I know I’ve said this a few times already but honestly I still can’t believe it. Every time I go to a wedding it amazes how nice everyone is. I swear I hadn’t even introduced myself to Derek’s Groomsmen before they were already offering me a seat and a beer as they hung outside on this sweltering Saturday afternoon. I knew right away we’d get along. Its probably a name thing!! The whole family laughed and jeered Derek all afternoon as he prepared for his wedding. I guess it helps that his brothers had already been through this before. They are the type of family you can tell how very tight knit and loving they are the moment you step in the door.
Before we get into all of the pictures here is my favorite from the afternoon:
As per usual protocol I was with the guys while they got ready and Molly was with the girls. As soon as I got to where Derek was preparing he started opening a gift that he received from Danielle. Oakleys!!!
Derek smiles at the note that accompanied the gift while joking “I just wrote ‘I love you’ on my gift. Danielle wrote a novel.”
Derek’s dad gets a little assistance with his tie.
All of the groomsmen received glasses as their gifts. Even this little guy. Watch out Ladies!
Derek’s Mother helps him with his boutineer
The groomsmen with mom and dad on their front porch
Derek poses for a smile in front of the bus they took to the church and reception!
On the bus ready to head over the ceremony
A nervous hand gesture as we waited outside.
Danielle waits to enter the church
I perched up on the balcony and grabbed this shot of Danielle walking down the isle with her grandfather
Derek’s mother looks on during the ceremony
A bridesmaid overcome with emotion
Danielle sneaks in a smile during the ceremony
Yup.. definitely smiling!
How happy are you?!?!
A view from the back of the church
All smiles after the ceremony as the champagne toast is prepared
Champagne on ice
As soon as we arrived at the Tewksbury Country Club we headed outside for some portraits with the wedding party. I covered the guys.
and snuck in this shot of Derek as Molly worked her magic with the girls
A few groomsmen looked on while the ladies were photographed
So did Danielle’s grandfather while he cooled off with a nice cold glass of water
Danielle and Derek snuck in a kiss as we headed out to the golf course at the Tewksbury Country Club
A reflection in the water trap
shot through the tall grass
sharing a kiss
my favorite shot from the afternoon. Look at that sky!
A different angle while Molly works more of her magic
Love the bokeh on the Sigma 85 1.4
Derek and Danielle share a laugh as we finish up portraits
Time for the introductions. Props from the photobooth were used to spice things up a little bit
A groomsmen catches a prop as part of their introduction routine
Derek and Danielle make their entrance
and head straight into their first dance
bouquets sit on the edge of the head table
One of Derek’s brothers gives a speech
The little man does not want to wait. He is toasting his apple juice whether you like it or not!
Things get emotional as a recorded speech is played on a projector from a brother in the military who is unable to attend the ceremony
Getting ready to cut the cake. Check out the rest of the pictures from the cake smoosh on my facebook page.
Love this moment where Danielle helps Derek fix his tie before the mother son dance.
Danielle and her grandfather look on during the mother son dance
Danielle dances with her grandfather. The guy had some serious moves!!!
I think Derek is ready to play “Who is more likely…”
Someone has something to learn ;-p
Guess we have a mutual understanding of who’s better in this category
The entire gang poses for a shot
Getting a ride off the dance floor
Yup… you can’t have any more fun that that!
The winners of the bouquet and garter toss. I must confess though, the contest was a little rigged 🙂
Derek poses with a guest
and Danielle with one of her bridesmaids
Good night everyone!!!
I want to thank Danielle and Derek for allowing me to assist in capturing their special day and especially Molly for having me along!! As usual check out her blog for the best of both our pictures with her amazing edits.