There's just something about a black and white wedding palate that doesn't get old. It exudes a classy timelessness and just looks so *sharp*. Jenn and Jeff are like that though. They live life to the fullest and have excellent taste. Their wedding was a perfect combination of their style and taste. Choosing things like a Sunday morning ceremony at the delicious and beautifully accented L'Andana Restaurant made for a memorable and comfortable wedding day. Chuck was on hand to capture it all and we're smitten with the photos he captured of this sweet pair. Jenn and Jeff; thank you for trusting us to capture your union! We trust you have years of happiness together and wish you the best.
What do you get when you combine a romance-novel worthy garden, a bride and groom perfectly matched for one another and a hopping celebration filled with laughter and hugs? Joelle and Alan's wedding. That's what. Chuck blew it out of the water again when he photographed Joelle and Alan's big day at the Plimoth Plantation earlier this month and we're head over heels for the results. Some of our favorite parts of their photos are the sun-kissed couple portraits they shared as newlyweds and the touching ceremony they shared in the sunken garden. It's been such a pleasure working with you, Joelle and Alan. We know you'll share years of happiness together. Congratulations!
We first started talking with Melissa and Dan about their Artist for Humanity Building wedding over a year ago. From the start we were so excited about their vision for a laid-back wedding day in the city with personal touches with an artistic flair. Part of this business is meeting lots of really awesome couples who end up going a different direction than Summer Street for their photography, so when Melissa and Dan decided to go a different direction with their photography we were bummed not to get to work with them but of course understood. Fast forward to the week of their wedding and we get a call from Melissa, Dan and their existing photographer explaining that there were some extenuating circumstances and we would be taking over their contract. Fortunately Chuck was open and able to step up to the call with our good friend George and the two of them shot the wedding together and rocked the house. I mean truly, would you look at these two and the amazing bash they planned for their nearest and dearest? Melissa and Dan clearly share a special connection and we were so honored to get to capture their wedding story. Congratulations you two! We wish you many happy years of love, laughter and a spontaneous dance parties with 80s sunglasses. :)
Caitlin and Dave make me smile. They are just so good together. I love when couples infuse their personalities and tastes into their wedding day, and Caitlin and Dave did such a great job at that. Caitlin is detail oriented, organized and utterly feminine. Dave works for a beer distributing company so he's clearly great with people and understands the importance of relationship and taking time to enjoy life. It was a natural fit for them to choose The Barn at Gibbet Hill as their wedding backdrop since the venue boasts pastoral views, a glamorous barn and great food. We started the day with them getting ready in their respective rooms at a nearby hotel where Caitlin was getting the final touches on her makeup and hair. Her bridesmaids were so supportive and sweet as she stepped out of the room fully dressed in her wedding gown, just glowing with excitement (don't you love their faces in the photo up there?). Next up we drove to the sweetest little New England stone church you've ever seen for their Catholic ceremony. They did a quick first look before the ceremony to ease the nerves and we grabbed a few shots of them in their wedding day glow. The ceremony was incredibly happy and felt like a dream as birds literally chirped and sang through the entire thing. After they said 'I do' it was off to Gibbet Hill where we enjoyed shooting their couple portraits and some cocktail hour candid moments. The rest of the evening was relaxed and warm with sweet words from their nearest and dearest and a fun dance that even the Priest who married them enjoyed. Such a happy day and great representation of their new life together. Caitlin and Dave, we've loved working with you - Congratulations!
Here's what I love about Meaghan and Joe: they are both extremely talented and accomplished, and yet they don't take themselves too seriously. They are the type of people that would hug you upon first introduction and make you feel right at home in their presence. They are a perfect match. We had been looking forward to shooting their wedding at the Willowdale Estate all year and when the day arrived it more than exceeded our expectations. The weather was the most perfect slice of September I'd ever experienced (you know, warm in the sun with a crisp breeze) and the wedding day timeline was easy and seamless - resulting in a stress-free and enjoyable afternoon and evening. We started the day with Meagan getting ready at the Estate and with a wedding party involving eight ladies and the most picture perfect Arts and Crafts style bathtub in her bridal suite, we just *had* to take a photo with all of them piled in! After Meaghan was fully ready she set off to see Joe for the first time during their first look which was super sweet. We took some portraits of them afterward on the luscious grounds of the Estate and then prepped for the ceremony which was filled with wildflowers and bumblebees. After the kiss, it was time for a few sunset portraits and then time to party! We enjoyed listening to the heartfelt toasts and watching the endearing first dances followed by a rocking live band that kept the party going. Meaghan and Joe, you two are the greatest. Enjoy Italy and be sure to eat some pasta in Tuscany for us!
Bianca and Mike were married on a beautiful September afternoon at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox church. The church was a magnificent space, and one of our favorite parts of their ceremony was when the Priest led them around the alter three (representing the trinity) times, signifying their first steps as a married couple. We also learned that Greeks view kissing as an essential part of greeting or congratulating each other. You can imagine my delight when almost each wedding guest got a kiss after the ceremony. Such happiness! After a fun filled Hummer-limo ride back to the reception we grabbed a few portraits, taking advantage of being in east Boston and seeing the full city skyline. We have to take a moment to thank Kristen from Kristen Schueler Photography for adding her expert eye to their day!
Carolyn and Sean were married on a glorious summer day in Bermuda. Yes, you heard that right. In Bermuda. We were humbled when they asked us to be a part of it, especially since destination wedding couples have umpteen million choices for wedding photographers. When we first met them, we were immediately drawn to their laid back personalities and love for one another as they told us about their plans for a relaxing wedding weekend in Bermuda for their closest family and friends. As we spent the weekend with them during the wedding, we had the honor of getting to know them even better, and following Sean's adorable twin daughters around like the paparazzi (we couldn't help it - they are just too sweet!). They were married at Tuckers Point - which is a GORGEOUS resort on the south east portion of the Island. After a relaxing day at the Spa with her ladies, and a sun showered round of golf with the guys, Carolyn and Sean began getting ready for their ceremony. We couldn't hold back our smiles when Sean's face beamed with love for Carolyn during the ceremony, and giggled while the twins stole the show at several points of the evening. We are so happy for you two, and we wish you all the best!!
Weddings are happy events. Always. I am beyond moved at each and every wedding ceremony we attend. In all their various shapes and forms, they all resonate with astounding love, and that is a beautiful thing. With that said, Maggie and Seth's wedding was one of the happiest weddings we've ever been at. They were RADIATING with love and happiness on their wedding day, and it was infectious. If all of this love fest wasn't enough, they also had an incredible party, complete with a moose head mount. From the donuts to the dress her grandmother hand-lovingly made, Maggie and Seth's wedding was a smashing handmade affair. After their epic first look and a few fun bridal party photos at a local Ice Cream Stand, they made their way to St. Rose of Lima in Northborough for a touching Catholic Wedding Ceremony. After they said I do, we made our way to Maynard to the Rod and Gun Club for their kickin BBQ Celebration styled by the amazing Jillian of New England Vintage Rentals. While Fireflies BBQ served up some seriously awesome grub, Maggie and Seth were showered with some of the most touching speeches from their loved ones. We managed to sneak them out for a few final sunset shots, just in time to get back to the party that was stirring. Maggie and Seth, you guys are amazing. Congratulations on your beautiful marriage and we wish you the best!
When we think back to Abena and Edwin's wedding, two things come to mind. The first, is the overwhelming love that their family and friends poured over them during their wedding day. The entire day was filled with laughter, smiles and love. The toasts nearly made me cry, and by the end of the night we wanted to hug both of their moms and invite ourselves over for thanksgiving dinner. The second thing that comes to mind when we think about their wedding day is how much fun their dance was. Everyone was getting down, and having a blast....even the minister! They were married at St. James Episcopal Church and had a lovely reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge. It was a beautiful day, and we were so happy to be a part of it!