Hello all, and welcome to an epic blog post about Lindsay and Alex’s Wedding!
Often when I meet with potential clients, they ask me what a typical wedding day is like photographically. I thought I’d use Lindsay and Alex’s wedding to illustrate how the day usually goes, and to showcase their super adorable wedding (there were pinwheels!!!). Special thanks to Linda and Courtney for all of their hard work and photographic awesomeness!
We started the day off at Lindsay’s parents’ house in Malden. When we arrived, the bridesmaids were all ready and Lindsay was getting ready to put on her dress!
From there we headed to the Martha Mary Chapel, which is part of The Wayside Inn. We met up with Alex and the groomsmen, who were waiting to get into the chapel to decorate it. Lindsay and Alex added many personal touches to the chapel, including books and stones and pinwheels. They also handed out super cute crossword puzzle programs to their guests and flags that said “Yay!”
Then it was time for the ceremony! Lindsay and Alex wrote their own vows, and are so very in love. The ceremony was very sweet, and everyone was so happy!
Lindsay and Alex disappeared for a few minutes after the ceremony, while we headed to the grist mill across the street to prepare to take their photos. Our grist mill plans were foiled by mushy terrain and ants, so I took advantage of the beautiful light that was coming through the trees to the right of the mill. It was the best light ever, and Lindsay and Alex were pros at posing after their engagement session!
After taking a few photos of Lindsay and Alex, we met up with the wedding party at the reception site and had fun taking photos! More pinwheels! Yay!
The reception started with Lindsay and Alex’s first dance, which was very sweet.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the reception. Love the cake topper! And reappearance of “Yay!” flags! And pinwheels!
One really wonderful thing that happened during the reception, which is something I’ve never seen before, were special dances for family members. Lindsay’s parents danced, Alex’s parents danced, Lindsay’s sister danced with her husband (to Something Good from The Sound of Music!!!!) and then Lindsay’s mother played a special song for her daughters. Alex then surprised Lindsay with a special second dance for the two of them!
And then… my favorite part… the dancing! The music selection was awesome, the crowd was energetic and ready to go crazy, and I really wanted to drop my camera and join in on the fun!
Congrats Lindsay and Alex! Your wedding was amazing, and I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!!!