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The NotWedding Bridal Shower from Hike Photography

It’s been over three years since I was a Bride, but this stunning shower designed by Cape Cod Celebrations and captured by Hike Photography for The NotWedding would have been my bridal shower dream come true. Overflowing with florals from Patrice Milley and hosted at the oh-so-gorgeous Sea Crest Beach Hotel, I think you would be hard-pressed to find a bride-to-be that didn’t want to celebrate in this style. It’s absolutely stunning. See it all here.

From Cape Cod CelebrationsThe NotWedding is coming to Cape Cod this November so a bunch of the participating vendors got together on a beautiful Cape Cod fall day and designed a bridal shower shoot to promote the event! The shoot was inspired by The NotWedding Cape Cod’s inspiration board, which is a secret until after the event, but boy is it a beauty!

At the the styled shoot, Peyton, the NotBride for the event, was being showered by her friends poolside at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth. The girls drank champagne, completed a DIY paint-by-number canvas for Peyton, had delicious desserts, cooled off by the pool and sent a wish lantern into the sky for her at the end of the party, after opening presents of course! The girls left that night with nail polish favors.

Jamie, from Cape Cod Celebrations, designed the shoot with the help of one of the Hike girls, Alissa. Kelly Hike, and her sister Alissa, are the photographers from Hike Photography and they did an amazing job capturing the details and the fun ideas that we wanted to share! The lighting could not have been better! Patrice Milley brought in some gorgeous flowers to compliment the table and linens from Rentals Unlimited, and Vanessa from the The Chocolate Rose Cake Shoppe & Bakery put together a beautiful cake and dessert spread for the ladies. M. Smith & Company designed the invitation and place cards and OnCape Time provided signs for the shower. Shoreline Interiors, a high end shop in Dennis, provided the gift for the bride, a set of 2 Match pewter ice tea glasses, hand-crafted from Italy.

Photographer: Hike Photography | Design: Cape Cod Celebrations | Flowers: Patrice Milley | Stationery: M. Smith & Company | Dessert: The Chocolate Rose Cake Shoppe & Bakery | Event: The NotWedding | Gift: Shoreline Interiors | Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Signs: OnCape Time

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Cape Cod Wedding from Katie Pietrowski Photography

I love coastal New England. And it’s weddings like this one from Katie Pietrowski Photography that make me remember all the reasons why. Beyond its gorgeous beaches, delicious clambakes, and shingled houses – what I absolutely love the most are the people that retreat to the stunning sandy shores. Take these two newlyweds for example, they nailed that seaside chic feel on their big day in a way you would only see in New England, and for that, I couldn’t love them more. See all of this seaside soiree here.


From the Bride… Tom and I were set up on a blind date by Tom’s roommate and one of my best friends, who were themselves best friends from Middlebury (they went on to get married themselves…I am convinced the setup was a ploy to make sure they ended up together!) But masterminded scheme, or fate…it ended up working! Tom and I dated for 3 years, before he proposed in a romantic/ridiculous fashion on a cold January night on the  Boston Harbor with a Pat Benatar impersonator to serenade us! (Pat B is my favorite).  

Planning the wedding was a ton of fun. I have always spent the summers in Falmouth, Cape Cod, and Tom had also been spending summers there with his grandparents, so it made perfect sense to have our wedding there, in the fields behind my parents’ house. Our vibe for the wedding was a relaxed summer feel from beach to field, we wanted it to feel very welcoming and low key. Basically an ideal summer weekend.

From there we just made the event our own, from the wedding party lunch on a schooner in vineyard sound, to a welcome cocktail party on the beach with bonfires surrounded by adirondack chairs made by Tom, his father and uncles, the beginning of the weekend couldn’t have been more fun!

And the wedding itself was no exception…it was pretty special to be able to invite everyone to my home and to share a place that was so important to me and Tom. As a sailor myself, the Sperry Tents made of sailcloth is just a magical venue set against the backdrop of the fields. We overstuffed our guests on tons of appetizers (Chef Roland is a genius with the apps) and oysters from the Shuck Truck. And then for dinner we mixed it up a bit by having our favorite Boston restaurant Orincco cater two of our favorite dishes. Well fed & boozed up (warning: those ball jars can hold a lot!), our guest took the dance floor by force, which isn’t hard when the band is Sultans of Swing! Of course, fake Pat Benatar made another appearance…it wouldn’t have been complete without her. And then we closed down the night with some Crab Rangoons – another personal element as my friends are all rang fans and dedicated celebrators of National Crab Rangoon Day (Feb. 13th!). The whole weekend was just perfect. And it was awesome to have Katie Pietrowski be able to capture it all from the first look to the last dance, she was able to capture all the little touches and all the guests experiences!

For all you beginning this process..HAVE FUN! It is a pretty awesome experience to craft an evening for all your friends and family. And even despite all the planning and hype, you will be blown away by the experience on your wedding day. The love, support and energy of everyone you love around you just can’t be described!

Wedding Photography: Katie Pietrowski Photography |Ceremony Venue: St. Josephs Church in Falmouth, Massachusetts | Reception Venue: Private Residence in Falmouth, Massachusetts | Floral Design: Judy Fligg from All About Flowers for Weddings | Catering: Chef Roland’s Catering + Orinoco Kitchen | Oysters: Shuck Truck | Band: The Sultans of Swing | Pat Benatar Impersonator: Susan O’Shea | Tent: Sperry Tents of Marion | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier (top) + Seams Possible (custom skirt) | Bride’s Shoes: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Caitlin Murphy Stylist | Rentals: New England Country Rentals

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Cape Cod Wedding from Cape Cod Celebrations + Grazier Photography

This beautiful bride had never been to a wedding before her very own and yet she created a drop dead gorgeous wedding with the help from the talented people at Cape Cod Celebrations. Each and every detail is so lovely and each image from Grazier Photography is so pretty you could frame it. See it all right here in the full gallery!

Don’t miss this fab film from Travis Wilbur:

From Cape Cod Celebrations… Talk about a first. This was the bride’s very first wedding. Jessica is from Cuba and had never been to a wedding before her own and it was A-mazing. From the weather to the details, everything was perfect. Jessica and her fiance Eliot were incredibly relaxed and were able to enjoy every minute of their spectacular day. The couple was very particular about their look and picked all of their linens, flowers, colors, paper, you name it – it was their design, we just guided them in the right direction and made it all happen. Jessica and Eliot were also models in a past life, so every photo of them is stunning! The most important detail for the couple was their ceremony tree. The florist hung white ribbons from the tree to enhance the setting and the result was beautiful. Food was also important to them, and Crazy Chefs provided just what they were looking for – an incredible meal catered to their tastes. Matt and Enna from Gazier Photography captured an amazing day with a very special couple who was near and dear to us at Cape Cod Celebrations.

Wedding Photography: Grazier Photography / Wedding Venue: Bourne Farm in Falmouth, Massachusetts  / Event Planning + Design: Cape Cod Celebrations / Wedding Cinematography: Travis Wilber  / Floral Design: All About Flowers for Weddings / Officiant: Cindy Graham / Caterer: The Crazy Chefs Caterers / Wedding Cake: Delicious Desserts / DJ: Cape Tunes / Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / Tent: Bayside Tent and Table / Wedding Invitations: Dulce Press / Wedding Dress: Klienfeld’s Bridal

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