Katie and Mike had a beautiful seaside wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks in Gloucester, MA. Their daughter, Shayla, served as their flower girl.
The Elks at Bass Rocks is one of my all-time favorite wedding venues. Just look at that view!
Shayla was easily one of the most well-behaved kids I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and she was filled with so much joy throughout the day as she watched her parents get married.
Shayla and her mom met Mike on the rocks for a special “first look” before the ceremony.
One of Katie and Mike’s favorite moments from the day was seeing Shayla high five the groomsmen after walking down the aisle, which perfectly summed up how excited she was.
Thank you Katie and Mike for choosing me to photograph your special day!
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and/or Makeup artist: Amanda Carco
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Elks at Bass Rocks
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Deborah King
Florist: Evergreen Florist
DJ/ Entertainment Services: Andy Sussman/TSG Weddings
Catering Service: Vinwood Caterers
Cake: Cakes by Barbara
introductions | Wedding Party: Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance” B&G Intro: Bruno Mars “Marry You”
first dance | Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”
father/daughter | Rascal Flatts “My Wish”
mother/son | Rascal Flatts “My Wish”
last dance | Kip Moore “Hey Pretty Girl”
Mike and Shayla’s Dance: Carrie Underwood “American Girl”
Mike’s Song Dedicated to Katie: Lee Brice “Woman Like You”
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Saying I do and having our daughter there to share it with us ?
What was your favorite detail?
The beautiful ocean
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Stay calm. After the ceremony I was wondering why I had been so incredibly nervous. Take deep breaths and take it all in. During the ceremony every time i felt nervous, I would look out into the ocean and it would calm me.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Shayla high fiving and fist bumping all the groomsmen after walking down the aisle as flower girl 🙂
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Not a thing!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Going on a cruise in April