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Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding
Last summer, I had the honor of working with a coupe that found me on Fearless Photographers. Sharing today more of my favorites from Diana and Rafiq’s beautiful wedding at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts.
First Look At Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding
The First Look At Shalin Liu Performance Center has a little walkway that leads to the back lawn, where we would eventually set up for greeting guests between the ceremony in the performance hall and the reception upstairs. The groom was so excited he could barely keep from turning around to see the bride as she approached.
Wedding Photography in Rockport
We snuck away from the venue for a bit to walk through downtown Rockport and take some portraits of just the bride and groom. They have come to love Rockport, and wanted to incorporate the character of the city in their wedding portraits.
Wedding Ceremony at Shalin Liu Performance Center
The performance hall at Shalin Liu is a stunning space to hold a wedding ceremony. With two stories of glass overlooking the water, and a vaulted ceiling it was a beautiful setting for their secular ceremony officiated by a friend. The bride was walked down the aisle by her mother, met by the groom at the end of the aisle and then they proceeded together to walk up to the stage, hand in hand.
There were a lot of emotions during the day. I love this pair of images – the groom and his mother both overcome with love each wiping away a tear during the wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony, the couple exited the Center and stepped outside for a few moments of calm to reflect. These are some of my favorite moments of the day. The climax of the wedding day itself is over, and it’s felt deeply. The anxiety, the nerves anything that might have welled up in the previous months is over. The moment before the big party is here.
Wedding Reception at Shalin Liu
After enjoying the back lawn and watching the sun set over the water, the guests moved upstairs to the third floor of Shalin Liu for the wedding reception. There were toasts and more toasts. And lots of laughter.