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

 

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

 

Here we go folks, behold, the most adorable couple you have ever seen. Ryan, right, and Kirk, left, are two of the happiest most enjoyable people to be around I have ever known. True to form their wedding was insanely colorful, emotional, beautiful in more ways than I can count, and altogether amazing. I don’t know if I’ve ever cried so much in my life, except at my own sister’s wedding! But more on that later, let’s start out with the boys as they got ready, surrounded by their bridal party, consisting of their family members and best friends in the world.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

As always, there was a bit of bow tie drama, but these guys know what they are doing.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

The dogs weren’t impressed… where are the treats y’all?

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

I mean, those colors. Have you SEEN a better looking couple?!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

We took a little tour of the grounds at the Essex Conference Center and Retreat, it was SUCH a gorgeous day, and this place is an amazing hidden gem, I LOVED shooting there.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

The fabulous Vince Schaefer was my second shooter for the day, he grabbed this shot, so pretty!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Vince also set the boys up over here by the firepit, killing me.

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

Just can’t get over that light!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Then it was time for the best group photos ever!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Hurry up, finish your vows Ryan!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Everyone needed a little liquid courage before the ceremony.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Wait for it…

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

And away we go! To ABBA no less…

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Commence the best wedding ceremony ever, first Kirk sang Ryan a song.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Then there were dramatic readings of their first emails to each other.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Then a sweet surprise poem.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Then the most beautiful vows ever.

Colorful Essex Conference Center and Retreat Wedding

And LOTS more crying.

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

Ryan’s brother jumping, Vince shooting, I can’t even…

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Peekaboo!

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

The boys mingled for a while…

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

…then we snuck away for a few more portraits at golden hour. Can’t you just FEEL the happy?

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Goofs.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

I could barely hold it together during their toasts.

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

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Then it was short shorts time. These guys know how to party.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

 Little brother, All-star DJ.

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

Colorful Same Sex Wedding at Essex Conference Center and Retreat

 

Ryan and Kirk, you KILLED IT, guys. I’ve never felt so lucky to witness a wedding. Thank you for finding me, for choosing me, for being so honest, so happy, SO in love and wonderful and for having the best party EVER. I love ya! Stay tuned for their crazy colorful diy details and see even more on Facebook!

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