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Classic Wequassett Resort Summer Wedding

This Bride wins awards in my book, for first off, having one fabulously chic dress, and number two, saying “I do” in one of the prettiest locales I’m lucky enough to know. Deborah Zoe and McElroy Weddings caught it all on camera so we can all sit back as winter rolls in and sink into the beauty of this seaside summer celebration in all its glory – join me in the VAULT right this way!

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Summer
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Resort
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Classic

From Deborah Zoe Photography… Sarah and Justin wanted their guests to experience all the beauty of the Cape. Surrounded by a warm summer breeze and the beautifully manicured grounds of the Wequassett Resort, Sarah and Justin’s guests were treated to stunning ocean views and the very best Cape Cod has to offer. Sarah meticulously chose each detail to create a timeless and elegant feel to the day, reflecting who Sarah and Justin are together. In short, it was breathtaking. Sarah and Justin grew up just a few towns away from each other but didn’t meet until a chance encounter on Valentine’s Day in NYC. Though they live in NYC, they wanted to marry on the Cape, a place that holds has much meaning for them and their families. The couple mixed classic details with their own unique modern style for a tailored look throughout the day. Sarah got ready at her parent’s historic home on the Cape while Justin got ready with his groomsmen in a suite at the Wequassett.

From the Bride… Justin and I met on Valentine’s Day in the West Village and quickly bonded over our Massachusetts roots. We learned that we grew up ten minutes apart in small towns; it was easy to fall in love with someone with such a similar background. While dating we made many trips north to my parent’s house on Cape Cod and once we were engaged we knew it would be the perfect setting for our wedding.

The Wequassett Resort has always been a family favorite to celebrate special occasions. I have always wanted to get married there and thankfully, Justin loved it immediately. We both wanted to get married outside and Pleasant Bay provided a stunning background. The lush setting combined with the exceptional staff at the Wequassett made it an easy choice for our venue.

Walking down the aisle, I could barely keep it together. Standing at the top of the stairs and seeing all of our closest friends and family in one place was so overwhelming. The love we were shown that day took my breath away. We wanted to have a ceremony that was personal, intimate and non-traditional. We wrote our vows together and added in a few surprises, bringing in a bit of humor. We worked with our officiant to create a ceremony that was very personal and special to us. Neither of us made it through the first line of our vows without crying; it is my favorite memory from the day.

We envisioned an elegant, sophisticated wedding and wanted to avoid the nautical aspects you typically see on Cape Cod. Small details were important to me, like the monogram on our invitation suite and all paper goods, which changed after we became Mr. and Mrs. (most people probably did not notice, but I knew!). My mother spent the year collecting unique pieces of silver for the flower arrangements and escort card table. They are pieces we now have in our home and treasure. If you asked Justin what he cared about his immediate response was “great food, wine and music.” The Wequassett more than delivered with the food and wine and Kahootz kept people dancing all night long. People raved about them the next day.

What a gift it is to spend a weekend surrounded by the love of your closest family and friends. I wish I could relive the weekend over and over again. Even my parents want to do it again, it was that fantastic.

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Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography | Cinematography: McElroy Films | Floral Design: Fancy Flowers | Wedding Dress: Le Spose di Gio | Cake: Konditor Meister | Stationery: Lady Slipper Stationery | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair + Makeup: Lisa George | Band: K2 Band | Groom's Attire: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | Officiant: Kathleen Geagan | Venue: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Linen Rentals: Be Our Guest | Live Wedding Painter: Vesna Longton

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Cape Cod Wedding at Wequassett Resort

I’m just going to come out and say it, the Cape is magic. Want proof? One look at the snaps from Lynette Boyle of this romantic affair awash with whimsical details (like pineapple accented decor) and you’ll see just what I mean. It’s the type of wedding that’ll have you pinning for days, and you can watch it all unfold right over here!

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Spring
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Elegant

From Lynette Boyle PhotographyWhen Holly contacted me last year about photographing her and Brian’s wedding on the Cape, it was a no brainer to say yes. Having known the family personally for years and photographing Holly’s sister’s wedding, I knew I would be in for a good party. Holly and Brian met through mutual friends a few years ago, though ironically enough, Holly’s sister had knew the groom in college. She jokes that the first time Holly came to visit her for a long weekend in Boston (over 10 years ago), Brian was most likely in the same club! Though it didn’t happen that night, sparks eventually flew all those years later, and it wasn’t too long before Brian proposed.

Holly and Brian both have a classic, but contemporary style that just clicks. I’m pretty certain that even if they had not coordinated the maids and the men before hand, the bridal party would have looked flawless. They played off their gorgeous ocean front venue, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, with a navy, blush, and gold color palette. They chose a bit of classic resort whimsy by including pineapples throughout their décor. Holly was a stunning bride in her Matthew Christopher gown. Her hair and makeup were absolutely classic…seriously, that hair! She even wore the same veil her sister wore two years ago on her wedding day. The maids’ long dresses ruffled softly in the ocean breeze, and the guys looked sharp in their classic navy suits, with just a pop of blush from their Vineyard Vines ties. Their florals were cream, white, and blush, and featured showstoppers like peonies and hydrangeas. Blush peonies adorned their four-tiered cake, which featured the same dove rings that appeared on Holly’s grandmother’s wedding cake.

Being organized was the key to making it easy for these two to let go and enjoy their celebration. Instead of spending time stressing out about little details, they made their important decisions early on and were happy to let their vendors take the wheel. This allowed them to be present with their guests, knowing that any small hiccups that might occur probably weren’t very important anyways. Their May wedding was absolutely perfect…sunny and warm with a light breeze, but most importantly, it was filled with their loved ones from near and far.

Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Brattle Square Florist | Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher | Cake: Montilio's | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Laura Preshong | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | Makeup Artist: Blush & Tryst | Hair Stylist: Stacey Kuehn | Band: Night Shift | Groom's Attire: Vineyard Vines | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Groomsmen Attire: Brooks Brothers | Wedding Venue: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club | Bridal Boutique: Allegra Bridal | Bride's Clutch: Shopbop | Bride's Hair Clip: jennifer behr | Bride's Jewelry: Marcia Moran | Bride's Jewelry: Miriam's Jewelry | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Invitation Suite: Checkerboards | Mr + Mrs Chair Back Sign: BHLDN | Pineapple Candles: Anthropologie | Program And Menu: Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Dress Hanger: BHLDN | Wooden H+B Sign: Rustic Marlin

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Romantic Wequassett Resort Wedding

I may be a bit biased, but a good ol’ nautical New England wedding takes the cake for me any day. The wispy dune grass, the expansive dockside views, the way the sun kisses the deep blue sea… they win me over every time. This one from Kelly Dillon is no exception, especially with those peach bouquets from Lilacs and don’t even get me started on that stunning Bride prettied up by Blush. See it all here!

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Fall
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Golf Club
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Romantic

From the beautiful Bride… Dave and I met almost 8 years ago when we were next door neighbors in Arlington. Dave proposed at our apartment late on Christmas Eve just over a year ago, and it was very sweet and low key.

When we started looking for venues on the Cape, we fell in love with Wequassett’s amazing views and traditional Cape Cod feel. We wanted our wedding to be a relaxed and informal celebration with close family and friends. Trying to keep the decor soft and simple to complement the beautiful outdoor setting, we went with subtle colors throughout (neutral toned bridesmaids, dresses, amazing blush pink and cream flowers from Lilacs). Can’t say enough good things about our incredible vendors that handled and captured all of of the important details of the day!

Photography: Kelly Dillon Photography | Floral Design: Lilacs | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade | Makeup: Blush | Hair: Kris Pavao | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Wedding Venue: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

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