The last weekend in September held the wedding of Annah and Matt…It was a day that started out with some questionable weather, but in Plymouth, the skies cleared and not a drop fell from the sky! When I arrived at Annah’s parent’s home, the group was underway with hair and make-up! We had a plan for the day, and it involved the guys joining us at the home for a first-look and bridal party pictures! Annah attempted to describe her parent’s yard (and the view), but the reality of it blew her description out of the water! Their home was stunning and the yard and view was absolutely breathtaking!When the guys arrived, Annah was still in the make-up chair! My second shooter, the fabulous Sharon Reiley, headed to the basement with them while we finished up.Just before getting on Annah’s dress, I peeked out the window and spotted the guys down below! I captured the view on the left, from the balcony, while Sharon was on the ground level getting the picture on the right!Annah and Matt’s first look took place right there in the yard of her parent’s home…Normally, we do our first looks in private, but not this one! Everyone found a spot in the windows and watched everything unfold! They were so cute about it…it felt like they should have even popped some popcorn for this romantic comedy that they were about to watch!This is Sharon’s view! A perfect example of the benefit of a second shooter…two different angles of the same moment can yield two fabulous sets of pictures!
Sharon’s view again :)! After our first look and formals, we headed to the church for the ceremony…The final destination was the Plymouth Country Club for the reception…a great front lawn for a few more pictures and some extended family pictures!
While I was working with the families outside, Sharon was photographing the room!Annah and Matt joined cocktail hour and spent time talking with their guests!The official introductions into the reception and then into the first dance!A stolen moment at the end of dinner…The dancing kicked off before dinner was even over!The dance floor had to be cleared for the cake cutting and parent dances!The mother/son dance song was a first for me and TOTALLY fit these two! It turned out to be Dynamite by Taio Cruz!! Matthew’s mother was so much fun and full of energy from the moment that I had arrived that morning! It was a perfect song for the two of them and they had so much fun with it!Halfway through the song, Mrs. Toia started waving everyone to join in…it was a great moment!Annah and Matt were dancers for the rest of the night!A quick shot of the guest book at the end of the night…and a couple final pictures from the last dance!
Congratulations Annah and Matthew! It was a pleasure having the chance to work with you! Thank you for finding me and allowing me to be part of your day!
hair| Charlotte Phinney http://www.charlottephinney.com/
make-up | Charlotte Phinney http://www.charlottephinney.com/
florist | Artistic Blossoms http://www.artisticblossoms.com/
ceremony| St. Bonaventure Church in Manomet, MA
reception venue | Plymouth Country Club http://plyccma.com/
cake| Veronica’s Sweetcakes http://www.veronicassweetcakes.com/
band| The Mark Greel Band http://www.markgreel.com/
first dance | All you need is Love by The Beatles
father/daughter | Father-Daughter by Paul Simon
mother/son| Dynamite by Taio Cruz
Annah & Matt
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Watching everyone get up and dance before dinner was served! Everyone had a blast!
What was your favorite detail?
We loved our picture-guest book with everyone’s messages.
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
On the day of, just sit back and enjoy it all.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
New York, NY