Lyman Estate Wedding: Kate + Alex Ceremony and Cocktails

Sep 2, 2010 | Weddings

This may well be my favorite post so far from Alex and Kate’s beautiful sunny wedding at The Lyman Estate in Waltham.  It’s picture heavy, so I’ll keep the chatter to a minimum.  🙂

Kate and Alex’s ceremony was officiated by an old family friend of Alex’s parents, Erika.  She filled the ceremony with wonderful anecdotes, and the written word in its many forms featured heavily.

There’s nothing more pleasing to a photographer during a ceremony than a row of tearful bridesmaids.  Kate shed a few tears too.  🙂

Cocktail hour followed, outside the grand house.  I love the mix of smiling faces and delicious food.  Yum!

The light was spectacular towards the end of cocktail hour, so I pulled Kate and Alex aside for a few portraits.  These photos make me so happy …

And a few more – the side of the house was just out of view of the guests, and the light was divine.

The reception will be along soon.  Alex and Kate are on their way to Australia right now (to live!  for a year!), so if you’re a friend or family member stopping by to take a peek, leave them a message in the comments … I’m sure they’d love to see who’s been by!


  1. We’re on the plane and took a quick look. So wonderful and can’t wait to see them all!

  2. Kate & Kate. These photographs are stunning! Both times that I’ve been at the airport this week, strangers have stopped, looked over my shoulder, and commented on how incredibly gorgeous Kate, Alex, and the photographs are. I had a group of seven behind me at one point. Thank you, Kate Mcelwee!

  3. Thanks Kate + Jane! Kate, so impressed you’re checking in on the plane 🙂 Jane, I should hire you to do marketing for me ;D That’s too funny.

  4. Kate – I just wanted to say congrats! The photos are beautiful and you radiate beauty and happiness. Sarah shared this site and said the wedding was amazing! Best of luck to you in the future and enjoy Australia!


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