Archive for Jul 2009
Jesse and I had this read at our wedding, and a friend recently asked about it. I hadn’t heard it in almost four years, and I re-fell in love with it. Just like I will on Wednesday, when we celebrate four years of wedded bliss.
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
I think Tim and Trish were also together in a former life. Does that sound too weird? Nothing seems to get them vexed- not the lights going out in the middle of their reception, not the limo showing up 20 minutes late to get Trish, not the entire wait staff not appearing at the reception. That’s right- even the entire wait staff coming to the reception didn’t faze them. (It’s a good thing they have such great friends, and Heather at Simply Inviting Weddings was able to get a bartender from a local restaurant!)
A local home in Dennis, MA was the site for a wedding reception. Tim and Trish didn’t want to go the route of a reception hall- they wanted to be able to stay and party all night! So they went down to a rented home, spent the week before relaxing with friends and family, and spent the week after on their honeymoon. It was a perfect setting for such a chill couple.
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Parish
Wedding Coordinator: Heather Minicucci with Simply Inviting Weddings
Hairstylist: Heather’s Hairport
Florist: Stop n Shop
Cake: Cottage St Bakery
Limo: limos to logan
Wedding rings: Bedrosian
We had a wonderful time at this fantastic cape cod wedding. Being Boston wedding photographers, we like to travel in the opposite direction and get to enjoy a different scene for a wedding. Tim and Trish are fabulous, I think you can see the fabulousness leaking out of the photos. They trusted us to do whatever we wanted, and the photos look so comfortable because of it. I’m posting these now so Trish doesn’t explode with anxiousness before the whole lot of them are done :)
Everyone always tells you that it’s a good sign if it rains on your wedding day. Well, it didn’t rain on Kim & Mike’s day- and I think that’s because mother nature knew better than to wreck Kim’s finely laid plans. You see, Kim is the organizer- there were personal timelines of the day for each member of the wedding party complete with graphics. Mike is a little more laid back, and that’s perfect. They complement each other so well that on the wedding day, Mike was on time for Kim and Kim wasn’t even nervous about the impending rain. All they noticed on the day was each other. And the rain left them alone. I’m not saying that positive thinking helps ward off rain, but I guess it doesn’t hurt.
The ceremony was held at St. Anselm College, where they met. The reception was at the Haverhill Country Club, where Mike worked in high school and absolutely loved. The service was impeccable, and Kim and Mike were able to wander the grounds for some non-gazebo photos of the two of them (we had cranked out formals of the wedding party at the church, so they were off enjoying a cocktail!)
Wedding Coordinator Cindy Griskevich with the Haverhill Country Club
Hairstylist Meghan with Highlights Salon of Chelmsford
Makeup Grace Quintal of Grace Cosmetics
Dress Designer Alvina Valenta
Officiant Iain MacLellan
Florist Mike Spanos with Floral Arts of Westford
Cake The Mixing Bowl – Caitrin Bourque
Limo A formal Affair (trolley)
Band/DJ DJ Ronny with Curtis Knight Entertainment
We’re in the process of turning some of Kim and Mike’s photos into fine art prints. I love this one, snuggling under a tree at the Haverhill Country Club.
Ryan and Jess’s relationship is like a pair of well-worn, comfy jeans. Bear with me on the analogy. It’s the pair that you’ve had forever, with holes in the knees that you put there, not bought pre-holed. They’re cool, not pretentious, faded only by warm summer days, hard work, and lots of walking around. Not to mention they make you look good- flatter you in the right places, make you confident and happy. See where I’m going with this? Ryan and Jess have been together a while, so they are comfortable in who they are together and that level of comfort welcomes those around them to participate- I know Jesse and I felt immediately comfortable with them, and seeing how their familes so easily laughed and loved and delighted in their marriage, I know this is not a new felling for those around them. They are eternally cool, smart and they also have an awesome dog who became an internet sensation after their engagement shoot (who you can see featured here on our old blog: Jamaica Plain photos.) We were happy to be a part of this wedding- and I say that because we felt more like guests that photographers!
You may remember this photo from the post Jess*Ryan teaser at the Warren Center… notice the difference?