Amanda & Florian had Good Harbor Beach all to themselves on this foggy June morning. These two are clearly beach people - they love taking trips to Cape Cod, and they’re tying the knot in Maine by the ocean. Florian is an environmental scientist from Germany, and Amanda is an incredible oil painter. They live in Cambridge together after meeting on Bumble a few years ago, and found out they go together like PB&J.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
I couldn't have been happier kicking off summer 2015 wedding season with Stacy & Chris. This vintage loving, each other loving pair got the wedding of their dreams.
I got out of the car at Cape Ann Marina Resort and drew in a big breath of fresh ocean air. Ahhh, was it fantastic. Who else loves the smell of the ocean? I got upstairs to find the lovely Miss Stacy getting her hair done. Amazing would be a gross understatement of this girl - I can see clearly why Chris is crazy about her. She is sweet times a million, has the biggest, genuine laugh, is ambitious and a dreamer, and above all, I just loved how she would thank everyone and all her vendors all throughout the day. And not a thanks, yup thank you, but she just gave off such an air of gratefulness that it was impossible not to just feel so appreciated and loved on her day! Talk about the best way to start your day.
After exchanging their vows at their local parish, they sealed the deal with (a few!) kisses and a reminder from the ring bearer, "Don't worry ladies, I'm still single."
With massive storm clouds approaching, the definite chance of rain, and the clock ticking before the nonexistent sun completely went away, we drove the 40 minutes back to the marina. I wanted to take them to Wingaersheek Beach to get a little sandy & lovey, but that proved to be impossible. We arrived with 20 minutes left to take pictures of these beauties, and lo and behold we walked to the very corner of the property where there was an old shack with the paint chipping off and a crooked roof, and my was it perfect. We ducked under a fence to this little patch of tall green grass and what looked like an abandoned greenhouse frame overlooking the marshes and water. There was a hairline break in the clouds at 8:05pm, and we got a slice of golden sunshine as it dipped behind the trees and just like that, we were whisked off to the reception.
The food, the cake, the dancing, the lights... the reception was fun and love swirled together, with beautiful little decorative touches handmade by the bride.
Stacy & Chris really just make my heart sing. It was such an honor to be there for them on their big day, and I know these two will share years and years of immense happiness and joy together.
THANK YOU to the wonderful vendors I worked with!
Church: Saint Patrick Parish
Reception venue: Cape Ann Marina Resort
Catering: Anthony Columbus Catering
DJ: Mike Viselli
Cake: Cakes for Occasions
Flowers: Parker Florist
Video: Chris Thomas Creative
Hair: Goode Salon
Makeup: Backstage Salon & Spa