After not having been there in a few years, I never expected to have back to back Shoreby Club weddings this year. Thanks to Roxanne at Kirkbrides, we were fortunate to get connected with Jamie and Cristie for our second September wedding there. We couldn’t wait to see what they and Roxanne had put together for the wedding, and were looking forward to perfect temps and a nice breeze.
Jamie, Cristie and I had a great engagement session over the summer, and it was obvious that they were very much in love. I knew the wedding day creative portraits would be easy, fun and expressive, and we were looking forward to trying a few spots and angles we hadn’t used the week before. We started with a first look on the opposite side of the building, and worked our way back over to the docks. It’s almost too easy working with Cristie, with her great style and permanent smile, and I couldn’t be happier with our results.
Just when everything was going perfectly, the authorities found a bomb on I-90 and shut down the highway. This pushed a ton of traffic onto the surface streets and transportation on the east side – including a few vendors and the guest shuttles – was frozen! Knowing that the ceremony was definitely not going to happen on time, and that pushing it back would eliminate the cocktail hour, Roxanne had a great idea – she flipped the ceremony and cocktail hour, and started serving food and drinks while we waited for the guests to arrive. Luckily traffic started moving again, and by the time cocktail hour was over, everyone had arrived and we were ready to start the ceremony!
Now, flipping these two events had the fringe benefit of putting the ceremony right at sunset. On the lake. In September. It was perfect, truly one of the most spectacular ceremonies I’ve seen. We did our best to capture the scene and I hope we did it justice! I really hope this somehow becomes a trend because it was really quite special. As if that wasn’t enough, Jamie also arranged for singers and musicians to attend the wedding, sit in the audience, and then during the recessional, surprise Cristie with a performance of ‘Love is All You Need’, her favorite song. It was a great moment and one we won’t forget anytime soon!
At that point, the wedding timeline was back on track and we finished off the evening with a emotional and fun reception complete with a foosball table and proper soft pretzels with spicy cheese, a classic mall combo =)
Thanks for having us J&C, and thanks for thinking of us Roxanne. We hope you love the photos!