Real Wedding: Pam and John

I know a lot of you are knee deep in snow, so I thought I would brighten your day with a beautiful beach wedding. With starfish details, bright blue blooms, and a gorgeous bride, you all will be feeling the summer lovin’!

From the lovely bride, Pam:
The wedding was October 16 in Plymouth, Massachusetts at White Cliffs Country Club.  We were married in a gazebo, which overlooked the Cape Cod Bay and was nestled in their stunning gardens. It was a beautiful fall day and the setting combined our love for the outdoors and the beach with my husband’s passion for golf.  The reception was in a double peaked white tent.  We lucked out because our wedding weekend was the last weekend the tent was open for the season. 

From the beginning of my planning, I really wanted to do a beach theme even though it was not a summer wedding.  I think that choosing a theme really helps a bride personalize the event.  The theme could be seasonal, a monogram, certain color palette, favorite place, food, or flower, but something to repeat really helps bring things together and makes for easier planning.

After our ceremony we walked down 75 steps with our photographers from Henry Masci Photo and took some memorable and intimate pictures on the beach.  I brought my bridal wedge flip flops with me as we ran, danced, and laughed while taking pictures.  Being in this gorgeous gown and walking barefoot in the sand was a liberating feeling.  It was surreal to have this moment to ourselves and was one of my favorite parts of the day.  

Our beach element was felt immediately as guests arrived.  For favors we did starfish wine bottle stoppers and put them in a sandbox.  This doubled as the escort card for seating.  One of my favorite elements was the cake.  It was a 3-tier white cake with light blue fondant circled around each layer.  There were edible starfish and shells throughout the layers and 2 starfish on the top layer.  The base of the cake looked like sand, but it was really maple brown sugar.  Other beachy elements were my candles; some were votive with sea glass, which is something that I collect, while others were square gel candles with shells sunk at the bottom.  We put flip flops in large bins and that was a big hit amongst my female guests.  Many stayed longer and the dance floor was very crowded because guests were comfortable.

So in love with these last two images… swoon!

Our photographers, Katherine and Craig, made us feel very comfortable and brought out our personalities quite well.  We did engagement photos with them as well so we already had a relationship with them and they felt like our friends.  Having a husband/wife team was wonderful because they would give us ideas for silly and also formal photos and then we’d mimic the poses.  They made us feel so relaxed throughout the wedding and the pictures reflected it.  

Photography | Henry + Masci Photography
Reception | White Cliffs Country Club
Florist | Sweet Ferns
Dress | Melissa Sweet
Cake | Veronica’s Sweetcakes
Make-Up | Danielle Gilmore