We were first introduced to Fishers Island when we came in for Charlotte’s sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Drew, to photograph their wedding a few years back. We became quite taken with the little island and the people on it — especially Charlotte and Annie’s wonderful family — so we were so happy when we were asked to come for a repeat visit!
Fishers is a tiny island town off the coast of New York. Most of the residents of Fishers have been spending their summers there for generations so it’s a tightly knit community of old friends, family and lots of memories. When someone gets married on Fishers, everyone opens their homes to take in the guests. Everything and everyone comes in by ferry on carefully orchestrated schedules. It’s all really quite the elaborate feat, but Fishers is very special.
Charlotte and Menno’s guests made the journey to Fishers from all over the world, which says a lot about how special they are, too. They are driven and ambitious, while at the same time being warm and personable. Their wedding day was the perfect tribute to their personalities and full of so much laughter and fun. Charlotte said that the thing she was looking forward to the most about their wedding was having her grandfather see their old family home all lit up for a party again and being enjoyed by so many. I think you’ll agree just based on the photos below that her mission was accomplished, but seemingly accomplishing what she sets out to do is nothing new for Charlotte. :)
To Charlotte and Menno – thank you so much for inviting us in and letting us document your gorgeous wedding. We hope these will serve as a reminder of your beautiful love and all of the joy that surrounds your life together.