Believe it or not, we didn’t meet Mitch and Sean in person until the day before their wedding. We corresponded mostly on email or phone or Skype beforehand since they were planning long-distance. When we showed up to see the venue and to lead the rehearsal, Mitch and Sean greeted with a hug and were so warm and welcoming. That was really a theme of their wedding; it was a beautiful and heartfelt weekend and we were so glad to be a part of it.
Gorgeous photography courtesy of the talented Julie Lippert.
Sean’s mom’s backyard in Concord, MA was the perfect venue for this two: it was down to earth, stylish, and so personal. The house sits directly on the Sudbury River and we even had a few passersby on kayaks throughout the day. The morning of the wedding, the grooms got ready with their respective attendants at the house while the setup happened around them.
They met up for a first look and photos with friends and family. Just before the ceremony started, Mitch and Sean pulled out gifts for those in their bridal party; even on their day, they were thinking about the people around them!
We eyed the weather and made a call to keep the ceremony outside on the lawn, and the weather miraculously held out. The bridal party and family made the long processional down from the house, and tears could already be seen in many guests’ eyes by the time Mitch and Sean were standing at the altar with their officiant, Mitch’s sister. The couple may have gotten a little choked up when they shared their personal vows, but they also laughed together. It was such a special moment. After Kaylan declared them married, the grooms sealed the deal with a kiss and headed straight back up towards cocktail hour in the pool area.
The cocktail hour was so much fun: guests enjoyed drinks from both Mitch’s bar (the full bar) and Sean’s bar (just Bud and Bud Light beers). Tastings Caterers kept the food and beverages coming and the service was spot on.
In the meantime, we put the final touches on the reception space. The Sperry tent had been put up through Exeter Tent, who provided all of the rentals. And what a tent it was! Madison Floral completed the whole look of the tent with their gorgeous centerpieces. The grooms added a personal touch with tables named after each of their favorite bars. Too cute! Guests were invited to use the air conditioned restroom trailer, from Elegant Restrooms.
Before anyone could get down on the dancefloor, we had a few toasts from dear friends and family: Sean’s mom, Chris, welcomed guests, followed by a joint toast from Mitch’s attendants, Jenny and Lola (in poem form!). Sean’s sister Kate closed out the toasts with stories that made every guest laugh, and the Mitch and Sean took the mic to thank everyone for being there.
Tastings opened their buffet stations as DJ Charles from the C-Zone Entertainment team got ready to bump the beats on the dance floor. Sean shared a dance with his mom to start us off, and before we knew it, the floor was packed late into the night.
Thank you, Mitch and Sean, for sharing such a stunning launch to your married life together with all of us!