A beautiful wedding at the Beauport Hotel on the beach in Gloucester? Yup, Haleigh & Adam know how to throw a summer party!!! Don’t miss oceanside kisses, a wild dance floor, and the cutest cuff links you’ll EVER see!
“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
It’s 2009 at the Danversport Yacht Club. A few hundred high school seniors exit their limos sporting suits, gowns, and boutonnieres. Courtney & Mark, who had already been dating for a few years, spend their prom dancing the night away with all their friends before going away to college. Seven years later, they returned to that very ballroom to celebrate their marriage.
The sun was blazing at a scorching 96 degrees on August 14th. Courtney, accompanied by all her best friends dressed in blush, slipped into her wedding gown that would hold all her butterflies in. She wore her mother’s garter, and wrapped a piece of her mother’s wedding gown around her colorful bouquet. Mark and his boys got ready a few houses down, as he opened a gift and card from his wife-to-be.
Mark couldn’t help but shed a tear as Courtney walked down the aisle. They both said “I do” and hopped on a white trolley to Danversport Yacht Club. Grand chandeliers and gold and white details lined the ballroom - the space looked like a palace for for a new king and queen.
Courtney & Mark are loving, caring, and incredibly thoughtful. Thoughtful enough that I sat at a real table with real guests - nothing makes me feel appreciated and loved like being treated like a guest! Wishing you both the happiest marriage that is so full of love, you have extra to give to others.
Thank you to all the amazing vendors!
Venue & Catering - Danversport Yacht Club
Hair - Nicole Sutera of Images Hair Artistry
Makeup - Kristina Makris of Flawless Makeup Company
Invitation - Minted.com
Dress - Allure
Tux - Russo Tux
DJ - Chuck Uglietta of 617 Weddings
Videographer - Russell Smithe of 617 Weddings
Photo Booth - 617 Weddings
Flowers - Jody Palange Roffi
Cake - Cakes for Occasions
Trolley - Black Tie Limo
"As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love."
Jillian & Daniel’s love for each other as deep as the ocean and unwavering as a strong ship at sea. After meeting online years ago, and enlisting the help of her sister to make sure Dan wasn’t a murderer, the two fell for each other quickly and passionately. They survived months of long distance halfway across the country after getting engaged, and were finally and happily reunited before their wedding. They love learning and teaching, holding hands at the beach, and hunting for vintage antiques. Jill loves the classic look of pearls and everything teal, and Dan is a proud papa to his beloved puppy child.
The clouds on their wedding day looked a bit dark and full of rain, yet the rain never came that night. They exchanged rings and vows by the ocean in front of a beautiful, floral covered gazebo in front of their closest friends and family. There wasn’t a straight face in the room during the humorous toasts, and the DJ knew exactly how to keep the party going strong all night. Even 95-year-old Grampie was busting moves on the dance floor. Their two families became one, and the newlyweds couldn’t have been happier before jetting off to their European honeymoon.
To Jill & Dan - you both are an inspiration for how to love, how to be thoughtful, and how to be kind. Wishing you two the best years of your life - every one spent together.
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors!
Venue + Catering: Danversport Yacht Club
Justice of the Peace: Justice Stoddard Melhado
DJ: Jeff Mader AKA DJ Shyne
Florist: Floral Arts Westford
Cake: Cakes for Occasions
Hair & Makeup: Elliot de Jesus of Make Me Up Bridal
Transportation: Black Tie Limousine
Dress: Allure Bridals
Seamstress: Tricia Southwell
Tuxedo: Black by Vera Wang, Jos A Bank
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
I couldn't have been happier kicking off summer 2015 wedding season with Stacy & Chris. This vintage loving, each other loving pair got the wedding of their dreams.
I got out of the car at Cape Ann Marina Resort and drew in a big breath of fresh ocean air. Ahhh, was it fantastic. Who else loves the smell of the ocean? I got upstairs to find the lovely Miss Stacy getting her hair done. Amazing would be a gross understatement of this girl - I can see clearly why Chris is crazy about her. She is sweet times a million, has the biggest, genuine laugh, is ambitious and a dreamer, and above all, I just loved how she would thank everyone and all her vendors all throughout the day. And not a thanks, yup thank you, but she just gave off such an air of gratefulness that it was impossible not to just feel so appreciated and loved on her day! Talk about the best way to start your day.
After exchanging their vows at their local parish, they sealed the deal with (a few!) kisses and a reminder from the ring bearer, "Don't worry ladies, I'm still single."
With massive storm clouds approaching, the definite chance of rain, and the clock ticking before the nonexistent sun completely went away, we drove the 40 minutes back to the marina. I wanted to take them to Wingaersheek Beach to get a little sandy & lovey, but that proved to be impossible. We arrived with 20 minutes left to take pictures of these beauties, and lo and behold we walked to the very corner of the property where there was an old shack with the paint chipping off and a crooked roof, and my was it perfect. We ducked under a fence to this little patch of tall green grass and what looked like an abandoned greenhouse frame overlooking the marshes and water. There was a hairline break in the clouds at 8:05pm, and we got a slice of golden sunshine as it dipped behind the trees and just like that, we were whisked off to the reception.
The food, the cake, the dancing, the lights... the reception was fun and love swirled together, with beautiful little decorative touches handmade by the bride.
Stacy & Chris really just make my heart sing. It was such an honor to be there for them on their big day, and I know these two will share years and years of immense happiness and joy together.
THANK YOU to the wonderful vendors I worked with!
Church: Saint Patrick Parish
Reception venue: Cape Ann Marina Resort
Catering: Anthony Columbus Catering
DJ: Mike Viselli
Cake: Cakes for Occasions
Flowers: Parker Florist
Video: Chris Thomas Creative
Hair: Goode Salon
Makeup: Backstage Salon & Spa