Folks, this is a special one. It’s the kind of wedding that truly overflows with love, from not only the couple (their proposal story is so incredibly sweet) but every single person that surrounded them on their big day. It was a glorious family affair planned by True Event at Bride’s childhood home, and it’s all made even more heart warming by the fact that her father built that beauty with his very own hands. Josh Adam Photography and Long Haul Films were on hand to make sure not a moment of this magical day was missed, and you can see it all unfold here.
From the Bridesmaids… Alexandra and Mark’s love story unfolded while attending Union College together, finding a missing piece of themselves in each other, and holding on to it tightly. Over ten years of playing each other’s better halves, they formed a bond unlike any other. Ups and downs that life presented confirmed their connection to be unbreakable. Through simple challenges that young love presents, to trying times of loss, Mark and Alex proved to be one another’s strongest ally and greatest friend.
Mark proposed romantically upon the steps of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston while taking their beloved pups for a walk. An ecstatic Alexandra was overcome with joy upon spotting both of their families on-looking nearby — including her brother, who had flown in all the way from Aspen just to share in the excitement. Alex had questioned her sanity earlier in the day, when she fell from her bike after being shaken by the possibility that she saw her brother drive by on her way home from school. Thanks to Mark’s careful planning, it was in fact him that she spotted, a coincidental glitch that would make their engagement story that much sweeter.
The setting for their summer wedding was to be the Sparks’ family home, a sprawling, yet remarkably cozy house built by Alex’s father’s own hands, in Little Compton, Rhode Island. With the beach blocks away and a perfectly breezy summer night, it would be the epitome of a romantic backyard wedding. The classic elegance of each carefully selected element would result in a wedding much like the couple themselves – inviting, elegant, warm, and timeless. From the packed, cozy chapel, to the endless energy on the dance floor, the bride and groom were surrounded by an undeniable outpouring of love from friends and family that were so excited to be celebrating the beginning of their journey as Mr. and Mrs.
The majestic tent outside the Sparks’ home set the stage for a night of delicious food (complete with funfetti cake), heartfelt speeches, and bare feet on the dance floor. The special touches that echoed the bride and grooms personalities included a Del’s lemonade cart, S’mores bar around the fire, hand passed Dark n’ Stormys, and a raw bar as long as the eye could see. The beautifully distressed farm tables lent the perfect backdrop to a tablescape dotted with unique blue and white ceramics, gorgeous hydrangeas, roses, and scattered succulents. The candlelight sprinkled throughout illuminated happy faces and added to the warm glow.
The love between this couple was palpable at all moments throughout this celebration – their exuberant personalities and warmth was infectious to all of their guests. It was hard to believe when the band played their final song because time had flown by so quickly dancing the night away beneath the sailcloth tent. There wasn’t a single detail overlooked, or a moment that wasn’t made special – this was a truly magical celebration of an exceptional couple.
Photography: Josh Adam Photography | Videography: Long Haul Films | Floral Design: Ana Rothenbuhler Vicuna | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride | Catering: Russel Morin | Hair : LaLaLuxe Salon | Band : Jerry Bennett Entertainment – The Sultans Of Swing | Venue: Private Residence | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music : La Bella Musica | Event Planning And Design: True Event | Linens: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Parrott Design Studio | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited Boston | Restroom Trailer Rentals: Luxury Loo | Tent Rentals & Lighting : Sperry Tent