If I had to sum up Kathleen and Kyle's sweet Lake Pearl Wrentham wedding in just a few words...Fun, authentic, and personalized, would come to mind. This adorable couple really rocked their local wedding and they had such a blast. Realizing in our initial meeting that we recognized each other from back in grade school, we laughed about how much has changed since our younger years of wearing our plaid pleated uniforms. Kathleen and Kyle were married in our local church -Sacred Heart Church, where she is is an active parishioner who actual sings as a Canter. I knew right away this wedding was going to be super special.
Their day began at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Franklin. My second shooter Jeff and I arrived early to capture some fun getting ready shots of Kathleen and her girls, and Kyle and his guys. My first thought when I was introduced to all of Kathleen's Brides Maids was... " This is a fun group!". The girls all matched in their silky blue robes, and Kathleen looked absolutely adorable in her robe and veil.
Kyle sent a few of his groomsmen down from his room with a surprise for Kathleen. She opened the letter written by Kyle and almost laughed out loud and teared up as she got to the good stuff! She was so surprised when she opened the gift that came along with the letter, inside was a beautiful ring from Tiffany and Co. Good Job Kyle!!
Soon it was time to get Kathleen in her dress, her Maid of Honor, Leigh Pierson, her Matron of Honor, Colleen Lunter and her Mother all helped her into the dress. I love the lace details and the corset back featured on her gown.
While I love the pretty details and the fun of a wedding day these are the moments I live for, the unplanned and candid moments like when Kathleen's dad walked into the room and completely melted! This was the best surprise first look with dad ever!
Kathleen has a such a timeless look about her. The combination of her veil with its delicate trim details, and her gorgeous hydrangea and Delphinium bouquet designed by Farrah Perl from Golden Gate Studios was truly breath taking.
While the girls were all having their fun Kyle and his groomsmen were in a room close by having some fun of their own. After Kyle opened his gift of Johnny Walker Blue Label Whiskey that Kathleen had personalized for him, the boys all toasted to the happy day before heading out the door.
Kathleen arrived to Sacred Heart Church in North Attleboro, and stepped out in style. She was immediately greeted by Father Dave Costa at the door, Father was so excited to see her, he gave her a great big hug. The church was packed and the energy was electric. Minutes away from walking down the aisle to see Kyle, Kathleen was beaming.
Kyle smiled as he saw his bride walking towards him and cheerfully shook her Dad's hand as they approached the end of the aisle.
The happiness shared between Kathleen and Kyle was contagious and spread throughout the church, their ceremony was a gleeful one and every guest was actively participating. Father Dave asked each of the guests to extend their hands in a blessing as the entire church blessed the marriage of Kathleen and Kyle.
I have to give some serious props to Kathleen who had the courage to get up and sing in front of all of their family and friends. Proud smiles and impressed looks spread across the guests faces as Kathleen shared her beautiful gift with the whole church. Quite possible one of my favorite moments in the day, was when all the attention was on Kathleen, Kyle smiled so sweetly at his bride with a look of complete pride, like "thats my girl!".
The bridal party and immediate family members joined the Bride and groom with Father Dave and Deacon Joe on the front patio outside the church doors for a quick picture before heading to Lake Pearl.
The weather was absolutely perfect and Kathleen and Kyle had some fun taking photos outside in the gardens of Lake Pearl.
After we finished with family and bridal party photos we jumped in a golf cart and headed down to the beautiful boat house that Lake Pearl recently updated, located right on their beach.
The lighting was so soft and romantic I couldn't get enough!
Kyle held Kathleen's hand as they walked out to the edge of the dock, and they shared an intimate moment together as they looked out over Lake Pearl.
Hues of blue popped in their decor in the main ballroom. They had little personal touches every where. Their cake designed by Montilio's was absolutely gorgeous.
Inside the guests were enjoying cocktail hour as we finished with bridal portraits.
Kathleen and Kyle set the tone for the evening when they came in to the ballroom with incredible energy and shared their first dance to Justin Timberlake's "Mirror". You know it's going to be a fun night when your couples first dance song is JT!!
Before the end of the song DJ Patrick Lally from South Shore Entertainment called out for all the guests to join them on the dance floor.
Kyle's Best Man and older brother Derek Filipe got up to speak first, followed by Colleen and Leigh, they each spoke so fondly of the couple that it was hard not to smile along as you listened. Father Dave even said a few words as he shared his blessing before the meal.
As you know for me, Dinner time is bling time... and I love to play with the rings! While Kathleen and Kyle sat down and enjoyed their first meal as husband and wife, I borrowed their rings and headed straight for a glittery "love" sign that I had spotted earlier in the day. I love the way this ring shot sparkles.
Before kicking off an evening of dancing, Kathleen and Kyle cut their beautiful cake, and shared a special moment with their parents on the dance floor.
Next DJ Patrick Lally kicked it up a notch and the dance floor immediately filled with guests. Kathleen and Kyle certainly have a fun group of friends... the dance floor was packed for the remainder of the evening!
The party was still going strong as it was time for me to say my goodbyes to the bride and groom, I thanked Kathleen and Kyle and gave them each a big hug! What a night!!! Kathleen and Kyle you guys are rockstars!!!