As I said in the last post, this trip was timed specifically for Kate’s wedding. Photos by me unless otherwise credited.
Kate and Craig got married in Gloucester, which is about an hour north of Boston, on the coast of Massachusetts. On the day of the wedding, we got there about 90 minutes before the guests to help get things ready (specifically to get Ellie and myself ready and to do anything Kate or anyone else needed that I could help with).
Kate and Craig were married by her sister S, who was temporarily ordained for the day. I don’t know about Singapore but in the US, you can apply for and get a license from your state fairly easily to be ordained as a justice of the peace for a day in order to officiate at a wedding. They’re standing under a chuppa, which symbolizes the home that they’ll build together, which is a lovely Jewish tradition.
Although it didn’t rain during the ceremony, there was some light drizzle off and on through the reception. But this led to a wonderful moment–when one of the kids spotted a rainbow. Immediately, everyone grabbed their cameras and we found Kate and Craig and ordered them to pose. I had to retouch the photo in post-production to get the rainbow to show well–I had to saturate the colors and lift the highlights to get this. The color is a bit off, but I’m still really proud of it.
Ellie adores her Auntie Kate. But wedding? Wedding Shmedding. From her perspective the day was about wearing a gorgeous dress and following C around like a puppy. C is a very mature 6 to Ellie’s 3, and thus is ripe for heroine worship. The wedding location also had a lot of open space where the kids could play. E doesn’t get a ton of unstructured play time with other kids, especially not in an outdoor setting like this. It was absolute heaven for her. I have no idea if the dress was saveable–it’s still at the dry-cleaners!
A full set of my photos can be found here on my flickr page.
This post was scheduled and written in advance.