June 25, 2021
This wedding was more than just a wedding for us, it was a family vacation and reunion! Hayley and Joe found myself and All Because He Asked Wedding Videography via Jamie’s dad. Jamie’s dad is one of 9 kids in the Hobert family, most of whom live on the east coast; with the family home in Groton Long Point. Jamie has 44 first cousins from his dad’s side. The groom’s mom is Jamie’s first cousin.
We flew out a few days early to enjoy the seaside and the historic resort village Mystic—famously known for the 80 ’s movie starring Julia Robert “Mystic Pizza,” and more importantly, the town where Hayley and Joe met for the first time! The trip was a nice get-away from California and gave us the amazing opportunity to shoot a wedding in a new environment.
Hayley and Joe were married at Christ the King Church, followed by a reception at the gorgeous Saybrook Point Inn & Marina. Set at the edge of a harbor, it provided beautiful backdrops, including a dock and a light house. Both of which we had fun shooting in the evening, getting creative with lighting. It was the perfect location for the couple, who feel at peace on or near the water. The location was also close enough to their beach side home, that a friend was able to swing by with their beloved golden retrievers for some memorable wedding day photos! We have seen this a lot lately at our weddings and we love it. We think everyone should take advantage of family photos including our furry family members!
Toasts had everyone laughing, and the dances were all entertaining. Joe and his mom worked all day on their mother-son choreography, and Joe and Hayley mastered the dip between their first kiss and first dance finale.
When the guests hit the dance floor the party really got started. They brought out glow necklaces and sticks and everyone let loose! One of our favorite things about this wedding was the music. The DJ was also a saxophone player. He played his instrument during the cocktail hour. During the reception he would bring it back out and play on top of the music which gave the illusion of a live bad.
Hayley and Joe are best friends and a dream pair. They had us laughing all day. Now that their families are combined, we know their holidays are going to be a blast. Between Joe’s big family, and Hayley’s tight knit family who love to have fun, we see only smiles and funny stories in their future. We can’t wait for the next family reunion so we can catch up with them.
VENUE& COORDINATOR – Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
DJ: DJ Ladd (Jeff)
FLORIST: Barbara Rayel
VIDEOGRAPHER: All Because He Asked
PHOTOGRAPHER: Danielle & Deanne
DESSERT: Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
OFFICIANT: Reverend Father Joe Ashe, & Deacon George Sartor
ALL BECAUSE HE ASKED - WEDDING HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
SIGNATURE COUPLES VIDEO
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