I met Matt 10 years ago (!) in West Virginia working at Camp Sandy Cove. That summer, I also met Matt’s sister and we became quick friends (and roommates) – a friendship that still continues to this day! (You’ve seen her here before, as well as Matt and their sister Liz too)
I also met Jocelyn 5 years ago (how has it been that long already?!) when we both worked as leaders to middle school girls groups at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA. Now Jocelyn is the one in charge of the middle school program!
So, when I heard that Matt and Jocelyn were dating, I knew that Matt would be wise to hang on to her – and I’m so glad he realized it too! David and I were super-excited when they asked us to be a part of their big day; we knew it would be a blast with these two!
We started the day at Jocelyn’s parents house where she got ready. We arrived a bit early (and beat the bride, sisters and mom there!) and dad was able to get the dress and shoes for us to photograph while we waited. It was so nice to have some leisurely time to be creative and try new things. What a beautiful place to capture these images! I fell in love with this chair too (really, if it disappears, I know nothing about it!), you’ll see it in several of the photographs here.
When Jocelyn and the rest of the girls arrived from getting their hair and makeup done, she quickly got in her dress and we were able to capture some images of this beauty!
Then, we rushed over to Matt’s parents’ house in Lincoln where we were able to get some images of the guys in their new(ish) library on the upper floor. This is absolutely my favorite room in any house that I know – it is beautiful and full of glorious light.
On to The Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA for the ceremony and reception. It was a brisk, windy spring day, so both of these were at the carriage house instead of in the garden on the property, which given the temperature, I’m certain all the guests were happy about. Everything about this location is lovely and I’m so glad we were able to capture just a glimpse of the beauty! The ceremony was such an intimate experience and seemed so ethereal in this quaint space.
After the beautiful ceremony (performed by Jocelyn’s mother and father), we snuck away into the cold, windy yard for a few group shots while they cleared out the carriage house for the reception. The reception was right up our alley with a burger bar (catered by Boston Cafe and Catering) and delicious chocolate cake and an ice cream bar to boot.
And, since the wedding day was so cold and windy, we didn’t get any alone time with the new couple outside – so we all met again at the Estate a few weeks later to capture some more shots.