bride_and_groom_hand_holding_in_forest

Berkshire Backyard Wedding

We love being a part peoples’ wedding days, but it’s even more fun when we have a personal connection to the bride or groom.  Christine and Andrew’s summer Berkshires wedding was especially fun for us since Andrew and Brian go way back – back to Okinawa, Japan and a 200-man unit they deployed to Afghanistan with in 2010.  Andrew left the Marines shortly after the deployment while Brian stuck around for another tour, and they lost touch.  Six years later, Andrew spotted us on Facebook and asked if we were available to capture his wedding to Christine.  We were of course happy to head back to MA for this lovely day.

Christine and Andrew’s personalities were reflected in so many aspects of their wedding, from the dinner plates donated by family members, the ceremony officiated by her father in front of birch tree sculptures he’d created, and the family farmhouse in which Christine’s mom helped her get dressed.  His three sisters made up half the bridal party, and every moment of the day was full of love, personality, laughter, and light.  We were so grateful to be a part of it. 🙂

 

China donated from family members, and the gown ready to go.

 

Some friendly pre-ceremony competition.

groomsmen-relaxing-before-wedding

Groomsmen-together-pre-ceremony   groomsmen-congratulating-groom

 

While the lovely bride got ready with family and friends.

bridesmaids-helping-bride bride-hugging-mom

bride-relaxing

bridal-party-posing

bride-with-sisters  elegant-rustic-bride

 

The elegant, simple, and totally personalized ceremony led by the father of the bride.

rustic-backyard-wedding

bride-and-bride's-parents

 

bride-and-mom

bride-and-groom-at-altar-4 bride-and-groom-at-altar-3

bride-and-groom-at-altar-2

 

Enjoying their first few moments as husband and wife 🙂

bride-and-groom-posing-4

bride-and-groom-posing-3

bride-and-groom-posing-2

bride-and-groom-posing-7

bride-and-groom-posing-6

bride-and-groom-posing-5

bride-and-groom-posing-1

 

Close friends by their side.

Bridal-Party-all-together

 

Speeches & Toasts

wedding-speeches-2  wedding-speeches-3

wedding-speeches-1

 

Firsts of many dances.

first-dance-3

first-dance

first-dance-2

 

Delicious food and So. Many. Pies.

wedding-meal

wedding-dessert

 

And then, of course, the dancing and good times.

reception-dancing-1

reception-dancing-2    ring-bearer-plays-cornhole

bride-with-sister

 

Here’s to many more decades of family, laughter, and backyard celebrations for Andrew and Christine 🙂

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s