Castle Hill Wedding | Vanessa + Mike

I don't know what it is about Vanessa and Mike but one thing is for sure...every time we get together, amazing things happen.  It all started on the coldest night of the year when they drove to Boston from New York City to meet over cocktails and talk about their wedding day.  And from the moment we met, we all hit it off and I began an incredible journey that began by documenting landmark moments in their life but over the last seven months has developed into a deep friendship with no end in sight.  

When Vanessa and Mike's wedding day finally arrived I found myself more anxious than usual.  Not because I was nervous or that I was worried I wouldn't live up to their expectations as a photographer.  It wasn't that at all.  I was anxious simply because I was excited to see them.  I was excited to be a part of something so incredible that I'm struggling now to put into words.  I couldn't wait to be right alongside as Vanessa read Mike's letter, surprising her with a honeymoon to Croatia, or fleeting moments like Mike grasping his fathers hand exiting the ceremony and seeing their faces so full of pride. I was excited to see Vanessa and Mike with their daughter Olivia and to bear witness as she was baptized and held high in the air like a scene out of The Lion King.  But most of all I was excited to be welcomed in to their amazing family, knowing that this is only the beginning of our journey together.

Vanessa and Mike - I don't even know where to begin or how to thank you enough for the love you've shown me since meeting only seven short months ago.  I feel as though we've known each other forever and it's only now that our souls have re-connected.  You reserve a special place in my heart and I am so excited to see where this life takes you and the things you will accomplish together.  You're truly one of a kind.


Additional Wedding Info:

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Wavelengths Salon
Flowers:  Toni Chandler Florals
Planner:  Molly Emond | Castle Hill
Location:  Castle Hill Inn
Caterer:  Castle Hill Inn
Desserts:  Momofuku Milk Bar
Entertainment:  Mike Amado | Entertainment Specialists
Photobooth:  Mike Amado
Videographer:  Mike Picard