Though it’s chilly outside, I’ll take you back to a gorgeous summer day to relive the celebration and union of Anna + Patrick in Scituate + Cohasset, Massachusetts.
When I arrived, Anna + her ladies were getting ready at the house that she and Patrick own together in Scituate. I had already spent some time there during their RSP Engagement Adventure last fall. I was obsessed with it from day one – it is such a unique, gorgeous property, and is so visually interesting, which is always a big bonus for a photographer. :) There are wonderful details + great decorative elements everywhere (see: EVERYTHING).
Anna gifted her special ladies these darling clutches from – where else? - Etsy.com
! Always a win.
Their love nugget pup – Rudy – was there to greet us with a big wag of his tail… after he woke from his doggy slumber, of course. (For the record, I still want to clone him and spend the majority of my winter days spooning with him. Too much?)
Don’t worry, they had a bowtie just for their furry friend. And I thought I couldn’t love him more… how wrong I was.
Anna has such a great eye for everything visually interesting + vintage, so there were tons of fun things to photograph, like this great stained glass window pane, an old soap box crate, and an antique metal tray, among many other goodies.
One fish, two fish, red fish, white fish? (Pff. Rhyming is overrated.)
I think this next idea is so clever – Anna + Pat had been gifted various wine bottles with tags featuring a different occasion on each one for them to open on each corresponding day; their wedding night, their first new years together, their first anniversary, and even their first fight, among others. This is something you can try at home. If you get stuck on what to write on your tags, try something like, “I made it through another day.” or “I tried.” To me, there’s always a reason to celebrate. And if you can’t think of an obvious one, make one up!
My head might literally explode from his preciousness.
Like a super hero, it’s time for Anna to change into her special attire.
She makes a pretty flawless super hero! ;)
Anna paired her lace dress with this intricate crystal belt. I say, the more shiny objects, the better.
Pat’s card to Anna started the tear factory all around the room, and I was right there in the mix. It’s a good thing I carry tissues at all times.
One last toast, and then it was off to the church in style – a big trolley (Kenny’s Coach
) that could easily accommodate everyone. (Transportation like this is ideal, and is especially helpful to take full advantage of photo time without dealing with anyone getting caught behind in traffic, dealing with parking hassles, or any other type of delay which can end up holding everyone up and drain photo time quickly.)
Meanwhile, Patrick + the guys were busy getting ready at their reception venue, The Red Lion Inn in Cohasset. It’s a very picturesque property featuring a lovely wooden barn with big chandeliers, large windows, and even an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the patio.
Utica Club socks!
And they’re off!
Their ceremony was held at St. Mary of the Nativity in Scituate
They shared a few quiet moments together before walking down the isle.
Since it was a warm (ok, HOT) day, their custom wedding programs/fans came in VERY handy!
With the ceremony complete, it was off to the lighthouse and waterfront! Lucky for everyone, this allowed time for a Twizzler break for a little afternoon pick-me-up.
I love these images on the jetty!! What you don’t see is that we were fighting a pretty massive storm, and had to wait it out in the trolley until the rain and lightning let up long enough for us to run back out and get these portraits. I am so glad we did!
As I mentioned in their Engagement Adventure post, Pat handmade all of these wooden signs himself – pretty impressive! The silhouettes, colors and even the font actually match their save-the-dates as well as their wedding invitations. With a little custom work, I added it to their RSP Wedding Guest Book Album as a surprise. I love how it came out!
This wooden moose head cracked me up – and the covered bridge was the perfect length for the entire bridal party – lucky us. ;)
These two are so easy going, and spent the majority of their big day laughing. I couldn’t imagine a better way to do it. It was so much fun just being around them. It was one of those days that didn’t feel like work at all.
Lovely bride + lovely bouquet!
Pat was looking sharp as well.
How perfect is it that her toes match his socks? Or is it that his socks match her toes? Either way, well done, my friends.
Seriously, how cute are these two!?
The fantastic floral creations were made by The Tangled Web
They wrote their seating chart on this vintage window in white ink – what a great idea!
Vintage decor was everywhere – like this old wash basin used to hold their custom lemonade mix wedding favors complete with fabric covered lids. Perfect for a hot summer day!
Yep, that’s a Utica Club crate to match Pat’s socks!
Anna had collected blue antique Mason Jars to create their table centerpieces, and they came out beautifully.
Their chalkboard dinner menu looked as good as the food itself!
They used these special Irish champagne flutes to toast to their new lives together.
The new Mr. + Mrs. ! I LOLed hard when they chest-bumped each other. Yet another reason I heart these two!
It only seemed appropriate that their cake by Montilio’s
sat upon an antique Domino Sugar crate. And to top it off, they had a sweet banner with their initials. Love.
The uplighting they brought into the space really added to the ambience.
The entire cake cutting was hilarious. Just look at Pat’s face when Anna plants frosting all over it! Priceless.
Anna’s father gave her a Hawaiian lei for their dance together.
Pat and his mom belted out all the lyrics as they danced away.
Time for the dance party!
This might be my favorite ring shot of the day – right in a lion’s mouth.
Then I snuck away with the lucky pair for a few nighttime portraits.
A + P – where do I begin?? From our first meeting, to your awesome Engagement Adventure all the way up to your wedding day itself, it was nothing but a great joy working with you both. I’m so glad to know you, and Rudy, too, of course! And I’m so grateful to have gotten to document and witness you commit your lives to one another. I wish you all the best for an incredible life together!
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