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Ryan + Kirk — Essex Conference Center and Retreat Wedding Details – xo, CoCo

 

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Let’s just take a look at how beautiful this spot is. The Essex Conference Center and Retreat is a fabulous North Shore hidden gem, filled with fabulous scenery, outdoor sculptures, lily ponds, oh my! Not to mention all of the hard work Kirk and Ryan and their friends put into their amazingly colorful diy details, feast your eyes!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

I can’t even handle this beautiful arbor covered in paper flowers.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

They transformed the tent into a colorful oasis, filled with gummy bears, wild flowers and neon.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

I brought along my Canonet QL17 35mm rangefinder and shot some snapshots on Fuji 400H color film.

Colorful Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

And you know Vince, my second shooter, and I had to test out the light a bit… Aren’t we pretty?

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Ok back to the good stuff! When we arrived, the boys were working on individual messages to each and every guest, including me and Vince., how sweet?! Also shot on Fuji 400H color 35mm film.

Colorful Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Details and portraits from Vince.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Our mascots for the day.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Shot on Fuji 400H color 35mm film during the most wonderful heartfelt ceremony ever.

Colorful Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

And a wide shot, such a beautiful scene!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

A couple more details shot on Fuji 400H color 35mm film.

Colorful Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

This ketubah was handmade meticulously by one of their best friends, it was beautiful.

Colorful Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Not to mention their beautiful art deco rings designed by a family member!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and RetreatColorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

One more on Fuji 400H film, don’t you love the “Summer Camp” feel?

Colorful Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Such a fabulous night!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

And Vince and I got our own dance party with our favorite grooms! Hahaha!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

And the boys rocked it in short shorts all night long.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

We mostly have Ryan, Kirk, and their dedicated friends and family for all the fabulous details, but they did get some help from these fine folks:

Venue:  Essex Conference and Retreat Center

Pretzels:  Swiss Bakers

Ryan’s Bow Tie:  CCADesign

Kirk’s Bow Tie: Southern Gent Bow Ties

Dog Bow Ties and Leashes:  The Kozie Canine

Photography: CoCo Boardman for Krista Photography

Second shooter: Vince Schaefer

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Comments
 
Emily says:

Absolutely adore this! The colours are amazing and the guys suits look very dapper! Excellent!!!

Thank you so much Emily, I LOVE your site! :)

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