Phoebe + Matt, Private Residence, Gloucester, MA

Phoebe and Matt were married on Labor Day weekend. They live in Connecticut but love Gloucester and wanted to have a fun, laid back, beach destination location for their wedding day.  So they rented a house overlooking the beach and did just that!

They have to be one of the most laid back, cool and calm clients I’ve ever worked with because their plan was to get married outside, without a rain plan (gasp), well, at least for me.  The pessimistic planner told them all the reasons this wasn’t an ideal plan but they assured me that they were ok with it…rain or shine!  Lucky for them they had the most beautiful day.  Sunny with a gorgeous breeze off the beach. I mean it seriously couldn’t have been more perfect.

Their style completely reflected them, comfortable and casual. But that doesn’t mean it was easy! It was a great deal of DIY so they spent the week prepping,  such as stringing lights over the patio, accepting mid-week deliveries and bringing in all their own beverages. And of course we picked up where they left off the day of the wedding.

Before ceremony, guests gathered on the patio for cocktails while soaking up the end of the beautiful summer day.  Once the ceremony began, they moved down to the backyard lawn overlooking the ocean. Phoebe and her dad walk down, the long rock formed stairway, as their family and friends stood by their side.  Phoebe and Matt were lucky enough to be married by a close friend which was comforting and meaningful.

Phoebe looked gorgeous. Ethereal, graceful and stunning!  Being a beach wedding didn’t mean her dress had to be. However, she did change her dress to something a bit more casual once the sunset!

Following ceremony guests returned to the patio for cocktail hour where they enjoyed, impressive and delicious, chartruitery trays designed by Phoebe’s mom and aunt as well as an oyster bar, a nod to the beach wedding.  After cocktail hour Roxy’s Grilled Cheese food truck arrived for dinner.  Once everyone had dinner, Phoebe’s brother gave the sweetest toast bringing most everyone to tears, and Phoebe and Matt’s cake cutting and first dance.  Cake was cut and placed out for all to take while dancing the night away under the stars and a fire was lit for s’more to end out the night.

We absolutely loved Phoebe and Matt and their wedding day!




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Event Coordination: The Day Of

Location: Private Residence in Gloucester, MA

Photographer: Paula Gabriel Beltz. Instagram: @pb_creations

Raw Bar : Island Creek Oyster Co.

Food Truck: Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

Staffing: A Happy Hostess

Rentals: Be Our Guest

Florist: Celia’s Flower Studio

Hair and Make Up: Beauty Entourage