WORDS: ERIN FARREN | PHOTOGRAPHS: ROBERTO FARREN
Welcome back for Part 2 of Chris and Brigitte’s recent wedding at Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port on Cape Cod. Click here for Part 1.
Chris and Brigitte had obviously taken great care with the details of the wedding reception, and everything from the Antique window frames that were used as a seating chart to the red and white take-away candy buffet looked amazing.
Instead of a guest book, friends and families wrote their wishes for the couple on postcards and “mailed” them in an old-fashioned lobster trap. The postcards, which contained images from Roberto’s landscape photography collection and featured urban landscapes of Boston and Cambridge and coastal shots from throughout the Cape, were also used as wedding favors for guests.
Early in Part 1, I mentioned that this wedding in particular had me feeling particularly teary at times, and it was Chris’ speech that snuck up and got me, when I was supposed to be in the next room scouting for detail shots. He spoke with such love and humor about Brigitte, and their parents, families and friends. Chris and Brigitte currently live away from both of their families in Switzerland, and Roberto and I have both lived far away from our families over the course of our relationship, so I related very closely to Chris’s heartfelt words, as they reflected a lot of my relationship with Roberto. He spoke so beautifully about his love for Brigitte and about his gratitude for the trust that both of their families had granted them to take care of each other when they made the decision to move abroad, that I found myself getting simultaneously smiley and blurry. I’m sure this confused the extremely efficient and helpful wait staff at Wychmere, but alas, it was a lovely speech, and I certainly wasn’t the only one that was searching blindly for a tissue by the end of it.
Tears aside, it was time for a fantastic meal followed soon by some fantastic dancing. Chris and Brigitte put together a wonderful playlist, and friends and family alike were soon getting down on the dancefloor, which overlooked Wychmere Harbor and the impressive sailboats docked within.
After the reception finished, there was one last set of shots to get… We snagged the newlyweds for a few more portraits in the dunes, and then joined the rest of the wedding party as they walked down the beach towards the hotel. The setting sun provided some great light, and the photos of the group strolling along the shore looked much more like a magazine photo shoot than the last shots of the day for a wedding. We hope that you all had a great time celebrating well into the night, and congratulations Chris and Brigitte!
If you are planning your New England wedding day at Wychmere Beach Club or any other location either on the Cape or back up in Boston then don’t hesitate to drop Roberto an e-mail to see about coverage for your big day!