Their ceremony was held on the shores of the Sound; a string trio played as guests enjoyed the view of the water and the boat house in the distance. Otis, the couple’s personable French bulldog, the “flower dog,” walked down the aisle with a garland of flowers around his neck.
Jeff picked up on acoustic guitar where the trio left off, a sunset performance that delighted the guests.
Caitlin and Matt made an energetic entrance to “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys. Then they shared a first dance to “Colour My World,” by Boston; the asked Matt’s parents to join because it was also their wedding song 37 years ago.
Caitlin did an unbelievable job with the details! It was a beach club inspired twist with vintage touches: ceremony and menus with fonts reminiscent of late 19th Century steamboats on the Mississippi.
One of my brilliant bloggers recently recommended plaid inspiration at a wedding and she was so right! The tables were overlaid with royal and light blue tartans. The floral centerpieces had amazing texture, blues, whites and pale greens. Tall arrangements of cut branches alternated at tables and each had a lifeguard stand as a table number.
The place card was written on a sailboat and all of them were displayed in a box of sand and sea glass.
A photo booth, box of cigars and decadent multi-flavored cupcake displayed rounded out the delights. Instead of a wedding cake, Caitlin and Matt cut a giant cupcake.
Caitlin looked as if she’d stepped out of the 20’s, lovely with her blonde hair drawn into a bun and elaborate twist at the nape of her neck and a v-backed gown. She wore a birdcage veil most of the night.
The groomsmen wore tuxes and pale blue and periwinkle ties. The bridesmaids wore periwinkle dresses and the flower girls were in pale blue to match.
It was such a pleasure to visit this gorgeous area of Connecticut at the Inn at Longshore. Thanks for inviting us to celebrate your wedding!
Photos by Bruce Plotkin Photography