It was a windy day for this First Landing beach wedding.

And add on top of that, it was the first chilly day of the year.

But the weather added to the gorgeousness (wait until you see the beautiful clouds!).

Carolyn opted to do a first look with her dad and brothers, instead of with her groom.

It was so incredibly emotional.

As soon as her dad saw how gorgeous she was, he was overcome with emotion for his baby girl.

And Carolyn’s brothers (in typical brother fashion) told her how gorgeous she looked, but then immediately started cracking jokes.

As someone who has two brothers, I could totally relate!


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One special thing about the wedding was all the kids in attendance.

So many weddings these days don’t have kids, but I feel like they made the day so much more joyful!

Carolyn and Geoffrey had a whole kids area set up at the reception, and the most popular thing were the glow sticks.

At one point, one of the kids was stacking as many glow sticks as possible on the grandpa’s head – and he was such a good sport about it!

Plus there was a candy bar, with all of their favorite candy.

I think that might have been keeping the kids hopped up throughout the night – because the dance floor didn’t quit!

Carolyn and Geoffrey, thank you for letting me be part of your family, and capturing such a special day.

I know this is just another step in your beautiful love story, and we wish you nothing but joy in the future!


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VENDORS: Ceremony Venue – First Landing State Park | Reception Venue and Catering – Sweetwater Cuisine | Craft Beers – Back Bay Brewing Co. | Celebrant – Dr. Reverend Terrance Jones | Bridal Gown – Here and Now Bridal | Bridesmaids Gowns – Occasions Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen Suits – Beecroft & Bull | Hairstylist – Anywhere Beauty by Shae | Makeup Artist – Sara Lou Bell MUA |  Florist – Fairfield Flowers | DJ – Adam Russel | Cake – Mother of the Groom | Wedding Stationery – Basic Invite |



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