They say the first wedding of the season sets the tone for the year. Let’s hope that’s true, because Ericka & Mark’s wedding last Saturday was one to aspire to for the rest of the season. Imagine, the day started off with the threat of snow, but before anyone could even think of worrying, Mr. Golden Sun made his presence known, seen and felt.
The bride got ready at the Quincy Marriott, and as you can see by some of the getting ready photos, the day was getting off to a smashing start.
Ericka at The Quincy Marriott, looking absolutely lovely, in both color and in black and white.
Natural light is the professional photographer’s best friend. Here, mixed with the white of Ericka’s dress, and the red tones of the carpet, it all comes together perfectly.
The bride looking out a window, as the natural light billows in.
A few more pre-ceremony shots, some with the girls, and a moment with mom. Then, a toast! Down at Kilroy’s Irish Pub, there’s nothing better than an Irish toast to love, life and happiness!
A shot with the girls, a moment with mom... and then another "shot" with the girls!
Onward, time to get to the ceremony, which was held at The Neighborhood Club in Quincy. One last shot of the beautiful bride, and the first shot of the nervous groom, side by side.
The bride, just before leaving to go to the ceremony, and the groom, waiting patiently. Because... the waiting is the hardest part.
Her chariot arrives...
The ceremony, simple and sweet, was held at The Neighborhood Club.
The couple said "I do" as family and friends watched on at The Neighborhood Club.
A toast to the new Mr. & Mrs. Luggelle.
A toast to the happy couple.
The weather did cooperate for some outdoor photos, and those flowers are simply eye-popping!
A few of the outdoor photos.
Details and dancing are what’s up next. Entertainment and lighting were superbly provided by Entertainment Specialists. The uplighting certainly added an air of elegance to the reception. And as for dancing, there is no better photo than one of the couple’s first dance where their guests are watching and smiling in the background with such obvious love for the couple on their faces.
Elegant uplighting, beautiful flowers, and a most perfect wedding cake help set the mood.
We could have danced all night...
And one last shot from the end of the night…
A moment alone before a lifetime together.
It was a pleasure and an honor to photograph Ericka and Mark’s wedding. Thanks to both of them, and to their families and friends for helping to make my job fun, easy, and enjoyable.