Josh and Bryan had a simple, nautical, classic wedding with personal details galore. They started their day with hot shaves at a local barber shop, followed by a champagne toast with their closest friends. With matching custom suits made by Blank Label Boston, their wedding day look was pure perfection. After a picture-perfect first look on the water, the two read their personalized vows under a historical gazebo in the heart of Common Park in Salem, MA. Their ballroom reception was decorated with custom monogramed wine bottles and included choreographed entrances!
“Bryan and I are a great mix of active, quirky and passionate. Bryan balances my crazy while I get to bring out his fiery side. It’s never a dull moment from dancing in the kitchen to the never ending trips, which is great for keeping the relationship new. We always keep it interesting. Our wedding day was fun and exciting through and through. We wanted to keep people engaged and partying, so we made sure the excitement and surprises never stopped. We like to think of it as casual elegance with a twist. It all really came down to comfort without compromising fashion. A heavy tux with a warm September day just was not going to work for us so we made it our own. Fun, interesting, custom and well fitted, but comfortable and light! Everything was absolutely amazing, but watching the same day edit that allowed both our guests and us alike see a different perspective on the day was priceless. It was beautiful! Bryan and I always have our hands in some sort of project so of course we had a few do it ourself ideas. All of the guest favors, name tags, and table numbers, were hand written wine glasses that included the guest name, twine wrapped stem, green bow, and a homemade wine charm with the table assignment. Bryan of course designed and created all of the wine bottle labels for the table numbers. Knowing why everyone was there and that we were celebrating our marriage was really a highlight for us, but the unique 3D image of us and our dogs as a cake topper, coupled with our choreographed first dance and mother son dances don’t hurt either! What was most unique for us was really in the atmosphere. We tried to keep the party going. Making sure every part of our moments included our guests. We really wanted to make sure they were never on the outside looking in. And again having a drone to get aerial footage of Salem was a grand bonus. It was all very easy if I had to say anything. Nothing was forced or pretentious. The banter from our speeches were welcomed and fun, our guests were consistently in party mode. It was just like having a week day dinner with friends.We received a piece of advice from one of our friends to “at the height of it all stand back and just watch for 30 seconds”, and it was magical. The pairings and groups that came together at our wedding were unforgettably magical. The love and fun we saw in everyone was breathtaking and moving. It was honestly one of the best pieces of advice we had received throughout the entire experience.” – Josh