Venue: Primo Restaurant
Flowers: Annandale Farm for flowers
Photography: Elizabeth Ivy Photography
Mike & Kathleen's micro- wedding was pure romance. I literally can't shake the feeling that I experienced with them that day. The soft light of candles illuminated their ceremony and dinner. A close group of family and friends were seated around a worn, wooden table where they shared conversation and laughter over an incredible gourmet meal and delicious cocktails while the couples' own playlist played softly in the background.
Amazing. This is exactly what I encourage all couples to consider when it comes to planning their wedding day. Closeness, connection and their money spent enjoying a thoughtfully curated experience.
Before jumping into their wedding day photos, here are a few of their engagement photos at Reid State Park where they enjoy spending time together.
Okay... back to their magical wedding day:
While many of my couples don't put a lot of emphasis on getting ready images, I still think it's an important part of the day worth honoring. I don't push to make it a huge focus, but the rituals of getting ready to walk down the aisle are special and help tell the story of the whole day. Even if you get ready together- it's a quiet moment of togetherness and anticipation worth documenting.
Mike & Kathleen chose to get ready at 250 Main in Rockland. A really funky, modern hotel that has a lot of personality.
They opted for a first look down at the water's edge before heading for the ceremony.
We squeaked this first look out just in time before the rain started falling.
While the rain can be a bummer for getting outdoor portraits, it really set the stage for a deliciously cozy and intimate ceremony/reception to follow.
Now because of the rain, their ceremony was held inside the event barn at Primo Restaurant. If you've never had the opportunity to dine at Primo, it's a must do in Rockland. Primo has been serving diners for 22 years and offer a true farm-to-table experience. They property features 2 greenhouses, over 200 laying chickens, 150 broiler chickens, 5 ducks, 15 pigs and 3 acres of vegetables continuously rotating throughout the season. They have an endless pursuit to accomplish a more sustainable ecosystem filled with love, creativity and respect for the food.
On to dinner, toasts and dancing to round out the evening.