Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rockstar Couple: Julie & John's Jazz-cool wedding at The Lyceum [Salem, MA]

We freakin' love these two. Great sense of humor and as easy-going as they come, Julie and John have some swagger and their classy, jazzy wedding matched that swagger perfectly.

We first met them last summer at their engagement session where The Great Ant Incident happened.

Julie & John

They delighted us by opting for The First Look on their big day (our next blog post will be all about the First Look, for those of you unfamiliar with this new take on tradition) in their room at the adorable Salem Inn.

Julie & John

Julie & John - The First Look

Julie & John - The First Look

Julie & John - The First Look

Julie & John - The First Look

From there we walked down the road and spotted a garden humorously similar to where we shot their e-session. We had some fun playing in the warm, setting sunlight.

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

How beautiful did she look? Seriously.

Julie & John

And the shoes...so great...

Julie & John

I took this when we joined the boys to heckle them as John did his GQ thing for James...not a competition-winning composition but I just love her smile.

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

They held their ceremony and reception in the recently renovated The Lyceum Restaurant in Salem, MA and were married by Julie's adorb friend, Nicole. I took about 20 photos of her because she was so cute and always smiling.

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John (Salem, MA)

I don't know why but I love the walking-away-officially-married shot, it's so...triumphant. Like YEAH WE DID THIS THING!!

Julie & John

Everything was warm, elegant and decidedly cool...like Sinatra cool. They had a live band, Back Bay Rythmn Makers, who missed no opportunity to grin at my camera and kept the dance floor swinging right up until we left.

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

The upstairs of the Lyceum is split into two areas, the dark wooded and high-beamed dance room where finger food and dancing gave a very jazz lounge kind of feel and the dining room which was a lighter, more social atmosphere. The latter held more food, a hysterical slideshow of baby photos and cheerful shots of the smiling couple. The real gem in the social room though was the photobooth done by Seemonkey. You might recall us invading the booth.

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John - Photobooth by Seemonkey

Julie & John - Photobooth by Seemonkey

(guests got to take home copies of their booth photos as favors!)

Julie & John

Julie & John

Julie & John

And then there was the butter thing. Apparently Julie began this tradition with her girlfriends that at each other their weddings, the others would have to knock back one pat of butter in its entirety...making for the greatest wedding triptych ever.

Julie & John - The Butter Tradition

See? Great sense of humor. I love our clients.

Thank you, Julie and John for allowing us to document your marriage and invade your photobook. James and I hope the laughter between you lasts a lifetime.