Can I just start this off by saying how much I love my job? I mean, someone pinch me!
This front-yard, back-yard, whole-yard wedding was a joining of two families who clearly have had a long history. Kelly and Joe met at an early age, but pretty much always knew that they were meant for each other. Waiting until the timing was right, they finally joined hands in marriage in the front yard of Kelly's parents' house on Saturday August 10th, 2019 surrounded by their friends and family.
After much (MUCH) planning, Kelly decided to clock out on Friday when it was time for her manicure. The food and drinks were ordered, her guests were on their way, the tent and tables were set up - time to enjoy the ride!
I arrived shortly after noon on Saturday to capture Kelly getting ready in her childhood home. She had returned from the salon with her hair in place, ready for her friend, Missy to do her makeup. When it came time to put on her dress, nerves ran high! Things got real! After a few deep breaths, she was ready to roll!
Kelly, her maid of honor, Jamie, and I hopped in my car to head for Wood Park. There, we met up with Joe and his best man (also brother), Jeff for their first look! Joe looked so dapper in his suspenders and Sperry's! I felt them both fall at ease once they saw each other.
After a brief session at Wood Park, we headed back to the house to get ready for the ceremony. Joe and Kelly requested that their Pastor, Rosanne give the ceremony. I imagine it was just as special for her, as it was her first time marrying a couple in a backyard wedding! After they exchanged their rings, they faced their guests to a great applause, then sealed it with a kiss!
After a long and harmonious receiving line, we continued with photos, dancing, drinking, and eating! The front yard consisted of dancing and rocking out, while the backyard was quiet with a roaring bonfire, ready for toasting marshmallows and making smores!
The toasts by the best man and maid of honor pulled on everyone's heartstrings! Kelly's Mom also gave a great toast, thanking everyone for being there. She had something else up her sleeve though! She coordinated a singing duo with Joe's Mom and had everyone participate with the lyrics hidden at each table! The photo of Joe and Kelly's reaction after hearing this announcement is quite possibly my favorite! I'm literally still laughing!
The night ended with their guests holding sparklers down the driveway, as Kelly and Joe headed off to continue the celebration back at the hotel with friends. The perfect way to make an exit!
Thank you so much for inviting me to capture your day!
Dress: Style des Reves - Barbara Kerner
Wedding Day Coordinator: Something Bleu (Julie Jensen)
Bar: Bacon's Spirits
Catering: Firefly's BBQ and friend, Julie Snyder
Flowers: Indian Head Farm PYO
Tent: Taylor Rentals Sudbury Division
Cake: friend, Maggie C.
Hair: Roc's Unisex Salon in Marlborough, MA
Make up: friend, Missy
Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Rings: Hannoush Jewelers
Capturing memories for me and for you!