A Decade of Love: An Intimate Oyster Harbors Celebration

In the world of weddings, some celebrations are not just about the union of two souls but also about a journey that spans a decade of love. Suzanne and Peter’s story is a testament to the endurance of their commitment, culminating in an intimate affair at Suzanne’s family home on the private island of Oyster Harbors in Osterville, Cape Cod.

The setting was nothing short of enchanting—a private island that whispered tales of family history and love, a place where Suzanne had grown up surrounded by the beauty of Cape Cod. With an intimate guest list of 28, comprised of immediate family and their beloved dog, Nugmeg, the celebration exuded warmth, authenticity, and the joy of a love that had stood the test of time.

The weekend kicked off at the Wianno Club, where the entire guest list gathered for Cape Codders and a delightful meal at a long table adorned with chinoiserie vases filled with light blue hydrangea and lemons—a prelude to the intimate magic that awaited.

The wedding day began with a ceremony at a small local church, a place that held deep significance for Suzanne as it was where she had grown up. Surrounded by the familiar faces of family and friends, Suzanne and Peter exchanged vows, marking the start of a new chapter in their journey together.

Following the heartfelt ceremony, guests were invited to the family home for a cocktail hour and reception. The table, a masterpiece of elegance and sophistication, featured gold-rimmed china, crystal glassware, and navy velvet napkins—a carefully curated setting that epitomized an elevated private home affair for early fall.

The catering team, traveling all the way from The Berkshires to Cape Cod, served a gourmet four-course meal that delighted the senses. Desserts, baked by their talented pastry chef, added a sweet touch to the celebration. However, the crowning glory was the wedding cake—an almond rocca masterpiece that left guests raving. It was a culinary journey that mirrored the richness of Suzanne and Peter’s love story.

Nugmeg, the four-legged family member, was not just a guest but a cherished part of the celebration. Her presence graced the cocktail napkins, a charming detail that added a touch of whimsy to the affair.

As the night unfolded under the Cape Cod sky, Suzanne and Peter’s intimate celebration echoed with laughter, heartfelt toasts, and the joy of a love that had weathered a decade of storms. Their wedding was not just an event; it was a reflection of a love that had grown, evolved, and stood the test of time—a celebration that will be etched in their hearts and the shores of Oyster Harbors for years to come.

Personal Touches:

  • Nutmeg on their napkins
  • Hand selected wines based on family favorites
  • Map of Cape Cod on envelope liner
  • Peter’s Kids as Maid of Honor and Best Man
  • Personalized Prayer from The Vatican

The Facts:

  • Venue: Private Home on Oyster Harbors
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Wianno Club
  • Photography: Lena Mirisola Photography
  • Catering: Marketplace Kitchen
  • Guest Count: 28
  • Time of Year: Early October

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