Katie & Geordie had a beautiful oceanfront wedding on a sunny day. The ceremony and reception were held at a Summer home that has been in Geordie’s family for generations, overlooking a quiet bay in Annisquam.
The views from their Annisquam property were outstanding! A perfect spot for their intimate wedding….
Watching the groom and his groomsmen try to figure out how to tie a bowtie was certainly a sight to behold 😉
The bride with her sweet family (Katie’s sister was her maid of honor)
The mother of groom stealin’ a kiss from her son
Beautiful bouquet + beautiful bling!
Working in the wedding industry I see a LOT of pretty wedding dresses, but Katie’s custom-made dress was one of my all time favorite bridal gowns. I loved the light pink shade along with the intricate lace and beading details. She made such a stunning bride.
As you can see from Geordie’s awestruck response during their “first look,” he agrees! 😉
This bridal party went back and forth from serious to smiles, all naturals in front of the camera!
The vibrant and unique color scheme – between the bridal party wardrobe and gorgeous floral arrangements by Celia’s Flower Studio – was to die for!
Loving on Katie & Geordie’s future bundle of joy 🙂
The girls’ flower crowns (handmade by Elle Starzec and Lisa Blanchard) & jewelry (handmade by Courtney Voss) were lovely additions to the ensembles.
Geordie & his groomsmen were quite the fun crew…
Golf experts and all 😉
No lack of personality or creativity in this group…
candid moments heading to the ceremony…
(keep scrolling for the Groom’s explanation behind all of the laughter mid-ceremony)
officially husband and wife!
dance partner switch!
Their wedding band, Four Guys in Tuxes was awesome!
Clambake Etc. catered the event with a fresh seafood smorgasbord!
Wedding dress | custom made by Diana Gay- Costume Designer
Hair | Blake Clendenin/NYC
Bracelets | handmade by Courtney Voss, Evans, GA
Flowers | Celia’s Flower Studio
Flower Crowns | handmade by Elle Starzec and Lisa Blanchard
Ceremony & Reception venue | Quarry House 8 Mechanics Place
Catering | Clambake Etc.
Cake | Cakes 4 Occasions
Band | Four Guys in Tuxes
Questions for the Bride & Groom
(answered by the Groom!)
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
While my day had some great memories, such as hitting golf balls into the bay with my groomsmen, saying my vows with Katie, trying to figure out how to tie bow ties, and really the entire wedding itself, I would say the most memorial part of the day was seeing Katie for the first time. Katie had been extremely secretive about how she would look and what her dress looked like for the past 5 months. When I saw her for the first time, I was in awe about how great she looked. That is by far the most memorable moment of the wedding day for me.
What was your favorite detail?
My favorite detail about the wedding was probably the location itself. I had been going to the house which we have been wed at my entire life, so for us to get married there was extra special for me. The week before, the weather forecast was raining and about 65 degrees, so for it to be a clear, sunny, beautiful day was completely unexpected.
My second place detail was the atmosphere of the wedding. Everybody was having a great time experiencing the Clam Bake (most people were not from New England), the drinks were flowing, people were mingling, and the band kept people on the dance floor all night. I honestly could not think of a way that our wedding could have been any more special.
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
My advice, first and foremost, would be take the wedding pictures before the ceremony! I know that this strays a bit away from the tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding ceremony, but Brianna did a great job working with Katie and me on this request. Our reasoning is to take pictures before the wedding is so directly after the ceremony, we could go straight into mingling with all of our guests. Of course, both of our families wanted to take a ton of pictures with us after getting married, but it significantly increased the time that we could be having fun with all of our guests.
My second piece of advice is to feed guests early! Katie and I have been at a few weddings where the guests all got hungry (or thirsty) so they all got a bit grumpy. That is a bad way to start a wedding. Because of this, we decided to make sure there was food that people could grab and eat right away. Keep the guests happy and you will have a great time!
Lastly, gentlemen, trust your future wife on the wedding planning!!! I almost did nothing and I had a few questions about her ideas. All of the things which she did and I was not sure about ended up working out perfectly. The ladies know what they are doing with the wedding, so if they have and idea which you are not sure about, give it a try!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
I have a few funny memories which stood out from the wedding. The funniest thing to me was when we were saying the vows, I said “I do” waaaaaay too early. Mona, the person wedding us, said “Do you take Katie to be your wedded wife” and I immediately said “I do” instead of waiting for her to say the “to forever cherish, till death do us part, blahblahblah” part. Everybody had a good laugh at that, and I felt like it loosened up the atmosphere for the entire wedding as well.
The second funniest memory was trying to figure out how to tie a bow tie with my groomsmen. For those of you who do not know how to tie a bow tie, learning how to tie it is almost impossible. It took me and my groomsmen over an hour how to tie it, with me being the only person to actually figure it out (probably because of my 4 hours of failed attempts on the plane ride over). We were all concerned that we would have to do the “walk of shame” to the wedding with our bow ties untied. The whole situation was quite comical.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
This might be a bit of a lame answer, but if I could do this all over again, I would not have changed a thing. Even though the night had a few hiccups and a few bumps in the road, I feel that these bumps (such as me saying “I do” way too early) added a positive to the overall experience. If there is any way that our wedding could last 2 days, that would be great. That way, I could have better interactions with everybody at the wedding.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Katie and I have not gone on our honeymoon yet. We both just got new jobs, so we decided to push it out until next year. We have plans to either go to Hawaii, an all inclusive resort on a Caribbean island, or go to the west coast of Mexico for a week. I am really looking forward to our honeymoon!!!!