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

 

 

Welcome, 2015! “I do”!!

What a year 2015 will be for the Hayward house!  We will be adding 2 new members to our family – our son, Justin, will be marrying Lydia, his childhood sweetheart, in a summer wedding on Cape Cod.  And good things come in two’s – our daughter, Jillian, will be heading home from San Diego, with her fiancé, Christian,  for a fall wedding in the Boston area.

As different as my children are, so will be their weddings!  Justin and Lydia will be having a traditional, beachy, Cape Cod affair, hoping for a beautiful day to take advantage of our Chatham ocean views.  Jillian and Christian, on the other hand, will be looking forward to a “vintage, rustic” wedding in a beautifully restored “castle”.

I don’t want to give away any secrets from the future brides and grooms to be, so instead I thought I would put together some ideas of beach and vintage themed weddings!

 

For the beach inspired wedding, here are some ideas.  Simple tablescapes using natural elements and soft colors are always winners for a summer wedding.

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Justin and Lydia

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Colin Cowie Weddings

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Confetti Daydreams

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Laddiez

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For the vintage inspired wedding, you may want to try one of these.  Soft, pastel colors, “shabby chic” pieces, and lots of candles will help to create that vintage, rustic feel.

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Jillian and Christian

 

Alden Castle

Alden Castle

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The Perfect Palette

 

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Elizabeth Anne Designs

 

Wed Me Pretty

Wed Me Pretty

 

Midwest Living

Midwest Living

 

Intimate Weddings

Intimate Weddings

 

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Belle the Magazine

 

2015 will be a blissfully busy year full of wedding planning and events.  I’m so excited for the new additions to our family!  What’s new for you in 2015?  Any weddings in your future?  I’d love to feature some of your ideas!