I met Catie and Pete a little over a year ago, right before they were about to move from Boston to New York. It seems like just yesterday that this happened even though it was a while ago. Upon meeting these two, I could just feel the warmth and sweetness of their personalities. These two have one of the sweetest how we met stories. It all started because their dads were in the same fraternity and one day when Catie and Pete were teenagers, they met because of that. Pete said that he was a little bummed out because he was supposed to go to a concert and his dad made him stay home and meet Catie instead. Who would have known that they would be getting married all of these years later.
These two families have known each other for so long that Catie and Pete's wedding seemed the most natural and awesome celebration. It all started that day at St. Joseph's church in Andover, MA right down the street from where Catie's parents live. It is about the cutest little church you will ever see. Catie was beaming walking down the aisle, and Pete was grinning so much.
From there we went to their venue at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, MA. The one amazing thing that was highlighted so well throughout their wedding day was how much they love and appreciate music. Pete who is now teaching music, used to be in wedding band, and also got some musical skills from his dad. This was most pronounced when Catie and Pete (coolest couple ever) did a surprise performance for everyone and then following that, Pete's dad did a performance of a song that he was known for. It's like these families are natural born performers. I have never been able to capture such a unique and amazing wedding. From the surprise performances to the lovely speeches by Catie's dad, Catie's sister, and Pete's best man Tim, this wedding was so full of heart and uniqueness. It was one of those weddings where I leave thinking, this is why I love doing this. Capturing these lovely moments for beautiful families and couples like Catie and Pete. Congratulations again Catie and Pete, I wish you two the best in adventures and a long, happy marriage.
Church: St. Joseph Church (St. Augustine Parish) – Andover, MA
Reception: Renaissance Golf Club – Haverhill, MA – www.renaissancema.com – 978-556-0900
Hair: Philip Ciampa Salon – Andover, MA – 978-475-7988
Makeup: Donna McKinnon – Haverhill, MA – 508-633-4898
Dress: Allure 9000, from Tulle Bridal in Andover – www.tullebridals.com
Veil and sash: (made from Catie's grandmother’s veil) by Laura DiBlasi in North Andover – 978-794-0777
Band: The Party Factor – https://partyfactorband.com/
Second Photographer: Erica Pezente Photography - https://ericapezente.com/
Videographer: JMN Productions – www.jmnproductions.com - 508-320-6547
Photo Booth: Clear Choice Photo Booth -- http://boston.clearchoicephotobooth.com/
Cake: Cakes for Occasions – Danvers, MA – www.cakes4occasions.com - 978-774-4545