The next day, I joined another very talented friend, Nate Rowe of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, alongside Shelly Valentine outside St. Mary Catholic Church for some fun shots with the whole wedding party and their families. (Nate took some great shots of our kids earlier this year, ironically the day before David booked us and asked what I thought of Nate, whom he was considering hiring. How fortuitous!) Ceremonies can be by-the-numbers sometimes, but this one felt so much more personal due to the genuine warmth of the couple and their relationship with the parish and officiants.
The reception was my second in a week at the elegant Bridgewater Club, where we finally had some perfect fall weather for cocktails and additional photos outside. (Hard to believe it was 30 degrees warmer just six days earlier!) The ballroom was tastefully decorated by Flowers by Tiffany, with each table named after a location significant to the couple’s relationship. It was a joy as always to work with my good friend and neighbour Jim Cerone, who MC’d with his usual classly, personalized touch and kept the dance floor hopping throughout the evening with kids and grownups alike.