Ericka & Mark: A Quincy Wedding {March 31, 2012}

They say the first wedding of the season sets the tone for the year. Let's hope that's true, because Ericka & Mark's wedding last Saturday was one to aspire to for the rest of the season. Imagine, the day started off with the threat of snow, but before anyone could even think of worrying, Mr. Golden Sun made his presence known, seen and felt. The bride got ready at the Quincy Marriott, and as you can see by some of the getting ready photos, the day was getting off to a smashing start.

Natural light is the professional photographer's best friend. Here, mixed with the white of Ericka's dress, and the red tones of the carpet, it all comes together perfectly.

A few more pre-ceremony shots, some with the girls, and a moment with mom. Then, a toast! Down at Kilroy's Irish Pub, there's nothing better than an Irish toast to love, life and happiness!

Onward, time to get to the ceremony, which was held at The Neighborhood Club in Quincy. One last shot of the beautiful bride, and the first shot of the nervous groom, side by side.

The ceremony, simple and sweet, was held at The Neighborhood Club.

A toast to the new Mr. & Mrs. Luggelle.

The weather did cooperate for some outdoor photos, and those flowers are simply eye-popping!

Details and dancing are what's up next. Entertainment and lighting were superbly provided by Entertainment Specialists. The uplighting certainly added an air of elegance to the reception. And as for dancing, there is no better photo than one of the couple's first dance where their guests are watching and smiling in the background with such obvious love for the couple on their faces.

And one last shot from the end of the night...

It was a pleasure and an honor to photograph Ericka and Mark's wedding. Thanks to both of them, and to their families and friends for helping to make my job fun, easy, and enjoyable.