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Wedding: Jennifer and Richard at The Victorian in Santa Monica, CA

Jennifer and Richard had a fairy tale day at the gorgeous Victorian in Santa Monica, my hometown! It was wonderful to capture all the elegance for them at this amazing venue. They both had many lovely details that made this day extra special. It was a fun day and night! Thanks, you two, for having me be a part of it! Without further ado, take a look at all the amazingness:

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Venue: The Victorian

Catering: Duck Duck Mousse

Florist: Accent on Design

Wedding Coordinator: Catherine Conkle

Cake Artist: Pasadena Baking Company

Celebrant: Julie Laudicina

Hair and Makeup: Trim Salon

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Wedding: Amy & Greg at Plimoth Plantation

I was thrilled when Amy and Greg announced their venue was Plimoth Plantation. The third grade nerd in me did a happy dance and wanted to pull out her bonnet and wear it all summer long! I held back and instead just told this lovely couple how excited I was for their wedding. And it was a gorgeous day, indeed! We started at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor for all the details and getting ready photographs:

After a quick, but sweet, first look, we all boarded a trolley and made our way to Brewster Gardens, the Jenney Grist Mill, and the Plymouth waterfront for group portraits and couple portraits before heading to the plantation.

The ceremony took place in the plantation’s Hornblower Garden and, wow! What a beautiful location! We were lucky enough to stay there after the ceremony, too, for more couples portraits. Just gorgeous!

The reception was beneath a tent by a barn and the water, and was just perfect. I loved the vibrant gerbera daisies on all the tables (my fave flower!).

This was a dancing crowd like no other. After a very sweet first dance (and parent dances, and speeches), everyone got down. So fun!

Venue: Plimoth Plantation

Florist: Flair Floral Designs

DJ: Five Star Events

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Wedding: Nicole & Erik at Clark’s Cove Farm in Walpole, Maine

It was an absolutely perfect summer day for Erik and Nicole’s nuptials at Clark’s Cove Farm in Walpole, Maine. When I spoke to them about their wedding, Nicole and Erik told me they wanted a simple, playful, vintage feel to their day, and they more than achieved this. With beautiful wildflowers, tea lights and luminaries, embroidery hoops hanging from the barn ceiling amidst white lanterns, lawn games, and delicious food (the best I’ve had at a wedding all season!), everything was relaxed and enjoyable, a pure delight.  Take a peek, starting with stunning flowers, shoes, dress, and jewelry:

The ladies got ready in a carriage house on the property, while the gents prepared in a suite connected to the barn. Everyone was in good spirits!

Nicole and Erik chose to do a “first look,” which I love, so we placed Erik in the garden and led Nicole to him … so sweet!

From there, we roamed the expansive property and took many portraits of Nicole and Erik before their guests started to arrive. It is so nice to have time to do formal groups and photos of the couple in this leisurely manner! And what a place to take photos, too … gorgeous!

And here’s my favorite little guest … what a sweetie!

Congratulations, Erik and Nicole! You put on a lovely day and a fun party and I was so happy to be there for it all.

Venue: Clark’s Cove Farm

Wedding Coordination: Emily Elizabeth Events

Food and Cake: Trillium Caterers

Officiant: Maria Northcott of A Sweet Start

Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet

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Wedding: Emily & Richard at the Brookside Club, Bourne, Cape Cod

My summer of weddings continues, this time on beautiful Cape Cod working with the wonderful Erica Ferrone. The day started with a gray morning drive from Boston…

…then we were on to the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth for getting ready pictures, formal portraits, and our couple’s first look. Luckily, the sky cleared up quite a bit and it turned into a gorgeous day!

We took a lot of photos of the lovely details there, too, like Emily’s dress and her amazing blue shoes lined up amongst her bridesmaids’ heels.

I loved the blue and green color scheme for a summery Cape wedding – it was perfect!

While Erica photographed the lovely Emily, I went to visit the handsome groom, Richard. Communicating by cell phone, Erica and I orchestrated the couple’s first look. It was so sweet to see!

More and more couples are choosing to do the majority of their formal portraits and couples portraits before their ceremony (I did, too!); it’s nice to have time with your future husband or wife before the big hoopla, and it makes for some very nice, unhurried pictures, too.

Later in the afternoon, we changed locations for the ceremony and reception, moving to the nearby Brookside Club in Bourne.

After a lovely late afternoon ceremony in a tent on the lawn, the party was on inside and on the deck!

Post-ceremony, Emily and Richard took a break from all the attention to have some appetizers by the golf course.

They rejoined the celebration shortly – first dances are always fun…

This wedding had some exuberant guests (of all ages!) who were very fun to photograph:

Congratulations, Emily and Richard! We had a blast at your wedding!

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