This pumpkin spice Cape Cod wedding was complete with an oceanfront ceremony, flower girl grandmas, spiced rum cider, pumpkin candles, and fresh donuts - their reception literally SMELLED like all the best parts of fall! And for this party animal, Drake-loving couple and all their wild friends and family, they turned Wequassett Resort into the hottest nightclub around.
"Crazy, he calls me, sure I'm crazy... crazy in love, you see"
On a 75 degree Saturday, light clouds rolled in and out of the harbor as the seabreeze filled our noses with the sweet smell of salt. Cape Cod is a magical place, as everyone who has vacationed there can attest to. Laura & Alex grew up on the Cape, and first met going to local music shows. After losing touch and moving to Boston after a few years, fate brought them back together, and a romance blossomed. Alex asked Laura to be his wife while they were vacationing on Captiva Island in Florida, and finally, the day had come.
Everything about the day was true to the personalities of Laura & Alex - Laura’s dazzling shoes with Dutch dolls for heels, macarons flown in from France, a natural pine wood ceremony arch, rustic barrels filled with flowers, mini succulent escort cards, family style reception seating, watercolor and lace bridesmaids dresses, vintage decor, and more. Wrapped around Laura’s colorful bouquet was her grandmother’s jewelry and a swatch of fabric from her grandfather’s shirt. Laura met Alex at the ceremony, both shedding tears. The love was overwhelming.
The reception was wonderfully laid back, with guests gathering to hang out in Adirondack chairs on the lawn, dancing with the family, eating cake and salt water taffy from Laura’s mother’s 1856 Country Store in Centerville, and socializing with all their friends and family. The couple headed off to an afterparty before jetting off to their Bermudan honeymoon!
Laura & Alex - I hope your love continues to grow deeper every day, that you lift each other up when you are down, and that you let those famous giggles ring through your house until you’re old and grey.
Thank you to all the amazing vendors!
Venue: The Ruddy Turnstone Inn
Catering: Pennypacker's Fine Foods
Planning: Kathy Collings
Hair/Makeup: Salon Justine
Dress: Truvelle from Your Dream Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals: Be Our Guest, Undercover Tents, True North
DJ: Casey from White Label DJs
Flowers: Designer's Touch
Cake: Cakes Cakes Cakes
A few years ago, Stephanie fell for John... no, really - she tripped over his foot.
After persistently asking for Stephanie's phone number three times afterwards, she gave him her email address - you know, just in case. They began to exchange love letters in the weeks following, and before they knew it, they were in love. As Stephanie says, "We had so much in common, yet we are still so different, from the very start. I am a very detail-oriented, Type A, future-oriented person. John is more laidback, spontaneous and always cracking me up even when I am stressed. We balance each other out." John proposed to her in a vineyard in Rhode Island in May, and they're so excited to get married!
Stephanie & John's dream engagement shoot took place at John's family's home on Cape Cod. This beach front beauty was built from the ground up in 1951 by John's grandfather - how amazing! We started with pizza, took a walk around the charming neighborhood, and then popped champagne on the beach and lit some sparklers to conclude the night. Amazing is an understatement!