I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Rose and Susan’s wedding at the Nantasket Beach Resort. I love these guys so much I made a photo + video fusion slideshow for them. It was a fabulous way to document the day in both still and motion formats. Especially when I’m a production major, it makes sense for me to incorporate video into my services, right?!
Rose and Susan are such a sweet couple. They met at a car dealership, Rose was Susan’s customer. She would go to the dealership on a certain day once a year, for 5 years, to have her car checked up. I guess you can say… if it’s meant to be, it would happen. This is the case for them. Rose took a risk and asked Susan out to the movies. You can picture how calm she appeared on the outside, said “sure!” but her heart was POUNDING!!! That made her the luckiest girl on the whole planet. They’ve been together for 15 years… which makes them the couple that’s been together the longest that I’ve ever photographed. The second longest was about 13 years (Allison & Ryan).
Take a look at how much love there is in the air…
This was one of the funny moments on the dance floor. Rose’s bracelet got caught on the back of Susan’s cloth, it got stuck for a while and they were hugging, so their friend saw the opportunity and started grinding on them. Just look at Susan’s face, it was priceless!
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding celebration?
Susan: Seeing Rose standing under the Chuppah and feeling so happy! The love in the room that day is something I will never forget!
Rose: The absolute most memorable moment was seeing Susan for the first time, when she came around the corner, how beautiful she looked, and feeling so much love for her in that moment. There was an audible reaction from our guests, and they spontaneously stood up. The entire day was magical. I just remember gazing into Susan’s eyes during the ceremony, and feeling all the love surrounding us in the room. It was as if time stood still. Everything and everyone was so beautiful. Best day of my life!
Any advice for future brides?
Susan: In the end it all comes together, and just have the best day of your life!
Rose: I read this somewhere and it’s totally true – “Remember that at the end of the day, if you are married to the love of your life, then you have had the perfect wedding.” The day really is about you and celebrating your love. Invite everyone you’d like to have present and share in the experience. Little touches can help transform a room into a special space.
Funniest memory of the night?
Susan: Seeing Rose’s shoes.
Rose: Cutting the cake. We didn’t know where to cut the first slice. Susan said she didn’t have any experience cutting wedding cakes. I said, well, if you found someone who did, I’d be worried! Later on, after the ceremony, we learned that there was a last-minute decision to trim the Chuppah, so it would fit under the ceiling and could be centered in front of the aisle. So, that was why one of our friends was asking if she still had sawdust in her hair! The beauty of it was that we had no idea any of this was going on. And it showed what great friends we have!
Why is it important to you that your wedding vendors are gay-friendly?
Susan: At no point in the process did I want to feel uncomfortable, or judged. We were so blessed to have vendors that just did not blink an eye and were caught up in making it a great beautiful day!
Rose: It’s important because it made us feel more comfortable, and we didn’t feel like we had to explain ourselves. Best day ever. Highly recommend it!
Main photographer: Ze Liang Photography Second photographer: Angie Bonin Photography Venue (ceremony & reception): Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull, MA Officiant: Mimi Graney DJ: Sound Choice Events (Note: both the officiant and DJ are gay-friendly, if you read Susan and Rose’s comments above, having gay-friendly wedding vendors makes a world of difference.)