This bride said “I do” to the groom right down the street from where she grew up. She prepared for the day at her family’s beachfront home just a few blocks from where the ceremony & reception were located. When I arrived her nieces were plucking fresh flower petals to later toss as they walked up the ceremony aisle. She got ready in her childhood bedroom, where she wore his grandmother’s earrings and a Blue Lapis Tiffany & Co heirloom ring from her own grandmother.
They decided to not have a traditional wedding party, the couple was instead surrounded by family throughout the day. Paper parasols and cotton robes customized with each lady’s initials were gifted to match Meghan’s own while the bridal bouquet was wrapped with the same fabric used in her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s dress. Meanwhile, the groom was preparing with the guys of the family just a few doors down the street. Custom details included embroidered initials on the groom’s made-to-order shirt cuff & a bespoke pocket square embroidered with an “M & P” accompanied by the couple’s wedding date.
The weddings colored theme was inspired by pops of sunset colors mixed together with soft neutrals like blush, ivory, and grey. The invitation suite had letterpress printing with an antique typewriter font was complemented by a map of the Long Island Sound as the envelope liner and an artist’s rendering of their wedding venue on the suite’s RSVP card.
The Wedding Ceremony at Madison Beach Club
The ceremony and reception both took place at Madison Beach Club. A waterfront Catholic ceremony officiated by Pastor Thomas Lipnicki, their family’s long-time friend, was followed by an extended two hours of cocktails complete with a four-piece jazz band and beachside lawn games. Creating their own spin on a guest book, a vintage typewriter was paired with a note requesting guests to type their advice & good wishes. Handwritten vintage travel-themed postcards made for inspired seating cards while signs were created with typewriter text and a collection of mix & match picture frames.
The Wedding Reception
For the reception, personal touches were found in the mismatched antique silverware and guest favors by way of donations made in each guest’s name to the Good Dog Foundation (in honor of their pup, Ollie). In lieu of a traditional cake cutting, French Fromage + Sauternes plates were passed (a nod to the couple’s time spent together in Paris) in combination with a dessert table featuring a Canadian classic, “Nanaimo Bars”. And to finish it all off, what better way to end a celebratory day at the beach than with a pile of Mexican Blankets to cozy up by an oceanside bond fire.
Planner: Caitlin Campbell of True Event Ceremony & Reception: Madison Beach Club Catering: La Cuisine Photo Booth: CT Photos Unlimited Paper: Tie That Binds Makeup: Tricia Caliola of Jennie Fresa Hair: Mia of Frederic Fekkai and Mary Grace & Amy of Shag Florals: Fleurescent Lighting: Ryan Designs & Power Posse Ceremony Music: Suite Occasions Cocktail & Reception Music: Mod Society Cinematography: Buzz Media Company Linens: La Tavola Rentals: Rentals Unlimited Bride’s Dress & Veil: Selia Yang Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bride’s Clutch: Chanel Rings: Jangmi Blue Lapis Ring: Tiffany & Co. Bride’s Earrings: Groom’s Grandmother’s Groom’s Suit & Shirt: Alton Lane Groom’s Pocket Square: O’Harrow Clothiers Groom’s Shoes: Mezlan Groom & Groomsmen’s Ties: Thomas Pink Bridesmaid’s & Flower Girls’ Dresses: J-Crew Bridesmaid’s & Flower Girls’ Jewelry: Silver Continent Groomsmen’s Suits: Charles Tyrwhitt Ring Bearer’s Bow Tie: OTAA Father of the Groom/Bride’s Bow Ties: O’Connell’s First Dance Song: At Last by Etta James