The wedding of Melanie & Julius (part 2) | Lynch Park, Beverly & The Salem Waterfront Hotel, Salem

Part 2 of Melanie & Julius’ special day.  It was super hard for me to narrow the images down.  There are so many I love!  Drew always says less is more, but in this situation, I’m not listening to him!

I love the lion looking on in this image.  Lynch Park really has some gorgeous details as saw from the last blog post & you will see in some of the other images in this post.  It makes sense that every time I’ve been to Lynch Park I have found other photographers shooting sessions.  It’s a great place for engagement, family & children sessions.  They even have a great playground that Prue had a blast playing on when we went to scope out shooting locations about a month ago. 

The ladies looking lovely as always!

The guys looking handsome. 

This is one of my favorites :)Okay maybe this one is my favorite.  Mel you are gorgeous!!  I told you Lynch Park had amazing details.  This marble bench is to die for gorgeous & fit perfectly with the theme of the day.

Mel & Julius rocking it out with the Rolls Royce! Ludwig Limo, here is your new promotional photo!  Your welcome :) We have other images that are really great too for promo images.

This is why you need your bridesmaids :) Her bustle was a french bustle so there we many ties.  Shayna, the MOH, knew her stuff.  This is a more complicated bustle, but she knew exactly what to do and they had it all tied up in no time at all.  I’ve witnessed other bustles being done and no one has had any idea how to do it.  This was not the case for Mel.

I love Jalen in the lower right helping to pick up the money on the floor.  A tradition that I’ve seen before is showering the Bride & Groom with money during there first dance.  The guests come up while the couple is dancing & toss money onto them.  The kids had a great time helping to collect all the money.

I love this moment.  It’s such a sweet moment between the 3 of them.  It was after the toasts & Jalen had decided he also had something he wanted to share.  It was super cute & didn’t seem like Jalen was going to give up the microphone.   We had to get a ring shot on the peacock feathers.  That was a given!

After enjoying some yummy cake (by D’Amicis Bakery), it was onto the dance party!  It is one of my favorite parts of the day, because we’ve been working so hard and just like the couple & their friends.  It’s fun to dance to some great music &  I love to get out on the dance floor to get some great shots. I just need to pay attention so I don’t get in any of Drew’s shots.

Who doesn’t love a good sing along!

Can you even handle the cuteness of Mel & her Nana dancing.  Nana can definitely get down with the best of them.  She was out on the floor earlier in the night dancing with Mel’s brothers & then she was ready to bust a move later with Mel & everyone else.  I love candid moments like this & being able to capture this memory forever.  It’s part of the reason we do what we do!

At the end of the evening we busted out our mustaches (thanks Kate! they are from Whisker Works ).  We had fun having the bridal party pose for photos with them.  We definitely need to get more so we can do a large group photo with them!
We decided for this photo of us with Mel & Julius that Drew didn’t need the mustache since he has a pretty rocking one all on his own!   Thanks again Mel & Julius for letting us be a part of your day, we had so much fun with you both and wish you nothing but love & happiness in the future!

The great vendors who helped make this special day happen (though it couldn’t have happened without all of Mel’s hard work!)

Dress: Oleg Cassini, David’s Bridal

Hair: Giovanni Cudia (Salon Marc Harris/Sports Club LA)

Makeup: Beauty Couture by Jenelle

Tux: Men’s Warehouse Tux

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay, from The Bridal Galleria

Ceremony Venue: Lynch Park, Beverly MA

Reception Venue: The Salem Waterfront Hotel, Salem MA

Cake: D’Amicis Bakery

Flowers: Flowers by Darlene

DJ: Holla Productions

Rolls Royce: Ludwig Limousine

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