Friday, December 2, 2011

Megan and Billy's Nantasket Beach Resort Wedding

On Saturday, September 17th, I was the coordinator for Megan and Billy's beach themed wedding. In the morning, the bridal party got their hair done at AZ Studio and Spa, and makeup at Beauty and Main in Hingham. Afterwards, they finished getting ready at Nantasket Beach Resort, where the bridesmaids wore short navy dresses from Aria and the bride wore a gorgeous gown with a sweetheart neckline, paired with the most amazing sparkly blue peep toe Christian Louboutin heels. The bride carried a white and light pink bouquet filled with cymbidium orchids, roses, and callas. The bridesmaids bouquets were much brighter in corals, pinks, oranges, and purples. The bouquets and all other flowers for the wedding were created by one of my favorite florists in Boston, Jennifer Cahill of The Tangled Web.

The ceremony for 120 guests was held at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, MA. This church was built in 1919, and was one of the most unique churches I've ever seen with all of the beautiful dark wood. The bride and groom saw each other for the first time as Megan walked down the aisle with her father, and after the ceremony, guests greeted the newlyweds with lots of bubbles as they exited the church! Here is a fun shot of that from their photographer, Alicia Schneider of Alicia Schneider Photography.

Photo by Alicia Schneider Photography

The cocktail hour was held in the Nantasket Ballroom at Nantasket Beach Resort, where guests enjoyed an open bar with four signature drinks named after each traditional "something old, new, borrowed, and blue". Passed hors d'oeuvres included Swedish meatballs, coconut shrimp, mini beef wellington, Maryland style crab cakes, and scallops wrapped in bacon. There was also a fruit and cheese display as well as a nachos and cheese station for guests to munch on.

The reception was held in the Surf Ballroom, and guests picked up their escort cards from sand filled trays decorated with starfish and shells. Tables were adorned with white orchid centerpieces, sea glass candles, coral, and starfish. A lavender packet and a little tin of whale fish candy were set at each place setting as well. Dinner included New England clam chowder, a salad course, and entrée choices of filet mignon, seafood fra diavolo, or chicken saltimbocca. For dessert, Montilio's provided a variety of Italian pastries and a three tiered lemon orange wedding cake decorated with white chocolate shells and navy ribbon. In addition, speciality coffees such as cappuccinos, chai lattes, and frozen mochaccinos from Espresso Dave were served as an after dinner treat. One very special moment of the night was when the father of the bride surprised the couple with a touching slideshow of childhood photos of the couple. Sam from TSG Weddings was the DJ for the evening, and kept everyone dancing all night!

Megan and Billy, it was so nice working with you on this wedding and I hope that you had a wonderful time on your honeymoon in Bermuda!


1 comment:

Barn Wedding said...

I love it all, the wedding venues and the bride's gown too. She look so gorgeous, Congratulations and best wishes to the newly weds.