Sunday was a perfect Fall day. It was crisp but not cold. The sun was shining and leaves floated down from the tree tops. It was one of those perfect New England days and a gorgeous setting for a wedding. But what made the day truly magical was Charmaine and Stephen. It was their energy and love. It was hearing their story told at their ceremony and watching their friends and family listening, seeing their smiles, their laughter and their tears. It was the emotion in their vows. It was their connection, with each other and with those around them. It was the celebration and the dancing.
And these two love to dance! Dancing is actually what really brought them together. They almost connected online actually, a funny piece of their story that was mentioned at their ceremony and in speeches, but that hadn’t panned out. But out at a gathering, Charmaine saw Stephen dancing and teaching a friend the steps. Her mom was even with her and commented on Stephen’s moves. And she was intrigued. How many guys have those moves? And he was so patient in teaching! That was the start of their love story. They connected after that evening and they took it slow at first. Eventually though they were introducing their pets and moving in together. And Saturday they were married!
I feel honored to have been there to photograph these two on their wedding day. They are two incredibly genuine, sweet, and beautiful people. It makes me smile just writing about them here! Congratulations Charmaine and Stephen!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Alexlee House in Greenfield, MA
Wedding Photography by Michelle Girard
Floral Arrangements by Durocher Florist
Ceremony Music by Golden Scroll Soloists
Officiated by Kezia Bacon
Reception DJed by Chay Laviolette
Catering by Smithsonian Catering
Hair styled by Crystal Vazquez & Co.
Makeup by Liz Washer Makeup
Wedding Gown by Oleg Cassini from David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses from David's Bridal
Shoes by Adrianna Papell
Groom and Groomsmen Attire from Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Rings from Kay Jewelers
Cake by Mary Rawls
Videography by Embark Wedding Films