today’s love story:

Jackie & Steve’s Cape Cod Wedding Orleans MA

and all the magical moments that made it

Today is all about Jackie & Steve’s Cape Cod wedding in Orleans MA. Their beach 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 their Captain Linnell House wedding reception. 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! …

Ceremony LocationSkaket Beach

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!

Their Skaket Beach wedding ceremony 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 their Captain Linnell House wedding reception.

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!

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.

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.

2 Comments

  1. Carolyn DiSilva on June 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Amazing pictures and such a beautiful couple!!! Wishing you both all the joy,laughter, and love life has to offer…. Take Care
    Love and Best Wishes To Mom And Dad too xoxo

  2. Julie Lamie on June 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous wedding. So happy for all of you.

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