I remember speaking with Sara on the phone and her telling me about the plans for her and Steve’s wedding. It was going to be in September (a day before mine and Peter’s anniversary) and it was going to be at an old yacht club in Falmouth (Peter and I were married at an old yacht club in New Jersey). She and Steve sounded like the perfect fit for us, and I’m so glad they had us there to document their day.
Sarah is from Texas and Steve is originally from New Jersey (it really is a wonderful state). His parents have since moved up to the Cape and one summer these two met when they were both in Falmouth. They currently live in Texas, but a wedding on the Cape seemed like the perfect place. They chose the Quissett Yacht Club by The Knob, which gives you views of Quissett Harbor, where they had their ceremony; and Buzzards Bay, where everyone witnessed a magnificent sunset before the reception began. One of their dogs even enjoyed a dip.
As someone who has experienced parent loss, I take notice of how parents who are no longer around are included in a wedding day. Sarah’s father passed away a little over a year and half before their wedding. They included a photo of him that was placed on a seat during the ceremony. His photo was brought to the reception as well. At some point when everyone was dancing, I noticed the frame next to a bottle of Shiner Bock – Sarah’s Dad’s favorite beer, and smiled knowing that he was there celebrating in his own way. I think it’s important to find ways for them to be present.
Lastly, they had their favorite singer, Lucas Jack and his band travel up from Texas (and St. Louis) to play their wedding. As you can imagine, they were fantastic. We have so much fun when a band at a wedding is good, and these guys were amazing. Definitely check their music out.
Congratulations again, Sarah & Steve. Here’s a bit of what their wedding day looked like.
Event Planner: Rita Pacheco | Location: Quissett Yacht Club | Dress: L’elite Boston | Hair & Make-up: Pura Vida | Invitations & Paper Goods: Pink Polka Dot | Florals: Ivie’s | Caterer: Clambakes, etc. | Baker: Windfall Market | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Band: Lucas Jack