Now that I am officially a Boston resident as of Tuesday, I feel a bit of community pride for this next wedding. It was held at the Popponesset Inn in Cape Cod and it boasts a girly color pallet (no navy blue in sight), a delectable dessert table and an adorable couple...the flower girls happen to be insanely cute as well. This is a recipe for all out gorgeous beach goodness. You can see the full wedding photographed by Corinna Raznikov and designed by Desiree Spinner Events right here.
Cape Cod Weddings are known for their casual beachside feel, and so with this event we wanted to create something that was more elegant, while staying true to the seaside traditions of old Cape Cod.
Starting with the tables, DSE combined flax linen tablecloths with elegant pink peonies and opalescent plates, along with crisp pink & white accents, for a beach flair with a clean twist. Under each plate was a menu created by Beau Inc., which also brought in beige & white accents, along with a little piece of nautical rope as a nod the seaside location, and on top of each place was a matching napkin folded into a special shape called "the lover's knot". This color scheme was continued on the dessert table, which brought in clean white display trays, stocked with an assortment of treats from Delicious Desserts. The bubble sugar coral accents in the cake, along with the white chocolate seashells, brought in elements of the sea, while breaking free from the typical blue & white color palette. The backdrop was created especially for the event from plywood and ribbons, once again emphasizing the coming together of elegant and earthy accents.
The prop tables were both decorative and functional, with the take-out boxes serving as place cards and "clam-bake kits" for each guest to use with their entree. The custom made guest book by Paula Madonna featured mounted enveloped containing multi-colored cards for guests to write their wishes on. Corinna Rasnikov's photos served to capture the free-spirited feeling of a Cape Cod Wedding. The bride and groom move back and forth between dining their elegant reception and playful jaunts on the beach, making sure to take time to enjoy the scenery (and one another!) and fly a kite! Karen from Lilacs' flowers served as the perfect accent for this set up, bringing in the pink accents needed to bring this reception to life, while maintaining the muted delicateness of a beachside affair. The delicate peonies and billowing white curtains set against the grandeur of the ocean brought perfect balance to the day.
Photography: Corinna Raznikov /Flowers: Lilacs / Desserts: Lisa Raffael of Delicious Desserts / Tables, Chairs, Linens: Be Our Guest / Wedding Dress & Flower Girls' Dresses: Coren Moore / Suit: Puritan Cape Cod / Guestbook: PM Designs / Dessert tags & Menu: Beau Inc. / Venue: Tent at Popponesset Inn / Makeup: Emma at Eden Skin Care Studio / Jewelry: Courtney's Jewelry Box / Hair: Kacey at Beyond Beauty / Votives: Object Splendor / Place card boxes: Desiree Spinner Events / Parting gifts & dessert table backdrop: Desiree Spinner Events / Banner: Courtney Toney from Joyful Weddings and Events