Joanna and David’s wedding at OceanCliff was filled with family, friends and the elusive sun that we haven’t been seeing much of here this spring!
The day began with Joanna and her ladies getting ready in a couple of the room upstairs. This little cutie is Joanna’s niece and the flower girl (who was amazing all day:)!
Joanna had 12 girls:)! I think this is my largest group of ladies in my 10 years and they were all fabulous!
A bit across town, David and his guys were getting ready at Gurney’s. The fabulous Stacie Kirkwood helped me out by heading there and shooting with me for the day!
Back at OceanCliff at the exact same time as the photos above, Joanna began to get into her dress with the help of her mother and sister.
Seeing we were headed out to do a first-look, the rest of the ladies didn’t need to be ready yet!
Joanna and David had picked out this spot to do their first look and it was gorgeous! It turned out to be a bit windy when we arrived there, but I actually LOVE the motion in Joanna’s hair – it was a bit tricky in the moment but photographed beautifully:)
Back at OceanCliff, the wedding party was ready for our photos! We started with individual pictures and some smaller groupings before we jumped into the big group!
When your groomsmen request this, you do it:)!
We wrapped up with all of our family formals before heading up to the OceanCliff circle:)
This gorgeous spot at OceanCliff is one of many, but Joanna actually said it best when she called it the “iconic” OceanCliff look!
After our photos, we headed inside for the Ketubah signing.
Joanna and David had a friend officiate – it always adds a special touch when couples are able to do that!
After the ceremony, cocktail began and Joanna and David shared some time alone. The gorgeous details were in place and just waiting for the guests to enter!
At the end of cocktail, we snuck out for a few sunset pictures before the party began!
OceanCliff has an EPIC sunset spot!
Once inside, The Flipside band started playing and the party was already kicked off before Joanna and David entered!
These luggage tags were put out for guests as their favor – such a cute idea!
Cake cutting and parent dances took place at the end of dinner and David and his mom got the dance floor going again when they broke into some fun dancing less than a minute into their dance!
Joanna and David – thank you for choosing me to capture your day! It was fantastic from start to finish:)!! Congratulations to you both and to your families too!
bride’s dress | Anna Maier
bridesmaid’s dresses | mixed
make-up | Natalie Shafie
florist | Stoneblossom
ceremony | OceanCliff
reception venue | OceanCliff
cake | Modern Pastry – Boston
band | Flipside
wedding planner | Harken Events
introductions | “Crazy in Love” (Beyonce)
first dance | “You’ve Got the Love” (Florence + the Machine)
father/daughter | “Change the World” (Eric Clapton)
mother/son | “Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) / “Do You Love Me” (The Contours)
cake cutting | “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” (James Taylor)
last dance | “Don’t Stop Believing” (Journey)
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
The vows and ceremony were really special. We had a mutual friend officiate and we wrote our own vows so it felt very personal and unique to us.
What was your favorite detail?
Everything was amazing but we loved our sweetheart table. The donut wall at the end of the evening was also such a great treat!
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember to take time to savor the moment. The day flies by so try to take a step back from the craziness to look at all the love around you and the family and friends who are there to help celebrate.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
The Best Man’s speech – it was hilarious!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Wouldn’t change a thing!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We are going to Bali and Thailand with stops in Singapore and Hong Kong too. We leave at the end of the summer!