Sarah & Brett’s Chatham Bars Inn Wedding ~ Cape Cod Photographers

Sarah and Brett’s Chatham Bars Inn wedding last month was fall fabulous. The forecast had looked pretty dire in the days leading up to the big even, with rain coming down pretty heavy in the morning. But, as if Mother Nature herself had a stake in making sure everything worked out, the clouds dried out and Sarah & Brett ended up with a gorgeous, fall day…a tad windy, okay really windy….but it only served to carry this sweet couple’s beautiful love up into the heavens.

I met up with Sarah and her eleven best girlfriends at her parent’s home in Harwich Port, where the hair & make up and getting ready process was well underway, with everyone having a super fun morning. Chana Moung and her assistants did a fabulous job of giving all the girls stunning wedding day looks. Here Sarah gets her finishing touches.

And checks her gorgeous self out.

Before getting dressed, we jumped outside for a quick photo, where the girls  had to hold tight to their robes, which made for lots of happy giggling faces. Love it!

Bridesmaid Ellen peeks in just before Sarah gets into her dress. Just love this candid moment as the gal pals share a giggle.

Getting into her STUNNING Romona Keveza gown with the help of her super sweet momma, Sandra and her best friend, Laura.

Just love how Sarah’s grandma looks on and takes in the gorgeousness of her granddaughter.

All buttoned in, Sarah gets a big hug from her bestie. Adorable!

That moment…when it hits you…it’s real and today is the day! LOVE IT!

My favorite part of Sarah’s stunning dress was the gorgeous handmade lace, off-the-shoulder jacket that was just insanely gorgeous!

A little last minute lip gloss and we’re off…

Love the reactions of her besties as they see Sarah coming down the stairs…

Taking some fun selfies on the trolley. When they weren’t snapping photos they were singing. Really enjoyed these super sweet, super fun ladies!

Across town, Brett got ready with his best mates. Love these few details of the day.

Impressively tying his bow tie for the day, Brett gets ready.

….with a little help from his friends, who clearly have a fun size. BAZOOKA!!!

Friends don’t let friends tie their own bow tie.

Enjoying a pre ceremony cocktail on the balcony.

With his jacket on, this handsome groom is ready to go…

Looking good, Brett!

Look out Sarah, he’s coming for you.

Looking very excited to marry her beau, Sarah enters Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham.

And on the arm of her proud Papa, Charles, heads down to meet her groom….who looks very happy to see his bride.

All smiles, all around.

By your side is where I always want to be.

Everything about this day and this couple was beautiful.

Taking in the warm words, prayers and marriage blessings of Father Sullivan.

The look of love….here we are, committing our lives and hearts to one another before family & friends and God. It doesn’t get much better.

With this ring, I thee wed.

Can we talk about her train and ridiculously beautiful lace veil. I’m obsessed!

That feeling of…..We did it!!! Wooo hooo!

Oh the beautiful joy written all over the beautiful faces of these two beautiful, lovely people.

Overcome by love & happiness…..Sarah & Brett steal a quick kiss.

And with a glass of champagne in hand, they’re now ready to paaaahhhhhteeeee!

But, first we steal them to head down to the beach for a few quick photos. We really like doing this, even if we do all of the family & bridal party photos before the ceremony because it gives our couple a chance to take in the significance of the day and have a few minutes to just BE…together, enjoying each other and soak in all the emotion of the day.

Being November, the sun was setting a bit earlier in the day, and casting the most gorgeous warm hues, which only served to compliment the warm smiles on these two lovely faces.

In your eyes I see my future…

These two….can you stand it?

Oh the joy…be still my heart!

And, with that, we headed back to the party.

What a view….what a day!

The Stars Restaurant was elegantly decorated with neutral tones…letting the stunning view be the main attraction.

White flowers are my favorites for weddings…it just doesn’t get much more elegant to me. Love the traditional Italian favors too: Five Chocolate Covered Almonds signifying five blessings for the happy couple.

More gorgeous details, including more flowers by Lilacs Florals.

Guests enjoying cocktail hour on the veranda.

Welcoming the new Mr. & Mrs. to their first dance…

Having fun and busting some serious moves.

…which delighted their guests.

Brett’s best man, Tom, nailed his speech.

Reactions from Sarah & Brett.

Sarah’s parents enjoying the toasts…

There were even a few happy tears when Laura talked about her lifelong friendship with Sarah. Just love Sarah’s face as she takes in all the love.

Toasting….to Sarah & Brett…..may you enjoy a long and happy life together, surrounded by family & friends.

Getting their dinner on. Just loved the super long head table…real family style. So fun!

Cutting their cake and enjoying a slice.

Dancing with dad…

Brett dancing with his beautiful mom, Patty.

These two were so cute, singing to each other as they danced. Love!

Sarah’s parents soaking in all the love and happy celebration!

I have no doubt Andy will be this Uncle when our nieces & nephews one day get married. So fun!!

Sarah’s super sweet baby bro, Chris, busting some sweet moves on the dance floor.

Candid moments are my favorite…as family & friends just bask in the love and take their own happy snapshots. So fun!

Sarah’s very pregnant bridesmaid and bestie, Jordy, gets some baby loving from her friends on the dance floor. Even baby was busting some moves.

Fun. Fun. Fun.

And more fun.

A dance floor fun of friends and family, and yet, it’s like no one else is in the room. Just love these two smitten kittens!

Sarah & Brett….thank you both so much for choosing us to document this very special day. We had so much fun with you both at your Boston engagement session and knew your wedding wouldn’t disappoint! Your family & friends are wonderful and we hope these photos reflect all the beautiful love you share with each other and with those lucky enough to be in your inner circle. We look forward to seeing where life takes you both and hope this is just the beginning of a long and beautiful love story for you both! With big hugs and warmest wishes,

Christine & Andy xx

 

Sarah & Brett’s Back Bay Engagement Session ~ Boston Wedding Photographers

We are sooooo very lucky to have so many of our couples come to us through happy family or friends, who we’ve worked with for their wedding or special event. Such was the case with super sweeties, Sarah & Brett. Sarah is friends with one of our brides from a few years ago, Kate, who recommended us. Without even meeting us, Sarah & Brett hired us to document their wedding, which always feels really good and is just the hugest compliment.

It’s like they trust us, without even needing to look us in the eyes and see for themselves who we are and what we’re about. Knowing couples like Sarah & Brett put such faith in us right away always makes us want to work extra hard for them….perhaps to prove ourselves or perhaps just out of an enormous appreciation for their blind faith.

We had spoken on the phone prior to them hiring us, but we didn’t actually get to meet Sarah & Brett until their engagement session two weekends ago. With their wedding planned for here on the Cape in just a few weeks, they thought it would be fun to do their engagement session in the city, around their neighborhood, where they live. And, we agreed.

So, we met at their apartment in the Back Bay and had a lovely afternoon of giggling and getting to know one another. As we expected, Sarah & Brett are super sweet, easy going and clearly smitten with one another. They met about a year and a half ago, as many of our couples do, on an online dating site. Brett was actually the first guy Sarah had met through the site. And, after their date….she never needed to go back to the site. They both knew…this one was a keeper. And nine months later, Brett proposed on stunning Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands…man, I wish we’d been there to document that!

Happily, we will be along for this next exciting milestone, as this sweet pair says, “I do!” at the gorgeous Chatham Bars Inn Resort, here on Cape Cod. We can’t wait to be a part of all of the love & celebration yet to come. For now, here’s a look at our happy love birds.

We began their session on the steps of their Back Bay apartment, which is quintessential Boston at its best. Wrought iron, classic brownstone and two young, smitten lovers….what more do you need?

We took a little walk with Sarah & Brett to explore some of the places they frequent. 

Including the Public Garden, where weeping willows and cheeky grins make for great photo fodder.

You + Me = Will-oways be together. That doesn’t really work, but you get my drift.

In your eyes I see our future and in your arms I know it will be bright. 

Sometimes just looking into each other’s eyes and being in the moment is all you need…

Don’t know why I love this next one so much….they both just look so good, so cool. Plus, what’s not to love about the iconic Public Garden Bridge. 

Hey hot stuff….

Sometimes when we’re walking around with our couples, Andy or I will see something that’s not really anything, but you just know it’s going to make for some cool photos….such was the case with this super long bench. So, we asked Sarah & Brett to snuggle up and then just pretend we weren’t there….which, with two of us, isn’t always easy to do.

But, these two are so comfortable together, they made it look easy. 

Hey Brett…look over here for a second. And, BAM! You guys are adorable!! 

Then over to the Public Library, where Brett has been spending a fair bit of time lately, studying for the GMAT exam. You got this, Brett!

The look of love. 

Laughing together…those big, belly laughs…it’s just the best! 

Tender moments….ahhhhhh. 

Sarah & Brett, thank you so much for choosing us to document this exciting and super special time in your lives with us! We can’t wait to be there with you when you say, “I do!” to meet your family & friends and not only document all the love & goodness surrounding you, but to share in the spirit of the day. We hope you love these photos…and the rest still to come…as much as we loved spending the afternoon with you both!! And, a special shout out to Kate & Hugh for singing BelloPhoto praises. Hope to see you both at the wedding!! Big hugs to all, Christine & Andy xo

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