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?!
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!
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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