Cape Cod is a place that is near and dear to my own heart so I totally get dreaming about having the perfect seaside celebration there. This sweet wedding by Katie Pietrowski Photography is definitely pretty close to perfect with its punchy pops of pinks and orange over nautical blues and whites. Everything from the location to the details held special meaning to the couple and made it that much more beautiful. See it all in the full gallery!
From the bride… I dreamed, long before I got engaged, that someday I could be married on Cape Cod. To me, it’s more than a summer vacation destination, more than a sunny beach day, it was my permanent home for 22 years, and in some ways, it will always be my home. I was fortunate enough to find a husband who shared the same love for the Cape as I and was as set on being married there. We wasted no time finding the perfect Cape Cod location immediately after getting engaged. When we visited The Sea View in Dennisport, MA, my hometown, we both knew it was it. It was simple, fresh, bright, elegant, and had just that Cape Cod touch.
The inspiration for our wedding day was the colors of Cape Cod in the fall. We wanted to blend the image of fall in New England with the end of the summer season on Cape Cod. I chose navy for the bridesmaid’s dresses and tan for the men’s suits to represent the colors of the sand and the ocean. In fall, the ocean turns a deep blue, and will always remind me of the end of summer. I also wanted to save most of the colors for our flowers. Our florist was the most wonderful woman on earth. The flowers were simply stunning and were my favorite detail of the day, especially because they were not typical Cape Cod colors or arrangements but fit just perfectly into our vision. I wanted to preserve them forever! Pinks and oranges have always been my favorite colors and I am so happy at how they worked into the day. I even worked in our fraternity and sorority pins on my bouquet. Our flowers definitely put a touch of “us” in the wedding décor.
We put a lot of focus into the “nautical” part of the Cape Cod theme. Guest table names were boat names from the harbor where my parents dock their boat in the summer. Our table name was “Shoal Mate” with our chairs adorned with hand painted “Mr”. and “Mrs.” buoys. Some of our guests even got to sit at tables of their own boats. For favors, each guest was given a gift certificate for a cone of ice cream at Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor, a local landmark where both myself and my sister, my maid of honor, have worked/work. I know they got put to good use on the warm, sunny, fall Cape Cod day. Finally, our guestbook was a framed antique map of the Cape that our guests could sign. We knew this would be the perfect way for us to remember our guests and the place that will always hold a special place in our hearts. The night ended with a candy bar for our guests to fill the late night snack cravings. The candy jars and bags were all DIY. I couldn’t have done all of this without the help of my mom. She made the beautiful 4 tier, 4 flavor wedding cake, helped with making programs, name cards (she printed them all while I punched hundreds of anchors), addressing the invitations, and more! She made 35 lobster lollipops for our rehearsal dinner as well, and they were a hit!
Wedding Photography: Katie Pietrowski Photography / Wedding Flowers: Meredith Fancy of Fancy Flowers / Wedding Ceremony Venue: Christ the King Parish / Wedding Reception Venue: The Sea View / Wedding Shoes: Nina / Wedding Dress: Anjolique / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Hair: Ashley Bigda / Makeup: Maura McSharry / Music: DJ Danny Walsh / Transportation: Cape Destinations