By | October 18, 2016

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We simply cannot say enough about how much we adore Gabbie & Rob and their gorgeous rustic wedding.  In fact, we had been counting down the days till their wedding since Rob proposed!!!!  Since we were lucky enough to know Rob’s family after becoming friends with Rob’s father, and photographing Rob’s cousin Kathleen’s wedding in 2014, it was EXTRA special for us to celebrate with the Kelly family at Rob & Gabbie’s wedding.  Their engagement session was a ton of fun last year, and walking around Portsmouth with these two love birds made it abundantly clear that these two were inseparable.

On the morning of August 18th, the sun was shining high in the sky…but nothing shone brighter than Gabbie’s smile!  She was just so happy to marry her best friend and not a second passed by while the girls were getting ready where Gabbie wasn’t grinning from ear to ear or busting out a dance move ; )

Our photo and video team met up with Gabbie and her bridesmaids at the Marriott Hotel to capture some of the fun and excitement while everyone got ready for the big day.  Don’t you just adore these fun striped PJs Gabbie bought for all her bridesmaids to wear while getting their hair and makeup done?!rustic wedding1rustic wedding2
Gabbie’s dress was just a dream to look at and she just couldn’t wait to put it on.  Right after we snapped this photo of Gabbie looking at her dress, she turned and exclaimed, “I just want to hug it!!!”  Seriously too cute <3  It was such a joy to photograph Gabbie & Rob’s wedding because everyone was so happy to be there….it was as if the rest of the world disappeared and all that mattered was their love!
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Once we finished up the detail shots, the girls were ready to go. We were seriously in love with their unique, sparkly/lacey dresses. Everyone had their own style and looked absolutely gorgeous.  After grabbing Gabbie’s wedding gown and heading to the lobby, Rob had a surprise waiting for her in the parking lot. Gabbie was greeted by her own personal driver at the door and was surprised by a limo ride to The Barn at Gibbet Hill. Gabbie was beyond excited and had a blast drinking champagne with the girls en route!rustic wedding4
When we arrived at Gibbet Hill, we headed downstairs so Gabbie could put on her beautiful wedding dress. We just love these mirror shots of maid of honor and mother lacing her up.  After a few finishing touches, Gabbie put on her veil and we headed outside for some photos with her bridesmaids before the groomsmen arrived.rustic wedding5
rustic wedding6It was the perfect day for a romantic, rustic wedding and the girls’ rose/gold dresses were sparkling in the summer sun!  It was just the most amazing day…although it was hot, the breeze in the field was just perfect!  The sky was bright blue, the trees and grass were perfectly green…everywhere we turned looked like a painting!rustic wedding7rustic wedding8
After some fun photos (How cute are the girls wearing those sunglasses?!), the girls headed inside to hide from Rob and await the ceremony. Meanwhile, the guys arrived at Gibbet Hill and we captured some nice moments while they finished getting ready. We love this photo of Rob and his dad putting their boutonnières on. And don’t you just love their socks?!rustic wedding9rustic wedding10
Guests started to arrive at the beautiful venue, and the groomsmen were ready for the ceremony. Rob was nothing short of glowing as he watched his beautiful bride walk down the aisle with her brother. The ceremony was full of happy tears and laughter as Gabbie and Rob shared their own heartfelt vows and ended with the perfect first kiss.rustic wedding11rustic wedding12rustic wedding13
After the ceremony, we gathered the wedding party to take some more photos. This wedding party was SO much fun, and they even had some adorable photo ideas themselves! We loved this shot of the girls holding the groom and the boys holding the bride. Gabbie and Rob are such sweet and fun-loving people, it is no surprise that their wedding party was filled with some amazing people!rustic wedding14rustic wedding15rustic wedding16
Once we captured all the wedding party photos that Gabbie and Rob wanted, we took the happy couple aside and took some beautiful shots of these newlyweds! We especially love the romantic photo with Rob & Gabbie sharing a moment under her veil.  This couple is truly meant to be together and we are so happy for them!  Aren’t they just adorable?! <3rustic wedding17rustic wedding18rustic wedding19
Before we knew it, it was time for the party to start! Gabbie and Rob entered the barn as Mr. and Mrs. and shared a sweet and intimate first dance surrounded by their family and friends in this gorgeous barn.rustic wedding20Then after some great toasts and parent dances, Gabbie and Rob had a “First Bite.” Instead of a cake, they ate a donut together…So cute!rustic wedding21rustic wedding22rustic wedding23Then it was time for the dance party to begin!  The reception was a blast and everyone was on the dance floor having a blast!rustic wedding24rustic wedding25rustic wedding26
We had so much fun celebrating at Gabbie and Rob’s beautiful, rustic wedding. Every detail was gorgeous (thanks to Gabbie’s personal crafty touches), and each and every person was an absolute joy to work with. We are so happy for you Gabbie and Rob! You are an amazing couple and we are so blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate with you. Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you nothing but the best in your future together.rustic wedding27
If you or someone you know is engaged and looking for a wedding photographer and/or videographer, and you like our work please contact us today! We love weddings!
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