We are huge fans of nautical weddings around here especially when they are popping with vibrant pinks and yellows, beautiful spring flowers and loads of adorable details like this one by Kim Chapman Photography.  So it goes without saying that we are totally on board with its sea-inspired, preppy-meets-handcrafted charm.  Click here to see it all!

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From Kim of Kim Chapman PhotographyJolene and Robert had three requirements for their ideal wedding: good food, a view of the ocean and great company. A wedding caterer since 1999, Jolene is no stranger to planning weddings and was an integral part of the design every step of the way. With the Nantucket Sound surrounding the beach-front property and a nautical-themed reception tent, Jolene knew she’d found the perfect venue, the Popponesset Inn in Mashpee, Massachusetts. “When we walked in for the first time, I just knew there was so much to do with the ‘raw’ space, with the eclectic tent top,” says Jolene, who chose fuschia and yellow to accompany the navy and white of the Inn.

Anticipating rain, Jolene and Robert were relieved to find their wedding sky cloud-free and the beach a lovely backdrop for a photo-shoot prior to the big event. “For us to be able to share some quiet, private moments prior to the whirlwind of events was truly amazing and forever cherished,” recalls Jolene. As their event drew to a close, the couple exited through a gathering of their friends and family, all holding sparklers to commemorate the burst of love that had taken place that day.

With a vast amount of experience tacked to her name, Jolene opted to share some advice with future brides and couples: 1.) Stay completely true to yourself in all aspects of planning. This is, after all, your day. 2.) Etsy.com! For those of you who love unique items, but don’t trust yourself to “DIY,” Etsy is key. The talent and the wide array of all things handmade on the site is endless!

Wedding Photography: Kim Chapman Photography / Wedding Venue: Popponesset Inn in Mashpee, Massachuetts / Flowers: Olivia’s Floral Design (781-454-6866) / Wedding Cinematography: “I Do” Wedding Videos / Wedding Invitations: Beaucoup de Papier / DJ: Mike’s Music, Inc. / Wedding Dress: Bari Jay / Hair: Deb Welch of Studio 9 / Makeup: Tara Vaccaro Gudmundsen / Men’s Socks: Hugo Boss