I’ve been dreading this. This moment right here when I must post the wedding of Caitlin and Brian. That makes it sound like it is bad, like maybe I screwed up a bit and have to tell you that I have been dreading this because I am not happy with the images I captured from that beautiful, perfect September afternoon. On the contrary. The stars aligned. Beautiful light, surroundings and people made this a wedding that I will always remember. I am dreading it only because I don’t want it to be over. Caitlin and Brian, based solely on the fact that they are incredible people, found their way into my heart and are two people that I now consider my friends. I was so proud not only to be a part of this occasion that they worked so hard on but also on a personal level to watch them get married and share in some small way in their day. I have never seen two people loved, truly LOVED by those people they chose to surround themselves with. It is a credit to and a reflection of who they are and how they choose to look at and live their lives. They are open and warm and choose laughter over anything else and because of that they make an extraordinary couple that I am proud to know. The stars aligned, there is no doubt.
SO, it is with a heavy heart (heavy because it is filled with excitement and pride and friendship for these two people) I happily show off to you Caitlin and Brian’s wedding day.
(I obviously had a hard time narrowing down images. But today, I decided not to be buttoned down by that fact. If I loved it it went in and, you know what? It’s my blog and my birthday is in 2 days and if I want to blog 500 images at a time I am well within my 32 year old rights to do just that.)
The magic took place in the Charlestown Navy Yard. A place that is also near to my heart as worked in and around there for, oh, I don’t know, too many years. The Comandant’s House is a beautiful, historic landmark that served as the backdrop for the festivities. It is awesome there. I HIGHLY recommend it. The girls got ready on the third floor of the house which was like a dream come true for me. A bunch of different settings all washed in gorgeous natural light (and the fact that all of the bridesmaids were good looking didn’t hurt:).
I love this image. That is Caitlin writing out a card for her soon-to-be husband.
I love the light on Caitlin in this photo. She is so ridiculously pretty and she kept her cool the whole day.
This is when she got her gift from Brian.
I love her laugh. I just love it. And I love it more that she gives herself over to laughter so easily. It is a nice way to be.
New diamonds. Could be worse I suppose…
Yup. Perfection. And don’t even try hating her for it cuz I’ll kick your…
I LOVE this. The moment when that garter assist got into awkward territory.
There is just something so elegant about this. I love the shape she is making.
Her little brother came in and gave her a twirl.
Can’t stand this bathroom. Can’t even stand it.
I know that I am always pretty selfish and heavy handed on the before stuff with just my brides. I like to put up what I shoot and therefore my grooms can get a bit overlooked. While I do send out my apologies I don’t actually see this changing any time soon. I did come across this photo that my buddy Sam Sadowsky took while the girls were upstairs getting ready and I have no idea what it means but I dig it nonetheless.
And then it was time to go get married.
Ummm…you know it. LOVE.
Hello there handsome Brian.
This melts me a little bit.
I have never seen a bridal party that was so incredibly happy. Just to be there and to celebrate with each other.
After some family portraits I got them all to myself. We got to go play all by ourselves for like over a half an hour. NEVER happens. So very grateful for the opportunity.
I had to give them back finally. On to the reception. So much fun. I have never seen a dance floor once opened get SO packed SO quickly. Insane.
Holla to the lovely ladies from BI. You all should know how I feel about them….
There are not enough thanks you’s in the world for being the amazing people that you are and for inviting me to be a part of your day. I wish you all of the happily ever afters you can fit into one lifetime together. You deserve it.