Seaside Wedding With “American Summer” Vibes

From the editors at Style Me Pretty…

We might be in the thick of winter, but really, what better time to dream of the perfect summertime wedding? Designed with an old-school, Americana vibe, Melissa and Chris made sure their seaside affair was as classic as apple pie (literally) serving apple pie flavored cake and blueberry pie shooters. Elena Wolfe photographed, NST Pictures filmed and the gallery awaits with so much more.

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From the couple…

We wanted our wedding to feel like a very fun, relaxed summer party. We knew we wanted to get married at our parents’ house because that is where we got engaged and also where Chris met my parents for the first time.

We love the homemade/ American summer feel and made sweet details like our cake toppers and embroidered welcome sign.

We were inspired by the water and air and wanted it to feel peaceful and elegant, put together but simple at the same time.

It took us forever to find a photo booth, I called so many vendors and I finally found one near us that we loved! It was a VW van from the 60’s that was converted into a unique photo booth. It fit perfectly with our summer beach wedding vibe.

We had an apple-pie flavored cake with pie crust crumbles from Momofuku Milk bar in New York. My sister was so nice to pick it up for us and our caterer had blueberry pie shooters.

We love the vintage feel for our wedding as well and I loved drawing inspiration from classic American summers and memories from spending time at my grandma’s beach cottage nearby. My caterer, Inspired Catering (who has been friends with my dad since childhood), found mismatched vintage champagne glasses for our day and gave us the extra ones as a gift! I found mismatched lace table runners, and our caterer added greenery and florals to go on top.

Our florist, Mar Floral, understood our vision perfectly and was so understanding. Every time I sent a new picture, she knew what we wanted. She put succulents everywhere including the bouquet and boutonnieres (and we still have some saved!). I wanted the flowers to look like they were just picked from someone’s backyard garden.

My bouquet was a tribute to my grandparents (and my photographer Elena added a beautiful pink ribbon to hold my grandparents’ charms).


Cinematography NST Pictures // Wedding Planning Peony Events // Wedding Cake Momufuku Milk Bar // Photobooth Photo Booth Planet // Photography Elena Wolfe Photography // Catering Inspired Catering // Floral Design Mar Floral // DJ David Leonard // Wedding Dress BHLDN // Photography – Assistance Colleen Macmillan



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