Liz & Travis’s Wequassett Wedding ~ Harwich Photographers

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Liz & Travis’s Wequassett wedding last month was perfectly dreamy in every way. The weather was one of those quintessential warm fall days, sunny, dry…perfect. Family & friends gathered, overlooking picturesque Pleasant Bay, to watch as these two best friends pledged their hearts and lives to one another, having written their own vows and guided into marriage by their dear friend, Gary….perfect! There were heart-felt speeches, that were equal parts humor and sentiment and had everyone smiling from ear to ear. There was delicious food, good music, dancing and oodles of love and happy celebration.

All in all, theirs was a perfect wedding and the perfect way with which to end our 2016 season.

We had been looking forward to the day since meeting them last fall. Sitting in our studio, hearing about how they met, their hopes for their special day, and how much they enjoyed our work, we instantly fell for them! And, quickly fell for Liz’s super sweet mom, Jane, and dad, Stephen, who welcomed us warmly into their home when we got together in June for Liz & Travis’s engagement (click HERE for a peek)…even asking us to stay for dinner. Just like Liz & Travis, they are super warm, welcoming, kind, generous, lovely people. And that sentiment was perfectly reflected throughout the wedding.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments from their incredible day, beginning with just a few picture perfect details, including Liz & Travis’s wedding rings, sitting atop a perfectly plum Mrs. Box (love these little ring boxes!), Liz’s bling-a-licious Jimmy Choo shoes, stunning bouquet by Lilac Florals. (You outdid yourself with this one, Karen!), invitations by JPapers and Liz’s crazy beautiful Reem Acra wedding dress. The purple and gray wedding colors paired with the blue suits and gray ties were stunning!

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Liz gets help getting in her dress from her super sweet sister, Laura, and mom, Jane (behind Liz), while her adoring cousin, Rachael lends moral support. Slipping into her sexy Jimmy Choos, I just love this candid portrait of Liz! She’s so serene, so beautiful and so sexy all at once!

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The gorgeous rushing and beaded shoulders on Liz’s dress fit her perfectly!!!

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With a little spritz of her chosen wedding day scent and a smile and she’s ready to go see Travis for their first look. Isn’t she lovely?! Liz got her flawless look thanks to good genes and the talented team of Artworx Hair Design and Kristin McKenzie Make Up.

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Meanwhile, in another room at the resort, Travis gets ready with his besties. Just loved their stylish blue suits and sharp ties, which Travis gave to his groomsmen as gifts. Travis started Tora Clothing, a high end menswear company, so we just knew the guys would be looking good….they didn’t disappoint!

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Tying ties is more fun together…

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Travis looks over his vows…nervous, excited…ready! Gary, one of his groomsmen and good friends (second from left) performed the ceremony and rocked it!

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The bridesmaids (including niece, Ellie (left to right), cousin, Rachael, sister, Laura, and dear friends Lauren & Susan in their gorgeous Jenny Yoo dresses. Such sweet ladies.
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That moment…when you see your best friend for the first time on the day you will say, “I do!” Just the best!

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Look at Travis’s beaming face…love it!

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Now that’s a happy man!

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With a little time before the ceremony, we headed down to the beach path for a few quick portraits of a happy couple.

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I mean….come on. Love these two!

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The look of love…

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Guests begin arriving for the sunset ceremony, and more gorgeous details by Lilac Florals.

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Liz’s sweet dad, Stephen, with Ellie & Rachael, watching from their perch as guests arrive.

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Ushers extraordinaire – Jack, Brock & Weston, take a break from wedding duties to post for a photo just before the ceremony begins.

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Here come the fellas..

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Liz’s beautiful momma, Jane, beaming as she’s led down the aisle by Liz’s handsome brother Peter.

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Guests already enjoying the ceremony…

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Here comes the blushing bride…

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Then it hits you….this is really happening! Ahhhhh!

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And with a kiss and a gentle touch she leaves the arm of the first man she ever loved for one she will spend the rest of her life loving.
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Goosebumps from the fall chill or the romance unfolding…

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Proud parents, Stephen, Jane, Audrey & Richard stand to show their support and blessed wishes for the newly joined couple…
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By your side is how I want to walk through the rest of my life….

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Travis taking in all the love being promised to him by Liz…

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With this ring, I thee wed.

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With a kiss…a nice long one….these two are officially wed.

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The new Mr. & Mrs…woooo hoooo!

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Wanting to take a few moments alone to soak in what they just did, our happy couple heads to the beach.

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Brandishing his new hardware…

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Love these tender hearts!

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A sunset stroll and a new life beginning…
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Candid moments during cocktail hour are some of our favorites! Just love this adorable moment as friends share a giggle and some bubbly.

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First dance….a samba. You go girl! And, a little sweetness in a slice.

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Travis’s best man, Ryan, is quite a character and had us (and everyone else) in happy stitches! Way to knock it out of the park Ryan!

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To Liz & Travis…

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Audrey & a guest reliving some of the highlights of Ryan’s toast. Love it!

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Guests getting down on it…

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Crazy man Ryan and fellow groomsman Adriaan going for it. You guys!

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John Saville Entertainment kept guests having fun on the dance floor…

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Taaaa daaaaa…

W0308_0868This one melts my heart….having no kids of our own, I see a lot of mother/son dances and can’t help but feel a little sad that I’ll never have that. But, seeing sweet Travis dance not only with his lovely momma, but also with his favorite Aunt Judy gave me hope that I could still have this. (Callie & Mikey….are you listening? And, Sadie & Stella, I am totally open to a bride/Auntie dance too, just for the record!!)
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Like the whole world melts away and all there is is me and you….let the fairytale begin! 

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Liz & Travis, thank you both so very much for inviting us into your lives and sharing such a special day with us. Entrusting us to document all of the beautiful love & joyful celebration was both an honor and privilege that we absolutely relished! You guys are wonderful. Your families and friend equally so and we could not have ended our wedding season on a sweeter not! So thank you!!! We hope you enjoy these photos half as much as we enjoyed being there to capture them for you! Can’t wait to share the rest with you! Until then, sending big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo

Katie & Richie’s Wequassett Wedding ~ Cape Cod Photographers

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Katie & Richie met six years ago, while they were both in college and visiting the Cape with friends.  “I was having ice cream with my best friend Jenna in the Mashpee Commons, when we ran into Jenna’s friend Kayla, and her friend Richie,” Katie told us. “I remember talking to them both and saying to Jenna….’Wow, who is that Richie guy? He is so cute!'”

It wasn’t until a few years later that they met again, while bowling with the same group of friends…and like any good love story….sparks flew.

“It’s funny how the universe has its way of bringing people into your life when you least expect it. I can honestly say that after a few dates with Rich, I felt as though I had known him for my whole life,” Katie said.

Last month, Katie & Richie committed their lives & hearts to one another, surrounded by family & friends at the beautiful seaside Wequassett Resort in Harwich.

Their wedding was the stuff from which fairytales are made…and for us it was also a sort of homecoming. Last summer, we had the pleasure of photographing the equally amazing wedding of Richie’s big sister, Kerri. You can read more about Kerri & her sweet hubs Billy HERE.

We really hit it off with Richie’s family right away and fell just as hard for Katie’s super sweet, incredibly loving, warm, and wonderful family. Seeing these two incredible families merge was such a treat.

There were so many incredible, love-filled moments that peppered their day, it was reeeealllly hard to pick just a handful to highlight here. As I write this post, I keep feeling like there’s so much more to share. But, we don’t want to make Katie, Richie & their families wait any longer, so here’s just a few of our favorite moments from the day….

Katie sliding into her crazy beautiful Monique Lhuillier gown, with help from her lovely sisters, Lauren & Kristen.

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Is she gorgeous or what? Hair by the talented Rob Martelli of Avanti Salon and make up by Karen Colon.

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Katie’s cousin’s daughter, Kerryn, was the cutest flower girl ever! Just love this adorable moment shared by these sweet ladies. Kerryn was a little too shy to give a kiss, but so happy to be having her photo taken with her beautiful cousin.

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Sweet sisters…..so much beauty inside & out!

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Meanwhile, in another room at Wequassett, Richie got ready with his buds. Love this quiet moment before the happy chaos begins….

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Putting on their ties…

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Getting a little help pinning on his boutonnière by big brother and best man, Mike, while their handsome papa, Mike looks on.

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Friends and family arrive for the ceremony….let the love shine bright!

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Richie and his bestie get ready to head down the aisle….love these big beautiful smiles! So much happiness at this wedding!

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Ready to make his favorite girl his wife, Richie makes his way to the altar…..

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Kerry takes her job as flower girl very seriously….scattering petals and looking very much a princess. So beautiful!

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And here comes the bride….beautiful, happy, wonderful Katie on the arm of her big softie of a dad, Butch. Their faces say it all…

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One of my favorite moments of the day…the hand off, where the happiness is just contagious!

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Richie is such a sweet pea, and so obviously smitten with Katie. Just look at the way he’s looking at her. Be still my heart! And, Katie, obviously feels the same about her man….just beaming as she watches him during their vows. LOVE!!!

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I can only imagine how amazing this moment feels as a parent, when you watch your baby, all grown up, commit their life and heart to someone you just know is going to love her like you do. Katie’s parents, Sue & Butch, certainly seem to approve of this union and the looks on their beautiful faces make my heart smile….BIG.

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Happy. Happy…and more happy!

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With a kiss and a smile…it’s official!

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Wooo hooo!! Yaaay for love!!!

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After the ceremony ends and their bridal party and guests begin to leave, Katie & Richie steal another kiss…so stinkin’ cute!

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Richie’s parents & grandmother leave the ceremony, with Katie’s Godparents behind. So much joy.

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Katie gets a big hug from her momma…

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Richie & his BIL, Billy, share a big brotherly hug.

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Celebrating with flower petals….wooo hoooo!

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Kerryn watching as Katie & her bridesmaids get their photo taken….would love to know what was going through her mind in this moment.

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The happy couple….

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Another stolen moment….

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These two love so big & so hard. It’s beautiful to behold.

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Sunset and big smiles…

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sexy kisses for the new mr. & mrs.

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Beautiful blushing bride & blush bouquets…
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Heading to cocktail hour….love the train on her gorgeous gown!

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Katie’s dad, Butch having fun with some friends during cocktail hour.

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Katie’s mom, Sue, is co-owner of Essentials on Main, a new boutique in Easton. Her partner, Sheryl Hoey, runs Floral Effects at Essentials on Main, and was responsible for all the gorgeous flowers at the wedding. Both Sue & Sheryl together with Katie, put together a stunning decor for the day, with gold and blush touches everywhere. So pretty.

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As a picture-perfect late summer day came to a close, the party was just beginning to heat up.

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Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs…..wooo hoo!

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Their first dance was full of smiles and singing to one another. Love these two!!

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And, sealed with a kiss.

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Lauren & Kristen’s MOH speech (with an impromptu rap) had everyone in stitches! Good job ladies!

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Katie & Richie’s moms react to the speeches….priceless!

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Kaite & Richie react too….hysterical!

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Our former bello bride Kerri…love her!

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During their mother/son dance, Richie was all smiles (and a few happy tears). Just the sweetest!!!!

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A perfect day ends with a perfect night!

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Katie & Richie….thank you both so much for including us in your incredible wedding day!! We have loved getting to know you both over the past year and feel so honored to have been part of such a special time in your lives and the lives of your incredible families! You two are so blessed to have so much love in your lives and we hope these beautiful moments reflect that! Cannot wait to share the rest with you very soon! Until then, we hope you love these photos as much as we loved being there to capture them! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xo