Holly & Paul’s Wychmere Wedding ~ Harwich Port Wedding Photographers

Holly & Paul’s fabulous Wychmere Beach Club wedding took place a few weekends ago, before the crazy heat wave. Instead, theirs was a quintessentially perfect Cape Cod day. Sunny, blue skies, not too hot and drrrryyyyyy, which for this sweaty gal is all I need to make for an amazing day!

Making it even more special was the fact that Holly & Paul are wonderful people and a perfect pairing!! We first met Holly eight plus years ago, at the wedding of her sister, Michelle. And, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing her a few times since for family portraits on the Cape. Paul is a bit of a newcomer to our Bello family, although he & Holly have known each other for quite some time now. You can read more about them and their road to love HERE.

And, we can get right to what folks come here for….the photos!

I am completely in LOVE with Holly’s crazy beautiful Amsale wedding gown. There are few gowns I don’t love, but hers was something I would totally love to wear and am seriously considering getting married again so I can!! The tulle and lace detailing on the front was absolutely stunning and so beautifully feminine. And, on Holly…..it was perfection!!!

Some more room details in the beautiful Wychmere suites…such great rooms to photograph in…loveeee me a white background! And, Holly’s adorable Kate Spade shoes that perfectly complimented the belt on her dress. LOVE!

I mean….come on!!!! Is she gorgeous or what? Her hair by Fisher Experience and dress gave such an Audrey Hepburn vibe to me. And, the gorgeous flowers with blush peonies (in AUGUST no less….WOW!) by the fabulous Lilac Florals were the perfect compliment.

One word…..STUNNING!

Holly’s crazy cute nieces, Mackenzie and Cameron, are regulars in front of our cameras and two of the sweetest little peanuts there ever were. Mackie was seriously busting some killer moves later in the night and having the time of her life late into the night. Such wonderful memories of their Auntie’s special day!

Adorable little flower girls…

Waiting for her dad….

John is one of the nicest guys on the planet and seeing him see his baby girl ready to marry her dream guy was just delightful…

And off to the church she goes, with her gal pals in tow. Such a fun bunch!!

Meanwhile, in another area of the resort, Paul gets ready with his mates…

Including little brother and best man extraordinaire, Tommy.

Mackie & Cammie’s little brother, Will was also in the wedding party…though he seemed more interested in his dad’s phone. Can we talk about the linen suit and the saddle shoes for just a second???? Paired with a matching Vineyard Vines tie…same as the groomsmen were wearing. It’s just too much cuteness.

The guys are ready to go….

Preparing to enter the ceremony at Our Lady of Annunciation in Dennisport. Despite Cammie & Mackie’s best efforts, they cannot convince their cousin, Kinsley, that being a flower girl is really fun..ADORABLE!

Here comes the bride…

The hand off…

Love the storytelling going on in this next one….how Holly is holding onto Paul and her sister, Michelle, and how Paul’s lovely momma, Anne Marie is wiping tears in the background. So much love & pride! Just wonderful!

Sandwiched between her grandparents, Susan & John, Mackie looks on with intense curiosity as her Auntie Holly and soon-to-be Uncle Paul say, “I do!”

The look of love…

More love & happy faces….

And with a kiss, he & she become WE….

woooo hoooo…..

LOVE the happiness written all over their beautiful faces….

The timeless quality of this next lovely moment makes my heart purr.

This is why I love living and working where we do. Viva Cape Cod!!

Happy kisses…

And snuggling beneath the veil….soooo much happy!!!!!

We did it…..we’re married!!! It’s a moment that hits every couple after they say, “I do!” And, it’s one you just never forget.

A field of green beach grass + a bride & groom and their posse = Cape Cod wedding perfection

Holly & Paul sailed into their cocktail hour…talk about a grand entrance. LOOVE it!

And so did their friends & family…

Yeeeeeaaaahhhh!!!

It was a bit windy even in the harbor…..but that just meant they had to hold on tight, which is always a good thing.

Smiles and sailboats and sunny skies, oh my!

Waving to family & friends as they dock….now, let’s get this party started!

It’s been so fascinating for us to see how much things have changed in terms of the way folks photograph at weddings. When we first started you rarely saw a camera, and I suppose that’s still the case today, but now we see LOTS of phones and iPads and while it’s great that people can capture these fun moments, I love seeing people put down their phones and really being present in the moment. Just look at how different the faces are without a phone in front of them.

Blush-a-liciousness.

I think this is my favorite color palette at the moment…so stinking pretty.

Seats for the stars of the day….

Guests enjoying themselves during cocktail hour.  I just love documenting these candid moments.

More happy….

Happily ever hashtaged…

Mr. & Mrs.

Love this moment when a couple is introduced to their reception…so much fun energy, so much love & support. It’s just wonderful!

And right into their first dance…still smiling and basking in the glory of all the love & support.

More love & support, and some playful teasing came during the speeches…first up, MOH Michelle….love her!!!

Bridesmaid Emily giggles during the speeches….so cute!

Tommy’s speech was part loving tribute, part roast, and everyone ate it up….

Though none more so than big brother, Paul!

Ready to get rowdy….friends enjoying themselves on the dance floor.

And bridesmaid Catherine tore it up best with this awe-inspiring split that her friends were definitely digging….

A little Photo Booth fun….

Our newlyweds….ready to start this next happy chapter in their lives together.

Holly & Paul, thank you both so very much for inviting us to share in this wonderful day with you, your families and super sweet friends!! Getting to be there to document all of the beautiful details, the super fun celebration and most especially the inspiring love you both have for each other and those closest to you was such a treat!! We adore you and hope these photos (and the MANY more soon to follow) serve as happy reminders for many, many long, love-filled years to come!!

With big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxoxo

PS…We’d also like to give a special shout out to wedding planner extraordinaire Allison Liset and her incredible team (Sheri, Megan & Kim)at Elegant Engagements, who saved the day by running out to Macy’s to buy a suit for Holly’s brother Paul, because his didn’t make it. Don’t ask! You ladies rocked it and kept things running smoothly all day!! Love working with you all! xoxo

Kate & Hugh’s Woods Hole Wedding ~ Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

Despite their size difference, Kate & Hugh are one of those couples that when you see them together, it’s hard to deny that they just FIT together…..and I mean, fit perfectly! They share the same sense of fun, abundant love for one another, and a sincere passion for living life to its fullest.

Their wedding, at Kate’s family’s summer home in Woods Hole, was a true reflection of those things they hold most dear. It was also quite a party! With 400 guests, a 28-person bridal party and dancing that seemed like it might never stop…it was a day filled with love & happy celebration! It was so wonderful to watch Kate’s parents, Nancy & Craig, beam with pride over their baby girl and the union they so obviously supported, all while throwing a party of Great Gatsby-like proportions. It truly was an amazing day, and, Andy & I were honored to have been there to document all of that joyful exaltation!

Here’s a peek at their F A B U L O U S wedding:

Kate’s stunning Monique Lhullier wedding gown and make up by the talented Katrina Hess. Hair by the fabulous Marisa Marino of Stilisti Salon.

Simply gorgeous! And, that happy expression was the one she was wearing all day long!

Sexy hot pink Christian Dior shoes and some seriously sexy bling to match! Looove!

Kate’s super sweet momma, Nancy, was beaming (and getting a little welled up) with pride and love for her sweet girl, as she sees her dressed and ready to marry her best friend.

The excitement builds….

Kate’s besties react to seeing their gorgeous friend…

Meanwhile, down the road a bit, Hugh gets dressed and ready with his favorite guys. Part of his wedding wear included these cufflinks that belonged to his grandfather and namesake, former Governor of New York Hugh Carey.

Looking good in his custom-designed Vineyard Vine tie, featuring flags with his & Kate’s initials.

Thumbs up to the cool ties….

Having some fun with his mates…

Hugh arrives in style for the ceremony, then takes a moment for a quick photo with his guys, including his best man and little brother, Donnie.

Kate & her proud papa, Craig, ready to enter the church….love these emotional expressions. Weddings are so freaking awesome!

I love this photo and the appropriate symbolism of the past, the present and the future depicted in the reflections seen in the church doors.

Giving away his baby girl….LOOOVE! Seriously, be still my daddy-lovin’ heart!

And embracing his new son……more love!!!

The love & laughter, oh how it did flow….

Hugh & Kate’s flower girls were crazy cute and really getting into the ceremony….

As a surprise to their guests, Hugh & Kate delivered the communion during their wedding mass. So lovely.

The new Mr. & Mrs.! Yaaahoooo! (if only people would put down their cell phones and bask in the glory of the moment!

Hugh is a little too tall for the car they made their get-away in. Watching him try to squish in was precious….almost as much as Kate’s face as she watched in delight.

The happy couple….

We went to the house Hugh’s dad had rented to do some photos, but first, a little snack for our newly married couple….I really LOVE candid moments like these. Totally my faves.

A vision…..

The old house has such character…and Kate’s stunning dress suited it perfectly.

Heading down to the gardens for photos….

Jumping for joy….

Hugh’s guys and his girl…..so fun!

Our sweet couple….

Love and a pink, heart-shaped bush….it was meant to be! Seriously…a pink, heart shaped bush! It’s like it was made for this moment!

Hot pink and ready to party….

Hugh & Kate and their bridal party sailed over to the reception, captained by Kate’s dad….does this look like an ad for Ralph Lauren or what??

As they approached the party, Hugh & Kate released some balloons…..letting their love rise to the heavens. Ahhhhh….

Meanwhile, a staff of several dozen from The Catered Affair prepared for dinner, canopied beneath a gorgeous Sperry Tent, with flowers by the incomparable Winston Flowers.

Love this super sweet basket-weave cake by Icing on the Cake.

One of Hugh & Kate’s signature drinks…..looks as good as their guests. Hello sexies!

Cocktail hour candid moments…my faves.

Hugh’s beautiful momma, Pam, digs in to the raw bar.

As Hugh & Kate make their arrival to the reception, greeted by lots of happy waves.

Trying to corral 400 people was no easy feat…but we did it. Wooo hooo!

Yay for love…and for Hugh & Kate!

This is what I strive for…..love like this, after so many years. Truly, is there anything more beautiful?

An entrance for the ages…..you go gurls!

Kate & Hugh’s dance had all of the fun, flair and love you’d expect from these two. And, their guests ate it up!

The final twirl….delightful!

Kate & Hugh’s party kicked off straight away, with our happy couple joining The Sultans of Swing for a bar or two of song! So awesome!

The sun sets as dinner is served….so Great Gatsby!

I had to grab my tripod when I saw this moment, as one of the flower girls, dances on her own during dinner. Like a fairytale come to life!

And, a little while later the party kicked into high gear with some Vineyard Vines inspired limbo. Kate & Hugh provided a ton of ridiculously fun hats for their guests to play with…LOVE!! Check out Cheesburger head following up his wife for some limbo action. AMAZEBALLS!

“Hey sharky, I wanna eat you up”….so playful & fun! Thanks guys!

Fun! Fun! Fun!

The night ended as high as one can, with Hugh & Kate taking center stage and leading one of the most amazing renditions of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. I love this view of them in embrace, as their friends & family cheer them on! Just wonderful!

Kate & Hugh…what can we say?! Your wedding was just so incredible, with memories made that will surely last a lifetime! Thank you so much (and thank you Nancy & Craig) for inviting us in and allowing us to be a part of all of that wonderful love & celebration! We had so much fun and hope these photos serve as happy reminders of all of the fun you so obviously had for many happy years to come! More to come soon!! Special thanks too to Jen from Pink Polka Dot Events for being amazing and also to Kat Hanafin for helping us capture some of the fabulous details and happy exchanges during cocktail hour. With lots of love & big hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo