Monday, June 18, 2012

Sarah's Wedding

This weekend was a very exciting one. One Sunday, June 17, 2012, my good friend, Sarah got married! 

The wedding was at a lovely place called Independence Harbor in Assonet Massachusetts. 

The wedding was at eleven in the morning. Seth and I decided to drive down the day-of to save money on a hotel. It was a little over a two hour drive. I was in the wedding party, so we we wanted to get there early. 

We had a smooth drive and made it there before the bride, so I got to go in and wait with the rest of the bridal party. Sarah arrived shortly thereafter and got dressed and coordinated. 

Before the wedding, there was a ketubah ceremony. In the Jewish religion, the ketubah is signed before the ceremony and serves as your marriage license and contract. 

Sarah and her (now) husband, Garrett, had a beautiful ketubah designed. They also got a "travel" copy to take with them at all times.

Following the ketubah signing, we were ready to go! The ceremony was outside, and it could not have been a more perfect day for it. Here we are processing holding the chuppah.

Next came the bride with both parents, again in keeping with Jewish tradition. I loved that Sarah had a traditional Jewish wedding! The ceremony went off beautifully. The couple both wrote their own vows, which was very moving. 

After the ceremony, the wedding party hung around outside.

Sarah and Garrett took some individual pictures with the photographer.

We then took some group shoots. Then went in to join the end of the cocktail hour.

The reception was a lot of fun. Good food and dancing. One stand-out thing was Sarah's cake, which was Narnia themed. The cake was both beautiful and delicious.

The reception wrapped up around four o'clock. A bunch of us, jumped in our cars to make the hour and forty minute drive north from Assonet to Salisbury Beach where Sarah had invited us to spend the night at her family's beach house. We were going to continue the festivities with a more intimate group.

This was my first time visiting the beach house. I had heard so many great things about it, and I was very excited. It did not disappoint. The house was right on the beach. You literally walked out the back door, up a very short path and were on the ocean.

Sarah and Garrett's photographer came to take some pictures of the two of them on the beach. They had gotten engaged here, so it seemed perfect to have some wedding pictures on the beach as well.

We stayed up fairly late socializing and having a great time. It was such a wonderful way to celebrate Sarah and Garrett's marriage. I am so excited for them and wish them the best of luck!

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