22 Apr 2010 10:17 am
Jean & Zack’s wedding at Holy Redeemer Church and the Wequassett Inn in Chatham, MA
Saturday saw me driving down to the Cape for Jean and Zack’s wedding at Holy Redeemer Parish and reception at the always awesome Wequassett Inn! Not one to let a little rain damper her spirits, Jean was all smiles when I arrived at the Wequasett where she and her two bridesmaids were getting ready. We were raring to go, so quick as a flash they were dressed and primed for pictures. Since it was rainy out we used the cool indoor locations that the Wequasett offered to take a few awesome bridal portraits of Jean (with a little help from her bridesmaids holding my lights), then we set off for Holy Redeemer Parish.
The good cheer comtinued at the church as Jean and Zack’s friends and family gathered to celebrate their union. The entire family got involved with readings, presentation of gifts, and a particularly beautiful and moving performance of Amazing Grace sung my Jean’s mother. You could have heard a pin drop as she sang the final notes and made her way quietly back to her seat. Then Jean and Zack kissed, and with smiles and handshakes from the guests, made their way down the aisle to the waiting limo outside.
The limo took us to Jean’s family’s beach house right on the Atlantic shore were the party began in earnest. It was like a family BBQ right in the middle of the wedding day, with everyone laughing and celebrating, and pausing just long enough to pose for family photos. With the gathering reaching full steam, Jean, Zack, and I slipped out a little early, and headed back to the Wequassett Inn for their romantic portrait session. The facility was nearly empty as the staff busily prepared for the onslaught of guests, which gave us lots of great little locations. Soon the guests began arriving, and Jean and Zack headed in for the cocktail hour. From there it was a whirlwind of love and celebration as the reception began with toasts and food and dancing!
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Ceremony: Holy Redeemer Parish
Reception: Wequassett Inn
Hair/Makeup: Salon Justine
Flowers: Fancy Flowers
Cake/Cupcakes: Cupcake Charlie’s
Entertainmant: Greg Hodges of 5 Star Events
11 Apr 2010 07:12 pm
Stephanie & Jay’s Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, CT
Ahhh, Springtime. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and love is in the air…which means that wedding season is here again! And this Saturday had me sharing the perfect spring day with Stephanie and Jay at the beautiful Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, CT. I began the day with Stephanie and her bridesmaids at The Cottages, a sister property of Lord Thompson Manor. In addition to a nice suite of guest rooms, The Cottages featured a bright sunlit spa, where Stephanie and her girls were pampered and beautified in preparation for the day. As nice as the spa was, there wasn’t much time as the day’s busy schedule was about to begin. So quick as a flash Stephanie was dressed and we were off.
The first stop was Lord Thompson Manor, where Stephanie and Jay shared a lovely moment in the garden as they saw each other for the first time with their family looking on from the manor’s french doors. Then I had Stephanie, Jay, and the awesome old Manor house all to myself! We started out in the gardens, using the beautifully manicured grounds as a backdrop for the photos, then we moved inside, exploring the old pool room and ending up in the conservatory (with the pipe wrench :)). Too soon we had to be back in the gardens for family photos, then it was off to the church for the hitching.
The ceremony took place at St Josephs Parish, a lovely traditional white New England church located in the tongue twisting CT town of North Grosvenordale. With a personal ceremony helmed by Stephanie’s childhood priest, the collected friends and family were on hand to witness Shephanie and Jay make their vows. Then it was back to Lord Thompson Manor, where the guests were immediately ushered to the garden for the toast. Then a few more family photos during the cocktail hour, then dinner, featuring the largest shrimp I have ever laid eyes on. Seriously these things were huge (and if a shrimp is as big as my fist, can you really call it a shrimp? My deep thought for the day). After dinner, Stephanie and Jay delighted the assembled crowd with their mad first dance skills, then continued the dancing with their parents. As the time came for me to leave, the party had kicked in to full swing with the conservatory alive with dancing and celebration!
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