Beach Wedding on the East CoastJuly 17, 2013 | Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery
Stephanie and Taylor met when they were just 15 years old. And although they went to different colleges, they still managed to see each other just about every weekend. They got engaged last May on the West Coast and were married this June on the East Coast. True to themselves and their traditional style, they chose to marry at the lovely Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. This beautiful coastal park features a 70 ft. tall lighthouse, built in the 1840′s, as well as a restored, historic carousel. Their photos and wedding stationery reflect their simple, clean and uncomplicated wedding style–so lovely. Enjoy.
Wedding Style: Simple Beach
Wedding Colors: Navy and Green
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lighthouse Point Park New Haven, CT
Did the location have special significance?
The wedding location reminded us of Martha’s Vineyard. We have a family home there in which we love to visit as much as possible. Save the date photos were from a park in Trumbull, CT, our home town, which had a beautiful lake.
What were some highlights from your big day?
The photographer and the DJ are husband and wife and work for the same company. The DJ was amazing and I felt comfortable knowing the photographer was getting everything I wanted–it made me so happy. The weather was beautiful … Having our families under one roof was perfect and meant everything to us both … My dress and shoes fit me perfectly–Jack Rogers for me and the bridesmaids … And finally, the most simple, beautiful dress with buttons down the whole back.
What advice are you glad you took?
Take in every second of the wedding from beginning to end and not to let small things bother you i.e. the curling iron caught on fire … the limo didn’t start … my dress wasn’t clipped right inside … There were a few more things but they are things we can laugh at now! Never sweat the small stuff!
What advice do you wish you would have taken?
Eat! I wish I had gotten to eat the good food and the cake! I was bummed I was not able to eat more.
On their Save the Date: “We wanted to have two photos on our magnet and the magnet we chose was simple and perfect. Our Thank you note, I think, says everything about our wedding. We were able to have one photo on the front which was us in front of the beautiful lighthouse on a perfect blue sky day. It was again, simple and perfect. Everyone loved them.” Stephanie
On their wedding style: “I am a simple person, I do not like tons of words or clutter so when I found the save the date, invitation, and thank you cards it showed our simple, traditional, yet beautiful style.” Stephanie
What advice would you like to give?
Enjoy each second, even if something goes wrong–it’s still the greatest day of your life. Take everything and live it. It only happens once!
What was the best part of the whole wedding day?
Dancing with my husband and watching both of our families smile and have a good time
Shouts of Praise
VIP Events, LLC. Janie has an eye for wedding photography. I was comfortable with her there and knew I could relax and have a good time without needing to worry about if the photographer was getting good shots! She got everything I wanted and she really was amazing. I would recommend her to anyone. She made our special day perfect.
MagnetStreet was perfect. There were so many designs to choose from and each one had special qualities. There were so many good ones to choose from. I had one problem, e-mailed and received a message back within 12 hours. I used MagnetStreet for save the dates, invitations, and thank you cards.
Congratulations Stephanie and Taylor! Thank you for letting us share your big day with all of us! We wish you both every happiness in the world.