Katie & Hank | Eastern Yacht Club

Katie and Hank.

Such good people.

Just about as down to earth as a couple can get!

The day I met these two, it was like we had known each other before meeting for their initial consult. I felt so comfortable with them and they were just so sweet and easy to talk to! They seemed so cozy and cute with each other, too. I could tell that they’d been together for a while, knew exactly what they wanted, and were SO ready to marry each other… I was excited to book with another warm and wonderful couple!

When I arrived the morning of wedding day to Katie’s parent’s home, I could immediately tell where Katie gets her cool, calm, and collected sweetness from! Her parents! They were so welcoming and inviting. Her mom was just so sweet and proud, and her dad was just elated and all smiles all day! I could tell that she is very close with her parents, and I love that! Tyler was with me, and immediately became best friends with their adorable pup, Kyra. She was such a sweetie! Apparently she is a neighborhood favorite, especially with the kids! So much so that she sees them off on the bus in the mornings and welcomes them home in the afternoons! So cute…

The girls had their hair and makeup ready and were lounging in the kitchen munching and sipping Mimosas. Katie had ordered custom robes for them all that had just finally shipped the day before (eeep!) so thankfully they came just in time! Katie looked so happy! Love her big brown eyes!

Look at this gown…


Kyra was disappointed to realize that it was Saturday and the kids were off of school…

Doesn’t she look stunning in that dress? I love the neckline…

Look how much she looks like her mama!

Love this one her and her dad… So sweet!

The light in their backyard was perfect! Katie was just glowing… It was so peaceful and lush back there! And the sun was trickling through the trees so beautifully!

Love the pop of color! These lovely ladies each had a different neckline to their dresses too which a fun touch…

Kyra was such a happy girl!



The limo arrived and they all piled in… The neighbors came over to wish her well! The little girls were so cute and gazing at Katie like she was a princess!

Pops was ready to celebrate!


We arrived at The Eastern Yacht Club. It was such a glorious day… Beautiful weather and barely a cloud in the sky!

I wanted to put all of the tiny little starfish I saw in my pocket… But I resisted.

So… Secret confession…

I was seriously OBSESSED with their cake table. I couldn’t stop shooting it. Each cupcake was decorated differently and the topper was just so perfect in all of it’s simple beachy loveliness! The flavors… Oh, the flavors!


Seriously obsessed.

Anyway! So the rest of the hall was lovely, too… Their champagne glasses were so intricate!

How about this view??

More Mimosas while waiting for the guests to arrive!

Katie you looked flawless!


Ahh! I am such a tie girl. I love men’s ties. My husband loves ties. I notice ties. Therefore I photograph ties. And THESE ties… Gasp! Loved them.

The cool guys…


And here she comes!


Such a sweet ceremony right on the water…

Mr. & Mrs. McLaughlin!


Such a fun group!




While the guests ate, I spent some time down by the little beach…


The speeches were so good… They have such great friends! They had everyone laughing!

The reception was fantastic… The atmosphere was great! It was nice for the guests to be able to spend time outside on the porch or down by the water, sitting at the bar or on the dance floor! They had a bunch of blinking light rings for everyone too which added such a fun vibe to the night! Katie’s dad gave a super sweet speech to the newlyweds and everyone just enjoyed themselves dancing, dancing, and dancing!


It was time to cut that adorable cake! And a chocolate fountain??? Gasp!! A huge hit…!!


I feel so blessed to have worked with these two! Their families were so dear and the day went absolutely perfectly! Thank you both for having Tyler and I… Best wishes to you both!

Katie’s Dress | Macy’s Bridal Salon by Demetrios
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Amanda Ritchie
Tuxedos | Jos A Bank
Florist | Floral Impressions
Caterer | Royal Affairs Catering
Cake/Cupcakes | Flavor Cupcakery
Hair & Makeup | Renaissance Salon and Spa
Officiant | Sharon Winterling
DJ | Beat2Beat

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