D & S had the most charming intimate wedding at The Overbrook House on Cape Cod.
The couple booked me back in 2019. After the pandemic hit, they had to postpone their wedding for two years in a row. Finally, in 2022, after already eloping in the Swiss Alps, they were able to have the wedding day they always wanted, with their family and friends present! Many of whom had traveled all the way from Europe to attend.
The Overbrook House provided a unique setting for their celebration. The house had ample rooms for family members to stay in, which was important as many of their guests had traveled quite far to attend. The venue also had large scenic grounds to host both the ceremony and reception, with a charming garden for photos. Unlike a traditional staffed venue, the event was ran by the couple and their family. This allowed them to host their family at the house all weekend long. There also was no curfew the night of the wedding, so they were able to keep their party going all night long!
D & S spent the morning getting ready in the house with their closest family members, while their guests arrived and mingled in the garden.
The couple had a private first look at the bottom of the main staircase. I love D's reaction of pure joy to seeing his wife to be for the first time on their wedding day.
Next, the couple joined hands and stepped outside together to greet their waiting guests. After properly mingling with everyone, the ceremony began. It was full of pure and genuine emotion. A close friend of the couple officiated, providing intimate insight to their relationship with a kind sense of humor. D & S each had personalized vows that they tearfully read aloud, promising to cherish each other's love and understand their differences.
After walking back down the aisle through a sea of bubbles, they had a long tearful embrace. The raw and genuine emotion they shared in that moment spoke volumes for how deep their love ran for each other.
After the ceremony, we headed down to the garden and took some lovely portraits. Meanwhile, their guests got together and practiced a surprise for the newly weds.
The reception kicked off with all of their guests serenading the newly weds with a surprise song, written just for their wedding day! They had quite the party after, full of wood fire pizza, a couples trivia game, a slideshow containing childhood photos of the couple, and lots of dancing! It was such a fun experience to capture a wedding that blended together both American and European traditions.