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Cape Cod Wedding from Ruth Eileen Photography

Ruth Eileen is one of those photographers who always gets it right. Whether it’s a pretty pink birthday party or a summer styled shoot and she’s got an ease behind the camera that can’t be ignored. So set her amongst one of the loveliest Cape Cod weddings in all the land, and she’ll give you a gallery worth swooning. Filled with peppy little florals from Poppy Loves Weddings plus paper pretties by Bow & Arrow, it’s the perfect way to kick-start your day. Get started here.

From Ruth… Chris and Emmy’s wedding day was a photographer’s dream. The event took place at the Overbrook House and Grounds in Buzzards Bay, MA. Throughout the entire day, we couldn’t help but point out each detail and say, “Oh, look at that! So pretty!” Poppy Love Weddings did a phenomenal job with many of these details we couldn’t get over, from the flowers, to the backdrop for the ceremony, and the adorable photo booth “HOORAY” display. We could go on and on about how much this mutual friend of ours and the bride did for the big day, but we will let the pictures speak for themselves.

The time and effort that was put into each part of the day — the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the dinner reception, and the dance party — was well worth it. They truly made it a day of celebration, and each part kept getting better and better. There is no doubt that their guests had a blast and felt equally as special to be there. Many of them traveled from all over the world to celebrate with the bride and groom. And we can’t forget to mention the delicious food from Season to Taste Catering that kept these guests happily fed!

We are so thankful we were able to experience and celebrate such a beautiful, joyous occasion. Congrats again to Chris and Emmy, and another shout out to Poppy Love Weddings for all you did to make it a wedding to remember!


Photography: Ruth Eileen | Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta | Floral Design: Poppy Loves Weddings | Invitations: Bow & Arrow Paper & Design Co | Wedding Signs: Sweet Carolina Collective | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lula Kate | Catering: Season to Taste| Hair: Lindsay Griffin | DJ: DJ Action Jackson | Band: Metropolitan Hot Club | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | Bridal Shop: Allegria Bridal | Bride’s Ring: Joseph Gann Jewelers | Groom’s Ring: Michele Mercaldo Jewelry | Makeup: Charlotte Phinney | Reception Dress: Ivy and Aster | Save the Dates: Poppy Loves Weddings | Venue: Overbrook House | Rentals: Party Cape Cod | Farm Table Rentals: New England Country Rentals

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A Fall Wedding on Martha’s Vineyard from Jennifer Langdon Photography
New England weddings hold a special place in my heart. I tied the knot along its sandy shores, so when I see a Bride do the same, I feel like we are kindred spirits. This lovely lady took her love for her summers spent on Martha’s Vineyard, and whipped up an affair I am positive everyone is still talking about. Thanks to Jennifer Langdon Photography, we can keep the party going right here.

From the Bride… Spending my summers on Martha’s Vineyard since I was a child, I always felt a sense of peacefulness and happiness on the island. Something about the ocean, the fishing piers, the laid back island vibe, and most importantly my family’s long history there always made this a special place. My father’s family had grown up summering on the island, making their home in a small community known as West Chop, and by the time I was born his parents had become year-round islanders and more than a handful of my aunts, uncles and cousins had become deep rooted in this West Chop community. West Chop became a place where I would spend many of my summers visiting as a child and when my now husband, and I started dating years ago this was one of the first places I wanted to show him and have him experience. When he proposed in November of 2011, this became a no-brainer for where we wanted to have our wedding. The community feel of the property really exuded the atmosphere that we wanted to provide our guests with. We wanted everyone to feel like they were on “island-time” hiding away in this small and isolated community.

For my wedding style I wanted to convey the same natural and effortless look that I loved about West Chop. I ended up choosing an Amsale wedding dress that I immediately fell in love with that made me feel both bridal and relaxed at the same time (it even had pockets!). To make the dress my own, I added a sash to it that my seamstress sewed in for me. For bridesmaid dresses, I went with very simple (and non-bridal looking) silk, elastic waist dresses from Joie. My goal was to have all of the girls feel as comfortable as I did in my dress. For the boys, my husband chose basic khakis, white shirts and navy blazers that were accompanied with Vineyard Vines ties.

To extend this same style into our venue and decor, I wanted to keep my flower arrangements very simple. We chose to go with whites, light pinks and peach and then add a pop of hot pinks and other brights to help add some warmth. We also wanted to incorporate some personal touches and share our love for Martha’s Vineyard with our guests, so I tried to do so by using rocks that I had collected along the beach (with some help from my fiance, friends and family) as the place cards and table numbers. I thought this helped bring a unique and natural feeling to the reception (and it also was a great way to save money).

Other DIY projects that we did included things like the wedding programs, menu board, custom paper straws and mason jar wedding gifts and their hang tags. Although I had been cursing at myself leading up to the wedding taking on too many DIY projects, I must admit that on my wedding day it was so fun to see all of these projects come to life. Not only did it give the reception a personal touch, but it also was a fun reminder to be able to look around and think back on the hours spent with my husband, friends and family putting these all together. I definitely would recommend this to future brides; not only do these projects help save you money, but also allowed for some special memories with friends and loved ones shared over a bottle of wine to create those irreplaceable personal touches on your wedding day.

The day ended up coming together perfectly and it truly could not have been a better day, or representation for that matter, of my husband and me. Everything from the trolley ride to and from the church to the warmth of the small West Tisbury Congregational Church to the perfect fall crisp weather during the cocktail hour where guests sipped dark and stormies out of mason jars to the insanely talented (and fun!) band we had that kept every single guest on their feet all night, helped make this the effortlessly perfect day that we were longing for.

Photography: Jennifer Langdon Photography | Floral Design: Flowers On The Vineyard | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Invitations: Rugg Road Paper Company | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Bridesmaids' Shoes: J.Crew | Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joie | Catering: Tea Lane Caterers Inc. | Hair: Maggie's Salon | Band: Mike Benjamin Band | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Wedding Venue: West Chop Club | Bridal Boutique: The White Dress by the shore | Bride's Jewelry: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Jewelry: Monelle Boutique | Cake + Cupcakes: Black Dog Bakery | Cardigan: J.Crew | Flower Girl Shoes: Toms | Groom's Tie: Vineyard Vines | Guest Book Map: Designs by Tenisha | Mason Jars: Discount Mugs | Rentals + Tent: Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals | Sash: Modern Trousseau | Save the Dates: Minted

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Cape Cod Wedding from Trent Bailey Photography + Desiree Spinner Events

I’ve been told it’s a crime to live in New England and have never visited Cape Cod. And after poring through this nautical beauty from Trent Bailey, I fully understand why. Because when vendors like Desiree SpinnerSayles Livingston and Laura Hooper add their touch to an already stunning locale, it’s MORE than enough reason for me to make a trip there, stat! Don’t call the East Coast home? No problem. Grab that coffee and experience all of the Cape’s magic for yourself right over here.

From Desiree SpinnerStacy and Steven wanted an elegant (but not stuffy) Cape Cod wedding for their family and out of town guests to be dazzled. Incorporating navy and tiffany blue with a hint of silver was important to Stacy to give an understated nautical/East Coast prep feel to match the gorgeous Chatham location. Chatham Bars Inn was the perfect spot for this amazing couple because they could have their ceremony in the sand, a casual cocktail hour in the boat house and then a sit down dinner in the Beach House Grille.  But most importantly the guests, from all parts of the country and in Stacy and Stevens walk of life, could stay in one place and really get to know each other before the wedding.  

For the reception we made use of some of the Beach House’s decor of old ship replica’s and onion lanterns but brought in some silver lanterns for the cocktail tables.  For the table setting Sayles paired some traditional Cape Cod style white hydrangeas with some delicate orchids down the middle of the long dinner table that we dressed with custom pintucked organdy linens over a linen and cotton mix. We also paired silver chiavari chairs with silver chargers with a navy cotton hemstitched napkin and a Tiffany blue ribbon.  To bring in some seaside we placed the table numbers in custom made sailors knots and placed hurricane candles around the tables.  Outside the Beach House Grille is a great deck overlooking the ocean which is great for dancing, and so we had a clear top tent placed there so guests could see both the ocean and the stars in the sky once it got dark. This wedding brought old Cape Cod to life to many out of towners!


Photography: Trent & Dara of Trent Bailey Photography | Planning + Design: Desiree Spinner | Floral Design: Sayles Livingston | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Chatham Bars Inn | Rentals: Be Our Guest | Linens: Custom, Settings by Mona | Signage: The Brides Father | Invitations: Sister of the Bride, Casey Flook | Day of Stationery: Laura Hooper | Entertainment: Beat Train Productions | Clear Top Tent: Chase Canopy

Cape Cod Wedding at Wychmere Beach Club from First Mate Photo Co.

Growing up, I didn’t dream of a wedding with ballrooms and big gowns – I dreamt of a wedding that looked exactly like this one. Where the salt air never stops touching your nose, and where beach and chic happily introduce themselves to each other. So when I stumbled on this beauty captured to complete perfection by  First Mate Photo Co, I couldn’t help but be in love with every moment. And you can see why right here.

From the Bride… Planning a wedding on Cape Cod was a year’s worth of hard work, countless weekend trips, and DIY projects. The day came together beautifully thanks to our fantastic vendors and the help of our loving parents, families and friends. When Mike and I were in high school, I took him to the Cape one summer because I wanted him to know the great place I considered my second home. When it came time to pick a venue, we had considered several places on the Cape but Wychmere Harbor stuck out amongst the rest. It was a peaceful setting, the reception room was literally built on a dock and I felt that it encompassed the New England feel I wanted all of our guests to experience. We were not focused on a specific theme but rather the spring season and all of the natural beauty that comes with it.

The wedding day was incredible. We had family members that traveled across the country and from Europe to celebrate with us. The church ceremony, service, food and decor were all great. The most amazing feeling we took from the day was the emphasis in both the ceremony and reception for all of our guests to feel like one family. We have so much to be thankful for. Looking back at the photos gives an appreciation of the simplicity of the day from the peonies, to a barefoot walk on beach. It was a weekend we will never forget and we are so very blessed to have each other to spend our lives with.


Wedding Photography : First Mate Photo Co | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Church, West Harwich | Reception Venue: Wychmere Beach Club, Harwich Port, Massachusetts | Invitations + Collateral: Michelle Hickey Design | Entertainment: Beantown from Wilson Stevens Productions | Floral Design: Fancy Flowers by Meredith | Wedding Cake: The Casual Gourmet | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair: Dawn Mertens and Michael Mazzucca from The Parlour, Montvale, New Jersey | Makeup: Lisa George

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Nantucket Wedding from Soiree Floral + Zofia & Co.

I’ll never stop professing my love for Nantucket  on this little ol’ blog, and how can you possibly blame me? That little island hosts some of the prettiest parties I ever did see, and this beauty captured by Zofia & Co just upped the ante on my island love affair. With the oh-so-lovely White Elephant setting the stylish stage and beautiful blooms from Soiree Floral filling every nook and cranny, it’s practically impossible not to get a little giddy when going through this gallery. So I think it’s safe to say, I’m smitten. See why here.

From the Bride…David and I first met when I was interning in NY. I met him on my first day at work! A few months later, we went on our first date in Little Italy and stayed in touch while I went back to finish up school in Boston. After 5 years, 3 apartments and lots of laughs, David proposed at an overlook with a view of the NY skyline. It was intimate and special and very ‘us.’ A few weeks after we got engaged, we planned a vacation to relax and soak in the excitement of our engagement. I had visited Nantucket when I was younger but David had never been and I was so excited to spend a week with him on the island. We rented a cute cottage in town and spent the week exploring the beaches, roaming the cobblestone streets and fell in love with the island’s natural beauty. When we had visited the island, we felt as if time stood still.

We had originally planned on having a big, traditional wedding in NY and had booked a venue and set a date but after we had some time to think our decision through, we knew it wasn’t what we envisioned for our wedding day. We went back to the drawing board and recalled all of our fond memories from our summer trip to Nantucket. David is from Upstate NY and I am from NJ – we never planned on having a ‘destination’ wedding but we knew that Nantucket was the perfect location for our celebration with our closest family and friends.

When thinking about an overall theme for our day, I wanted to be sure that the colors we used complimented our beautiful surroundings on the island. I chose to go with a rustic country theme that would bring out the island’s natural beauty. I wanted to incorporate burlap, lace and mason jars into the theme – I envisioned a romantic, garden party wedding that didn’t have a specific “color” theme but gave our guests a feeling of warmth, love, and nature.


Photography Zofia & Co | Floral Design: Soiree Floral | Ceremony + Reception Location: White Elephant | Music: International String Trio | Invitations: Loft Life Press | Calligrapher: Pink Ink Paper | Day-of Stationary: Love vs Design | Cake: Jodi’s Cake | Hair + Make-up: Darya Salon | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Rings: Tiffany & Co | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom Suit: J.Crew

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Cape Cod Wedding from Lauren Methia Photography

When you think of Cape Cod, you might think shoreline and sailboats, but after after getting lost in this lovely wedding from Lauren Methia Photography you might start thinking it’s one fine place to host a garden-inspired soiree too. Because it just doesn’t get prettier than this floral-filled affair, and the rain that showed up? It just made it that much more intimate. So give yourself some time to soak it all up, it’s time well spent. See it all here.


From Lauren MethiaKathryn and Thomas have been together for 10 years and said “I do” among close family and friends at the Heritage Museums & Gardens on Cape Cod in May. They currently live in San Francisco but chose to get married on the East Coast. Kathryn wanted a Cape Cod wedding but with a garden romance feel rather than the nautical Cape Cod theme. The Heritage Museum & Gardens was a perfect choice because of its lush gardens and greenery. Unfortunately the sun didn’t make an appearance on their wedding day so the ceremony was moved from the gardens to the reception tent. The rain let-up just in time for us to sneak outside for some photos before dark.  The rain actually ended up adding to the romantic feel they were going for. The cocktail hour was held inside the Heritage Museum filled with antique cars making for a really unique wedding venue. Kathryn wore a beautiful Carolina Herrera gown and Thomas wore a Burberry suit. Also, the bridesmaids were allowed to choose their own dress and color.


Photography: Lauren Methia Photography | Floral Design: Fancy Flowers | DJ: Beat Train Productions | Catering + Desserts: Casual Gourmet | Makeup: Blush | Hair: Kris Pavoa | Cinematography: Mike Henriques, Artistic Wedding Video Group | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Groom’s Suit: Burberry

Chatham Bars Inn Wedding from Michael Barnholdt Photography

Yesterday we gave you a peek into this couple’s perfectly New England rehearsal dinner, and today we get to devour every last detail of their dream Cape Cod day. And boy is it a dream day. Hosted at none other than the gorgeous Chatham Bars Inn, it’s seaside chic from start to finish. So ladies and gents looking to plan such a fête – you can thank Michael Barnholdt Photography for this gorgeous gallery of images. See them all here.



And just when you think it can’t get prettier, Brighter Lights Media steps in with their film…

From the Bride…Before my fiance even proposed he had booked the wedding location with my parents and had a date set. Most brides would not be so understanding but to get married anywhere other than Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod felt strange and we knew the summer dates would fill up fast. He had to book the date a year in advance, and the engagement was not planned for a few more weeks. After a few quick calls, asking my dad for permission, and a ring in hand Clint proposed in Napa Valley in October 2011 at Groth Vineyards, and the date was set we would be married August, 11th, 2012.

My husband grew up in Chatham, playing on Hardings beach, eating lunch at the Squire, and attending elementary school down the street. As we started dating in college we began summering in the cape every August together with his family and I fell in love with him as well as the relaxing feeling of being so close to the ocean. We had always envisioned a wedding at the cape but the moment ” I knew” I want to marry this man, was while sitting in the exact white chairs pictured here. Looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, glass of champagne in hand and a fresh summer breeze did it for me. After 5 summers in Chatham, I could not wait to plan our wedding here and share it with friends and family who would travel from all over the country and the world. It was important to my fiance and I that we share what we love about the cape with our friends and family and spend as much time leading up to the wedding with those visiting for the first time. We wanted a wedding as elegant as the historic Chatham Bars Inn but we also wanted to enjoy the smell of the salt water and to stick of feet in the sand.  

We were living in Minneapolis, MN while planning a wedding from a far but with the wonderful help of the CBI staff and daily calls to vendors, we managed to pull of an incredibly special, intimate and lovely summer cape wedding. I wanted natural colors; local hydrangeas, and soft ivory’s. The inspiration for the entire day were the hydrangeas on the property of Chatham Bars Inn, and those line almost every house in Chatham. Big, overflowing bundles of soft flowers, a classic Amsale ivory dress and similar blush Amsale bridesmaid dresses made for the light and muted color scheme I had imagined. Michael Barnholdt, our photographer, traveled from Minneapolis to Chatham to capture our day, and was amazed at the beauty of the cape. I remember Michael saying “pretend I am not here unless I ask you to look my direction,” and I believe that is the reason we have such natural photographs. When I look back I think “wow, that really looks like us” and that was our goal the entire time. I wanted this wedding to be a time to celebrate the next chapter of our lives but also to reflect our relationship and upbringing.

Many of the small decorations and details were purchased on Etsy and sent to my mother-in-laws home in Boston. Without ever seeing most of them first hand, the week before the wedding allowed us to get organized and take a look at everything we had ordered all year long. One of my favorite purchases were the cards that gusts could sign instead of a traditional guest book. The vintage cards read “Marriage is an adventure, what should we add to our bucket list.” This idea produced so many fun ideas for our lives ahead of us, and our love for travel.

A few special touches that I wanted to incorporate into the day were a garter made from the lace of my mom’s wedding dress, 30 years earlier. My late grandmother’s wedding ring on my right hand, my maiden name initials sewn into my dress as my “something blue”, hand made jewelry and and a little surprise for the groom. I knew Clint would be nervous with all eyes on him as the bridal procession began so I had a wooden sign made that our ring bearer, his nephew would carry down the isle. The sign read “Uncle Clint here comes your girl,” hoping this would bring a huge grin and relax him just a bit before I made my walk down the isle. The bridal party confirmed, this did the trick. One moment that I will never forget is as I was about to walk down the isle, about hundred hotel patrons were gathered to watch the ceremony, something I had also done in summer’s past. As we were lining up out of view from our guests, a little girl yelled to me ” good luck Cinderella.” and my bridesmaids, dad and myself began to tear up. I had always loved the movie Cinderella growing up, wishing to be a princess every day of my child hood, and at that moment I really did feel like a princess. We also used an old sailing tradition to tie a sailor’s knot as a symbol of our love and commitment, and wrote our own vows that we shared out loud to one and other during the ceremony. This was the most meaningful part of the day for both of us.

One of the most important a entertainment aspects of the wedding to us was the band. We knew we wanted live music, and people up dancing every moment of the evening. This was achieved by the talent and energy of Stardust Band and left many guests saying that is not only the best wedding band I have heard, that is one of the best bands I have ever heard live. We danced all night long, including special songs from Chi Omega sorority sisters, our Alma Mater, and a sparkler exit to the after party as we left the beach.

I get butterflies every time I think back to this special day and will forever cherish that special celebration. For us the smell, sound and gorgeous beaches of Cape Cod can not be matched anywhere in the world. For my husband it is childhood home, for our families is was quality time together and for our friends it was a first but hopefully not the last trip out East.


Photography: Michael Barnholdt Photography | Floral Design: Flowers and Finery | Ceremony + Reception Location: Chatham Bars Inn | Invitations: Dajana Bartulovic | Cinematography: Brighter Lights Media | Band: Stardust Band | Make Up + Hair: Lisa George | Shoes: Kate Spade | Dress: Amsale via L’atelier Couture Bridal | Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss

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Harwich Port Lobster Dinner from Michael Barnholdt Photography

There is nothing like summer in New England. The salt air smells sweeter, the coastline is nothing short of picturesque and time seems to stand still. It’s a sort of magic that covers the entire region of the country, and everyone happily gets swept up in the nostalgia. So hosting your wedding weekend during this fabulous time is almost a no brainer. And when you do so with a lovely nautical flair, that’s when we get giddy. So soak up some of this rehearsal dinner sweetness snapped up by Michael Barnholdt Photography today in the full gallery – and stay tune tomorrow for this couple’s wedding!


From the Bride…What better way to greet our guests to Cape Cod than a traditional lobster dinner on the beach? My husband grew up on Cape Cod and spent all year running around the beach and enjoying the summer breeze. As we planned a destination wedding in Chatham, MA we wanted to plan an equally fun groom’s dinner to kick off the weekend and greet our guests. A majority of our guests were traveling from all over the country and some across the globe to make it to our wedding celebration, so we had to be sure to spend as much time with them as possible. Everyone who was invited to the wedding was also invited to the Groom’s dinner, so we hosted about 100 guests that evening.

We choose this elegant yet modern beach club because it was a favorite childhood spot for my husband to visit with his own sailboat and tie up right on the doc pictured here. In the 1980’s it was Thompson’s Clam Bar and now has been completely remodeled to an event space. We had a tent over the patio with planned lawn bowling and bocce ball but with a wicked storm on the way, we spent the rest of the evening in door indulging the the finest seafood around. Everything from Lobsters, clam chowder, clams and corn on the cob. We served local beer, and Groth white wine and appetizers as guests mingled at cocktail hour in the tent and then headed to the harbor dining rooms, with windows facing the Nantucket Sound.

Introducing the bridal party to family friends and reuniting college friends were so of the best moments of the night and brought the anticipation of the wedding day to an emotional high we will never forget. We were surrounded by every person that loved us, supported us and got us to the point we were at today, as we entered into the next chapter of our lives. Groomsman and ushers received the gifts from the Groom followed by toasts from the Groom’s mother and step father.

Luckily for our guests Clint’s step dad is a Lobster expert and gave a detail step by step demonstration for our gusts to crack, identify the gender of each lobster and make sure to eat every last piece of meat from head to claw. With a bunch of Midwesterners in the room, it was fun to tackle a lobster for the first time. For first timers, we had customized instructions to follow along. Each guest also had a nautical flag place card holder, that identified them at certain tables. We tried to mix up the groom’s and brides side as much as possible and have our guests mingle with one and other. All of the detail credit can be given to my mother in law who hand made each table assignment flag, built each sale boat on the tables and surprised guests with customized bibs with our names and wedding date on them. All within the red, blue and yellow nautical theme.

At the end of the evening guests boarded the shuttle back to Chatham and I set sights on my comfortable hotel bed for the night, preparing for the morning. We wanted all guests to feel welcome, enjoy cape cod and have a real taste of New England in mind when the left with a little excitement of a plate full of Lobster.


Photography: Michael Barnholdt Photography | Venue: Whychmere Beach Club | Groom’s Attire: Lacoste | Bride’s Dress: BCBG | Wine: Groth Winery | Decorations: Mother of the Groom, Hand Crafted

Martha’s Vineyard Wedding from Filley Photography

Any wedding where the motto happens to be Bowties Encouraged, Dancing Shoes Required automatically gets filed under parties I wish I could have gone to. It’s a theme I can totally get behind, and when you add the fact that this pretty party took place on Martha’s Vineyard, well you can just consider me smitten. It’s was a party planned to perfection by ZBR Events (complete with late night donuts from Back Door Donut), and even though I wasn’t able to be there in person, I am sure glad we all have the images from Jocelyn Filley Photography to attend this fabulous purple-infused party virtually. Do so here.

From the Bride… Blake and I met on our very first day of college. A few months into freshman year, we began dating and have been together ever since. As a result, when we got engaged over 8 years later it was certainly not a surprise to any of our friends. We decided we wanted our wedding to be a party to celebrate the love and support of our friends and family. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to get married on Martha’s Vineyard. My family had gone on vacation there and Blake had spent time in the chilly springs biking around with his brothers. After college, in an attempt to avoid the real world, we both got jobs on Martha’s Vineyard- he at a golf course and I at a clothing store and art gallery. We made just enough money to cover the rent of a room in someone’s house and had the time of our lives. To us Martha’s Vineyard is the happiest place on earth and we wanted an opportunity to share it with all of our friends.

The most important thing in choosing the Vineyard was that the wedding reflected what we loved about the island. We wanted island vendors and the opportunity to show people all of our favorite places and things. On Friday night we held a “welcome pig roast”for all of our guests at Sailing Camp Park near Oak Bluffs with a delicious pig raised on the island from Local Smoke. On Saturday morning, we encouraged our guests to “take the plunge with the groom” and go swimming in Menemsha- which over 40 of them did. We helped folks get around the island and rent houses for additional days so they could fall in love with it, just as we had.

When it came to the wedding, we knew that there were three things that mattered- friends, food, and an amazing band. We were lucky to work with Mike Benjamin who has been a staple on the island for years. He played an acoustic version of “Stand by Me” for the processional and we danced down the aisle to “Higher and Higher” on the way out. He even learned and beautifully performed Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest” for our first dance. The Beach Plum Inn provided outstanding food and helped us accommodate some of our other favorite island snacks- skewers of marinated chicken from Shiretown Meats, pies from Morning Glory Farms, and late night donuts from Back Door Donuts.

Our dress code was “Bowties Encouraged – Dancing Shoes Required,” as an homage to both of our fathers who wear bowties frequently. We found great gingham bowties on Etsy for the bridal party and even included instructions for how to tie a bowtie on our website. Almost all of our male guests ended up wearing one! We went with shades of purple (rather than two colors) as our color scheme and it helped everything look unified, vintage, and not too matchy. The bridesmaids picked their own dresses from J. Crew in purple and my maid of honor was in spiced wine. I gave each bridesmaid a necklace or bracelet depending on their dress and a handkerchief for “happy tears”- it was a good thing I bought one for myself too since I certainly needed it during the ceremony! Blake’s suit carried our shades of purple color scheme with a glen plaid and light purple window pane. I fell head over heels in love with my lace dress the first time I put it on. My mother’s wedding dress was also lace and I tied a small piece of the fabric around my bouquet as a tribute to her. I used my grandmother’s, her mother’s, beaded clutch from the 1940’s which meant a lot that I could include something of hers, even though we never met.

We wanted the feel of the wedding to be rustic but elegant. Zoé of ZBR Events was a magician and worked to coordinate all of our vendors and requests. She could not have been more spectacular. We worked with Big Sky Tents to have hanging lanterns in the upper tent and bulb lights for dancing. They set up large farm tables and we created runners out of lanterns, candles and spectacular flowers from Krishana Collins. One of the most memorable moments from the weekend was going with Krishana into the fields to pick the flowers used in the wedding- it meant so much to us that they were grown only a few miles from our ceremony and made our decorations blend in seamlessly with the surroundings. She also created lovely herb boutonnieres for the men and stunning bouquets for me and my bridesmaids. Since we were getting married outside at a lighthouse, we were aware of the chance it could rain so we bought umbrellas and rainboots for the wedding party just in case. Luckily, the weather cleared up right before the ceremony and we all stayed dry (and in our anticipated apparel).

Overall, we used many vendors to get the exact look that we wanted as well as save a few dollars by shopping around. To that end, we used the amazing artwork and images created by Mr.Boddington for our invitations on our welcome letter, for stamps on programs and favors, our welcome bags, and the cups that we had at the pig roast. I made 120 soy lavender candles in our kitchen (which was a bit more work than expected) but made me so happy to use them as both favors and place cards. Since we had kraft paper envelopes with white calligraphy for the invites, we continued with kraft paper accents for the reception. Nellie Barker of Whoa Nellie Press did spectacular calligraphy and even humored our desire to put nicknames on all of the place tags- which made everything feel a bit more personal. She also designed the inside of our programs and the wedding party graciously helped assemble them using stamps and ribbon a few nights before the wedding. We used Big Sky’s mismatched plates for the cake and cake stands I hunted down on Ebay to create a vintage feel.

The best piece of advice we got was to take a step back at some point in the night and take the whole scene in. Our wedding was the most wonderful day of our lives. It is humbling to look around a party and realize that everyone has travelled so far just to celebrate with you. While we remember that moment vividly, we never would have such amazing memories if it were not for Jocelyn Filley and her unbelievable photography. The whole day feels like a dream and her photography makes it look like a spectacular one. From the ceremony, to photos on the docks in Menemsha, to the reception, dancing, and late-night sparklers, we had one giant party. We tell everyone who asks- we would do it all again tomorrow!


Wedding Photography: Jocelyn Filley Photography | Ceremony Venue: Gay Head Lighthouse | Reception Venue: The Beach Plum Inn | Wedding Planner: ZBR Events | Flowers: Krishana Collins | Invitations + Artwork: Mr. Boddington’s Studio | Rentals: Big Sky Tents | Catering: The Beach Plum Inn | Pies: Morning Glory Farm | Donuts: Back Door Donuts | Favors: Candles made by the Bride | Calligraphy: Whoa Nellie Press |Hairpieces: Bella and Beya + Alice Hart Couture | Hair + Makeup: Panache Salon | Wedding Cake: Cakes by Val | Stamps: Stamp Couture | Bags: |Tags: Kats Paper Trail | Car: “Daisy” 1940 Oldsmobile woody wagon | Buses: Vineyard Sightseeing | Handkerchiefs: Greatlookz | Spotted Rainboots: Chooka | Sparklers: | Straws + Napkins: BHLDN | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Carine’s Bridal, Washington, DC | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J. Crew | Bridesmaid’s Jewelry: Sabtis Designs | Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers | Bridal Party Bowties: Me and Matilda | Bride’s Ring: Blue Nile | Groom’s Ring: The Clay Pot | Band: Mike Benjamin

Cape Cod Destination Wedding from Deborah Zoe Photography

Cape Cod weddings are a special kind of crazy gorgeous, where seaside charm and historic settings join forces to create the prettiest of days.  So, when this stunning Baltimore duo took a vacation to one of the world’s most beautiful locales, they knew instantly it was the ideal spot for tying the knot.  One that would play host to an array of elegant details (here’s looking at you beautiful blooms from Designers Touch, Floral Creations & Event Decor) and heartwarming moments aplenty.  See it all captured by Deborah Zoe in the full gallery.

From Deborah ZoeEmma and Jon are from the Baltimore area and after visiting the Cape on a vacation they simply fell in love with the historic charm of the seaside region. They knew that this was the perfect area to tie the knot and planned a destination affair on the Cape for their family and friends. They were married at the First Parish in Brewster, just down the street from Ocean Edge Resort where they held their reception. While Emma paid close attention to her elegant details the wedding had a relaxed and intimate feel and the day was shared by their closest friends and family.


Wedding Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography | Ceremony Venue: First Parish Brewster | Officiant: Reverend Jade Benson | Reception Venue: Ocean Edge Resort | Floral Design: Designers Touch, Floral Creations & Event Decor | Invitations: Invitations by Ajalon + Custom DIY Liners | Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Catering: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club | Wedding Cake: The Casual Gourmet | Bride’s Wedding Ring: Jamie Wolf from Neiman Marcus | Engagement Ring + Groom’s Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Shell Ring Carrier: BHLDN | Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani via Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection | Jacket: Custom by Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Family Heirloom | Bridesmaids’Dresses: Alfred Sung | DJ: Tom Tuttle of Cape Cod DJs

Cape Cod Wedding in Centerville from Katie Noble Photography

You Cape Cod sweeties really know how to throw a beach wedding.  I’m talking a seriously sophisticated, downright elegant, toes-in-the-sand kind of affair.  The kind of day that makes me want to throw out every plan I’ve ever dreamt up for my “someday” (and, let’s face it, there are many) and start exclusively pinning only Cape Cod soirees.  Ones like this beauty captured by Katie Noble Weddings, which is literally overflowing with the pretty, from the breathtaking Beach Club setting to the bride and groom who will, put simply, take your breath away.  See every last moment in the full gallery.

From Katie Noble Weddings… The Beach Club on Cape Cod, MA was a perfect location for Max and Shelly’s wedding. With its beautiful view, ideal setting for the ceremony and chic rustic interior for the reception I had such a wonderful time photographing the day! We started with the ladies getting makeup and hair done and then soon it was off to The Beach Club. I was able to get some shots of the guys, other fun details (even a needlepoint homage to The Beach Club- awesome!) and then it was on to the ceremony. Set right on the beach, we were treated to a service by Max and Shelly’s friend and yoga teacher. At one point, Max had me misty eyed! Shelly was completely stunning and moved through the day with such grace. The reception held inside the club was a perfect venue for an evening of dinner and dancing.


Wedding Photography: Katie Noble Weddings | Second Shooter: Adam Detour | Wedding Venue: The Beach Club | Floral Design: Donna Baker + Carol Mackay, Seaside Simplicities, Cape Cod | Cake: Krazy Kakes | Ceremony Music: The Cape Violin Cello Duo | Band: Boss Band of Wilson Stevens Productions | Men’s Attire: J.Crew | Wedding Dress: Forever Yours Bridal via Sposabella Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew + Nordstrom + Zappos | Makeup: Ariane Kelley, Hyannis ( | Hair: Bellezza Salon | Chuppah – Meaghann Kenney

Cape Cod Wedding at Overbrook House from Katie Gardner Photography

Looking for some DIY inspiration? Look no further than all the details tucked into this Cape Cod celebration. It’s DIY done oh-so-right, all in the prettiest of Cape Cod settings, surrounding the most adorable of duos. Katie Gardner Photography captured all the crafty goodness, so be sure to soak up every last inspirational image right here.

From the Bride… Most of our friends and family were all in New England, so we knew right away that we had to have the wedding back east.  When I discovered Overbrook House I just knew it was perfect for us.  It was rustic, beautiful, secluded, required a DIY-er, was so quintessential New England and was conveniently located for many of our guests. This was the first party we had ever planned, it was a huge undertaking and we insisted on doing everything ourselves.  We were definitely on a budget and we knew that doing as much as we could ourselves would not only save us money but give us the most control and satisfaction with the finished product.

We decided on some themes early on: Romantic (French shabby chic inspired), Woodsy (forest, moss), Rustic (garden party), and Vintage (like stepping back in time).  With our DIY save the dates sent out, we started getting down to the details. I wanted it to feel like stepping back in time under the sailcloth tent with the soft lush romantic tablescape.  We decided to spend the money renting pricier but the beautiful sailcloth tent with wooden poles and antique-look lamps and the wooden painted ballroom chairs.  The chairs dressed up both the ceremony and the reception and banquet seating gave the reception a community feels which felt more like a small intimate party rather than a huge event.  

We spent a few days folding paper cranes then stringing them on twine so when we got to the venue we just had to tie them up, which seemed like it was going to be easy!  Well it turns out that strung up paper cranes get into a tangled mess so easily.  So we almost gave up on the whole thing about 10 times, but in the end they look beautiful and added a nice element to our ceremony location.  The other garland we created was hung from the limbs of the tree where we took our first look photos.  I had spent so many hours cutting, folding and gluing the garland that I was so disappointed when I ran out of time the morning of the ceremony and had to head inside to get ready without hanging it.  But when I came out to surprise Andrew for our first look, I was also surprised to find all the garland had been hung by my friends and family.

The bouquets and arrangements had to be rustic but also soft and romantic.  I wanted them to look like they were just picked at random from the most beautiful garden in the world. All the vases used for centerpieces were items my mother had collected in the months prior to the wedding at yard sales and antique shops.  I ordered the flowers online and had them delivered to the venue and our close family friend Brian Flynn and his sister.  It was a ton of work!  I had no idea so much worked went into the prep and arrangement of all these bouquets there is no way I would have been able to do them myself so Brian and his sister absolutely made our day.


Wedding Photography: Katie Gardner Photography | Wedding Venue: Overbrook House in Borne, Massachusetts | Officiant: Kathleen Lockyer (Bride’s Aunt) | Wedding Coordination: Cape Cod Celebrations | Floral Design: Brian Flynn, flowers via Fifty Flowers | Caterer: Clambakes Etc. | Wedding Cake: Cakes By Lori | Bartender: Boston’s Best Bartending | Ceremony Guitar: Tom Pendergast from Murray Hill Talent | DJ: Flavorheard Music Providers | Rentals: American Tent & Table | Wedding Dress: WTOO “Natalia” | Bride’s Shoes: Chinese Laundry “Desert Queen Floral Wedges” | Bride’s Sash: the Bride | Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger + Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein | Hair + Makeup: Tamara Leeper (friend)

Cape Cod Wedding from Forever Photography Studio

Reading love stories simply never will get old to me. And I do believe my heart will always pitter patter when I come across a story as sweet as this couple’s. That darling tale lead them down the aisle of their perfectly Cape Cod wedding, which is something I’ll simply never tire of either. Forever Photography Studio was on hand to captured every gorgeous moment, leaving us with a gallery that shouldn’t be missed. See it all here.

From the Bride… Eric and I met in 2007 while living in New York City. The first summer we were dating he did a share house in East Hampton with some friends and me, it was that summer that I fell in love with him and knew that someday he was going to be the man I would walk down the aisle to! However, between that summer and the wedding our lives took many twists and turns. I went to business school at Notre Dame then took a job in a leadership rotational program, moving every 8 months. Eric was working as a consultant so was able to move with me each time. Then in July of 2011, it was Eric’s turn to go back to school to pursue his MBA. I was doing a rotation in Chicago and he was headed to school at the University of Southern California. Just before leaving for LA, he made me the happiest girl in the world by asking me to marry him!

Like most brides, I had been waiting my whole life to plan my wedding and luckily Eric was happy to let me run with the plans. He had 2 deal breaker criteria however: his tux & the cake. He wanted to buy a nice, timeless tux and not only must there be cake, it had to be out for the whole reception. We had been to many weddings where the cake is cut while everyone is dancing and then taken away before anyone eats it, my groom wanted it available as long as possible! We compromised with a cake and also a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream bar, which was a big crowd pleaser.

I loved the idea of something outdoors with natural elements, but still elegant and classic. We stumbled upon a private estate in Truro that seemed perfect. My grandparents lived on the Cape when I was growing up so it was a special place for my family and me, and Eric loved the idea as well. At that point we moved forward planning a week long wedding celebration for our family & friends. I spent countless hours on Pinterest and wedding blogs looking for just the right décor and tablescape ideas, choosing vendors and dreaming of the big day! Wanting to have unique touches throughout without breaking the budget I looked for creative ways to cut some costs. For instance, finding a classic car to ride to and from the Chapel was not easy. So I went on the Facebook page for Cape Cod Classic Cars and posted asking if anyone was interested in working with a bride & groom on their wedding day. I got a number of responses and fell in love with one of the cars & the owner, Jeff, was great he even stayed for our cocktail hour to celebrate with us!

Most of our guests began to arrive at the Cape on Thursday and we kicked off the fun with a whale watching trip that exceeded everyone’s expectations and a dinner at Bayside Betsy’s in Provincetown (where the lobster ravioli is to die for!) Friday after the rehearsal we had another informal party with our guests. It was so fun for all the people we love from many different parts of our lives to get to know each other and mingle the days leading up to the wedding.

My favorite part of the wedding day was our vows during the ceremony. We decided to recite traditional vows but also read personal vows to one another. I was blown away by the emotion evoked hearing a unique pledge of love by the person I care about the most in this world, Eric’s words have stayed with me every day since. As I look back on it all, I can sum it up by saying that our wedding was all about love. Not only our love for one another but the love we felt from the amazing friends & family in our lives. We spent over a year planning the smallest of details, but learned that it is the things you cannot plan that make a wedding so memorable…the joy of having all the people you care about in one place, seeing friends sharing stories with parents, cousins dancing with classmates and everyone lending hands to help make the day one that we could never forget!


Photographer: Forever Photography Studio | Flowers: Fifty Flowers & Whole Blossoms | Bouquets: Arranged by Jeff at Wildflower, Provincetown | Invitation Designer: Minted | Desserts: Ben & Jerry’s of Eastham, MA | Day of Coordination: Sally Giantonio | Reception Dress: Teasdale, Kate Spade | Wedding Gown Designer: Bliss BL1213, Monique Lhuillier | Groom’s Tux: Cary Grant Tuxedo, Hugo Boss | Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Banana Republic Monogram Collection | DJ: DJD, Demion Bucknor | Venue: Private Estate in Truro, MA | Caterer: Cosmos Catering | Custom Signs: Family Attic | Rentals: Party Cape Cod

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Wychmere Cape Cod Wedding from Armor and Martel

A love story that starts in high school and culminates with a beyond beautiful wedding in Cape Cod it most definitely a day that we want to be a part of.  And when that gorgeous Cape Cod wedding is held at the breathtaking Wychmere Beach Club and boasts clear blue skies and two of the cutest sweeties you’ve ever seen?  Well, that makes us very, very happy.  Needless to say, our Monday morning will be spent basking in every last love-filled moment captured by Armor and Martel.  Join us in the gallery for all of the pretty.


From the Bride…  Mark and I began dating our sophomore year of high school. We didn’t know it at the time but, ten years later we would be engaged and two years after that, we would be married!

When I was a child, my family took a vacation to Cape Cod almost every summer. I grew up being known as the “summer baby” and always had a special place in my heart for the Cape and the ocean. Throughout our many years of dating, Mark and I came to fall in love with the Cape’s quaint New England charm and it’s simplicity. As we began to spend summer weekends and 4th of July’s on the Cape, we started to envision our own family vacations spent by the seaside. We knew early on that we wanted to have a Cape Cod wedding.

Having grown up together, the bond Mark and I share with each other has been strengthened and nurtured by the love of our amazing family and friends. We knew that they would all be an integral part of our wedding day and could not have envisioned beginning our lives together without them by our side. We were blessed to have our families and childhood friends celebrate our wedding on the Cape throughout the entire week of July 4th!

Mark and I fell in love with Wychmere Harbor Club (while it was under construction) and after one meeting with our Priest, knew we had found the perfect venues to celebrate our nuptials. Having a two-year engagement allowed us to take our time preparing for our day and gave us the opportunity to focus our attention to details (my favorite part of wedding planning). Mark and I spent many weekends driving out to the Cape from Boston getting to know the community, our Priest, wedding coordinator, photographer, DJ… even the local waiter at our favorite restaurant!

My childhood friend and I created the design for our invitations and our personalized “printables”. My mother wrote out all of the calligraphy for our envelopes along with each place card. This was something I had looked forward to since I was a little girl. My Godmother (who is also my aunt) arranged all of our bouquets and boutonnieres. The love that was poured into our wedding flowers was one of the most beautiful gifts we received! Mark and I decided to name our tables after different places, special moments and important people in our lives. We wrote little stories for each table to express the meaning behind each name. For one of our favors, we gave our guests hand-tied “Love Knot” bracelets which were tied around each place card and included a special note with the meaning of the knot on the back. My cousin hand-made my garter, which included antique buttons – a surprise to me at my bridal shower. Mark and I had a wedding bell blessed and worked with our priest to include this in our ceremony. The wedding bell represents Mark’s Scottish heritage as well as my Irish heritage and when rung, celebrates new beginnings and joyful times in our family, as well as the end to any discourse. Since we began dating when we were both 15, we found it only fitting to enter our reception dancing, singing, and laughing to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”. We felt that all of these details helped shape and connect us to our day, truly making it our own.

When the day came for us to finally say, “I do”, we woke up to clear blue skies. Mark and I had decided to write each other letters and exchange gifts the morning of the wedding, as we did not see each other until I walked down the aisle. To my surprise, I opened a honeymoon itinerary to Paris, Capri, and London! As the day unfolded, everything fell into place. We ended our night with a beach bonfire complete with country music and s’mores as we continued to dance the night away.

We are thankful not only to each other, our friends, and our families, but also the amazing Cape Cod community. Our Priest, Reverend Brian McGurk performed the most beautiful marriage ceremony. Our wedding coordinator, Karen Rood from Wychmere Harbor Club ensured that no detail went unnoticed. I am still amazed at Armor and Martel’s ability to capture every single detail of our day exactly as we remember it. We were honored to have worked with such wonderful people who helped make our wedding day everything we envisioned and more.

Mark and I could not have asked for a more perfect way to start the rest of our lives together. Our wedding day was truly, a (teenage) dream come true!


Wedding Photography + Cinematography: Armor and Martel | Ceremony Venue: St. Christopher’s By the Sea in Chatham, Massachusetts | Reception Venue: Wychmere Beach Club in Harwichport, Massachusetts | Floral Design: Bride’s Godmother | Wedding Cake: Delicious Desserts | Wedding Invitations: Alicia Griffiths from Griff Graff Design | Transportation: Cape Destinations | Wedding Dress: Rivini via Allegria Bridal | Groom’s attire: JoS.A. Bank

Cape Cod Wedding at Wequassett Resort from Lens CAP Productions

It was love at first sight with this gorgeous wedding and the bride’s amazing lace Monique Lhuillier gown. And it just kept getting better from there. Lens CAP Productions captured this fabulously elegant Cape Cod wedding and ya, we’re pretty much obsessed. With pops of coral playing against the blue ocean, it’s all about the pretty eye candy, people. Click here for the full gallery.

From Courtney from Lens CAP Productions… Meredith and Michael had a classy wedding on the Cape complete with the flawless Meredith in a stunning lace Monique Lhuillier and crystal strapped Jimmy’s on her feet. The uber handsome Michael wore a tux with a traditional red rose on his lapel. M&M had an outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean and a lively daytime reception inside the Wequassett. Their gorgeous day was followed by an amazingly fun evening cabana party, complete with delicious appetizers, a DJ, a cozy firepit and of course plenty of cannonballs into the pool. The groom jumped in the pool (in his tux!) to start the party off right. These two sure know how to have fun in style! The couple and their guests totally lucked out with a warm New England fall day to boot. So sunny and perfect! All in all, it couldn’t have been more gorgeous, classy and fun!

From the Bride…Michael and I met three years ago in Boston’s North End on his best friend’s birthday. We both grew up spending summers on Cape Cod, so when we got engaged it seemed like the perfect place to celebrate old memories and make new ones. When we visited the Wequassett, we knew right away that it was the place we wanted to get married; we spent a night by the fire pit drinking wine – later to be the site of our most excellent pool after party!

Our wedding colors were coral and white, and I chose to keep my color palette very clean and light and give more of a pop of color to my bridesmaids, who wore various silk chiffon dresses from J. Crew. The girls looked gorgeous against the cool colors of the Harwich seascape!

My maid of honor assembled a lot of the details for the wedding, from hurricane vases for the cocktail hour, to the fan programs and the coral table numbers, incorporating this palette. We were already on the Cape so I didn’t want to come on too strongly with a nautical theme; the location is so romantic we just wanted to showcase the venue with some color and sea details. We had an absolutely gorgeous early Fall day, and we couldn’t have asked for a more fun, exciting, and beautiful day with all of our friends and family!

Wedding Photography: Courtney from Lens CAP Productions / Wedding Venue: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Meredith Fancy from Fancy Flowers / Wedding Cake: Montilio’s Pastry Shop / DJ: DJ Deja / Wedding Stationery: Anna Griffin from Papyrus / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids Attire: J.Crew / Hair: George Tse from Koi Salon / Makeup: Storme Lewis from Fresh

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Cape Cod Wedding at Wequassett Resort from Scott Zuehlke Photography

If you’re from Massachusetts then you totally get just how special The Cape is. And whether you were lucky enough to grow up there or just spend some time there in the summer, that feeling you get when crossing the bridge is one of total relaxation and good times. Which make it just about the most perfect spot to say I Do. Scott Zuehlke Photography captured this gorgeous Wequassett Resort wedding and all its fab, little details. And you can see it all right here in full gallery.

From the Bride… Growing up on the Cape, there was never a question in my mind that I wanted to be married near the beach. I was lucky enough to find an amazing person that had the same appreciation for my home as I did. We immediately jumped into searching for a venue, and we absolutely fell in love with Wequassett’s gorgeous grounds right away. From the beach, to the pool, to the ballroom – everything was exactly as we hoped. Once we decided on the venue, everything else fell into place. We wanted to encompass the nautical, seaside aura of the Cape without taking away from the classic, sophisticated feel of Wequassett. We brought in the nautical touches – like our canvas sailboats acting as guestbooks, the silver sailboat escort card holders, and tables named after Cape Cod lighthouses – but tried to keep it from being too “theme-y” by focusing on the beautiful blues, greens and whites that surround Wequassett.

As only children, my husband and I have always considered our friends and family-friends as our siblings and actual family. When it came time to plan our wedding, we wanted to be sure that every person that was there would have an amazing time, but more importantly, really understand how much they mean to us and how much we appreciated their presence in our lives and on our special day. Our photographer, Scott Zuehlke, and his second shooter Amy captured our day with absolute perfection – there was so much love and happiness filling our day, and we think they were able to document it flawlessly.

It was important to us for everyone to be dancing and partying all night (and thanks for our fantastic band, they were!) We had a hot donut station and quesadilla station to keep everyone’s energy up late at night, but one of our most favorite moments was a time when we were able to step outside on the porch. We had a few minutes to enjoy each other and realize we were actually married, and also a few minutes to look in on everyone that was there to support us. It made the night worth all the planning, crafting, and excitement to see everyone sharing in our love.

Wedding Photography: Scott Zuehlke Photography / Ceremony Location: Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in Dennisport, Massachusetts / Reception Location: Wequassett Resort in Harwich, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Meredith Fancy from Fancy Flowers / Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company / Lighting: Boston Event Lighting / Band: Grab Brother’s Band / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid’s Attire: Lilly Pulitzer / Groom + Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank

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DIY Cape Cod Wedding from Mikhail Glabets Photography

Anyone who’s ever been to the sandy shores of Cape Cod knows it’s nothing short of magic. Time stands still, summer seems to linger on forever, and it has a style about it all of its own. Which is precisely why people flock to the coastlines to tie the knot. Case and point? These two – who happen to live in LA but couldn’t think of a better place to say I do. And we think they made a fabulous decision. Because this gallery is filled with all their memories of that magical weekend thanks to Mikhail Glabets Photography, and it’s one worth cozying up to. See it all here.

From Mikhail Glabets Photography Pam and Matt had a very lovely wedding on a private house they rented on the water in Cape Cod. They are actually from LA, but with so many local friends and family, they decided it would be awesome to have a very intimate wedding on the cape. The produce used by catering was all organic and from Pam’s sister’s local farm. Local small businesses made up the rest, and lots of the details and decor was DIY.

Wedding Photography: Mikhail Glabets Photography / Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth, Massachusetts / Reception: A Private Residence in Cape Cod, Massachusetts / Bouquets + Centerpieces: DIY by the Bride’s Sister + Godmother with Flowers via Whole Foods + Lyonsville Valley Farm / Catering: Lavishly Dunn / Organic Produce: Lyonsville Valley Farm (The Bride’s Sister) / Cupcakes: Flour Girls Baking Co. / Cupcake Decorations: DIY by Linda Segiet (The Bride’s Godmother) / Cookies: Sandwich Cookies & Cakes / DJ: Tim Powerhouse / Orange Pomanders, Napkin Rings + Other Decor: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade

Cape Cod Wedding from lovely little details

We have an affinity for a great Cape Cod wedding; not only because the Cape is a mere hop, skip and a jump away from our home base but even more so because it’s a magical little spot on the East Coast. A mix of grand New England tradition and adorable small town flavor and this wedding held at Wequassett Resort is made even sweeter because of who is behind it. It’s a mashup of vendors we love (crafting genius Jacin of lovely little details and photography mavin Stacey Hedman) and a blogger we can’t seem to get enough of (Erika of radiant republic). When you throw those ingredients together and a girl that can rock glittery heels in the sand, it makes for a stunning display of wedding imagery. See it all right here.

From Jacin of lovely little detailsI’m SO excited to send this one your way, it’s probably my favorite wedding of the year. The Bride is the gorgeous voice behind the fashion + lifestyle blog, radiant republic and she is also one of the sweetest people on the planet. I flew across the country with flowers in tow for their quintessential cape cod wedding and my New England heart was in heaven. Some Fun Facts: I went to a local cranberry bog to get cranberries to use in the boutonnieres and some of the floral arrangements, the Bride wanted a Kate Spade-esque feel so I found a gilded nautical rope to tie her bouquet handle,I used nautical rope for the Groom’s boutonniere.

From the Bride… I had dreamed of our wedding long before our summer engagement, with visions of a robust orange and crisp navy palette punctuating an organic, seaside celebration. Having met and become engaged in Andrew’s hometown on Cape Cod, we knew we wanted to continue our love story there on our wedding day – and never looked further than the Wequassett Resort. The magical gardens and sweeping views of Chatham’s Pleasant Bay set the most enchanting backdrop for our day. And it was nothing short of a dream. Andrew and I also knew we wanted a personal celebration with our very closest family and friends. With eighty-five guests, we were thrilled to personalize our intimate celebration with sweet details, like the custom gilded surfboard escort cards Suite Paperie created as a nod to Andrew’s love of surfing. Some of my very favorite details were the rose-gold seashells and anenomes dotting the dining tables, which were dreamed up by Jacin of Lovely Little Details. And my bouquet… there are few words to do justice to the insane beauty of my bouquet. I cried the happiest tears (and I’m not a crier) when Jacin of Lovely Little Details brought it to me that morning. Each bridesmaid carried a her own unique bouquet, filled with orange and cream garden roses and dahlias, which popped against the navy silk, striped Anne Cramer skirts.

We were introduced to our guests as Mr. and Mrs. at our sunset cocktail hour, overlooking the bay. The amazing guitar duo, JA2M, played Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” while we danced our first married dance. Then, guests sipped Andrew’s beloved Planter’s Punch from navy striped straws until our classic New England feast of chowder, lobster and barbecue ribs commenced. Every last detail was captured by the inimitable Stacey Hedman, who intuitively snapped the most special, unanticipated moments. I am still in total awe of her brilliant photos and calming presence on our wedding day.

From the unexpected (I tripped on my dress during the recessional… oops!) to the sentimental (the excitement on my eleven-year-old sister’s face as Dani Wagener did her makeup), our day was exactly what we had dreamed: perfectly us. We are blessed-times-infinity to have the best friends and family who filled our day with an immeasurable amount of love. We are especially lucky to have had the most talented team (who I consider my friends) execute every last detail to make our dream day a reality. We could never have wished for a more blissful, love-filled, our-faces-hurt-from-smiling kind of day.

Wedding Photography: Stacey Hedman Photography / Assisting Photographer: Jacquelyn Poussot Photography / Wedding Venue: Wequassett Resort in Harwich, Massachusetts / Wedding Planning, Styling + Floral Design: lovely little details / Wedding Stationery: Suite Paperie / Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Ja2M / DJ: Chris Murphy of Tri-State DJs / Wedding Cake: Delicious Desserts / Transportation: Fancy Enterprises / Table Runners: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Wedding Dress: Vineyard Collection by Priscilla of Boston (no longer available) / Bride’s Veil: Country Weddings Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids’ Skirts: Anne M Cramer / Bridesmaids’ Tops: Victoria’s Secret / Hair: Laurie Affleck of By Design / Makeup: Dani Wagener of DW Beauty / Groomsmen’s Jackets: Watson’s Men’s Store / Flower Girl Dress: BellaBean Couture

Chatham Bars Inn Wedding from Joe Mikos Photographers

I could go on and on about how beautiful a place Chatham Bars Inn is. There’s just something so gorgeous about the way the colors of the ocean, sea grass and blue skies meet. It’s utter perfection. So it’s no surprise that we’re slightly obsessed with this wedding from Joe Mikos Photographers. It has us dreaming of warm summer nights and good times with friends and family. Click here for the full gallery.

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From the Bride… There was a phrase that we used on our invites and other printed materials that embodied what we were trying to achieve: “The best things in life are meant to be shared.” It really helped frame a lot of our decisions on how we wanted the day to flow.   The overall look that we were going for was classic, crisp and modern with organic details. We definitely shied away from many “traditional” wedding elements and really tried to make it our own and reflect our personal style. Most importantly, we wanted to ensure our guests had a great time and felt comfortable and festive!

We both grew up near the coast, and love the ocean, so the location of the South Lawn at Chatham Bars Inn was ideal as it borders the water. We wanted to embrace the ocean views but not compete with them, so we tried to keep the our colors mostly monochromatic — hints of white and different shades of gray, with pops of saffron yellow and green in the florals to tie it all together. The location of the wedding itself had special meaning to us, as the first time we ever lived together was the summer we spent at my family’s house in Chatham (right down the street from CBI), and we spent many afternoons at CBI soaking in the scenery and sipping cocktails. We have lots of happy memories there.

For our favors we whipped up and bottled some homemade limoncello — one of our favorites (and it didn’t hurt that it matched our color scheme!) — which also served as escort cards that waited for guests on a table among driftwood and succulents as they made their way from the ceremony to the reception. Also, to ensure everyone stayed cool and hydrated in the hot July sun, there were stations with citrus-infused water throughout the lawn. To keep in line with the theme of “The best things in life are meant to be shared,” we had guests sit at long tables, and we served dinner-family style to encourage comfort and conversation. Guests passed heaping bowls of truffle risotto, roasted veggies, lemon-infused chicken and other goodies back and forth to each other during dinner, which created a nice ice breaker for those who hadn’t met yet. We had collections of various smaller flower arrangements with bud vases and candles on each table to allow for easy sharing and chatting.

For our father/daughter and mother/son dances, our parents picked the songs and kept them a secret from us until it was time to dance. It was such a nice surprise to hear what they chose! The two maids of honor completely outdid themselves, as they both gave amazing speeches and then out of nowhere broke out pairs of sunglasses and busted into a full-on rap attack! They had all of the guests on their feet and really helped kick off the celebration. From there on out, the party was on, our band Night Shift was in full swing, and guests were either on the dance floor or on “the couch” (aka the photo booth) for the rest of the night. The celebrating carried on all the way up to the Monomoy Ballroom for an after party, complete with a Chatham Candy Manor candy bar (this candy is a staple for friends and family who have spent time on the Cape with us) and pizza stations, so guests could refuel and keep dancing as long as they could. It truly was the best day ever!

Wedding Photography: Joe Mikos Photographers / Wedding + Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts / Wedding Coordination: Hopple Popple + Salter Frieze / Floral Design: Lilacs / Officiant: Drew Downing / Wedding Cinematography: Ryan & Heidi Studio / Catering + Dessert: Chatham Bars Inn / After-Party Candy Bar: Chatham Candy Manor / Wedding Invitations: Grapevine / Save-the-Dates, Menus + Guest Notes: brea.vie designs / Reception Music: Night Shift Entertainment / Tent: Sperry Tents / Linens: Table Toppers of Newton / Glassware, Plates, Flatware + Chairs: Be Our Guest / Lighting: Ormonde Productions / Limoncello Favors: DIY by the Bride & Groom / Wedding Dress: Elie Saab / Bride’s Shoes: Chanel / Bride’s Bracelet: Gemma Redux / Bride’s Headband: Deepa Gurnani / Hair: Violet Furxhi / Makeup: Dianna Quagenti / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ivy & Aster / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Dolce Vita / Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: J.Crew / Men’s Suits: J.Crew / Men’s Ties: Nordstrom / Men’s Shirts: Brooks Brothers

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Falmouth Wedding at Bourne Farm from The Casual Gourmet

Married on the bride’s parent’s 40th wedding anniversary, in the same town her grandparents met over 75 years ago, this Bourne Farm beauty is a gorgeous example of a wedding with deep family roots. The perfect Cape soiree was casual + relaxed yet still fully infused with amazing style and personal details! Do yourself a favor and carve out a few hours to peruse the gallery filled to the brim with stunning images by Ajit Singh Photography.

From the Bride… As my father said in his speech, it was a special time and a special place. My husband, Ben, and I got married on my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary in the same town where my grandparents met over 75 years ago. Four generations of my mother’s family (including me) grew up spending summers in this rustic, simple, undeveloped area of the Cape. Bourne Farm is a magical place, with tall yellow grass blowing in the breeze, birds darting in and out of the trees along the property, and overlooking beautiful Crocker Pond. The barn was built in 1775, and some antique farm tools are still on display inside.

The entire feeling of our wedding day was casual, relaxed, personal and loving, with a ceremony officiated by a dear friend and family-style dinner at long wooden farm tables. Our custom-designed logo adorned our homemade ceremony programs and stemless wine glass favors (at each place setting with a “Fortune Fish” inside — an idea from one of our favorite NYC restaurants). Signs on driftwood we collected at the beach were painted and lovingly constructed by Ben’s dad.

Following the ceremony, Ben and I rowed away in a boat he had built with his father when he was a child; a nutshell pram named after Ben’s younger sister, Emily. After enjoying a few minutes of solitude (and a couple of glasses of champagne our wedding party had cleverly stashed in the boat), we joined our guests at cocktail hour outside the barn. Inside the barn, we had arranged guests’ place cards on antique wooden shutters and displayed photos of my parents’ wedding day and first few anniversaries. It was a perfect day that turned into a magical evening. As we walked around the property to take some pictures with our photographer, storm clouds approached and it began to sprinkle. The driver of the school bus we had hired to transport guests ran over to us with a bright red umbrella, and after a couple minutes, the light rain stopped and the clouds suddenly changed direction, drifting away to create a magnificent sunset.

Wedding Photography: Ajit Singh Photography / Wedding Venue: Bourne Farm in Falmouth, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Lawrence Gardens / Catering + Wedding Cakes: The Casual Gourmet / DJ: Charles David / Tent: Taylor Rental Party Plus / Benches + Guest Tables: New England Country Rentals / Restrooms: Nauset Disposal / Transportation: Cape Destinations / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore