Chatham Bars Inn Wedding by Dreamlove Photography
May 14, 2012
New England
Classic Weddings

Cherry blossoms: fresh pink quintessential East Coast Spring prettiness on a stick. Coincidentally, that sums up the beauty of this ocean front Chatham Bars Inn Cape Cod ceremony captured by Dreamlove photography. Mix in a glowing bride in a modernized mod chic sheath and this recipe yields classic style with vintage vibes. The lush warm colored Lilac desgined florals are punctuated by a crackling fire and even warmer personal touches, from the bride and grooms beaming exchanges to grandmother's jewelry. See all of the warm springiness in the full gallery!

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From Dreamlove Wedding Photography... Emily and Adrian tied the knot at the gorgeous Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The ocean always provides an amazing backdrop for pictures, but with white wooden arches and pink cherry trees in bloom lining stone staircases, this place was perfect for pictures. Emily, a fantastic journalist, and Adrian, an amazing climate scientist, seemed to be made for each other! And despite the fact that they were showered with several life-altering events all in the span of a few months — from getting engaged, to finding out they were going to have a baby, to Adrian being offered a job halfway across the country — this couple still managed to have the wedding of their dreams. And it was dreamy! Emily found a simply stunning dress at Kleinfeld and paired it with coral colors in the bridesmaids dresses for a classic Cape Cod affair. Cherry blossoms decorated an arbor behind them during the ceremony and were blended with long-stemmed pink and peach tulips for table centerpieces that took our breath away! A vintage table held the guestbook and gifts, and a crackling fire provided the perfect ambiance to the evening. All in all, a swoon-worthy wedding on the Cape that still has us giddy with picture-perfect adoration.

From the Bride... We decided to get married on the Cape because, unlike 99% of couples who also get married here, we actually live here! The Chatham Bars Inn was a no-brainer because I first went there as a little girl, even before my family moved to the area, and so it has sentimental value, plus it's just so gorgeous with its grand entrance and sweeping views of the ocean. My favorite part of the day was definitely the ceremony, which I was actually the most nervous for (and kind of dreading, as I am so not a center-of-attention kind of person). But when I walked in and saw the cherry blossom arbor, it just took my breath away — what a wonderful surprise. And of course, seeing Adrian up there calmed my nerves, and I was able to just hold his hands and enjoy it all. I'm just glad I made my vows short and sweet, because there was no way they would have been coherent through my tears if they was any longer!

Adrian and I actually met online in 2010. I had sworn off meeting people in bars (gets kind of old once you hit 30), and it's beyond difficult to meet other young people on Cape Cod (all 12 of them!) any other way. He had a really old Match profile up which didn't even include a picture of himself, but I contacted him anyway because it said he was from Woods Hole, and that's where all the brainy scientists live. I figured he had to be halfway intelligent, and plus, he had a really articulate description of himself on it. So I contacted him, but he was still up in Alaska above the Arctic Circle doing research (as he does every summer), so we just traded emails for a month or so until he got back. Then when he did, we had our first date at a restaurant in Falmouth that almost didn't happen — I didn't see him when I arrived, thought he had blown it off and almost left myself! But he caught me on the way out, and the rest is history.

Wedding Photography: Dreamlove Wedding Photography / Wedding Venue: Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod / Wedding Planning: Allison Wildes Liset / Floral Design: Lilacs / Catering + Wedding Cake: Chatham Bars Inn / DJ: Dave Donato / Wedding Dress: Le Sposa di Gio via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bride's Shoes: J.Crew / Bride's Jewelry: Vintage from Her Grandmother / Hair + Makeup: Lisa George & Associates / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Groom's Suit: J.Crew / Rings: Blue Nile