When MaryGrace's dad began reading the relations of the many amazing and talented vendors at her wedding day with long-time love Lou, it was a roll call of some of the couple's closest friends and longest acquaintances. Nearly every single person performing, helping or creating for their day was somehow connected with either MG and Lou. That -- plus the long list of faraway places guests traveled from to celebrate -- was such a clear example of how important relationships and people are to MG and Lou and made their sunshine-filled wedding day even more intimate and special.
During the hours before their outdoor ceremony at Andover Country Club near Boston, Massachusetts, MaryGrace just kept calm and kept a quiet eye on things, all the while saying "I'm just ready to see Lou."
When they did finally see one another, both moms were crying, siblings were smiling proudly and the rest of the day was a beautiful blur of happy tears and easygoing attitudes and then -- perhaps the icing on the cake -- a packed dance floor complete with some talented dancing groomsmen, a surprise second suit by MaryGrace's dad and some insane karaoke.
It was a celebration of, at that point, a love story 12 years and one day in the making. 12 years and one day after their first date, MaryGrace and Lou created an incredible wedding day that was as much about the two of them as it was all of those there to reflect, remember, applaud and dance.
Enjoy the images and please give some love to the talented vendors listed below.
Officiant: Penny Richards, Justice of the Peace
Transportation: MBT Worldwide, Inc.
Guest Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Andover
Bride's Wedding Ring created at: Stonybrook Fine Arts
Ceremony Music: Lindsay Ellyn / Taylor Alexander
Cocktail Hour Band: The Macrotones
DJ: Yanal Kazan
Photobooth: Supreme Photo Booth
Baker: Ida Shaker (www.thefaircupcakery.com)