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.
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….
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!!
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…
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.
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.
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