And now on to part two of Nicole and Mike’s amazingly fun wedding at AD Makepeace! There are quite a few photos of all the flowers and decorations… I couldn’t help myself, Kim of Illumination Designs just did such a spectacular job, every time I turned around, there were more I wanted to photograph!

A few answers from Nicole and Mike’s questionnaire I sent after the wedding:

What is one suggestion you have for other couples who are planning their weddings? Stick to your vision, and don’t let anyone tell you what you “have” to do. Do things differently according to your personality and what you feel is right and you will have an amazing day!

What did you like best when working with me (as the photographer)? I loved that I did not have to think about you! I knew you could capture my vision perfectly, so I just enjoyed the day and let myself be totally natural.

What were your first reactions to the photos? That the moment was truly captured and our relationship and love comes through in the pictures 100%

Ceremony & Reception: AD Makepeace, Wareham, MA

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From Nicole: Music is something Mike and I have in common, so we chose an old Bob Dylan song with an offbeat rhythm that we loved the lyrics to. We then broke into one of our favorite rap songs as a little surprise at the end. It was awesome.

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I couldn’t resist getting some sunset photos in this field right outside the tent. Some of my favorites!

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Nicole: The reception was great, though it passed in the blink of an eye as they say. Dinner, dancing, talking to guests. It sounds corny, but I felt surrounded by love.

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Mike and his groomsmen serenading the bride!

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Florist: Illumination Designs

Cake: Artisan Bake Shop

DJ: Dan Marshall

Caterer: Lavishly Dunn

Dress: BHLDN

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Hellooo!… So, what’s a better way to dream of the long, warm days of summer than Nicole and Mike’s wedding? I can’t imagine a more perfect setting than the spot they chose, AD Makepeace Company, which is a working cranberry bog (according to their website “the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship”), in Wareham, MA, right outside the Cape. It was the best of both worlds, with the girls getting ready at the family’s beachside cottage, and then the ceremony in a field on the AD Makepeace property and reception in a beautifully decorated tent.

Best of all, Nicole and Mike were so laid-back all day, just soaking up the love from friends and family! As Nicole, said, her vision was to have a laid back, fun setting for our guests and for us to enjoy with amazing food, games, dancing, and a gorgeous setting. I absolutely loved being a part of it!

Ceremony & Reception: AD Makepeace, Wareham, MA

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A quick first look near the house…

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I don’t think I could love these flowers more!… Just wait until you see the reception flowers…

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And then on to AD Makepeace for the wedding (and a few more photos :))

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So many lovely backdrops for photos at AD Makepeace – I loved the rustic look of this building on the property.

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Nicole’s take on the ceremony:
During the ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the whole day. My cousin officiated and we wrote the ceremony together and it could not have expressed Mike and I’s feelings toward one another better.

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Florist: Illumination Designs

Cake: Artisan Bake Shop

DJ: Dan Marshall

Caterer: Lavishly Dunn

Dress: BHLDN

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And now, Jane and Daniel – part 2 :)

After our quick stop at the deCordova, we headed to the reception at the Pierce House, which is literally less than five minutes down the road! A really beautiful spot, and my first time there. The gardens were gorgeous, and the house too. A perfect day!

The wedding party was ready to go, as we rolled up to the historic Pierce House, for the formal photos. I couldn’t help but capture this little moment “in-between.”

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And now, properly, the gorgeous wedding party! I am really loving this trend (as in Alaina and Josh’s wedding previously), of having several colors for bridesmaids dresses and different necklines/lengths.

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The guys!

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Just chillin’…

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Some thoughts from Jane and Daniel about their first dance…
I was so looking forward to getting married to the love of my life and enjoy the day with friends and family. I was emotional during our first dance, because the song has such a strong meaning for us and the reality of the ceremony had finally sunk in. – Jane

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I was so happy to be marrying Jane. Having the weight and stress of planning removed, I felt like I could relax and enjoy and appreciate this incredibly special moment in my life. During the dance, it was hard to believe that our wedding day had finally come. – Daniel

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A sweet mother & son dance (and Daniel’s father looking on).

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Lots of laughs! A few tears too…

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This is why I love venues like the Pierce House – lots of room for guests to take a break, maybe a little walk to see the scenery, stay in the tent and dance it up, gather outside with friends to chat. And of course it’s great for photos!

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And then there’s the ever-important s’mores break!

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Florist: Nancy Henderson

Cake/Caterer: Tastings Caterer

DJ: Breezy Day Productions

Dress: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique (KY)

Hair/Makeup: Dellaria Salon

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Another great wedding to share today! Or at least, part one of their wedding… Jane and Daniel are one of the sweetest couples! I just loved being a part of their wedding. In Jane’s words, the most important thing for us was to be surrounded by friends and family who we love. We wanted to make sure everyone had a good time. That they did, I’m sure! Many of their family and friends were up visiting from Louisville, Kentucky, so there was a nice “North meets South” theme going on. I’m down with that, as I’m originally from Georgia and my dear husband is a Massachusetts native.

Ceremony: St Joseph’s Church, Lincoln, MA

Reception: Pierce House, Lincoln, MA

I love hearing about how couples met and got engaged! Here is Jane and Daniel’s story:

Daniel & Jane met at music department event at Amherst College in 2005. Daniel was the handsome jazz pianist, and Jane was in the audience. After the performance, Daniel struck up conversation with Jane and dated for ~1 month. They went their separate ways after that month, but remained friends throughout the rest of college. Fast forward to 2008. Daniel graduated in the spring of 2008, but remained on campus as a music TA while Jane started her senior year. Due to Daniel’s role in the music department and Jane’s status as a music major, they both found ourselves in the music library more often than not. Daniel was a gentleman and often offered Jane a ride home after studying in the library. They began dating in November and have been together ever since!

Jane and her bridesmaids got ready at Jane’s parents gorgeous home in Lincoln, Mass. The drive there was spectacular, too, going through farm country and old colonial homes through the heart of a classic New England town. Just my favorite.

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And then seeing Jane for the first time… so much emotion! Daniel’s three sisters, with their hands on their hearts.

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We were able to take a slight detour and the friendly people at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum let us in to take a few quick shots with the iconic heart sculptures.

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Florist: Nancy Henderson

Cake/Caterer: Tastings Caterer

DJ: Breezy Day Productions

Dress: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique (KY)

Hair/Makeup: Dellaria Salon

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