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Plymouth Country Club Wedding Photos
Kerri & Jesse
Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth, Massachusetts
October 8th, 2021
With all the pomp and circumstance behind modern weddings, sometimes it's easy to forget that the reason we go through with these big events is to celebrate the love story that two people created on their way to becoming husband and wife.
For Kerri and Jesse, that story starts in kindergarten class — where the pair were best friends — and spans almost their entire lives as the universe seemed intent on bringing them together both in high school homeroom and later as adults who reconnected through a mutual friend.
It's hard to argue there was a reason for these two to feel so connected with each other so it only made sense they would one day walk down the aisle to make it official.
But their wedding day? With all that shared history? Well, like any good couple, Kerri and Jesse made the day about everyone around them instead of themselves and the result was a super fun, family and friend-oriented party that was well, well, well worth the wait.
I don't know if my time with Kerri and Jesse could have started more low key as I arrived at Plymouth Country Club at 2:30 p.m. for a planned wedding ceremony set for two hours later. I knew right away what kind of day I could expect as Jesse and his guys were already on site and finishing getting ready. Not only was the group super laid back but they were ready to go almost right away.
The same was true for Kerri and her girls, who arrived a half hour after I did and had some brief finishing touches to take care of before getting the bride in her dress.
Speaking of the bride's dress, that was by far the biggest high-stress moment of Kerri and Jesse's wedding day as Kerri wanted to surprise her bridesmaids when they saw her fully dressed up for the first time. So, of course, we went ahead and set up a first look for Kerri's girls.
Their reactions said it all and did not disappoint.
The only question I had at the end of Kerri's bridal prep session was whether or not Jesse was ready to see how stunning this bride looked and I had my answer moments into the ceremony as the groom clearly did his best not to cry when he saw Kerri walking down the aisle with her sister and their grandfather.
What a beautiful moment that I know these two pictured their entire lives.
For a couple with literal decades of friendship and love to draw upon, Kerri and Jesse sure chose the simplest ceremony to make their marriage official. All told, their wedding ceremony was about five minutes total, which doesn't sound like a long time until you see how blinding the sun was in the groom's eyes.
Luckily, Jesse didn't mind a little brightness. Not when he's spent his entire life building up to the moment he and Kerri sealed their love with a kiss.
Following Kerri and Jesse's wedding ceremony, we moved right into their family and wedding party formals and while it was slight chaos getting their large and spirited group organized and in front of the camera, we were rewarded for our effort with some great lighting and a super fun and carefree photo session.
I especially loved Kerri and Jesse's wedding party itself as they were easygoing and willing to act ridiculous when I asked them to, a surefire sign that you're in for a good night once the party starts later.
By far my favorite part of this portion of the day, however, were bride and groom formals with Kerri and Jesse themselves as the weather Gods were good to us on this October afternoon.
With the help of some perfectly placed clouds, we had a nice overcast lighting setup that really made working with this bride and groom a breeze. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Kerri and Jesse were super relaxed for this part of their wedding and their natural expressions and love came through pretty clearly on all their photos.
We didn't take a ton of time for this portion of the day, in fact we were in and out in about 15 minutes, but we sure made the most of every minute we had together.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to getting inside of Plymouth Country Club following Kerri and Jesse's formal photos ... and it wasn't just because the temperature was dropping and it was getting a little bit cold out. No, I couldn't WAIT to see how Kerri and Jesse set up the hall for their decorations and they sure didn't disappoint.
I loved Kerri and Jesse's wedding details, especially their gold rings which looked great on the invitations they made for their big day.
The main reason I couldn't wait to get inside, however, was I was really looking forward to Kerri and Jesse's reception and believe me, it was even better than I expected.
I should have known, though, that we were in for a great night by the way the bride and groom rolled into the reception room as they had massive smiles on their faces and it was clear THIS was a night they waited a long time for. And if you don't believe me, here's proof: They chose "At Last" by Etta James as their first dance song. Pretty fitting if you ask me.
Kerri and Jesse's wedding reception was full of sweet moments with their friends and family members, whether it was Kerri's maid of honor bashfully giving an emotional toast you could tell meant a lot or Jesse's best man making everyone in the room laugh with stories of their time together, there was just a sense of closeness and appreciation for this bride and groom in the air of Plymouth Country Club on this night.
Kerri and Jesse always kept things lighthearted though. Whether it was a beautiful cake smash or through little moments of laughter during their parents dances, these two never let the night get too serious but also made sure it felt like they cares about the moments they were having with their friends and family members.
It didn't take long for Kerri and Jesse to let their hair down once the party portion of their wedding night began, though.
Almost like clockwork, the minute Jesse got the thumbs up to take his jacket and tie off, he did and that was basically the entire vibe of the evening as Kerri and Jesse's friends never let the good times start once they hit the dance floor.
I especially loved the little light tubes Kerri and Jesse had on their dance floor as it was the perfect way to get their nieces and nephew to rock out and the adults to follow suit.
Kerri and Jesse's reception was so much fun and full of so many good moments but, by far, my favorite was seeing the bride rock out when "Jesse's Girl" by Rick Springfield came on. On a night full of fun dancing, that song put the perfect bow on their event and made me smile on my way out.
Kerri and Jesse's wedding was a long time coming for a pair destined to be together most of their lives but it was absolutely worth the wait and so much better than either of them could have predicted.
I'm just happy I got to tag along and document it because I loved this day and love the photos even more.
So thank you Kerri and Jesse for a wonderful wedding I won't soon forget and I'd wish you luck in this new stage of your life together as husband and wife.
-Paul J. Spetrini
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The Vendor List:
Photographer: Paul J. Spetrini, Paul J. Spetrini Photography; Bride's Hair: Emma at Allure MedSpa; Bride's Make-up: Molly Marie Beauty; Bride's Dress: David's Bridal; Groom's Suit: Men's Wearhouse; Ceremony & Reception: Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth, Massachusetts; DJ: Rob and Mike from Rob Peters Entertainment; Cake: Cupcake Charlie's.