Lexi Photography » Candid :: Real :: Emotional

Wow. Seriously…wow! Okay, I know I’ve told you before but I’ll tell you again that one of my favorite things about photographing weddings is that each and every one is totally different. Some are quiet and reserved, some are serious and emotional, some are fun and loud—every single one is a representation of the couple and I just adore that. So Shaylin and Jay (or Shay & Jay as most of their friends call them) are undoubtedly gorgeous (you’ll see), but one of my favorite things was that their wedding day was full of smiles and laughter and this group can party…check out all the dancing! I said in their sneak peek that I could not get them to stop smiling and I really couldn’t—the love and laughter these two showed made me so happy all day! They are high school sweethearts and I love photographing couples that have been together for a long time because there is such a connection and I think it shows in all of their photos.

So down in plymouth a couple of weeks ago it was a very warm weekend! The sun was bright and beautiful…but hot. We searched out all the shady spots down by Priscilla Beach and had access to one of the most gorgeous back decks overlooking the beach for a few photos of the couple. The girls were in long blush pink dresses (I’m loving the light blush tones this season) and the guys were in grey suits (we all know about my love of grey suits). The guys were…maybe…a little bit rowdy but Chris got some awesome shots of them just having fun. And one of my favorite photos is the group photo of the whole bridal party all piled together—hello hot bridal party! :)

Shay & Jay, I hope your honeymoon was awesome and I cannot wait to share more photos soon. Alright, Let’s get to the photos!

Favorite Things:

• Shaylin’s gorgeous ballgown
• These two were laughing the whole time leading up to the first look…LOVE!
• You’ll see 2 first dance sequences of photos…I couldn’t choose…they both made me smile :)
• The maid of honor and best man killed it with the toasts, but Erika…you truly rocked it by singing a song about Shaylin & Jay to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”. I mean, whoa!
• The dancing was awesome and partly driven by their band Splash who were amazing!

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Credits:

Dress designer: Allure Bridals
Bridal boutique: Bride and Belle
Groom and groomsmen attire: Giblees
Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff
Invitations: Birchcraft Studios
Hair & makeup: I Do Onsite Hair and Face
Flowers: JN Floral Design
Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company
Venue: Indian Pond Country Club
Band: Splash!

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I know that I have been rather quiet on the blog this summer and I wanted to apologize for that. This year I took the entire month of July off and traveled abroad with my family and just really tried to soak up all that summer has to offer. However, lucky for you blog readers my weddings and shoots have started back up again! Wahoo! And lucky for me my first wedding back was the incredible duo of Katie and Harold. I just adore these two—they are full of heart, and compassion, and since they are both teachers I know they understand my panic when I realized I only have one more week of summer left. Eeeeeek! But I was determined to get their blog post up before the summer was over so here it is. :)

This day was relaxed, calm, and perfect from start to finish. The sun was bright and warm but the humidity had gone away for the weekend and the sun peeked in and out of hazy clouds giving us perfect light all day. The girls wore beautiful taupe dupioni silk dresses (I personally loved these dresses) and the guys were in 3-piece grey suits. The details at Gibbet were beautiful and I was astounded by what Katie, her mom, and Antea put together. Tons of little details everywhere—from flowers hanging in jars from the sconces, to a wooden sign to direct guests to the ceremony and reception, a glass welcome sign, lemonade and ice tea station, Mr. & Mrs. ceramic bird cake toppers, wooden guest seating chart, menu boards with perfect script, local tin candles as guest favors—everything was just stunning! Then top it off with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and Chris and I were in photographer heaven.

Katie and Harold have been together for several years and that made our photo time quite easy. I said in their engagement session that they just have that comfortable I’ve-known-you-forever kind of love that is just really easy to photograph! They also made sure to enjoy every part of their day and even walked all the way to my very favorite “hidden” spot at Gibbet. I’ll just get on with the photos so you can see what I mean. :)

Favorite Things:

• Katie and Harold timed their day perfectly and we never felt rushed, they were both so calm and relaxed
• The details…all of them…you’ll see what I mean
• During the ceremony there was a little moment that had them both cracking up, I love a little laughter during the ceremony. :)

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Credits:

Dress designer: Robert Bullock
Groom’s attire: Mens Wearhouse
Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo
Invitations: Minted
Hair: Friend of Bride :: Johanna Orne
Makeup: Friend of bride :: Eve Zimmerman-O Malley
Flowers: La Jolie Fleur
Cake: Konditor Meister
Venue: The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Decor/Details: Antea Amoroso Design

  • Anne - These pictures are gorgeous! What an amazing day! Was so glad to be there and celebrate with you. XO

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Erika and Mike are two of the most beautiful souls I have ever met, inside and out they just shine love and joy on everyone they come in contact with. Having met these two before their wedding I can assure you that this is what they are like each and every day of their lives too…not just on their wedding day. Every moment of this day was inclusive of the friends and family they had invited to be a part of their day—and even extended to me and Chris, we felt very lucky to be there photographing Erika and Mike! I can’t even begin to express the love, laughter, joy, and emotion that this day held…but I think we captured it pretty well. :) Looking through these photos to choose for the blog I was overcome with happiness and I hope you feel the same way when you look at them. I can go on and on about how perfect this day was but I think I’ll just let the photos tell the story—they can do it better than I ever could.

Favorite Things:

• Erika has a very natural and bohemian style and her unique Vera Wang gown was light and airy and a perfect addition
• Flowers in the hair…always a favorite for me. :)
• Their first look moment may go down in history as my favorite ever! Just please take a moment to notice Mike’s complete unabashed reaction and emotion. Big (HUGE) love right there! <3
• The constant cuddling and love that these two showed made it more than easy to photograph

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Last but not least…I adore you two!

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Credits:

Dress designer: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids dresses: Varied
Groom & groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Taylor Surette
Makeup: Tada Makeup
Flowers: Madison Floral
Venue: Museum of Science :: Boston
DJ: The DJ Experience :: Charles Bernard

  • Sarah Hornung - Erika & Mike… Amazing photos!!! I am in love with them. The first look photos are so sweet. Xoxo

  • Julia Eager - Beautiful pictures to match the even more beautiful couple!

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