As a wedding planner, every love story brings its own unique charm, and Gabriella and Hugh’s journey to ‘happily ever after’ was a testament to the magic of coastal romance. From the moment Gabriella reached out with her dream of an “out-of-this-world” tent design, I knew their celebration at the family Cape House in Truro, MA, was destined to be something truly special.
The venue, nestled on the Outer Cape, provided the perfect backdrop for a coastal tented wedding that would be etched in the memories of all who attended. The clear top tent, adorned with twinkling lights, transformed into a celestial haven as the sun set over the Atlantic. However, the true star of the evening was the breathtaking floral ceiling installation, accompanied by rattan pendant lights, creating an atmosphere that was lush, candlelit, and undeniably romantic.
Gabriella’s vision extended beyond the tent, embracing chic white lounge furniture and velvet evergreen napkins that added a touch of elegance to the coastal setting. The result was a venue that felt like a greenhouse, a sanctuary where guests were enveloped in the beauty of nature and the warmth of love.
The ceremony unfolded on the family lawn, overlooking the vast expanse of the ocean. Against this breathtaking backdrop, Gabriella and Hugh exchanged vows, surrounded by the love and support of their closest friends and family.
As the evening progressed, guests were treated to an oyster bar by Island Creek Oysters, a nod to the Cape’s coastal treasures. Food stations, inspired by both Cape Cod and Maryland—Hugh’s home state—offered a delectable fusion that satisfied the culinary cravings of all attendees. The sleek curved bar, serving as the focal point of the evening, showcased the couple’s commitment to sophistication and style.
Champagne, Gabriella’s favorite drink, took center stage throughout the celebration. From the bridesmaids’ champagne-colored dresses to the striking champagne wall that served as the backdrop to the bar, every detail celebrated this effervescent elixir. Guests were greeted with a champagne pour, initiating a night of toasts and joyous celebration.
In a playful and unexpected touch, white crocs were displayed in a vintage car, offering a fun alternative to dancing flip flops. This thoughtful detail not only added a touch of whimsy but also ensured that guests could dance the night away in comfort.
As the evening came to a close, an espresso cart and a pizza cart arrived to feed guests on their way out, providing a perfect ending to an unforgettable celebration. Gabriella and Hugh’s coastal tented wedding was more than a union of two souls—it was a sensory journey, a celebration of love, and a testament to the power of envisioning a dream and bringing it to life in the most enchanting way possible.
- Family Favorite Crepe Cake from Lady M Bakery
- Personalized Signaged with Family Faces
- Private First Dance on the dock
- Crocs as dancing shoes
- Venue: Family home in Truro, MA on Cape Cod
- Photography: Arielle Doneson Photography
- Guest Count: 90
- Time of Year: End of September