A Tale of 2 Weddings: Classic Cape Cod and Vintage Romance

Summer 2015 was the summer of weddings at the Hayward house.  Justin and Lydia were married in June, and Jillian and Christian in September.  In one summer, my family doubled!  How lucky I am to have 2 new “children”!

As different as Justin and Jillian are, so were their weddings.  Justin and Lydia met when they were 15 years old in Chatham.  Lydia’s family also has a summer home there, so they have so many memories of summers together on the beaches of Cape Cod.  Their wedding was a perfect June day and their celebration was quintessential Cape Cod.  From the bridesmaids’ vibrant blue Lilly Pulitzer dresses, to the hydrangea bouquets, to the barnboard and nautical rope accents, their wedding was Classic Cape Cod!

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Allison Evans Photography

Jillian and Christian met in college at rival schools (Jill at BU, Christian at BC) and wanted something a little closer to Boston.  Jillian loves the vintage, shabby chic look, and Christian is an old soul that would have been right at home decades ago.  Their wedding reflected their love of all things vintage with their venue at Alden Castle, along with its dark wood panels and crystal chandeliers, blush colored garden roses and hand painted signage, reclaimed wood boards and groomsmen in black tuxedos and bow ties, their wedding was Vintage Romance.

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Colleen McCarthy for Hayward Photography

 

Here’s a taste of both weddings,  from Classic Cape Cod…

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography, Dress: Amsale from Vows Bridal Outlet

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography, Location: Eastward Ho! Country Club

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography, Flowers: New England Gardens

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography, Dresses: Lilly Pulitzer

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography,  Flowers: New England Gardens

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography, Flowers: New England Gardens

 

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Cake: Delicious Desserts, Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

 

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

 

To Vintage Romance…

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Dress: Allure from Vows Bridal Outlet

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography

 

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Dresses: J. Crew

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson, Cake: I Dream of Jeanne

 

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography

 

I absolutely LOVED both!  And here’s my growing family!

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Photography by: Allison Evans of Hayward Photography

 

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography

 

Lydia and Jillian each had a very special “something old”.  Lydia wore her great, great grandmothers vintage lace fingertip veil, also worn by her mom and her aunt.  Simply beautiful and timeless!

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Photography by: Allison Evans Photography

 

The lace around Jillian’s bouquet was actually the lace cuffs from my wedding gown.  Jillian also cut down my wedding gown to cocktail length and wore it for her Rehearsal Dinner!  How honored I was that she chose to make these touches her “something old”.

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Photography by: Colleen McCarthy of Hayward Photography, Flowers: Lucinda Larson

 

 

A Very Special Thanks to Jillian & Lydia’s Vendors:

Lydia’s Photography: Allison Evans Photography, Cambridge, MA

Lydia’s Gown: Amsale from Vow’s Bridal Outlet, Watertown, MA

Lydia’s Bridesmaid Dresses: Lilly Pulitzer

Lydia’s Flowers: New England Gardens, S. Harwich, MA

Lydia’s Venue: Eastward Ho! Country Club, Chatham, MA

Jillian’s Photography: Colleen McCarthy for Hayward Photography, Milton, MA

Jillian’s Gown: Allure from Vow’s Bridal Outlet, Watertown, MA

Jillian’s Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Jillian’s Flowers: Lucinda Larson Flowers, Milton, MA

Jillian’s Venue: Alden Castle, Brookline, MA

Jillian’s Table Numbers: Amaretto on Etsy.com

Jillian’s “Mr. & Mrs.” Signs: Willow Road Designs on Etsy.com

 

 

Comments

  1. Avatar Karen Gregg says:

    Knowing both children, I loved this blog. Both celebrations look fantastic. Beautiful people with good taste! My one question….where did the mother of the bride and groom get her dresses?

    • Thanks, Karen! I love Nordstrom and thanks to their personal shoppers, it was painless!!
      And shopping for 2 at once made it twice as easy!

  2. Avatar Jean Leone says:

    Thank you for sharing two very special days Susan! As different as they were they were both exquisite! Much happiness to Justin and Lydia and Jillian and Christian

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