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!
I can’t even handle this beautiful arbor covered in paper flowers.
They transformed the tent into a colorful oasis, filled with gummy bears, wild flowers and neon.
I brought along my Canonet QL17 35mm rangefinder and shot some snapshots on Fuji 400H color film.
And you know Vince, my second shooter, and I had to test out the light a bit… Aren’t we pretty?
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.
Details and portraits from Vince.
Our mascots for the day.
Shot on Fuji 400H color 35mm film during the most wonderful heartfelt ceremony ever.
And a wide shot, such a beautiful scene!
A couple more details shot on Fuji 400H color 35mm film.
This ketubah was handmade meticulously by one of their best friends, it was beautiful.
Not to mention their beautiful art deco rings designed by a family member!
One more on Fuji 400H film, don’t you love the “Summer Camp” feel?
Such a fabulous night!
And Vince and I got our own dance party with our favorite grooms! Hahaha!
And the boys rocked it in short shorts all night long.
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:
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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