I have a special place in my heart for the weddings I book without ever meeting the couple face to face. It’s a bunch of phone calls and emails (maybe some harmless facebook stalking – sometimes both ways) and then we’re signing contracts and planning for the biggest day in the lives of these two people I’ve never shaken hands with. I talk a lot about trust when it comes to shooting someone’s wedding and there has to be a whole lot of it when you don’t get a chance to look someone in the eye.
Well this is proof positive it can all result in the fairytale it should be.
Meet Diana and Jamie. Their wedding day is a two part-er: Part 1 on a rainy day intimate ceremony in Rockport, MA on the end of Bearskin Neck Road and Part 2 is a full featured extravaganza on a gorgeous June day at Belmont Hill School (where Jamie is a proud alumni)
They stopped off at the town clerk’s office to pick up their marriage certificate.
The intimate ceremony with just Bride, Groom and Jared (their friend officiating). There’s something so, so romantic about getting married under an umbrella. It’s like love can weather any storm (figuratively and literally), especially a few raindrops.
We were shooting these photos above when a woman at the restaurant 7th Wave, invited us to the second floor covered deck and out of the rain. Very much appreciated!!
This is where that very nice lady asked us if we were hungry for some lobster rolls.
The restaurant was actually closed but there’s something about walking around with a freshly married couple that makes complete strangers want to roll out red carpets around every corner.
Diana & Jamie treated us to the most enormous rolls and you should do yourself a favor and drop everything and get up to 7th Wave for some amazing seafood!
The Bride and Groom make their getaway in a Jeep and this moment is their version of carrying the bride over the threshold.
Part 2 – blog coming soon…
Two days later was the more formal wedding day, complete with all of the family, friends, fun and formality that you’d expect. But this oceanside ceremony was perfect for them. It’s of course an honor to have been present with the unique responsibility to capture it for everyone that couldn’t join us.