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Wed. May 28, 2014 by Mary    Weddings

Robison Mansion Colorado Wedding: Rene & John

Happy Thursday!!

So we were supposed to share Rene & John's stunning Robison Mansion wedding yesterday, but our server was down all day. Apparently, we got a TON of traffic from our Nantucket pictures, and they shut us down! How rude, right?? :) We're still working out some kinks, but for the most part we're back up & running! So without further ado....Rene & John's big day!

These two were married this past Sunday, when every weather report was calling for thunderstorms all day. As we drove up to the mansion, there was thunder & lightning and we could see crazy big storms in either direction. But as the time for the ceremony approached, the clouds parted and bright, golden sunshine emerged. And it stayed that way all day!

Rene & John had an absolutely gorgeous pink-themed wedding and the flowers? The flowers were INCREDIBLE!! Rene is a photographer herself, so we had no doubt it was going to be amazing! Theirs was a day filled with family and thankfulness and DANCING....all the important things! And there were a few things that made their day extra special. The first is that Rene & John's First Kiss was their actual first kiss. So when that part in the ceremony came, everyone broke out into cheering and I've never heard that much glass clinking at a reception in my life! :) The other thing that made their day so amazing, was that you could just tell that everyone surrounding them was really pulling for them and this marriage. They believed in them. They believe in this life that they're starting together. And you could just tell that they are going to be cheering for them for the rest of their lives!

Rene & John, thank you SO much for inviting us in and making us such a part of your day. Thank you for hiring us before you were even officially engaged...what a HUGE honor that is! Thank you for sharing your love with us and your happiness. It was truly an honor to witness. And my hope is that you'll still be loving just like this for the next fifty years!

So much love,

Venue: Robison Mansion
Event Coordination: Entwined Planning
Beauty: Spice Hair
Blooms: Charlene Canady
Catering: Classic Catering
Baker: Sweet Cheeks Cakery
Photography: Justin & Mary, but we couldn't have done half as much without our ahhh-mazing second shooter for the day Miss Sarah Perkins !!

Thu. May 22, 2014 by Mary    Weddings

Maine Wedding: Michelle & Matt

Happy Thursday friends!

And ohhhhh is this ever a HAPPY day! I've been working alllll morning on this one & I am finally ready to show you the amazing day that Michelle & Matt had this past weekend at Migis Lodge in Maine. Let's just start by saying that it was supposed to POUR all. day. long. on these two. All day! And then.....golden sunshine! Beautiful warm golden sunshine from beginning to end. And their closest friends & family. And love. And laughter. And beautiful, jaw-dropping details from a powerhouse team of creatives led by the insanely talented MStarr Events. And more smiles. And love. And laughter. And the kind of day that makes you feel grateful to be a part of it and grateful for clients who love & trust you completely.

Michelle & Matt booked us over two years ago as one of the very first things they did in their planning, and as soon as we met them the first time we knew...they were our DREAM kind of couple. And that was just confirmed again and again all day with them on their wedding, including when they snuck away during their reception to come and personally thank each and every one of their creative team. They are grateful and gracious and carry themselves with so much grace. They are the kind of people who make everyone around them feel like the most important person in the room. And so that day, there were over a hundred of us who were just counting our blessings to be there to celebrate with them as they promised forever.

Michelle & Matt, there are no words that could ever thank you enough for being who you are. Your love is one for the ages and I know it will be inspiring the people who are lucky enough to come into your lives for generations to come. Just love like this always. The world needs your example.

So much love!

Venue & Catering: Migis Lodge
Design, Styling, Coordination: MStarr Event Design
Cinematography: Jeremy White
Florals: Petal Floral Design
Lighting & Draping: Ryan Designs
Rentals: New England Country Rentals
Linens: Nuage Designs
Invitations: Julie Song Ink
Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew
Groom's Tux: J.Crew
Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux
Custom Ties: Fox & Brie
Hair & Makeup: Lena Hartford - Hair That Moves
Photography: Justin & Mary

Wed. May 7, 2014 by Mary    Weddings

New York City Wedding: Kristen & Andrew

The second wedding in our double header weekend took us in to the City for Kristen & Andrew's Mandarin Oriental Hotel wedding! And they had an absolutely STUNNING day! From the rain that held off until all of the portraits were over to the gorgeous florals to Kristen's absolutely jaw-dropping Vera Wang dress, it was a day where everything just fell into place! We loved all of the New York touches that K&A put into to their day, from the city skyline cut-out place cards to a stop in Times Square for the portraits, to a reception overlooking the Freedom Tower. It was amazing!

We also loved this couples tribute to old, new, borrowed & blue! Kristen wore her mom's incredible pearl beaded crown which was her old & borrowed. And then Andrew gave her a gorgeous pair of Frank Pollack earrings as her something blue to go with her new dress. And then the icing on the {literal} cake was that these guys had Sylvia Weinstock make their cake...the fondant flowers on it looked like the real thing! Incredible! And then maybe our favorite part of all is that we got to capture the whole day, working alongside our good friends Jeremy & Ashley from Jeremy Mitchell Cinema!

Kristen & Andrew, thank you SO much for allowing us to be the ones there with you on your day! It was an honor we won't soon forget! We hope you have the best time in Greece, and that these pictures will help you remember your amazing day!

So much love,

Tue. May 6, 2014 by Mary    Weddings

Tappan Hill Mansion Wedding: Meg & Dan

Meg & Dan's Tappan Hill Mansion wedding was absolutely stunning! We had the honor of photographing these two this past weekend, along with both of their incredible families! I can't remember the last time two sides of a family have ever made Justin & I feel more welcome, appreciated & cared for. We absolutely ADORE our couples ...and it is even more amazing when we can the families that made them into the incredible people that they are!

Meg & Dan had the absolute perfect day after a week long of torrential downpours! It was warm & sunny, and it meant everyone got to hang out on the stunning veranda at Tappan Hill for one spectacular sunset. Later, they toasted and laughed and cried and danced the night away. It was the kind of day that you never want to forget, and M&D, my hope is that with these never will! Love like this always!

So much love!

Mon. Apr 28, 2014 by Mary    Weddings

Antigua Wedding: Lauren & Gary

Ohhhhhh what could I ever say about this wedding that would ever properly do it justice?

Let's just start with this: Lauren is amazing. She's just one of those people that everybody falls in love with instantly. She has a light and a joy about her that you just want to be around as much as you can. It's infectious! When you're with her, you feel like you could take on the long as she's there taking it on with you. Lauren is an incredibly talented in her own right, and we first met her a few years back when she came to one of our Walk Through a Wedding workshops in Chicago. Not too long after that, she told us that when the time came for her we had to be her wedding photographers. I secretly crossed my fingers & hoped that it would be true, because I couldn't imagine giving up that huge honor to anyone else!

Then there's Gary. For those of you who don't know, a little while back Lauren battled cancer. Like a warrior. She did the treatments, she lost her hair, she has the scars to this day to prove it. And never ever once did she stop smiling through it or complain. She was the brave face to the world....but Gary, Gary was the quiet rock that she was standing on. Throughout the vows and the ceremony and toast after toast, we heard stories of how Gary never left her side. Of how he was at every single treatment. And how he always made her feel like the most beautiful girl in the world, even when she didn't feel like it. See, Gary's love is not the fleeting, when things are good kind of love. His is a love that will last forever whatever comes their way. Because it already has. And we all love him for that.

Lauren & Gary together are a Kenny Chesney song and a cold beer on a beach somewhere. They are a comfy couch and a blanket, cuddled up with their dog Goose. They are rooftop deck sitting and cheek to cheek slow dancing. They are not letting the microwave timer run all the way out and leaving socks out laying around. They are lightning fast witty banter and they challenge and push each other to be their best. They live in every moment to its fullest. They are the kind of friends who love with their whole heart.

A couple of days ago, on the cliffs of Antigua, they promised forever and they promised right now, they promised every second. Surrounded by forty of their closest friends & family, they laughed and cried and they laughed some more. They slow danced and fast danced....and serious face dance off danced. They strung bistro lights- five hundred and forty seven of them- and they warmed their faces in their glow. They sat at tables, decorated to perfection by people who love them so much that they flew in just to take care of it. And when the party was really getting going, a flash mob of all their guests broke out and surprised them. Because with people like Lauren & Gary, you just find a way to teach forty people from all over the country how to spontaneously do the same dance at the same time. There was never any question.

L&G, we love you to the moon & back and to Antigua & back. I will never EVER be able to tell you what a humbling, HUGE honor it was for us to be there with you and your amazing friends & family who made us feel like just part of the crew. I still can't believe it happened. Lauren, I am SO proud of you. Gary, I am SO thankful for you and how you love without fail. If I have my way, you guys will ALWAYS be in our lives. And we will vacation in Antigua & go to Kenny Chesney concerts until we are old & wrinkly together. My prayer for you both is that sixty years from now, you will still be dancing cheek to cheek. And when you look at each other you'll still smilie & say....

I don't see how you could ever be, anything but mine.


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