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Ashley and Mike’s Cape Cod beach wedding earlier in September was such an honor to document. This was our second wedding we have photographed for the Kennedys, and it looks like it won’t be our last! ;) The wedding was held at the Point Gammon lighthouse near Ashley’s home on Great Island in West Yarmouth. We couldn’t get enough of all of the loving and emotional moments between this happy bride and groom, as evidenced by the crazy number of photos in this blog post! Huge thanks to the Unique Weddings by Alexis team for helping coordinate this day… with such a unique venue, she made everything easy!

Here are some of our favorite documentary wedding photos from this Cape Cod beach wedding… more of this wedding story is shared below the photos!

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Ashley and Mike’s wedding felt very unique to us for a few reasons. First, Ashley is Greek, and there were some amazing traditional Greek dances during the reception that we have never seen (or even heard of!) before this wedding. The second thing that set this wedding apart for us is that Mike is the younger brother of my best friend Nora, and I’ve known his family for over ten years now. It was such a joyful feeling to be behind the camera, capturing such an emotional and important day for both Mike and Ashley. It also reminded me that what Max and I do as wedding photographers–preserving these fleeting magical moments that tell the story of our couple’s wedding day is an incredible honor that we are so grateful to be able to do!

There were so many great beach wedding ideas from Ashley and Mike’s big day. Some of our favorites included the sea glass escort card table idea, where Ashley used a silver pen to write guest’s names and table numbers on colorful pieces of sea glass set in a shallow wooden tray with sand. The lobster socks by J. McLaughlin that Mike and his groomsmen wore fantastic too.

From the heartfelt speeches to the hilarious Greek dances and traditions, this wedding had us smiling all day while shooting and laughing out loud while editing. I love these people to the moon and back, and I’m already excited to see Ashley at future Kennedy family functions in the coming years! Congratulations to Mike and Ashley… I hope these photos let you re-live the magic of your wedding day again and again until you are 100.  :)

 

Vendor Love

Wedding Coordination & Planning – Unique Weddings by Alexis

Catering – Capers Catering

Florist – Flou(-e)r

Bride’s dress – Kelly Faetanini

Bride’s shoes – Loeffler Randall

Bridesmaid dresses – Bill Levkoff

Hair & Makeup – Blushing Brides

Groom’s suit and tie – Giorgenti New York

Groom’s shoes – Johnston Murphy

Groomsmen suits – Joseph Abboud

Lobster socks – J. McLaughlin

Wedding rings – I. Gorman Jewelers

Band – Eastside Mix

Reception tent – Party Cape Cod

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I recently made the trip to Venice, CA to meet my first ever nephew, baby Leo! My little brother Chris and his beautiful wife Stella are doing such an amazing job with this little man… who is already sleeping 7-8 hour stretches at night!! While I was visiting, I attempted a sort of natural modern baby photography session at home. I thought their cozy mid-century style rug was a perfect backdrop for Leo in his sunny yellow swaddle, and there were plenty of little colorful details around the house that told the story of life with a newborn baby. From the baby board books to the tiny shoes, I thoroughly enjoyed reliving the memories of having a sweet little ten pound baby on my hip for most hours of the day.

I’m so proud of Chris and Stella, and am over the moon for all of the ineffable joys that await them on this grand adventure called parenthood. I hope I can be there to photograph countless firsts for this little babe. Love you three!

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Candid photo of dad smiling at newborn baby in Venice, CA.

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Amber and Brian’s rustic Cape Cod wedding was held at the woodsy Overbrook House wedding venue in Buzzard’s Bay, MA. These two, who planned their big day from California, created an incredibly colorful wedding and everyone seemed so at ease the entire day! As documentary wedding photographers, there were an overwhelming number of candid moments at this rustic Cape Cod wedding to capture. Scroll down to see some of our favorites from the day!

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Rustic wedding invitations by Minted for Cape Cod wedding.

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One of the things we couldn’t help noticing about this wedding from the beginning of the day, was how many friends and family were helping out. A close friend officiated the ceremony while another took on the job of MC’ing the night. Gorgeous flowers were provided by Little Flower Cottage, but so many friends teamed together to create the bridesmaid bouquets, rustic boutonnieres and bud vases set up throughout the reception. It was clear that this wedding came together by the loving hands of so many people. What an incredible gift to this couple, whose wedding truly conveyed a warmth and handmade spirit that was an honor to document!

We fell head over heels for the unique escort card table at this woodsy wedding. Animal figurines were spray painted gold, and then cards with each guests’ name were attached. One of the escort animals even made its way into a photo with the wedding rings, complete with twinkle lights and colorful pennants behind it.

I think one of our favorite moments from this rustic Cape Cod wedding was when Amber took the mic and surprised Brian (and everyone!) by performing a rendition of, “When it don’t come easy” by Patti Griffin, backed by two musician friends of course. The emotion in the room was palpable and there was nothing but pure love in her voice. Amber used to be the lead singer for a wedding band, so it was a truly serendipitous moment!

Vendor Love for this rustic Cape Cod wedding:

Florist – Little Flower Cottage with help from Sarah Kovacs

Caterer – Tastyplates Catering

Hair & makeup – Ali Lomazzo Beauty

Bride’s shoes – Badgley Mischka

Bride’s dress & veil – Shareen

Rings – Claude Morady Estate Jewelry

Groom’s suit – Ted Baker

Groom’s shoes – ALDO Shoes

Groom’s tie  – TOPMAN

Groom’s tie clip – Stamped Expressions Co.

Groom’s hat – Otis James

Groomsmen ties – Kenneth Cole

Desserts – Cupcake Charlie’s

Band – Rocco DeRosa & Miles Bergsma

Invitations & other stationary – Minted and DIY by the Bride

Wooden signs – Paper & Pine Co.

Placemats – DIY by the Bride

Handkerchiefs – Wedding Tokens

Cupcake toppers – Celebrated Moment

Bouquet Locket – Limon Bijoux

Custom jam guest favors – RE Kimball

Videographer – City Point Films

 

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