If you were to boil the East Coast down to a theme what might it look like? Crisp and clean ocean views, lush green landscapes, and summer time clam bakes and lobster feeds? Yes, yes, and YES! Sound fabulous? Well Amanda and Adam’s seaside wedding in Massachusetts has all of that and even more! So, settle in and prepare to feast your eyes on this gorgeous east coast summer wedding.
From the Bride:
When Adam and I got engaged, we knew we wanted to be married at his parents’ home on the ocean in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We have Adam’s parents to thank for scouting out the most amazing spot for the cer
emony. It was held on a granite rock in the shade of a large mulberry tree on a neighboring property. We had help from other loved ones too. Adam’s mother Jane performed our beautiful marriage ceremony that included a poem by Emily Dickinson read by our brother and sister.
Lanesville, where Adam’s parents live, is overflowing with natural beauty, especially in the summer. From the ocean to the granite to the driftwood to the flowers and trees, we felt we had the most beautiful wedding site already and didn’t want to take away from it by adding too many unnatural elements.
With that in mind, Becca from Petal Floral Design and Emily from mStarr Event Styling + Design came up with the idea to use reclaimed wood for the base of the floral arrangements, which resembled driftwood from the beach, and Emily’s table decor incorporated the blues and greens from the water and flora. It was beautiful – the setting, the ceremony, the reception and every other bit of it took our breath away.
Massachusetts is a very special place to us and we wanted our friends and families to experience everything we love about the summer there. One of those things of course is the food, so we decided to celebrate with lobsters and clams (fried and steamed).
Wedding desserts (whoopie pies and wedding cake) were made from scratch by my mother and sister-in-law, and two of our very talented friends spun sweet beats at our reception.
To be honest, I wouldn’t change anything about the day. It was perfect and we were so happy. If I had to say something I think it would be that I should have been more organized when it came to a photography shot list. Looking back there are a few shots with friends and family that I wish we would have captured, but in the busy, overwhelming moment, I just didn’t think of it.
Event Designer: mStarr Event Styling + Design
Photographer: Hello Love Photography
Day-Of Paper Products & Signage: mStarr Event Styling + Design
Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty
Hair: Just Hair by Kris Pavao
Caterer: Woodman's of Essex
Dress Designer: Watters
Flowers: Petal Floral Design
Prop or Furniture Rentals: New England Country Rentals
Venue: Private Residence | Stationery & Cake: Mother of The Bride & The Bride's Sister-in-Law | Prop or Furniture Rentals: Special Events of New England