Beatrice and Aymeric were married on August 20th, with a ceremony at St. James Summer Chapel in Prout’s Neck and a reception at a private home down the street.
Beatrice and I went to the same high school just a year apart, and I got to reconnect with her at Talley and Zach’s wedding a few years ago, so I was so excited to see her again at her own wedding!
Bea and Aymeric met in a pub in London and saw each other across the room, but neither of them approached each other. For the next few nights, Aymeric returned to the pub, hoping each night to run into Bea. Finally, after about five nights of this, she reappeared, and he made sure to strike up a conversation so he wouldn’t let her slip away again!
Before the wedding had even started, it was clear that the day was about a coming together for so many people—especially because so many of the guests had come from out of town and out of the country.
The paper suite, designed by Cheree Berry, was gorgeous, and there were separate invitations for all the various events throughout the weekend.
The morning of the wedding, Bea’s sister and mother helped her don her beautiful gown, and we had plenty of time to get some gorgeous portraits of Bea and her family.
Bea’s gown was embellished with this lace detail.
From there, Bea’s mom walked down with me to the church, and so I was able to capture such a sweet moment when her granddaughter arrived—and then once we were there, nieces and cousins helped to welcome people to the wood-lined chapel before Bea arrived by golf cart.
During the ceremony, I was stationed at the back, but I was able to get some lovely shots right down the aisle.
I especially love this adorable moment when Bea’s niece reminded her brother that he needed to be quiet.
After the ceremony, we all paraded back to the house led by a bagpiper.
The parade was really a highlight—there is such energy right after the ceremony, and the beautiful music filtered through the air and felt so celebratory.
The bagpiper was a bit loud for some and the kids scattered as soon as their pictures were taken! The luncheon was hosted by Bea’s Aunt and Uncle at their home on the ocean.
Once all the guests were seated, Bea and Aymeric snuck away with me next door to her parent’s house for some portraits of just the two of them.
After the luncheon everyone had a rest and then we met up again a few hours later to ride in a golf cart to the beach for some more portraits. Aymeric looked dapper in his evening wear, and Bea had removed the lace overlay for her new look.
Bea and Aymeric had focused their guest list to only family, so I was able to capture everyone that came—including pictures of both sets of parents
Then, it was time for the reception party as guests filed in on the spectacular sunny evening.
The tent looked stunning with tall floral arrangements throughout.
During the party, Bea’s father kicked off the evening with a spirited welcome, and then Aymeric toasted his new bride and told the story of how they met.
After that, Ward Marston and his band kicked off an evening of timeless and classic jazz that had everyone—including the kids—out on the dance floor. It was so fun to see even the littlest ones out and dancing with their families! It really put a smile on everyone’s faces. The whole thing under the tent and surrounded by the ocean felt almost Gatsby-esque.
Bea and her dad are very close, and I just love the expressions on their faces in this image and the pride he clearly feels to be dancing with his stunning daughter.
The kids showed up right as the music got going and proceeded to tear up the dance floor!
Guests went home with small flashlights and these adorable matches.
Beatrice & Aymeric, it was such a pleasure to be there for the whole weekend and spend time with your families. I wish you both nothing but the best! Congratulations!
Caterer:: A Catered Affair
Floral Design & Event Planning:: Beautiful Days
Band:: Ward Marston
Bea’s Dress:: Carolina Herrera
Hair:: Akari Salon
Makeup:: Jane Sincere
Paper Suite:: Cheree Berry
Tent:: Sperry Tents