Shining Tides Mattapoisett Wedding | Lauren + Ryan

Lauren & Ryan's wedding day was just epic. It was one of the most beautiful and emotional days that I've had the honor of being a part of. There were so many happy tears for these high school sweethearts as they tied the knot at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett. 

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Lauren & her ladies spent the morning getting ready at the AirBnB above Cork restaurant in Downtown New Bedford, and it was stunningly beautiful! 

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I just love this sweet moment when Lauren's dad was overcome with emotion seeing her for the first time. He had me in tears all day long. 

The first part of the day it was pouring rain, but everyone was awesome about braving the weather for portraits before the ceremony. 

Confession: I actually love rainy weddings because of images like the ones below. I know no one wants rain on their wedding day, but it can be so much fun! 

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Because of the rain, we weren't sure whether the ceremony would be outside by the water as originally planned, but the skies cleared just as the guests were arriving. 

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My favorite thing about the image below? Lauren's brother hiding in the background wiping away tears. He did such a beautiful job as their wedding officiant. 

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Right as the ceremony ended, a big beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky! 

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These were some of the best wedding toasts I've ever heard, and I hear a LOT of toasts. Funny, emotional, and heartfelt, every one of them. Even I was crying behind my camera. 

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Same, Lauren. Same. 

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The couple had requested a photo with the school bus that they had hired to shuttle their guests, bu by the end of the night, the rain was coming down again. We ran out and made it happen! 

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Lauren & Ryan, your wedding just blew me away, I enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks for trusting me with your memories. XO 

 

Venue | Shining Tides

Catering | Russell Morin

Flowers | Jim Meyers 

Cake | Pinkbox Desserts

DJ | Beat Train Productions

Lighting Design | Lightworks Productions

Hair & Makeup | Katelyn Webb Beauty