I first fell head over heels in love with weddings over a soiree similar to this one captured by Captured Photography by Jenny, and I’ll going to tell you why. It’s obviously gorgeous, with a vineyard on Cape Cod as your venue you can’t go wrong. The bride and groom are obviously adorable, that cannot be denied. But what I love so much about this pretty beach celebration is the relaxed, family-filled, love-filled vibe you get just from looking at the images. A bride that did her own hair, makeup, and flowers with the help of friends and family stepping in wherever they could. It just makes my family loving heart happy to see weddings like this, and you can see all the reasons why in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride…Our goal in our wedding was to be as laid back as possible. We decided to go on the smaller side, inviting only our close friends and family. We also decided to forego a wedding party since our wedding was only 75 people. I grew up in Cape Cod, so naturally I wanted to have my special day there. Jason’s family was from Florida, so many of them stayed for the weekend and made a vacation out of it (and a break from the FL heat).
The wedding began in the house I grew up in. We put together some of the final details for the day, including making my bouquet. I just used an arrangement of pastel colored roses (my favorite) and wrapped them with burlap. I also put up my hair and did my own makeup.
The ceremony location was a teeny little church just down the street from the reception venue. I loved the white walls and big windows. We put a bucket floral arrangement in each window and then also used ladders with flowers on them as a decor at the front of the stage. Jason and I also wrote our own vows to share during the ceremony. It was the highlight! The reception venue was just down the street from the ocean (in Cape Cod… the ocean is pretty close no matter what). It was such a nice day, we decided to stop and grab a few shots with Jenny, our photographer.
Once we arrived at the reception, our guests were already enjoying cocktails and snacks. The reception was in the vineyard’s outdoor pavilion area. It was a very relaxed set up. We didn’t have assigned seating… and we had an open buffet for our guests to eat. Other details in the reception included pictures from our childhood and our relationship together pinned up on strings of twine. This was nice for our guests to view and reminisce. We also had a guest box instead of a guest book. People could write a little note, word of advice, etc to us and drop it on the box. We plan on opening those throughout our first year of marriage. We had a candy bar since I love sweets. Our guests could fill a bag and bring it home.
My aunt made our cake. And my family helped with all of the lanterns and floral arrangements at the reception. Our dog Lucy was at our reception too! My father and his friends played music for us all night. We were able to dance under a full moon and just enjoy being outside at the vineyard. The weather was so pleasant too! It was such a great night.
Wedding Photography: Captured Photography by Jenny / Ceremony Venue: Chapel on the Pond / Reception Venue: Truro Vineyards / Caterer: Adrians / Flowers, Event Design, Make-up + Cake: DIY / Wedding Dress: WToo / Bride’s Shoes: Nine West / Band: Friends + Father of the Bride
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