April 20, 2012

Mystic Seaport Wedding: Dennis & Marie

She sat in the bridal suite and reminded herself to breathe. To breathe in the day and to soak it all in. The minutes were passing faster now, and she knew that soon it would be time to go. So she adjusted the curls as they fell across her face, and watched the flowers being tied on. And when she felt like she was being placed too much at the center of attention, she thanked every single other person in the room. Twice. Just to make sure that we all felt welcome. That we all felt loved. Because that’s the kind of girl Marie is.

He stood at the end of a long pier and squinted against the midday sun. And maybe, just maybe, just for a second he closed his eyes altogether. Just to be able to soak it all in. The minutes dragged on for what seemed like forever. So he adjusted his tie and the cufflinks she bought him. And when he felt like he couldn’t wait another single second, he asked if she was behind him yet. Twice. Just to make sure he was the first one to tell her no one had ever been so beautiful. No one had ever been so loved. And that he was going to love her for the rest of his life. Because that’s the kind of girl Marie is.

The kind that you love forever.

Married: Dennis & Marie

Dennis & Marie were married on an absolutely perfect day in the Mystic Seaport. Where the only thing more perfect than the light, was the way these two absolutely lit up when they saw each other. These guys first met at NYU when Dennis was just a film student, and now he’s a big time director working on projects with just a few people you might have heard of (oh y’know, MJ, Mariah, Matchbox ….no biggie :) So they made sure to pay honor to that and plan the perfect day, complete with tables named after their favorite movies and directors clapboards on top of the cupcakes. D&M we cannot thank you enough for bringing us in as your photographers, but treating us like family. Between your friends, your family, your parents, the amazing team you put together and you guys, we have never been treated better. We are so honored to call you clients, and now so incredibly lucky to call you friends. Call me if you need someone to hold a fan on Rob Thomas! :)

So much love,

Dress: Saja
Veil: Bridal Veil Falls NYC
Venue: Latitude 41, Mystic Seaport CT
Coordinator: Alyson Devaney of Coastal Gourmet
Caterer: Coastal Gourmet
Blooms: Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design
Beauty: Yuko Makeup NYC
Sound: DJ Doug of PowerPosse
Photography: Justin & Mary

  1. Dominique

    Sigh, love it all! Great feel to these images.

  2. Deborah Zoe

    ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I love everything about this wedding and how you captured it:)!

  3. Jennifer Bacchiocchi

    Wow! Just gorgeous.

  4. molly

    stunning. just stunning.

  5. Katelyn James

    you should probably send this to SMP right NOW :) beautiful!

  6. Laura Pedrino

    These photos are beautiful! Great job you guys :)

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  8. caitlin elizabeth

    ok, so i typed out a HUGE LONG COMMENT and then hit ‘cancel’ instead of ‘save comment’ – FAIL. the gist of what i gushed about before: ADORE the tones/softness/wholesomeness of this couple/wedding/photographs – i think these are some of the most beautiful photos i’ve ever seen!! THANK YOU for sharing. also: HOW ATTRACTIVE ARE THEY?!?!?!?!?! and that dress!!!! GAH!!!! i die!!!!!

  9. Linda Atwood

    Wonderful dress…perfect! I love seeing a beautiful dress that is not strapless.

  10. Emilia Jane

    So absolutely beautiful! As this came through my google reader feed I hadn’t looked at the title or read the top but I knew by the third picture that it was you. I love that feeling. Of course then I scrolled back up and clicked to open and read it here. And really read. Mary your writing is so beautiful. Love you all!

  11. Stephen

    This is just so very, very pretty!

  12. Gabby / En Route Photography

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  13. Girish

    Absolutely wonderful shots those.

  14. Katie

    I don’t know how much longer I am going to be able to read your wedding blog posts while I am pregnant! They continue to make me tear up! Lovely photos, lovely story, lovely way with words as always. <3

  15. Maggie Fortson

    Beautiful wedding. The emotion was captured perfectly.

  16. Jackie Lamas

    so beautiful!

  17. Jason and Amy

    Wow! I’ll say it backwards. Wow! Beautiful wedding and love that second to last one!

  18. Felicia


  19. Stephanie Stewart

    Utterly eloquent, completely exquisite.

  20. Jennifer DeLaurentis

    These images are breathtaking. You captured the movement of the wind and the light of the day so beautifully, I can almost smell the air! Their story is so beautifully written. I love the image of Marie with the green background, Dennis and Marie kissing outside with the wind in Marie’s veil AND my fave…the passerby POV from the outside as if they were missing out on an amazing event and wanted to go inside to check it out just to be a part of it. Amazing work once again J&M….&J2 :)

  21. Christina Dely

    I adore everything about these!

  22. Rachel McCloud

    Beautiful. :)

  23. Bethany Ann

    LOVE! Wow, I adore how calm, cool, and beautiful these two are. Love their details and how intimate their wedding was. Beautiful!!! :)

  24. Cassandra Eldridge

    Wow, J&M this wedding is so beautiful! My breath was caught in my throat more than once :) …and that little white chapel is all around amazing. xoxo

  25. Kristin

    I love it!

  26. Karie Murray

    lovely! Gorgeous wedding!

  27. Meridith

    I love the one where we are looking through the window at their backs and everyone is looking at them! Such a great perspective.

  28. Jessica

    This is seriously gorgeous. Gold star for Justin & Mary!! ;)

  29. Abby Grace

    Oh Mary, these colors! So beautiful! I switched to Canon for their bold tones and rich hues, but your images’ colors are so true to life that it makes me sort of wish I’d stuck it out with Nikon. BEAUTIFUL!

  30. Emily K

    I am obsessed with your B&W images. I would give an arm and a leg to have my B&Ws look like that! Your color tones are absolutely stunning, too. Amazing work you J&M!!!

  31. Ravyn

    Oh my goodness!! I am IN LOVE with this wedding. Is it weird that I LOVE white wedding shoes? I feel like so many brides have funky colors (which are always fun), but good ol’ white shoes just make me smile! I love the LOVE you captured! Great job, as always!!

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