Cape Cod garden wedding and tented reception for Molly and Matt in Chatham


Wahoo! I've been waiting for this day for more than a year! Returning to Chatham, a town rich with my own family history, to document the beginning of another family's legacy, was a complete delight and memorable experience all around.

Molly and Matt glow, don't they? Their love for each other and the joy and beauty of their celebration was a pleasure to witness. The day started at Molly's mother's house, just up the hill from Friday's beach party. Her girls were buzzing about in curlers and cute robes while Molly clapped and cheered throughout the process. Next, a first look by the flag pole, a significant photo landmark for decades of family images. After visiting other picturesque spots on the property like the dock, workshop and boat house, it was off to the ceremony in an antique car with her father.

Guests were waiting under a gorgeous old birch tree for a shaded garden ceremony at her dad's house nearby. With poetry, humor and sweet sentiment, the ceremony also honored guests who are no longer with us and recalled how these two first met (at a wedding I happened to photograph!). Grinning, the newlyweds met guests with hugs for cocktails on the lawn overlooking the water before settling into the spectacular sailcloth tent for the evening.

Molly and Matt, it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and both of your families over the past year. I can't commend your incredible wedding team enough, too! Heartfelt thanks and hugs all around. So happy for you! xox

How they met, in Molly's words:

Matt and I actually met for the first time at a wedding in 2010, but it wasn't for another year till we went on our first date. Although we only spoke for a brief moment at the reception, we made a connection that, little did we know, would lead to us getting married 4 years later. Our first dance will be "Just One Look," by Doris Troy for that very reason! The rest is history. 

We're getting married on 7/19, which was my grandfather's birthday, "Da." His linage is the reason we have any ties to Chatham, where my family would go every summer up from Maryland. I spent every summer in Chatham growing up teaching sailing and then later waiting tables at the Squire. 
photographers: Emilie and Denise, emilie inc. photographycoordinator: Jamie Bohlin, Cape Cod Celebrationsofficiant: Rev. "Faith" Tracy Lavender, Cape Cod Ceremoniescaterer, cake: Olive Chase, The Casual Gourmetflowers: Patrice Milley Floral Designsceremony musician: Gene Bourque, Cape Cod Acoustics • band: Eturnity Orchestra Band, NYC • videography: Micah Dudash, 822 Weddings, VT • make-up: Dani Wagener, DW Beauty, Boston • hair: Erik Howard, Will Charles Salon, Boston • tent: Sperry Tentstransportation: Cape Destinationsgown: childhood friend Sam Bennett • maids: Shoshanna • men: Vineyard Vines • invitations: Paper Mosshoneymoon: Nantucket minimoon, then Thailand and Maldives

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