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Gia and Ilia planned their destination wedding at The Reefs in Southampton, Bermuda this July!

What an absolutely beautiful weekend it was, and they – and their friends and family – could NOT have been more welcoming of me and my husband. We felt like old friends, and that’s certainly my favorite way to get the best, most authentic photos!

Boston natives themselves, they originally began planning a local wedding – but Gia and Ilia just felt right about stealing off to a destination location with their closest loved ones. I think every guest could feel the simple, effortless love they have, both for each other and for everyone present. No stress, just pure happiness. Something everyone deserves on their wedding day!

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Gia wore Ilia’s great-grandmother’s jewelry – how amazing!

It was an absolute pleasure to work with local Boston design studio Paper Moss on such a stunning invitation suite! And the gorgeous bouquet by Petals in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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LOVE this umbrella-drink name card idea! [pinit]

… And the most rockin’ dance floor, not a care at all to the humid Bermuda weather! Love it!

Gia and Ilia, there are definitely no words for how much Gary and I love you guys! Thank you for being so incredibly generous and welcoming, and we will certainly savor our memories with you in Bermuda for a long time to come! We look forward to catching up with you soon again in Boston, and maybe some of those wildly awesome friends and family of yours too ;-) CONGRATULATIONS!

Venue: The Reefs Resort & Club | Planner: Bermuda Event Solutions | Florals: Petals | Invitations: Paper Moss | Catering and Dessert: The Reefs Resort & Club| Steelpan: Poncho | Violist: Dana Semos | DJ: DJ Bubbles

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  • July 30, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Lindsey Ocker - Amazing! Those colors are insane…and what an incredibly happy bunch. Beautiful work, Stacey!

  • July 30, 2013 - 9:07 am

    Anne Schmidt - Stacey, these are beautiful! There is something so stunning about Caribbean light and how it looks on film. Gorgeous!

  • July 30, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Gia - Beautiful work, as usual. Thank you, Thank you!!!

  • July 30, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Paper Moss - Ahhh I’m dying over these!! Everything came together so perfectly… and Gia looked STUNNING!!!!! Great job capturing it Stacey! :)

  • July 30, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Paper Moss - Oh. Em. Gee. These pictures are incredible!! Gia, we knew you would make a beautiful bride but wow…. stunning! Congrats to you both, what an amazing wedding. (Stacey you *killed* it! Gorgeous photos!)

    Emily & Anna

  • July 30, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Gia - Thanks, Emily & Anna. I couldn’t have picked more perfect invites. It really set the tone for a incredible weekend. I wish I could do it all over again!

  • July 30, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Alicia Swedenborg - love, love, love this! the color are amaing, the couple gorgeous and i love your creative papergods shots!

  • July 31, 2013 - 8:16 pm

    Laura - Beautiful! Love the colors!

  • September 25, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    Suzanna March - LOVE these, Stacey! Great Job as usual! :) xo

  • November 8, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Meredith - Love these!

  • June 30, 2014 - 11:13 am

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  • March 5, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    Stephanie - So pretty! Love those tones! (found you through La Petit Peach)

Kathleen and Pete – two of the sweetest souls on the planet – were married in Darien, CT this June!

I first met these guys for an awesome fall engagement session Dorset, VT last year – you’ll remember their fantastic flannel outfits! Well, I knew then that their wedding was going to share that sweet, down-to-earth, romantic elegance they seem to exude when they’re together (and of course a good dose of rock star dance moves as well!). It was a perfect day all around, and the Darien Community Association such a pretty backdrop for a wedding! Golden doodle Lilly was all too ready for her important job as well!

Kathleen’s dress was one of my most favorite styles ever, and her earrings and shoes a gorgeous match. I was also so excited to finally work with Paloma’s Nest, who made the ring-bearer dishes below!

So many beautiful details, from bird cages at the centerpiece to coffee bean favors. I’m always a sucker for some succulent decorations as well!

Kathleen & Pete (and Lilly!), you guys truly deserve all the beauty and joy that surrounded you on your wedding day, and for many years to come! I’ve had such a blast getting to know you, and I’d love to share another yummy winter cocktail when we’re both in Vermont this year again!

Venue: Darien Community Association | Flowers: Sofie Kirk | Invitations: Ink Fine Stationers | Catering: Marcia Selden Catering | Cake & Dessert: Cake Suite of Westport | Hair & Make-Up: A New Beginning Salon and Spa | Officiant: Dave Erwin | Ceremony Music: Golden Scrolls Soloists | DJ: Scratch Weddings DJ | Dressmaker: Watters | Shoes: Rachel Simpson Shoes | Suit: Jos. A. Bank | Bridemaid Necklaces: Dana Castle | Bridemaid Earrings: DanaCastle and LoveShineBridal | Junior Bridemaid Necklace: ElliesButton | Flower Girl Necklaces & Earrings: GiGisPetals | Guest Book: SweetLoveFun | Mom and Dad Handkerchief Gift: elegantmonogramming | Ring Bearer & Junior Usher Bowties and Ties: DivineDomestication | Groomsmen & Groom Ties: MeandMatilda | Flower Girls Hair Clips: flowerbucketboutique | Ring Bearer Bowls: | Personalized Stamps: terbearco

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Joel and Meghan are engaged to be married at a gorgeous castle in Ireland next year! They are sweethearts originally from North Carolina, and their careers have brought them to California and now Boston. Since they love the active lifestyle of the ocean and the mountains the same, it was tough deciding on the perfect spot for their together session – but I think we figured it out!

The Sandwich Boardwalk is always my top favorite, particularly when couples are traveling from Boston. We shared a cocktail (or two?) at Hemisphere’s Restaurant, overlooking the Cape Cod Canal, and then set off for the beach!

Coming soon, Mr. & Mrs. :-)

Joel and Meghan rocked these photos, letting loose, laughing a ton and just generally being up for anything together! The kind of playfulness that sure makes my job easy!

Huge congrats to you both!

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