I recently had the absolute pleasure of photographing with good friend Li Ward, of Fat Orange Cat Studio, at Jill and Brian’s Plum Island wedding. I could imagine no better wedding for me to [literally] get my feet wet… so real, with handmade touches and family and friends all pulling together to make the day special. Being an incredible knitter, Jill made her own wedding shawl and other sweet details for the day. Her mom made her head wreath, and bridesmaids got together to work on their own bouquets. Guests even left with a CD of Brian’s very own music. I love weddings that come together like this!
The beautiful couple now lives in California, but they rented an adorable ocean-front home on Plum Island to host their guests for a salty New England wedding. The storms were incredible on this particular weekend, but the rain subsided at just the right moments and left us with the most stunning light. The ceremony took place right on the beach, where shoes were optional and the kids ran in the waves.
Jill’s bond with her mom was beautiful, but to be honest, Jill was looking at everyone this way on her wedding day. She just truly seemed to savor and enjoy every person who was with her, and who had helped her reach this moment in time.
The reception was held at Plum Island Hall, an adorable, nondescript building on the outside that opened up to tall ceilings and a bright and cheery space on the inside – perfect for the day!
I think everyone was on the dance floor – even before the incredible food buffet was introduced! Just so much happiness all around…
As mentioned above, the rain waited for the perfect moments to come pouring down. Here, Jill catches a glimpse from the middle of the hall and comes walking slowly in disbelief to the window. This was not a light drizzle… yikes!
And then *poof*! The party moves back to the house on the beach, no rain in sight, and the gorgeous light surrounds us again. What a magical day all around for the happy couple. Congratulations Jill & Brian!
I am so happy to have been a part of this day, and send many thanks to Li for bringing me along!