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.