Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to be invited to capture some memories for Carolyn and Bob's wedding. They decided to hold their ceremony and celebration at the House of Brews here in Stoughton, an absolutely wonderful venue for a small, intimate, winter wedding. It was the perfect place for Bob and Carolyn to begin the next phase of their relationship. If you have never been to the House of Brews, then do yourself a favor and check it out sometime for a drink or an appetizer (not necessarily for a wedding, that was a rather unique occurrence). It has a very warm and cozy atmosphere to it. With a fireplace and a few couches artfully arranged in distinct seating arrangements, it gives the feeling of having a drink in your own living room. Well maybe not my living room, the House of Brews is much more stylish than my living room ever thought about being!. Guests started arriving about a half an hour before the ceremony was scheduled to begin so there was plenty of picture taking opportunities prior to the official event.
There were a great many interactions and re-connections going on while we waited which made the time just fly by.
Bob's son, John performed the ceremony and he took his duties quite seriously. Before the ceremony even got started, he was taking care of his dad and making sure that he looked perfect for the occasion.
It was a beautiful ceremony, John did a fabulous job, he was quite funny and entertaining and he made sure that everyone was engaged and absorbed in the proceedings. In addition to Bob's son performing the ceremony, the couple also enlisted the help of Carolyn's niece to stand up for them. She was also in charge of the rings and the bouquets and passing out favors later in the day, quite the multi-tasker! By the way, you may recognize her from Sammy's blog post last fall, Sammy is her older sister (as is Katie, another one of my seniors).
After dinner, we made sure to take some more shots including one of the groom with the bouquet and one of the bride's mother with all of her grandchildren. And of course, one of the new Mr. & Mrs.
And then it was time for the toast. Carolyn's youngest son was responsible for the toast and he did a fantastic job. I imagine that the goal of any toast is to produce some laughter as well as at least a lump in the throat, if not actual tears. After looking through the pictures, I think that it is fair for me to say that he achieved both of these goals magnificently!
Then it was on to the cake cutting. I think that maybe the bride and groom wanted to make more of a ceremony out of the cake cutting but one bite of the cake and they got derailed, the cake was that good. According to the happy couple, the only thing that surpassed the beauty of the cake was how delicious it tasted!
After the cake cutting, it was time for some group pictures including some family ones, friend ones and of course, one with the owners of the House of Brews and then it was time to call it a day. A joyous, memorable and fun-filled day at that.
Every day, the House of Brews features "Today's Thought". On Saturday, it was on the wall right above the cake and I think it is the perfect thought with which to end this post:
Congratulations, Carolyn and Bob, thank you so much for allowing me to help you capture some of the moments of your wedding day. It was so special to witness your family and friends blending together. I wish you many, many years of joy and happiness together. Please click here if you would like to see the rest of the new Mr. and Mrs. Lee's pictures.