Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Three Years

Today marks our third wedding anniversary! Its hard to believe its been three years since Mike and I said said "I Do"! In honor of that I thought I'd share some of our wedding photos and look back on our special day.

Mike and I got engaged in August 2009 and then immediately started planning our wedding.  We've always shared a love of the beach and travel.  We knew we wanted to do a destination wedding but we wanted to be able to have all our friends and family present to share the day with us.  We decided that Cape Cod was the perfect location.  We chose the Cape Codder Resort as our venue and decided to do a beach ceremony at Keyes Memorial Beach in Hyannis.

Once we settled on the date of June 4, 2011 and booked our venue, it at first seemed like we had all the time in the world, but before we knew it the big day was here! On the day of I was both nervous and excited. I spent the morning with my bridesmaids and family getting ready and relaxing before the ceremony. It was important to me to enjoy that time and not spend it stressing. I had to trust that all of our careful planning would pay off.

We planned every detail of the wedding and added many DIY and personal touches.  We made personalized dress hangers for the bridal party, a friend handmade all of the wedding party's jewelry and my sister designed and crafted our wedding invitations.  Our colors were sage green and periwinkle blue to compliment the spring landscape of the Cape with all the beautiful Hydrangeas.  We also incorporated our love of the beach into our reception.  We created sand dollar escort cards and named the tables after all our favorite beaches on the Cape.  Our cake was covered in shells and topped with two adirondack chairs.

We were so lucky to have an absolutely beautiful day for our wedding.  The beach ceremony was perfect.  We said our vows looking out into the ocean with the waves crashing in front of us.  We had an acoustic guitarist play some of our favorite beach tunes and love songs as the guests arrived and as I walked down the aisle.  We did a sand ceremony where we each took a handful of sand from the beach and poured it into a glass vase to symbolize the melding of our two lives.  

The reception was a blast.  The Cape Codder provided a delicious four course meal and we danced all night under the twinkle lights of the JFK ballroom.  It was such a perfect day filled with love, laughter and the support of our amazing friends and family. 

Photography Shoreshotz Weddings

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