From the bride:
On Halloween night in 2013 – the same night the Red Sox won the World Series. One of my closest girlfriends, knew Garrett from both growing up in Marblehead and she had invited me to watch the game at his apartment with some friends. We later went to dinner to watch at a bar and the two of us sat next to each other and never stopped talking. Garrett then asked me on a date just the two of us and I knew that this was something different.
Fast forward three years later, we were engaged!
As for the wedding location, we knew that we wanted to be by the water. I am from Rhode Island but have always loved the beauty and New England charm of Marblehead. We decided that the Eastern Yacht Club, a place we spend a lot of time in the Summer, would be the perfect spot.
When it came to my dress, I had originally selected one in October shortly after getting engaged. When I went to have my first fitting the dress was not right and I was forced to find a new dress with two months until my wedding. Luckily the all star team at Kleinfeld were able to make a new dress happen and knew just the designer for the task. Christian Siriano whipped up my incredibly detailed wedding gown in just enough time and it was more perfect and more “me” than I could have ever imagined. To compliment my dress I chose Sophia Webster’s satin slingback heels with a rhinestone heel and the words “wifey” and “for lifey” painted on the soles for a fun touch. I accessorized my wedding day look with a pair of pearl and diamond studs that my mom wore on her wedding day to my step-dad which was incredibly special for me.
For the design of the wedding, that was something I had dreamed up before I ever knew I would be getting married. I always envisioned a blue and white chinoiserie inspired scheme with bright green and soft white flowers. I was lucky to have the most incredible wedding planner and floral designer to help me bring this vision to life in a more modern way with wood chargers and soft blue linen table cloths to offset the more traditional elements. My bridesmaids dresses were chosen for the bold blue of the sea around the venue as well as the patterns of the various ginger jars scattered throughout the wedding.
Our ceremony was preformed by my brother Andrew who did an amazing job of keeping it light yet heartfelt. Since Garrett is Jewish and I have not yet converted, we decided to have a non-religious ceremony and focus on having our siblings read meaningful selections that we had selected. We also chose to write our own vows to each other which was a moment of the wedding I will never forget.
Following the ceremony, Garrett and I set out for a harbor cruise to take photos on the launch and the misty September day made for the most incredible back drop. It was such a romantic moment and we were a ble to fully enjoy everything we were experiencing and appreciate the fact that we were actually married!! We cruised around enjoying our signature cocktail as our guests enjoyed freshly caught tuna (courtesy of Garrett and crew), as well as other delicious small bites.
In the middle of the ceremony I switched into a short Rime Arodaky dress that I searched far and wide for after seeing a picture of it online. It was fun and flirty yet still looked bridal and best of all I could dance up a storm. For my wedding present, Garrett had given me the most stunning pair of sapphire and diamond clover earrings (I am sure he loved his new fishing rod just as much : )) – I changed into these earrings for a bit of something blue when I changed my dress to party. The rest of the night was spent dancing to the Sultans of Swing 10 piece band who made for a packed dance floor and a lot of happy guests. The reception concluded with a walk down the dock between all of our family and friends with lit sparklers followed by a pizza party late night complete with huge bowls of fries. I cannot imagine a more dream-like day or more perfect way to start my new life with my husband.
- Venue: Eastern Yacht Club
- Planner: Kate Dawson Events
- Photographer: Shannon Cronin
- Videographer: LMV Productions
- Florist: Sayles Livingston Design
- Tent: Sperry Tent Seacoast
- Lighting: Event Lighting Concepts
- Rentals: PEAK Event Services
- Linens: La Tavola
- Calligraphy: Delighted Calligraphy
- Branding and Monogram: Kearsley Lloyd
- Invitation Design and Day of Goods: Albertine Press
- Band: Sultans of Swing
- Dress: Christian Siriano from Kleinfelds
- Shoes: Sophia Webster
- Reception Dress: Rime Arodaky
- Hair: Jennifer Tawa Hair Design
- Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty
- Jewelry: E.B. Horn
- Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy via L’elite
- Groomsmen tuxes: The Black Tux