Molly & Matt got married on this year in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Their photographer, Emilie from emilie inc., shares her thoughts on their big day:
Molly and Matt glow, don’t they? Their love for each other and the joy and beauty of their celebration was a pleasure to witness. The day started at Molly’s mother’s house. Her girls were buzzing about in curlers and cute robes while Molly clapped and cheered throughout the process. Next, a first look by the flag pole, a significant photo landmark for decades of family images. After visiting other picturesque spots on the property like the dock, workshop and boat house, it was off to the ceremony in an antique car with her father.
Guests were waiting under a gorgeous old birch tree for a shaded garden ceremony at her dad’s house nearby. With poetry, humor and sweet sentiment, the ceremony also honored guests who are no longer with us and recalled how these two first met (at a wedding I happened to photograph!). Grinning, the newlyweds met guests with hugs for cocktails on the lawn overlooking the water before settling into the spectacular sailcloth tent for the evening.
How they met, in Molly’s words:
Matt and I actually met for the first time at a wedding in 2010, but it wasn’t for another year till we went on our first date. Although we only spoke for a brief moment at the reception, we made a connection that, little did we know, would lead to us getting married 4 years later. Our first dance will be “Just One Look,” by Doris Troy for that very reason! The rest is history.
We’re getting married on 7/19, which was my grandfather’s birthday, “Da.” His linage is the reason we have any ties to Chatham, where my family would go every summer up from Maryland. I spent every summer in Chatham growing up teaching sailing and then later waiting tables at the Squire.
Congratulations to the beautiful couple, and a big thanks to emilie inc. for sharing these stunning photos!
Photography: emilie inc. photography
Other: 822 Weddings
Other: Will Charles Salon
Other: Sperry Tents http://www.sperrytentsmarion.com/
Other: Cape Destinations
Other: Cape Cod Ceremonies
Paper Products: Paper Moss
Cake: The Casual Gourmet
Caterer: The Casual Gourmet
Wedding Planner: Cape Cod Celebrations
Other: Vineyard Vines
Other: Eturnity Orchestra Band
Flowers And Event Decor: Patrice Milley Floral Designs
Beauty: DW Beauty
New England is known for it’s gorgeous vistas, and also for its unpredictable weather. But the weather gods were smiling last spring for Emily & Mike; they enjoyed perfect weather for their vintage DIY wedding in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Love Days Photography was there to capture the whole event. Wayne Chinnock, one of Love Days photographers, says:
This was such an awesome DIY wedding to photograph. Emily is a photographer and Mike is a game and graphic designer so they put together some pretty amazing stuff for their wedding theme.
He also shared that Emily’s fur stole was a family heirloom, that her mom made the veil, and that her hair comb was decorated with her grandmother’s earrings. What a great way to honor your heritage! Most of the decorations were DIY, including the paper flower centerpieces and paper pinwheels for the family photo display. And the majority of the vintage items, such as the jars, bottles, and vases were found by the couple at flea markets, yard sales, or borrowed from friends. The couple also gave out maple syrup favors that were made by the bride’s parents from maple trees in their Connecticut backyard!
We applaud Emily & Mike for their thrifty and delightfully DIY wedding (loving the Art Nouveau favor tags Mike designed!) and a huge thank you to Love Days Photography for sharing these inspiring images!
Photography: Love Days Photography
Groom’s Suit: 9Tailors
If there is one thing I love in life, it is pizza. So I was in absolute heaven the other day when I found out that the Uproot Pie Co. was catering the bridal showcase I was attending. I had never run into Uproot Pie Co. before, but let me tell you, I hope that I will run into them every day for the rest of my life.
Uproot is an adorable mobile wood-fired pizza truck that is the brainchild of Jessica Shepard. Shepard got her culinary degree from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR in 2004 and has spent the years since traveling around the country learning different baking techniques. She fell in love with wood-fired cooking after learning about French pastry baking, and several adventures later, she ended up back in Portland, OR, working for a wood-fired pizza company. Eventually she decided she wanted to move to midcoast Maine. And once here, she decided to craft her very own wood-fired oven onto a trailer, hitched it to her truck, and has been baking delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza at events all around Maine and New England ever since. And of course, Uproot uses locally harvested Maine wood to fuel its little oven’s fire.
Uproot’s creations are not just your run-of-the-mill pepperoni and cheese. Its crew is happy to come up with custom creations for your event. I was lucky enough to get to choose from peach & ricotta, margherita, apple & bacon, salami, and veggie. Well, let’s be real, I didn’t really choose; I had a slice of all of them! and even went back for seconds!
If you’re thinking of having a casual wedding or looking to for an easy, low-stress option for your rehearsal dinner, Uproot Pie Co., in my humble opinion, is a great option!
Photos via Uproot Pie Co.’s website
Thank you so much to Anna Toner Photography for sharing these gorgeous photographs with us! Anna says:
I had so much fun being a part of Nick and Haley’s sweet coastal Maine Wedding. Nick and Haley met in the fall of Nick’s senior year and Haley’s junior year at the University of Maine Orono at the birthday party of a mutual friend. Soon after, Nick asked Haley on their first date and they have been together ever since. The two had a simple ceremony in Haley’s hometown of Boothbay Harbor and we continued downtown to the Fisherman’s Wharf for the reception and pictures on the dock surrounded by sailboats, buoys, and lobster traps. Guests spent cocktail hour overlooking the harbor on a beautiful clear day and enjoying little touches of Maine the couple incorporated into their wedding.
Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple! Great job on capturing all these fun moments, Anna!
Photography: Anna Toner Photography
Dress: Andrea’s Bridal
Hair: A Cut Above
Makeup: About Face
Florist: Creighton & Sons Wholesale Florist
Wedding Coordinator: Laura Honey
Cake: Martha Holbrook
DJ: Richard Boghosian
Food & Reception: Fisherman’s Wharf
Photos: Bridesmaid dress: Corbin Gurkin Photography via Style Me Pretty, Cake: AMB Photo via The Knot, Pewter Vase Centerpiece via Take the Cake Events, Shoes via Colin Cowie Weddings, Earrings via BHLDN, Octopus Napkin Ring via Caron’s Beach House, Bouquet: Brandon Kidd Photography via Amorology, Pewter Tea Set via Country Living, Boutonniere via Sadie & Dasie