Our meeting and engagement session all happened in Boston. Ahhh. No matter where I go, Boston will always be my most.favorite.place.on.earth. So when Carrie and Matt met with me over drinks in Boston and shared Carrie was a Bentley alum like myself, I knew it was a perfect match.
I was first struck by Carrie’s poised and elegant manner that was coupled with this fierce, organized way (totally a Bentley girl!). Matt was the other half; all smiles, a little nervous, reminding me that they’d never done this “whole wedding thing” before and were happy to listen to advice and what not from me. I just loved them. There was something about their balance that I appreciated and I enjoyed seeing their interactions over the last year as we did engagement photos and pre-wedding planning. What I never get tired of, and what I got a huge share of with Carrie and Matt was those little moments … the times when Matt just gazed at Carrie like there wasn’t another person in the world he’d ever dreamed was made for him. You know, like he just knew that she was that woman he’d been waiting for.
And so last weekend Matt gazed … and gazed and gazed and gazed at Carrie; during the ceremony, as she promised her commitment to him, during the formal photos, as she worked her incredible gown and as they celebrated, with family and friends cheering them on. He knew she was the one made for him and that their life together was off to a beautiful start. Carrie and Matt, I wish you both a fabulous life, filled with many moments of gazing at each other and thanking god for bringing you both together.
I really wanted a milky, dreamy shoe shot … thank you April light and good windows.
Carrie and her ladies were made up by the incredible Larissa Lake and team. LOVE THIS TEAM.
I hid in the side room from time to time and snuck detail shots.
Everyone was determined to sneak glances out the window to see the guys heading to the church.
Her gown was Modern Trousseau from White Dress by the Shore and it was literally made for her body. I have never been to a wedding where I overheard so many guests saying “WOW, that gown was made for her!”
Carrie’s sisters and mom hid away with her while she climbed into her gown.
One of my favorite shots of the ladies … when they see their friend in her dress for the first time!
I love having a little time to run up to the balcony … thank you long, Catholic ceremonies!
A few formals …
The Barns at Wesleyan rock. Seriously. If you are a future bride getting married there, make sure to get the lantern decor that they offer!
Love these two ..
You know I love a pretty cake.
I’m ending this sneak peek with some good ‘ole bride and groom dancing. XOXO.