Oh my, I just realized this blog has been hanging out as a draft and that I never published it! Well here it is. Still topical as we are about to head back into winter wedding season. Winter weddings are so much fun!
Elizabeth and Jake are amazing. They kicked off my 2014 wedding season with style, grace, and an epic reception.
I first met this lovely couple last summer at another wedding. Elizabeth was part of a 12 woman bridal party and Jake was part of a 12 man team. It was a big, boisterous, fun wedding. Needless to say, in the midst of a wedding that large and charismatic, I regretfully did not get to know Elizabeth and Jake on a very personal level. The fun surprise came when I received an email asking if I would photograph their wedding in February.
I met the two of them in a small, quiet coffee shop in a town where I was working that week and that they coincidentally had to pass through on their way home from a weekend up north. When I arrived at the aforementioned cafe I was delighted to find that it was nearly empty, had great coffee, a very friendly barista, ...and then my heart plummeted down toward my ankles when I realized that the entire place was covered in Red Sox photos, gear, and other paraphernalia. There was no time to move the meeting and I assumed that, being from CT, Jake and Elizabeth might just be Yankee fans. The meeting could have gone many different ways but Jake looked around at the walls and said, "Wow, this place is great". That was the moment I knew they were going to be great to work with.
...and this is why Elizabeth and Jake are amazing....
They are truly great together. Their vows were handwritten and from the heart. Every touch, glance, and smile they exchanged throughout the day conveyed their excitement and appreciation for each other.
Jake gave his groomsmen the coolest "man crates" I have ever seen.
They looked stunning, like a couple straight out of Old Hollywood.
They love their families so much and included them in every part of their weekend. So many hugs and so much dancing.
Their families are amazing.
Three days of wedding fun.
I feel like you can tell a lot about a couple by the way they interact with their guests and by the way their guests interact with each other. These guys had a rowdy crew (and I mean that in the very best way) who mixed, mingled, laughed, drank and danced together all weekend. It was an epic event in a beautiful setting.
I'm extremely happy for these two and wish them the very best!
Cheers to Elizabeth and Jake!