The best weddings are those that are a reflection of the couple’s personalities. Nick and Merrisa’s wedding was SO MUCH FUN, because they are SO MUCH FUN! :)
I feel like the word “honored” is a word I overuse when blogging, but what better word is there for how I feel when a couple flies me out to their home town to photograph their wedding? Merrisa is a photographer and a horse lover and had followed my work for awhile. In fact, when she was in photography school, she interviewed me for a project!
I brought along my trusty second photographer and great friend, Tiff, and we made a fun long weekend of visiting Cape Cod. We have many fun memories, both from this wedding and from our explorations! Including at the end when I accidentally left my camera bag sitting in the road at the airport pickup area. Someone turned it in right away and no harm was done, but I may have added to my grey hair count that day by about double. ;)
Merrisa and her girlfriends are so close. I really enjoyed just being around them all morning during the getting ready process.
I have a crush on Merrisa’s veil.
I sent Tiff over to photograph the guys. Things got a little crazy – like grooming the groom’s beard with a very sharp sword! Thankfully Tiff has brothers and wasn’t too phazed by it. ;)
Transferring vows to more convenient note cards. These cards will come back into play a bit later.
This is a great photo by Tiff of Merrisa’s dad wiping tears after seeing his daughter as a bride for the first time.
So girls get to carry bouquets down the aisle, so why can’t guys carry knives? (The knives were their groomsman gifts)
So many smiles!
Liam was about the cutest little ring bearer I’ve seen! He kept stealing the show that day!
The ceremony was originally to be outside, but heavy rain days before, and even that morning meant a change of plans.
Merrisa’s mom was their officiant and she told about how Nick and Merrisa have been together since high school and are very close and very much in love. Merrisa has a tattoo that says “I hate you” which is actually how Nick and Merrisa say “I love you.”
When it was Nick’s turn to say his vows, he would read a card, and then toss it into the air. It made everyone laugh!
Real life… Hahaha!
Nick has some pretty amazing moves…
When the best man got to the end of his toast, he realized he didn’t have a glass, so they handed him a salad and he toasted with that!
Fun continued into the reception – where they did a thing where each table passed around a dollar, and the person who ended up with it had to dance up to the couple and drop it into a hat.
He lived up to each and every one of his duties!