Kristen & Matt’s Wequassett Wedding on the Cape
How does a couple have a Cape wedding without the traffic and summer noise? With over 100 years of family history on the island, we have learned a thing or two about our happy place. Keep it all simple. Hold the wedding at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in April and we’d have the entire place to ourselves!
April in New England poses some weather risks. After 100 inches of snow, all we wanted to do on our wedding day see the sun and dance. If the sun didn’t want to come out, we were determined to welcome our guests with our own sunny skies. The look of the wedding featured yellow freesias and peonies and daisies, paired with blue bridesmaids dresses. We tried to incorporate as many thoughtful summer elements, without going off the rails. We handmade the all the glass elements in our centerpieces and filled them with sand from the beach on which we got engaged. Our guest book was custom bats, featuring lyrics to our first dance song, Van Morrison’s “Someone Like You.” Other details included old garden window Matt turned into our seating chart and the real lobster trap he turned into our card box. The table numbers were cut out of a nautical chart that mapped the coast of Dennis, MA, where we got engaged.
One other key detail, I would be remiss not to mention, was our wedding logo. My 93-year old grandfather was an art director for Ted Bates years ago, designing logos for brands like Wonder Bread, Fleishmann’s and M&Ms. Naturally, we asked him to create one for us. We ended up using two – an anchor thematic on the menus, programs and video watermark and a wave and seagull sketch for our favors. It was amazing to have my grandfather and his art be such an integral part of the day.
The day was all about sunshine and happiness. My husband Matt and I knew we were going to be beyond happy on our wedding day and we wanted everyone to feel the same way. The music played a bit part of that. Our band, Beantown, was phenomenal. I’m fairly certain that this was the only wedding they ended with ‘Shout,’ with everyone of all ages on the dance floor. But the unrivaled best part of the reception was when our musically inclined fathers, backed by my father’s high school band, took the stage to surprise us after weeks of practice with rocking renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Stop’ and the Standell’s ‘Dirty Water.’
It was a fantastic day, with great friends and great family. Everyone from the photographer, videographer, hair and make-up, music and event staff – we couldn’t have imagined anything smoother or more ‘us.’ I hope that everyone could have as much sunshine and happiness as we did.
Photography – Eric Limon Photography
Videography – Five Field Productions
Make Up – Emma Josselyn, Eden Skincare
Hair – Salon in the Mills, Sarah Aspden and Casey Blaser
Wedding Venue – Wequasset Resort & Golf Club
Band – Beantown Band
Bride Dress – Paloma Blanca, Kleinfeld
Bridesmaids Dresses – Amsale
Shoes – Ted Baker
Dessert – Modern Pastry, North End
Guest book – Barnstable Bat
Wequassett Wedding Photography by Cape Cod wedding photographer Eric Limon