Alison met Sebastian while he was visiting the US from Germany. Sebastian was interning in Massachusetts and happened to meet Alison one night out in Boston. He was tall and HOT (two things Alison later told her mom when describing the new guy in her life). They dated for several years during which they moved to Australia where they have lived together, they made the trip back to the US to tie the knot! Alison knew she wanted her wedding to be on the water and The Ocean View in Gloucester MA was the perfect venue. It’s an amazing and charming venue right on the water. We are honored to have been able to capture their special day. I loved the flowers! They were gorgeous. Dave Eng’s flowers did a fabulous job for sure. Alison’s adorable niece Harper. I loved her curls & the flower in her hair. She was a little shy, but did a great job walking down the aisle with her mom.I love this ceremony shot, I didn’t even realize there was the seagull in the sky until after I was looking at the photos on the computer. Sebastian was so sweet during the ceremony. He was constantly kissing her hand and shoulder. You can see how much he loves Alison. Alison & her girls Anna & Lisa were gorgeous! The image on the left here is their supermodel pose. They were working it for us during portraits! Love this portrait, so sweet and natural. Drew and I both love this photo. This was one of our sneak peeks on Facebook. Finally the other bridal party was off the rocks and we were able to head over for some amazing portraits of Alison & Sebastian on the rocks near the water. It’s such an amazing place to shoot, we’d love the chance to shoot again at The Ocean View. It’s such a beautiful location for a small and intimate wedding. Alison and Sebastian had their first dance and then went right into dance party with their guests. The energy was amazing, everyone was having a blast and was so happy to have traveled from all over the world for the wedding. There were many toasts from Alison’s Dad, Sebastian’s Dad, Sebastian’s brother Robert, Maid of Honor Lisa, and Sebastian’s two dear friends Justus & Michael. Alison’s Uncle even snuck in a toast. Finally Sebastian ended the toasts by talking a little bit about hie lovely bride. It was really sweet to hear what everyone had to say about Alison & Sebastian. There was a lot of love from everyone and lots of funny stories.
Great Advice for couples who know there will be lots of toasts: Spread them out throughout dinner. Alison had the toasts scheduled between courses so guests had a break & it was perfect. Right before the entree’s were served we stole the couple for a few more photos outside now that the sun had gone down some. I’m glad we were able to grab these photos with the sign on the Ocean View. During dinner it rained briefly and then a rainbow appeared. Drew was able to capture a few shots of it before it disappeared completely. Unfortunately it was during toasts so we couldn’t steal Alison & Sebastian to go outside and grab a few shots with it. After dinner it was time for dancing and Alison & Sebastian and their guests had an awesome time dancing it up. The floor was packed most of the night. Alison & Sebastian, Thanks for allowing us to capture your day. It was an lovely wedding day & we had an amazing time spending the day with you & capturing it.
Wedding Coordinator at the Ocean View Inn: Paul Delvecio
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Lee Aldrich of Salem MA
Bridal Dress Designer: Amanda Garrett www.amandagarrett.com
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Priscilla of Boston www.priscillaofboston.com
Florist: Jackie Eng of Dave Eng’s Florist www.daveeng.com
Bakery: Mirabella Bakery mirabellabakery.com
Photographers: US :) www.mrdrewphotography.com
Band or DJ: Chris Culkeen musicco.com/en/page/artist-details.cfm?idArtist=198
Officiant: Robin Zucker www.flowingforce.com
Ceremony Music: Boston String Ensemble bostonstringensemble.com
Master of Ceremony: The couples good friend, Chris Crea