I was introduced to Courtney through her co-worker (another one of my 2016 wedding clients, Matt). The first time I met Courtney and Jane was at Wired Puppy. We spent the whole time talking about how they met and their lives together. Courtney and Jane met when Courtney walked into Jane’s “GI Jano Bootcamp” at Healthworks in Back Bay. They were friends for a couple of years and then started dating. One of the cutest things is that Courtney says that Jane is the yin to her yang and makes her a better person, and Jane says that Courtney is an old soul with an enormous capacity to love. These two just fit together like puzzle pieces.
While talking to them the first time I met them, Jane and Courtney told me all about the amazing one year trip around the world that they took in 2011 (which by the way I am so jealous of and want to do someday. These two traveled around Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. One of the most unique parts of their wedding was their rings, which were made from the wood from the Kauri tree that they saw in New Zealand on their trip around the world.
The day was the perfect crisp, fall Provincetown day. We started off the day with Courtney and Jane’s family and friends who stayed with them at The Inn at Cook Street. There were group photos, tequila shots, sharing fond memories, and just general fun and merriment. It was a great way to see these amazing relationships that Jane and Courtney have, all of the people starting off their wedding day were just so happy and excited for them.
From there Courtney, Jane, and I walked down the street to try to get a few photos of the two of them as close to the shore as we could. By perfect timing, as we were walking down the street, a resident who lived right on the water offered up his outdoor deck next to the water for them to take photos on. This was so great, it allowed Courtney and Jane a beautiful moment with just the two of them and I was lucky enough to be able to document this moment for them.
Their ceremony and reception took place at Harbor Lounge, and their ceremony space was so cool. The Harbor Lounge has an outdoor deck that juts out on the beach almost to where the water starts. So Courtney and Jane walked out through all of their friends and family to cheers. The ceremony was officiated by Jane’s sister Jill, who by the way totally killed it. Jill, you could definitely make being an officiant your second job, because you were amazing. Jill had everyone in stitches, and as you can see below had Courtney and Jane cracking up throughout the ceremony. In addition to Jill, Courtney’s mother Fran and Jane’s mother Lauretta spoke during the ceremony and even made me tear up a little bit. Their ceremony was the perfect mix of laughter, emotion, and joy.
Their reception was filled with drinks, food, and celebrations. There were special cocktails, an oyster shucker, and a cupcake tower. The coolest décor items at their reception were photos of the two of them from different occasions in their life spread all around Harbor Lounge, it gave you a feel for all of the many adventures they had been on.
After the reception, we participated in what is my favorite thing about a lot of Provincetown weddings, walking down Commercial street with the couple’s friends and family forming our own little parade. It’s such a cool tradition, Courtney and Jane got all of their friends and family to walk down the main street in Provincetown yelling out in celebration of their marriage. Everyone all the way down Commercial Street was congratulating them, yelling back, and one of the best moments was when Courtney and Jane high-fived a passerby. It was the perfect end to an amazing wedding day for the two of them. Congratulations again Courtney and Jane, I know your future will be so love-filled and also filled with many more travel adventures.