Lynelle and Mike! I love these two! After spending the day with them in Boston for their engagement session a year and a half ago, I have been excitedly anticipating the arrival of their wedding and it was every bit as magical as I imagined it would be. These two were such an example of what it looks like to be in the moment. Their first look was one of my longest to date, mostly because it appeared they had completely forgotten there were cameras on them. 🙂 They took it all in, laughed, cried, twirled, embraced… It truly was an honor to witness them become husband and wife! Here are some of my favorite highlights along with a little interview I had with the newlyweds!
Q-What was your inspiration behind your wedding?
We really wanted to find a vineyard that had the same vibe as some of the stunning vineyards you’d see in Napa Valley. It was a tall order searching in New England for such a thing, seeing as most vineyards don’t actually produce many of their own grapes up here. We somehow stumbled upon Newport Vineyards in Middletown, RI, and it was everything we could have dreamed of and more. It was designed by someone who has designed many vineyards out in California and used reclaimed New England wood to build the interior to make it very “rustic chic.”
Really, I wasn’t even posing them here… I think I told them to walk to the center of the aisle and when I looked up from adjusting my camera settings, all of this magic was just unfolding…
Q- If you could pick one moment from your entire day to be your favorite, what would it be?
Something that took us completely off guard was how special our ceremony would be for us. While it may seem obvious that the wedding is quite built around the ceremony, we had already written it off as just the “formal” part of the evening that was required before the fun party. We weren’t expecting how special it would be to exchange our heartfelt vows and be completely present in the moment. It truly was magical.
Q-What detail did you love or treasure the most about your wedding?
We were on the fence about a wedding videographer given the price, but I really wanted to capture all of our special moments. We decided to use a crowd sourcing app called WeddingMix that collected everyone’s photos and videos from the entire weekend. We received over 1,000 submissions that we get to keep AND WeddingMix is working on a highlight and feature length video for us using all these. It’s going to be something we cherish forever, and our guests loved contributing to it!
Q-Would you change anything if you could?
We regretted not jumping into our own photobooth enough! We loved everyone elses’ photos but we were too busy dancing and talking!
Q-What advice would you offer to our future brides and grooms?
For all the other type-A brides out there, the best piece of advice I got while wedding planning was to truly live in the moment on the day of our wedding, otherwise you’ve wasted 1+ years of your life planning something you aren’t even enjoying! Embrace that things will go wrong, there were plenty of things, but in the end it doesn’t matter. You really need to try to enjoy the day that you worked so hard on for so long.