10/6/2018 677 0
John and I didn't want anything about our special day to be expected. So much so, that we didn't have a traditional ceremony, I didn't wear white, and our fall wedding on the water wasn't burgundy or nautical themed. Our wedding celebration took place in Harwichport, about fifteen minutes from our soon-to-be Cape house, our little slice of heaven. The grounds of Wequassett are so New England—the shingles, the endless hydrangea bushes and so many boats docked in the bay, they look like polka dots. I wanted our day to be very intimate, and reflect an autumnal, coastal harvest vibe.
We got married in a private ceremony with only our parents, siblings and very close friends in attendance. We read our vows to each other and sealed the deal with a kiss. Post-ceremony, we took in the amazing views of Pleasant Bay with 85 of our closest friends and family for cocktail hour. The sunset was a perfect blush to blue ombre, just like our wedding colors: blush, dusty blue and deep violet. All of our signage was made on hand-painted acrylic with these colors. Two of these signs were our vows, for everyone to read who was not at our afternoon ceremony. I’m so glad we did this, these signs are now in our bedroom, serving as a daily reminder of our love and our special day.Continue reading »
After, everyone found their seat with hand-lettered gold-foiled shell escort cards. All of the shells handpicked, cleaned, polished and lettered by yours truly! The head table had a long runner of oyster and mussel shells on top of a dusty blue cheesecloth runner and tapered dusty blue candles of varying heights, along with café au lait dahlias anchoring our centerpieces with florals in our color palette really playing off of the shells, along with the pre-dinner sunset that just so happened to match our palette perfectly. Not too nautical, not too fall. My father actually curated all of our brass candlesticks too at various estate and antique markets over the last two years or so!
Dinner was followed by dessert, with a custom vegan cake, decorated with mussel shells and autumnal flavored donuts (think apple cider, pumpkin spice and bacon crumble), both made by local bakers. We put out to-go bags for the donuts, so they doubled as favors too!
John and Shauna's vendor team