Chris & Kelly’s Rehearsal Dinner

November 20, 2009

Chris & Kelly’s wedding weekend was a fitting end to my ’09 wedding season. The whole weekend I was embraced as a guest and friend and just caught up in the emotion of the event. The weekend kicked off with the rehearsal at the beautiful Jamesport Meeting House. This was to be either the very first or the second wedding ever held in this beautiful building built in 1731…pretty amazing!

I really enjoy photographing rehearsal dinners because it helps me to really understand the relationships the bride and groom have with their family and friends and meet and get to know the VIPs!!

Kelly’s Sister and sister-in-law greet guests!

It was like a family reunion as everyone arrived at the Meeting House

On the right is Kelly’s Dad and the apple of his eye….his Grandson who feels exactly the same way about his Grandpa!

I love the top image because it illustrates the organized chaos common at a rehearsal….somehow everyone always gets straightened out by the next day 🙂

We continued on to Bedell Vineyards for a wine and cheese celebration to kick off the evening. Chris & Kelly were so thoughtful and bought gifts for all the kids in their bridal party…clearly they were a big hit!

After Bedell we headed over to a private room at the North Fork Table and Inn. The food was incredible and the atmosphere full of warmth and good cheer. Once again I was welcomed in and sat with Kelly’s family….lots of fun 🙂

The toasts were wonderful and really spoke to how giving and love Chris & Kelly are with their family and friends.

Kelly is a caregiver – simple as that. She’s never worried about how she’s doing but always checking in with everyone else. The three kids she cares for gave SUCH sweet and amazing toasts that had everyone in the room wiping their eyes.

Coming up shortly….wedding day!!

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