We’ve known Randi for what feels like a lifetime. We knew her before she met Mike, before she and he became engaged…something Randi’s family (and secretly we) had long been pushing for….and before she moved to NYC to start her amazing fashion business, Spoon Fashion. We have witness lots of wonderful changes in Randi’s life and have loved bearing witness as she blossomed into the incredible, happy, fun, sweet, kind, brilliant, beautiful “Selfie Queen” that she is today! 😉 (insiders nod to Ryan, Anette & Leigh)
We first met her & her equally wonderful family seven years ago, when Randi’s mom, Terri, called us in anticipation of the wedding of her son, Ryan, Randi’s big brother. He hadn’t actually popped the question yet, but would be doing so during the family’s annual July 4th pilgrimage to the Cape. She asked us to come meet them the day after the planned proposal to talk wedding photography. She also thought it might be fun to do a family photo session while everyone was together.
We had little idea that our first meeting all those years ago would result in the deep friendship we have with this family, who have become more like our own extended family.
Happily, Anette did say, “Yes!” and we were there again when they said, “I do!” at that same spot where our first meeting took place….at the beautiful Wequassett Resort in Harwich. We got to be there with them again, three years later, when Randi & Ryan’s sister, Leigh, married her true love, Zach, in another beautiful outdoor ceremony, this time at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, and, again, every year in between for family portrait sessions.
We’ve seen Terri & her sweet hubby, Alan, welcome new members into their happy clan and watched with full hearts as this wonderful family of five expanded to eleven. It has been a joyful journey with these amazing people and we’ve loved sharing every minute of it with them.
This latest happy chapter led us back to the Wequassett, where Randi & Mike committed their lives and hearts to one another in front of family & friends. Getting to be there, watching the love between Randi & Mike blossom with each family photo session has been such a joy. Seeing them standing beneath the flower covered chuppah, hold hands in the warmest embrace, as they committed themselves to the incredible odyssey that is marriage, was the icing on a beautiful cake, one created layer by layer with these amazing people.
It was so fun to see each sibling’s unique way of celebrating their marriage, both in the details chosen and the relationships themselves. Randi & Mike are super sweet, totally smitten and full of fun. And their wedding reflected that, in all its magnificent glory.
Getting a little help from her beautiful, stylish, awesome momma, Terri, and Mike’s equally fabulous mom, Bella. Isn’t she a vision?!
Randi’s big brother, Ryan, and some of Mike’s mates enjoy their groomsmen gifts, cool ties by Vineyard Vines.
Bella helping our bella bride put on her shoes. I mean, come on….Randi you are just GORGEOUS!!
Mike gets a hand putting on his tie by groomsman extraordinaire, Mo. Such a fun group of guys!! And, that smile….think someone’s happy to marry his “girl of my dreams.”
Happiness is marrying your best friend, with those you love most there supporting you. Love the expression on the face of Mike’s super cute dad, David.
Randi chose to get ready with just her mom & Bella, which was very sweet. Equally sweet was when her best girlfriends stopped by for a quick hug and words of support before Randi headed off for her first look of Mike and some family photos. The girls joined us later. Love the way Randi’s dear friend, Shilpa, embraces her with such joy.
Mike and his mates. So cool that they all wore their own Navy suits.
Heading to the first look for photos…looking very happy!
Love these moments…when our couples see each other for the first time on their wedding day.
Soooo excited to see her soon-to-be hubby.
Oh, the joy & excitement….
Beautiful…the flowers, by Columbine Floral Design in Boston aren’t bad either! Romantic, whimsical, and all girl.
These two….just love how they love!
Anette & Ryan’s newest family member, Baby Taryn, was napping and couldn’t make this photo, but it was just too good, and too them, not to share. Terri & Alan with their three kids, their spouses (Ryan & Anette; Leigh & Zach and of course Randi & Mike) and adored grand babies (Dillon & Jaden) love to have fun!! And we love to have fun with them!!!
Our favorite family portraits are always ones that let the personalities of our families shine through, while evoking happy emotion. This portrait of Mike & Randi with Mike’s parents, Bella & David, and his beloved Grandma Henney totally makes my heart smile big.
The gang’s all here and ready to celebrate love…
Sweet Olivia, the daughter of Randi’s good friend and bridesmaid, Alexis, was loving her role as flower girl. Randi was pretty stoked she was there too. Gorgeous girls!!!
Randi and her girls….pretty in pink in their gorgeous Amsale dresses.
Signing the ketubah is such a nice moment for a couple. Besides legalizing the marriage in the eyes of the Jewish religion, it also provides a time for family members to share their thoughts and feelings with the couple. Everyone took a moment to share something with our couple and it was just so lovely.
Randi & Mike take in all the love & well wishes being directed their way…
That moment…..even if a couple opts for a “First Look” to do their photos before the ceremony, there’s still a lot of emotion that gets packed into that moment when the groom waits for his bride to make her way to him. And, when they lock eyes….you can feel the sparks!
Randi got emotional as her mom and dad handed her off to Mike. It was a lovely moment
A hug from mom…such love & pride on her face. Just beautiful!!!
The look of love…happy to be exactly where they are, in exactly this moment.
Friends look on with shared joy….
Randi & Mike had the officiants read their vows for them and it was so beautiful!!! They each said such beautiful, heart-felt things and Randi’s reaction to Mike’s words, and the way she held his hand, left me wanting to get married all over again!
With a stomp and a kiss….and it’s official….
The new Mr. & Mrs…..Happy. Happy. Happy!
Serenaded with bubbles….
Love these two…
Kisses and cuddles and newlyweds, oh my!
Mike does this super cute thing where he kisses Randi’s sweet little nose, and I just love her enjoying the moment, wind-blown and all!
Love these new lounging fire pits the Wequassett added during their renovations last year….the perfect spot to sit and take it all in….
Love the details Randi & Terri put together….just beautiful!
Erica, one of Randi’s good friends and bridesmaid, enjoys cocktail hour with friends….love these candid moments during cocktail hour, and getting to do the photos before the ceremony allows us the time to capture wonderful moments like these. We love that!
The new Mr. & Mrs. met with happy high fives as they make their way to their reception.
Randi & Mike showing off some mad skills on the dance floor. And, their cake was topped with engraved spoons, gifted to the couple in honor of Randi & her family.
Ryan, Anette & Leigh gave one of THE best speeches/roasts we have ever seen. Aided by a slideshow of photos of Randi & Mike, they hit it out of the park and had everyone (us included) laughing and smiling and celebrating how wonderful these two special people are!! It was absolutely delightful!
Hard to contain the laughter…love it! “If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.” Charles M. Schulz.
As if the gift of their wonderful speech wasn’t enough, her siblings gave Randi, the Queen of Selfies, this selfie stick and Christened it with a group photo! I want a copy of that photo!! Soooo fun!
Getting down with her gal pals.
Mike’s mates give him a little lift…
Guests get down on it….
A perfect ending to a perfect fairytale wedding…
Randi & Mike, I think you know by now how much we adore you both, but getting to be a part of your wedding was something so special and we absolutely LOVED every moment of your incredible day!! You two are such wonderful individuals, an incredible couple and are so blessed to be surrounded by such love & support!! We happily include ourselves among those who love & support you! We hope you can feel that in these special moments we captured for you!! Cannot wait to share the whole collection with you, but hope this sneak peek tides you over for a bit…shouldn’t be long until we send you everything! Until then, we thank you sooo much for sharing such a day with us!! We look forward to watching where life takes you both next!! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxoxoxo