I’m realizing as I write these review posts that maybe our year was even crazier than I’d fully comprehended.
July was among the craziest months, and it kicked off with 3 weddings in 3 different states in the space of 6 days.
First up was Jaime & Brendan (who you may remember from their I Love Us film in the first part of the year’s review) who were married on July 3rd at Wychmere on Cape Cod. Certainly our first ever Tuesday wedding, but there’s something about weddings around major holidays that has an extra zing. And who wouldn’t enjoy being around this many adorable Kentucky accents?
That weekend we had a double-header that kicked off with Stephanie & Alan, at Blithewold Manor in Bristol, RI. We love Stephanie & Alan. You’d be hard pressed to find a couple as engaged with our process and downright fun to work with. And that first dance? Epic. Just… epic. And working once more with the indefatigable Zev Fisher was a welcome bonus.
The very next day we headed up to the beautiful Maine coast for Lauren & Erick’s astounding wedding. I don’t think we’ve ever met a bride who put as much thought, time and attention into the details of her wedding as Lauren. She’s a DIY rock-star and her touches made their intimate wedding truly magical.
And then… Shruti & Rishi happened. We knew it was going to be fun when they told us they wanted their trailer to be Bollywood meets Scorsese, and we knew were going to have to pull out all the stops. But nothing can quite prepare you for the full-on majesty of three days of Indian wedding celebration. The colors, the dancing, the food, the rituals… even though this trailer is one of our favorites of the year (and our second-most viewed of the year with a shade over 4000 views as I write), I’m not sure we even captured the full extent of how great this wedding was.
Our last wedding of the month was Alex & Ryan – another awesome couple (how did we get so lucky with the awesome couples this year?) and a great wedding. A Romanian Orthodox ceremony followed by an ultra-chic city reception at the Seaport.
And to top it all off, we closed out the month with a visit to Cape Cod for the Woods Hole Film Festival, where 24 Hours At The South Street Diner was an official selection. And to our surprise, the granddaughter of one of the diner’s original owners was there to check out the movie and say hello. We extended our stay a little beyond the screening to watch other movies and catch up on our R&R. Bliss.
Next up, August!