June 12, 2014

Jackie & Steve's Beach Wedding

Cape Cod Wedding Photography

Today is all about Jackie & Steve's Cape Cod wedding! Their wedding plans were all about family and friends, and just having a fantastic time on the Cape, and that's exactly what they did. The weather cooperated 100% and they had their ceremony at Skaket Beach in Orleans, and continued the celebration just down the road at the Captain Linnell House. This was our first time at this adorable beach estate venue on the Cape, and it was such a wonderful experience - the food, service and atmosphere was top-notch.

Without further adieu, here's more of Jackie & Steve's day! ...

 

I love that Jackie stayed true to the tradition of something blue/borrowed/new - her something borrowed was her grandmother's ring pictured below, a true family heirloom as it was a gift from her great grandfather.

Ceremony Location Skaket Beach
Venue Captain Linnell House


These guys were hilarious...lightly inappropriate at times, but hilarious. I kind of appreciated the complete candor. Made me feel like one of the guys. :-) And I won't point fingers at the guy who can't tie a tie. But you know who you are!



Onto the girls - these ladies were instant friends as I figured they'd be from getting to know Jackie. And her beautiful mom is a friend and former coworker from a past life (was there life before photography?!), so it was extra special to me to be a part of the day with these wonderful and inviting people.



Gorgeous girls! The fuschia peonies complemented the purple of their gowns perfectly, and looked amazing on the beach.



Speaking of the beach, Jackie wanted a "kick off your shoes" wedding on Skaket Beach, so that's just what she got. My shoes are happily in there as well!



These guys on the right are awesome. Totally rocked the boy band look even down to coordinated boat shoes, and rocked the dancefloor later in the night too!



Amazing...





Their beach wedding ceremony on Skaket Beach couldn't have been more perfect, officiated by Jackie's uncle Kevin with the backdrop of pure blue skies, sun and sand.







The sun can be harsh at 5:00 in the summer, so Ben and I popped down to the beach earlier that day and discovered this gem of a side road, with the most beautiful afternoon light. With that amazing light and no one else around, these might be my favorite pictures from the day.



The lace wrapped around her bouquet is from her mom's wedding gown!



After pictures it was time for dinner and dancing at the Captain Linnell House.







The Captain Linnell House is an old estate, so dinner was divided up into several dining rooms giving the wedding a great, intimate feeling. Oh when we were at the beach earlier in the day we scooped up a little beach wood for the ring shot. Lit with my ice light of course!



I loved the light above the dance floor, and essentially used it as a pin light to capture some dramatic shots of the parents dances. These ones just get me every time I look at them.







First time I've ever seen an all-male congo line! I hope this becomes a trend every time "Its Raining Men" is played. Guys, let's make this happen more often.



So so much dancing!



And who wouldn't LOVE an old school ice cream truck showing up at the end of the wedding?! Jackie and Steve hopped in to help him out....



And this photo preeeeetty much sums up the night. High fives, happiness & love to Jackie & Steve.



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