Wedding Weekend in Massachusetts

And… we’re back.  What a whirlwind of a weekend!  Faye & Mike had a gorgeous wedding and are off to Cabo, Mexico tomorrow – Adios Amantes (lovers)!  I managed to hold it together for the wedding and didn’t cry too much – just a little. 🙂  Adam made a splash on the dance floor (as expected) with his slick moves… and the weekend went off without a hitch!

Before I get into the wedding details… let’s catch up on the 365 Project:

Photo 167 out of 365 – “Mailboxes”

"Mailboxes" - Settings: ISO 3200, f/1.4, 1/20 sec, 50mm lens

I took this on Thursday night outside my parents’ house in Westborough… I like how the row of mailboxes is illuminated from the streetlight above – but you can still tell how dark and quiet it is out there in the country at night.  Quite a contrast from what it looks like at 10pm in the East Village!

Photo 168 out of 365 – “Papa”

"Papa" - Settings: ISO 200, f/2.5, 1/50 sec, 50mm lens

This here is my grandfather – otherwise known as “Papa”.  I took this photo during breakfast on Friday morning at the South Street Diner in Westborough.  Papa treated Adam and me to a yummy diner breakfast, and though he resisted when I took out my camera, I managed to get this shot of him and I LOVE it!! He’s got such friendly blue eyes and a wise old face – with so much depth and character.  We spent much of our breakfast talking about photography – as my grandfather is an award-winning photographer – mostly nature and still life photography. I like to think I inherited some of his artistic genes.

Photo 169 out of 365 – “The Party’s Over”

"The Party's Over" - Settings: ISO 1600, f/3.2, 1/60 sec, 50mm lens

This is Faye’s wedding dress… on the floor of her hotel room after the wedding was over.     In typical Faye fashion, she was out of her binding, heavy, hot dress and into comfy clothes within about five minutes after the conclusion of the wedding. That’s my girl!

Photo 170 out of 365 – “Rein’s Deli”

"Rein's Deli" - Settings: ISO 1600, f/5, 1/80 sec, 50mm lens

On the way driving back from Massachusetts, Adam and I stopped for lunch at Rein’s New York Style Deli.  Stopping at Rein’s on the way to and from NY has been a tradition in my family since I was a little child.  It is located right off Route 84 in Vernon, CT, which is a little over an hour from my house in Westborough.  Rein’s has been around since 1972 and dishes out Jewish deli food seven days a week, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year!  In classic Adam and Nell style – I ordered the famous mushroom lentil soup with a half corned beef sandwich on Rye, he ordered the matzo ball soup with a half pastrami sandwich on Rye and we split a side order of potato pancakes with apple sauce AND sour cream.  That way we were able to taste everything. 🙂

Now – here are some of my favorite photos from the wedding weekend:

The bride & groom at the rehearsal dinner with awesome MA foliage in the background

The bride & her bridesmaids (Erin, Steph & me with Faye in the middle)

The happy couple leaving the rehearsal dinner

The rehearsal dinner was held at a lovely restaurant in Sudbury, MA called Bullfinch’s.  It was an intimate dinner with just the bridal party and immediate family and the food was delish!  We had a wonderful Autumn pumpkin soup and a salad with goat cheese to start.  For our dinner, Adam and I shared chicken marsala and braised short ribs and then for dessert we split the sorbet and the molten chocolate lava cake.  YUM.

After dinner, we went back and had a little after-party in our private wedding hospitality suite.  Mike (the groom) made a jack-o-lantern out of one of the mini pumpkins that decorated the hotel room.  Then Adam scooped out the seeds and baked them for the rest of us to enjoy.  He used the hotel suite oven that probably had never been used before, which smelled like chemicals, but the pumpkin seeds came out delicious and made for a fabulous midnight snack.   We then proceeded to take a bunch of ridiculous pictures… this lovely one of Mike being one of my favorites.

Groom reflecting... his last day as a single man... in a shower cap

Saturday was a day of beauty!  Faye’s parents own a salon in Westborough, the town we all grew up in.  At ten in the morning, we all zipped over to the salon to get our hair and makeup done.  It was all the bridesmaids, Faye, her grandmother, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom.  Here is Faye leaving the salon all decked out in her veil and bridal flip flops, which compliment her jean shorts and button-down quite nicely.

Faye leaving the salon on the morning of the wedding

Then it was time for the wedding!  After a couple hours of getting dressed and taking pictures, we all hung out in the bridal suite and drank champagne while the guests were being seated for the ceremony.

Faye and me... moments before go time

And… then Faye & Mike got married!  With Faye’s brother Maxwell leading the ceremony – it was a family affair.

Faye and her dad... walking down the aisle

And... they're married! Awww yeah!!

Then… we partied.

Erin, Adam, Jessie, Maxwell and Jess - partying it up on the dance floor

Cheers Mike & Faye!!  I love you guys… here’s to a lifetime of happiness together – starting with your honeymoon in Mexico tomorrow!


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