We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are feeling all warm and fuzzy this weekend! Just in case you haven't had enough of our beautiful autumn weddings on SMP, we have another for you today! From Yumiko at Hana Floral Design and Trish at Snap! Photography ~ we know this positively glorious New England wedding will put a huge smile on your face and give you a new twist on preppy fall wedding colors!
Katie & Pete ~ October 16th, 2010
Pete and I met in San Francisco – he had moved there in 2005, and I in 2006. Although we met at a friend's party soon after I moved there, we didn't start dating until 2007 ... and became inseparable after our first date in March 2007. We had SO much in common!
Pete and I flew to Boston for my friend Carrie’s wedding on July 4th, 2009, and I caught the bouquet! The next day, after walking around Boston with my parents, he proposed.
I had grown up going to the beach in Watch Hill every summer with my family. My little brother and I used to ride on the Watch Hill carousel for what seemed like hours at a time. My parents often went to the Ocean House for cocktails on it's deck. A month after we were engaged, my Mom said she remembered reading that the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI was getting renovated so she called and asked if we could swing by for a tour.
We toured the Ocean House in hard hats and reflective vests and had to use our imagination for what it would look like finished; the exterior walls were up but that was about it. We booked it on the spot that day in August for October 16th wedding, the following year. I had always known I would get married by the water, and the Ocean House was the perfect place!
Floral Designer: Yumiko Flecther, Hana Floral Design in Mystic CT / Photography: Snap! Photography / Wedding Gown Designer: Liancarlo – purchased at L’Elite Bridal Boutique in Boston / Bride’s Accessories: Custom hand-made necklace made by Devon Baer Designs, from Etsy / Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Linda Marzilli, Ocean House OH! Spa / Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud blazer and Joseph A. Banks pants and tie / Rings: Bouvier Jewelers in Boston / Bridesmaids Attire: J.Crew dresses / Gifts: Custom hand-made pearl necklaces by JoJoLovesYou / Officiant: Deacon Stephen Cote from Westerly, RI / Venue: The Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI / Invitations/ Programs: William Arthur brand from Paper Source / Videographer: Matthew Williamson, friend /Entertainment: The Tristan Paxton Jazz Trio for cocktail hour & dinner and Devin Yazmer was our DJ. The bride’s brother, Mike Connon, played his saxophone for a few songs, including the Bride’s 1st dance with her father / Transportation: MJ Bus Incorporated / Lighting and Event Design: Devin Yazmer Productions