Mike and Bethany were married over Memorial Day weekend in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where the bride grew up. While the wedding itself wasn’t on the beach, the venue was a short drive from the sun and sand, and the couple took advantage of the location for photos and also incorporated lots of beach details into the décor – which proves that you can have a beach wedding without subjecting your guests to sand in their shoes! Growing up next to the ocean, Bethany wanted to include as many reminders of the sea in their wedding as possible. They chose the perfect location – both the ceremony and the reception were held at the Captain Linnell House, a mansion dating back to 1840, which was built by Captain Ebeneezer Linnell for his bride, and is full of small details that hint at its nautical past.
Unique ideas: Instead of traditional floral centerpieces, the couple chose candles nestled in fishbowls full of sand, shells and silver dollars, accented with a mirror base. This was perfect for bringing in a bit of the beach inside the historic house and shows that you don’t need to have flowers in your centerpieces!
Steal this idea: I love the fun mailbox for cards!
My favorite detail: I’m a sucker for historic homes – the venue is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder it’s a popular wedding venue (and restaurant) now!
Bride’s favorite moment: “The first dance with Mike!”
Groom’s favorite moment: “Surprising Bethany with an a cappella rendition of ‘Build me up, Buttercup’ by the groomsmen and me.”
Best wishes, Mike & Bethany!