Jennifer and Gary came to me through her cousin, Faith. I was really looking forward to their wedding because they had a lot of unique touches that I knew would be really fun.
The day began with prep photos, a process made much more fun with the inclusion of two adorable flower girls.
Next, we met up at the church in East Lyme for a first look. The actual moment was just for the couple, but my favorite photos came in the recreation for an audience.
We also did some great posed photos that involved just the smallest bit of trespassing. Don’t tell!
The ceremony in the church was lovely - it’s a beautiful, centuries old building.
Then it was time to head over to Great Neck Country Club for the reception. It’s a lovely smaller venue and the staff were great. Things got started with introductions and the first dance.
Speeches and a blessing followed.
After dinner, in lieu of traditional parent dances, Jen and Gary danced with their children. Gary and Morgan’s dance was touching, and Jen and Noah’s choreographed dance was hilarious. (Hopefully it will be on Youtube soon and I can share it.)
The flower girls got in on the action too, performing to Shake It Off.
After a bit of dancing, it was time to cut the cake. Gary was mostly a gentleman.
The rest of the night was for dancing, cigars, and silliness.
Plus we went out for some late night couple portraits, which produced some of the dumbest “behind the scenes” shots I’ve ever had.
All in all an amazingly fun night. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gary!