and made us feel included in the celebration. You two exemplify everything we love about photographing weddings. You are beautiful souls who love without limits and it’s beautiful to behold. We hope you can see and feel all the love that surrounded you two on your incredible wedding day. They say we reap what we sow…and it’s clear that you two put a lot of love and care into your garden. May the flowers continue to blossom with boundless beauty. Can’t wait to share the rest of the photos with you!!! Until then, big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxoxo

PS…a special shout out and big thank you to Annie & Brian for sending these two love birds our way!! We missed you at the wedding Annie. Big love xo

Katherine & Dan’s Wychmere Wedding

We’ve been photographing weddings on Cape Cod for the past 16 years….still can’t believe it’s been that long! It feels like just yesterday when we got married ourselves and disappointed with what our photographer captured, we decided we wanted to give weddings a try….hoping to provide more of a documentary style, capturing real moments of love & celebration that we felt our photographer missed.

Since then, we’ve documented hundreds of weddings and although weddings all have common elements, each one we’ve been invited to share in has offered us something new and beautiful to photograph. And, that’s just how we like it!

For Katherine & Dan’s wedding last month at Wychmere Beach Club, their special day was equal parts love & happiness and over-the-top fun fun FUN!

We first met Katherine & Dan last summer. Katherine’s sister, Maura, had reached out to us a few years prior to photograph her wedding. Unfortunately, we were already booked and weren’t able to be there. But, we got to photographer Maura, her now husband, Patrick, their sweet baby boy, Cullen, Katherine & Dan, Katherine’s other sister, Meghan,  and the sister’s super sweet mom & dad, Maryellen & Kevin when the family all got together on the Cape. Click HERE for a look.

We had such fun with the family and again this past fall when we photographed KK & Dan for their engagement session, at Bentley College, where the pair met and their love story began. It was a super fun afternoon getting to know them and we quickly became smitten.

We’d been looking forward to their wedding with great anticipation and it, and more specifically, them and their love for one another didn’t disappoint! All of the ingredients for being able to capture their beautiful love in what we hope is a beautiful way, were all there.

See for yourself….

Beautiful Katherine getting the finishing touches to her natural wedding make up by the very talented Charlotte Phinney & Co. And, the adorable reaction as Katherine opens her wedding gift from her soon-to-be hubby, Dan.

Wedding mornings often carry with them lots of chaos…it’s just the nature of the beast as months and months of planning come together in a few short hours. Personally, I love this time of the wedding day…when all the excitement and anticipation that’s been building all come together. Add in a bunch of gorgeous ladies who LOOOOVE their bestie bride, well, it’s a morning of fun, no matter how you slice it.

Meanwhile, across town, Dan opens his card and wedding gift from his lovely bride-to-be.

Hugs from her beautiful momma, Maryellen.

Getting a peek at her finished look as Katherine gets zipped into her gorgeous bohemian beachy Anais Anette dress.

And here we go…..

Let’s go guys….

That moment, right before you walk down the aisle….and it suddenly hits you….THIS IS IT!

Here comes the bride….

You think these two are happy to be marrying each other? Ummmmm….yes?!!!!

Standing or sitting, by your side is where I want to be from here on….

Quiet moments during their Catholic service at Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham.

Love this perspective during the sign of peace moment during the service, as Katherine gives her new Father-In-Law, Paul, a kiss and her momma-in-law, Suzanne, looks on, happy as a Cape Cod clam!

And with a kiss, it is sealed….together forever. Woooo hoooo!

Even the rain couldn’t dampen spirit, as our happy bride leaves the church.

We had some time between the ceremony & cocktail hour to take photos of family & bridal party.

Dan & his guys, going a little besties huddle.

Much like the rain, even a little bird poop on bridesmaids, Colleen & Maggie, who were very good sports, couldn’t dampen spirits.

Love these guys….

Our beautiful bride….can we talk about her hair for a second??? I’m obsessed!

Just love the candid moment on the right after Katherine struggled to get up the ladder from the beach. So cute!!

Happiness is….moments like these.

Love is = me + you.

Hugs from friends and family as cocktail hour kicks off…

Beautiful, happy, smiling faces all around.

Enjoying a cold one with friends….

Overcast skies after the rain….best time for weddings and for catching fish!

Katherine’s big sissie, Maura, with her sweet hubby, Patrick, and their A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. wee one, Cullen pose of a photo. Cullen wasn’t so cooperative when Auntie & Uncle wanted one. Love it!!!!

Cocktail hour is one of my favorite times of the day….great time for catching lovely candids of guests enjoying themselves and not always aware they’re being photographed.

Though sometimes they are….but that’s cool too!

Posing for iPhone photos with friends.

A quiet corner and some good conversation.

KK & Dan put a lot of time and effort into their adorable place card holders. Crushed it!

Some more reception details, including the stunning arrangements by the uber talented Meredith Fancy of Fancy Flowers.

The bridal party introductions were AWESOME…with friends having some fun with it….and doing a little land surfing.

Best introduction of the day….the new Mr. & Mrs…. Woooo Hoooo!

Reactions from family & friends….

Katherine isn’t an overly effusive person, but the emotions were busting out during her first dance with Dan….just love the happy tears in this one! Be still my heart!

Another sweet moment as KK’s sister, Meghan, dances with Dan’s brother John. So cute!

Love this sweet snuggle too during speeches.

Speeches by siblings: Maura & Meghan, Katherine’s sisters, and Dan’s brothers, John & Andrew.

Dan’s lovely momma, Suzanne, listens with pride written all over her beautiful face.

Reactions from our happy couple…

Maryellen enjoying the brother’s toast….

They even gave Katherine a soccer ball to commemorate one of the couple’s first dates.

Cutting the cake….

Get down on it, Dano!

The Sultans of Swing brought the house down all night.

Groomsman Justin busting some serious moves!

A big, heart-felt thank you to Katherine & Dan, their wonderful family & friends for including us in such a special day! We hope these photos reflect all of the love & joy you all felt! We adore you and feel so grateful to have been there to witness the beginning of this next happy chapter in your lives! With big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo (more to come soon!)

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