Jenny reached out to me some time ago on referral from a mutual friend! I love when that happens.
Jenny and Brian, family and friends are from Washington state, and flew all the way to little Cape Cod for their intimate wedding on the beach. These are just my favorite - laid back, homegrown and DIY with the help of loved ones.
Here are some favorite photos from their day:
Gorgeous make up and sola wood flowers for a bouquet and boutonniere. Jenny actually dyed them herself and arranged them with her mother back home, and flew them over in their luggage!
The pearls were a gift from Jenny's dad to her mother.
First look on the stairs of the Old Sea Pines Inn. A quiet, private moment.
Wedding on the beach !!
Jenny told me she wasn’t sure if they were even going to use this arbor down at the beach.
After picking the arbor up from the rental company, it looked bare. She had ordered some chiffon fabric to drape over it and that was it. Didn’t have any flowers or decoration.
One of their our good friends, Yumi, saw the arbor and asked if she could decorate it. She cut ivy from Brian’s parent's backyard, as well as gumdrops, and used a bouquet of beautiful flowers that had been delivered to the Cape house. (Which was sent by Brian’s best friend, Mitch & his wife, Barbara, who couldn’t make it to the wedding due to having a 7 month year old baby girl at home/traveling with Covid.)
Yumi made Barbara even more a part of the day by using these flowers in the arbor decoration. Yumi picked up zip ties and the green foam… she built all of the greenery for the arbor, from scratch, in less than 24 hours.
I'm always amazed at the amount of time, effort and thought that go into all of these little details.
Walking down the "aisle"
These two were not afraid to get their feet dirty, literally!
After the ceremony, we traveled back to the Old Sea Pines Inn for a lobster bake and reception.
The Scallop Shell
The scallop shell imagery played a role in Jenny & Brian's day as well, and I just thought this image of their wedding bands just worked perfectly.
Jenny had a small scallop shell sewn into the back of her dress. This shell Jenny purchased at the beginning of her journey, and carried it with her throughout her walk of the Camino del Santiago (The Way of St. James). Jenny completed this pilgrimage with a colleague - a 45 day walk - across Spain. The signs marking the way included the symbol of a scallop shell, which holds significant religious meaning. Jenny says she wanted it with her on her wedding day was because she felt it symbolized the longest walk and significant journey she had been on. She also wanted it with her on the most important walk she would take: walking down the aisle to be wed to Brian. Just beautiful.
The first dance.
The reception hall. The flowers were all arranged by Jenny, her mother and mother-in-law too!
Lobstahhh!! Who can resist. It wouldn't be Cape Cod without one!
Congratulations to you both!
I had a fantastic time photographing the two of you, and hope you cherish these images for years to come. Thank you to the additional vendors who made it all possible:
Hair/Makeup: East Coast Primped
Venue: Old Sea Pines Inn
Cake: Dukes Bakery (All Gluten Free Bakery !)
Pastor: Pastor Scott Ciosek / St. Peters Episcopal Church
Arbor: rented from Cape Rental World