From Anne Marie: Gorgeous day (I suppose every bride says that) – outdoor morning ceremony at the gardens at Tudor Place in Georgetown, Washington, DC (the estate of Martha Washington’s granddaughter), followed by a champagne brunch at the rooftop at the Beacon Hotel, Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Smallish event, about 70 people, which was perfectly sized for us as we were surrounded by our nearest and dearest.
Happy, smiling, gorgeous photographs by Colorado-based photographer Kat Murray.
Event CreditsFlorist: My Simply Chic Flowers (Nicole Cui)Location: Tudor Place (Georgetown, DC)Music: Cat Cirner (and Shelley McGuire)Photography: Kat Murray Photography (Denver, CO)Venue: Tudor Place and Beacon Hotel
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Event CreditsLocation: New York, NYPhotography: Olya Vysotskaya PhotographyVenue: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
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From Leanne Rose: I met Cindy and Allison during College and from the first time I saw them together roaming the hallways, I knew they had an everlasting bond. Their wedding was on a beautiful late Sunday afternoon in a big white tent with a garden in the background. The best way to describe their wedding was written on the ceremony program. ” It means a great deal to us to have each of you here today. Thank you for witnessing our expression of love for each other through the vows that begin our new life together. We feel that our love stems from our capacity to love deeply, enjoy simply, and to think freely. Our special wish is that you will continue to be part of our lives. Without friends, family, and community we have very little.”
From Allison: We met at work, from that first day we became great friends and had an instant connection. That was eight years ago, we have lived inseparable for 5 years now. During our first year of living with each other Cindy asked my mother for my hand, but not for marriage, but for her blessing. We truly are blessed to have each other and family who are just as happy. She is my best friend, my soul mate, and partner that I get to spend my life with.
Photographs by Leanne Rose Photography.
Event CreditsCakes and Dessert: Wendy MartinCatering: Dan BareissFlorist: Donated by Community GardenLocation: Dryden, NYMusic: Ron LeeOfficiant: Town Supervisor Mary Ann SumnerPhotography: Leanne Rose PhotographyStationery: Designed by brideVenue: Ellis-Martin Garden
Event CreditsCatering: Deer Harbor InnLocation: Orcas Island, WashingtonMusic: Carl Burger (acoustic guitar)Officiant: Nora Martin (friend)Photography: Jonathan SteinbergStationery: Designed by Danielle Elins (friend)Venue: Odd Fellows Hall
Event CreditsCakes and Dessert: Tom Girl BakingFlorist: Lifetime WeddingsLocation: Hyatt Regency Huntington BeachOfficiant: Reverend RosiePhotography: Iliana Morton PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Affairs by AmyVenue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
From Jennifer: On December 31st, amidst a discussion over whether we should stay home or go out for New Years, I gave in and told Dawn if we were going out I had something she might want to wear. I got down on one knee and asked her to be my wife. She said yes! With her engagement ring shining brightly and permanent smiles affixed to our faces we headed out to welcome in a new year and a new chapter of our lives.
The planning began almost immediately and we decided to theme our wedding around the ring finger anchor tattoos we had done in Provincetown the previous year. Luckily summer 2012 was quite nautical and anchor anything was easy to come by. Our wedding ceremony and reception took place on September 8th, 2012 at a private residence in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We traveled to Provincetown from our home in Denver to legally commit our lives to one another, and it was wonderful. Planning an over 2,000 miles from our venue was a challenge, but with the help of family, friends and amazing vendors we did planned the perfect wedding weekend.
We flew in one day before our wedding and while we saw a judge and obtained permission to marry the next day our families were at our wedding venue meeting for the first time. They hung lights, folded napkins and polished glasses like a well seasoned team. That night our parents threw a welcome party so our families and out-of-town guests could get to know one another while eating, drinking margaritas and dancing.
The next day at 5 in the evening and we lined up our wedding party to walk down the aisle. We were escorted by both our mothers and fathers and preceded by our beautiful flower girl, and niece, Naia, siblings and closest friends. Our officiant had prepared a traditional yet personalized ceremony which included a reading of our favorite poem i carry your heart with me by E.E. Cummings. We were announced legally wed and the party began. Guests sipped cape codders and wine on the deck of our venue while the wedding party took pictures. We all decided it was too windy to take pictures on the beach, so we ran across the street where we spotted a vintage teal GMC truck and a garage painted with an Andy Warhol-esqe portrait of Marilyn Monroe on the doors.
Once inside our brother, Andrew announced us with amazing speech and we danced to our band’s cover of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way that I Am.” We then enjoyed a New England style clam bake dinner with clam chowder, lobsters, steamers, linguicia, and all the fixings- delicious. After that everyone got wild dancing well into the morning. The next day we held a brunch at an oceanfront bar and we all nursed hangovers, laughed over last night’s antics and shared our love. It was the perfect closing to the most amazing weekend of our lives. Our wonderful family made our dream day a reality we had each other.
Photographs by Studio Gregg.
Event CreditsAttire: David's Bridal, H&M, SperryCakes and Dessert: Farland ProvisionCatering: Clambakes EtcFlorist: Designers Touch Floral Creations and Event DecorLocation: Provincetown, MaMusic: Two CoolOfficiant: Claire WattsPhotography: Studio GreggStationery: Wide Eye Designs
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From Organic Photography: Bianca & Kate have been scouring the images, and reading the stories on A Bicycle Built For Two since it’s inception. They loved the way it demonstrated all kinds of love in a visually beautiful and unique way. SO, this was there biggest dream, and request of us as their wedding photographers: besides getting married to each other – they wanted to see their wedding featured here.
Bianca & Kate were married in the town they have come to call home, Provincetown, Cape Cod… On the packed Beach at Race Point with close family and friends gathered around…. It was a cool, sunny October day, and for locals who work straight through June, July & August without a break, well the Fall is a locals summer – it is peaceful and lovely… There is no other place like it in the world… I am a Native Cape Codder and I am proud to have an open, caring, artistic community like no other. We have known people in town forever as friends, but now to be embraced as wedding photographers in this fabulous community is our greatest accomplishment. We always want to capture the personalities and the vibe of the people who are showing the ultimate sign of love – so thank you.
I love the 60′s modern vibe of Bianca and Kate’s wedding and am so flattered that they are such fans of ABBFT – thank you for that tribute.
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Event CreditsAttire: CustomCakes and Dessert: Relish Provinctown & Marions Pie Shop ChathamCatering: Harbor HotelFlorist: S&S Location: Provincetown Cape Cod MassachusettsMusic: The Dirty BlondesOfficiant: Mimi GonzalezPhotography: Organic PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Holly Fawcett for In the Pink Ink EventsVenue: Harbor Hotel
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