A New England Nautical Wedding

A childhood vacation spot turned gorgeous wedding ceremony and reception – that’s what today’s New England nautical wedding is all about! With picturesque views, a sentimental ceremony and a clam bake, this wedding is a must see. Scroll down to keep reading about this lovely couple and their dreamy wedding day.

Bride and Groom on Boat | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

The Perfect Location

The bride’s family had vacationed in Cape Cod for a number of years, so when it came time to choose a wedding location, this place definitely struck a cord. The couple was even able to rent the exact house her family vacationed at to use for their wedding day. Because they had also traveled there together, the spot held a special place in both of their hearts and was the perfect venue for their big day.

New England Coast | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Many locations around town were sentimental to the bride and groom, so they traveled around to some of their favorite historic spots to take wedding portraits.

Bride and Groom Outside of Grocery | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Delicate Dress Details

The bride and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day together, with the bridesmaids in matching robes and the bride herself in white.

Bride With Bridesmaids | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Bride Getting Ready | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

The bride wore her hair in loose waves and was a classic beauty in a gorgeous dress with a lace overlay. Her bouquet was filled with soft colors and gorgeous greenery – very fitting for their New England nautical wedding.

Bride With Bouquet | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

A Sweet First Look and a Sentimental Ceremony

The bride and groom’s first look was just as enchanting as the rest of their wedding day. They met in a clearing overlooking the bay and posed for a few photos as they greeted each other before they were married.

Bride and Groom Outside | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Bride and Groom Holding Hands | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Friends and family gathered in the yard of the private residence to watch the couple exchange vows. The ceremony was more sentimental than normal as the bride’s brother officiated the wedding.

First Kiss | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Tables Inspired By the Cape

The tablescapes at this New England wedding were inspired by different places around Cape Cod – including Chatham and Martha’s Vineyard. Wooden boxes filled with florals and greenery were the perfect centerpieces for this lovely wedding.

Wedding Reception Table | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Martha's Vineyard Table Sign | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Nautical Details

New England is the perfect place for a nautical wedding because maritime details are everywhere you look – from the bottle openers at the bar to the restaurant signage.

Anchor Bottle Opener | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Lobster & Crab Sign | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

A New England Style Feast

A New England party isn’t complete without a clam bake! Guests feasted on traditional New England fare like lobster, corn and locally made ice cream.

Lobster Dinner | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

Four Seas Ice Cream | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

The wedding cake was nothing short of elegant. A simple three-tiered cake with elegant details was topped with fresh flowers and made a statement on their cake table.

Wedding Cake | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

An Extended Wedding Weekend

The California couple decided that instead of taking a honeymoon that they would rent the private residence for two weeks and combine the wedding and honeymoon into one – the perfect way to make their wedding weekend last a little bit longer.

Bride and Groom By The Water | A New England Nautical Wedding | Kate Aspen

 Vendors

Photographer: Heidi Kirn Photography | Culinary: Calmbakes Etc

Are you planning your own nautical wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Planning!


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