In Greek myth, Narcissus was a beautiful young man who rejected all potential lovers, but then tragically fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Why start a blog like that? Because this is all about Steven–and the simple fact that as beautiful, athletic, sensitive and intelligent as he may be–he is also smart enough to know that Lauren trumps any reflection. Never have I met a man so completely comfortable with himself and so full of self-love that his mere presence is infectious to all around him. Most men could never come close to pulling this off as he can shift between utter machismo and emotionally feminine without skipping a beat. Its takes a special kind of woman to match this stride for stride and Lauren is the perfect fit.
Lauren and Steven chose the magnificent resort at New Seabury and the Popponesset Country Club for their wedding reception. The last time I was here for a wedding 3 groomsmen went skinny dipping in front of all the wedding guests so I was ready for anything this time. Maybe its the salt air but this wedding had an energy that rocked us all night long. I tend to think that the force field that surrounds these two special people could power a small city–as evidenced below. Enjoy. I certainly did.
Julie and Ryan live in Chicago–Julie even works for the Oprah Show–but that didn’t stop them from finding the sweetest and most remote of Cape Cod venues for their little beach wedding, the Chequessett Yacht and Country Club. Complete with lobster and corn, the New England clambake, catered by Chef Joe of Outer Cape Clambake and his gang, was the perfect dinner complement to the gorgeously natural ceremony at the apex of low tide. The little boat house was sparsely decorated with some DIY flair to maintain that rustic Cape feel. Beth O’Rourke of Cape Spin DJ provided the tunes that kept the party going well after the sun set and into the night. In fact we had so much fun with these guys that we accompanied them to Winslow’s Tavern for our ceremonial after wedding Patron tequila nightcap which to my surprise, Julia and Ryan insisted on partaking in our tradition. Cheers to these guys and their incredible friends and family.
Many thanks to my very helpful and knowledgable second camera, Zac Wolf, and to Brynmore Williams for testing out his DSLR video production with us for this and future ventures.
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