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A Gilded Cape Cod Classic Wedding With A Touch Of Fall Details


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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]The couple chose to incorporate gold and ivory accents throughout their reception decor complimented by neutral florals. [/field]
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Meaghan + Brian’s day perfectly encompassed Cape Cod classic with a touch of fall. Because the Cape has always been so special to us, it only felt right that we got married down there! We’ve always loved Falmouth, so when we found the the coonamesset it just felt like the perfect match. The venue was so gorgeous and we loved that it had a view of the water. It made for a picture perfect fall weekend. We wanted a simple elegant look and all the details came together in that way. We had lots of white mixed with green flowers, gold accents, and lots of candles that created a magical atmosphere.

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[field title=”Proposal Story”]Before getting engaged, we had been together for 8 years and have always loved being on Cape Cod. In September 2022 we had plans for a Cape Cod weekend. We ventured down to Chatham for lunch at the Squire and before heading in we stopped at the Kate Gould Park, where Brian proposed!
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]Meaghan’s dress was classic mixed with modern – the perfect Cape bridal style.[/field]
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]Bridesmaids wore a dusty rose velvet perfect for fall. [/field]
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]Their timeless look gave a nod to the nearby ocean with a deep blue color. [/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]Meaghan + Brian joined their guests for cocktail hour where their evening of wining and dining kicked off. Their multi-course luxurious meal was a treat for their guests and fueled everyone well to hit the dance floor for the rest of the night![/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Ditching the chivari chairs, the couple chose classic neutrals with wood accents through their reception decor. [/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Meaghan + Brian’s cake choice was classic, simple and elegant. White buttercream with fresh floral accents perfectly suited their day. [/field]
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Since we started dating, we’ve always loved the band Kodaline. We picked The One to be our wedding song long before we were engaged. We just always knew that was the first song we wanted to dance to. Throughout dinner, we had three other special songs play. You Look Wonderful tonight (Brian’s parent’s wedding song), Just You and Me (Meaghan’s parent’s wedding song), and the Voyage (a song cherished by Meaghan’s grandparents).

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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]The couple departed the ceremony in a classic vintage car that belonged to the groom’s father. [/field]
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Photography: Addie Eshelman | Floral Design: the root | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Veronica's Sweetcakes | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Saint Patrick's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Summercamp Hotel | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Revelry | Catering: Summercamp Hotel | DJ: Good Times Unlimited | Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse | Beauty: DeAnne Duquette | Beauty: Darian Dimauro

Coastal Elegance in Blues and Greens at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead


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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]The wedding palette was carefully curated to encompass serene shades of blues, greens, and neutrals, including creamy tones, soft ivories, and the rustic allure of aged pottery and woven basket textures.[/field]
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The wedding was carefully planned to reflect the beautiful coastal landscape, with the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts serving as a focal point. This venue was special to the couple as it was a place where they have bonded over their love for sailing and created many memories together. Marblehead, as a whole, has a special place in their hearts, providing the perfect backdrop for sharing their love story with guests coming from different parts of the country. The design was inspired by the rustic charm of old-world coastal cottages, featuring a palette of blue and green hues, block-printed linens from Stradley Davidson, natural textures, and carefully curated hard goods. The florals, crafted by Kerianne Nelson Floral, were designed to exude organic and textural beauty in shades of white, blue, and verdant greenery. Candles in varying shades of blue and green, potted herbs, and plants added character and allure to the tablescapes. Each guest was presented with bespoke menus from Peak Event Services, and the head table featured place cards nestled within small clay potted plants, hand-lettered with guests’ names by Pretty in Ink. Every element was chosen carefully to evoke a timeless charm and relaxed sophistication. From the weathered woods to rustic accents, every detail enveloped guests in a warm embrace of coastal comfort and nostalgic serenity, ensuring a truly unforgettable celebration.

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[field title=”Proposal Story”]On a memorable ski trip to Vail, CO, Pat planned a surprise proposal at the summit of the mountain. Katherine had no idea what was coming, even though Pat tried to convince her to remove her helmet. She clung to her gear, oblivious to the surprise waiting for her at the top. When Pat dropped to one knee, Katherine’s surprise was palpable. The breathtaking scenery mirrored the exhilaration of the occasion as they embarked on this thrilling new chapter of their lives together.[/field]
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[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]The bridesmaids dressed in stunning blue dresses, each in different shades subtly varied to express their individuality. This thoughtful approach made them feel confident and comfortable while also perfectly matching the design and aesthetic of the wedding.[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]Katherine and Pat aimed to showcase New England’s delectable flavors through their menu, taking guests on a culinary journey to explore the region’s rich gastronomic heritage. During the mingling time, guests enjoyed delightful passed hors d’oeuvres, including tantalizing Lobster Corn Fritters and indulgent Clam Chowder Shooters, which captured the essence of coastal indulgence. The esteemed Island Creek Oyster added to the experience with an unforgettable live shucking display at an exquisite raw bar, tantalizing taste buds with the freshest seafood flavors. During cocktail hour, mini martinis were served as a tribute to Katherine & Pat’s favorite date night: sipping martinis on the CYC porch on warm summer evenings.

For the main course, guests could choose from locally sourced haddock or succulent beef tenderloin, with each dish celebrating the bounty of New England’s land and sea. As the evening progressed, late-night cravings were satisfied with irresistible grilled cheese fries, roast beef sliders, an iconic dish of Boston’s North Shore, and an enticing ice cream bar, ensuring guests danced into the night with satisfied appetites.

Signature drinks such as the refreshing Paloma and the iconic Dark and Stormy were expertly crafted to complement the culinary offerings. For those opting for a non-alcoholic option, the Marblehead Spritz is delighted with its sparkling blend of local blackberry, honey, and mint, offering a refreshing sip of regional flavors.[/field]
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The wedding’s paper and stationery were an enchanting centerpiece to the overall design. They showcased exquisite painted watercolor artwork byWouldn’t It Be Lovely. Each piece had intricate details, including a custom interlocking monogram and a beautiful portrait of the Corinthian Yacht Club with Marblehead Light gracing the background. Caitlin from Wouldn’t it Be Lovely captured the essence of Katherine and Pat’s love story by painting their sailboat, which became a cherished focal point throughout the paper. The stationery flawlessly tied together the entire design concept by incorporating scalloped edges and delicate blue and green patterns inspired by the Stradley Davidson Linen Collective. This cohesive aesthetic extended to the menus, signs, and table numbers, where the same watercolor style and attention to detail were evident. This created a harmonious and enchanting atmosphere that captivated guests from the moment they received their invitations.

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Katherine and Pat’s wedding cake came from Montilio’s, a renowned bakery that also made the iconic cake for John F. and Jackie Kennedy’s wedding. The couple decided to serve this as one of the flavors for their guests in addition to Italian Olive Oil and Mocha Marble. The Presidential White Cake comprises three layers of delicate white cake, generously filled with luscious raspberry preserves and frosted with a delightful raspberry frosting. The cake is adorned with sweet vanilla buttercream, and it has a long-standing legacy as it has graced the tables of notable occasions, including President Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball in 1961. The cake’s popularity continued as Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush chose it for their Inaugural Balls, solidifying its place in culinary history.

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Katherine and Pat had made it a top priority to create a leisurely timeline leading up to their wedding. This allowed them to enjoy precious moments with their loved ones before the festivities began. One of their pre-wedding relaxation highlights was sharing drinks with their wedding party at Maddie’s Sail Loft, a beloved local haunt in the heart of a historic seaport town with ties to the American Revolution. As soon as they stepped through the doors of Maddie’s Sail Loft, they were enveloped in Marblehead’s rich history. The walls were adorned with antique fishing memorabilia, and locals shared tales of the town’s maritime past. Despite its storied past, Maddie’s seamlessly blended old-world charm with modern comforts. This laid-back gathering provided the perfect prelude to the wedding celebrations, reflecting the couple’s easygoing nature and deep bonds with their friends. It set the tone for a day filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories, perfectly encapsulating the essence of Katherine, Pat, and their friendships.

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The wedding ceremony took place at Crocker Park, which is renowned for its breathtaking views of Marblehead Harbor. The picturesque setting was chosen carefully for its scenic beauty and strategic vantage point, offering glimpses of the Corinthian Yacht Club, the reception venue, across the water. Every detail of the ceremony was thoughtfully curated to complement the natural splendor of the surroundings. The grounds were decorated with a magnificent floral arch, which framed the couple as they exchanged vows without detracting from the panoramic vista. Guests were seated in elegant bamboo chairs adorned with charming tassel umbrellas placed throughout the space to ensure comfort and style. As Katherine and Pat made their joyful exit, a string quartet from Speechless Music filled the air with a stirring rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” adding a touch of timeless romance to the momentous occasion. After the ceremony, the newlyweds embarked on a unique journey. They departed from a boat launch at Crocker Park, crossed the harbor by boat, and arrived at their cocktail reception. This created an unforgettable and enchanting transition between the ceremony and the celebration.

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Photography: Catherine Band | Cinematography: readyset[film] | Event Design: Kate Murtaugh Events & Design | Event Planning: Kate Murtaugh Events & Design | Floral Design: Kerianne Nelson Flora | Cake: Montilio's | Invitations: Wouldn't It Be Lovely | Ceremony Venue: Crocker Park | Hair and Makeup: tada makeup | Lighting: DesignLightCo. | Band: The Hudson Project | Ceremony Music: SpeechLess Music | Wedding Venue: Corinthian Yacht Club | Linens: Stradley Davidson Linen Collective | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Raw Bar: Island Creek Oysters | Rentals: Peak Event Services

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A Quintessential Nantucket Wedding in Summertime Blues


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[field title=”The Inspiration”]The vision for this full weekend design on Nantucket developed by Keri Ketterer Walter of Always Yours was intentionally intimate, original and evoked a modern take on coastal charm. We balanced Summer-inspired pops of color with a quintessential base palette of blues, greens and whites. For the welcome reception, we focused on highlighting the poolside space of the estate, adding a dash of Slim Aaron’s poolside glamour to keep the vibe energetic and start the weekend with a truly exciting kick-off celebration. We went bolder, brighter and more vibrant with the palette and details, channeling a 60s colorful design from the linens, to the florals and the playful stationery from Gus and Ruby Letterpress.

For the ceremony, this meaningful moment was floral-focused and built into and around the existing gardens and pergola of Green Market. This created a fully immersive and romantic setting that enveloped guests from the first moment of the celebration.

For the reception, we focused on an al fresco intimate dinner with a unique tablescape against the traditional Nantucket shingled homes on the estate. This tablescape was comprised of a dynamic series of round tables featuring various coastal inspired linens from Reverie Social. The place settings were filled with cut crystal glassware from La Affitto felt like an extension of home, alongside the effortless vignettes of stunning florals by J Landry arranged in hand selected vases, rattan vessels and textured candles.
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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]Welcome Party:
Pink, Yellow

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[field title=”The Venue”]The Green Market Farm is a private estate on Nantucket and was selected for its coastal charm, luxurious finishes, pristine landscaping featuring all-white florals, and variety of spaces for entertaining.[/field]
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]Eva Franco. Chosen for its understated and delicate charm for an at-home wedding.[/field]
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[field title=”Florals & Decor”]It was important for florals to elevate each event, while seamlessly complimenting the existing structures and landscaping. Bold hues of pink and yellow were chosen to add elements of surprise and fun to the welcome party. Plush, all-white couches and chairs supplemented the space and created visual connection to the displayed bar backs. In juxtaposition to the prior events, the wedding day florals and decor were delicate shades of blue, green and lavender. For the reception, round tables with varying linens, aligned in alternating directions, created one grand head table. Delicate florals arranged in basket-weave vases and green taper candles acted as a through-line centerpiece.[/field]
[field title=”Favorite Design Element”]The reception table – bringing individual rounds to create one head table was perfect for the intimate setting.[/field]
[field title=”Tips To Pull Off The Look”]Ways to Achieve this Quintessential Coastal Tablescape with a Twist:
This modern yet timeless tablescape can be recreated by combining a classic color palette, sourcing textiles with patterns found in coastal home interiors and adding layers of local garden florals in vases found naturally at home or from the potting shed. Try choosing china, silver and glassware that feels like it has been pulled straight from the cupboards and cabinets – this is one of our favorite ways to give a design that feeling of “home.” And then the final ingredient is the twist, which comes from unique implementation. In this case, we chose round tables instead of long tables to allow us to mix patterns, fabrics, vases, candles and florals, while giving a dynamic shape to a long and intimate table. When creating this look, think of ways you can turn a few classic details on their heads to add that modern twist that will surprise and delight guests.
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Photography: Jessa Schifilliti, Photographer | Cinematography: Harrison Films | Event Planning: Always Yours Events | Styling: Bridal Vogue | Floral Design: Beach Plum Floral | Stationery: Gus And Ruby Letterpress | Wedding Bands: Jewel In The Sea | Catering: PPX Events | Hair and Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Groom's Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Officiant: Holly Ruth Finigan | Venue: The Green Market Farm Nantucket | Venue: The Green Market Farm Nantucket | Beer & Cocktails: Cisco Brewers | Bridal Jewelry Rental: Verstolo | Bronco: Green Brier Life | Designer: Always Yours Events | Dress Designer: Eva Franco | Legal: Artist Lawyer | Linen Company: Reverie Social | Rentals: The Event Rental Company | Tabletop Rentals: La Affitto | Vow Books: The Jess Press | Welcome Boxes: Lux Box Co.

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James Bond Inspired New England Garden Wedding


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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]The colors were inspired by New England, Bermuda and England!! The bride is from Massachusetts, the groom was from England and they both live in the Bermuda. They were inspired to choose shades of blue, green and white. [/field]
[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]This couple truly wanted to have an English garden inspired wedding with a touch of retro Bermuda vibes. They chose a historic estate in New England that has luscious gardens and accented all of their design elements with overgrown greenery and floral arrangements. The motif for their wedding was James Bond, not only because the groom was from England, but his last name is Bond. [/field]
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The bride’s gown was found in the incredible and beautiful bridal shop Bridals By Lori. The bride went with her closest friends for a beautiful trip to see Lori. She selected a beautiful ballgown by Valentini Sposi.

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[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]The bridesmaid all wore different shades of blue gowns in different necklines and styles! They had the best accessory for photographs: parasols!! [/field]
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]The grooms and groomsmen all wore navy and black tuxes. [/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]The couple wanted to let their backgrounds shine through their food. During cocktail hour it was the perfect combination of New England, England and Bermuda. They featured classics from New England such Lobster Rolls and Scallops to showing a true not to England with Petite Beef Wellingtons. Their signature drinks are staples of the Caribbean: Rum Swizzle and Dark and Stormy. They even ended their evening by serving a late night Sausage Cart as a nod to Fenway Park. [/field]
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It was truly one of my favorite weddings to design. This couple allowed their English garden vision to brought to life by the florals and the estate. We had beautiful overgrown garden arrangements for the ceremony, to the framed floral entrance of the tent to their stunning centerpieces. We incorporated so many elements to bring England to the states including vintage post box and telephone booth. Their crest was a nod to England’s crown which was on their invitations, menu and cups. They even had badminton available for guests to play throughout the evening. As a nod to their home in Bermuda, we had vintage Veuve boxes, black and white dance floor and rattan chandeliers with touches of greenery.

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[field title=”Wedding Cake”]The wedding cake was inspired by classic and timeless vibe. It was a three tier masterpieces decked with edible pearls. [/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]The carried their James Bond inspired music throughout the evening. Their entire cocktail hour was music from James Bond films. They were introduced to the James Bond Theme song and event their first dance song was Nobody Does it Better by Carly Simon! [/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #1″]Their table numbers were named after the James Bond films. All of the couples’ favorites! They were framed in rattan to carry through the Bermuda vibes. [/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]Their card box was a vintage post box from England and their seating chart/photobooth was displayed on an English phone booth!! [/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #3″]The couple had an espresso martini bar!!! It was the perfect nightcap for their guests. [/field]
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Photography: By Halie | Event Planning: Katydyd Events | Floral Design: Buds Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Valentini Sposi | Cake: Montillio's | Invitations: Serif Sans Designs | Ceremony Venue: Glen Magna Farms | Reception Venue: Glen Magna Farms | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Catering: Vinwood | Calligraphy: Merrow Creative | Entertainment: Murray Hill Talent | Transportation: Black Tie Limousine | Beauty: Styles by Callie | Beauty: Aline Sarkis Beauty | Bridal Store: Bridals By Lori | Rentals: Felicia's XO The Girls | Rentals: Consider It Done Special Events | Rentals: Refined Rentals | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Rentals: The Event Co.

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You’d Never Know Tornado Warnings Were Issued Right Before This Cape Cod Wedding!


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The wedding colors were blush, peach, and cerulean.

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[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]Christiana and Kyle and their team focused on the combination of textures, patterns, and colors to bring a tropical twist to the classic Cape Cod vibe, and they perfectly succeeded! Despite a major hiccup – tornado warnings (yes, shockingly in Cape Cod!) whipped through the area as the vendors headed to the venue for the day, the sun came out 30 minutes before the ceremony and it looked like nothing ever happened! The design team executed this vision with ease, infusing the entire day with bright colors![/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]Coastal cuisine was highlighted, with guests enjoying a raw bar during cocktail hour.[/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Vibrant colors were infused into this wedding design, with lush florals in shades of peach and pink around every corner.[/field]
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Photography: Alex Paul Photography | Videography: Salt + Pine Films | Floral Design: Beach Plum Floral | Rings: Dutilles Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Catering: Wychmere Beach Club | Makeup: Leather & Lace Artistry | Makeup: Beauty by Lo | Hair: Leather & Lace Artistry | Entertainment: City Event Group | Men's Attire: Suit Supply | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Michelle Trei | Transportation: Cape Destinations | Venue: Wychmere Beach Club | Bridal Accessories: Stuart Weitzman | Bridal Accessories: Dior | Bridal Gown: Alexandra's Boutique | Bridal Gown: Enzoani | Custom Oyster Shucker Backdrop: Boston Backdrops | Escort Cards: Serif & Sans Design Co. | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Pet Coordination: For the Love of Paws | Photo Booth: Level Up Your Selfie | Planning & Design: Jessica Hennessey Weddings | Reception Dress: Sherri Hill | Rehearsal Dinner: Lobster Roll Cruises | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Stationery & Invitation Suite: Wouldn't It Be Lovely

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The Simplicity of a Coastal Chic Wedding on Cape Cod


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The wedding colors were white, soft champagne, sand, green (via the grass, greenery, club shutters), and blue (via the ocean, club decor).

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Inspired by the bride’s love of all things white minimalism within interior design, the vision for our wedding was timeless coastal chic with a touch of modern. Wianno Club was the perfect setting – so beautiful on its own filled with character and seaside elegance. We worked to weave in textures and highlight the natural beauty + history of Osterville with rattan accents, pearls, and oyster shells. A refined coastal aesthetic is really hard to achieve without going too nautical, so we were very intentional about where we brought in these design elements.

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[field title=”Proposal Story”]In true millennial fashion, the bride popped up on the groom’s Facebook page and he had to find out “why no one was dating this girl”. While from the same hometown, they had never met in high school. It was a long summer of playing hard to get but he never gave up. Many years later, he proposed on Christmas morning after opening stockings at home. Both being December babies, the engagement was special and intimate with time spent celebrating with friends and family. Our wedding day was 10+ years in the making which made 2023 a perfect year for us having begun dating in 2013. Guests received custom golf tees in their wedding welcome totes that were engraved with “REDDI IN TEN” – a play on our last name.[/field]
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The bride wore a draping silk gown “Bella” by Grace Loves Lace – a simple yet timeless look that flowed effortlessly in the ocean breeze. Reminiscent of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s minimalist ’90s wedding look which broke bridal rules at the time, the slip dress style was so comfortable and easy to dance in. The Grace Loves Lace dress featured a high slit to show off the bride’s tulle Jimmy Choo heels with pearl accents.

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The bridesmaids dresses, by Revelry, brought out the color of the sand in various styles and textures. While the soft champagne satin and tiered styles are modern, the cohesive look felt classic. The dresses were all floor length to create a more formal vibe, and blend seamlessly with the groomsman tuxes. The bride’s vision was that the dresses be as close to white as possible without actually being white. The bridesmaids did however wear white nightgowns lined with feathers in the morning, creating a chic getting ready moment.

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Keeping with the classic, timeless feel, the groomsmen wore black tuxes with peak lapels and bowties. They were also gifted custom cufflinks personalized with their names and the Wianno Club logo. The groom wore David Yurman Mother of Pearl cufflinks gifted by the bride to align with the Osterville setting along with a two-tone Rolex Daytona.

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The menu catered by Wianno Club included seaside features along with some of the bride and groom’s simple favorites such as mini grilled cheese and kobe sliders. Guests were served a duet entree surf and turf style – filet mignon and herb crusted chatham cod. The massive raw bar housed in a white boat was a crowd pleaser and served as almost a design piece during cocktail hour. The custom cocktails – Aperol Spritz and Palomas – provided a pop of color across the otherwise soothing coastal palette for the day. Guests were surprised with a flatbread late night station to close out the reception and fuel up for the after-party.

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The stunning florals designed by Botanique of Cape Cod included dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, and of course classic Cape Cod favorite, hydrangeas. Guests were greeted by a gorgeous floral arbor set against the ocean bluff as they entered the ceremony. The arbor was later repurposed to frame the sweetheart table – an eye catching statement against the white latticework. Classic centerpieces filled with white blooms added texture to the reception space and bud vases were used to add simple elegance to cocktail hour. Florals were a huge priority for us as they allowed us to enhance the already beautiful space rather than overshadowing it with additional decor. The groom also built a custom welcome sign color matched to the bridesmaids dresses which was adorned with more florals.

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[field title=”Wedding Cake”]The simple but chic 2-tier wedding cake was a design piece featuring vertical lines, texture, and a raw edge topped with white florals. Guests were also welcomed to a Four Seas ice cream sundae bar, a local Cape Cod favorite since 1934. [/field]
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With the popularity of wedding TikTok and DIYs on the rise, the bride took many of the design elements into her own hands with the help of Canva and Cricut. The custom BT monogram (designed on Canva) was used across many elements of the wedding weekend including the letterpress invitation, the invitation and menu wax seals, drink stirrers, cocktail napkins, signature drinks sign, and frosted cups. It was also used to customize golf balls, which the groomsmen used throughout the weekend on Wianno’s signature putting green and golf course. The bride used her Cricut to customize acrylic accents including the card box, welcome table signage, signature drinks menu, and custom wedding welcome bags. The most labor intensive but rewarding project was hand painting 180 oyster shells in pearl and champagne and adding each guest’s name via Cricut to serve as place cards. Other DIYs included: venue envelope liners, invitation suite assembly with wax seals and ribbons, bridesmaid hangers, menu assembly with wax seals, and a hand painted / mod-podged champagne bottle. It was so satisfying to see everything come to life!

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The groom, a software engineer, put his DIY skills to use creating all of the table numbers and the welcome sign lettering with his 3D printer. Each frame + number took around 4 hours just to print! He also printed initial wine charms for all of the girls to use on their coupe glasses while getting ready. The printer allowed us to use our wedding fonts and design everything exactly how we wanted when we couldn’t find what we needed available to purchase.

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[field title=”Special Detail #3″]The flower girls used Nantucket baskets handmade by the mother of the bride back in the ’90s. We loved that we could give these baskets a new life and the New England aesthetic was exactly what we wanted![/field]
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Photography: Katherine Brackman Photography | Cinematography: In Our Image Photos | Coordination: Cape Cod Celebrations | Floral Design: Botanique | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Cake: Delicious Desserts | Invitations: Bayou Letterpress Shop (Etsy) | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Revelry | Band: Wilson Stevens Band | Groom's Attire: State & Liberty | Groomsmen's Attire: State & Liberty | Transportation: Cape Destinations | Wedding Venue: Wianno Club | Beauty: Michelle's Hair & Beauty Bridal | Rentals: Chase Canopy

A Classic Boston Wedding Celebrating The Colors Of Springtime


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The wedding colors were Pink, Green, and Gold.

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My vision was to mix a traditional romantic wedding with some non-traditional elements. The historic Fairmont Copley Plaza is exquisite, with gilded glam. My idea was to pretend an ivy garden had taken over the Ballroom! Which meant a lot of communication from me to my amazing vendor team!! One example was the awesome luggage cart from the hotel that I asked to borrow. We purchased vintage luggage and asked our florist to fill them with flowers for our authentic hotel-style “Welcome” sign!

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[field title=”Proposal Story”]Jake and I have been together for over 12 years, he proposed after one of our weekly Friday date nights in our small town on December 17th, 2021! We had our annual family Christmas Dinner in Boston the next day and decided to keep the Friday night to ourselves and tell them all in person! We love to live in the moment because life is short, we enjoyed by cuddling with our golden retriever, Macie and watching the Grinch! [/field]
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My mom actually found my wedding dress; she shipped it to the Boston bridal boutique, L’elite, secretly, and it was the 3rd dress I tried on. I knew it was the one, and so did she. I think with a very traditional Catholic Wedding, it was nice to have something non-traditional to surprise my now husband, Jake, & our wedding guests! It was stunning.

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[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]For the bridesmaid’s dresses, I wanted them to wear white or ivory, it is so classy & it would make my dress pop a bit more since it had some green in it. Finding white or ivory bridesmaids dresses… isn’t too common, so it was basically them going into the Bridal section in any store or online store. I wanted my best friends to feel comfortable and pretty, and select a style that is true to them. So they had the task to just find a dress that they love and actually WANT to wear, somewhere from Revolve, Saks, Net-a-Porter, Show Me Your Mumu, Anthropology, and more; which was great because it was also in a price range they were comfortable in! After all, being in a wedding is a lot; and I am so blessed to have had them by my side!

For the Matron of Honors (2 sisters), Maid of Honor, and my beautiful mother, they all wore our favorite, Alexia Maria gowns. My mom wore a pale mint color to complement mine, as she walked me down the aisle. [/field]
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The Groom, Jake, wore a custom tux from George’s Apparel in NH. This is where both he and my dad were going to go for their tux; with my dad passing away suddenly the day before Thanksgiving from a cardiac arrest, Jake was still determined to go to the place my dad always went from my sister’s weddings in the town he grew up in.

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza is known for its amazing food, so they took the lead in that regard.

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The florals were outstanding from Olive James Bouquets. All of the Bridesmaid’s bouquets I wanted to be simple and minimal, but that “look” is often just as difficult, if not more, as the traditional bouquets. I thought a small lily of the valley bridal bouquet would compliment my dress and tie into the Catholic tradition as well! The cherry blossoms, don’t get us started; our florist kept her garage at 40 degrees to keep the cherry blossom trees from blooming; she even timed one branch to see how long it would take. Incredible. Our cocktail & reception decor was so fun to design with my mom! My mom and I made 180 pink silk bows to place on top of the guest plates. Our drink signage tied into our invitations, using the facial profiles of Jake and I throughout the designs, such as the “his and her” cocktails that I made on my computer! We ordered a variety of custom matchbooks to be placed all around the cocktail tables & bars for an easy/fun favor for guests to take home!

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[field title=”Wedding Cake”]When I asked Jake if we could have a pink cake, I wasn’t sure how he would take it. But he loved the idea too. It matches our pink bows and it came out so beautifully! I wanted a tiered cake with the traditional pillars like my parents had. But again, to bring in some non-traditional elements.. it was pink, and confetti cake! I feel like no one remembers your wedding cake or what it looks like, so why not have some fun with it! [/field]
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Our first dance was to “How Deep is your Love” by the Bee Gees, performed by our amazing band, Night Shift Entertainment!

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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]We did a non-traditional first look, I wasn’t in my gown yet and only had makeup down and we met to exchange gifts face to face. It was something we never thought we would do because we love the tradition; but after some thought, we decided to see each other and I am so glad we did (and still kept the dress a secret). I then gifted Jake my dad’s cufflinks to wear that my dad also wore to my sister’s wedding. [/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]My mom and I shared the Father/Daughter dance and halfway through the song we brought my 2 sisters to the dance floor; this wasn’t planned. Just felt right. The band said everyone join the dance floor, and our family and friends just watched us 4 in amazement. We needed each other in that moment. And a beautiful tribute to our dad! [/field]
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My mom got me a charm for my bridal bouquet, it was my dad’s fingerprint!

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Photography: Jessica K. Feiden | Cinematography: Priscilla Marie Films | Coordination: Planned Perfect Events | Floral Design: Olive James Bouquets | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Dessert Works | Invitations: Designs by Robyn Love | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Of The Holy Cross | Reception Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alexia Maria | DJ: Night Shift Entertainment | Groom's Attire: George's Apparel | Accomodations: Fairmont Copley Plaza | Beauty: Makeup by Tracy | Beauty: My Big Hair Day | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Birreria at Eataly | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Rentals: Chic Party Carts | Rentals: Tommy Wholesale | Rentals: Old Town Trolley | Rentals: Black Tie Limousine | Rentals: Cjc Event Lighting | Rentals: after the tone | Weddings Rings: Jeffrey Scott Jewelry

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This Upscale Backyard Wedding Screams ‘Coastal Grandma’ Style


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[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]This wedding on Martha’s Vineyard set itself apart with the bride’s clear vision for an upscale “coastal grandma vibe.” Maeve and Connor chose to host their wedding at Maeve’s parent’s summer home on the island. This allowed them the flexibility to transform the space into a wedding venue for the evening while still being able to feel at ease and snap photos in the family garden.[/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]Three weeks after Maeve moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, she ran into Connor at a local brewery. Soon after that day, they went on their first date, where they rode scooters around the city and enjoyed the local fare. Connor proposed about a year and a half later. That day Maeve had made brunch plans with some of Connor’s family. Connor got ready for his usual Saturday mornings at work, sending Maeve and her company off to brunch without him. That morning the city was also covered in a surprise snowstorm, the biggest it had seen in years. Maeve didn’t think Connor would be in attendance, but when she arrived, the restaurant was closed due to the weather. Connor came out from behind the corner and surprised her with a proposal alongside all her guests.[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]The meal began with homemade focaccia with garden herb pesto and a green salad, followed by morning glory butternut squash ravioli for an entrée. Drinks included a champagne truck by The Bubbly Brit and their signature cocktails: the “Spicy Maeve-arita” and the “Cold Fashioned.” Guests had a variety of desserts to choose from, including wedding cake and heart-shaped cookies.[/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]The wedding day included plenty of pops of blue, homestyle decor, sweet and fancy fine China, and cozy outdoor raffia chairs. A romantic outdoor ceremony was held on the lawn, where bridesmaids in layered floral dresses began the procession down the aisle lined in garden-fresh white florals. Guests were greeted during the reception with a glass of bubbles from the vintage champagne school bus while they enjoyed an evening of upscale dining in a relaxed backyard atmosphere.[/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Maeve and Conor served a baby-blue, tiered white cake with white roses on top and strawberries between the layers.[/field]
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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]”Our amazing wedding planner Sandy had her mom paint a gorgeous backdrop for printing names for our guests to find their seats at the reception. Connor and I now have one of the prints hanging in our house.”[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]”Our first look, separate from everyone and in downtown Edgartown, was one of my favorite moments.”[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #3″]”We also loved spending all of the time at the cocktail hour with our guests, eating freshly shucked oysters from the Vineyard, and spending the time in the relaxed environment of our front yard (not having to travel from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception was amazing).”[/field]
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Photography: Isabella Chimes Photographer | Cinematography: Olive Ewe Productions | Event Planning: Timeless Event Planning | Floral Design: Morrice Florist | Dress: Sassi Holford | Cake: Val Cakes | Stationery: Gus And Ruby Letterpress | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Bridesmaids' Dresses: V Chapman Studio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Needle & Thread | Catering: Premier Chef Services | Band: The Sultans | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Groomsmen's Attire: Indochino | Transportation: MV Sightseeing | Transportation: Resort Man | Accomodations: Winnetu Oceanside Restort | Beauty: Sea Spa Salon | Champagne Truck: The Bubbly Brit | Dessert: Back Door Donuts | Dress Store: Ladies Of Lineage | Escort Card Paintings: Laurie Brooks | Flower Girl Dresses: Noralee | Flower Girl Dresses: Kailee P | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Mother of the Bride Dress: Agua by Agua Bendita | Photo Bus & Bathrooms: MV Photo Bus | Power: Mark Forbus | Rentals: Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals | Styling Boards: Chasing Stone | Styling Boards: Locust Collection | Styling Boards: Olive & Oak | Vow Books: Michelle Renee Calligraphy

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Coastal Elegance in Cape Cod at Wychmere Beach Club


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Blue, White, Green, and touches of pink!

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[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]The overall design vision for the wedding was coastal elegance, inspired by the beauty and charm of Cape Cod and its iconic hydrangeas. The wedding took place at an extraordinary and beautiful oceanfront setting in New England, providing a picturesque backdrop, Wychmere Beach Club.[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]The reception tables each featured a sign of meaningful locations that the couple had shared together, and there was a memory table to honor loved ones who were unable to attend. Every guest had a custom menu to identify their seat placement and individual meal choice, and each menu card featured a special starfish bottle opener as a token of appreciation. A specialty drink called “The Ausland” was served at the reception, complete with custom photo stir sticks and printed napkins.
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[field title=”Florals & Decor”] One of the favorite design details on the wedding day was the 8’x10’ fresh floral hydrangea wall that served as a stunning backdrop for guests and displayed custom last name signage and table assignments. This wall was designed by Beach Plum Florist and added a beautiful and unique touch to the wedding. [/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Another highlight was the custom 10-tier cake from Montilio’s Bakery, which was adorned with fresh flowers, floral cylinder filled dividers, hand-detailed fondant lace, and pearls. The cake was surrounded by custom hydrangea cupcakes by Little Miss Cupcape, her sister, creating a stunning display for the reception[/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]The two had their first dance sung by famous performer Jermaine Paul (the voice season 2 winner) singing “Imagine” by Ben Platt
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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]For their guests, the couple provided handmade canvas welcome bags filled with Cape Cod favorites, as well as lobster claw wine bags from SeaBags filled with local wine and embellishment.. Additionally, they sent a custom-designed map of Cape Cod, highlighting their favorite local spots, to all of their guests in advance of the wedding.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]The bride also commissioned custom jewelry for her bridesmaids from Imperial Dynasty in Saint Thomas, the Virgin Islands, including earrings and bracelets. The store owner, Raj, also created the bride’s engagement ring, wedding bands, and the earrings she wore on the big day.
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[field title=”Special Detail #3″] One special inclusion was the couple’s 4-year old Bernedoodle, Ausland, who played a part in the special day. The bride’s younger sister, Avery, sang “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley during the ceremony, accompanied by her younger brother, Rhyees, on the piano. The bride’s mother and bridesmaids surprised everyone with a performance of “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips. The getting ready champagne luncheon was attended by not only the bridesmaids but also close family members were everyone wore matching Kate Spade PJ’s.[/field]
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This Couple’s Romantic Garden Wedding Is Full Of Pretty Pink Blooms


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The bride and groom wanted a bold yet whimsical statement with their florals as a main focus of their wedding day. Green Lion Design incorporated an incredible floral arch of orange, pink, red, yellow, and purple flowers mixed with greenery which was the statement piece of the day and the perfect fit in the intimate stone courtyard where their ceremony took place.

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Libby and Dillon are big nature lovers which made Willowdale Estate an ideal location for them to exchange vows. Nestled in the rural woods of Massachusetts is this charming, stone, building with old-world charm. They wanted this to remain a central design element throughout their wedding day.

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Libby and Dillon first met in the library at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 when Libby was a sophomore and Dillon was a junior. Libby went up to Dillon and introduced herself, and thankfully Dillon was smart enough to ask Libby to lunch. Thus, their friendship began in college, but it was not until they were actually living in separate cities that they finally began dating. Both realizing how special the other person was and that distance could not keep them apart, Dillon and Libby began flying back and forth between Chicago and New York while Dillon was in medical school and Libby was a researcher. They quickly made up for lost time since college, whether it was skiing in Colorado, traveling to Singapore for a wedding, or Dillon living in New York for four months while he was interviewing for anesthesiology residencies and Libby was applying to medical schools to ultimately become a head and neck surgeon; they quickly knew that they could not live without each other. In 2018, Libby and Dillon moved to Boston together as she started medical school and he started residency. Through the challenges of work and school, the excitement of exploring Boston and going on trips around the world, supporting each other during the pandemic, and finding enjoyment in the little things in life such as cooking and petting strangers’ dogs in the nearby dog park, Libby and Dillon continued to fall deeply in love. On June 20, 2020, Dillon and Libby went down to the dock at Dillon’s lake house in Maine to go fishing, and to Libby’s surprise, Dillon pulled out the ring that he had hidden in his fishing tackle box. As lovers of nature, Libby and Dillon wanted to have an outdoor wedding. They found the perfect venue in Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA with its beautiful courtyard and elegant tent. Dillon quickly began the process of finding the perfect band, which was a challenge during the pandemic without an opportunity to see live showcases. Fortunately, The Connection sounded even better on the wedding day than they did on their website. Meanwhile, Libby began the process of planning every other aspect of the wedding. Fast forward to May 29, 2022; Dillon was tearfully trying to get through his vows to Libby under the incredible flower Chuppah designed by Green Lion Design. After saying, “I do” and indulging in some incredible hors d’oeuvres, they began their first dance in front of all of their friends and family. Despite hours of rehearsing this dance, they almost immediately lost track of the choreography with all the excitement, but thankfully no one could tell that they were improvising as Dillon swung Libby around in circles. In the end, it was the perfect night. Dillon and Libby could not have imagined this start to their married lives when they first met in the library all those years ago.

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A gorgeous Anne Barge gown with applique’s throughout the fabric was a stunning fit on Libby. It accentuated her tiny waist while giving volume at the bottom. In the sun, it caught the light in such a way that she looked as though she was glowing and the veil brought the entire look together. It incorporated the same applique design and truly brought out Libby’s joy from the moment she put it on. Her gown showed her true beauty and she looked as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.

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Dillon, our groom, wore a custom tuxedo from Classic Tuxedo in Boston. His perfectly tailored look made all the difference. The cut of his classic black suit paired with a bowtie brought out the formality of the day and was an ideal match for Libby’s embellished gown.

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For passed appetizers guests were served chicken satay, Korean BBQ beef lettuce wrap, mushroom spring roll, sesame cauliflower bites, and zucchini fritters. Dinner was started with a farm green salad with a butternut squash soup shooter followed by the main course of cod, braised beef short rib and a vegan mushroom risotto. For dessert, Libby and Dillon wanted something fun and provided cookies by Willowdale Estate (the venue) and cupcakes from Georgetown cupcakes.

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Florals were the main detail and focus in Libby and Dillon’s wedding day design. Immediately upon kickoff of their wedding day, the floral arch captured their guest’s attention as the central design element of their ceremony. The rich, bold tones were impeccably designed by Green Lion Design and truly were a work of art. Thinking a bit outside the box and making a color statement is something Green Lion Design did in perfect taste and it was a breath of fresh air. Reception florals added height and kept with a natural elegance and classic feel while bringing the outside into the tent.

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In lieu of a wedding cake, the bride and groom opted for Georgetown Cupcakes for their guests and shared an adorable “cupcake cut” privately with one another. They also had their favorite cookies mixed provided by the venue into the dessert spread for a fun snack to grab and bring to the dance floor.

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Throughout the wedding entrance and in the venue pictures of Libby and Dillon’s story throughout med school and their relationship were on display. It was so clear to everyone present how much they loved one another and how perfect of a fit they are. Seeing images of them in scrubs, hiking, and their engagement session, showcased all aspects of their life on their big day.

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European-Inspired Garden Wedding in the Berkshires

Today’s gorgeous couple found their dream wedding venue in the Berkshires at The Mount, a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. Taking inspiration from the Italian garden on the property, their day was centered around a romantic European theme. From the bride’s knockout Berta dress to the emotional reaction of the groom as his bride walked down the aisle, the full gallery is chock full of beauty at every turn – all taken by Lindsey Nicole Photography!

Jordyn & Jack’s wedding in the Berkshires transported guests out of New England and into a European-inspired fairytale. The beautiful gardens at Edith Wharton’s estate, the Mount, fit their vision perfectly. Upon visiting the estate amidst their tours of wedding venues, the two had a magical feeling in the Italian Garden. The Mount was an especially intriguing venue for Jordyn who as a journalist, found Edith Wharton’s success as a female writer in the 1800’s inspiring. The two became teary eyed picturing their ceremony. It was Jack’s idea for Jordyn to walk through the garden’s vintage stone pergola. It was reminiscent of the ancient stones in England. The first country the two traveled to together. It added to the european theme they wanted for their wedding. The two had their rehearsal dinner at Wheatleigh. An estate that was actually a wedding gift from a Spanish count to his daughter. Jordyn and her bridesmaids stayed the night and got ready in the historic mansion and hotel just 5 minutes from The Mount. Jordyn had to shift her original vision of wearing a long-sleeve lace ballgown due to the venue. All the walking around the property would require something much lighter. She fell in love with a beautiful Berta privee wedding dress that was perfect for their 90 degree day in May.

The soft tulle bows on the straps of the dress added a young but romantic element, and the lace applique still fit what she always dreamed of wearing on her big day. Jack’s custom Tom James tux was filled with black and white photos from the pair’s engagement shoot. It was all a surprise to Jordyn who noticed his handkerchief during their ceremony with their photo. The two chose not to have a first look so it was her first time seeing the special touch her husband added to their wedding day. The wedding was made to feel intimate and personalized for Jordyn and Jack. Since the two are of different faiths, a non-denominational priest acted as their officiant to still have a mostly traditional ceremony. The two exchanged hand-written vows and there wasn’t a dry eye in the garden! Signature drinks featured the bride and grooms favorites when they go out with family and friends. Also included on the big day, their new pup Sterling. He had recently flown from Missouri to join their family so an “aviation” only made sense for his drink! Sterling also dressed up for the occasion with a Style Me Pretty doggie bow tie. (Look closely so you don’t miss it amid his black spots!)

Cocktail hour featured some of their favorite things – lobster rolls as an homage to their family from Rhode Island and local Berkshire cheeses along with vegan options for their family and friends. The al-fresco reception took place in the lime walk leading to the French garden. It featured one long table for 100+ guests. This added to the European theme featuring a more family-style seating arrangement more common abroad. Lit up with string lights through the trees, guests enjoyed short-rib, coq au vin, and orecchiette pasta from Mezze Catering. The table design Jordyn changed multiple times. Originally Jack and Jordyn had picked a tan damask cloth with traditional white plates and elements. When Jordyn and her bridesmaids went shopping and collectively chose their draped-back blush dresses she wanted to include a pop of color to make the pink elements stand out. The textured lace pink overlay on top of an ivory table cloth did just that. Ramble Floral incorporated shades of pink in the table arrangements and the bridesmaids bouquets while keeping the bride’s arrangement white. It was tied together with a diamond and sapphire family heirloom pin for the bride’s “something blue.”

After a great night of dancing with their loved ones, the day ended with Jay-Z’s version of “Forever Young” the couple’s wedding hashtag and last name. Guests saluted the newlywed’s with a sparkler send off to cap off the night as the bride and groom left together in a vintage rolls royce before embarking on their honeymoon the following morning.

Photography: Lindsey Nicole Photography | Cinematography: Move Mountains Co. | Floral Design: Ramble Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Berta | Cake: Cerrato's Pastry Shop | Invitations: Meili Flouos | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Mezze Catering + Events | Groom's Attire: Tom James | Rentals: Classical Tents | Weddings Rings: MRT Jewelers

West Coast Cool Meets Martha’s Vineyard Charm at This Edgartown Wedding

Personalization was the key to this Martha’s Vineyard dream of a day! Sandy and Robert filled their wedding with nods to where they’re from, things they enjoy, and even the hotel that started it all. Timeless Event Planning effortlessly planned and designed the details (check out the rattan lighting at the reception!) and Morrice Florist put together soft-hued florals that added to the romance. When we say we’re swooning, we mean it. The full gallery captured by Elizabeth LaDuca is just waiting for you to dive in!

In 2014, Sandy and Robert both quit their corporate jobs and moved to the little island of Martha’s Vineyard. Both were looking for summer fun and landed jobs at the Harbor View Hotel, Sandy as a wedding planner and Robert as a pool boy. They met the first week of work in front of the copy machine that Sandy had jammed, and she was instantly smitten.

After four years of dating, Robert brought Sandy back to the Vineyard to the same hotel and the same copy machine, surprising her by popping the question at where they first met.

For their wedding, personalization was key, with everything needing to have a purpose and make sense as to why they would include it in their big day. Since they both lived in San Diego, the goal was to bring a touch of West Coast vibes to the traditionally East Coast island and the hotel that started it all. 

The color palette was vibrant like the sunsets they enjoyed together, and all of the food was inspired by their favorite date nights. Their signature drinks were even called the Pool Boy and the Wedding Planner as a nod to how they first met. 

Since they had to cut the guest list short due to COVID, creating a personalized experience for their guests was important for the couple. Sandy handmade ceramic vases that doubled as escort cards for each guest. Once guests found their seats, each place setting featured a personalized letter sharing a favorite memory about them.

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Photography: Elizabeth LaDuca | Videography: SJ Videography | Floral Design: Morrice Florist | Cake: Val Cakes | Invitations: RSVP | Stationery: Samantha Meyer Studio | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Jewelry: a.b.Ellie | Ring: Diamonds on the Rock | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vows | Band: Sultans Of Swing | Suit: The Black Tux | Officiant: Justin Brooks | Wedding Venue: Harbor View Hotel | Chargers: Seaside Celebrations | Cookies: The Vineyard Baker | Dress Designer: Anais Anette | Dress Store: Ceremony | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Planning and Design: Timeless Event Planning | Rentals: Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals | Veil: Sara Gabriel | Video Footage: City Point Films⁠⁠ | Vow Books: Claire Magnolia

This Floral Designer Had The Boho Backyard Wedding Of Her Dreams

When a floral designer has her own wedding, you know you are in for a treat! Not just any wedding venue would do for this couple who met in high school and reconnected 20 years later, so they decided to create their own elevated backyard wedding with decidedly boho touches. The bride and owner of The Wild Dahlia filled the day with a spectacular array of blooms in autumn hues, featuring none other than dahlias of course. She turned to Brilliant Events to help bring her Big Day dreams to life, and the result is a spectacular celebration of love.  Catherine Band was there to capture every magical moment, you can see it all in the full gallery.




From the bride… I’m a floral designer who owns The Wild Dahlia and I finally married my high school sweetheart I recently reconnected with. Due to covid, we did things a little out of order so our son was in the wedding as well as my stepdaughter. I couldn’t choose a venue because all New England venues felt like “work” to me since I’ve been doing this so long. We decided on a small but very “us” backyard elevated wedding that was a little boho and a little rock and roll. I hope you think it’s as cool as I did!



We are proof that timing is everything. We have been close friends since high school who took separate paths 20 years ago only to have them come back together. Seeing Arthur as a father made me fall in love with him and took him out of the friend zone and solidified that we are soulmates, it just took some time to figure it out. Our wedding planning took a pause when we realized we were expecting our son, during the peak of a pandemic, wedding planning was put on hold. Entering the busiest wedding season of my life in 2021 the last thing I wanted to think about was planning a wedding. We searched for a venue I hadn’t worked at, that felt unique and intimate but fell short so the decision was made to tent our sweet little backyard. It was the perfect blank canvas to paint the day we wanted. Autumn is our favorite and the flower choice that time of year of course was an important factor. My company name is The Wild Dahlia, I needed dahlias of course so we chose October. We have a passion for adventure and international travel and we really wanted to reflect that in our special day. I was inspired by a trip to India where marigolds symbolize passion, positivity, and happiness to be bestowed on the newlyweds, so I knew I wanted to incorporate marigolds everywhere. It was such a special experience to have my employees hand make some decor and for fellow vendors to help bring my vision to life. I’ve made hundreds of bouquets and to finally make my own was truly a special feeling. I chose dahlias, foraged foliage, California garden roses such as distant drum and honey dijon, and ranunculus gifted from a dear florist friend. Mustard hues were incorporated throughout the day as it’s my favorite and is totally underused, underrated, and unexpected in weddings. I’ve brought hundreds of weddings to fruition and it was finally my turn to create the day I envisioned.



Arthur’s parents are from Greece and we were so happy they were able to be there with us. We asked my aunt to marry us, she was someone who has worked hard to make Arthur feel welcome into the family. We wanted our event to be small and intimate with just family and our best friends. It was everything we wanted and perfectly us. I walked down the aisle to Led Zeppelin’s acoustic version of “thank you” and we exited to The Beach Boys “wouldn’t it be nice”. We are both big fans of rock music and ditched a quartet to create a vibe that felt like us. I had a beautiful Anais Anette custom-made gown unapologetically paired with a pumpkin beer straight out of the can. Our day was about us and was perfectly us. I see couples get caught up on the Pinterest ideas and what others have done, we stuck to what felt authentic. An elevated, upscale, backyard celebration that lasted all night. Arthur chose a HUGO BOSS suit, a Hermes tie that was the perfect burnt orange hue. A handmade boutonniere from his bride, and the Omega watch he had been eyeing that I gave to him as a wedding day gift.



Photography: Catherine Band | Event Design: Brilliant Events | Floral Design: The Wild Dahlia | Wedding Dress: Anais Anette | Invitations: letter meets paper | Catering: alden park | Groom's Attire: HUGO BOSS | Rentals: Kadeema Rentals | Rentals: borrowed BLU

This Lavender Filled New England Wedding Is Effortlessly Elegant

What could be lovelier than lavender? This New England wedding uses this beautiful bloom in a multitude of ways, from tables covered in organic greens and sweet pops of purple to fresh sprigs adorning the three-tiered cake. Karla Cassidy Designs created the effortlessly elegant feeling of a summer garden party with her floral work, and Lynne Reznick Photography perfectly captured the charm of the day in her artful imagery. Visit the full gallery for a closer look.



From Lynne Reznick PhotographyTo complement the natural beauty of the grounds at Lyman Estate, the couple incorporated lots of greenery and soft neutrals, with pops of lavender for a touch of Tali’s favorite color. Matt’s mother Grace built the chuppah especially for them and they decorated it in lush florals.



During the open-air cocktail hour, guests enjoyed strolling the grounds, sipping on signature drinks, and indulging in fresh seafood from the raw bar. Tali and Matt were excited to incorporate the raw bar because they love seafood and because it was a nod to their New England soirée. The “sip and be seated” escort display was made up of lovely champagne glasses arranged among lush greens and welcomed guests to find their seats written on personalized paper scrolls.



Under the sailcloth tent for the reception, they nodded to the greenhouse on the property with centerpieces made up of collections of potted plants in terra cotta and mercury glass. The plants included an array of greens like ivy and ferns, as well as fresh lavender. The beautiful green floral linens added texture and completed the garden party look.



Photography: Lynne Reznick Photography | Floral Design: Karla Cassidy Designs | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Invitations: Forever Fiances | Ceremony Venue: Lyman Estate | Reception Venue: Lyman Estate | Catering: Boston Cafe & Catering | makeup: Robin Liebowitz | Hair: Mane and Mani | DJ: Entertainment Specialists | groom's suit: Suit Supply | Rentals: Peak Event Services | doggie care: For the Love of Paws | dress shop: Angela's Bridal

Classic Meets Modern At This Chic Cape Cod Wedding

Kevin and Carolyn turned their Cape Cod wedding into a modern retreat with classic details we can’t get enough of. Lovers of timeless touches with a twist, the couple filled their day with a blue and white color scheme, lots of fresh greenery, and even more love. Kinship Floral helped bring the vision to life with show-stopping centerpieces that were not only beautiful but also full of sentiment. The bride was very close to her grandmother and to honor her memory tiny glass angels were hidden within the flowers. All of the meaningful moments were artfully captured in the imagery by Lynne Reznick Photography. Take a closer look at all the contemporary cool in the full gallery.




From Lynne Reznick PhotographyChatham Bars Inn is a gorgeous luxury resort on Cape Cod and offered plenty of beautiful options for Carolyn and Kevin to get ready with their friends on the morning of their wedding. Carolyn and the girls relaxed in cute lace-edged dusty blue robes as they had their hair and makeup done. Then they went out on the veranda of the bridal suite to pop some champagne before getting into their dresses and heading to the church.



As an event consultant, it’s not surprising that Carolyn has a love for party planning. So it was no surprise that Carolyn and her mom planned an absolutely gorgeous and personal event with lots of sentimental touches – including hand-blown glass ornament wedding favors packed in a little white box and wrapped with a bow.



The bride brought together a team of vendors who are all friends and created an absolutely beautiful celebration that was really fun to capture and work together on. The theme throughout was about hosting a wonderful celebration for guests and going “classic…but make it modern”.




Photography: Lynne Reznick Photography | Floral Design: Kinship Floral | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Chatham Bars Inn | Stationery: The Write Way | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Sarah Lord | band: Hot Mess (Boston) | Transportation: Rockstar Limo | venue: Chatham Bars Inn | Bridal Boutique: L'elite Boston | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Custom Dog Cookies: Coastal Cupcakes and More | Hait Stylist: Styles by Callie | Rentals and Linens: Peak Event Services | Uplighting & Dance Floor & After Party: Adam Averback

The Ultimate Galentine’s Celebration Where Every Detail Was Thought Out In The Cutest Way

Editor’s Note: This absolutely fabulous Galentine’s party was hosted last year before Covid-19 hit the states. To take in all the inspiration from this AH-mazing party and make it covid-compliant, we recommend consulting your local CDC guidelines and implementing masks, socially distanced seating, or even take it virtual!

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Every Feb. 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it breakfast style.” Galentine’s Day might have been the subject of a “Parks and Recreation” episode back in 2010, but it soon spurred a cultural phenomenon that celebrated my best gal friends every year across the United States.