We first met Jessica & Mike last October, when we photographed them for their engagement session. We met them at Jessica’s Uncle Dave’s beach front home in Falmouth. They wanted to show us where their ceremony would take place and it’s a spot where they spend a lot of time and love being, so it made perfect sense.
Like so many of our couples, Jessica & Mike said they were super nervous about being photographed, but as is so often the case, they handled it like champs and we all had a lot of fun! Ironically, the weather for their engagement session was much like that of their wedding…overcast, misty and with the occasional spitting rain. Also, like their engagement session, the weather did nothing to dampen spirits or hinder the fun!! Nope…not even a little!!
We had a great time documenting all of the love & celebration for them. And, it was so nice to see some familiar, smiling faces. Also like many of our couples, Jessica & Mike found us through family & friends. Jessica’s Uncle Dave was at last summer’s Wequassett wedding of Katie & Richie’s. Dave, along with, Brooke, his rock star assistant, liked our photos so much, he decided to hire us to document his niece’s special day. Katie’s super sweet momma, Sue, also put in a good word for us….love you Sue!
As I’ve said many times before…what Andy & I love most about this work is the people and the lasting connections we’re fortunate enough to make. It’s all about the love for us! Anyway, I know you come here for the photos, so without further ado…here’s a look at some of our favorite moments from Jessica & Mike’s fabulous Falmouth wedding!
Lovely Jessica getting dressed and ready with a little help from her sweet momma, Susan.
Mike and ring bearer extraordinaire, Patrick, getting ready for the big day.
Mike in his beloved Firebird…at least that’s what I think it is…I do not pretend to know anything about cars.
That moment…when you turn and see your beloved for the first time on the day you plan to commit your lives to one another. Can’t you just feel the anticipation and excitement? Love it!!!
The look of love….
Both Jessica & Mike got ready at Jessica’s super sweet Uncle David’s house, which is across the street from the beach where the happy couple exchanged vows. Thankfully, the rain held off for the ceremony.
All smiles from the guys as we headed down to the beach for some photos…
These guys were such troopers! No sooner did we get on the beach than the rain began spitting on us. That didn’t keep everyone from having some fun! You guys rock!!
Just loved the invitations by Tag Design that Jessica & Mike picked out. Champagne, diamonds. and smiles…it’s time for a party!
Here comes the bride, on the arm of her big brother, Dan, who seemed to be taking his job very seriously.
Just love this next one of Susan, being supported by her sweet brother, Uncle David, and sister-in-law, Karen, as Jessica makes her way down the aisle. Such a tender moment!!
Time to say, “I do!” with the ceremony led by Mike’s brother and best-man, Corey.
Such a sweet perspective as twin flower girls, Ava-Ruth & Addison watch the ceremony.
A beautiful setting for a beautiful love story.
Mike is absolutely smitten with Jessica….and it shows all over his handsome face.
Hip Hip Hooray for the new Mr. & Mrs.
A big smooch from Uncle Dave.
Whizzing away to the roar of both the engine and cheers from family & friends.
We took a few moments before the party began for some photos by the Falmouth Marina. Such a picturesque setting.
In your eyes I see my past, my present…my future.
With a kiss and a smile…let’s bask in the moment a while.
A kiss for the blushing bride.
Some of the gorgeous reception details, including flowers by Sheryl Hoey at Floral Effects, Essentials on Main. Sheryl also did the flowers at Katie & Richie’s wedding. Click HERE for a peek. Sheryl does gorgeous work!!
Jessica & Mike’s first dance song is one of our faves…Better Together by Jack Johnson. They highlighted that and their feelings about one another on their wedding cake. Just too sweet!!
Jessica & Mike had a little surprise for their family & friends. As HUUUUUGE Patriots fans, Mike decided to don the shirt of his favorite quarterback as they were being introduced for their first dance. It was under his jacket and they didn’t want anyone to see before being introduced. Just love how they’re looking at each other as they’re waiting for DJ Fredo of Nelson Cruz Entertainment to call their names. So cute!
The unveiling….which was well received by friends, family and his very happy bride. Go Pats!
Love this perspective as Susan and a friend celebrate after Jessica shares a special dance with her Uncle Dave.
Having fun on the dancefloor…
Get it girl….
Mike also requested the Electric Slide for his Uncle Jim, who made no haste to get down on it!
Despite the spitting rain, Jess & Mike were open to ending their amazing Flying Bridge reception with a dramatic shot of the marina from the restaurant’s back steps. And, it’s a wrap!
Big thanks to Brie & Tyler at the Flying Bridge for making the night go off without a hitch. Special thanks to Sue Vatalaro, Brooke Berman and Dave Howe for making it so that we could be a part of this incredible day and night! But, most especially….thank you Jessica & Mike, your warm and welcoming families & friends! Thank you for entrusting us with documenting such a special and love-filled time in your lives! We loved every minute of your incredible wedding and hope these and the other photos soon to follow serve as happy reminders for many, many years to come!
Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy