Deb was married on 6.18.11 to T.J. on the water at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, MA. They had over 250 guests in attendance.
What was the inspiration for your wedding? Cape Cod. My fiancé’s family summer on the Cape. We love being outside, at the beach and enjoying a nice relaxing summer. We wanted everyone to experience why we love the Cape so much.
Give us three words to describe your wedding? Amazing, best time of my life, humorous…..obviously Deb had a hard time sticking to just 3!
What is important to you on your big day, except for marrying your fiancé? The Party of course! And our guests. We want everyone to have a good time. We want a big fun party with delicious food and drink.
You purchased your bridesmaid dresses from Flair. Tell me why you selected your dresses? We were in Flair in October of last year. I knew that I wanted strapless and a dress above the knee that had a Capey feel. I fell in love with Coren Moore’s Nolan dress. The girls could easily wear it again, it is short, has pockets and is adorable. Plus the dress was available in the hydrangea blue color that I love – Riviera Blue.
Was it easy to pick out your bridesmaid dress? I had an amazing time at Flair. Stacey was my consultant, she was energetic, bubbly – we were two peas in a pod. And Lindsay was super helpful. She answered all the questions that I had about sizing for one of my bridesmaids who had a baby.
Share your secrets with brides who are still hunting for the perfect bridesmaid dress? Make sure to decide on what you would like first, but still be open to suggestions. Do your research. All of the designers have great websites. Visit the sites, narrow down your choice to the style and type you love. This is super important, as it will make your appointment time run much more smoothly. Bring no more than 4 of your most trusted advisers to the appointment. They will help you get to a decision quickly.
What did you enjoy most about planning your wedding? Dress shopping of course! Kenneth Pool was my designer for my bridal gown, I tried it on last summer in NY and fell in love, then eventually bought it from the only place in MA that carries him, Christina’s in Andover. I loved looking for and finding my dress and bridesmaid dresses. It was also a HUGE relief when we found our venue, then we could move forward with the rest of the details.
What was your favorite part of your BIG day? My favorite moment(s) were during cocktail hour (and the reception, too)–talking to everyone and looking around at all of our friends and family that were there to celebrate with us.
Words of wisdom for all those brides planning a wedding?
I have a few words of wisdom that I learned along the way: If you’re looking to get married in the “high” season (anytime other than winter, basically), book way in advance (at least 10 months for most in-demand places, i.e. the Cape).
Have a contingency plan–you may not need it, but make sure there’s an alternative (for EVERYTHING) due to inclimate weather (if you’re getting married outside or want to do pictures outside); know all of the details about what will be changed, substituted, etc.
Lastly, let your guests enjoy all that Boston/Cape Cod/New England has to offer…incorporate the local “flair” into your wedding (favors, centerpieces, invitations, maps/things to do, etc.). Your guests that aren’t from the area will love learning more about your favorite spot!
Where did you Honeymoon? Our honeymoon was AWESOME! Greece for about a week (Athens, Santorini, Crete), Turkey for about a week (Istanbul and Antalya–southern “turquoise” coast) and Italy for a week (Amalfi coast, Capri, Rome). We had 3 weeks to travel and wanted to enjoy a mix of relaxation (Santorini!) and sightseeing (Rome, Athens)
Deb & T.J.’s Vendors:
Bridal Gown: Christina’s (Andover)
Wedding Planner: Tangorra Wedding Planning (Boston)
Florist: Patrice Milley (Cape Cod)
Cake: Lisa at Delicious Desserts (Cape Cod)
Band: Business Time (Boston)
Photographer:Areti Bratsis (Foxborough)
Welcome baskets: Jen from Pink Polka Dot (Cape Cod)
Instrumentalists at ceremony: Cello Duo (Cape Cod)
Happily Ever After!
Congratulations to Deb and T.J. it was a pleasure working with your bridal party!! The photographs are absolutely gorgeous!! So happy to help with your perfect day!
Lindsay & Stacey
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