Half a year ago(I can’t believe its been that long!) I got to be a part of a truly amazing couple's wedding. And these two had one heck of a day. Every part of Jeita and Donald’s wedding included something fun or unique, some of which I had never seen before! It was a truly memorable day. After their much-anticipated ‘First Look’ we spent some time taking photos of the two of them. After, we got all of the family and group photos taken so that nobody would have to skip even a little of cocktail hour!
I went ahead to Amherst College's Johnson Chapel and Jeita and Donald took advantage of some time alone, walking there together. To start their ceremony, Jeita and Donald entered the chapel from opposite doors, coming together at the beginning of the aisle, and walked down the aisle together, hand in hand. It’s easy to say with confidence that their wedding ceremony was one of a kind. Jeita and Donald's friends 'charged' them with their vows, a really sweet and emotional moment I had not seen before where each friend asked them one part of their vows and they waited for the response.. ‘I do.” “I will.”
There were many laughs, even fist bumps with the priest, but nothing beat the exchanging of rings. We all got to see Donald completely surprise Jeita with gorgeous Sapphire stacking wedding bands.. her reaction was priceless! You’ll be able to see that below. I was so excited for this moment (we had been told ahead of time – it’s good to make sure your photographers are prepared!) and it really didn’t disappoint.
Afterward everyone was led from the chapel to the memorial at Amherst College by a bagpiper for celebratory toast together. And from there on it was a party at The Lord Jeffery Inn. I'm talking about a whole night of clinking drinks, live music from a killer band, festive Fourth of July hats and glasses for everyone, huge heartfelt hugs, a packed dance floor that was constantly moving, singing, jumping. Their priest even busted out with some rapping to close out the night, another first for me! It was all so much fun that it even attracted a couple of wedding crashers! And at the center of it all was so much love for Jeita and Donald, two incredibly caring, fun, beautiful people.
Wedding Reception at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Massachusetts
Wedding Ceremony at Amherst College's Johnson Chapel
Ceremony Officiant: Mark Bozzuti Jones
Wedding Styling and Planning by Jackie Martucci, Events by Jackie
Flowers by Louis Barry Florist
Cake by Greggory's Pastry Shop
Wedding Band: RipCord from Boston, Ma
Wedding Gown by Caroline DeVillo from Nordstroms
Grooms Suit by Armani from Sak's Fifth Avenue
Wedding Rings from Dan Bouvier