In case the snow is starting to get to you, we thought it would be nice to share a sunny, warm celebration on the beach! With softly flowing beach grass and a quintessential East Coast stone staircase leading to a ceremony overlooking the Atlantic, we hope Jessica and Justin's wedding warms your heart as much as it did ours. Jessica and Justin's casual, chic celebration on Cape Cod featured a private Polish ceremony with their parents followed by a ceremony on the beach overlooking the ocean. What else would be fitting for an oceanside, Cape Cod wedding then a traditional Cape Cod Clambake dinner?
It seems fitting that Heather and Elizabeth first met while working at a bridal gown store - a fitting omen to their future. Another magical omen occured on the night Heather proposed to Elizabeth, at a Michael Buble concert. What started out as a bad experience with fraudulent tickets turned into the perfect proposal experience, with a cannon firing off red and white hearts exactly as Elizabeth said yes! The couple chose to have their destination wedding in Vermont since it was not legal for them to marry in their home state, and Elizabeth has always loved the East Coast.
The Readmore Inn had everything they were looking for in terms of accommodations and ambiance, and they chose the theme of "Books" to play along with the name of the Inn. Simple and family oriented, everyone stayed with them at the Inn and they enjoyed spending time with those closest to them every morning at breakfast. They shared a bridesmaid and Elizabeth had their florist create a ring corsage for her to carry instead of the traditional bouquet.
Some of their favorite moments from the celebration included;
- How beautiful the Popolo was for their reception, including vases of flowers that the owner took upon himself to place on each table.
- The most amazing carrot cake they hadd ever eaten - a naket carrot cake with salted caramel drizzled on top - made by the Popolo.
- Being able to get dressed up the next day for a second photo shoot with Cricket Polis of Polis Photography, who offered to do that in place of her usual engagement photos since Elizabeth and Heather were from out of state.
Elizabeth and Heather's advice for other couples planning their wedding is; "Make it simple and make you and your partner the priority."
featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Polis Photography | VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS: The Readmore Inn | CATERING & CAKE: The Popolo | MUSICIAN: Tim Veurink | WEDDING GOWN: Bridal Warehouse | WEDDING JUMPSUIT: David's Bridal | ALTERATIONS: Alter My Heart | FLORIST: Halladay's Flowers | JEWELRY: Fred Meyer Jewelers