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Ocean Wedding

Cape Cod’s natural beauty and a historic mansion frame a perfect seaside wedding

Photo by Kelly Hike

The couple’s idyllic Cape weekend began on Friday with golf at Ocean Edge for the groom’s party. Other guests had plenty of time to explore the Lower Cape’s local attractions, whether wandering along Route 6A’s storied antique shops and art galleries or relaxing at one of the many beaches nearby.

Friday evening featured an informal potluck dinner for all the guests followed by a casual, cozy bonfire on the beach, complete with s’mores (an Ocean Edge signature) and drinks. Says Dan, “We decided we wanted to have everybody together. We didn’t want the bridal party to go off by themselves. This gave everyone time to sit, talk and be together.” Kathleen adds, “It was simple, casual, and fun.”

Cape Cod’s natural beauty and a historic mansion frame a perfect seaside wedding

Photo by Kelly Hike

On the day of the wedding ceremony and reception, Spinner, who relishes in the styling and décor design process, brought the couple’s vision to life. As Spinner describes, “Dan was very traditional, and I loved that Kathleen had a little bit of a modern edge. They wanted a Cape Cod feel, but they did not want a nautical look. The result was the perfect mix between guests feeling like they’re on Cape Cod and a classic, formal evening.”

The details of the day had a personal and romantic flair reminiscent of the polished English manor style of the setting. The groomsmen wore full-dress tuxedos. Elegant in monochrome hues of black, white, and grey, they contrasted with the soft pastel palette of the bride and her attendants. The pale pink, light blue, and delicate whites found in the bride’s bouquet of peonies, hydrangeas, and roses were echoed in the dresses, flowers, and table settings.

The bride wore a Liancarlo gown of exquisite white lace, handmade lace and pearl earrings, a pearl necklace inherited from her Nana, and her “something blue,” a sapphire and diamond bracelet that was a surprise wedding day gift from her husband-to-be. Recalls Kathleen, “Dan usually isn’t good at keeping secrets, but he somehow managed to keep this from me. It was the first of many times I cried that day.”

Amanda Wastrom is a frequent contributor to Cape Cod Life Publications.



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