It’s no secret I love couples that walk to the beat of their own drum. “We’re cutting the cheese instead of cutting the wedding cake”… SWEET! “My wedding party is carrying books instead of flowers”, AWESOME. “We’re playing the piano together in-lieu of a first dance”, SO FUN! So when Sabrina called me and said they were switching gears, the wedding was becoming too stressful and they were now eloping. I said… Well, first I said “Oh crap”… but then she informed me they still wanted photos, and I said “OMG RAD!”
I hear couples joke all the time, that they should just elope, WHELP. Sabrina and Nik DID it. And it was so unbelievably sweet, and beautiful – with their babies by their side, The JP and his wife, and Sabrina’s mom/baby wrangler, we had the Sagamore Beach on Cape Cod all to ourselves on a Friday evening! And as the mist came down, Sabrina + Nik smiled even more.
It takes courage to go with your gut, but you know what… when you do, it feels so right. Here’s to big love, and big balls. <–QUOTE.
I remember thinking at Carissa + Dave’s wedding at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, that I was doing something right. This venue. This awesome, happy, quirky, fun couple. Their fun and kind family and guests. The fact that they met me at another super fun awesome wedding. THIS IS THE DREAM of the wedding photographer. And the good juju just continued from there. The morning was laid back, with Carissa’s bridesmaids chillin in the room with her, followed by a most epic walk to CMAC that included a fire engine stopping for us so we could take some pics! And then one of the loveliest ceremonies. The sun shining, bird chirping, sounds of children laughing, kind of ceremonies that make taking a gamble on a New England spring wedding pay off.
There were so many great unique things about this wedding- Carissa’s friends created the most amazing paper flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres. And she sourced her PAPER earrings from etsy. There were pops of blue and green everywhere, and I just can’t get over her fabulous ruffly wedding dress paired with that blonde pixie cut. I’ve never seen better.
These two wrote the best vows, which perfectly summed up their opposite yet complimentary personalities – it was a pleasure to watch as they lightheartedly poked fun at each other and simultaneously spoke about how they balance one another out, and are made better by the other. I’m so happy these two have become my friends. I think I’M the lucky one in this marriage you guys… 😉