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Olivia and David, a Wedding at the De Cordova Museum

grazierphotography_rissland_0051 Olivia and David's wedding was romantic, understated, thoughtful, heartfelt... in short, perfect!  Everyone was moved and filled with warmth when Olivia's mother read a poem composed of passages from her husband's journal mixed in with her own words.  Olivia's father had passed away unexpectedly  just a few months before the wedding - he was closely involved in the wedding planning up to that point, and looked so very much forward to walking his daughter down the aisle.  This collaborative poem was a unique and wonderful way to include him in the blessings of the day, and I think it also helped those who had not had the opportunity to meet this man feel as if they did get a chance to know him.

Aussie details from the groom's home country appeared throughout the day (here decorating the ceiling of the school bus that transported guests from the ceremony to th... and Olivia was stunning in her white silk princess dress.

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Everyone had a good laugh when close friends of the couple enthusiastically rang the church bells at the end of the ceremony.

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The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture park is always an inspiring place for us to photograph - we love looking for elements in the landscape an museum that will highlight our couples' personalities.  It always stays fresh, as there is usually a different exhibit every time we shoot there.  The exhibit that is currently there has one dramatically lit wall which we used for a few final portraits before the reception began.

Congratulations Olivia and David, thank you for including us in your day!

Stay tuned for Part II of this wedding feature!  Mike Duval of MKD Photography accompanied us for the day and shot some amazing video...  ooh la la, can't wait to share!