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Coastal Cape Cod Wedding at Wychmere Beach Club

Cape Cod and gorgeous coastal weddings go hand in hand, yet I am always shocked right out of my seat when I see a beach chic beauty like this one at the Wychmere Beach Club.  With the sweet DIY details under that beautiful Sperry Tent, it’s picture perfect to say the least. And from the looks at the images sitting in this gallery from Zev Fisher Photography, perfect doesn’t even do it justice.


From The Bride…Mixing Summer coming to an end with the beginning of Fall touches throughout the decor, this Cape Cod wedding was heightened by the unreal weather that we were blessed with.

Growing up on the Cape in Harwich Port made deciding on a perfect setting for our day was easy. Jay and his family summer in Harwich so it is near and dear to his heart as well. We both grew up going to Wychmere Beach Club with our families and have some of our best memories from our summers there. Ultimately, it’s where we first met! It made so much sense to have our reception there. After exchanging vows in Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich we drove off in an old-school Woody Jeep Wagoneer convertible (chauffeured by Uncle Bill) to take pictures at the overlook. We loved that drive! It was the perfect way to have a mintute to enjoy the day so far. Zev Fisher our photographer got a great shot of all the bridesmaids and myself in the back. Its one of my favorite shots of the day. At cocktail hour we had the talented Brian Scully preform some acoustic classics. He made our day. My dress (Allure Bridal) was originally strapless and we worked closely with an amazing seamstress, Karen White of Brewster, to make the hand-sewn stitched lace overlay cap sleeves.

We kept the decor somewhat simple since the scenery and overall property on Wychmere is stunning in itself. Nautical flares accented the simplicity. The DIY compass escort cards were a big hit! We tied the names to burlap with navy and white twine. We fell in love with the blue mason jars and lanterns as centerpieces. It set the mood for our guests just the way we had hoped. The table names were also a DIY project. I am lucky to have very talented and artistic mother and sister. The tables were all named after places that mean a lot to Jay and I; places that we’ve been and have wonderful memories at. On the guestbook table we had a view of generation pictures as well. It was so fun to see our parents and grandparents on their wedding days. It’s always fun to reminiscence and compare notes! We could not have asked for a better day. The weather cooperated perfectly with mild temperature, hardly any wind, and the bluebird day came to an end with a completely majestic cotton candy sunset. The backdrop was breathtaking and we couldn’t have asked for more. The flowers (by New England Gardens) added a bit of romance to the overall look and blended perfectly with the seaglass bridesmaid dresses (by Belsoie). My sister and MOH stood out with a navy sash to match the boys navy suits. The staff at Wychmere was outstanding. We couldn’t have been happier with our coordinator, Karen Rood. She became like family and made our experience unforgettable.

Throughout the planning process we referred to the wedding as a party (“Can you make it to our party??”) and that was the vibe we wanted to spread; everyone have a good time, enjoy each others company, join in on the dance party, and help us celebrate our brand new life together! Our band Night Rhythm (Monica & Brian) keep the dance floor packed all night long. It was definitely a day Jay and I will never forget and we have some many people to thank for that.

Photography: Zev Fisher Photography | Videographer: Stop Go Love | Floral Design: New England Gardens | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Cake: Casual Gourmet | Invitations: M Smith & Company | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Church | Reception Venue: Wychmere Beach Club | Bridesmaid Shoes: Sperry Top Sider | Wedding Bands: DeScenza Diamonds | Bridesmaids Dresses: Belsoie | Makeup Artist: Amanda McCarthy | Hair: Oasis Salon & Day Spa | Band: Night Rhythm | Grooms Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bridal Shoes: Tory Burch | Bride's Jewelry: Kate Spade | Cocktail Hour Guitarist: Brian Scully | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Menus, Thank You Cards, Programs: Julie Rose Studio | Seamstress/Tailor: Karen White | Table Names: DIY: Mother Of The Bride | Tent: Sperry Tents | Transportation/Trolley: Cape Destinations | Wedding Dress Boutique: Le Reine Bridal | Wedding Event Coordinator: Karen Rood

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Elegant Cape Cod Wedding at the Wychmere Beach Club

It goes without saying that we see a lot of weddings on a typical day, but when a wedding like this beauty lands in our lap, we stop everything we are doing to soak it all in. This, my lovelies, has SMP written all over it. From the stunning pink peonies by Exquisite Linens And Florals to the elegant spin on a typical beach wedding to the model-worthy Bride and Groom, this gallery from Kelly Dillon had the entire SMP HQ squealing with happiness, and you can see why right here.

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From The Bride… Rick and I grew up in the same Massachusetts suburban town and lived only about a mile and a half away from each other; we even attended the same elementary school at the same time but never met until we were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Six months after our first date, Rick proposed.

We loved the idea of having our wedding on Cape Cod so our family and friends would have the opportunity to enjoy a nice summer weekend outside of the city. Rick was also a fan of the Cape because he has such fond memories from his visits to his grandparents’ summer home in Truro.

For our wedding theme and inspiration, we wanted to capture the romance of a wedding by the ocean and amplify it even more by making it feel very elegant and glamorous. We looked at a lot of different indoor venues and fell in love with the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port, MA. We chose the Harbor room because of its softly lit walls, washed out floors and expansive walls of French glass windows overlooking the harbor.

We worked with a color palette consisting of soft pink pastels, blush, and ivory, along with touches of silver to match the Harbor Room’s chandeliers and the Chiavari chairs we selected for the tables. I have always loved the look of ombré and used pink ombré subtlety in our wedding invitation suite, on the ceremony programs, with the petal toss paper holders and on the outside (and inside!) of our cake.

I knew I wanted flowers to be one of the main highlights of the wedding décor and I was thrilled when I met with Yasiris Matias, owner of Exquisite Linens & Florals in Andover, MA. She saw my vision exactly and created the most glamorous flower arrangements consisting of the highest-quality and most beautiful orchids, David Austin Roses, peonies and Dutch Hydrangeas. Yasiris also incorporated an array of stunning crystal brooches by adding them to the bouquets and the vases and candles used as decor. It truly looked like a celebrity wedding and she managed to stay within my floral and décor budget.

The DIY projects we handled for the wedding were the envelope box, the guest book, the men’s and women’s bathroom signs (photos of Rick and I when we were kids), and the pink ribbon stirrers used for the specialty cocktail – a pink margarita with pink sea salt.

I chose a mermaid style gown by Lazaro, which had very unique ruffle that Lazaro calls the “wave ruffle.” It almost looked like ocean waves (fitting for a wedding by the water!). I was thrilled when my mom and sister surprised me with a drawing Lazaro had sketched of me in the dress. We put it on display during cocktail hour. My chapel length veil was custom made with the tiniest swarovski crystals, which gave a twinkling effect when the light hit just right.

The bridesmaid dresses were by Amsale; they were the palest pink I could find and very sexy and romantic, with flowing crinkled chiffon and lingerie straps.

On the morning of our wedding, the day began with a torrential downpour, which thankfully stopped right before I left for the church. The skies were overcast and there was a very wet feeling in the air, which didn’t make for the best hair but our photographer, Kelly Dillon, did an amazing job turning the drab outdoor lighting into a mystical veil of magic for the photos! Our hair might have been windblown, but the wind also helped Kelly get some amazing shots. The sun might not have been out, but God was still shining down on us – we had the loveliest day!

Photography: Kelly Dillon Photography | Floral Design: Exquisite Linens And Florals | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Bride Hair: Megan & Mimi From Bella Sorella In Saugus, MA | Bride Makeup: Dana Chasen Thomases, Owner Of Beauty Muse Bridal | Bridesmaids Makeup: Megan From Bella Sorella In Saugus, MA | Church: First United Methodist Church Of Chatham | Dresses Purchased From : Cristinas Bridal | Wedding Venue: Wychmere Beach Club

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Cape Cod Wedding from Julia Cumes Photography

When it comes to jewelry, I’m a statement necklace kind of girl. A pop of color, a splash of bling, you name it, I love it. So when I saw this Cape Cod bride rocking a major J. Crew sparkler on the Big Day? Well, I was instantly obsessed. It’s a wedding full of unexpected pretty tucked around every nook and cranny, all captured by Julia Cumes and Media Northeast. And for those of you who can’t get enough, we’ve got a whole lot more sitting right here.

From the Bride… I absolutely fell in love with the Cape the minute I saw it on one of my new husband James’ and I first vacations together. He grew up near Boston, and his family has a summer home in Eastham. The quaint towns with the untouched beaches resonated with me, and the amazing seafood couldn’t be beat. We would take many more trips there, before James proposed to me three years later in Paris, France. I loved the effortless style and the classic beauty of the City of Light, so I knew we had to incorporate that into the big day, too!

When James and I told our families we would get married on Cape Cod, they threw themselves into helping us out. We are both busy medical residents in Rochester, NY( me in Anesthesia and James in Internal medicine)- so it was amazing to have all their support! My mom and I crafted the favors together (jars filled with salt water taffy), the photobooth backdrop, the bridesmaids robes, and the petal toss cones. My sister-in law designed and printed the invitations, the programs, and the signage. My brother drew the chalkboard welcome sign. James’ parents planned and hosted both the wedding rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch at their home. James even spent a couple late nights putting the flower place cards together!

We incorporated both New England and Parisian style with toile table cloths, oil table lanterns, and the clean, fresh backdrop of Wychmere right on Harwich Port. Our wedding coordinator Heather was amazing- she made sure our day ran like a dream and that we were well fed and watered! In the end, everything came out perfectly- our big day was the best day of our lives (despite all my anxieties and worries leading up to it)! The girls got ready in a house we rented, and we rode to the ceremony in a cute red trolley. The ceremony took place on the front lawn, and the reception happened in the Harbor Room right next to the water. Even the weather cooperated- it was sunny with blue skies, and the wind settling down just in time!

We owe all our vendors the warmest of thanks- they gave us everything we had hoped for and more. All our family and friends from around the world (from Japan, to California, to Montreal) danced the night away with the extremely talented and personable band, Clockwork. We kept it going all night long into the after-party at the bridal party house! I look back on the stunning photos from Julia on a daily basis, with very fond memories and a warm heart.

Photography: Julia Cumes | Cinematography: Media Northeast | Florist: Fancy Flowers | Wedding Cake: Becky's Bakery | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Band: Clockwork | Groom's Attire: Valentin's | Groomsmen's Attire: Tuxedo Junction | Beach Club: Wychmere Beach Club | Bridal Gown: Amsale | Bride's Necklace: J. crew | Bride's Second Dress: Ted Baker | Cake Topper: kikuike studio | Hair and Make-up: Lisa George | Invitations, Programs, Signage: Bride's Sister-in-law | Photobooth: New England Photobooth | Table Numbers: Ava Orsini

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