It was a year from the time I shot Kate and Brian’s engagement in October 2010 at Borderland State Park to their wedding in 2011 and it was a great experience getting to know them over that time. I met their daughter when she came in for their first consult and she is a little ham and she stole the show at the reception dancing the night away!
The wedding day was almost a mirror day of the we shot the engagement session and it was a gorgeous day. I think everyone expects picture perfect days in October and they got those days two years in a row! It was one of those perfect Massachusetts fall days that’s just overcast enough to enhance the foliage and make everything even more colorful.
Meg and I started our day of covering the bride and groom getting ready with their friends and family. The wedding ceremony took place in Pilgrim Church in Duxbury and was as a New England a church as you could hope for. What really topped of the day was the reception at Jones River Trading in Kingston, Massachusetts. That place is over the top in its uniqueness. There are lots of great spaces to shoot and explore. It’s just a great place to host an event like a wedding reception.
The scene made for a great backdrop for the love that is shared between them and their family and friends. One of my favorite moments in my 2011 wedding season was when Kate’s dad gave one of the best speeches I’ve heard a parent make welcoming a son or daughter into their family. It really set the tone for a great evening. I know there were many people sniffing and holding back tears.
The band rocked the house and everyone was out shaking their tails until the very last song of the night. It was one of those nights where you lose track of time.