One year ago today, we tied the knot on the back porch of The Needles Lodge at Camp Kiwanee, a rustic and picturesque campground overlooking Maquan Pond in Hanson, Massachusetts, surrounded by tall pines.
Officiant: We were so blessed to have our beloved friend, Noel Coakley, officiate our wedding. Noel took such care to speak to who we are, what we see in each other, and our future as a couple. He held the space of the moment by keeping us present, and guided us into those first moments of wedded bliss. We love you, brother! We are truly honored.
Bridal Party: Kate Groob (Maid of Honor), Lauren Raske, Annie Krahl and Matthew Sheehan.
Groom’s Men: Austin Evans and Chris Evans.
Wedding Song: Albatross, by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.
Rings: Our wedding “rings” were lovingly designed and tattooed by our dear friend Brian Barthelmes. Our tattoo day spent with Brian a few weeks before the wedding was magic. We had always envisioned getting a shared tattoo of anchors to represent being anchored to one another, how in our union we find security and stability, even when the rest of our lives may be in flux. Thank you, Brian, for making our vision real with this lifelong gift. We love you!
Photos: We are so thankful to our friends Tim and Sarah for taking such gorgeous photos. All black and whites were taken by Tim Waite of Indigo Sky Studios, and all full color photos were taken by Sarah Rocca Vento of Sarah J. Photography.
Wedding Band: We write this with jest, because The Silks are so not a ‘wedding band,’ which is all the more reason why we were elated to have them play our wedding! It was super special to have our old friends from the music scene rock us into matrimony. You guys are awesome!!
Thank You Dan and Silvia, owners of Above The Clouds Catering, for such a tasty array of goodies made with love, Quenby from Wentworth Greenhouses for the incredible succulent centerpieces, Robin at The Country Thyme Shoppe for our bouquets, Shareen Bridal for Nikki’s favorite dress ever, Wedding Tresses for making us pretty, and Crystals and Kitties for our wedding favors. All other decorations were lovingly hand crafted by the bride, groom, and mother of the groom, Valerie Kolb.
We are incredibly grateful to our loving family and friends who traveled far and wide to attend our union and celebrate in our joy. We can never thank you enough for the gift of these memories. So without further adieu, please enjoy a look at the celebration!
Nikki & Chadley